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Excellon Reports 2018 Annual and Fourth Quarter Financial Results
TORONTO, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN; OTC:EXLLF) ("Excellon" or the "Company") is pleased to report financial results for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2018.
Power Metals Commences Planning for Metallurgical Testing at Case Lake
VANCOUVER, March 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Power Metals Corp. ("Power Metals Corp." or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PWM)(FRANKFURT:OAA1)(OTC:PWRMF) is pleased to announce that we have engaged SGS Canada Inc. regarding metallurgical testing of the spodumene pegmatite Main Dyke on the Case Lake Property, east of Cochrane, Ontario. Power Metals has signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement with SGS and started to transfer key documents to SGS. SGS is planning to start the metallurgical testing with heavy liquid (HL) separation and mineralogy analyses.
Cellcube Announces Appointment of Stefan Schauss as CEO and Provides Business Update
TORONTO, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CellCube Energy Storage Systems Inc. (the "Company" or "CellCube") (CSE: CUBE) (OTCQB: CECBF) (Frankfurt: 01X) (WKN: A2JMGP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Stefan Schauss as the CEO of CellCube Energy Storage. Mike Neylan will continue his leadership of the company in the role of President of CellCube and have overall responsibility for the capital markets activities and corporate matters.
B2Gold has filed its Form 40-F
VANCOUVER, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - B2Gold Corp. (TSX: BTO, NYSE AMERICAN: BTG, NSX: B2G) ("B2Gold" or the "Company") has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") its SEC Annual Report on Form 40-F for the year ended December 31, 2018. The Form 40-F was filed on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. This includes the Company's Annual Information Form, audited Financial Statements and Management's Discussion & Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2018.
LeadFX Provides an Update to the Closing of the Plan of Arrangement
(All dollar amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated)
Blackham Resources Limited (ASX:BLK) $26M Capital Raising for Transition to 100,000ozpa
Blackham Resources Limited (ASX:BLK) (OTCMKTS:BKHRF) ('Blackham' or the 'Company') announces that it is offering eligible shareholders the opportunity to participate in a fully underwritten pro-rata renounceable entitlements issue of five (5) new fully paid ordinary shares in the Company (New Shares) for every four (4) shares held on the Record Date, which is anticipated to be 26 March 2019, at an issue price of 1.5 cents per New Share to raise approximately $25.8 million (before costs) ('Entitlements Issue').
Mountain Province Diamonds Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2018 Results
TSX and NASDAQ: MPVD
Wheaton Precious Metals Announces Record Gold Production and Sales In 2018 and Declares First Quarterly Dividend of 2019
TSX: WPM
Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) Initial Ore Sorting Results Encouraging
Hastings Technology Metals Limited (ASX:HAS) ("Hastings" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has received the results from an initial sample sent for ore sorting testing.
Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. Announces Year-End Earnings
NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Rivet & Machine Co. (NYSE American: CVR) today announced audited results for the year 2018 as summarized below:
X-Terra Resources Increased its Land Position at Ducran
ROUYN-NORANDA, QC, March 20, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - X-Terra Resources Inc. (TSXV: XTT) (FRANKFURT: XTR) ("X-Terra") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement (the "Agreement") with a private prospector (the "Vendor") pursuant to which X-Terra will acquire a 100% undivided ownership interest in nine (9) mining claims (the "Claims") located in the Eeyou Istchee/Baie-James Territory in the Province of Québec and that are surrounded by X-Terra's Ducran property. This acquisition will bring X-Terra's total land position for the Ducran property to 75 mining claims covering an area of approximately 41 km(2).
Goliath Gold Project Achieves Permitting Milestone
TSX: TML OTCQX: TSRMF
Chalice files amended NI43-101 Technical Report
PERTH, Western Australia, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Chalice Gold Mines Limited (ASX: CHN, TSX: CXN) ("Chalice" or the "Company") announces, as a result of a review by the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC"), it has filed an amended technical report entitled "Technical Report and Mineral Resource Estimate: East Cadillac Gold Project, Val-d'Or, Quebec" dated March 12, 2019 (the "Amended Technical Report").
Commercial Metals Company Announces Quarterly Dividend Of $0.12 Per Share
IRVING, Texas, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 20, 2019, the board of directors of Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) ("CMC") declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share of CMC common stock. The dividend is payable to stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 5, 2019. The dividend will be paid on April 18, 2019. This cash dividend reflects CMC's 218(th) consecutive quarterly dividend.
Media Advisory - No USMCA Ratification Unless Tariffs, Quotas Rejected Outright: Steelworkers
United Steelworkers leaders to visit Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Canada's largest aluminum-production region, to call for political support of key industry.
EnGold to Recommence Drilling at Lac La Hache March 23rd, Expands Land Package by 25%
VANCOUVER, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - David H. Brett, President & CEO, EnGold Mines Ltd., (TSX-V: EGM, "EnGold" or the "Company") reports drilling at EnGold's 100% owned Lac La Hache property in the Cariboo region of BC will recommence March 23(rd), 2019, focusing on high-grade gold mineralization near the Aurizon Gold Deposit. The 6-hole shallow drilling program will target gold bearing quartz veins and silicified zones discovered on surface via 2018 soil sampling and prospecting, where previously reported hole AZS18-69 cut 12.75 gpt Au, 7.5 gpt Ag & 0.27% Cu over 1.64 within a larger intercept grading 5.82 gpt Au, 5.47 gpt Ag & 0.16% Cu over 3.9 m. Also, EnGold has added 4,908 hectares to the Lac La Hache Property by staking and purchase, increasing its size by approximately 25% to 25,750 hectares. The property expansion was undertaken partly in response to recent large-scale claim staking by major mining companies up to the borders of the Property (see map below).
Clean Commodities Corp. Option Partner Azincourt Energy Commences Drilling at East Preston Project
VANCOUVER, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Clean Commodities Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CLE) ("Clean Commodities" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that its option partner, Azincourt Energy Corp. ("Azincourt"), has commenced the first phase of its diamond drilling program at the East Preston Uranium Project, situated in the western Athabasca Basin of northern Saskatchewan.
Power Ore Releases Independent Exploration Target Studies on Springer and Perry Mines
TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - PowerOre Inc. ("Power Ore" or the "Company") (TSX.V: PORE) is pleased to announce that it has posted the results of both studies performed by Roscoe Postle Associates ("RPA") on the Springer and Perry mines dated 2013 and 2014, respectively. These studies had been in the private domain and culminated in two reports that contain exploration targets for each mine as follows:
Oceanic announces granting of stock options and restricted share units
TSX Venture Exchange: FEO

