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Pacific Ridge Completes Exploration Program at OGI Zinc; Work Has Begun at RC Gold
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (TSX Venture:PEX) ("Pacific Ridge" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed phase 1 field work at its OGI Zinc project and that an exploration crew has been mobilized to the RC Gold project, both projects located in the Yukon.
Ovako Hofors Puts Safety at the Forefront with the First Spray-Cooled(TM) EAF Roof in the Nordic Region
EL DORADO, Ark., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish steel producer Ovako has awarded Systems Spray-Cooled the contract to modernize and increase safety on their Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) with the first Spray-Cooled(TM) roof in the Nordic region, located at their bar, billet, tube, and rings facility in Hofors, Sweden.
Clean Commodities Corp. Announces Expanded Exploration Program at the Manitou Cobalt Project; Field Work Commences
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - July 24, 2017) - Clean Commodities Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CLE) ("Clean Commodities" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that the Corporation, as Operator, has commenced a work exploration program at the Manitou Cobalt Project, under option from Canadian International Minerals Inc. ("Canadian International").
Globex Receives First Royalty Payment from Mid Tennessee Royalty
ROUYN-NORANDA, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - July 24, 2017) - GLOBEX MINING ENTERPRISES INC. (TSX:GMX)(FRANKFURT:G1MN)(STUTTGART:G1MN)(BERLIN:G1MN)(MUNICH:G1MN)(XETRA:G1MN)(OTCQX:GLBXF) is pleased to inform shareholders that the Nyrstar NV, Mid Tennessee mine and mill complex has been in operation since May 2017 and is rapidly increasing production to full capacity.
Alabama Graphite Receives ADEM Permit for Final Infill Trenching Program for the Coosa Graphite Project Feasibility Study
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 24, 2017) - Alabama Graphite Corp. ("AGC" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CSPG)(OTCQB:CSPGF)(FRANKFURT:1AG) is pleased to announce receipt of the necessary National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("NPDES") Construction Storm Water General Permit from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management ("ADEM") for the potential discharges associated with the exploration activities necessary to complete the pending Feasibility Study for AGC's 100%-owned Coosa Graphite Project, located in Coosa County, Alabama, USA - the only natural flake graphite project in the contiguous United States - to be commenced by independent engineering firms AGP Mining Consultants Inc. ("AGP") and Thompson Engineering, in conjunction with the Company's geology team. Please refer AGC's July 12, 2017 announcement entitled, 'Alabama Graphite Corp. Awards Coosa Graphite Project Feasibility Study to AGP Mining; Contracts Thompson Engineering for Environmental and Mine Permitting'.
Nicola Mining Announces Positive Induced Polarization Survey Results
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nicola Mining Inc. (TSX.V:NIM) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce results of an Induced Polarization (IP) geophysical survey over Promontory Hill, an area of high interest on the Company’s wholly-owned New Craigmont Project and located southwest of the Craigmont pit.   The New Craigmont Project (the “Property”) that the Company had previously referred to as Thule Copper is the site of the historic Craigmont Copper Mine, located near Merritt, BC and near Teck Resources Limited’s Highland Valley Copper.

In November of 2016 a review of historical geophysics was initiated by Nicola Mining Inc. and conducted by Dr. Jules Lajoie. Ph.D. Geophysics. The review resulted in a request for a revision of the chargeability inversion model provided by Frontier Geosciences Inc. (Frontier) on the 2005 3-Dimensional (3D) IP survey it had conducted over Promontory Hill in 2005 (Figure 1).  The revised inversion model is shown in plan in Figure 2.

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Mirasol Resources Defines Three Porphyry Copper Targets at 100% Owned Rubi Project, Northern Chile
VANCOUVER, July 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Mirasol Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: MRZ, OTCPK: MRZLF "Mirasol") is pleased to announce that it has defined three large-scale porphyry Cu-Mo-Au targets, and also expanded its claim holdings, at its 100% owned Rubi Project ("Rubi") situated adjacent to the giant El Salvador copper mining district in northern Chile.
Sparton Resources Inc.: Company Subsidiary VanSpar to Maintain Minority Investment Interest in Vanadium Flow Battery Manufacturer
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 24, 2017) - Sparton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SRI) ("Sparton" or the "Company") announced today that its 89.8% owned subsidiary VanSpar Mining Inc. has received a Financing Notice and Subscription Agreement from JD Holding Inc. ("JDH") whereunder JDH will raise US $5 million through the sale of 38,759,690 Shares at a deemed value of USD$0.129 per share.
Largo Resources Ltd. announces a non-binding term sheet in respect of the restructuring and conversion of existing debt facilities with Banco Pine
TORONTO, July 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") (TSX: LGO) (OTCQB: LGORF) is pleased to announce that it, along with its operating subsidiary, Vanádio de Maracás S.A. ("Vanádio"), have entered into a non-binding term sheet for the restructuring and conversion of their existing debt facilities with Banco Pine S.A (the "Lender").
Clean Commodities Corp. Closes Financing
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - July 24, 2017) - Clean Commodities Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CLE) ("Clean Commodities" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that it has closed the non-brokered private placement financing previously announced on July 7, 2017 through the issuance of 4,666,666 units (the "Units").
Brio Gold Announces Preliminary Second Quarter 2017 Operating Results
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 24, 2017) - BRIO GOLD INC. (TSX: BRIO) ("BRIO GOLD" or the "Company") announces preliminary second quarter 2017 operating results.
Avino Announces Q2 2017 Production Results

