KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM): A Leading Global Supplier of Passive Electronic Components, Interview with Per Loof, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of passive electronic components, offers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. KEMET's vision is to be the preferred supplier of electronic component solutions for customers demanding the highest standards of quality, delivery and service. We learned from Per Loof, CEO of KEMET, that they do many of their manufacturing activities in places like China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Mexico, and in the U.S. KEMET's major component is capacitors but they also make inductors, filters, suppressors and sensors of various types. According to Mr. Loof, they supply about 95% of all dielectrics. We learned from Mr. Loof that KEMET is known for its innovations and needs to stay in the forefront of technology. They are the market leader in conflict-free tantalum and, in particular, the newer organic polymer capacitor field. Mr. Loof is especially proud to be supplying one of the Formula One competitors, as well as the new Orion space vehicle that is currently being made. The company employs about 16,000 people globally. Its annual revenues are approximately 1.2 billion USD and they make about 1,400 pieces every second.
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White Rock Minerals (ASX: WRM): In possession of a globally significant zinc and silver VMS Project in Alaska, and a Gold-Silver Project in Northern NSW Australia, Interview with Matthew Gill, Managing Director and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


White Rock Minerals (ASX: WRM) is an Australian minerals exploration and development company with projects located in northern NSW and central Alaska. White Rock’s cornerstone asset is the Mt Carrington epithermal gold-silver project in northern NSW. Their other asset is the advanced VMS Red Mountain project in Alaska with high grade zinc and silver in two deposits. We learned from Matthew Gill, who is Managing Director and CEO of White Rock Minerals that Mt Carrington is an advanced stage project with about 50% gold 50% silver, with a definitive feasibility study, currently in progress and an approved mining lease. According to Mr. Gill, the project already has a finance proposal from a private equity group in New York called Cartesian, one of White Rock's largest shareholders, who would like to fund the construction of the mine. As far as the Red Mountain project, it is a globally significant zinc and silver project, recently acquired by White Rock that is already able to stand shoulder-to- shoulder with other ASX-listed peers in the zinc space.
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General Moly, Inc. (NYSE MKT and TSX: GMO): Mt. Hope Project in Nevada, One of the World's Largest and Highest Grade Molybdenum Deposits, Bruce Hansen, CEO and CFO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


General Moly, Inc. (NYSE MKT and TSX: GMO), is a U.S.-based molybdenum mineral development, exploration and mining company with an 80% interest in the Mt. Hope project located in central Nevada, which is considered one of the world's largest and highest grade molybdenum deposits. Combined with the Company's wholly-owned Liberty project, a molybdenum and copper property also located in central Nevada, General Moly's goal is to become the largest pure-play primary molybdenum producer in the world. We learned from Bruce Hansen, who is CEO and also CFO of General Moly, that the Mt. Hope project is on the lower end of the primary producer cost curve and has already attracted large strategic players in the steel industry. The Liberty project is an excellent follow-on asset that will produce about half the amount of moly as compared to the Mt. Hope project and will also produce by-product copper. Plans for 2018 include finalizing all required permits for the Mt. Hope project. According to Mr. Hansen, the moly market is improving over the long term and General Moly is the go-to story in the moly space.
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Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSX.V – KBLT): Acquiring Physical Cobalt, Focused Portfolio of Streams, Royalties and Direct Interests in Mineral Properties Containing Cobalt, Anthony Milewski, Chairman and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSX.V – KBLT) is a minerals company that offers pure-play exposure to cobalt, an integral element in key technologies of the electric vehicle and battery energy storage markets. Cobalt 27 intends to acquire and hold physical cobalt, as well as manage and grow a cobalt-focused portfolio of streams, royalties and direct interests in mineral properties containing cobalt. We learned from Anthony Milewski, Chairman, CEO and director of Cobalt 27, that they are the single largest holder of physical Cobalt metal outside of the Chinese government stockpile. Their market cap today is around $240 million and they are underpinned by 2160 metric tons of Cobalt. In 2017/2018 Cobalt 27 Capital is actively reviewing a number of opportunities in the streaming and royalty space. According to Mr. Milewski, if you believe in electric vehicles you might want to own the basic materials and relative to other mining stock Cobalt 27 is a low risk way to play the beta.