Process Analyzer Market to Depict 9.1% CAGR, Shale Gas Exploitation and Rising Urbanization to Influence Industry Trends - TMR
ALBANY, New York, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a market intelligence report by TMR, the global process analyzer market is anticipated to reach at a valuation of US$11.50 bn by 2024. The market was noted at US$5.29 bn worth revenue in 2015. During the forecast period, the global process analyzer market is likely to rise at an impressive 9.1% CAGR.
Champion Iron Reports Exploration Results at Powderhorn Project, Newfoundland
Confirmed Continuity of High-Grade Zinc Zone and Addition of Gold to the Expanded Copper Zone
Azimut and SOQUEM cover the Gold-Polymetallic Pikwa Property with a Heliborne Geophysical Survey, James Bay region, Quebec
Symbol: AZM.TSX Venture
Continental Gold Announces a High-Grade and Robust Mineral Resource Estimate for BMZ1 at the Buriticá Project, Colombia
TORONTO, March 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Continental Gold Inc. (TSX:CNL; OTCQX:CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce a positive mineral resource estimate for Broad Mineralized Zone 1 ("BMZ1") located in the central-west portion of the Yaraguá system at its 100%-owned Buriticá project in Antioquia, Colombia. All information incorporated for estimating the mineral resources for BMZ1 was derived from a recompilation of the block models used to calculate the global mineral resource estimate for the Buriticá project announced on January 30, 2019.
Annual General Meeting of Sandvik Aktiebolag
SANDVIKEN, Sweden, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The shareholders in Sandvik Aktiebolag are convened to the Annual General Meeting to be held on Monday, 29 April 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Göransson Arena, Sätragatan 21, Sandviken, Sweden.
Industrial Filters Market Worth $3.7 Billion by 2023 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™
CHICAGO, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new research report "Industrial Filters Market by Type (Liquid and Air Filter Media), End-use Industry (Food & Beverage, Metal & Mining, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Power Generation), and Region (APAC, Europe, North America, MEA, and SA) - Global Forecast to 2023", published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Industrial Filters Market is expected to grow from USD 2.7 billion in 2018 to USD 3.7 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period. The major factors driving the industrial filters market include growing industrialization and urbanization coupled with stringent regulations pertaining to emission and treatment of industrial waste.
ZOZEN is heading for the industry 4.0 in full sail
WUXI, China, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry 4.0 is a high-tech strategic plan put forward by the German government and has received worldwide recognition. Using the revolutionary production methods of Industry 4.0 for reference, ZOZEN has taken a series of measures to reform and update.
Fission 3.0 Drills Strong Alteration in Multiple Holes at Key Lake South
First pass drill program returns encouraging results
Alt Resources Ltd (ASX:ARS) Retraction of Production Targets and Forecast Financial Information
Alt Resources Limited (ASX:ARS) refers to its presentation titled "121 Mining Hong Kong Presentation" that was released to the market on 19 March 2019.
Filo Mining Reports 2018 Results
VANCOUVER, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Filo Mining Corp. (TSX-V and Nasdaq First North: FIL) ("Filo Mining" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its results for year ended December 31, 2018.
Intermin Resources Limited (ASX:IRC) 2019 Drilling Program Commences
Intermin Resources Limited (ASX:IRC) ("Intermin" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2019 regional exploration drilling program. The initial 11,000m program will focus on regional projects in the Kalgoorlie and Menzies regions following up results from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 programs.
Budget 2019 Positive for Canada's Mining Sector
Budget Promises Skills Training and Important Northern Focus; both Critically Important to the Mining Industry
Rumble Resources Ltd (ASX:RTR) Company Presentation - 121 Conference
Rumble Resources Ltd (ASX:RTR) provides the Company's latest presentation at 121 Mining Investment Conference.
Strongco Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results
TSX Symbol: SQP
Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) Joint Company Secretary Appointment
Hastings Technology Metals Limited (ASX:HAS) ("Hastings" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Hidio Jackson as Joint Company Secretary.
49 North Resources Inc. Announces the Results of its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders
TSX Venture Exchange Symbol FNR
Nass Valley Gateway Ltd. Issues Shares Pursuant to the Acquisition of Advanced Bioceuticals Limited
Trading Symbols: CSE: NVG
Deutsche Borse, Frankfurt: 3NVN
Germany: WKN A1JVHM/
Solaris Copper Closes C$3.9 Million Private Placement
VANCOUVER, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Solaris Copper Inc. ("Solaris" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has closed a C$3.9 million non-brokered private placement financing (the "Private Placement").
Ramaco Resources, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results
LEXINGTON, Ky., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ramaco Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: METC) ("Ramaco," "Ramaco Resources" or the "Company") today reported annual net income of $25.1 million, or $0.62 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2018, as compared to a net loss of $15.4 million in 2017. The Company's adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and equity-based compensation expenses ("Adjusted EBITDA") was $42.2 million for the year ended December 31,2018, as compared with Adjusted EBITDA loss of $9.3 million in 2017.
Kingold Jewelry Announces Filing Extension for Form 10-K; Schedules 2018 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results and Conference Call on April 3, 2019
WUHAN CITY, China, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingold Jewelry, Inc. ("Kingold" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: KGJI), one of China's leading manufacturers and designers of high quality 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments and investment-oriented products, today announced that the Company has filed Form 12b-25, Notification of Late Filing, with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 18, 2019 to extend the filing of the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 for up to an additional 15 calendar days .
Cobalt Blockchain Completes Private Placement and Shares for Debt Settlement
TORONTO, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Cobalt Blockchain Inc. ("COBC" or the "Company") (TSX-V: COBC; OTCQB: COBCF) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced private placement offering (the "Offering") through the issuance (on a non-brokered basis) of 4,526,734 units ("Units") at a price of $0.15 per Unit for a gross proceeds of $679,010.10.
Franco-Nevada Reports 2018 Results
(in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted)
Mineral Hill Industries Completes the NI-51-101 Report on its Proposed Second Oklahoma Project
Toronto: TSX-V: MHI
Frankfurt: N8Z1/WKN: AODLHP
OTC Market (US): MHIFF
Victaulic Offers an Off-The-Truck Flexible Solution for Cold Storage Applications
VicFlex(TM) Style AB6 Bracket solution reduces the risk of condensation impeding the system
Atomic Brands Launches New Cocktails in Ardagh Cans
Atomic Brands Launches New Cocktails in Ardagh Cans
South Florida Manufacturers Association Unveils the 2019 Employees and Manufacturers of the Year Honored at their 40th Annual Recognition of Excellence Ceremony
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 13, 2019, The South Florida Manufacturers Association announced winners for their 2019 Recognition of Excellence Awards.
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Interview with Edward Karr, President, CEO and Director of U.S. Gold Corp.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU) is a U.S. focused junior gold exploration and development company with two flagship assets: The Copper King gold-copper-silver-zinc project located in Southeast Wyoming, and the early stage Keystone exploration property on the Cortez Trend in Nevada, 10 miles south of Barrick Gold's Cortez Hills Mine. We learned from Edward Karr, President, CEO and Director of U.S. Gold Corp., that Copper King's PEA shows a pretty robust resource with $178 million NPV, and IRR of approximately 33%. According to Mr. Karr, 2018 was a transformative year for their Keystone property, where they are potentially very close to making a discovery.

20/3/2019
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Interview with Mark Jarvis, President and CEO of Giga Metals Corp. (TSX.V: GIGA, OTC: HNCKF, FSE: BRR2): Nickel and Cobalt for the Battery Industry
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


At PDAC 2019, we learned from Mark Jarvis, President and CEO of Giga Metals Corp. (TSX.V: GIGA, OTC: HNCKF, FSE: BRR2), that they are currently advancing their world class Turnagain nickel-cobalt project to the pre-feasibility study stage. Giga Metals recently sold a 2% NSR on future cobalt and nickel production at the Turnagain Project to Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSX.V – KBLT) for US$1 million in cash and 1,125,000 shares of KBLT. Near term plans include a new resource model and getting their capex down. According to Mr. Jarvis, Giga Metals will be producing a high-grade, class one nickel concentrate for the battery industry, with a significant cobalt by-product credit.

20/3/2019
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Interview with Paul Cowley, President & CEO of First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV: FVAN, OTCQX: FVANF, FSE: 1PY)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV: FVAN, OTCQX: FVANF, FSE: 1PY) (formerly Cornerstone Metals Inc.) has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Carlin Vanadium Project, located in Elko County, Nevada. The Carlin Vanadium Project contains North America’s largest highest-grade primary vanadium resources and is situated 6 miles south of a major rail hub and mining community of Carlin, Nevada, a major highway (I-80) and power. We learned from Paul Cowley, President & CEO of First Vanadium Corp., that vanadium is used in the steel industry to strengthen and lighten steel, as well as in the battery sector for large power storage and sustainable energy applications. We learned from Mr. Cowley that First Vanadium Corp. was recognized as the second best-performing mining stock on the Toronto Venture Exchange for 2018. According to Mr. Cowley, the company is run by professional engineers and geologists who have all worked for major mining companies in the past. It has a very tight share structure of under 39 million shares, and has enough cash in the treasury for another year.

