Ioneer Ltd (ASX: INR): Lead by a Proven Successful Team, becoming a Globally Significant, Long-Life, Low-Cost Source of Lithium and Boron with a Sustainable Future; James Calaway, Executive Chairman Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Metals News, interviews James Calaway, Executive Chairman Ioneer Ltd (ASX: INR), a world leader in the lithium space. Ioneer is an emerging US lithium–boron producer and the 100% owner of the Rhyolite Ridge, Lithium-Boron Project, located in Nevada, USA, the only known lithium-boron deposit in North America and one of only two known such deposits in the world. On January 21st, 2021 Ioneer announced that its metallurgy and process engineering team successfully converted lithium carbonate, produced at its pilot plant, into battery grade lithium hydroxide, a key milestone in Ioneer’s lithium hydroxide development path. Ioneer assembled a team of world-class partners, like Fluor, Kemetco, Emerson, and Dupont. Ioneer Ltd. is expected to become a globally significant, long-life, low-cost source of lithium and boron, vital to a sustainable future
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AbraPlata Resource Corp. (TSX-V: ABRA): Very Well-Funded District Scale Silver-Gold Advanced-Stage Exploration Company; Interview with John Miniotis, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


AbraPlata Resource Corp. (TSX-V: ABRA)
is a very well-funded silver-gold focused advanced-stage exploration company. We own 100% of the Diablillos project, which is located in a very mining-friendly province in Argentina, called Salta. Diablillos has a large existing resource base, totalling over 140Moz on a silver-equivalent basis, all in the Indicated category. The existing resource base is entirely within oxides, and is located close to surface, so we expect this will be quite a straightforward open pit operation down the road.
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Nighthawk Gold Corp. (TSX: NHK, OTCQX: MIMZF): Gold Exploration Company with a District-Scale Land Position in a Rich Greenstone Belt, Northwest Territories, CA: Suzette Ramcharan, VP of Corporate Development Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Nighthawk Gold Corp. (TSX: NHK, OTCQX: MIMZF)
is a Canadian-based gold exploration company, with 100% ownership of a district-scale land position, within the Indin Lake Greenstone Belt, located approximately 200 km north of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, a Tier-1 mining jurisdiction. Nighthawk has advanced its flagship asset Colomac, outlining a robust project with current Indicated Resources of 25.89 Mt, with an average grade of 2.01 g/t Au for 1.67 Moz of gold and Inferred Resources of 5.71 Mt, with an average grade of 2.03 g/t Au for 0.37 Moz of gold. We learned from Suzette Ramcharan, VP of Corporate Development of Nighthawk Gold, that over the next two years, the Company will look to conduct aggressive exploration, in an effort to grow the global resource base substantially. According to Suzette Ramcharan, the Company has great relationships with the indigenous communities and with government. Nighthawk Gold is a revitalized Company, with a well-rounded, enhanced team, with an aggressive vision, and a good supportive shareholder base.
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Adriatic Metals Plc (ASX:ADT, LSE:ADT1): Owns the World-Class, Very High-Grade Vares Silver Project, in Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Raska zinc Deposit in Serbia; Paul Cronin, Managing Director & CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Adriatic Metals Plc (ASX:ADT, LSE:ADT1)
is a precious and base metals explorer and developer that owns the world-class, very high-grade Vares silver project, in Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Raska zinc deposit in Serbia, pro-mining European regions, with highly-skilled workforces as well as extensive existing infrastructure and logistics. We learned from Paul Cronin, Managing Director & CEO of Adriatic Metals, that in October 2020 they released the pre-feasibility and got all of the permits required to commence construction on the Vares project this summer.
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Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. (TSX-V: NCX): District-Scale, One of the Most Promising Copper and Gold Porphyry Deposits in Canada, Robust PEA, Low-Cost and Long Mine Life, Sam Lee, President and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. (TSX-V: NCX)
owns the district-scale North Island Project, located near Port Hardy, British Columbia. The North Island Project is one of the most promising copper and gold porphyry deposits in Canada, with the robust PEA boasting low cost and long mine life. The Company is aggressively advancing its exploration and development program in 2021. We learned from Sam Lee, President and CEO of Northisle Copper and Gold, that they are advancing into the pre-feasibility stage. Near-term plans include negotiating with BHP and First Nations for the use of historical infrastructure including the historical Island Copper pit and a foreshore lease, and also aggressive exploration drilling at the North Island Project, including the prospective Pemberton Hills target. We learned from Mr. Lee that Northisle's mission is to become Canada's leading sustainable resource company for the future, being one of the only mine development companies in the world which has put such an intense focus on the sustainability of their operations at an early stage.