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U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU): Advancing High Potential Gold Projects in Nevada and Wyoming in a Major Gold System, Interview with Edward Karr, President, CEO and Chairman
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU) is a U.S.-focused gold exploration and development company, advancing high potential projects in Nevada and Wyoming. We learned from Edward Karr, President, CEO and Chairman of U.S. Gold Corp., that their development asset is called Copper King, and located just outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Copper King has an historic, preliminary-economic-assessment that shows a real robust resource of about 1.1 million measured, indicated, inferred ounces of gold, and 300 million pounds measured, indicated, inferred pounds of copper. In Nevada, U.S. Gold Corp. has another flagship asset, called Keystone. Keystone has been identified and consolidated by legendary Nevada geologist Dave Mathewson, who also has put together a scout drilling program, which showed that there is a major gold system on the property and in the district.
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Pine Point Mining Limited (TSXV: ZINC): Past Producing Zinc Mine, PEA Shows Robust Economics, Low CAPEX, and IRR of 34.5%, Interview with Jamie Levy, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Pine Point Mining Limited (TSXV: ZINC) acquired a 100% interest in the past producing Pine Point lead-zinc project in December, 2016. Since that time, a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) on the project, showing a robust mining operation, which over a 13-year mine life, would have an after-tax net present value of $C210.5 million and internal rate of return of 34.5%, with a payback of 1.8 years. We learned from Jamie Levy, President and CEO of Pine Point Mining, that the deposits occur over a 70-kilometer strike length with great infrastructure and a huge exploration upside. Plans for fall and winter 2017/2018 include some gravity geophysics work around the old Pine Point town site followed by drilling, with the aim of starting the feasibility study as soon as possible and fast tracking the permitting process. Mr. Levy believes zinc is one of the better commodities out there, it's the fourth most consumed metal in the world, after copper, aluminum, and iron.
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Interview with Don Baxter, President and CEO of Alabama Graphite Corporation: The Most advanced Battery Grade Graphite Project in USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Alabama Graphite Corp. (TSX-V: CSPG; OTCQB: CSPGF; FRANKFURT: 1AG) is a Canadian-based flake graphite development company, as well as an aspiring battery materials production and technology company. The Company operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Alabama Graphite Company Inc. (a company registered in the state of Alabama). With the only completely battery-focused flake graphite project in the contiguous USA, Alabama Graphite intends to become the first producing American graphite mine this century — and to become a reliable, long-term leading US supplier of specialty high-purity graphite for the growing green-energy Lithium-ion battery markets. We learned from Don Baxter, President and CEO of Alabama Graphite Corporation, that the only significant future demand for flake graphite is for battery-ready graphite materials, and that's what the company is focused on. According to Mr. Baxter, graphite demand is only projected to increase for battery graphite, and you need to have the requisite expertise to process the material. Companies interested in the batteries made by Alabama Graphite include some Department of Defense contractors, who are mandated to use products made and sourced in the contiguous USA whenever possible. No other company out there can offer that, which puts Alabama Graphite in a uniquely strong position.