16/3/2019
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Interview with Mike Davies, Chief Financial Officer of Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM, OTCQX: TPRFF)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM, OTCQX: TPRFF) is currently the largest underground gold and silver producer in Colombia, with several mines in operation at its Segovia and Marmato Operations. At PDAC2019, we learned from Mike Davies, Chief Financial Officer of Gran Colombia Gold, that they have been producing over 200,000 ounces of gold a year and expect 210,000 to 225,000 ounces of gold this year, most of which is largely coming from their high-grade Segovia operations. According to Mr. Davies, Segovia operations have large upside potential. In 2019, the Company plans to raise money to increase its high-grade resource via step-out and brownfield drilling. We learned from Mr. Davies that with the current political changes in Venezuela, Gran Colombia hopes to be able to return to the country and reclaim some of the gold projects that were nationalized in 2011 by the government.

15/3/2019
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Interview with Omar Jabara, Communications Group Executive for Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) Interviewed 2/28/19
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM) is a leading gold and copper producer, founded in 1921, with operations currently in the United States, Australia, Ghana, Peru and Suriname. We learned from Omar Jabara, Group Executive for communications, about the combination with Goldcorp Inc. that was announced in January and is expected to close in the 2nd quarter of 2019, to create world’s leading gold company. The combined Company will have the world's largest gold reserves and will be able to deliver production of between 6 to 7 million ounces of gold a year over year for at least two decades. Mr. Jabara also discussed an inferior, unsolicited proposal from Barrick to acquire Newmont.

13/3/2019
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Nicola Mining Inc. (TSX.V: NIM): Exploring and Developing North America’s Highest Grading Historic Copper Mine in British Columbia; Interview of Peter Espig, CEO
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Nicola Mining Inc. (TSX.V: NIM) is in the process of recommencing mill feed processing operations at its 100% owned state-of-the-art mill and tailings facility, located near Merritt, British Columbia. It has already signed four mill profit share agreements, with high-grade gold producers. The fully-permitted mill can process both gold and silver mill feed, via gravity and flotation processes. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Peter Espig, the CEO of Nicola Mining, that they are the only site in British Columbia that is permitted to accept gold and silver material from anywhere in the Province and they will commence gold production in 2019. The mill is situated, within the company's 100% owned New Craigmont Project, North America’s highest grading historic copper mine, located approximately 10 kilometers west of Merritt and 20 km south of the Highland Valley Operation. According to Mr. Espig, the mine is low-cost, thanks to the developed infrastructure, cheap power and water, and warm weather. Plans for this year include commence gold production at the Merritt Mill, and releasing the 43-101 resource on the New Craigmont Mine, which will be significant, according to Mr. Espig.

24/2/2019
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Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU, OTCQB: AUIAF, Frankfurt: 20Q): Proven Team in Search of the Gold-Rich Lost Cities of Ecuador; Interview with Dr. Richard Spencer, President
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Dr. Richard Spencer, President and Director of Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU, OTCQB: AUIAF, Frankfurt: 20Q) that Aurania is a junior exploration company with a focus on precious metals and copper. Its flagship asset, The Lost Cities – Cutucu Project, is located in the Jurassic Metallogenic Belt in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range of southeastern Ecuador. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Dr. Richard Spencer, President and Director of Aurania Resources, that they are in the middle of stream sediment sampling of their 2,080 square km concession area, and they already have an immense line up of exciting targets. Plans for 2019 include a scout-drilling program that is designed to prioritize those targets better for the benefit of the shareholders.

23/2/2019
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Lithium Chile (TSX-V: LITH): Owns Fifteen Projects, 159,950 Hectares on Li-Rich Salars in Chile; Interview with Steven Cochrane, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Lithium Chile (TSX-V: LITH) owns fifteen projects, encompassing 159,950 hectares on Li-rich Scalars in Chile – which has the largest, high-grade lithium reserves and lowest-cost lithium production in the world. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Steven Cochrane, who is President and CEO of Lithium Chile, that 2018 was a successful year. The Company drilled its first property, called the Ollague prospect and hit lithium bearing brines across the entire five holes. We learned from Mr. Cochrane that the company augmented its already outstanding team, with Mr. Jose De Castro Alem, who is the South American lithium expert and a recognized pioneer in lithium brine exploration, development and production. He was on the team responsible for Orocobre’s growth from a sub-$10 million market cap to over $1 billion market cap. Plans for 2019 include beginning of exploration at the company's second prospect called Turi, which offers two sources of potential lithium on the property — hypothermal and the leeching action. Lithium Chile also hopes to have final approval from the Community at Coipasa to begin their drill program on Coipasa and Turi exploration concurrently.

22/2/2019
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Interview with Randy Smallwood, President and CEO of Wheaton Precious Metals (TSX: WPM, NYSE: WPM)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Wheaton Precious Metals™ Corp. (TSX: WPM, NYSE: WPM) is one of the largest precious metals streaming companies in the world. Wheaton currently has streaming agreements for 19 operating mines and 9 development stage projects. We learned from Randy Smallwood, President and CEO of Wheaton Precious Metals, that in 2018 the Company made their first venture into cobalt, by acquiring a cobalt stream from Vale's Voisey's Bay mine in June. They have also closed a new precious metals purchase agreement, with First Majestic, on the San Dimas Mine, whereby Wheaton will now get 25% of gold production as well as 25% of the silver production paid in gold. At the end of 2018, Wheaton reached a settlement with the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA"), which has taken much of the tax risk out of the Company. According to Mr. Smallwood, 2018 was a foundation year, from which the company can grow.

22/2/2019
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Bluestone Resources Inc. (TSXV: BSR, OTCQB: BBSRF): Feasibility Study, Quick Pay Back, Production to be 146,000 Ounces per Year; Interview with Darren Klinck, President & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Bluestone Resources Inc. (TSXV:BSR, OTCQB:BBSRF) is a mineral exploration and development company that is focused on advancing its 100%-owned Cerro Blanco Gold and Mita Geothermal projects, located in Guatemala. A Feasibility Study on Cerro Blanco returned robust economics, with a quick pay back and an average annual production projected to be 146,000 ounces per year, over the first three years of production, with all-in sustaining costs of $579/oz gold. The Mita Geothermal project is an advanced-stage, renewable energy project, licensed to produce up to 50 megawatts of power. We learned from Darren Klinck, President, CEO, and Director of Bluestone Resources, that Cerro Blanco is one of the highest-grade undeveloped gold projects today. In its first full year of annual production it is expected to generate more free cash flow than the current market cap of the Company. The capital expenditure estimated to build the project is $200 million and Bluestone plans to finalize the project's financing in 2019. Near-term plans also include drilling to upgrade the inferred resource into measured and indicated, which will add significant NPV and value to the overall project.

21/2/2019
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Idaho Champion Gold Mines Canada Inc. (CSE: ITKO): Highly Prospective Gold Exploration in Idaho USA; Interview with Jonathan Buick, the President and CEO
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News


Idaho Champion Gold Mines Canada Inc. (CSE: ITKO) is a discovery-focused gold exploration company that is committed to advancing its 100% owned, highly prospective, mineral properties, located in Idaho, USA. The Baner Project is in Idaho County, the Champagne Project is located in Butte County, near Arco, and four cobalt properties in Lemhi County, in the Idaho Cobalt Belt. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Jonathan Buick, the President and CEO of Idaho Champion Gold Mines, that they are a new company that started trading at the end of September of last year and their flagship project is the Baner gold project in Elk City, where they have made a discovery, during their 19-hole drilling program in October. Mr. Buick is confident that this could be a significant global resource. We learned from Mr. Buick that management owns 55% of the company, with large key shareholders. Idaho Champion Gold Mines is now looking to divest its cobalt properties to fund its gold exploration without dilution. Starting in the spring, the company will be doing a minimum of 3,000 meters up to 5,000 meters of drilling, depending on the transaction of cobalt.

20/2/2019
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Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX): Exploring one of the world’s highest grade Cobalt Gold projects in British Columbia, Canada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Scott Williamson: Managing Director of Blackstone Minerals (ASX:BSX), outlines the Company’s world class Little Gem Cobalt Gold property in British Columbia, Canada, and provides an overview of Blackstone’s Australian Gold properties. Blackstone has a proven management team that is ready and equipped to move this very high-grade project forward. It operates in safe, mining-friendly jurisdictions.

