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White Rock Minerals Ltd (ASX:WRM) Airborne EM Survey Successfully Completed at Red Mountain
Diversified explorer and near-stage producer, White Rock Minerals Ltd (ASX:WRM) ("White Rock" or the "Company"), in conjunction with its joint venture partner Sandfire Resources NL (ASX:SFR) (Sandfire), is pleased to announce the successful completion of a 500km2 airborne electromagnetic (AEM) geophysical survey. This survey was flown at the Company's globally significant Red Mountain high-grade zinc and precious metals VMS project in central Alaska.
Toromont Announces Planned Retirement of Paul Jewer, Chief Financial Officer
TSX Stock Symbol: TIH
Filo Mining Drills 548 Metres of 0.40% Copper and 0.78 g/t Gold at Filo del Sol - Including 9 Metres of 22.04 g/t Gold
VANCOUVER, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Filo Mining Corp. (TSX-V, Nasdaq First North: FIL) ("Filo Mining", or the "Company") is pleased to announce the latest results from the 2019 drill program at its 100% owned Filo del Sol project located on the border of Region III, Chile and San Juan Province, Argentina. These two holes, drilled 1,300 metres apart, continue to demonstrate the potential to expand the Filo del Sol deposit well beyond its current size.
Imperial Mining Announces First Tranche Closing of Private Placement
MONTREAL, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Imperial Mining Group Ltd. ("Imperial" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE: IPG) is pleased to announce that it has closed the first tranche of 1,750,000 units (each a "Unit") and 2,711,112 common shares (each a "FT Share") issued on a "flow-though" basis in the capital of the Corporation of a non-brokered private placement (the "Offering") for gross proceeds of $384,000. This tranche is part of a total Offering of up to 15,000,000 Units at a price of $0.08 per Unit and 10,000,000 FT Share at a price of $0.09 per share. Each Unit is comprised of one (1) common share (each a "Share") and one Share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant entitling the holder to acquire one (1) Share of the Corporation at a price of $0.11 for period of 24 months.
Teamster Leaders Laud Lifting Of U.S. National Security Tariffs
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and François Laporte, President of Teamsters Canada, made the following statements today on the lifting of the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs:
Statement - The Aluminium Association of Canada
MONTREAL, May 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The leaders of the aluminum associations of North America -- Heidi Brock, President & CEO, The Aluminum Association (U.S.); Fernando A. Garcia, President, IMEDAL (Mexico); Jean Simard, President & CEO, The Aluminium Association of Canada -- released a joint statement following the announced agreement to remove Section 232 tariffs on North American aluminum.
United Steelworkers Welcomes Tariffs Deal, Urges Strong Measures to Protect Canadian Steel
TORONTO, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomes today's agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico to lift U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel, but urges the Canadian government to impose critical measures needed to defend Canada's steel sector against import surges and unfair trade practices.
Canadian aluminium gets total exemption on Section 232 tariffs: A great victory for the industry, the workers and the entire country
Canada is entering a new era of free and fair trade with the US and Mexico
Statement by the Prime Minister welcoming the decision by the United States to remove tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum
OTTAWA, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to welcome the decision by the United States to remove tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum:
USW:  Section 232 Agreement Will Advance North American Steel, Aluminum Production, Promote National Security
PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers union (USW) released the following statement today after the United States, Canada and Mexico reached an agreement on lifting U.S. Section 232 sanctions on aluminum and steel imports into the United States and ending retaliatory action by Canada and Mexico.
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Declares Quarterly Dividend
CLEVELAND, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY) today announced that the Board of Directors increased its regular cash dividend from 31.0 cents to 31.75 cents per share. The dividend is payable on both the Class A and Class B Common Stock, and will be paid June 14, 2019 to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 31, 2019. The new dividend is equal to an annual rate of $1.27 per share.
Steel Dynamics Announces Second Quarter 2019 Cash Dividend
FORT WAYNE, Ind., May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) today announced that the company's board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per common share. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2019, and is payable on or about July 12, 2019.
Investor Group Issues Questions To The Trustees Of Texas Pacific Land Trust
DALLAS, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftVest, L.P., Horizon Kinetics LLC and ART-FGT Family Partners, which collectively beneficially own over 25% of the outstanding shares of Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE: TPL), issued today the following statement:
Canada Invests in Climate Change Adaptation for the Mining Sector
OTTAWA, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - A changing climate is the single greatest global challenge of our time. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in climate adaptation and resilience, while supplying the minerals and metals needed for clean technologies throughout the world.
Victory Metals Options Deep, Carlin Style Gold Target at Iron Point to Ethos Gold for $5M Earn-in With Drilling Led by Dr. Quinton Henningh
VANCOUVER, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Victory Metals ("TSX-V:VMX") ("Victory" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an option agreement (the "Agreement") with Ethos Gold ("TSX-V:ECC") ("Ethos"), whereby Ethos can spend $5M to earn an undivided 50% interest in the precious metals rights at the Iron Point Vanadium Project, Nevada (the "Property"). High priority, deep gold/silver drill targets have been proposed by Dr. Quinton Henningh, who will oversee the drilling program at Iron Point as technical advisor to Ethos.
American Gilsonite to Announce 1st Quarter 2019 Financial Results
HOUSTON, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- American Gilsonite Company (the "Company" or "AGC"), the world's principal commercial miner and processor of uintaite, the unique mineral marketed under its trademark name "Gilsonite," today announced that it posted financial and operating results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 to the Company's Intralinks site on May 15, 2019.
Commonwealth//McCann Recognized by General Motors as a 2018 Supplier of the Year Winner
DETROIT, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Commonwealth//McCann was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 27(th) annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Wednesday, May 15 in Detroit.
Cobalt 27 Completes Acquisition of Highlands Pacific
To deliver immediate attributable nickel and cobalt production from the long-life, world-class Ramu Mine
Zoya Presents Style Digest 2.0 With Ace Stylist Rhea Kapoor
MUMBAI, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --