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TriMetals Mining Inc. (TSX: TMI, US OTCQX: TMIAF): Exploration and Development of the Large-Scale Near Surface, Gold Springs Gold-Silver Project in Mining Friendly Nevada and Utah, Interview with, Ralph Fitch, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


TriMetals Mining Inc. (TSX: TMI, US OTCQX: TMIAF) is a growth focused, mineral exploration company, creating value through the exploration and development of the near surface, Gold Springs gold-silver project in mining friendly Nevada and Utah in the U.S.A. Ralph Fitch, President and CEO of TriMetals Mining is an exploration geologist, with over 50 years of international exploration management and field experience. He is excited about the last season's drill results, especially at the Jumbo Trend that has significant growth potential. The new drilling campaign is currently under way with the results expected at the end of the month. Another project, coming into focus for TriMetals Mining, thanks to the firming copper prices, is the Escalones copper-gold porphyry project in Chile that holds six and a half billion pounds of copper equivalent 43-101 based resource, and has lots of potential to expand.
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Pasinex Resources Limited (CSE: PSE; FSE: PNX): Doubled Zinc Production and Well Positioned for Growth, Interview with Steve Williams, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Pasinex Resources Limited (CSE: PSE; FSE: PNX) and Joint Venture partner Akmetal, are currently producing high-grade zinc from their mine called Pinargozu, in the province of Adana, south-central Turkey. We learned from Steve Williams, President and CEO of Pasinex Resources, that since they expanded the mine last year, they have been able to double their production, which brought them to 160 metric tons per day. As a result, their revenues and profitability significantly increased. Plans for 2017/2018 include ongoing underground mine-development and exploration at the mine site. According to Mr. Williams, Pasinex is a growth story and Zinc is going to be well positioned near term.
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LiCo Energy Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LIC, OTCQB: WCTXF): A Lithium and Cobalt Exploration Company, in Chile, Ontario, Canada, and Nevada, Tim Fernback, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Tim Fernback, President and CEO of LiCo Energy Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LIC, OTCQB: WCTXF) that they are a lithium and cobalt exploration company, with properties and operations in Chile, Ontario, Canada, and Nevada. The company's properties are all situated in strategic locations, with proven resources. The plan is to improve those properties by way of exploration, and then eventually partner with a larger company to take up the extraction of the metal. We learned from Mr. Fernback that LiCo Energy recently purchased a cobalt property in Ontario from Glencore that includes an off-take agreement at prevailing market prices. According to Mr. Fernback, LiCo Energy has the potential for explosive growth in terms of the enterprise value of the company, as they prove out their properties.
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Joseph Grosso, Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Golden Arrow Resources (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: GAC, WKN: A0B6XQ, OTCQB: GARWF): A Pioneer in the Development of Argentina Mining
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: GAC, WKN: A0B6XQ, OTCQB: GARWF) is an exploration company earning production income. The company has a successful track record of creating value by making precious and base metal discoveries and advancing them into exceptional deposits. Golden Arrow owns a 25% share of Puna Operations Inc., a joint venture operated by SSR Mining, with more than 8 years of forecast production and upside potential at the Pirquitas -Chinchillas silver mining project. We learned from Joseph Grosso, Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Golden Arrow Resources, that he has been the pioneer in Argentina at a very early stage in 1993 and now holds close to 500,000 acres of a lease land, and has made three discoveries. According to Mr. Grosso, the 25% that Golden Arrow owns in Puna Operation has an income potential, for decades to come, and he feels that their shareholders will be drawing great values from this income.
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Ian Ball, President/CEO of Abitibi Royalties Inc. (TSX-V: RZZ): A Growing Royalty Company with Three Percent Royalty on the eastern part of Canada's Largest Gold Mine, the Canadian Malartic Mine, Operated by Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Ian Ball, President/CEO of Abitibi Royalties Inc. (TSX-V: RZZ) that his company is focused on the royalties space. Their main asset is a three percent royalty on the eastern part of the Canadian Malartic Mine, which is operated by Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold in the province of Quebec and is Canada's largest gold mine. The areas where Abitibi Royalties has a royalty are set to begin production starting next year. According to Mr. Ball, they expect that the royalty income will start to increase from 2018 into 2019, with the biggest asset called Odyssey - currently in the exploration phase - showing some very impressive drill results and continuing to be the key driver for the company's shareholders.
