Desert Mountain Energy Corp. (TSX.V: DME, U.S. OTC: DMEHF, Frankfurt: QM01): Accomplished Team Discovering and Developing of Helium in the US, Critical to Green Energy and High Tech; Don Mosher, VP of Finance Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Desert Mountain Energy Corp. (TSX.V: DME, U.S. OTC: DMEHF, Frankfurt: QM01)
is focused on the discovery and development of helium gas fields in the US, with particular interest in elements deemed critical to the green energy and high technology industries. We learned from Don Mosher, Vice President of Finance for Desert Mountain Energy, that they are exploring for helium and Oil & Gas in Arizona's prolific Holbrook Basin, home of the highest helium grades in world. Desert Mountain Energy successfully completed and tested 2 high-grade wells, situated not far from the historically famous helium field, called the Pinta Dome, with excellent pressures. In 2020, the Company made some major changes to its Board and raised $13 million Canadian. Near term plans include drilling a third well, and ultimately building a fully integrated helium production company with all necessary infrastructure. According to Mr. Mosher, Desert Mountain Energy expects to go into production with four to six Wells in October of 2021.
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Neometals Ltd (ASX: NMT) Joint Venture with SMS group, Primobius GmbH: Advances their Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Project, Recovering Ni, Co, Mn, Li and C; Interview with Mike Tamlin, COO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Neometals Ltd (ASX: NMT)
innovatively develops opportunities in minerals and advanced materials essential for a sustainable future. With a focus on the energy storage megatrend, the strategy revolves around de-risking and developing long life projects, with strong partners and integrating down the value chain to increase margins and return value to shareholders. We learned from Mike Tamlin, COO of Neometals, that their key projects are the lithium ion battery recycling project, the vanadium recovery project, the lithium refinery, and vanadium and titanium projects. The projects are expected to come towards production maturity, starting in about 2023 and spaced every couple of years towards the end of the decade.
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Canada Rare Earth Corp. (TSX.V: LL): Developing an Integrated Global Rare Earth Business; Interview with Tracy A. Moore, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Canada Rare Earth Corp. (TSX.V: LL)
is developing an integrated business, within the global rare earth industry. Each year $3 billion of rare earths are critically incorporated into $7 billion of high-tech and green tech products including electric vehicles, computers and military equipment. One country dominants supply (80% of global supply) and many countries and major companies are looking to diversify their supply source.
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Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. (TSX: NCP; OTCQB: NCPCF): Positioned to be a Leading North American Producer of Nickel, Copper, Cobalt and PGMs; Interview with Stuart Harshaw, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Nickel Creek Platinum Corp. (TSX: NCP; OTCQB: NCPCF) envisions becoming a leading North American producer of nickel, copper, cobalt and PGMs, through their wholly owned, large, undeveloped Nickel Shäw Project, located in the favorable mining jurisdiction of the Yukon Territory, with exceptional access to infrastructure, including the paved Alaska Highway, which provides year-round access to deep-sea shipping ports, in southern Alaska. We learned from Stuart Harshaw, the new President and CEO of Nickel Creek Platinum, that the project has, on a contained basis, about 1.9 billion pounds of nickel, about 1.1 billion pounds of copper, about 107 million pounds of cobalt and almost 6 million troy ounces of platinum, palladium and gold, and the potential for a 25-year mine life. In 2020, the Company conducted an extensive electromagnetic geophysics survey, on the area adjacent to the Nickel Shäw project. Plans for 2021 are being made based on the results of that survey. With strong management, large institutional shareholders, and support from First Nations and the pro-mining Yukon government, Nickel Creek Platinum is poised to become a part of the growing nickel segment of the battery market.
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Wiluna Mining Corp. Ltd (ASX: WMX): Defined Resource of 6.4 Moz, Grade of 2.1 g/t Au; Milan Jerkovic, Executive Chairman, Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Wiluna Mining Corporation Limited (ASX:WMX)
is an Australian gold producer that controls over 1,600 square kilometres of the Yilgarn Craton, in the Northern Goldfields of WA, and owns 100% of the Wiluna Gold Operation, which has a defined resource of 6.4 Moz, at a grade of 2.1 g/t Au. We learned from Milan Jerkovic, who is Executive Chairman of Wiluna Mining, that they are the largest operating gold company in the central part of Western Australia, producing about 60,000 ounces of gold a year. Wiluna's ambitious goal is to increase the yearly production to 250,000 ounces of gold, in concentrate, in the next three years. We learned from Mr. Jerkovic that they already have sold their future gold concentrate to two major off-takers: 70% to Polymetal International, and 30% to Trafigura.