Honghua Group participates in the 2019 OTC with world's first all-electric shale gas solution
CHENGDU, China, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- From May 6 to 9 (US time), the world's largest and most professional oil & gas equipment technology exhibition, Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), was held in Houston, USA. At this exhibition, Honghua exhibited its all-electric shale gas solutions and automated pipe handling systems with two pipe high-speed rigs, including the world's most powerful 6000HP electric fracturing pump. The innovative technology products attracted many old and new customers including NABORS and Schlumberger to visit and discuss the long-term strategic cooperation in all aspects.
118 public transportation escalators: Hitachi Elevator wins bid in phase I construction of Jinan Rail Transit's R2 line
JINAN, China, May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hitachi Elevator won a bid in the phase I portion of the construction of Jinan Rail Transit's R2 line on March 19. The 118 public transportation escalators will be part of Jinan's development plans for its rail transportation network.
Minotaur Exploration Ltd (ASX:MEP) Activity Burgeons Around Cloncurry, Queensland
Already well established as a prolific project generator of base metals prospects and discoveries around the Cloncurry region of northwest Queensland, Minotaur Exploration (ASX:MEP) has enhanced its ties there with mid-tier copper producer OZ Minerals Ltd (ASX:OZL).
U.S. Army LSFMA Contract Awarded to Tyonek WorldWide Services, Inc.
MADISON, Ala., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyonek WorldWide Services, Inc. (TWS), a subsidiary of Tyonek Services Group, Inc. and Tyonek Native Corporation, has been awarded a Multiple Award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) five-year contract with an option for additional two-year ordering periods. The company will support the Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal Logistics Support Facility Management Activity (LSFMA). Contract performance will be based upon awarded task orders with a total value of up to $2.4 billion. TFab Manufacturing, LLC, a subsidiary of Tyonek Manufacturing Group, Inc, and Tyonek Native Corporation will also support the effort. The majority of the work will be performed at the team's facilities in Madison, Huntsville, and Albertville, Alabama.
Boreal Awarded Exploration Permit Extension for Gumsberg
VANCOUVER, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Boreal Metals Corp. ("Boreal" or the "Company") (TSXV:BMX) is pleased to announce that the Gumsberg No. 1 Exploration Permit has been extended an additional four years to January 21, 2023. The Gumsberg No. 1 permit hosts the newly discovered "South Zone" silver-zinc-lead mineralization at Östra Silvberg where Boreal intercepted 12.60 metres of 6.73% zinc, 18.53 g/t silver and 1.99% lead in 2018 and 10.94 metres of 17.00% zinc, and 656.70 g/t silver with 8.52% lead and 0.8 g/t gold in 2017 (see Figure 1).
Lear Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a global automotive technology leader in seating and electrical and electronic systems, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.75 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable on June 26, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 7, 2019.
Diamond Fields Announces Agreement to Advance Beravina Project
VANCOUVER, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Diamond Fields Resources Inc. (TSX-V: DFR) ("DFR" or, including its subsidiaries, the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a cooperation agreement ("the Agreement") with TMH Acquisition Co ("TMH"), a special purpose vehicle established by Denham Mining Fund LP, to advance the Company's Beravina Project in Madagascar ("Beravina" or "the Project").
Apex Tool Group Bolsters Support for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports as Official Tool Partner
SPARKS, Md., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- If 2018 was a toe in the water for the relationship between Apex Tool Group and Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Arrow SPM), 2019 is officially a cannonball. Apex Tool Group (ATG), one of the world's largest manufacturers of professional hand and power tools, is making a splash as Arrow SPM's official tool partner.
Signature Systems Group Welcomes Larry Sterritt as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
DALLAS, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Signature Systems Group, a Texas-based global engineering and manufacturing company that produces and distributes premium composite mat solutions across multiple industries and event venues, welcomes Larry Sterritt as its Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada celebrates two-year anniversary of state-of-the-art Engineering Centre
- thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada opened its $3 million Engineering Centre in Scarborough in May 2017 as Ontario's new engineering hub is helping address urban mobility challenges in Toronto and throughout Canada
Manufacturing Bill Supporting Metal Manufacturers Signed into Law
CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Anthony Bucco have sponsored Senate Bill 515 / Assembly Bill 4060, which reduces taxes on metal manufacturers, eliminating the tax on sand, binders, washes and other material used in the manufacturing process. Governor Phil Murphy signed the bill into Law on May 10, 2019.
Schaeffler Executive to Keynote; Discuss Trends and Industry Changes at Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting & Exhibition
TROY, Mich., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Addressing key trends, changes and challenges facing today's lubrication industry, Schaeffler with share insight into its technical efforts and expertise at The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting & Exhibition. During the event held in Nashville, Tenn. from May 19 to 23, Schaeffler Americas CTO, Jeff Hemphill, will give the keynote address, while several other company experts will present on technical topics and host an onsite training session.
Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conference
CHICAGO, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced plans to participate in the following investor conference for 2019.
G2 Capital Advisors Announces Multiple Promotions And New Hires
BOSTON, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- G2 Capital Advisors, LLC ("G2") continues to advance with the promotion of three instrumental leaders, and the hiring of five key additions to the firm's team. These developments underscore the breadth of our firm's capabilities and rapid growth trajectory.
New Service Announcement: Improve Service Life of Your Dies up to 300%
GRAND LEDGE, Mich., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Roberts Sinto Corporation, a Sinto America group company, is now offering a die life enhancement service, for the die casting industry, out of their plant located in Grand Ledge, Michigan.
Growth in Manufacturing: Precision Component Manufacturer, Lampin Co., Expands Workflow Capacity
UXBRIDGE, Mass., May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lampin Co., an employee-owned precision component manufacturer in Uxbridge, MA, continues to grow with the addition of a second Tsugami B0326 turning and milling machine. The new machine will enable them to further expand their overall workflow capacity, allowing them to take on more business while also decreasing lead times for their customers.
Blue Sky Uranium Expands Exploration Program at the Amarillo Grande Uranium-Vanadium Project

