Northern Dynasty is Responsibly Developing the Pebble Project in Alaska, one of the Largest Undeveloped Copper and Gold Resources in the World; Ron Thiessen, President and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Ron Thiessen, President and CEO of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE American: NAK) that they own one of the world’s largest, undeveloped, copper and gold resources, called the Pebble Project in Alaska. Pebble is one of the greatest stores of mineral wealth ever discovered, with a current resource estimate of 6.5 billion tonnes, in the measured and indicated categories, containing 57 billion lbs. copper, 71 million ounces gold, 3.4 billion lbs. molybdenum and 345 million ounces silver; and 4.5 billion tonnes in the inferred category, containing 25 billion lbs. copper, 36 million ounces gold, 2.2 billion lbs. molybdenum and 170 million ounces silver. Palladium and rhenium also occur in the deposit. We learned from Mr. Thiessen that they are now over two years into the permitting process and have already invested over a hundred million dollars in the process itself, for environmental engineering and socio-economic studies.
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Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM; OTCQX: TPRFF): High-Grade, Largest Colombia Underground Gold and Silver Producer with Great Exploration and Development Potential; Mike Davies, CFO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM; OTCQX: TPRFF)
is a mid-tier gold producer, with its primary focus in Colombia, where it is currently the largest underground gold and silver producer, with several mines in operation at its high-grade Segovia Operations. Gran Colombia owns approximately 57.5% of Caldas Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CGC; OTCQX: ALLXF), a Canadian mining company, currently advancing a major expansion and modernization of its underground mining operations at its Marmato Project in Colombia. Gran Colombia’s project pipeline includes its Zancudo Project in Colombia together with an approximately 20% equity interest in Gold X Mining Corp. (TSXV: GLDX) and an approximately 26% equity interest in Western Atlas Resources Inc. (TSX-V: WA). Mike Davies, CFO of Gran Colombia Gold, believes that the Company is undervalued compared to peers, and expects a re-rating as they continue to execute their strategy in this strong gold market.
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Tarku Resources Ltd (TSX-V: TKU): Project Generator, Discovering Precious and Base Metals in the Greenstone Belt, Northern Abitibi, Quebec, CA; Interview with Julien Davy, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Tarku Resources Ltd (TSX-V: TKU)
is a sustainable project generator, focused on discoveries for precious and base metals, using modern exploration techniques, in the mineral-rich Canadian landscape. The Company is currently focused on their wholly owned “3As” Gold projects, namely Apollo (Gold), Atlas (Gold-Zinc-Silver-Copper) and Admiral (Gold), located in the Matagami greenstone belt, which has been interpreted by Management as the eastern extension of the Detour Belt in Quebec. The projects' geological and structural context is interpreted as similar to the Detour Lake Gold Mine. We learned from Julien Davy, who is President and CEO of Tarku Resources, that with only 28 million shares outstanding, the Company is tightly held. Management owns 20% of the Company, and major shareholders, like institutions, funds, and other companies, hold about 52% to 53% of the stock.
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Dr. Allen Alper Interviews Joe Grosso, Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Golden Arrow Resources Corp. (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: G6A, OTCQB: GARWF), Pioneered Mining Exploration in Argentina
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Joe Grosso, Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: G6A, OTCQB: GARWF), that the Company, led by the Grosso Group, pioneered mining exploration in Argentina, where they discovered the world-class Gualcamayo project, put in production by Yamana Gold, the world-class Navidad silver deposit, now held by Pan American Silver, and the Chinchillas Mine, currently in production, with SSR Mining Inc. Today, Golden Arrow is actively exploring a portfolio that includes a new epithermal gold project in Argentina, a district-scale frontier gold opportunity in Paraguay, a base-metal project in the heart of a leading mining district in Chile and more than 180,000 hectares of properties in Argentina. We are in progress of doing an advanced level of geological exploration to find several potential new discoveries sought by major producers.
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Dr Allen Alper Interviews Mark Selby, Chairman, CEO and Director of Canada Nickel Company Inc. (TSX-V: CNC)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Canada Nickel Company Inc. (TSX-V:CNC)
is a new mineral resource company focused on their 100% owned flagship, Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide Project, in the heart of the prolific Timmins-Cochrane mining camp. We learned from Mark Selby, Chairman, CEO and Director of Canada Nickel Company, they are going to advance it, aggressively, through to a PEA/scoping study, by the end of this year, and then roll right into a feasibility study, which they expect to be completed by the end of 2021. We learned from Mr. Selby, Canada Nickel is advancing the next generation of nickel-cobalt sulphide projects, to deliver nickel and cobalt required to feed the high-growth electric vehicle and stainless steel markets. Canada Nickel Company has applied in multiple jurisdictions to trademark the terms NetZero NickelTM, NetZero CobaltTM, NetZero IronTM and is pursuing the development of processes to allow the production of net zero carbon nickel, cobalt, and iron products.