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Pelangio Exploration Inc. (PX: TSX-V; OTC PINK: PGXPF): Outstanding successful team exploring large land packages on world-class gold belts in Ghana and Canada; Interview with Ingrid Hibbard, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Pelangio Exploration Inc. (PX: TSX-V; PGXPF: OTC PINK)
is exploring large land packages on world-class gold belts in Ghana and Canada, two of the world's most favorable gold jurisdictions. In Ghana, Pelangio owns three properties: the Manfo Property, which is a camp-sized project and the site of seven near-surface gold discoveries; the Obuasi Property adjacent to AngloGold Ashanti’s prolific high-grade Obuasi Mine; and the virtually unexplored Dankran property, located adjacent to the Obuasi Property, where Pelangio recently identified significant gold in soil anomalism. We learned from Ingrid Hibbard, who is President and CEO of Pelangio Exploration, that they anticipate drilling the Dankran property in several weeks. Other plans for 2021 include drilling at the Manfo Property, both for discovery and to expand the resource. In Canada, the Company is currently focused in Ontario on its Grenfell property, located 10 km from Kirkland Lake; at its Dome West property, situated some 800 meters from the Dome Mine in Timmins; and is advancing its Hailstone property in Saskatchewan.
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Cassiar Gold Corp. (TSX.V: GLDC, OTCQB: CGLCF): Multimillion Ounce Oz Potential, World-Class Team, Great Infrastructure in British Columbia; Interview with Marco Roque, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Cassiar Gold Corp. (TSX.V: GLDC, OTCQB: CGLCF)
is a Canadian gold exploration company, focused on their 100% owned Cassiar Gold Project in British Columbia. The Cassiar Gold Project is a large, advanced-stage, road-accessible, surrounded by great infrastructure, near-surface gold property, with a two-year old NI 43-101-compliant resource estimate of 1M oz at 1.43 g/t Au at the Taurus bulk-tonnage gold deposit. The Property hosts numerous gold showings, historical workings, and exploration prospects over a >15 km long and up to 10 km wide trend that extends from high-grade past-producing mines at Cassiar South, to the Taurus deposit at Cassiar North. We learned from Marco Roque, who is CEO of Cassiar Gold, that they have mine permits for substantial parts of the property and are currently preparing for the 15,000-meter drilling program, scheduled to start in Q2 of 2021, to update the bulk resource and to prove the high-grade veins.
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IsoEnergy Ltd. (TSXV: ISO; OTCQX: ISENF): Intersecting Some of the Best Grades Known in Uranium; Best Performing Uranium Stock in 2020; Interview with Keith Bodnarchuk, Corporate Development Manager
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


IsoEnergy Ltd. (TSXV: ISO; OTCQX: ISENF)
is a well-funded uranium exploration and development company, founded and supported by the team of its major shareholder, NexGen Energy Ltd. IsoEnergy recently discovered the high-grade Hurricane Zone of uranium mineralization, on its 100% owned Larocque East property, in the Eastern Athabasca Basin in Saskatchewan, Canada. We learned from Keith Bodnarchuk, who is Corporate Development Manager for IsoEnergy that 2021 will see their fifth ,aggressive exploration drilling campaign on the Hurricane zone, where they have been intersecting some of the best grades known in uranium including 74.0% U3O8 over 3.5m within 38.8% U3O8 over 7.5m during their most recent campaign. We learned from Mr. Bodnarchuk that the widening gap between the demand and supply of uranium had been building for a few years now, and with the number of recent shutdowns, due to COVID-19, the price of uranium started to go up. According to Mr. Bodnarchuk, IsoEnergy is the best performing uranium stock in 2020, and they have about $12 million in the bank.
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Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C): Developing Graphite to Supply a Future Market for Electric Vehicles; Interview with Paul Gill, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C)
is an exploration-stage company focused on the La Loutre Project in Quebec, where they are developing graphite to supply a future market for Electric Vehicles and to help facilitate the transition to the new green economy. We learned from Paul Gill, who is CEO of Lomiko Metals, that in 2019 they had a discovery, and recently announced an upcoming PEA that should be completed in summer 2021. According to Mr. Gill it is important to have a supply of graphite that's very inexpensive, high quality and aimed at the North American market.
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SPC Nickel: New Canadian Private Corporation, Exploring for Ni-Cu-PGM’s, with an Accomplished Team in the World Class Sudbury Mining Camp; Interview with Grant Mourre, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


SPC Nickel
is a new Canadian private corporation focused on exploring for Ni-Cu-PGM’s, within the world class Sudbury mining camp, in Ontario, Canada. The Company is currently exploring its key 100% owned exploration projects, Aer-Kidd and Lockerby East, both located in the heart of the historic Sudbury Mining Camp and holds an option to acquire 100% interest in the Janes project, located approximately 50 kilometres NE of Sudbury. We learned from Grant Mourre, CEO of SPC Nickel that they just raised $7.8 million and are in the process of taking the Company public in mid Q1 of 2021. According to Mr. Mourre, SPC Nickel's properties are located in one of the worlds’ best nickel camps and well positioned for the bull market for nickel moving forward.