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Goldplay Announces its 2019 Drilling Program at its San Marcial Project in Sinaloa, Mexico
VANCOUVER, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - Goldplay Exploration Ltd. (TSXV: GPLY, FRANKFURT: GPE, OTCQB: GLYXF) ("Goldplay" or the "Company") is pleased to announce details of its 5,000 metre diamond core drilling program at the San Marcial Project (the "Project") in the Rosario Mining District, Sinaloa, Mexico. The objective of the 2019 program will be three-fold: to expand the current NI 43-101 silver ("Ag") resource by drilling the Faisanes target; to define a new gold ("Au") resource at the Nava target; and to investigate newly discovered zones along the Faisanes-Nava Corridor (Figure 1).
US$51+ million of equipment sold in Ritchie Bros.' latest Fort Worth, TX auction
Two-day auction attracts 5,900+ bidders from 56 countries; approx. 64% of equipment sold online
KPS Capital Partners To Acquire Howden From Colfax Corporation
Global Leader in Mission Critical Air and Gas Handling Equipment to Become Independent Company
ATS Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2019 Results
CAMBRIDGE, ON, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (TSX: ATA) ("ATS" or the "Company") today reported financial results for the three and twelve months ended March 31, 2019.
Barrian announces Frankfurt Stock Exchange listing
VANCOUVER, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Barrian Mining Corp. (the "Company") (BARI: TSX-V / BM5: FSE) is pleased to announce that its common shares now trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol "BM5".
Ardea Resources Ltd (ASX:ARL) May 2019 Investor Presentation
Ardea Resources Ltd (ASX:ARL) (OTCMKTS:ARRRF) provides the Company's latest Investor Presentation.
Mithril Resources Limited (ASX:MTH) Board Changes
Mithril Resources Limited (ASX:MTH) (Company or Mithril) advises that further to the results of the Extraordinary General Meeting held yesterday that its Board of Directors now comprises Mr David Hutton (Managing Director), Mr Adrien Wing (Non-Executive Director) and Mr Stephen Layton (Non-Executive Director).
Intermin Resources Limited (ASX:IRC) Investor Presentation May 2019
Intermin Resources Limited (ASX:IRC) provides the Company's latest Investor Presentation.
Wallbridge Provides Final Results of the Underground Bulk Sample at Fenelon Gold
TORONTO, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX:WM, FWB:WC7) ("Wallbridge" or the "Company") is pleased to announce final results from the bulk sample at its 100%-owned Fenelon Gold Property ("Fenelon" or the "Property").
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Nevada Copper (TSX: NCU): Commence Production of Copper in USA Q4, 2019; Interview with Matthew Gili, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Nevada Copper (TSX: NCU) owns Pumpkin Hollow, a copper project that aims to commence production by the end of 2019. Located in Yerington, Nevada (USA), Pumpkin Hollow is host to an underground development and an open pit development. We learned from Matthew Gili, who is President and CEO of Nevada Copper, that the underground mine construction remains on track to enter production in Q4, 2019 and that the new open pit pre-feasibility study that was posted on April 17th, shows the ability to start operating the North pit at a low capital intensity, relative to peers, and use the cash flow generated to expand to the South pit. Together, the underground and open pit could achieve a peak annual Cu-eq production of 150,000 tons of copper.