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Nautilus Delivers US$2 Million Financing Notice for August 2017
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 24, 2017) - Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS)(OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the "Company" or "Nautilus") announces that, pursuant to its subscription agreement with Mawarid Offshore Mining Ltd. and Metalloinvest Holding (Cyprus) Limited (together, the "Investors") dated August 21, 2016, as amended (the "Subscription Agreement"), the Company has delivered a financing notice dated July 21, 2017 (the "Financing Notice") to the Investors in respect of a private placement of an aggregate of 11,761,682 common shares of the Company at an issue price of C$0.214 per share for aggregate proceeds to the Company of US$2,000,000. The private placement will be allocated equally between the two Investors.
Continental Gold Commences Exploration Drilling at the Buritica Project
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 24, 2017) - Continental Gold Inc. (TSX: CNL) (OTCQX: CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has commenced a 15,000-metre Phase 1 Expansion underground drilling program as part of the 2017 exploration program at its 100%-owned Buriticá project located in Antioquia, Colombia. Presently, there are three drill rigs operating at site, with two more rigs anticipated to arrive by the end of Q3 2017. The aim of the directional drilling program is multifold and will include infill drilling of both probable reserves and inferred resources in order to move them into higher classification categories. Additionally, step-out drilling is planned to target high-grade extensions along both probable mineable reserve blocks and inferred mineral resources located at or below the elevation of the Higabra Valley Tunnel. Lastly, multiple new targets with high-grade gold potential, identified from grassroots exploration conducted around the Buriticá project during the past two years, will be tested towards the end of the Phase 1 Expansion drilling program. The Company anticipates the first results of this drill campaign to be available in September.
Fission Uranium - First Two Summer Holes at R1515W Hit Wide Mineralization in Multiple Stacked Lenses and High-Grade Intervals
KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 24, 2017) - FISSION URANIUM CORP. (TSX:FCU)(OTCQX:FCUUF)(FRANKFURT:2FU) ("Fission" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that its first two Summer drill holes have hit wide mineralization, with high-grades, at the land-based R1515W zone at its' PLS property, host to the Triple R deposit, in Canada's Athabasca Basin region. The shallow depth R1515W zone, which was discovered during winter 2017 drilling, is located on-land along the western strike extension of the Patterson Lake Corridor, west of both the Triple R deposit and the R840W zone. The holes include PLS17-562 (line 1545W), which intersected 85.5m of total composite mineralization, including 3.37m of total composite radioactivity >10,000 cps (with a peak of 27,300 cps).
Argent Minerals Limited (ASX:ARD) Loch Lilly Drilling Underway
Argent Minerals Limited (ASX:ARD) (Argent, or the Company) is pleased to report that diamond drilling has commenced at the Loch Lilly - Kars Belt.
Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) Major Increase in JORC Resources from Yangibana Drilling
Additional assay results have been received from Hastings Technology Metals Limited's (ASX:HAS) 2017 drilling programme at Yangibana. These results are from the western extension to the current JORC Resources at Bald Hill, following up on results released to the ASX on 7th June 2017; from the Yangibana West deposit; and from the Auer and Auer North deposits.
Core Exploration Ltd (ASX:CXO) Drilling of Large-Scale Ringwood Lithium Prospect Underway
Core Exploration Ltd (ASX:CXO) ("Core" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that drilling of the large-scale Ringwood Pegmatite Swarm has commenced within the Company's 100% owned Finniss Lithium Project near Darwin in the NT ("Finniss").
Pacific American Coal Ltd (ASX:PAK) Board Change
Pacific American Coal Limited (ASX:PAK) announced that Mr Mark Lochtenberg will step down as Managing Director with effect from July 31. Mr Mark Sykes will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer.
FINANCE VIDEO: New Century Resources Ltd (ASX:NCZ) - Big zinc is back on the ASX
New Century Resources (ASX:NCZ) recently acquired the Century Zinc Mine in Queensland. The Century Mine was the world's third largest zinc operation for nearly two decades prior to it being placed on care and maintenance in 2016.
UPDATE - Randgold Resources Limited: Tongon Sustains Performance Improvement
JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2017) - RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD)
Randgold Resources Limited: Tongon Sustains Performance Improvement
JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2017) - RANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITED (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD)
Revolution Metals Ltd Begins ULTRAMAG Deep Ground Penetrating Radar (DGPR) at the Mt Remarkable Gold Deposit
Revolution Metals Ltd Begins ULTRAMAG Deep Ground Penetrating Radar (DGPR) at the Mt Remarkable Gold Deposit in Northern NSW following analysis by advanced technology and geophysics company Ultramag Geophysics.
Drill Targets at Red Cloud Mine and Exploration Upside at Magellan's Arizona Silver Project
RENO, Nevada, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
AK Steel Announces Price Increase For Carbon Steel Products
WEST CHESTER, OH--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2017) - AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that it will increase current spot market base prices for all carbon flat-rolled steel products by a minimum of $25 per ton, effective immediately with new orders.
Natural Resource Partners L.P. Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call
HOUSTON, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE: NRP) announced that it plans to issue its second quarter 2017 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Management will discuss the quarter during a conference call beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern that same day.
Atlantic Gold Announces Mineral Resource Estimates for Fifteen Mile Stream and Cochrane Hill Deposits, Nova Scotia
NEW M&I RESOURCE ESTIMATES FOR COCHRANE HILL AND FIFTEEN MILE STREAM WITHIN PIT SHELLS TOTAL APPROXIMATELY 850,000 OZ.
Platinex Announces Expiry of Letter of Intent
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 21, 2017) - Platinex Inc. (CSE:PTX)(CSE:PTX.CN)(CNSX:PTX) (the "Company" or "Platinex") announces that the forty five day period set out in a Letter of Intent with Cannabee Products, Inc announced on June 7, 2017 has expired without concluding an agreement to proceed with the acquisition.
Tower International Declares Quarterly Dividend
LIVONIA, Mich., July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Tower International, Inc. [NYSE: TOWR], a leading integrated global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 11 cents per share on the Company's common stock, payable September 8, 2017 to shareholders of record on August 10, 2017.
Dynacor: June Gold Production Increases Sharply to 6,895 oz.
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 21, 2017) - Dynacor Gold Mines Inc. (TSX:DNG)(OTC:DNGDF) (Dynacor or the Corporation) is pleased to report that gold production in June was the best month so far in 2017 and reached 6,895 oz. as compared to 5,865 oz in June 2016, an increase of 1,030 ounces (+18%).
Robert Wares Discloses Holdings in Osisko Metals Incorporated
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 21, 2017) - Robert Wares (the "Acquiror") announces that, pursuant to a subscription agreement (the "Subscription Agreement") dated July 18, 2019 between the Acquiror and Osisko Metals Incorporated (the "Company"), the Acquiror acquired 252,000 common shares of the Company (the "Acquired Shares") by way of a private placement (the "Transaction"). Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Subscription Agreement, the Acquiror paid C$0.90 per Acquired Share for an aggregate acquisition cost of C$226,800. The Transaction formed a part of a private placement by the Issuer on July 18, 2017 of a total of (i) 31,562,500 units, each Unit consisting of one common share of the Company (a "Common Share") and one-half of one common share purchase warrant, and (ii) 3,883,333 Common Shares (including the Acquired Shares) (the "Private Placement").
Prism Resources Inc. Agreement in Respect of the Sale of a 7.5% Net Profits Interest Not Proceeding
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prism Resources Inc. (TSX.V:PRS) (the “Company”) announces that its agreement (the “Royalty Purchase Agreement”) with AuRico Metals Inc. and AuRico Metals Canadian Royalty Partnership (together “AuRico”) for the sale by the Company to AuRico of its 7.5% net profit interest (the “Royalty”) on the "Aurora Property" and “Sunday Lake Property” (together the “Properties”) in the Porcupine Mining District, Northeastern Ontario has been terminated.  The “Aurora Property” and “Sunday Lake Property” are owned by Detour Gold Corp. (“Detour”).
CNRP Mining Inc. Announces LOI for Acquisition of X-SPRAYS
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CNRP Mining Inc. (CSE:CND.CN) (OTC Pinks:CRPGF) (“CNRP” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into non-binding letter of intent (the “LOI”) to acquire (the “Transaction”) all of the issued and outstanding shares of 1127466 B.C. Ltd. which holds, through a wholly owned subsidiary, a world-wide, exclusive license for X-SPRAYS – a brand of state-of-the-art life-enhancement products administered via an optimal oral spray delivery system.
Boehmite Market Size and Share Global Industry Trends and 2022 Forecasts Available at ReportsnReports
PUNE, India, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Streetwise Reports Interview Examines How Southern Silver Exploration Is on Target to Issue Upgraded Resource by Early Fall
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - July 21, 2017) - Southern Silver Exploration Corp.'s (TSX VENTURE: SSV) (OTCQB: SSVFF) (FRANKFURT: SEG1) core drill program at Cerro Las Minitas in Durango, Mexico, is coming to an end and the company sees the potential for a substantial resource upgrade, say Robert Macdonald, Southern Silver's VP for Exploration, and Jay Oness, VP for Investor Relations. In this interview with Streetwise Reports, they also discuss the recently acquired additional claims, the Oro project in New Mexico and the JV with Electrum.
Focus Ventures signs MOU for off-take of phosphate rock with Keytrade
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 21, 2017) - Focus Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:FCV) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with established fertilizer trading company, Keytrade A.G., for the off-take of phosphate rock from the Company's Bayovar 12 phosphate project in northern Peru.
Nevada Exploration Connects Groundwater Plumes to Bedrock Gold Mineralization at Kelly Creek
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 21, 2017) - Nevada Exploration Inc. ("NGE" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NGE)(OTCQX:NVDEF) is pleased to report that the Scorpion sampling program at the Kelly Creek project is encountering significant enriched gold at the bedrock-alluvium contact. The results of the Scorpion sampling program have established that the elevated gold and gold-associated trace-element geochemistry at Kelly Creek is consistent with the size and characteristics of the hydrothermal system associated with the nearby Marigold and Lone Tree gold deposits.
VapourView® Gas Detection System Wins Prestigious Pump Industry Award for Innovation
EASTBOURNE, England, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sundyne is proud to announce that the VapourView® sealless magnetic drive pump condition monitoring system has won the prestigious Technical Innovation of the Year award at the 2017 British Pump Industry Awards.
Tyler Names New Eastern And Western Sales Managers
TYLER, Texas, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyler Pipe & Coupling is pleased to announce the promotions of Patrick Leonard to Eastern Sales Manager and Jeremy Blackhurst to Western Sales Manager. Tyler Pipe & Coupling is the premier manufacturer of cast iron soil pipe and fittings and couplings for the plumbing industry.
GoldMining Completes Acquisition of Yellowknife Gold Project and Big Sky Property
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Atlatsa announces a financial restructure plan for Atlatsa Group, a conditional disposal of mineral rights to Anglo American Platinum and a care and maintenance strategy for Bokoni Mine
JOHANNESBURG, July 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Atlatsa Resources Corporation ("Atlatsa" or the "Company") (TSX: ATL; JSE: ATL) announces that it has entered into a letter agreement dated 21 July 2017 ("Letter Agreement") with Anglo American Platinum Limited ("Anglo American Platinum") outlining key terms agreed in relation to a two-phased transaction in terms of which Atlatsa will implement:
Columbus Announces Spin-Out and Nevada Drilling Update
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 21, 2017) - Columbus Gold Corp. (TSX:CGT)(OTCQX:CBGDF) announces that it intends to spin-out its mineral projects in the United States into a separate publicly traded company to be named Allegiant Gold Ltd. Columbus is also pleased to provide an update on its drilling activities in Nevada.
Pre-Market Technical Recap on Steel & Iron Stocks -- AK Steel, Gerdau, ArcelorMittal, and Steel Dynamics
NEW YORK, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Wolfden Announces Grant of Options
THUNDER BAY, ON, July 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Wolfden Resources Corporation (WLF:TSX-V) ("Wolfden" or the "Company") today announces that a total of 1,260,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company have been granted to directors, officers, employees and consultants at an exercise price of $0.14 per share, expiring on July 20, 2022.
Orocobre Quarterly Report of Operations for Period ending 30 June 2017
BRISBANE, Australia, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
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TerraX Minerals Inc. Interview with Stuart W. Rogers, President and Director of (TSX.V: TXR; Frankfurt: TX0; OTC: TRXXF): Developing a Major Canadian Gold District at Yellowknife
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSX.V: TXR; Frankfurt: TX0; OTC: TRXXF) is a junior gold exploration company that has been able to generate multiple new high-grade gold discoveries, cost-effectively, at their wholly owned district-scale Yellowknife City Gold project, located in the Canadian Northwest Territories, with a view to re-establishing Yellowknife as one of the premier gold mining districts in Canada. We learned from Stuart W. Rogers, President and Director of TerraX Minerals, one of the major cost benefits is being right near the city, with its infrastructure and homes for the miners. This year the company has already completed one half of their extensive drilling program and has acquired more land, tripling the size of their property. This summer they will be doing extensive initial surface exploration with flying airborne surveys as well as surface mapping in the area and boots and hammers on the ground to identify other targets.