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Kenorland Minerals Ltd (TSX.V KLD): Accomplished Team, Large Scale Exploration, Making Completely New Discoveries in Quebec and Alaska; Zach Flood, President, CEO and Founder Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Kenorland Minerals Ltd (TSX.V KLD)
currently holds three projects, where work is being completed under an earn-in agreement from third parties. The Frotet and Chicobi Projects, which are both located in Quebec, Canada, are optioned to Sumitomo Metal Mining Canada Ltd. The Chebistuan Project, also located in Quebec, is optioned to Newmont Mining. The Company also owns 100% of the advanced Tanacross porphyry Cu-Au project, as well as an option to earn up to 70% from Newmont Corporation on the Healy Project, both located in Alaska, USA. We learned from Zach Flood, President, CEO and Founder of Kenorland Minerals, that with a large land position, the Company's exploration model is to carry out large scale systematic exploration -, with initial property-wide regional geochemical surveys and then narrowing down targets to make completely new discoveries, like the bona fide high-grade greenfields discovery they made last year in Quebec. According to Mr. Flood, this year Kenorland plans to look for a new discovery in Alaska, where they have found a brand new very large-scale gold anomaly, that had never previously been recognized.
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Monarca Minerals, Inc. (TSX-V: MMN): Portfolio of Three 100% Owned Silver Projects, in a Highly Productive Belt in Mexico; Carlos Espinosa, President & CEO and Michael R. Smith, Exec VP of Exploration Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Monarca Minerals, Inc. (TSX-V: MMN)
is focused on their portfolio of three 100% owned silver projects, along a highly productive mineralized belt in Mexico, including their Tejamen deposit in the state of Durango, that has an Inferred Mineral Resource of 19.8 million tonnes, at 45.0 g/t Ag (28.7 million ounces of contained silver). The Company's second property is the polymetallic skarn/CRD and potential porphyry, San Jose Property, located in Chihuahua State. The Company's third project is the San Lucas Project, in the State of Durango. We learned from Carlos Espinosa, who is President, CEO & Director of Monarca Minerals, and Michael R. Smith, Executive VP of Exploration, that starting early March of 2021 they will be drilling at the San Jose project, to identify the potential grades of the deposit. Next, upon securing additional financing, Monarca Minerals plans to conduct drilling programs at their two other properties.
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Silver Elephant Mining Corp. (TSX: ELEF, OTC: SILEF): Developing a Resources of Over 300 Million Ounces of Silver; Interview with Joaquin Merino, VP of South American Operations, Bolivia
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Joaquin Merino, VP of South American Operations, Bolivia, for Silver Elephant Mining Corp.(TSX: ELEF, OTC: SILEF), that their shareholders own as much silver in the ground as possible. Their objective for 2021 and 2022 is to develop resources over 300 million ounces of silver, based on exploration, at four of their projects, and possibly with additional acquisitions.
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Roscan Gold Corporation (TSX-V: ROS; FSE: 2OJ; OTC: RCGCF): Well-Financed Canadian Gold Company with 4 major discoveries in 2020 in West Africa; Nana Sangmuah, President & CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Roscan Gold Corporation (TSX-V: ROS; FSE: 2OJ; OTC: RCGCF) is a well-financed Canadian gold exploration company, focused on the exploration and acquisition of gold properties in West Africa. Roscan has assembled a significant land position of 100%-owned permits around its flagship Kandiolé Project in West Mali, in an area of producing gold mines and major gold deposits.
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Battle North Gold Corporation (TSX: BNAU, OTCQX: BNAUF): Fully Funded to Commercial Production, Owns 2nd Largest Land Package in Red Lake District, Ontario, CA, George Ogilvie, President and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Battle North Gold Corporation (TSX: BNAU, OTCQX: BNAUF)
owns the significantly de-risked and shovel-ready Bateman Gold Project, located in the renowned Red Lake gold district in Ontario, Canada and controls the strategic and second largest exploration ground in the district. We learned from George Ogilvie, who is President and CEO of Battle North Gold that the project has a robust maiden feasibility study, completed last October, and it is fully funded through to commercial production towards the end of 2022. The Bateman Gold Project has more than 14,000 m of underground development and extensive infrastructure that includes a 1,800 tonne-per-day mill, a completed tailings management facility, electric power supply and substation, 248-person camp, earth-works and civil-works.