15/5/2019
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Interview with Steve Zuker, President & CEO of Pucara Resources; Multi-Million-Ounce Gold Targets in Peru
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Pucara Resources is a privately held Canadian grassroots gold explorer and project generator company focused on Peru. At PDAC 2019, we learned from Steve Zuker, President & CEO of Pucara Resources, that they are primarily focused on the underexplored Ayacucho area of South-Central Peru, where they have 14 projects, of which 3 are ventured to tier-one mining companies. Two other properties are multi-million-ounce, gold-type targets that Pucara is advancing to drill stage, with the goal to make discoveries and bring in partners. Near term plans include getting drill permits and conducting exploration drilling on all five major properties. According to Mr. Zuker, Pucara plans to go public in Toronto on the TSX, and they have some pretty significant shareholders, like Resource Capital Funds, Sandstorm Gold Ltd, and Alamos Gold Inc.

14/5/2019
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Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY, FSE: D7Q1): Objective of Becoming a Mid-Tier Multiple Mines Gold Producer; Interview with Cathy Zhai, President and CEO
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY, FSE: D7Q1) is an established Canadian gold producer that owns and operates the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia. The team of proven mine-builders is advancing a portfolio of exploration and development projects, including the Mengapur Copper-Iron Project, in Pahang State of Malaysia, and the Murchison Gold Projects in Western Australia, towards becoming a mid-tier multiple mines gold producer. At PDAC2019, we learned from Cathy Zhai, President and CEO of Monument Mining, that the Selinsing Gold Mine has been producing for 10 years, for a total of about 280,000 ounces for gross revenue of more than $390 million, with an average cost of $476 per ounce. After Monument completes the 53 million plant extension and mine development work, the mine will have an additional 6 years of mine life on sulfide materials, which is going to generate another $100 million cashflow.