24/7/2017
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Ultra Lithium Inc. (TSX.V: ULI): Lithium Exploration Company with Diversified Projects in Argentina, Canada and USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Ultra Lithium Inc. (TSX.V: ULI) is a Canadian exploration and development company that holds an option to acquire a 100% interest in the La Borita Brine project in Argentina, and wholly owns the Georgia Lake Lithium Pegmatites project in Ontario, Canada and the Big Smoky Valley Project, located in Nevada, USA. We learned from Afzaal Pirzada, Vice President of Exploration of Ultra Lithium that they are currently compiling the results of the exploration work at Georgia Lake and later plan on drilling based on these results. Other plans for 2017 include sampling work on the Argentina property, as well as continued exploration at the Big Smoky Valley Project. According to Mr. Pirzada there are three main reasons to take a closer look at Ultra Lithium Inc. Their stock is stable and tightly held, they have a balanced portfolio of projects that includes hard rock and brine deposits, and they have a strong and experienced management team committed to maximizing shareholder value.

24/7/2017
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Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSX.V – KBLT): Interview with Anthony Milewski, Chairman, CEO: A Pure-Play through Acquisition of Physical Cobalt Streams, Royalties and Interests in Mineral Properties
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSX.V – KBLT) is one of the only minerals companies that offers pure-play exposure to cobalt, an integral element in key technologies of the future, including the rapidly growing electric vehicle market and energy storage applications. Cobalt 27 is building an asset base that will be underpinned by physical cobalt material and enhanced by growth opportunities from streams, royalties and interests in mineral properties containing cobalt. We learned from Anthony Milewski, Chairman, CEO, and Director of Cobalt 27 that they currently have approximately six cobalt royalties, and are actively in the market, looking for large cobalt streams as well as additional physical cobalt. According to Mr. Milewski, it is management's intention to execute on that growth strategy, in 2017 or early 2018. The company is run by a highly-experienced team with a background that encompasses every aspect of the mining, minerals and battery materials industries.

19/7/2017
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Thor Mining PLC (AIM, ASX: THR): Interview with Mick Billing, Executive Chairman, Advanced Shovel-Ready, Fully-Permitted Tungsten/Molybdenum Molyhil Project, Gold and Lithium Exploration projects
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Thor Mining PLC (AIM, ASX: THR) is an exploration and development company, with an advanced shovel-ready, fully-permitted tungsten/molybdenum Molyhil project in Northern territory of Australia. The company's second tungsten project, the Pilot Mountain project in Nevada, USA, is shaping up to be a much larger resource with lower operating costs. In addition, Thor has an early stage gold project in Western Australia, and they just acquired interest in a very early stage lithium project with tenements in Arizona and New Mexico. We learned from Mick Billing, Executive Chairman of Thor Mining that they will be drilling the Pilot Mountain and their new lithium project in Arizona this year. In a couple of weeks they expect the drill results from the gold project in Western Australia, so there will be lots of news flow over the next few months. According to Mr. Billing, we are heading into a time where tungsten prices will improve, and Thor is ready to bring Molyhil into production at the first uptick in tungsten prices.

17/7/2017
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Northern Graphite Corporation (TSX-V: NGC; OTCQX: NGPHF) interview with Greg Bowes, CEO: Best Flake Size Distribution of any New Graphite Project
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Northern Graphite Corporation (TSX-V: NGC; OTCQX: NGPHF) owns a 100% interest in the Bissett Creek deposit, located in eastern Ontario. Bissett Creek is an advanced stage project with a bankable Final Feasibility Study and its major environmental permit. We learned from Greg Bowes, who's CEO of Northern Graphite, that the next stage is raising $100 million Canadian to build a mine. According to Mr. Bowes, their project has the highest percentage of large flakes, which are the most valuable product in the graphite business because they have much more desirable physical qualities that manufacturers need. The Company believes Bissett Creek has the highest margin, best flake size distribution and lowest marketing risk of any new graphite project, and has the added advantages of low capital costs, proximity to infrastructure, and realistic production levels relative to the size of the market.

17/7/2017
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Interview with Patrick Donnelly, President of First Mining Finance Corp (TSX: FF, OTCQX: FFMGF, FRANKFURT: FMG): Executing a Mineral Bank Strategy Acquiring Valuable Properties at Low-Cost
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


First Mining Finance Corp. (TSX: FF, OTCQX: FFMGF, FRANKFURT: FMG) is a mineral property "bank" focused on acquiring, enhancing and monetizing high-quality mineral assets in the Americas. The Company currently holds a portfolio of 25 mineral assets in Canada, Mexico and the United States with a focus on gold, as well as silver, copper, lead, zinc and nickel. We learned from Patrick Donnelly, President of First Mining Finance Corp., that the company was founded in early 2015 by Keith Neumeyer with a vision to take advantage of the severe bear metals market and acquire high quality assets that were held by financially distressed junior mining companies. In the long term, the business model is to advance their assets to the point where they can be taken by larger mining companies, who would move the assets into production, while First Mining Finance retains some interest in a form of royalties, streams, joint ventures, spinouts, or a combination of the above.