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Rick Rule to headline Colombia Gold Symposium 2017
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Medellin, Colombia - Rick Rule of Sprott Asset Management is the keynote speaker at the 2017 Colombia Gold and Copper Symposium taking place on November 14th and 15th at the Hotel San Fernando Plaza in Medellin, Colombia. The Colombia Gold and Copper Symposium is rapidly establishing itself as a must-attend event for participants in the mining and exploration sectors in Latin America interested in the gold and copper potential of the northern Andean region.
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Metro Mining Ltd (ASX: MMI): An Australian Bauxite Exploration and Mining Company, Offtake Secured and Attractive, Interview with Simon Finnis, Managing Director and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Metro Mining Ltd (ASX: MMI) is a Brisbane based, Australian exploration and development company, whose flagship project, the Bauxite Hills Mine, located 95 kilometres north of Weipa, is the largest independent bauxite project within the internationally acclaimed Weipa Bauxite Region. We learned from Simon Finnis, Managing Director and CEO of Metro Mining, that they have a 144 million tonne resource, containing 92 million tonnes of direct shipping bauxite ore. The ore is sent straight to the refineries in China, where it is used in making alumina which is used to make aluminium. According to Mr. Finnis the construction of the project is scheduled to be completed at the end of the year, and they expect their first shipment in April 2018.
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Patrick Mutz, Managing Director of Image Resources NL (ASX: IMA) Has a Binding Off-Take Contract for its Australian High-Grade, High-Value Heavy Minerals Projects
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Image Resources NL (ASX: IMA) is an advanced exploration company located in Australia. It is currently focused on the development of its 100%-owned, flagship Boonanarring and Atlas projects with high-grade, high-value mineral resources. We learned from Patrick Mutz, Managing Director of Image Resources, that the projects are located in a well-established infrastructure area, with no shortage of skilled workforce. From the standpoint of heavy minerals content, the Boonanarring project is arguably the highest grade, high-zircon, undeveloped mineral sand project in Australia and potentially elsewhere. Zircon is one of the four products that will be made from the mining of the Boonanarring deposit, and it represents 65 to 70% of total revenue. In 2016, Image Resources acquired a wet-concentrate plant and the majority of associated equipment, required to process ore at Boonanarring into a heavy mineral concentrate (HMC). The company has a binding off-take contract for 100% of the HMC for the life of the project. According to Mr. Mutz the company plans to be moving into production in 2018.
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Fission Uranium Corp (TSX: FCU) (OTCQX: FCUUF) (FRANKFURT: 2FU), Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist Interview: High-Grade Low-Cost 108 Million Pounds
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Fission Uranium Corp (TSX: FCU) (OTCQX: FCUUF)(FRANKFURT: 2FU) is a Canadian based resource company engaged in the strategic exploration and development of the award-winning Patterson Lake South uranium project, host to the near-surface, high-grade Triple R deposit - part of the largest mineralized trend in the Athabasca Basin region. As we know from our previous interviews with Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist of Fission Uranium, in addition to being high grade the Triple R deposit is open pittable, which is its main advantage and one of the reasons it has won many awards. The deposit itself is about 108 million pounds with grades ranging from a little under 2% to 20%, and three quarters of the resource is indicated. There are also three additional, high-grade zones that have not yet been added to the resource estimate. As well as continued exploration, the company is progressing pre-feasibility work, which will be followed by feasibility study and production.