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Altus Strategies Plc (AIM: ALS & TSX-V: ALTS): Successful Royalty and Project Generator Focused on Africa with 1Moz, a Strong Portfolio and Pipeline and La Mancha as a Strategic Investor; Steve Poulton, Chief Executive interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Altus Strategies Plc (AIM: ALS & TSX-V: ALTS)
is a royalty and project generator focused on Africa. Altus's differentiated approach of generating royalties on its own discoveries, as well as through financings and acquisitions with third parties, has attracted key institutional investor backing including from La Mancha who own 35% of the Company, alongside the Board with a holding of 20%. We learned from Steve Poulton, who is a co-founder and CEO of Altus Strategies, that they offer a diverse portfolio of various stages precious and base metals assets and royalties in Mali, Cameroon, Morocco, Ethiopia, and Cote d'Ivoire. We learned from Mr. Poulton, that the Company is in an aggressive growth phase, and provides shareholders with diversification of jurisdictional risk from geopolitical events, as well as commodity risk. According to Mr. Poulton, Altus Strategies is a way for shareholders to gain exposure to a great deal of upside from discoveries, as well as the potential for long-term royalty income streams, all in the one listed vehicle.
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Rafaella Resources Limited (ASX: RFR): Fast Tracking Tungsten Production, a Strategic Critical Material in Spain, Targeting Cash Flows in 1H 2021: Steven Turner, Managing Director Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Steven Turner, Managing Director of Rafaella Resources Limited (ASX:RFR), that they are focused on fast-tracking their wholly-owned Santa Comba tungsten project and are targeting cash flows in 1H 2021. Santa Comba is a past producer, with a well understood resource, great infrastructure, close to deep water ports, which makes the cost of getting back into production quick and very low. In March, Rafaella Resources completed a 9,000 meter drilling campaign to convert their five million tonne inferred resource into over six million tonnes of measured and indicated. In addition, the Company's estimate of additional near surface mineralization yet to be drilled out, is up to 46 million tonnes.
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Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU, OTCQB: AUIAF, Frankfurt: 20Q): A Successful Team Exploring an Extensive Precious Metals-Rich Belt in Ecuador; Dr. Richard Spencer, President Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU, OTCQB: AUIAF, Frankfurt: 20Q)
is a mineral exploration company engaged in the identification, evaluation, acquisition and exploration of mineral property interests, with a focus on precious metals and copper in South America. Its flagship asset, The Lost Cities – Cutucu Project, is located in the Jurassic Metallogenic Belt, in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range of southeastern Ecuador. We learned from Dr. Richard Spencer:, President and Director of Aurania Resources, that Aurania's Management, who owns 50% of the Company, was involved in the discovery of several, now producing, gold and copper mines, located along-trend of Aurania’s concession block. Near-term plans include exploration drilling, mapping, sampling, LiDAR interpretation, and heliborne geophysics programs, at four very strong gold, copper, and silver targets.
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Golden Goliath (TSX.V: GNG): Well-Financed, Experienced Team, Exploring in the Gold-Rich Red Lake District, Ontario, Canada; Interview with Paul Sorbara, President & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Paul Sorbara, President, CEO, and Director Golden Goliath (TSX.V: GNG). They have a gold property named Kwai in the Red Lake District of Ontario. They just raised two and a half million dollars for drilling planned to start in September. Golden Goliath has a very experienced Management Team. They are well-financed, with money for exploration, a good drill target, and a good property in a great jurisdiction. As the price of gold continues to rise, this is a great junior mining gold company to follow.
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Kogi Iron Limited (ASX: KFE): A Unique Investment Opportunity for Building an Iron Ore to Cast Steel Plant in Kogi State, Nigeria; Interview with David Turvey, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Kogi Iron Limited (ASX: KFE)
intends to build a cast steel plant on the Agbaja Plateau in Kogi State, Nigeria. The project will supply a cast steel feedstock to steel manufacturing and product fabricators in Nigeria and overseas. We learned from David Turvey, Managing Director of Kogi Iron that based on their large iron ore resource, they are creating a vertically integrated, import replacement, iron ore and steel project for the domestic market in Nigeria. We learned from Mr. Turvey, that they have successfully completed proof of concept of steel production at the laboratory scale, and now they are talking with potential customers, and raising funds to support a feasibility study in the production of steel billet. According to Mr. Turvey, Kogi Iron is unique because it will be the first domestic steel producer for the growing Nigeria's economy.