19/2/2019
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Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX, OTCQX: ANXGF): A Growing Gold Producer in Atlantic Canada; Interview Dustin Angelo, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX, OTCQX: ANXGF) is a growing gold producer in Atlantic Canada. Anaconda Mining operates the Point Rousse Project, located in the Baie Verte Mining District in Newfoundland, and is also developing the Goldboro Gold Project in Nova Scotia, a high-grade Mineral Resource, subject to a 2018 preliminary economic assessment, which demonstrates strong project economics. We learned from Dustin Angelo, President and CEO of Anaconda Mining, that they are currently producing around 20,000 ounces at the Point Rousse Project, with plans to bring the Goldboro Gold Project to production by 2021. According to Mr. Angelo, this will allow Anaconda to get up in the 50 to 60,000 ounce range, ultimately looking at about 100,000 ounces a year, in production, through organic growth.

18/2/2019
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Murchison Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: MUR): Exploring and Developing Zinc-Copper in North-Central Saskatchewan; Jean-Charles Potvin, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Murchison Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: MUR) is a Canadian based exploration company, focused on the exploration and development of the 100% owned Brabant-McKenzie zinc-copper project, located in north-central Saskatchewan, right next to the highway, an existing village, and power lines. We learned from Jean-Charles (JC) Potvin, President and CEO of Murchison Minerals, that they have just recently tripled their land position to 221 square kilometers and have completed an extensive airborne survey over the new claims, identifying a whole slew of very interesting new targets that they are excited to begin exploring as soon as the snow melts in May. We learned from Mr. Potvin that Rob McEwen owns 10% of Murchison.

18/2/2019
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Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: WHN):Exploring British Columbia’s Newest Gold Belt; Interview with Shaun Pollard, Director and CFO
by Allen Alper, Jr., President, Metals News


Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) is a Canadian based exploration company focused on advancing its wholly owned Shovelnose, Prospect Valley, Skoonka and Skoonka North gold projects covering over 35,000 hectares within the prospective Spences Bridge Gold Belt in British Columbia. The projects are situated within a geological setting like those which host other significant epithermal gold-silver systems. There is evidence of a significant mineralized alteration system within the property. The proximity to great infrastructure lowers the drilling costs. Recent drilling intersected 17.77 metres of 24.50 g/t Au, including 6.78 metres of 50.76 g/t Au. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Shaun Pollard, Director and CFO of Westhaven Ventures, that their management team has been very successful, to date, making multiple discoveries and creating billions of dollars in market value. The company was the best performing resource equity on the Toronto Venture Exchange for 2018 going from a low of nine cents to a high of $1.43. Plans for this year include a 5-7 million dollars of exploration drilling across the company's properties with the goal to define the size of the discovery before starting the infill drilling.

16/2/2019
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Delrey Metals (CSE: DLRY, FSE: 1OZ): Own Four Vanadium Projects and One Cobalt Project; Interview with Morgan Good, Founder, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Delrey Metals (CSE: DLRY, FSE: 1OZ) is focused on sourcing, financing and developing undervalued, strategic energy metals assets. We learned from Morgan Good, Founder, President and CEO of Delrey Metals. They own four vanadium projects and one cobalt project. The Company's main focus is on vanadium. According to Mr. Good, the vanadium sector is expected to increase in size, demand, and value over the coming year. All four of Delrey's vanadium properties are located on tide water in BC and have exactly the types of geology and historic exploration results geologists want to see for further exploration when looking for potential deposits. The company plans to kick off 2019, with an exploration program in February, starting with geophysics and airborne magnetics, followed by fieldwork and drilling. Delrey's Sunset cobalt property is an early stage project, with a 43-101 resource and an NSR of 2% owed to Cobalt 27.

16/2/2019
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Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR, LMRMF, FSE: DH8B): Preparing to Supply the New Demand for Graphite in Li-Ion Batteries, Interview with Paul Gill, CEO
by Allen Alper Jr. President, Metals News


Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR, LMRMF, FSE: DH8B) is a Canadian-based, exploration-stage company, that discovered high-grade graphite at its La Loutre Property in Quebec and is working toward a Pre-Economic Assessment (PEA) that will increase its current indicated resource of 4.1 Mt of 6.5% Cg to over 10 Mt of 10%+ Cg. We learned from Paul Gill, the CEO of Lomiko Metals, that they have raised funds and are drilling. About 30% of the deposit is large flake, 30% is intermediate sized, between 80 and 50, and the rest of it is fine grain, all of which is usable in various industries. According to Mr. Gill, this is a great market for graphite and Lomiko Metals is currently one of the most developed graphite juniors in the world. Recently, Simon Moores, of Benchmark Minerals, appeared before a Senate Committee on the Supply and Demand of Critical Battery Materials Lithium, Graphite, Cobalt and Nickel.

8/2/2019
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American Manganese Inc. (TSX-V: AMY, OTC US: AMYZF, FSE: 2AM): Recycling Lithium-ion EV Batteries; Interview with Larry Reaugh, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


American Manganese Inc. (TSX-V: AMY, OTC US: AMYZF, FSE: 2AM) is a critical metals company, with a patent approved process for the recovery of metals from lithium-ion batteries, such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. Using a novel combination of reagents and unit operations, American Manganese can provide 100% extraction of cathode metals at battery grade purity. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Larry Reaugh, President and CEO of American Manganese, that they have built their pilot plant and it has recently been delivered to the Kemetco testing facility. They have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Dutch private company, called Battery Safety Solutions B.V., for the purpose of forming a partnership to create and commercialize a closed-loop circular economy solution, for the upcycling of lithium-ion battery cathode materials. Their goal is to be commercially ready by late 2019 and become the industry leader in recycling spent electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries.

2/2/2019
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Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: GLDN): Advancing High Grade Au-Ag Project in the Heart of BC’s Golden Triangle; Interview with Michael Blady, President & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: GLDN) owns a 100% interest in the 1,700-hectare Hank copper-gold-silver-lead-zinc property located in the Golden Triangle district, approximately 140 kilometres north of Stewart, British Columbia. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Michael Blady, President-CEO of Golden Ridge Resources that in 2018 they drilled just under 7000 meters and discovered a Cu-Au-Ag alkalic porphyry, called the Williams Zone, which has become the Company's flagship deposit. Plans for 2019 include drilling the Williams Zone to depth and putting together an inferred resource.

1/2/2019
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Golden Rim Resources Limited (ASX: GMR): Building on 1 Million Ounces in Burkina Faso; Interview with Craig Mackay, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Golden Rim Resources Limited (ASX: GMR), is an emerging West African gold developer, focused on its near term Kouri Gold Project, located in north-east Burkina Faso. The Kouri Gold Project contains 1.4Moz in defined Mineral Resources, with significant upside potential to grow. We learned from Craig Mackay, Managing Director of Golden Rim Resources, that they are in the process of acquiring more land next to their property and are looking forward to doing a lot more drilling there, over the next 12 months, to expand the resource base. According to Mr. Mackay, Burkina Faso is a mining friendly country with the fastest growing gold industry in Africa.

31/1/2019
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White Rock Minerals (ASX: WRM): Globally Significant High-Grade Zinc, Silver, Gold Project in Alaska and with a Near-Term Gold and Silver Production Asset in Australia; Interview with Matthew Gill, Managing Director and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


White Rock Minerals (ASX: WRM) is an Australian minerals exploration and development company, with projects located in central Alaska and New South Wales. The 100% owned zinc-silver-lead-gold Red Mountain VMS project in central Alaska has a maiden JORC 2012 Resource of 9Mt grading 13% ZnEq. The 100% owned Mt Carrington gold-silver project in New South Wales, Australia, has a JORC Resource of over 300,000 ounces of gold and 23 million ounces of silver. We learned from Matthew Gill, Managing Director and CEO of White Rock Minerals, that the next step is to commence the environmental approval process at Mt Carrington that will take about 12 to 18 months. We also learned from Mr. Gill, that their Alaska project attracted a billion dollar company, called Sandfire Resources, who became their largest shareholder this year with 13% of White Rock and an option to earn 51% through a joint venture agreement. Sandfire will be required to spend a minimum of A$20 million over four years.