14/5/2019
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Interview with Rob McEwen, Chief Mining Owner and Chairman of 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 gold and silver producer, with principal assets in the Americas: the San José mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina (49% interest); the Black Fox mine in Timmins, Canada; the Fenix Project in Mexico; the Gold Bar mine in Nevada; and the large Los Azules copper project in Argentina, advancing towards development. We learned from Mr. Rob McEwen, who is Chief Owner and Chairman of McEwen Mining, that while they went through some deferral of revenue in the first quarter of 2019 and had to do a financing, the Company is still looking at 16% increase of production over the last year and a very good exploration upside. Mr. McEwen believes that gold is under-owned and has a substantial growth potential.

11/5/2019
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Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU, OTCQB: AUIAF, Frankfurt: 20Q): Exploring Entire Mineralized Systems Containing Gold, Copper, Silver, Lead, and Zinc in Ecuador; Interview with Dr. Richard Spencer, President
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU, OTCQB: AUIAF, Frankfurt: 20Q) is a junior exploration company with a focus on precious metals and copper. Its flagship asset, The Lost Cities – Cutucu Project, is a large contiguous land package, located in the Jurassic Metallogenic Belt, in southeastern Ecuador. At PDAC2019, we learned from Dr. Richard Spencer, President and Director of Aurania, that they are starting to see entire mineralized systems in their exploration results, containing copper, silver, lead, zinc, and gold. The Company currently identified 11 gold-silver drill targets, 1 lead-zinc drill target, and four copper drill targets. Plans for 2019 include scout-drilling some of these targets to determine which of them should be joint-ventured to majors.

10/5/2019
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Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (AVU: TSXV): Aggressive Project Generator Focused on Politically Stable and Prospective Regions of Europe: Interview with Paul Kuhn, CEO and President
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (AVU: TSXV) is a project generator, focused on politically stable and prospective regions of Europe, including Portugal, Kosovo, and Germany. At PDAC2019, we learned from Paul Kuhn, CEO and President of Avrupa Minerals, that their flagship Alvalade VMS Project is a 100%-owned self-funded project, located in the Pyrite Belt of south Portugal, where they recently had a successful drilling campaign that resulted in good grades of copper, zinc, and some gold. Near term plans include getting a joint venture partner for Alvalade, as well as working on their Slivovo gold project in Kosovo. We learned from Mr. Kuhn that Avrupa is also looking for new projects to refill the pipeline.

9/5/2019
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Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSXV: BGM): Accomplished Team Exploring and Developing One of the Most Well-Endowed Gold Land Packages in British Columbia; Interview with Jason Kosec, VP of Corporate Development
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSXV: BGM) is focused on developing its extensive mineral rights package, located in the historical Cariboo Mining District of central British Columbia. Barkerville’s Cariboo Gold Project mineral tenures cover 2,039 square kilometres; along a strike length of 67 kilometres, which includes several past producing placer and hard rock mines, making it one of the most well-endowed land packages in British Columbia. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Jason Kosec, VP of Corporate Development of Barkerville Gold Mines, that after about 30,000 meters of drilling, they have successfully unlocked the fundamental structural controls of the gold mineralization and have come up with a genetic model that increased their hit rate from 10% to about 95%. This allows the Company to allocate capital in a very productive fashion and maximize return for shareholders. According to Mr. Kosec, their cost per discoverable ounce is one of the lowest in the industry. Plans for 2019 include a fully funded $23.7 million drilling program, with monthly drill results.