11/7/2017
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Interview with Dr. John Parker, Managing Director of Lincoln Minerals Ltd. (ASX: LML): Australian Graphite Developer and Emerging Iron Ore Producer
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Australian graphite developer Lincoln Minerals Limited (ASX:LML) is focused on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, where their flagship Kookaburra Gully Graphite Project is located just 35 kilometres north of the region's main hub, Port Lincoln. We learned from Dr. John Parker, Managing Director of Lincoln Minerals, that it is a small, but very high grade project which means lower operating costs per tonne of graphite concentrate, and on top of that high concentrate purity and 90% recovery according to their process flow sheet. According to Dr. Parker, some of the advantages of operating in Australia are the secure, mining friendly jurisdiction, as well as very strict environmental controls that will make their project one of the cleanest, greenest graphite projects in the world. We learned from Dr. Parker that a shipment of about 37 tonnes of samples is on its way to China for pilot plant test work that will result in a few tonnes of product concentrates for product development work with the aim of identifying potential customers most likely in lithium ion batteries industry.

10/7/2017
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Interview with Daniel Major, CEO of GoviEx Uranium Inc. (TSX-V: GXU; OTCQB: GVXXF): One of the Largest Development-Ready Uranium Resources
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


GoviEx Uranium Inc. (TSX-V: GXU; OTCQB: GVXXF) is a mineral resource company focused on the exploration and development of its African uranium properties. GoviEx’s principal objective is to become a significant uranium producer through the continued exploration and development of its mine permitted Madaouela Project in Niger, its mine-permitted Mutanga Project in Zambia, and its Falea Project in Mali. GoviEx controls one of the largest uranium resource bases among publicly-listed companies, with combined National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) measured and indicated resources of 124.29 Mlbs U3O8, plus inferred resources of 73.11 Mlbs U3O8. According to Daniel Major, the CEO of GoviEx Uranium, GoviEx recently announced an acquisition of assets adjacent to their Mutanga Project, which will add another 11 million pounds of uranium, and provide them with an expanded, fully permitted project in Zambia, ready to go. According to Mr. Major, GoviEx is a company with over 200 million pounds of uranium in resource, with three projects (two of them fully permitted), and interesting shareholders including Cameco, Denison, Toshiba, and Ivanhoe.

7/7/2017
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Interview with Darren Blasutti, CEO of Americas Silver Corporation (TSX: USA; NYSE "MKT": USAS): Positioned to Become One of the Lowest Cost Silver Producers in 2018
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Americas Silver Corporation (TSX: USA; NYSE "MKT": USAS) is a leading Canadian-based junior silver producer, with assets in the Americas and a strong operating platform. The company owns and operates the Cosalá Operations in Sinaloa, Mexico and the Galena Complex in Idaho, USA. A third mine is in construction in Mexico, and an advanced stage exploration project. We learned from Darren Blasutti, who is CEO of Americas Silver, that their new mine comes on in the fourth quarter of this year, which will dramatically decrease their all-in silver cost for 2018. According to Mr. Blasutti, the company's vision is to be leveraged fully to the silver price, owning 100% of their properties, and having no third party royalties. With the market turnaround, Mr. Blasutti believes Americas Silver can develop some real momentum and growth around their asset base. Annual production for 2017 is expected to be 5.5-6.0 million silver equivalent ounces.

7/7/2017
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Liberty Star CEO / Chief Geologist James A. Briscoe: Exploration of East & West Silverbell from 1990 to 2000 & the creation of Ironwood Forest National Monument
by Allen Alper, Jr., President of Metals News


Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSR: OTCBB) (LBSR: OTCPK) is an Arizona-based mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Arizona and the southwest USA. Currently the company controls properties which are located over what management considers some of North America’s richest mineralized regions for copper, gold, silver, molybdenum (moly), and uranium.

7/7/2017
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Interview with Peter Clausi, President, CEO and Director of CBLT Inc., Discussion of Cobalt Market and their Cobalt Assets in Ontario and Quebec
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


According to Peter Clausi, CEO of CBLT Inc., cobalt - which is one of the main ingredients in lithium-ion batteries - is in a global deficit position. As 60% of the world's cobalt comes from the Congo in Africa, there's been a disruption of the supply chain, due to the horrible period of war, pestilence, political corruption, and famine in the country since the late 1990s. In other parts of the world, cobalt comes as a byproduct of copper/nickel operations that underwent a tough market recently. As a result, we are losing global cobalt supply. This will soon choke the fast growing lithium-ion market as cobalt prices will skyrocket. The company's main asset is located in the world famous Sudbury Basin in Ontario and holds gold and cobalt mineralization in a quartz vein. Other projects are located in Quebec and in the world famous Cobalt Embayment.

6/7/2017
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Interview with Rudi Fronk, Chairman of Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA; NYSE:SA): Building the Best Leveraged Play to a Rising Gold Price
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA; NYSE:SA) holds one of the world's largest resource bases of gold, copper and silver in keeping with its prime objective of growing resource and reserve ownership per share. We learned from Chairman Rudi Fronk that from day one the company's intention was to build the best leveraged play to a rising gold price, so their share price would outperform not only gold but also other gold equities. The company holds an industry-leading 1.8 ounces of gold resources per common share. The company follows a risk-reducing project generator strategy that includes acquiring North American deposits and advancing them through exploration and engineering to the point where they can be sold or joint ventured to established producers for mine construction and operation.

4/7/2017
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Interview with Robert Monro, Head of Business Development, Hummingbird Resources (AIM: HUM): Yanfolila Gold Project in Mali, Due to Pour Its First Gold in December of 2017
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Hummingbird Resources PLC (AIM: HUM) is a West African multi-project, gold explorer and developer with projects in Mali and Liberia. Their strategy, in the immediate future,, is to become a gold producer. We learned from Robert Monro, Head of Business Development for Hummingbird Resources, that the company has over six and a half million ounces of gold under management, with about four thousand square kilometers of exploration ground as well. Their current focus is on the Yanfolila Gold Project in Mali, which is under construction, fully financed and due to pour its first gold in December of 2017.

2/7/2017
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Interview with Ingrid Hibbard, President and CEO of Pelangio Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: PX; OTC PINK: PGXPF): Acquiring and Exploring Camp-Sized Land Packages in World-Class Gold Belts, Ghana, West Africa
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Pelangio Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: PX; OTC PINK: PGXPF) is a junior gold exploration company that successfully acquires and explores camp-sized land packages in world-class gold belts. The Company primarily operates in Ghana, West Africa, an English-speaking, common law jurisdiction that is consistently ranked amongst the most favorable mining jurisdictions in Africa. The three wholly owned projects, on which Pelangio is currently focused, are; the Manfo Property, the site of seven recent near-surface gold discoveries, the Obuasi Property, located four kilometres on strike and adjacent to AngloGold Ashanti’s prolific, high-grade Obuasi Mine, and the early stage Akroma Property. According to Ingrid Hibbard, President and CEO of Pelangio Exploration, they have the best property portfolio in Ghana in areas where there's already been significant production. Mrs. Hibbard believes we are coming out of one of the worst downturns she has ever seen. The company was able to use the downturn wisely and bought projects at the bottom of the market.

26/6/2017
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Interview with A. Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSXV: LMR, OTC: LMRMF): Graphite’s Future is Li-Ion Batteries
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSXV: LMR, OTC: LMRMF) is a Canada-based company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include La Loutre, Lac Des Iles, Quatre Milles Graphite Properties and Vines Lake property, all of which have had major mineral discoveries. It's wholly owned subsidiary, Lomiko Technologies Inc., is a shareholder of Graphene 3D Lab (TSXV: GGG OTCQB: GPHBF), with 40% of Graphene ESD Corp and a 19% owner of SHD Smart Home, a manufacturer of IoT devices. We learned from A. Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko Metals, they have made an exceptional discovery of 110 meters of 14.56% graphite in Quebec. This is the best graphite hole reported from juniors this year, twice the grade of the nearby Imerys Carbon and Graphite Mine. Plans for 2017 include further drilling, pre economic assessment and expansion of the new discovery. According to Mr. Gill, Lomiko is vertically integrated, having a stable supply of graphite that allows them to enter the field of graphene. They've already been investing in two different technologies in this area, 3D printing and super capacitor technology, both of which use graphene as a core element.