19/1/2019
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Aeris Resources Limited (ASX: AIS): Australia’s Fifth Largest, Independent Copper Producer; Interview with Andre Labuschagne, Executive Chairman
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aeris Resources Limited (ASX: AIS) is currently Australia’s fifth largest, independent copper producer by volume produced. Its flagship asset, the Tritton Copper Operations in New South Wales, has delivered record production in recent years and is targeting production of 24,500 tonnes of copper in FY2019. The Tritton Copper Operations include multiple mines and a 1.8 million tonne per annum processing plant. We learned from Andre Labuschagne, the Executive Chairman of Aeris Resources, that the company is focused on extending the mine's life, re-starting greenfields exploration activities and accretive mergers and acquisitions. The company is also about to start drilling at their 70% owned Torrens project, which is a very large IOCG anomaly in South Australia, not far from the BHP's large Olympic Dam mine and also in close proximity to BHP’s recently announced Oak Dam discovery. According to Mr. Labuschagne, Aeris Resources is now positioned for growth and ready to spend money on exploration, with significant upside potential both at Tritton and at Torrens.

16/1/2019
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Mako Gold Limited (ASX: MKG): Three High-Grade Gold Projects in West African in the >60Moz.Gold-Rich Birimian Greenstone Belts; Interview with Peter Ledwidge, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Mako Gold Limited (ASX: MKG) is an Australian based exploration company founded by a husband and wife team of geologists Ann and Peter Ledwidge, who between the two of them have 60 years of field experience on three continents. Mako Gold is focused on making a significant high-grade gold discovery by exploring its portfolio of highly prospective gold projects in Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso in the gold-bearing West African Birimian Greenstone Belts which hosts more than 60 +1Moz gold deposits. Mako has three highly prospective projects in West Africa – the Napié, Niou and Tangora Projects. We spoke with Peter Ledwidge, Managing Director of Mako Gold. Their flagship Napié Project, located in the north central part of Côte d’Ivoire, is a farm-in joint venture with Occidental Gold, a subsidiary of Perseus Mining and Mako Gold and is earning up to 75% interest. To that end, the Company identified and drilled two areas called Tchaga Prospect and the Gogbala Prospect, with highest grade results of 215 grams per ton. The company's second project is the Niou gold project in Burkina Faso, where they have drilled in December 2018 and are currently awaiting assays.

15/1/2019
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Interview with Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner of McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX, TSX: MUX): Rapidly Growing Gold and Silver Producer in the Americas
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, with operations in Argentina, Mexico, Nevada, and Canada. The Company's goal is to qualify for inclusion in the S&P 500. We learned from Mr. Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner of McEwen Mining, that in 2019 the company will be producing 200,000 ounces gold equivalent. It’s internal growth pipeline could add another 50% to the company's annual production over the next four years, bringing it to 300,000 ozs. According to Mr. McEwen, in order to qualify for the S & P, they need to get to an annual production rate in excess of 600,000 ounces a year and have a credible growth pipeline to 1 million ozs. per year. Plans for 2019 include commencing commercial production at the company's Gold Bar mine in Nevada, as well as cost-reduction and exploration work in Timmins, and innovative in pit tailings disposal in Mexico. McEwen Mining is incorporated in the state of Colorado.

12/1/2019
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White Gold Corp (TSX.V: WGO; OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF; FRA: 29W): Largest Land Holder in White Gold District of the Yukon, Canada; Interview with David D'Onofrio, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


White Gold Corp (TSX.V: WGO; OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF; FRA: 29W) owns a portfolio of 21,218 quartz claims, across 34 properties, in the emerging White Gold District of the Yukon, Canada, totaling over 423,000 hectares (approximately 40% of the district). This makes White Gold Corp the largest landholder in the District. We learned from David D'Onofrio, CEO of White Gold Corp, that their entire land package was brought into the company by the renowned prospector Shawn Ryan, the company's Chief Technical Advisor and a Director, who has over 20 years of experience prospecting gold in the Yukon, which led to the discovery of the White Gold, Coffee, and QV gold deposits. We learned from D'Onofrio that their $11 million-dollar exploration campaign during 2018 was very successful in producing several high-grade discoveries, and led to a $15 million dollar bought deal financing that the company closed a few weeks ago.

10/12/2018
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Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX, OTCQX: ANXGF): Growing Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Gold Mining, Development and Exploration Company; Interview with Dustin Angelo, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX:ANX, OTCQX: ANXGF) is a gold mining, development and exploration company, focused in the prospective Atlantic Canadian jurisdictions of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. The company operates the Point Rousse and Tilt Cove Projects, located in the Baie Verte Mining District in Newfoundland, comprised of the Stog'er Tight open pit mine, the Pine Cove open pit mine, the Argyle Mineral Resource, the fully-permitted Pine Cove Mill and 7-million tonne capacity tailings facility, and approximately 9,150 hectares of prospective gold-bearing property. Anaconda is also developing the Goldboro Gold Project in Nova Scotia, a high-grade Mineral Resource, subject of a 2018 preliminary economic assessment, which demonstrates a strong project economics. We learned from Dustin Angelo, President and CEO of Anaconda Mining, that Point Rousse has been generating a tremendous amount of cash-flow for the company, producing about 16,000 ounces a year of gold, for several years, with 2018 being a record year of about 18,000 ounces or more. This year Anaconda also expanded the resource on the Goldboro Project up to about 1,056,000 ounces of gold. According to Mr. Angelo, the Company will be in production at the Goldboro by 2021, increasing overall company production to about 50,000 to 60,000 ounces a year, with the goal to increase to about 100,000 ounces a year over time.

10/12/2018
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Leagold Mining (TSX: LMC, OTCQX: LMCNF): Mid-Tier Latin America Gold Producer, Four Gold Mines and Two Development Projects in Mexico and Brazil; Interview with Meghan Brown, Vice President of Investor Relations
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Leagold Mining (TSX: LMC, OTCQX: LMCNF) is a mid-tier gold producer, with a focus on Latin America. Leagold owns four gold mines and two development projects in Mexico and Brazil. We learned from Meghan Brown, Vice President of Investor Relations at Leagold Mining, that their four mines, in total, produced 93,000 ounces of gold in the third quarter for revenue of $111 million and net income of $15 million, which is five cents per share. The company is very well established, with a solid growth trajectory, in a very short period of time, of just a little bit over two years, and with the pipeline of development assets, within its portfolio.

7/12/2018
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Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM): Largest Underground Gold and Silver Producer in Colombia, Improved Balance Sheet, Reduced Debt, and Increased Cash Balance; Interview with Mike Davies, CFO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM) is currently the largest underground gold and silver producer in Colombia, with several underground mines in operation at its Segovia and Marmato properties. The company's 2018 gold production is expected to surpass 210,000 ounces. We learned from Mike Davies, the CFO of Gran Colombia, that the high grade Segovia operations were recognized as one of the top five highest grade underground mining operations globally in 2017, and this year they have increased production over 20 percent compared to the same time in 2017. According to Mr. Davies, the Company was able to improve their balance sheet, reduce debt, and increase cash balance up to $29.5 million. With its experienced management team and continued focus on exploration, expansion and modernization activities, Gran Colombia Gold is the mid-tier gold miner at a "junior" price.