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Dr. Allen Alper Interviews Dale Wallster, CEO, President & Director of Southern Empire Resources (TSX-V: SMP; Frankfurt 5RE)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


The SMP Team, Including Ron Netolitzky, Have an Outstanding Track Record

Metals News, spoke with Dale Wallster, CEO & Director of Southern Empire Resources Corp. (TSX-V: SMP; Frankfurt: 5RE), a prospector and geologist, with over 40 years’ experience in mineral deposit exploration and development. Dale and his Team, including Ron Netolitzky, 2015 Canadian Hall of Fame inductee, have a history of important mineral deposit discoveries and a strong track record of capital market achievements.

Southern Empire has two high-grade, oxide gold projects in the southwestern USA; Oro Cruz in California and Eastgate in Nevada. Both projects have strong historical results and planned drill programs.
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Nomad Royalty (TSX: NSR): New Company, Founded by an Experienced Successful Team, Excellent Globally Diversified Precious Metals Portfolio; Vincent Metcalfe, Founder and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Vincent Metcalfe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Nomad Royalty (TSX: NSR), has a new TSX listed royalty company, and his team has experience buying streams and portfolios. Nomad has 10 assets. Five of them are in production. Nomad’s globally diversified portfolio is 100% precious metals. 77% of the value is in gold and 23% is in silver. Nomad believes that it is a benefit to have various assets in different jurisdictions. Their goal is to limit volatility, by having multiple assets and to limit exposure to development and operational costs, by having multiple assets in production. Nomad is a new company with a fresh team that is energized and motivated to give younger investors a strong alternative to Bit Coin and marijuana stocks. With gold prices and stock prices soaring, investors should give Nomad Royalty serious consideration.
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QMX Gold Corp. (TSX: V: QMX): Successfully Exploring, Extensive Property Position in Val d’Or Mining Camp, Abitibi District of Quebec, Brad Humphrey, President & CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


QMX Gold Corporation (TSX:V:QMX)
is systematically exploring its extensive property position in the Val d’Or Mining Camp in the Abitibi District of Quebec. QMX Gold is currently drilling in the Val d’Or East portion of its land package, focused on the Bonnefond Deposit and in the Bourlamaque Batholith. We learned from Brad Humphrey, President and CEO of QMX Gold, that since 2017, they have completed over 90,000m of drilling, supporting a reinterpreted geological model, and making multiple discoveries and confirming expansion potential on known gold showings. In addition, drilling on Bonnefond South led to maiden NI 43-101 resource release, in July 2019, and expansion drilling is underway, with update anticipated by very early September. In 2020, QMX Gold has planned more than 35,000 meters of drilling. We learned from Mr. Humphrey that the Company has a strong balance sheet, with around 10 million in cash, and a number of key strategic shareholders. In addition to its extensive land package, QMX Gold owns the, strategically located, Aurbel gold mill and tailings facility.
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Western Magnesium Corporation (TSXV: WMG; Frankfurt-M1V; OTCQB: MLYF): Bringing Magnesium Production Back into the USA; Interview with Sam Ataya, Executive President, CEO and Paul Sauve, VP of Operations
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Western Magnesium Corporation (TSXV: WMG; Frankfurt-M1V; OTCQB: MLYF) plans to be a low-cost producer of green, primary magnesium metal, a strategic commodity prized for its strength and lightweight qualities, using a new environmentally friendly, cost and energy efficient technology, called continuous silicothermic process. We learned from Sam Ataya, Executive President, CEO and Director of Western Magnesium, and from Paul Sauve, the Company's Vice President of Operations that the Company's focus is bringing magnesium production back into the United States, targeting industries, such as the auto, aerospace, airline, electric car batteries, US government and the DOD. We learned from Mr. Ataya and Mr. Sauve that their proprietary technology is scalable, and price competitive with the world's largest magnesium producer, China. Currently, Western Magnesium is building an advanced commercial pilot plant in British Columbia, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020, and produce metal by first quarter of 2021.
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Lumina Gold Corp. (TSXV: LUM, OTCQX: LMGDF): Exploring and Developing, the Largest Primary Gold Deposit in Ecuador. Interview with Scott Hicks, VP of Corporate Development & Communications
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Lumina Gold Corp. (TSXV: LUM, OTCQX: LMGDF)
is a precious and base metals exploration and development company focused on the Cangrejos Gold-Copper Project, the largest primary gold deposit in Ecuador. We learned from Scott Hicks, VP of Corporate Development and Communications of Lumina Gold, that they envision a 25 year mine life, with a large-scale open pit mine, producing about 80,000 tonnes per day, plus about 50 million pounds a year of copper by-products. The revenue mix for the asset is about 80% gold and 20% copper. The project, located in El Oro Province, Southwest Ecuador, is right near a deep sea port, and is blessed with very good infrastructure. Management's plan for Lumina Gold, is to sell the Company, which was part of the reason they spun out the other assets into a new Company called Luminex Resources (TSXV:LR, OTC:LUMIF).