6/5/2019
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Interview with Claude Lemasson, President and CEO of Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX:ER, OTCQX: EANRF): Three High-Grade Gold Assets in the James Bay Gold Camp in Quebec
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX:ER, OTCQX: EANRF) is a junior Canadian exploration company, advancing three high-grade gold assets, in the emerging James Bay gold camp, in Quebec. At PDAC2019, we learned from Claude Lemasson, who is President and CEO of Eastmain Resources, that their main project is called Clearwater Property, where they have two assets, the 1.35 million-ounce Eau Claire Project, with a very robust PEA and the brand-new Percival Discovery, made in November 2018. Near term plans include exploration drilling, permitting, and completing the feasibility study by the end of 2021, to get to the development decision point.

3/5/2019
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Condor Gold (AIM: CNR; TSX: COG): Developing 2.4 million Oz. of Gold at Four Grams in Nicaragua: Interview with Mark Child, CEO and Dave Crawford, Chief Technical Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Condor Gold (AIM: CNR; TSX: COG) is focused on developing and further proving a large commercial reserve on its 100% owned, La India Gold Project in Nicaragua. In August 2018, Condor received an Environmental Permit for the development, construction and operation of a processing plant, with a capacity of up to 2,800 tonnes per day and associated mine site infrastructure at La India. At PDAC2019, we learned from Mark Child, who is the CEO, and Dave Crawford, who's the Chief Technical Director of Condor Gold, that they have 2.4 million ounce of gold at four grams, and they are looking for initial production of about 120 thousand ounce of gold, from open pit for seven years.

3/5/2019
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EXPLOR Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EXS, OTC PK: EXSFF, FSE & BE: E1H1): GOLD Miner Exploring and Developing in the Historically Prolific Timmins Mining Camp in Ontario, Canada; Interview with Chris Dupont, President & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Explor Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EXS, OTC PK: EXSFF, FSE & BE: E1H1) is a Junior GOLD and Base Metals Exploration Company, based in Quebec, Canada. The Company is currently focused on developing their Timmins Porcupine West (TPW) GOLD Resource flagship project, located in the Timmins Mining Camp of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, in the Province of Ontario. We learned from Chris Dupont, President, CEO, and Director of EXPLOR Resources, that the TPW has at least a million ounces of GOLD (NI 43-101), and is preparing to go into production, starting with an Open Pit. The Company’s plan calls for actual GOLD production, within roughly 18 months, extracting anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 tons of ore a day from the Open Pit, producing about 62,500 ounces of GOLD per year. Further, the proposed underground operations will increase production to some 140,000 ounces of GOLD per year from both underground and open pit, by year seven.

2/5/2019
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Kincora Copper Ltd. (TSXV: KCC): Drilling for Discovery in the Emerging World-Class Southern Gobi Copper-Gold Belt of Mongolia. Interview with Sam Spring, President and CEO.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Kincora Copper Ltd. (TSXV: KCC) has consolidated the dominant land position in the emerging Southern Gobi copper-gold belt of Mongolia, along strike and in between two large-scale, world-class porphyry projects - the Oyu Tolgoi mine, operated by Rio Tinto, and the Tsagaan Suvarga Serven Sukhait, open pit, development project. We learned from Sam Spring, President and CEO of Kincora Copper, that they are about to start testing multiple drill-ready copper porphyry targets on their two projects: Bronze Fox and East Tsagaan Suvarga, with five large independent priorities. With one of the best technical teams in the industry, Kincora with anyone of these five targets is looking to make the first globally significant discovery in the industry since 2014.