7/12/2018
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Image Resources NL (ASX: IMA): Australia's Newest Mineral Sands Miner, High Grade and High Value Zircon, First Production in 2018; Interview with Patrick Mutz, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Image Resources NL (ASX: IMA) is Australia’s newest Mineral Sands producer, following the recent development of its high-grade, zircon-rich Boonanarring Project in the North Perth Basin in Western Australia. We learned from Patrick Mutz, Managing Director of Image Resources, that they have been in the process of constructing a mine and a processing facility, since the first of April 2018, and, in October and November, they announced the start of wet commissioning of the process, first production of Heavy Mineral Concentrate (HMC) and transport of HMC to storage at the port, ready for export and receipt of first project revenue before Christmas. The company is on track to achieve positive cash flow by the end of the first quarter of 2019. We learned from Mr. Mutz that in addition to being very high-grade, the Boonanarring Project is also rich in zircon, the most valued mineral within the heavy mineral matrix of the deposit. Premium grade zircon currently sells for as much as US$1,640 per tonne, and its price has been climbing very quickly and steadily since mid-2016. According to Mr. Mutz, over 73% of the revenue from the Boonanarring Project is coming from zircon, the rest is coming from the titanium dioxide products, principally ilmenite, with rutile and leucoxene as minor contributors. Image Resources will ship the HMC to its off-takers in China, where it will be separated into the various final products.

5/12/2018
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Melior Resources Inc. (TSXV: MLR): Completed the Restart Program on Time and on Budget at Goondicum Ilmenite Mine in Queensland Australia; Interview with Mark McCauley, Director and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Melior Resources Inc. (TSXV: MLR) is the owner and operator of the Goondicum ilmenite mine, a past-producing ilmenite and apatite mine, strategically located in Queensland Australia. We learned from Mark McCauley, Director and CEO of Melior Resources, that they have completed the restart program at Goondicum on time and on budget. As of early November, they have moved from the construction phase into the commissioning phase and have started putting ore through the processing plant and commissioning the facility. According to Mr. McCauley, Goondicum is anticipated to be in full production middle of next year, and cash flow positive in the second quarter of 2019. The project will produce ilmenite for export to China, Japan, and Korea, and phosphate rock for a domestic agri-tech company in Australia.

3/12/2018
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Ascot Resources Ltd (TSX.V: AOT; OTCQX: AOTVF): Near-Term High-Grade, Advanced Exploration, Large Upside Potential in Golden Triangle of BC; Interview with Derek White, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Ascot Resources Ltd (TSX.V: AOT; OTCQX: AOTVF) is a gold and silver focused exploration company, with a portfolio of advanced and grassroots projects in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia. The company's flagship Premier Project is a near-term, high-grade, advanced exploration project, with large upside potential. We learned from Derek White, President and CEO of Ascot Resources, that since November 2017, the company has a new management team that is focused on developing its high-grade resources, from three areas, in order to provide potential feed for the existing mill. We learned from Mr. White that in early May of 2018, Ascot issued their maiden underground 43-101 resource from the Premier Northern Lights mining area, which established about three million tons of material mineralized, with high-grade gold equivalent. The second resource, expected to be completed by the end of November, is in the Big Missouri Ridge, where they did 45,000 meters of infill and exploration drilling this summer. The third resource, which will be the new addition to the company's portfolio, will be the adjacent, high-grade, past producing Silver Coin project. With its experienced and successful exploration, development and operating team, Ascot is poised to be the next Golden Triangle producer.

3/12/2018
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Guyana Goldstrike Inc. (TSX.V:GYA, OTC:GYNAF, FSE:1ZT): Canadian Gold Company, Focused on Near-Term Production and Advanced Exploration; Interview with Peter D. Berdusco, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Guyana Goldstrike Inc. (TSX.V:GYA, OTC:GYNAF, FSE:1ZT) is a Canadian gold exploration and development company, with a focus on near-term production and advanced exploration. The Company’s operations are in Guyana, South America, where its asset, the Marudi Gold Project is under development. The project is 13,500 acres in size, contains a mineral resource estimate, a permitted mining license and remains 95% unexplored. We learned from Peter D. Berdusco, President and CEO of Guyana Goldstrike, that their primary objective is to grow the resource to over a million ounces to start to incur interest from mid-tiers or larger players or to make the decision to go into production. Near term plans include extensive exploration drilling during the next 12 month with weekly news flow. Mr. Berdusco is bullish on gold and expects it to break through the 200-day moving average. We learned from Mr. Berdusco, that they were the benefactors of a $3.2 million equity investment from the Zijin Global and Zijin Midas Investment Funds, which are part of the Zijin Mining Group, the largest gold-producing company in China.

14/11/2018
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Compañia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (NYSE: BVN; LM: BUE): Peru’s Largest, Publicly Traded, Precious and Base Metals Company, Interview with Víctor Gobitz, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Compañia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (NYSE: BVN; LM: BUE) is Peru’s largest, publicly traded, precious and base metals Company, and a major holder of mining rights in Peru. The Company currently operates several mines in Peru and is engaged in the exploration, mining development, processing and trade of gold, silver and other base metals, via wholly-owned mines and through its participation in joint venture projects. Buenaventura owns 43.65% of Minera Yanacocha S.R.L (a partnership with Newmont Mining Corporation), an important precious metals producer and 19.58% of Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, an important Peruvian copper producer. We learned from Víctor Gobitz, CEO of Buenaventura, that they produce about 600,000 ounces of gold, and in addition, about 28 million ounces of silver a year, as well as about 125,000 meta tons of copper equivalent. We learned from Mr. Gobitz, that Buenaventura is currently in the middle of a De-bottlenecking program to improve the mining infrastructure of their underground mines: Tambomayo and Orcopampa, two gold mines, Uchucchacua, the silver mine, and Marcapunta, the copper mine. According to Mr. Gobitz, Peru has a long mining tradition and mining infrastructure of contractors, suppliers, accountants, and training entities, as well as a very robust legal framework.

14/11/2018
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Lithium Chile (TSX-V: LITH): Seventeen Projects, 159,700 Hectares of Potential Lithium Bearing Salars in Chile, World’s Largest, High-Grade Lithium Reserves and Lowest-Cost Lithium Production; Interview with Steve Cochrane, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Lithium Chile (TSX-V: LITH) owns seventeen projects, encompassing 159,700 hectares of potential Li-bearing Salars in Chile – home to world’s largest, high-grade lithium reserves and lowest-cost lithium production. The portfolio includes projects with potential for high-grade lithium brines and excellent chemistry. We learned from Steve Cochrane, President and CEO of Lithium Chile, that they had put together one of the best, and certainly one of the biggest, exploration packages of perspective Lithium properties in all of Chile. The company completed a sampling program and prioritized 6 of its 17 prospects, based on grade, size, infrastructure and access, and conducted an extensive follow up geophysical program on 5 out of the six prospects, with great data on all 5 of them. Based on this, the company prepared a reconnaissance drilling program on four prospects and submitted the program and received approvals from the Ministry of Mines in Chile. Lithium Chile then entered into negotiations with the local communities associated with all 4 of these prospects to secure surface access for their exploration programs. Following the approval of the local community for access to their Salar de Ollague, Lithium Chile completed a successful 5 well program. The company encountered lithium bearing brines on all 5 holes with grades ranging from 190 mg/l up to 480 mg/l in the target horizon. Lithium Chile is now conducting negotiations, with the community, on their Salar de Coipasa to secure surface access. The company plans to run the second drilling program on the Coipasa prospect because they consider this property to be one of their most prospective properties. According to Mr. Cochrane, Lithium Chile has de-risked its story over the last nine months by drilling and encountering lithium bearing brines on Ollague. With the recent retrenchment in the lithium share prices for most of the publicly traded lithium companies, at current share price the company presents an attractive investment opportunity.