26/6/2017
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Interview with Mike Power, President and CEO of Silver Range Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SNG): Precious Metals Project Generator
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Silver Range Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SNG) is a precious metals project generator, working in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Nevada. The company is actively seeking joint venture partners to explore the assets in its portfolio of over 30 internally-generated, high-grade, wholly-owned prospects. We learned from Mike Power, President and CEO of Silver Range Resources, the company is fully financed for 2017. Plans for the year include exploration work; geophysics, mapping, sampling, alteration mapping, geochemical surveys, and possibly some shallow drilling - on over a dozen of their prospects in Nevada and in Nunavut. Once some of these projects become drill-ready, the company's focus shifts to finding a buyer. According to Mr. Power, Silver Range is focused on the higher-grade end of the market, which they feel will command a premium in good times and in bad.

12/6/2017
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Christopher Jones, President and CEO, Uranium Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: URRE; ASX: URI): Developing a New Lithium Business and Advancing Uranium Business as Prices Rise
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: URRE; ASX: URI) focused on expanding its energy metals strategy, which includes developing its new lithium business, while maintaining optionality on the future rising uranium price. We learned from Christopher Jones, President and CEO of Uranium Resources, over these past 4 years they have restarted and reset the company, with a new team and a new focus and have taken the company to be debt free. Their prospective lithium brine exploration projects are located in Nevada and Utah. In addition, URI remains focused on advancing the Temrezli in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium project in Central Turkey, when uranium prices permit economic development of this project.

12/6/2017
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Allen Alper Jr. Interviews Rick Rule on the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium
by Allen Alper, Jr., President of Metals News


I had the pleasure of talking with Rick Rule about the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium that will take place July 25-28th. This is a unique venue with exceptional exposure and insight in the resource sector. Mr. Rule has gained a clear and focused approach from dedicating his entire adult life to understanding and capitalizing on many specialized aspects of natural resource securities investing. In addition to this knowledge and experience gained, he has a worldwide network of contacts in the natural resource and finance worlds. As Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott US Holdings, Inc., Mr. Rule leads a highly skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy a worldwide reputation for resource investment management. It is always a great opportunity to pick Rick Rule's brain and at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium, he is just one of the resources available. If you attend one conference this year the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium is the conference that you should attend.

11/6/2017
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Interview with David Sidoo, President of Advantage Lithium Corp. (TSX VENTURE: AAL): Top Tier Lithium Explorer with a Leading Technical and Management Team
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Advantage Lithium Corp. (TSX VENTURE: AAL) is a Vancouver-based lithium explorer and developer with top tier management and an international portfolio of quality assets. Advantage Lithium has a partnership with Orocobre – one of Argentina’s leading lithium producers – to develop its Cauchari asset, which hosts an inferred resource and includes a large exploration target. The company recently acquired five projects in Argentina from Orocobre, as well as up to 75% in Cauchari. We learned from David Sidoo, President of Advantage Lithium, they have also recently completed a large financing, with institutional investment and now have just under $23 million Canadian in cash and five different properties in Nevada, including Clayton Northeast, where the company has completed two very successful rounds of drilling. Plans for 2017 include the new drill program at Cauchari that has just started and is aimed at expanding the resource, by focusing on the already-defined exploration target, as well as building a resource in Nevada. According to Mr. Sidoo, Advantage Lithium will produce lithium in the next three years.

5/6/2017
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Detour Gold Corporation (TSX: DGC): Long Life Large-Scale Open Pit Operation in Northern Ontario, Interview with Laurie Gaborit, VP of Investor Relations
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Detour Gold Corporation (TSX: DGC) is a Canadian intermediate gold producer that owns and operates the Detour Lake mine, a long life large-scale open pit operation in the mining-friendly jurisdiction of northern Ontario. We learned from Laurie Gaborit, VP of Investor Relations of Detour Gold, that they are expected to produce over 600,000 ounces a year for the next 20 years or so. Currently, Detour Lake is one of the largest gold producing mines in Canada, with reserves of over 16 million ounces of gold and significant exploration potential on the property. Plans for 2017 include improving the mining rates and continue infill drilling on the high grade Zone 58 N target, located 6 km south of the mill. The Company is in the process of arranging up to $500 million in bank debt and currently has $133 million in cash.

23/5/2017
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Dave Moylan, Dataram's (NASDAQ:DRAM) Chairman and CEO and Ed Karr, CEO of US Gold and Director of Dataram Discuss US Gold Corp. Great Gold Exploration Potential in Nevada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Dataram (NASDAQ:DRAM) is a leading independent manufacturer of computer memory products and technology oriented performance solutions. Recently, to diversify their operations and enhance shareholder value, the Company decided to acquire US Gold Corp. along with the advanced stage Copper King gold exploration project that has a 43-101 technical report, and a PEA done in 2012. Dataram is in the process of updating the PEA with the new gold, copper and energy prices, by the end of the summer. According to Ed Karr, CEO of US Gold and director of Dataram, the project is very viable and robust, with real economic potential. It has about 926,000 ounces of measured indicated gold, 174,000 ounces of inferred gold plus additional 223 million measured and 62.5 million indicated pounds of copper. In addition, the mineralization extends both North and South, holding upside potential for additional exploration discoveries. The company's VP of Exploration is Dave Mathewson, the world-class geologist, who is credited with discovering Nevada's Rain mining district. He brought with him another exciting project called the Keystone property that has potential to become the next great gold discovery in Nevada. We learned from Mr. Karr, US Gold's business model is to buy good high potential exploration properties, advance them towards production, and then ultimately do a deal.

7/5/2017
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Murchison Minerals Ltd (CSE: MUR): Advancing High-Grade Zinc Project; Interview with Kent Pearson, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Murchison Minerals Ltd. (CSE: MUR), a Canadian based exploration company with a diversified portfolio of properties, including the Brabant-McKenzie Zinc-Copper deposit in north-central Saskatchewan and the HPM Nickel/Copper/Cobalt project in Quebec. Murchison also holds gold claims in the Pickle Lake area of northwestern Ontario. We learned from Kent Pearson, President and CEO of Murchison Minerals, they are currently active at the Brabant-McKenzie project and recently completed a 5,600 metre drilling program on the current deposit. They also completed a followup geophysics program on recently identified targets. The goal of the drilling was to test the extent of the deposit and add tonnage. They expect to see the results by late April-early May. Mr. Pearson believes there is substantially more upside on this project than the market realizes.

27/4/2017
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Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited (ASX: COB): World Class Pure Cobalt Play; Interview with Joe Kaderavek, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited (ASX:COB) is a pure-play, cobalt-explorer/developer, incorporated on the 26th of August 2016 for the express purpose of developing the Thackaringa Cobalt Project in New South Wales, Australia, with the goal of achieving commercial production of cobalt. We interviewed Joe Kaderavek, CEO of Cobalt Blue Holdings, and learned the company has approximately $9.5 million cash in the bank and an accelerated timeframe to deliver a bankable feasibility study by mid-2019. Thackaringa is a rare case of a world class cobalt project located next to a major city, with strong infrastructure that will substantially lower operating costs. Plans for 2017 include upgrading the resource to 100 million tons and delivering a Scoping Study. Strong cobalt demand, driven by lithium ion batteries, coupled with an increasingly fragile supply chain, dependent upon production from the Democratic Republic of Congo, creates a positive future.

