Interview with Kiran Patankar, President and CEO of Geologix Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: GIX}: Advanced-Stage Tepal Copper-Gold-Silver Porphyry Project in Michoacán State, Mexico
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Geologix Explorations Inc. (TSX-V: GIX) is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring, and developing promising mineral resource opportunities. The company's primary focus is its 100% owned advanced-stage Tepal Gold-Copper Porphyry Project in Michoacán State, Mexico. We learned from Kiran Patankar, President and CEO of Geologix Exploration, that the recent PEA shows an average production level of 79,000 ounces of gold over the 10-year mine life with 32 million pounds of copper, paying back capital in 2.3 years. In 2017 the company plans to continue to de-risk the project and take Tepal from the PEA stage all the way through to feasibility. According to Mr. Patankar, Geologix is blessed with a fantastic asset, talented people, a world-class board of directors and strong local partners.
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Interview with Normand Champigny, President & CEO of Sphinx Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SFX): A Canadian Mineral Exploration Company and Project Generator Operating in Quebec, Canada (PDAC Booth # 2213B)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Sphinx Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SFX) is a Canadian mineral exploration company and project generator, operating in the province of Quebec, recognized as an attractive mining jurisdiction worldwide. We learned from Normand Champigny, President & CEO of Sphinx Resources, that they have assembled a team of mine finders and have three projects they will be drilling in 2017. They believe they have all the ingredients to make a discovery. Sphinx is focused on acquisition and deal flow, with strategic partners, while maximizing drilling budgets on highly prospective targets. Projects are designed to advance low-cost, high-grade precious metals and zinc projects, within proximity of existing infrastructure or previous mines.
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Interview with Paul Kuhn, President of Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX.V: AVU): A Prospect Generator Business Model with Projects in Portugal, Kosovo and Germany
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX.V: AVU) is a growth-oriented junior exploration and development company focused on discovering valuable mineral deposits in politically stable and prospective regions of Europe. The Company currently holds six exploration licenses in Portugal, two exploration licenses in Kosovo, and one exploration license in Germany. Avrupa is using a prospect generator business model and has three joint ventures, two in Portugal and one in Kosovo. We learned from Paul Kuhn, President of Avrupa Minerals, that in 2017 they will advance programs in Portugal, where they have a JV with Colt Resources, called the Alvalade discovery, as well as three other projects that need a JV partner. According to Mr. Kuhn, Avrupa is poised to move ahead, thanks to its business model where they are largely using their JV partner's money to advance their projects.
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Stephen G. Roman, Chairman, President and CEO of Harte Gold (TSX: HRT, FSE: H4O, OTC: HRTFF): Completed a $25 Million Bought Deal Financing, Accelerating Exploration and Development Program at Sugar Zone and Building a Processing Plant (PDAC Booth # 2820)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We interviewed Stephen G. Roman, Chairman, President and CEO of Harte Gold who was awarded the honor of “Prospector of the Year” for 2016 and has received the “Bill Dennis Award” from the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in March, 2016. Harte Gold Co(TSX: HRT, FSE: H4O, OTC: HRTFF) is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on their 100% owned high-grade Sugar Zone property located in Ontario, 80 kilometers east of the Hemlo Gold Camp. The company just completed a $25 million bought deal financing, which will allow them to accelerate and complete engineering and design of their own processing plant. This financing will also allow Harte to expand exploration beyond Sugar Zone and start drilling the rest of their land package. Currently, the company is conducting the 70,000 tonne Advanced Exploration Bulk Sample mining operation and generating their own cash.
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Claude Lemasson, President and CEO of Eastmain Resources (TSX:ER): Aggressive Gold Exploration in James Bay, Quebec (PDAC Booth # 3100B)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Claude Lemasson, President and CEO of Eastmain Resources, tells us about their aggressive exploration strategy for gold exploration in James Bay, Quebec. They have 11 properties and are steadily advancing 3 active projects. With a strong treasury, a great land position and mining friendly jurisdiction, Eastmain is positioned to complete its 75,000 meters company-wide 2016-1Q2017 exploration program, setting the building blocks in place to complete both a mineral resource update followed by a Preliminary Economic Assessment in Q4 2017 at the Clearwater Project. Mr. Lemasson sees a strong upside potential for gold in 2017 and the market contraction has left Eastmain in a solid position, with a better leverage on the price of gold as a strong junior mining company.