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Tietto Minerals (TIE.ASX), Expanding a 2.2-Million-Ounce Gold Resource in the Abujar, Cote d'Ivoire; Dr. Caigen Wang, Managing Director Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


This is Dr. Allen Alper, Editor-in-Chief of Metals News, interviewing Dr. Caigen Wang, Managing Director of Tietto Minerals (TIE.ASX), who has a 2.2-million-ounce gold resource in the Abujar, Cote d'Ivoire project in the central west of Ivory Coast. The Company has been rerated because of a major increase in the resource and grade that was based on September 2019 drill results. They recently concluded a ~50,000 meter diamond drill program that will be used for the September 2020 Mineral Resource update. Watch for more news and results from Tietto Minerals, as they have just announced a 45,000m diamond and 25,000m aircore program for the next twelve months.
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Dr. Allen Alper Interviews Pini Althaus, CEO of USA Rare Earth LLC: Planning to be the First Mine to Magnet Operation Outside of China
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Pini Althaus, who is CEO of USA Rare Earth LLC., tells us that USA Rare Earth LLC. Pre-IPO, with facilities based in the USA, plans to be the first Mine-to-Magnet operation outside of China. The Round Top deposit has lithium and 16 of the 17 rare earths (REE’s), with a high concentration of heavy rare earths like Dysprosium and Terbium. Pini plans to make USA Rare Earths the second largest lithium producer in the United States by 2023. In April they acquired the only sintered neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) permanent magnet manufacturing plant in the Americas (formerly owned by Hitachi), located in North Carolina. The goal is to bring the magnet plant back into full operation, within the next 12 months. USA Rare Earth has a top-rated team, with vast experience in REE’s and magnet production. Watch USA Rare Earth for more exciting developments.
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Sable Resources Ltd. (TSXV: SAE): Developing a Large Portfolio of Highly Prospective Greenfield Projects to Resource Stage, in Mexico, Argentina, and Peru; Dr Ruben Padilla Interviewed.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Dr. Ruben Padilla, President and CEO of Sable Resources Ltd. (TSXV: SAE), that Sable is a well-funded junior grassroots explorer, focused on the discovery of new precious metal projects, through systematic exploration in endowed terranes, located in favorable, established mining jurisdictions. Sable's main focus is developing its large portfolio of new greenfields projects, located in the Province of San Juan in Argentina, Mexico, and Peru, to resource stage. We learned from Dr. Padilla that in Argentina Sable is actively exploring the drill-ready Don Julio cluster of targets and is advancing the El Fierro project to drill stage, both projects located in San Juan Province. We also learned that in Mexico, Sable has an impressive regional program (1.16Mha in mineral application, 39,000ha titled) incorporating the Margarita, Vinata North, Vinata South, and El Escarpe projects; and one Project in Ayacucho, Peru. According to Dr. Padilla, the Company is in a position to drill multiple targets per year for the next few years, increasing the chances of economic discoveries.
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Dr. Allen Alper Interviews Andrew Davidson, Founder, President and CEO Royal Helium Ltd. (TSXV: RHC): Has Over 400,000 Acres of Prospective Helium Land in Southern Saskatchewan
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Royal Helium Ltd. (TSXV: RHC)
has over 400,000 acres of prospective helium land in southern Saskatchewan. All of Royal’s lands are in close vicinity to highways, roads, cities and importantly, close to existing oil and gas infrastructure, with a significant portion of its land in close proximity to existing helium producing locations. We learned from Andrew Davidson, who is Founder, President and CEO of Royal Helium, that they are the only publicly traded helium exploration company, focused on helium production in Canada. After very successful seismic and airborne mag surveys, the Company is currently looking for funding of their first drilling program, scheduled for fall 2020. Initially they plan three to five wells, two or three-thousand-meter-deep and, if successful, that will be followed up with more aggressive drilling and additional seismic and airborne mag exploration programs. With stable, rising prices and limited, non-renewable sources for helium worldwide, Royal intends to become a leading North American producer of this high value commodity.
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Dr. Allen Alper Interviews Michael McNeilly, CEO of Metal Tiger PLC (AIM: MTR): Focused on Project Investments and Equity Investments in the Natural Resources Sector
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Michael McNeilly, CEO of Metal Tiger PLC (AIM: MTR) introduced us to his business. Metal Tiger is an AIM (London Stock Exchange) quoted investing company, focused on the natural resource sector. Metal Tiger has a portfolio of investments in development and exploration stage mining companies, with a current focus on precious and base metals, with a strong focus on copper, gold and silver. They hold 3 significant net smelter revenue (NSR) royalties.
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