27/4/2017
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Nevada Zinc Corporation (TSX‐V: NZN): One of the Few High-Grade Open-Pit Zinc Projects in the World and a Yukon Gold Portfolio, Interviewed Bruce Durham, President and CEO of Nevada Zinc
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Nevada Zinc Corporation (TSX‐V: NZN) is a mineral exploration company with zinc and gold properties located in Nevada and Yukon, the world’s best regions for mining. The company's 100% owned Lone Mountain Zinc project in Nevada is a new discovery, with near-surface low-cost large-scale high-grade potential. We learned from Bruce Durham, who's President and CEO of Nevada Zinc, that Lone Mountain is one of the few high-grade open-pit zinc projects in the world. Plans for 2017 include more drilling in April-May that should result in the 43-101 resource estimate by the end of June. In addition to Zinc the company has several large gold properties in Yukon, one of which has camp scale potential, based on finding the source of the very large gold nuggets that placer miners have been finding in the locals creeks.

25/4/2017
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Triumph Gold Corp (TSX-V: TIG): Advancing the District Scale Freegold Mountain Project in Yukon with Support from Goldcorp; Interview with John Anderson, Chairman
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Triumph Gold Corp. (formerly Northern Freegold Resources Ltd.) (TSX-V: TIG) is a growth-oriented, Canadian-based, precious metals exploration and development company, currently advancing the district scale Freegold Mountain project in Yukon. We learned from John Anderson, chairman of Triumph Gold, the key features of this 200 square kilometers large property are the three near-surface deposits identified by 43-101 reports. They are over three million ounces and another three million ounces in gold equivalent on one of the deposits. It is the only Yukon property that is right off the Alaskan Highway, with a government-maintained road going right through it. With Goldcorp as a 20% partner, committed to help grow the resource on the Freegold Mountain project, Mr. Anderson believes Triumph Gold has the best leverage in the marketplace.

24/4/2017
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Interview with Dr. Quinton Hennigh, President and CEO of Novo Resources Corp. (TSX-V: NVO; OTCQX: NSRPF): Goal to be in Gold Production in 2018
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Novo Resources Corp. (TSX-V: NVO; OTCQX: NSRPF) is focused on acquiring and exploring gold properties in Western Australia. We learned from Dr. Quinton Hennigh, President and CEO of Novo, they have been exploring for gold in the Pilbara region of North West Australia, and have discovered significant deposits. Currently, they are advancing one of them, the wholly owned Beatons Creek Paleoplacer Gold Project, towards production. Near term plans include; expanding the resource, completing the pre-feasibility study, with the goal of getting into production sometime in 2018, mining around 2,000-2,500 tons per day and generating about 50,000 gold ounces per year.

24/4/2017
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Revitalized Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. (TSX: WG, OTC-QX: WGPLF): Potential to be a Large, Low-Cost Open Pit Producer of Platinum, Palladium, Nickel, Gold, Copper and Cobalt; Diane Garrett, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. (TSX: WG, OTC-QX: WGPLF) is a Canadian mining exploration and development company, focused on its 100% owned Wellgreen platinum group metal (PGM) and nickel project, located in the Yukon Territory, Canada. Based on 2015 PEA, the Wellgreen PGM and nickel project has the potential to become a large, low cost, open-pit producer of platinum, palladium, gold, nickel and copper. We learned from Diane Garrett, President and CEO of Wellgreen Platinum, the project is predominantly nickel, but also has a very large PGM component. The company is currently in the process of updating the geologic model and the resource and is working towards the pre-feasibility stage. Plans for 2017 include a new 43-101 resource update, which should come out in the third quarter of this year. The Wellgreen property is accessible from the paved Alaska Highway, which leads to year-round deep sea ports in southern Alaska.

23/4/2017
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Lake Resources N.L. (ASX: LKE): Among the Majors in the Lithium Triangle; Interview with Steve Promnitz, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Lake Resources N.L. (ASX: LKE) holds one of the largest lithium tenement packages in Argentina and is one of the emerging players in the lithium sector. Lake owns 100% of three key lithium brine projects strategically located in the Lithium Triangle alongside the majors: Olaroz/Cauchari, Paso and Kachi in the highly prospective Jujuy and Catamarca Provinces of Argentina. In addition, Lake owns one large package of lithium pegmatite properties, which were unappreciated sources of lithium in Argentina until recently. We learned from Steve Promnitz, managing director of Lake Resources, the company foresaw the interest in lithium prior to the significant rush by major companies and put its properties together as soon as the government changed in Argentina. We learned from Mr. Promnitz, they have been having discussions with potential off-take partners in China, Japan and Korea, and are currently developing all projects at the same time to collect sufficient data to demonstrate how these projects could be advanced in the next 12-18 months.

23/4/2017
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Azarga Uranium Corp. (TSX: AZZ): A Uranium Developer Progressing the High Grade Dewey Burdock ISR Uranium Project in South Dakota; Interview with Blake Steele, President and CFO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Azarga Uranium Corp. (TSX:AZZ) is a mineral development company that controls six uranium projects, deposits and prospects in the United States of America (South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado) and the Kyrgyz Republic. We learned from Blake Steele, President and CFO of Azarga, that their flagship project, the high-grade, in-situ recovery, Dewey Burdock Uranium Project in South Dakota, recently received its draft class III and class V underground injection control permits (UIC) from the Environmental Protection Agency, moving the project closer to production. According to Mr. Steele, the initial capital expenditure of US$27 million makes Dewey Burdock "sector leading", among projects of this size. It also has lowest quartile life of mine uranium C1 cash costs. Plans for 2017 include finalizing regulatory permit approvals, while at the same time focusing on other business initiatives such as financing and off-take partners.

23/4/2017
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Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NEE): Low-Cost Open-Pit Heap Leach Gold-Silver Moss Mine in NW Arizona, USA; Ken Berry, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NEE) is an exploration and mining company focused on the reactivation of its 100% owned, low-cost, open-pit, heap leach Moss Mine Gold-Silver Property located in the historic Oatman Mining district in NW Arizona, USA. Northern Vertex just announced, April 20th that it obtained the Final Permit for Commercial Mining at Moss Gold-Silver Project. We learned from Ken Berry, President and CEO of Northern Vertex Mining, they are now in the construction phase of pushing towards commercial production, in the fourth quarter of 2017, so it's exciting times. In a challenging market from 2011 to 2015, the company was able to raise funds to move this project forward and soon they will see cash flow.

22/4/2017
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Interview with Laura Evans, Director of Advancement at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa
by Al Alper, Jr. President of Metals News


We learned from Laura Evans, Director of Advancement at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, the museum was born out of the Geological Survey of Canada. The deepest roots of the museum date back to the geological exploration of Canada. For over 150 years, they've been exploring the natural world, which often yields all kinds of interesting rocks, minerals, and gems, so there are lots of ties between the two worlds. They are working on an interesting project right now hoping to repatriate the Foxfire Diamond back to Canada, and offer it a permanent home at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

21/4/2017
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Interview with Mr. Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner, McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE: MUX, TSX: MUX)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE: MUX, TSX: MUX) is a growing gold and silver producer in the Americas. McEwen Mining's principal assets consist of; the San José Mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina (49% interest), the El Gallo Mine and El Gallo Silver project in Sinaloa, Mexico, the Gold Bar project in Nevada, USA, and the Los Azules copper project in San Juan, Argentina. Mr. Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner, owns 25% of the outstanding shares. Mr McEwen was the founder and former chairman and CEO of Goldcorp Inc., which is one of the world’s largest gold producers based on market capitalization. We learned from Mr. McEwen, that their treasury almost doubled over the year and they have an offer to buy a junior exploration company, with some advanced high-grade near-term exploration projects in Timmins, which is one of the biggest gold districts in the world. The company has no debt, is generating positive cash-flow, has not sold the upside, or given away a large part through selling a royalty or a metal stream. McEwen Mining is working towards qualifying for inclusion in the S&P 500.