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Richard Carleton, CEO of Canadian Securities Exchange, CSE (PDAC Booth # 2542)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We talked with Richard Carleton, CEO of Canadian Securities Exchange, CSE. Operating since 2003, they provide a platform for early-stage companies to raise public capital. They modernize the listings process and work with the companies to meet post-listing requirements and help them make the required continuous disclosure process more efficient and streamlined. With now over 300 securities, they were the first exchange in Canada to trade TSX and TSX Venture Exchange-listed issues on a competitive basis. The Canadian Securities Exchange had a booth at the Cambridge House Vancouver Resource Investment Conference on January 22-23, 2017.
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Interview with Ted Pickell, Chairman and CEO of Stewart World Port: North America’s Most Northern Ice Free Port
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Ted Pickell, Chairman and CEO of Stewart World Port, a Canadian company committed to responsible port development, management, and operations, guided by core values of safety, environmental stewardship, high ethical, economic, and social standards, told us the Port opened in March 2016. They encourage mutually beneficial, strong local community partnerships and regional growth. Stewart World Port was founded in 2012 with a board and senior management team with over 150 years’ experience in engineering, heavy construction, operations, logistics, and mining. It is North America’s most northern ice free port, located at the end of the Portland Canal, with paved access to British Columbia and Alberta. They provide clean, reliable, economic port services and will for decades. They foster economic development in remote communities of Northern British Columbia. Stewart Port serves the needs of Breakbulk, Project Cargo, Forest Products, and Bulk customers in Northern BC and around the world. Stewart World Port’s modern facility offers the latest in loading, storage, and crane technology to ensure customer cargo is handled efficiently and effectively. Situated at the bottom of the BC's Golden Triangle, Stewart Port is looking forward to serving all the operating mines in the north and in the eastern-southern Yukon and has several mining companies, who want to ship over their modern, environmentally-friendly port.
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Interview with Nigel Lees, President and CEO Sage Gold Inc. (TSX-V: SGX): A Canadian Near-Term Gold Producer
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Sage Gold Inc. (TSX-V: SGX) is a Canadian near-term producer and mineral exploration and development company, with two key assets in Ontario: the 100% owned Clavos Gold property in Timmins and the 100% owned Onaman property in the Beardmore-Geraldton Gold Camp. We learned from Nigel Lees, who is president and CEO of Sage Gold, that they are one of the few companies to put a Canadian gold deposit in production this year. Clavos is a mine-ready project that will be operating once Sage finishes de-watering it. They expect this to happen in the latter part of the third quarter of 2017. At the same time, Sage is continuing the exploration at Clavos and they are optimistic they can develop a high grade zone below the current workings at a lower level. Mr. Lees believes this is going to be a very exciting year: the capex is extremely low, the grade is reasonably good, and he thinks that the risks are pretty low because there's a lot of infrastructure already there.
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Graphite One Resources Announces Preliminary Economic Assessment for its $1 billion NPV Alaska-Based Graphite Creek Deposit
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Graphite One Resources (GPH: TSX-V; OTCQX: GPHOF) is a junior mining company focused on its Graphite Creek project, host of America’s highest grade and largest known, large flake graphite deposit, located near Nome, Alaska. We learned from Mr. Doug Smith, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Graphite One that their objective is to build a fully integrated company, eventually moving from producing graphite concentrate right through to finished advanced materials end-products. Graphite One CEO and President Anthony Huston says of the company’s strategy, “This vertical integration will help reduce costs and make a seamless system from our mine to the high-tech graphite market.”
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Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist of Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX: FCU, OTCQX: FCUUF, FRANKFURT:2FU): One of the Most Successful Exploration Companies in the Uranium Sector
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX: FCU, OTCQX:FCUUF, FRANKFURT:2FU) is one of the most successful exploration companies in the uranium sector focused on the strategic exploration and development of its 100% owned Patterson Lake South uranium property - host to the class-leading near-surface, high-grade Triple R uranium deposit. PLS is located in Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin region. We learned from Ross McElroy, President, COO, and chief geologist of Fission Uranium, that the Athabasca Basin is well known for its high-grade deposits, however all of them are much deeper than the Triple R at PLS. The project is now very advanced with a resource estimate and a PEA that shows it can be an open-pittable, very low cost operation. The company is about to embark on their winter drill program of over 10,000 meters of drilling, largely focusing on growing two new high-grade zones and following up regional exploration hot spots.