11/11/2018
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Element 25 Ltd (ASX: E25): Developing Australia’s Largest World-Class Manganese Resource for Producing High-Purity Manganese for the Battery Revolution; Interview with Justin Brown, Executive Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Element 25 Limited (ASX: E25) is developing Australia’s largest onshore manganese resource at the Company’s 100% owned world-class Butcherbird Project to produce high-purity manganese products for the battery revolution. We learned from Justin Brown, who is Executive Director of Element 25, that they have developed a flow sheet, which allows them to process their manganese ore into high-purity manganese products, including electrolytic manganese metal, electro-manganese dioxide and high-purity manganese sulfate for lithium ion batteries. Earlier this year, the company completed a scoping study, which highlighted the robust economics of development of the project, and it is currently about six months into a pre-feasibility study that is due in the third quarter of 2019. Element 25 has hit important permitting milestones, and is making good progress in the metallurgical test work and process optimization. We learned from Mr. Brown that traditionally manganese is used in steel making, but now there's a growing demand for high-purity manganese for use in lithium ion batteries. According to Mr. Brown, the company is looking to attract off-take partners and cornerstone investors.

11/11/2018
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Argo Gold Inc. (CSE: ARQ): Gold Exploration Projects in Central and Northwestern Ontario in a Multi-Million Ounce District, Interview with Judy Baker, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Argo Gold Inc. (CSE: ARQ) is a Canadian company focused on gold exploration projects in central and Northwestern Ontario that have indications of economic viability. All of Argo Gold’s projects are 100% owned. We learned from Judy Baker, President and CEO of Argo Gold, that they are very excited about their flagship Woco Gold project, after Great Bear Resources closed a $10 000 000 financing, with Rob McEwen and the McEwen Mining. Great Bear's Dixie Project and Argo Gold's Woco Gold project have major similarities, including the fact that both projects are in the Confederation volcanics, proximal to the major structure, on the south boundary of the Uchi Geological Province. Argo Gold’s flagship Woco Gold Project also has historical drills results that are comparable to Great Bear’s Dixie in terms of grades and depth. We learned from Ms. Baker that they were in meetings all last week and there is a lot of interest in Argo Gold now.

8/11/2018
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X-Terra Resources Inc. (TSXV: XTT, FRANKFURT: XTR): Acquisition, Exploration and Definition of Gold Resources in Canada, Primarily in Quebec, Interview with Michael Ferreira, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


X-Terra Resources Inc. (TSXV: XTT, FRANKFURT: XTR) is a mineral exploration company, focused on the acquisition, exploration and definition of precious metal resource properties in Canada, with numerous properties primarily located in Québec. X-Terra currently holds a 60% option on the new Véronneau gold property and also holds a 100% interest on the Troilus East property, as well as a 100% ownership of the Ducran polymetallic property located in the Chapais-Chibougamau mining camp. We learned from Michael Ferreira, who is President and CEO of X-Terra Resources, that the company has spent about 1.4 million dollars on the Véronneau gold property located in James Bay, and is now focused on acquiring the 100% interest in it. X-Terra plans more geophysics and drilling on the Véronneau property next year. Other near term plans include exploration work on the company's Ducran polymetallic property as well as a $45-50,000 work program on the Troilus East property.

8/11/2018
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Abitibi Royalties Inc. (TSX-V: RZZ, Nasdaq OTC: ATBYF): Owns Royalty Interests at the Canadian Malartic Mine near Val-d'Or Québec, Interview with Ian Ball, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Abitibi Royalties Inc. (TSX-V: RZZ, OTC: ATBYF, Nasdaq: ATBYF) owns various royalty interests at the Canadian Malartic Mine near Val-d'Or Québec, including a 3% NSR on portions of Odyssey, East Malartic, Jeffrey, Barnat Extension, 2% NSR on portions of the Gouldie/Charlie zones, 1.5% NSR on the Midway Project and a 15% NPI on the Radium Property. In addition, the Company is building a portfolio of royalties on early stage properties, near producing mines and currently has 27 royalties in total. The Company has approximately CDN$35 million in cash and securities and is debt free. We learned from Ian Ball, who is President and CEO of Abitibi Royalties, that underground ramp construction will begin during the fourth quarter on the upper portions of Odyssey and East Malartic. Royalty income is also scheduled to begin this quarter from the open pit portion. The most important part, according to Mr. Ball, is the large exploration program, which should continue to increase the size of the discovery. In addition, during the summer the company made several new royalty acquisitions predominantly on ground owned by either the Canadian Malartic Mine, or by Agnico Eagle Mines in the Abitibi region.

1/11/2018
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Premier Gold Mines Ltd (TSX: PG): Gold Producer, with High-Quality Pipeline of Precious Metal Projects in World Class Districts; 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, with a high-quality pipeline of precious metal projects in proven, accessible and safe mining jurisdictions in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The goal is to evolve into a low-cost, mid-tier gold producer, through its two producing mines and the development of its Hardrock Project in Ontario (Greenstone Gold JV) and McCoy-Cove Property in Nevada, where permitting and pre-construction initiatives are well advanced. We learned from Ewan Downie, President and CEO of Premier Gold Mines, that their 100% owned Mercedes Mine, in Mexico, produces around 80,000 ounces of gold a year. Premier also has 40% ownership in the South Arturo Mine, a highly successful joint venture with Barrick in the Carlin Trend. The South Arturo Mine's 2018 operational guidance is 15,000 to 20,000 ozs Au at all-in sustaining costs of US$620 - $670/oz Au. We learned from Mr. Downie, that their key objectives in 2019 are the build outs of the Phase One Open Pit Mine, and the El Nino Underground Mine, at their South Arturo joint venture. Other plans for 2019, include updating reserves and resources at South Arturo and Mercedes, and initiating the underground project at Cove. According to Mr. Downie, Premier's management team has a good track record, in the industry, and its portfolio of projects is unrivaled amongst the smaller producers.

1/11/2018
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Peel Mining Limited (ASX: PEX): Exploring and Developing Precious and Base Metals in New South Wales, Interview with Rob Tyson, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Peel Mining Limited (ASX: PEX) is an Australian company focused on exploring and developing precious and base metals resources in New South Wales. Since listing in May 2007, Peel has identified and acquired several valuable mineral assets, including the Wagga Tank – Southern Nights project near Mt Hope, NSW, the May Day-Gilgunnia project (includes Mallee Bull) near Cobar, NSW, and the Cobar Superbasin Project (CSP). Each of these projects represents an advanced mineral asset, with excellent potential for future development. We learned from Rob Tyson, Managing Director of Peel Mining, that for the last 10 years the company has been focused on the Cobar Basin and has made three green fields discoveries of high-grade, base metal rich-mineralized systems, and has grown from having a relatively small footprint to having the largest land holding of any single company in the Cobar Basin. According to Mr. Tyson, what makes Peel Mining a good investment is that they are making discoveries, and these discoveries will likely turn into much larger systems over time.

24/10/2018
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Troilus Gold Corp. (TSX-V: TLG): Re-Start of the Former Gold and Copper Troilus Mine Northeast of the Val-d’Or District, Interview with Justin Reid, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Troilus Gold Corp. (TSX-V: TLG) is an advanced-stage exploration and early-development company, focused on the mineral expansion and potential mine re-start of the former gold and copper Troilus mine. The 4,700-hectare Troilus property is located Northeast of the Val-d’Or district, within the Frotêt-Evans Greenstone Belt in Quebec, Canada. We learned from Justin Reid, CEO of Troilus Gold Corporation, that Troilus is a past producer of 2 million ounces of gold and 70,000 tons of copper, and with over 2 million ounces of indicated and 700,000 of inferred mineral resource still in the ground with complete infrastructure in place (Figure 1). The company has just finished a 36,000 metre drill program that is already showing the upside potential of the deposit. According to Mr. Reid, they expect to release an updated mineral resource estimate in late Q4 2018.

23/10/2018
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Minotaur Exploration Ltd (ASX: MEP): Successful Prospect Generator, Focused on Copper Gold and Base Metals Exploration in Australia, Interview with Andrew Woskett, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Minotaur Exploration Ltd (ASX: MEP) has extensive minerals exploration tenements in South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. We learned from Andrew Woskett, Managing Director of Minotaur Exploration, that they are a grassroots copper/copper-gold exploration company that relies upon joint ventures to provide working capital. We learned from Mr. Woskett that the company was founded and established about 25 years ago in Adelaide and had very early-stage success, with a significant discovery called Prominent Hill, which is now a big copper mine, owned and operated by OZ Minerals (ASX: OZL). The company's focus is currently on Cloncurry/Mount Isa region in northwest Queensland. According to Mr. Woskett, Minotaur's team is very good at what they do in terms of prospect generation, turning prospects into targets, drilling targets, invariably hitting the target exactly where it's meant to be.