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Peninsula Energy Limited (ASX: PEN): First Uranium Company in the United States to Pursue the Low PH Low-Cost In Situ Recovery; Interview with Wayne Heili, Managing Director and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Peninsula Energy Limited (ASX: PEN)
is a uranium mining company, which commenced in-situ recovery operations in 2015 at its 100% owned Lance Projects, in Wyoming, USA. Following a positive feasibility study, Peninsula is embarking on a project transformation initiative at the Lance Projects, to change from an alkaline ISR operation to a low pH ISR operation, with the aim of aligning the operating performance and cost profile of the project, with industry-leading, global uranium production projects. We learn from Wayne Heili, Managing Director and CEO of Peninsula Energy, that they are the first company in the United States to pursue the low pH in situ recovery. The other thing that sets Peninsula Energy apart, from the other junior uranium mining companies, is that over the next decade the Company has sales contracts in place for 5.5 million pounds of uranium, which means that it will be generating revenues through its sales from now until the end of 2030.
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Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX: AMD): Advancing Two of the Most Prospective and Fast-Growing Gold Projects in Burkina Faso and Western Australia; Howard Golden, Managing Director Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Arrow Minerals Ltd (ASX: AMD)
, as a result of its 2019 merger with Boromo Gold, is an emerging gold exploration company, with about a $10 million market cap, advancing its projects in Burkina Faso and Western Australia, two of the most prospective and fast-growing geological environments in the world. We learned from Howard Golden, Managing Director of Arrow Minerals, that with the discovery over in Africa, and with very interesting conductive anomalies, combined with very high-grade geochemistry in Western Australia, the Company finds itself in a great position. Near-term plans include exploration drilling on the Dassa discovery in Burkina Faso, as well as soil sampling and generating drill targets on three other West African early-stage projects, led by the local team of dedicated skilled geologists. In Western Australia, Arrow is planning a drilling program to start November-December.
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Idaho Champion Gold Mines Canada Inc. (CSE: ITKO) (OTC: GLDRF): Exploring Highly Prospective Mineral Properties in Idaho, United States; Interview with Jonathan Buick, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Idaho Champion Gold Mines Canada Inc. (CSE: ITKO) (OTC: GLDRF)
is a discovery-focused gold exploration company that is committed to advancing its 100% owned, highly prospective mineral properties, located in Idaho, United States. Idaho Champion is vested in Idaho, with the Baner Project in Idaho County, the Champagne Project, located in Butte County near Arco, and four cobalt properties in Lemhi County in the Idaho Cobalt Belt. We learned from Jonathan Buick, President, and CEO of Idaho Champion Gold Mines, that having raised $8.1 million, the Company is fully-funded through 2021, and they are currently drilling at both projects, with lots of news flow, lots of activity, and assays in the lab, waiting for results.
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EROS Resources Corp. (TSXV: ERC): Successful Team, Well-Funded Gold Exploration and Development and Strategic Investments, in North America; Ron Netolitzky, President & CEO and Andrew Davidson, CFO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


EROS Resources Corp. (TSXV: ERC)
is a well-funded Canadian public Company, focused on the exploration and development of mostly gold focused resource projects, as well as strategic investments, in resource companies in North America. We learned from Ron Netolitzky, President, CEO, and Director of Eros Resources, and from Andrew Davidson, the Company's CFO, that they are currently advancing their Bell Mountain gold project, located in Reno, Nevada in the Fairview mining district, through the permitting process for mine development.
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Canagold Resources Ltd., (Previously Canarc Resource Corp.): An Experienced Team Advancing Western Canada’s Highest-Grade Undeveloped Ore Body, with 1Moz High Grade in BC; Interview with Scott Eldridge, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Canarc Resource Corp. (TSX: CCM, OTC-QB: CRCUF, Frankfurt: CAN)
is currently advancing two core assets, each with substantial gold resources, and has initiated a high impact exploration strategy to acquire and explore new properties that have district-scale gold discovery potential. We learned from Scott Eldridge, who is CEO of Canarc Resources that their flagship asset is the New Polaris past-producing, high-grade, underground gold mine, up in Northwestern BC. After a very robust PEA, based on a one-million-ounce resource, the project is now ready to go into the development stage of advancing into a feasibility study. The Company owns an exploration portfolio in Canada and just completed drilling on Windfall Hill in BC and Hard Cash in Nunavut. In Nevada, Canarc Resource owns 10 projects, the flagship Fondaway Canyon holds a one-million-ounce resource and is currently optioned to Getchell Gold (GGLDF).
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Orestone Mining Corp. (TSX-V: ORS, Frankfurt: WKN: A2DWW7): Exploring Gold-Copper High Impact Exploration Projects in British Columbia, Canada; David Hottman, Chairman and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Orestone Mining Corp. (TSX-V: ORS, Frankfurt: WKN: A2DWW7)
owns a 100% percent interest in the Captain gold/copper porphyry project in north central British Columbia, 41 kilometres north of Fort St. James, B.C. and 30 kilometres south of the Mt. Milligan copper-gold mine, which is a very large deposit that has been in production for many years. Captain hosts a cluster of large porphyry targets, advanced through geophysics and drilling. We learned from David Hottman, Chairman and CEO of Orestone Mining, that they plan a three to six hole drilling program, to start in November, to test several of their potentially high-impact targets. According to Mr. Hottman, with the current $2 million market cap, the Company could be a very attractive opportunity for investors, as it provides a huge amount of leverage for shareholders to be involved in an early discovery of a big deposit.