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Interview with Glenn Mullan, President of PDAC; Chairman, CEO, and President of Golden Valley Mines, Uranium Valley Mines, Cleghorn Minerals and Chairman of Abitibi Royalties Inc.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Golden Valley Mines Ltd. (TSX-V: GZZ) is an extremely successful Canadian project generator working in virgin areas that haven't yet been explored. Golden Valley typically tests initial grassroots targets while owning a 100% interest therein and then seeks partners to continue exploration funding. Golden Valley Mines, together with its subsidiaries, holds multiple property interests in gold, base-metals and energy mineral projects in Canada (Québec, Ontario and Saskatchewan). We learned from well-respected Glenn Mullan, President of PDAC, Chairman, CEO, and President of Golden Valley Mines, Uranium Valley Mines, Cleghorn Minerals, and Chairman of Abitibi Royalties Inc., that the company enjoyed a successful year 2016, going up over 300%. Golden Valley has a strong loyal base of long-term shareholders like Rob McEwen, and the company's management is one of the major shareholders as well. Now, Mr. Mullan is busy expanding his new small company called Uranium Valley Mines, adding properties to it, closing financing and going through the name change (to Val-D’Or Mining Corporation).
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Interview with Tyler Rice, President and CEO of Margaux Resource (TSX-V: MRL, OTCQB: MARFF): Previously Producing Jersey-Emerald Tungsten-Lead-Zinc Property, British Columbia, Canada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Margaux Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: MRL, OTCQB: MARFF) is a polymetallic exploration company focused on the exploration and development of previously producing properties in the Kootenay Arc, located in southeastern British Columbia, including the Jackpot/Oxide, Jersey-Emerald, Sheep Creek and Bayonne properties, on which Margaux has options. Margaux's management team has extensive experience in exploration, mine development and operations. We learned from Tyler Rice, President and CEO of Margaux Resource, that in 2014 they completed a drill program on the property and doubled the life of the mine based on a NI43-101 resource for tungsten, as well as hit high-grade lead-zinc and silver at surface, and a high-grade gold intercept. Mr. Rice lives 30 minutes away from the project as he believes you have to have boots on the ground. The company has been tightly held and now they are ready to go to market on a large basis as they advance their projects further.
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PDAC International Convention 2017 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada | March 5 - 8
by Dr. Allen M. Alper


PDAC International Convention 2017 that will take place from March 5 to 8 in Toronto will be one of the largest gatherings of professionals, companies, and attendees connected to the energy and finance sector. The conference will give a chance for you to meet a large number of exhibitors and attendees from different parts of the world. Moreover, you can also take part in short courses, technical sessions, and networking events that will take place at the conference.
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Interview with John Kontak, President, West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. (CSE: RLG; FWB: HYK; OTCQB: RLGMF) Focused on High Grade Gold in Canada’s Prolific Red Lake District
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. (CSE: RLG; FWB: HYK; OTCQB: RLGMF) is focused on gold exploration and development in the prolific Red Lake Gold District of Northwestern Ontario, Canada. We learned from John Kontak, President of West Red Lake Gold that the company has a 3100 hectare property in three parcels: two parcels are 100% owned by West Red Lake, the Mt. Jamie parcel and the Red Summit parcel, with former mines on each property; and the high grade Rowan Mine property is a 60% joint venture with Goldcorp. The company's main focus has been on the Rowan Mine property, where they are the operator. Currently, the company is in the middle of a two or three year exploration program at Rowan Mine, with the gold of expanding the Rowan gold deposit to something around two million ounces. And there is also a second exploration target where two regional gold bearing structures intersect on the Rowan Mine property. According to Mr. Kontak, who believes in gold as an asset class, the company is closely held with major share positions held by management and a few institutional investors.