17/4/2017
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Interview with Mitch Krebs, President and CEO of Coeur Mining Inc.: Generating Strong Cash Flow and Poised for Long-term Success
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE: CDE) is the largest U.S.-based silver producer and a significant gold producer employing approximately 2,000 people with five wholly owned precious metals mines in the Americas: the Palmarejo silver-gold complex in Mexico, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada, the Kensington gold mine in Alaska, the Wharf gold mine in South Dakota, and the San Bartolomé silver mine in Bolivia. We learned from Mitch Krebs, who is President and CEO of Coeur Mining that this year they expect to produce somewhere around 17 million ounces of silver and about 375,000 ounces of gold. According to Mr. Krebs, over the last three years the company managed to lower their all-in sustaining cost by about 25-30%, more than doubled their adjusted EBITDA margins and, with the help of the resulting cash flow, significantly reduced their debt. Coeur Mining is an attractive well-diversified and growing producer that runs in a very responsible, ethical way.

16/4/2017
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Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX-PG): A Gold Producer with a High-Quality Pipeline of Precious Metals Projects in North America; Interview with Ewan Downie, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX-PG) is a gold producer and respected exploration and development company, with a high-quality pipeline of precious metals projects in proven, accessible and safe mining jurisdictions in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. We learned from Ewan Downie, who is President and CEO of Premier Gold Mines that they have been producing for approximately six months. They operate two low-cost mines in North America, with solid production results surpassing production guidelines. According to Mr. Downie, Premier Gold is one of the highest margin producers in their sector and they can grow their future assets, without having to go to the market and issue shares. The company has never been in better shape than it is today.

16/4/2017
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Cartier Resources Inc. (TSX-V: ECR}: Discovery in the Prolific Abitibi Gold Belt in Quebec, Sponsored by Agnico Eagle: Interview with Philippe Cloutier, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Cartier Resources Inc. (TSX-V: ECR) is an exploration company focused exclusively on discovery in the prolific Abitibi Gold Belt in Quebec. We learned from Philippe Cloutier, who is president and CEO of Cartier Resources, that around 2011-2012 they adopted a new corporate strategy that was to identify and acquire projects of merit that had historic resource estimates, or ounces in the ground. Today in early 2017, they have attracted the sponsorship of a major mining company Agnico Eagle, who invested $4.5 million in December of 2016 to own just under 20%. Currently, the company launched a 50-thousand-meter drilling program targeted directly beneath the established showings and high-grade resources on four projects: their flagship Chimo Mine project, the Benoit project, the Wilson project, and the Fenton project. With nine million dollars in the bank, an experienced team and proven exploration strategy, Cartier Resources is ready to conduct a very dynamic and aggressive exploration program on some really high profile projects.

11/4/2017
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Dr. Jack Regan, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of LexaGene Inc. (OTCQB: LXXGF; TSX.V: LXG): Unprecedented Ease-of-Use, Sensitivity, and Breadth of Pathogen Detection
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


LexaGene Holdings, Inc. (TSX.V: LXG, OTCQB: LXXGF) is a biotechnology company developing a fully automated rapid pathogen detection system for use at the site of sample collection, which offers unprecedented ease-of use, sensitivity, and breadth of pathogen detection. We spoke with Dr. Jack Regan, founder, CEO and Chairman of LexaGene, who also happens to be the scientist that invented the LexaGene’s patented microfluidic system. We learned from Dr. Regan that they are currently in the early stages of product development and expect to have their alpha prototype built and ready to show by November 2017.

8/4/2017
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Integra Gold Corp. (TSX-V: ICG; OTCQX: ICGQF): New PEA Indicates a 135,000 Ounce Per Year High Margin Project; Discussion with Chris Gordon
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Integra Gold Corp. (TSX-V: ICG; OTCQX: ICGQF) is a junior gold exploration company, advancing the Lamaque project in Val-d’Or, Québec, one of the top mining jurisdictions in the world. We learned from Chris Gordon that Integra is a company that's exploring aggressively, at the same time, also advancing their project and moving forward with a potential production decision to be made by the second half of 2018. The new PEA shows they will be able to build a 135,000 ounce-per-year high margin project for a relatively low price tag, which is extremely rare in the industry. Also, the mine life was extended from five years to ten and a half years. Plans for 2017 include updating the resource estimate, commencing underground exploration, and reviewing the results of bulk sampling while drilling the Lamaque Deep target.

4/4/2017
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Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL): Leading Low-Cost U.S. Silver Producer with Operating Mines in Alaska, Idaho and Mexico, and a Growing Gold Producer; Interview with Mike Westerlund, VP of Investor Relations
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) is a leading low-cost U.S. silver producer with operating mines in Alaska, Idaho and Mexico, and is a growing gold producer with an operating mine in Quebec, Canada. Hecla also has exploration and pre-development properties in seven world-class silver and gold mining districts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. We learned from Mike Westerlund, VP of Investor Relations for Hecla Mining, that 2016 was the record year for the company for revenue and silver production. The reason for that, according to Mr. Westerlund, is the strategy of investing in organic growth, even during tough times, that led to the opening of the new very profitable mine in Mexico, record production and excellent financial performance.

28/3/2017
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Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX): Growth-Oriented, Gold Mining and Exploration Company in Newfoundland, Expanding to Greater Atlantic Canada; Interview with Dustin Angelo, President and CEO
by Allen Alper, Jr., President of Metals News


Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX) is a growth-oriented, gold mining and exploration company, with a producing project called the Point Rousse Project and three exploration/development projects called the Viking and Great Northern Projects and the Tilt Cove Property in Newfoundland. We learned from Dustin Angelo, who is the President and CEO of Anaconda Mining, they are most excited about the acquisition of the Goldboro Property in Nova Scotia, which they hope to bring into production quickly by leveraging their existing infrastructure at the producing Point Rousse Project. The company has been producing around 16,000 gold ounces a year generating around $20 - $25 million Canadian in annual revenue. Bringing Goldboro into production, should significantly increase their production profile over the next couple years.

26/3/2017
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Redstar Gold Corp. (TSX.V: RGC, OTCQB: RGCTF, FRA: RGG): Advancing One of the Highest-Grade Gold Projects in Americas; Interview with Peter A. Ball, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Redstar Gold Corp. (TSX.V: RGC, OTCQB: RGCTF, FRA: RGG) is a well-financed Vancouver based junior exploration company, focused on high-grade gold exploration in North America. In Alaska, the Company is exploring the high-grade 100% owned Unga Gold Project. We learned from Peter A. Ball, who is President and CEO of Redstar Gold Corp. that the company is ~ 60% owned by a number of well-known, knowledgeable investors including; Jacques Vaillancourt, the Executive Chairman and the major shareholder, along with Eric Sprott and several other institutional investors. Redstar Gold controls a 240 square kilometers district in Alaska, where conditions allow operating all year round on the 55th degree latitude location, with nearby one mile long paved airstrip, deep sea port facilities, and by-weekly barge schedules from Seattle. The new exploration program is commencing the end of March, early April this year. According to Mr. Ball, the company has 6 million dollars in the bank and zero debt.

26/3/2017
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Levon Resources Ltd. (TSX: LVN; OTCQX: LVNVF): Indicated Resources of 488.5 M oz of Silver, 9.0 B lbs. of Zinc, 4.7 B lbs. of Lead, and 1.37 M oz of Gold; Interview with Ron Tremblay
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Levon Resources Ltd. (TSX: LVN; OTCQX: LVNVF) is a well-funded gold and precious metals company, exploring one of the world's largest silver resources at the company's 100%-owned, bulk tonnage, Cordero Project in northwest Mexico. Cordero hosts a world class Silver, Zinc, Lead, and Gold resource, with indicated resources of 488.5 million ounces of Silver, 9.0 billion pounds of Zinc, 4.7 billion pounds of Lead, and 1.37 million ounces of Gold. We learned from Ron Tremblay, President & CEO of Levon Resources, they have a fantastic huge open-pit project and are expecting to complete PEA this fall, which should show some very good economics on the project, with silver price on the upturn. According to Mr. Tremblay, for anybody that likes silver and zinc, they have a world class project in a great area of Mexico.