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Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM; OTCQX: TPRFF): One of the Top, Highest Grade Underground Global Gold Mines, Significant Exploration Future, Exciting Times Ahead; Mike Davies Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM; OTCQX: TPRFF)
is currently the largest underground gold and silver producer in Colombia, with several mines in operation at its high-grade Segovia Operations. Segovia is one of the top five, highest-grade, underground global gold operations, with still a significant exploration future in front of it. Last year they spun off a Company called Caldas Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CGC; OTCQX: ALLXF) to advance Marmato Project. Another spinoff called ESV Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ESV.H) is aimed to create value through the Zancudo and other projects.
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Equus Mining (ASX: EQE): Maiden Inferred Mineral Resource of 302,000 Gold Equivalent ozs at 2.5 g/t Au EQ in Southern Chile; Interview with Damien Koerber, COO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Equus Mining (ASX: EQE)
has just announced a maiden, Inferred Mineral Resource of 302,000 gold equivalent ounces at 2.5 g/t Au equivalent, at the historic past producing Taitao Pit, within the Company’s Cerro Bayo Project in Southern Chile. We learned from Damien Koerber, Chief Operating Officer of Equus Mining, that the Company has a 3-year option to acquire Cerro Bayo Project, which includes an ore-ready flotation plant (0.5Mtpa) and mine infrastructure, from Mandalay Resources, with the plan to resume production from stockpiles by early 2021. We learned, from Mr. Koerber, about their two-pronged strategy that combines brownfield resource definition and exploration of areas located near the mine infrastructure, with an aggressive greenfield exploration focus on key targets throughout the 295 square kilometer claim package. Equus Mining is very well positioned to take control of a proven gold and silver mining district, with incredible upside potential.
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Ionic Rare Earths, Limited (ASX: IXR): Developing Makuutu Rare Earths Project; a Very Large Ionic Adsorption Clay Deposit, Rich in Critical and Heavy Rare Earths, Long Life, Low- Cost and High-Value; Tim Harrison, Managing Director Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Ionic Rare Earths Limited (ASX: IXR)
currently owns 51% (earning up to a minimum of 60%) of the Makuutu Rare Earths Project, located 120 km east of Kampala in Uganda. The deposit stretches 37 km in length and has demonstrated potential for a long life, low-cost capital intensity source of critical and heavy rare earths. We learned from Tim Harrison, Managing Director of Ionic Rare Earths that they have a 2020 resource of 78.6 million tons, grading 840 PPM total rare earths, and they have been drilling and testing an area three times greater than the existing resource area. We learned from Mr. Harrison that over the course of the next four to six weeks, they forecast to complete a substantial mineral resource estimate upgrade.
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Dr. Allen Alper Discusses portfolio and plans of the Brazilian Gold Producer, Torio Mining with Co-Founders Hurdle H. “Trip” Lea III, Andre Vienna and Rene Romer
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Torio Mining
executives, Trip Lea: (Co-Founder, Co-Chairman), Andre Vienna (Co-Founder, COO) and Rene Romer (Capital Markets and Merchant Banking Advisor to Torio), lay out their portfolio and plans. The Company’s mining rights, and operating mine are located in the northern part of the State of Mato Grosso, in Brazil, right in the heart of the Alta Floresta Gold Belt, which is well-known in Brazil. Torio’s portfolio size is approximately 165,000 hectares or almost 400,000 acres. We learned from Mr. Trip Lea:, that SGS-Canada estimated, with a high degree of confidence that the ore body could contain up to 800,000-1.5 million ounces of Gold. Upon completion of the expansion of the proven resources, the Company plans to bring it into full production, with a mining partner.
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Nickel 28 Capital Corp. (TSXV: NKL): World-Class Nickel-Cobalt Mine in Production, Upside Through Royalty Portfolio; Interview with Anthony Milewski, Chairman and Justin Cochrane, President & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Nickel 28 Capital Corp. (TSXV: NKL)
, formerly Conic Metals Corp., is one of Canada’s only pure-play nickel and cobalt producers, with an 8.56% joint-venture interest in the producing, long-life and world-class Ramu Nickel-Cobalt Operation, located in Papua New Guinea. It is one of the leading nickel producers globally. In addition, Nickel 28 manages a portfolio of 13 nickel, cobalt and scandium royalties, on development and exploration projects in Canada, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Nickel and cobalt are critical elements of electric vehicles and energy storage systems. We learned from Anthony Milewski, who is Chairman of the Board, and from Justin Cochrane, who is President and CEO of Nickel 28 that they have a 1.75% NSR on the construction-ready Dumont Nickel Project, in Quebec and a 2.0% NSR on the Turnagain Nickel Project, in British Columbia that is targeting a Bankable Feasibility Study by end of 2023. Both projects are expected to go into production this cycle. We learned from Mr. Cochrane, that one of the important milestones this year is expected to be the start of 35% of Nickel 28’s attributable cash flow from the Ramu project, once the Company pays off the first tranche of their debt.
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