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Interview with Mark Gibson, COO of HPX: High-Power Geophysical Systems for Induced Polarization and Electromagnetic Exploration; Partnerships with Cordoba Minerals and Kaizen Discover
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


HPX High Power Exploration Company is a privately-owned company led by CEO and Co-Chair Robert Friedland and an experienced board and management team. We learned from Mark Gibson, Chief Operating Officer of HPX, that the company has developed very high-power geophysical systems for induced polarization and electromagnetic work that are particularly amenable to the porphyries found in South America. HPX entered into a Joint Venture with Cordoba Minerals on the company’s highly-prospective San Matias and Alacran Copper-Gold Projects, and also brought 37% Cordoba Minerals stock. HPX's second partner is 67% owned Kaizen Discovery that has restarted exploration at the Pinaya project in Peru.
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Interview with Douglas R. MacQuarrie President and CEO Asante Gold Corporation: Moving the Kubi Gold Joint Venture in Ghana to Production
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Asante Gold Corporation (CSE: ASE/ FRANKFURT:1A9/OTC: ASGOF) President and CEO, Douglas R. MacQuarrie tells us about his newest venture in Ghana. With 20 years of experience and 11 million ounces of gold discoveries in Ghana, Mr. MacQuarrie’s team is confident that it has the credentials to drive Asante to success in Ghana. BXC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijing Fuxing Xiaocheng Electronic Technology Stock Co. Ltd. (“BFXC”), has agreed to provide C$19.5 million in funding to earn 50% of the Kubi Gold JV and a 30% equity interest in Asante. Ghana is a stable country with a mining-friendly government and a huge exploration potential. Asante has a low market cap and provides quite a bit of leverage on Gold prices. If you are betting on Gold you should consider betting on Asante Gold.
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Mining for Miracles
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Co-Chairs of Mining for Miracles 2017, Joanne Klein from Goldcorp and Jeff Hanman from Teck. Through Mining for Miracles, the mining industry has raised almost $27 million in support of child health in British Columbia and the Yukon. Thousands owe their health, wellbeing and even lives to this nonprofit. Mining for Miracles focuses on areas and advances that have the greatest impact on their communities. One advancement is a simple blood test that can be sent to a hospital that can diagnose 7000 illnesses without having the child visit the hospital. In one case, this diagnosed a five-year-old girl, who had been ill from birth with a mystery illness. Mining for Miracles will be at the Cambridge house Vancouver Recourse Investment Convention on January 22-23 and at Roundup all this week. Be sure to stop by their booth.
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Interview with Jim Gowans, CEO of Arizona Mining (TSX: AZ): Developing the Taylor Deposit into a World-Class Lead-Zinc-Silver Deposit
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Jim Gowans CEO of Arizona Mining (TSX: AZ) tells us they are developing the Taylor deposit into a world-class lead-zinc-silver deposit. With good drill results continuing to be reported and the orebody shaping up, the goal is to complete the Preliminary Economic Assessment by the end of Q1 2017. They plan on completing a feasibility study in Q4 of this year. This should revalue Arizona Mining.
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Interview with Blair Way CEO Leading Edge Materials (TSX.V: LEM | OTCQB: LEMIF): Focused on Supply of Critical Materials to High Growth Markets
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


CEO Blair Way talks to us about Leading Edge Materials (TSX.V: LEM | OTCQB: LEMIF) a supplier of high purity graphite to the lithium ion battery market space. They have a fully permitted production facility and recently extended their exploitation license an additional 25 years. Blair is confident that Leading Edge Materials gives investors ground level leverage into the expanding green energy consumer electronics, automotive, and transportation industries.
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Interview with Graham Harris, Chairman of Millennial Lithium Corp. (ML: TSX.V; A3N2: GR: Frankfurt; MLNLF: OTCQB): Focused on Quality Lithium Assets in the "Lithium Triangle" of Argentina
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Millennial Lithium Corp. (ML: TSX.V; A3N2: GR: Frankfurt; MLNLF: OTCQB) is an exploration and development company focused on quality lithium assets in Argentina. The company's flagship project is a 100% owned Pastos Grandes project located in the "Lithium Triangle". We learned from Graham Harris, who is chairman of Millennial Lithium, that they recently completing a $3 million drill program and are fully committed to driving Pastos Grandes to production. The company is looking forward to delivering good results over the next coming weeks and taking the project through to PEA by the end of 2017. According to Mr. Harris, there's a massive demand for lithium ion storage in batteries coming. They are hoping to be part of that solution in terms of providing lithium to the market over the next five to 10 years.
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