23/10/2018
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KEMET's Vision to be the Preferred Supplier of Electronic Component Solutions, Demanding the Highest Standards of Quality, Delivery and Service, Interview with Per Loof, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) offers its customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. KEMET's vision is to be the preferred supplier of electronic component solutions, demanding the highest standards of quality, delivery and service. We learned from Per Loof, CEO of KEMET, that the company's revenues last year were around $1.2 billion, and they are planning to see an 11% increase this year. We learned from Mr. Loof that KEMET is the largest Tantalum polymer supplier in the world, as well as a large supplier of ceramic components, film, electrolytics, EMC and sensors, serving a broad range of global markets from industrial to automotive, computers and communications. According to Mr. Loof, KEMET values its relationships with customers, investors, suppliers, employees, as well as the communities in which it operates.

17/10/2018
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Calidus Resources (ASX: CAI) : Controls the High-Grade, Near-Surface, 712,000-ounce Warrawoona Gold Project, in East Pilbara District of Western Australia, Interview with David Reeves, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Calidus Resources (ASX: CAI) is a gold exploration company, which controls the high-grade, near-surface, 712,000-ounce Warrawoona Gold Project, in the East Pilbara district of the Pilbara Goldfield, in Western Australia. We learned from David Reeves, Managing Director of Calidus Resources, that they currently have three rigs turning on their Warrawoona Gold Project, with the aim of extending known deposits of Klondyke and Copenhagen, as well as looking for resources in the new deposits, called Coronation and the St. Georges Shear. The aim of all of this drilling is to get through the million-ounce mark, on the next resource upgrade, due in January-February of 2019. Plans for the next year include the pre-feasibility study due to be completed around June-July, which will lead to the feasibility study and on to development.

16/10/2018
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Middle Island Resources Limited (ASX: MDI) : Gold Exploration and Aspiring Development Company Focused on Western Australia, Interview with Rick Yeates, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Middle Island Resources Limited (ASX: MDI) is a gold exploration and aspiring development company focused on Western Australia. We learned from Rick Yeates, managing director of Middle Island Resources, that they are focused on a single project called the Sandstone gold project located about 400 km northwest of Kalgoorlie in the heart of the Western Australian goldfields. The project is 100% owned and fully permitted. The project's resource is approximately 540 thousand ounces plus an exploration target of 900 thousand to 1.5 million ounces. The project includes a 600 thousand ton a year processing plant, which is on care and maintenance, and the company's primary strategy is to recommission that plant and get into production as soon as practically possible. According to Mr. Yeates, this is the only processing plant for 160 km, providing the opportunity to consolidate or toll-treat third party deposits within the Sandstone district.

16/10/2018
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Perseus Mining Limited (ASX/TSX: PRU): Diversified West African Gold Producer, Growth Strategy to Transform the Company into a 500,000-Ounce per Year Gold Producer, Interview with Jeff Quartermaine, Managing Director and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Perseus Mining Limited (ASX/TSX: PRU) is a diversified West African-focused gold production, development and exploration company, producing gold from its two mines in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, and developing the third gold mine in Côte d’Ivoire. Perseus' growth strategy aims to transform the Company into a 500,000-ounce per year gold producer, with three operating mines in West Africa by 2020. We learned from Mr. Jeff Quartermaine, Managing Director and CEO of Perseus Mining that the company has been continuously establishing a credible record of performance, building up their own production, while at the same time, bringing down cost, increasing cash flow and available cash. Plans for 2019 include construction of the Yaouré Project, also in Côte d'Ivoire. According to Mr. Quartermaine, Perseus Mining has come from being a single mine operation, with single country exposure, to a multi mine, multi country Company in a very strong financial position, which allows it to fund projects and future growth.

12/10/2018
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Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU): Near-Term, Mid-Tier Copper Production near Reno, Nevada, Interview with Matthew Gili, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) is focused on the near-term commencement of copper production at the Pumpkin Hollow copper project near Reno, Nevada in the Yerington District. There are two fully-permitted adjacent projects at Pumpkin Hollow: the high-grade underground project, which is in construction. Initial production is planned by the end of 2019, and the open pit project, a large-scale copper deposit with substantial mineral reserves, which has recently undergone an optimization program to target a reduced-capex, increased margin operation, as outlined in its new PEA.

11/10/2018
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U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU): District Scale Gold Exploration in Nevada and Near Term Gold and Copper Production Potential in Wyoming, Interview with Edward Karr, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU) is a gold exploration and development company with two high potential exploration projects: Copper King in Southeast Wyoming, and Keystone, identified and consolidated by Dave Mathewson on the Cortez Trend in Nevada. The advanced-stage Copper King gold-copper porphyry project has a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) technical report, showing robust resource and lots of exploration upside. The big blue-sky Keystone exploration property is located about 10 miles south of Barrick Gold's Cortez Hills mine and has a potential for a major gold discovery. We learned from Edward Karr, President and CEO of US Gold Corp., that 2018 has been a very active year for the company. They have completed several geochemical and geophysical surveys and started drilling at Keystone. They recently received environmental approval from the BLM. They have completed the summer drill program at Copper King that will generate news flow over the next several weeks. With a nice cash position, tight capital structure, no debt and two great properties in a safe jurisdiction with huge upside exploration potential, U.S. Gold Corp. is well positioned for the positive turn in gold market.

8/10/2018
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Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM, OTCQX: TPRFF): Largest Gold and Silver Producer in Colombia, Interview with 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 Canadian-based gold and silver exploration, development and production company, with several underground mines in operation at its Segovia and Marmato Operations. We learned from Mike Davies, CFO of Gran Colombia Gold, that the company is currently the largest gold and silver producer in Colombia, with 90% of production coming from the Segovia project in the Antioquia belt. At its Marmato project, Gran Colombia is running a small mining operation, with plans for potential expansion. Its third project, Zancudo exploration project, is under option to IAMGOLD, who are currently executing a drilling program as part of an earn-in agreement. We learned from Mr. Davies that the company recently acquired a 15% interest in Sandspring Resources, who's Toroparu Project is considered to be one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in South America. At the same time, Sandspring acquired 100% of the rights to explore, develop and mine the Chicharron Project, within Gran Colombia's mining title in the Segovia area. According to Mr. Davies, things are moving along well for the company. Their production more than doubled since 2014. Mr. Davies believes that Gran Colombia Gold's stock is significantly undervalued compared to its piers, they are "a mid-tier gold miner available at a junior price".

3/10/2018
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Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (NYSE American: PZG): Advanced Stage Grassy Mountain Gold Project, Prefeasibility Study showing Robust Economics, Interview with John Seaberg, Executive Chairman
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (NYSE American: PZG) is a U.S. based, U.S. focused precious metals exploration and development company, with a strategy to minimize shareholder risks and expenses, while maximizing gold ownership per share. Paramount owns 100% of the Grassy Mountain Gold Project, which consists of approximately 9,300 acres, located on private and BLM land in Eastern Oregon. Additionally, Paramount owns a 100% interest in the Sleeper Gold Project, located in Northern Nevada. We learned from John Seaberg, Executive Chairman of Paramount Gold Nevada, that in the near-term the company is focusing on the Grassy Mountain Project, which is now an advanced stage project, with a prefeasibility study completed and published in May of this year, showing robust economics, even at moderate gold prices. The project is in permitting stage, with several key permitting milestones accomplished. According to Mr. Seaberg, the Grassy Mountain will be a small, very profitable operation, with a high-grade underground mine, a small footprint, a resource of 362,000 ounces of gold at 7.23 g/ton, processing 1,200 to 1,400 tons per day, producing 47,000 ounces of gold and 50,000 ounces of silver a year.

2/10/2018
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