26/3/2017
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Leigh Curyer, CEO of NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE, OTCQX: NXGEF): The Largest Undeveloped Uranium Deposit in Canada with a Very High Grade Core of 164.9M Lbs Grading 18.84% U3O8.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE, OTCQX:NXGEF) is a British Columbia company with a portfolio of highly prospective uranium exploration assets in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada. The company is currently focused on the Arrow Deposit hosting an Indicated mineral resource of 179.5 M lbs U3O8 contained in 1.18 M tonnes grading 6.88% U3O8 and a very high grade core of 164.9 million pounds at 18.84% U3O8 contained within 0.40 M tonnes with an additional 122.1 M lbs U3O8 at 1.30% U3O8 contained within 4.25 M tonnes in the Inferred mineral resource category. We learned from Leigh Curyer, CEO and Director of NexGen, that 2016 was an exciting year for the company, with the largest drilling program in Canada for a uranium project of just under 100,000 meter but that 2017 should be even better. Plans for this year include aggressive drilling, engineering and environmental studies. According to Mr. Curyer, even though Arrow is the largest undeveloped deposit in Canada, they are still in the very early stages of understanding the true scale of the deposit.

25/3/2017
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Ely Gold & Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: ELY, OTC: ELYGF): A Project Developer, Royalty Generator and Exploration Company, Focused Primarily in Nevada; Interview with Trey Wasser, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Trey Wasser, who is President and CEO of Ely Gold & Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: ELY, OTC: ELYGF) that they are a project developer, focused primarily in Nevada with a portfolio of about 20 consolidated properties. Ely Gold is focused on developing recurring cash flow streams, through the acquisition, consolidation, enhancement, and resale of highly prospective, un-encumbered North American precious metals properties. Ely Gold’s property development efforts maximize each property’s potential for third party acquisition, while reserving significant royalty interests. Plans for 2017 include more property deals with the goal of 2 million dollars in revenue from these deals.

25/3/2017
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Copper Mountain Mining (TSX: CUM), Successfully Increases Efficiency and Lowers Operating Costs at Copper Mountain in Canada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Copper Mountain Mining (TSX: CUM), located in Canada, is doing an excellent job increasing their efficiency and decreasing their costs. With the addition of the world’s largest cone crusher (housed in the 12 story building on the left), they are well positioned to be very profitable as copper prices recover.

25/3/2017
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African Queen Mines Ltd. (TSX.V: AQ, Frankfurt: QM0.F): Advancing their Flagship Yellowjacket Gold Project in the Atlin Area, British Columbia, Interview with Irwin Olian, President & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


African Queen Mines Ltd. (TSX.V: AQ, Frankfurt: QM0.F) is advancing their flagship Yellowjacket gold project that covers an aggregate of approximately 291.54 sq. km in Atlin area, British Columbia and has a fully permitted past producing mine. We learned from Irwin Olian, CEO of African Queen Mines, how they bought the property in 2015 for a very favorable price, which gives them tremendous upside as they manage to consolidate a very large exploratory portfolio and develop the geological model that gives them an idea of the potential gold deposits in the region. Mr. Olian expects a big work season in 2017. He is very proud of his terrific team that he feels is second to none from a geological standpoint.

23/3/2017
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RJK Explorations Ltd. (TSXV: RJX.A): Gold, Silver and Base Metals Exploration Company, Located in Ontario and British Columbia; Interview with Glenn Kasner, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


RJK Explorations Ltd. (TSXV: RJX.A) is a Canadian mineral exploration company, with a solid focus on gold, having properties located in Ontario and British Columbia. RJK’s advanced Maude Lake Gold property, in Ontario has had over $11 million worth of exploration expenditures, including over 49,000 metres of drilling, pre-stripping for an open-pit, and underground development, utilizing a decline ramp to the 140 metre level. In 2017, RJK intends to increase the non NI43-101 compliant historical gold resource and explore both the open pit and underground production potential. We learned from Glenn Kasner, who is President and CEO of RJK Exploration, that the recent drilling program yielded some high-grade results.

22/3/2017
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Richard Kern, President and CEO of Iconic Minerals Ltd. (TSX‑V: ICM; OTC: BVTEF; FSE: YQGB): Acquiring and Exploring Precious Metal and Lithium Projects Primarily in Nevada, USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Iconic Minerals Ltd. (TSX‑V: ICM; OTC: BVTEF; FSE: YQGB) is an exploration company focused on acquiring and exploring precious metal and Lithium projects in North America, primarily in Nevada, USA. We learned from Richard Kern, President and CEO of Iconic Minerals, they have accumulated very significant gold as well as lithium projects. The Bonnie Claire Sarcobatus Valley lithium property, located about 60 kilometers south of Clayton Valley, encompasses 1,155 claims covering over 35 square miles and can have recoveries as high as 98%. Their gold exploration portfolio includes the Hercules property in the Como mining district, 17 kms from the famous Comstock Lode mine, the New Pass property in the New Pass mining district, and the Squaw Creek property located in the northern area of the Carlin Trend.

22/3/2017
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Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG): A Leading Gold Producer; Interview with Todd White, COO
by Allen Alper, Jr., President of Metals News


Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) is a leading gold producer, focused on responsible mining practices and delivering long-term value with safe, low-cost production from a high-quality portfolio of mines throughout the Americas. We learned from Todd White, the COO of Goldcorp, the company set up a very exciting "20/20/20" strategy over the next five-year period: to achieve 20% growth in production, 20% increase in reserves, and a 20% reduction in cost. Goldcorp actively invests in innovation to improve safety and reduce costs as well as their environmental footprint. In the current environment, where we see the trajectory of gold on the uptick, Goldcorp is well positioned in the senior gold market.

22/3/2017
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EXPLOR Resources Inc…TSX-V: EXS; OTCQB: EXSFF; FSE & BE: E1H1…Focused on Exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Ontario and Quebec; Interview with Chris Dupont, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


EXPLOR Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EXS, OTCQB: EXSFF, FSE & BE: E1H1) www.explorresources.com, is a gold and base metals exploration company, with mineral holdings in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, Canada. We learned from Chris Dupont, President and CEO of EXPLOR, that the Company is currently exploring base metal targets on two of their extensive property holdings immediately north of the prolific Glencore Kidd base metals mine in Timmins, Ontario. They are also focused on further exploration at their Timmins Porcupine West Gold resource, their Ogden Gold Property, the PG-101 Gold property, the Chester Copper resource and the Duparquet (East Bay) Gold property block. The company plans to execute aggressive exploration programs on all of these very promising prospects during 2017.

22/3/2017
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Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI, TSX: SSO): A Canadian-Based Precious Metals Producer, with Three Wholly-Owned and Operated Low-Cost Mines; Interview with W. John DeCooman Jr., Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI, TSX: SSO) is a Canadian-based precious metals producer, with three wholly-owned and operated low-cost mines, including the Marigold gold mine in Nevada, U.S., the Seabee Gold Operation in Saskatchewan, Canada and the Pirquitas silver mine in Jujuy Province, Argentina. We learned from W. John DeCooman, Jr., Vice President, Business Development and Strategy of Silver Standard, that they are an approximately $1.5 billion US market cap company and in 2016 they produced nearly 400,000 gold equivalent ounces at cash costs below $700 per ounce, generating over $170 million of operating cash flow, over $115 million of which they put on their balance sheet. According to Mr. DeCooman, Silver Standard's combination of a very seasoned, deep team of experts, quality assets, and capital provides internal growth and M&A opportunities with very attractive downside protection and liquidity should the markets get difficult.

20/3/2017
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