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AuRico Metals Inc. (TSX: AMI): A Mining Development and Precious Metals Royalty Company with the Advanced Stage Past Producing Kemess Project in British Columbia, Interview with John Miniotis, VP of Corporate Development
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


AuRico Metals Inc. (TSX: AMI) is a mining development and precious metals royalty company that is combining high-quality, cash-flowing precious metals royalties, with an advanced-stage Canadian development project. AuRico's producing royalty assets include a 1.5% NSR on the Young-Davidson Gold Mine, a 0.25% NSR on the Williams mine at Hemlo, and a 0.5% NSR on the Eagle River mine – all located in Ontario, Canada, plus a 2% NSR on the Fosterville Mine, located in Victoria, Australia. AuRico Metals holds a 100% interest in the Kemess property in British Columbia, Canada. The Kemess property hosts the feasibility-stage Kemess Underground Gold-Copper project, the Kemess East exploration project, and the infrastructure pertaining to the past producing Kemess South mine. We learned from John Miniotis, VP of Corporate Development of AuRico Metals, the existing infrastructure in place at Kemess has an estimated replacement value of Cdn$1 billion and includes a 50,000 ton-per-day processing plant, power lines, roads, admin buildings, etc. The company has already received its Environmental Assessment certificate and signed an Impact Benefits Agreement with the three local First Nations on the Kemess Underground project. According to the feasibility study, the Kemess Underground project has a 12-year mine life with a production rate of over 200,000 ounces a year of gold equivalent at very attractive cash costs of about $718 per ounce.
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International Lithium Corp. (TSX-V: ILC}: Argentinian Lithium Brine Project, Vertically Integrated Joint Venture with Ganfeng Lithium, One of the Top Five Lithium Producers in the World, Interview with Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


International Lithium Corp. (TSX-V: ILC) is a lithium resource developer with a diversified global portfolio of lithium assets who's current focus is the Mariana lithium brine project located in Argentina within the renowned South American “Lithium Belt” that is the host to the vast majority of global lithium resources, reserves and production. We learned from Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman of International Lithium, that the Mariana lithium brine project is a vertically integrated joint venture with Ganfeng Lithium, one of the top five lithium producers in the world. According to Mr. Klip, International Lithium projects in Argentina, Canada and Ireland show impressive results, and the stockholders will benefit from its experienced technical team, from the company's deep financial connections, from it's capable joint venture partners, and from a diverse portfolio consisting of both hard rock lithium spodumene projects and lithium brine “salar” projects in different parts of the world.
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Bruce Reid, President and CEO, Bunker Hill Mining Inc (CSE: BNKR) with a Proven Track Record: Developing the Largest Zinc-Lead-Silver Deposit in the Americas
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Bunker Hill Mining Incorporated (formerly Liberty Silver Corp (CSE: LSL) is uniquely positioned to re-develop the largest Zinc-Lead-Silver deposit in the Americas not in production, located in the Silver Valley, Idaho USA. We learned from Bruce Reid, President and CEO of Bunker Hill Mining that they are in the process of acquiring the past producing Bunker Hill Mine and changing their name to Bunker Hill Mining. According to Mr. Reid, who has a great deal of experience in developing projects and getting them to production, Bunker Hill is easily the largest and most important project he'll ever work on. At the time it was shut down there were 60 million tons of historical resource still in the ground and the company is currently focusing on one of the most promising zones on the property. Near term plans include financing and underground drilling to complete a 43-101 resource on the Quill Zone. After that they expect to design the mine plan for the first 18 to 22 years and make a number of repairs.
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Glenn J. Mullan, Chairman, President, and CEO of Golden Valley Mines and President of PDAC: Successful Prospect Generator
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Golden Valley Mines Ltd. (TSX- V:GZZ) is a junior exploration company whose original and continued core exploration focus is the Abitibi Greenstone Belt “Grassroots Exploration Project”. The project consists of a series of distinct properties, located in the economically significant and historically prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada. We learned from Glenn J. Mullan, Chairman, President, and CEO of Golden Valley Mines, as well as President of PDAC, that the board and the management of the company are all shareholders, with >25% of the shares held by insiders. Golden Valley's main assets are the shares it holds in other public companies, plus multiple joint ventures, several partnerships with other companies, who in each case have the obligation to fund exploration. According to Mr. Mullan, Golden Valley utilizes a prospector's business model, to own shares, royalties, properties, and not dilute its’ own shareholders.
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