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Aztec Minerals Corp. (AZT: TSX-V, OTCQB: AZZTF): Exploring District Scale Gold-Copper Discoveries in Sonora, Mexico and Silver-Lead-Zinc-Gold in Arizona, USA; Simon Dyakowski, CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aztec Minerals Corp. (AZT: TSX-V, OTCQB: AZZTF)
is a mineral exploration company, focused on the discovery of large gold-copper deposits in the Americas, with two main assets: the prospective Cervantes porphyry, gold-copper property in Sonora, Mexico, and the historic, district-scale, Tombstone properties, in Cochise County, Arizona, that host both bulk tonnage epithermal gold-silver, and CRD silver-lead-zinc mineralization. We learned from Simon Dyakowski, CEO of Aztec Minerals, they are working to acquire a 75% interest in the Tombstone project, through a series of cash and share payments and work expenditures. The 3000 meter, 20-hole drilling program is under way at Tombstone, targeting shallow epithermal gold silver mineralization, around the historic past producing Contention pit. The first five holes, from the drill program, returned significant intersections from the center of the pit. Aztec Minerals has a steady stream of drill results and updates to present to the market, over the coming weeks into 2021.
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Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX: TXG): A Growing and Well-Managed Intermediate Gold Producer, 454,810 Ounces of Gold in 2019: Interview with Jody Kuzenko, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX: TXG)
is an intermediate gold producer, based in Canada, engaged in the exploration, development, and operation of its 100% owned Morelos Gold Property, an area of 29,000 hectares in the highly prospective Guerrero Gold Belt, located 180 kilometres southwest of Mexico City. We learned from Jody Kuzenko, President and CEO of Torex Gold, that their assets in Mexico include the El Limón Guajes mining complex (ELG), with three open pit mines, an underground mine (including zones referred to as Sub Sill and El Limón Deep), and a fully integrated processing plant that produced 454,810 ounces of gold in 2019. A Feasibility Study is currently underway for Torex’s Media Luna deposit, located seven kilometres from ELG, with first production targeted for Q1/2024.
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De Beers Group is the World’s Leading Diamond Company; Interview with Sally Morrison, Director of PR - Natural Diamonds
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Established in 1888, De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company, with expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of diamonds. Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers Group employs more than 20,000 people across the diamond pipeline and is the world’s largest diamond producer by value, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. We learned from Sally Morrison, who is Director of PR - Natural Diamonds for De Beers Group, that a natural diamond's value is measured by its rarity, and since there is only a finite number of natural diamonds in the world, we would expect diamond prices and diamond values to go up over time. According to Ms. Morrison, De Beers has a deep and long history of understanding consumer attitudes towards diamonds and the emotional connection people have with them. We also learned from Ms. Morrison, that De Beers Group is in partnership with the government of Botswana and has a 50/50 joint venture to mine the diamonds, which contributed greatly to the growth of Botswana's economy, infrastructure, education, healthcare, and people's overall wellbeing.
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U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU): Renowned Mine Builders, Advancing World Class Gold and Copper Projects, in Mining Friendly Wyoming, Nevada and Idaho; Ed Karr, CEO Interviewed
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 mining friendly jurisdictions of Wyoming, Nevada and Idaho. We learned from Ed Karr, who is CEO of U.S. Gold Corp., that in Mid-August of 2020, they acquired Northern Panther Resource Corporation, a private company, owned by leading people in the mining industry, which holds the Challis Gold exploration project, located in Idaho. The project has a historic 43-101 report that shows a 313,000-ounce gold resource, average grade of about 1.22 grams per ton. In addition, the acquisition brought in $8 million cash. U.S. Gold Corp. is currently drilling and pushing forward, with the very robust pre-feasibility study, at the Company's CK Gold Project, located in Wyoming.
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Western Atlas Resources Inc. (TSXV: WA): A Successful Well-Financed Team, Targeting High Value Gold Projects in Nunavut, Canada; Fabio Capponi, CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Western Atlas Resources Inc. (TSXV: WA)
is currently exploring its 100% owned, Meadowbank project, strategically positioned along trend and immediately adjacent to Agnico Eagle’s Meadowbank and Amaruq producing gold mines in Nunavut, Canada. Western Atlas’ Meadowbank Project is fully permitted for exploration, inclusive of drilling. We learned from Fabio Capponi, who is CEO and Director of Western Atlas Resources, that this summer they have started drilling one of the multiple targets they have identified at Meadowbank. While the Company is completely focused on Meadowbank, last year they acquired an advanced stage gold project in Venezuela, called Lo Increible. According to Mr. Capponi, the Board and Directors have multi-decade experience in both natural resources and capital market industries, together raising over $5 billion to finance natural resource projects.
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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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