29/4/2019
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Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT): World’s Leading Gold Company; Interview April 24, 2019 with Omar Jabara, Group Executive, Corporate Communications
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT) is the world’s leading gold company and a producer of copper, silver, zinc and lead. The Company’s unmatched portfolio of world-class assets, prospects and talent is anchored in favorable mining jurisdictions in North America, South America, Australia and Africa. Newmont Goldcorp is the only gold producer listed in the S&P 500 Index and is widely recognized for its principled environmental, social and governance practices. We learned from Omar Jabara, who is in charge of communications for Newmont Goldcorp, that the Company is targeting stable and profitable production of 6-7 million ounces, over at least the next two decades. It will also be offering shareholders the highest dividend amongst senior gold producers. We learned from Mr. Jabara that since the closing of the transaction between Newmont and Goldcorp, the combined Company is in full swing working on a safe and effective integration of the two businesses, which is expected to be substantially completed in the fourth quarter of 2019. Newmont Goldcorp has the largest gold reserves and resources in the gold sector and not just overall but also on a per share basis.

28/4/2019
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Argonaut Gold Inc. (TSX: AR): A Gold Producer in Mexico with Three Operating Mines; Interview with Pete Dougherty, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


At PDAC2019, we learned from Pete Dougherty, CEO of Argonaut Gold Inc. (TSX: AR), that they are a producer in Mexico, with three operating mines: the El Castillo mine and San Agustin mine in Durango, and the La Colorada mine in Sonora. The company is advancing and growing its production profile. Last quarter they hit 50,000 ounces of production and are on track for producing 200,000 ounces a year. Additionally, Argonaut has three development projects: two in Mexico and one in Canada. With nearly 8 million gold ounces in resources, an extremely experienced management team and simple open pit mines, Argonaut Gold is able to extract a greater value out of its assets.

28/4/2019
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Interview with Irwin Olian, President and CEO of Desert Mountain Energy Corp. (TSX.V:DME)(U.S. OTC: DMEHF) (Frankfurt: QM01): Exploration and Development of Helium, Oil & Gas and Mineral Properties in Arizona
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Desert Mountain Energy Corp. (TSX.V: DME) is engaged in exploration and development of helium, oil & gas and mineral properties, in the Southwestern United States. At PDAC2019, we learned, from Irwin Olian, President and CEO of Desert Mountain Energy, the Company's current focus is on helium, which is in surging demand in the high-tech world. There is currently a worldwide shortage of helium, its price has gone up 135%, in the last 12 months at public auction, to the equivalent of $279 per thousand cubic feet of crude helium gas. Desert Mountain's flagship Heliopolis Project comprises 39,742 acres of key helium prospects, located in prolific Holbrook Basin, in East Central Arizona, widely considered to be the world’s best address for helium. Near term plans include a drilling program, late in the second quarter this year.

15/4/2019
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Interview with Robert Carrington, President and Chairman of Newrange Gold Corp., (TSXV: NRG, OTCQB: NRGOF, Frankfurt: X6C): Exploring and Developing the Pamlico Gold Project in Nevada
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Newrange Gold Corp. (TSXV: NRG, OTCQB: NRGOF, Frankfurt: X6C) is an aggressive exploration and development company, focused on near to intermediate-term production opportunities, in favorable jurisdictions, including Nevada, Colorado and Colombia. With numerous drill intercepts of near surface oxide gold mineralization to 340 grams gold per metric tonne, the Company’s flagship Pamlico Project is poised to become a significant new Nevada discovery. At PDAC2019, we learned from Robert Carrington, President and Chairman of Newrange Gold Corp, that they have recently completed preliminary metallurgy tests, with extremely fast leaching and 97% extraction. Near term plans include more metallurgy tests, and a drilling program to begin work on a maiden resource, during the second half of the year. According to Mr. Carrington, Pamlico Project will be a very simple efficient operation, with low Cap-Ex, very low Op-Ex and a very low cost of production.

11/4/2019
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Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA, NYSE:SA): 45 M Oz of Proven or Probable Gold Reserves, Exceptional Leverage to Rising Gold Price; Interview with Rudi Fronk, Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA, NYSE:SA) is a gold exploration company, designed to provide its shareholders with exceptional leverage to a rising gold price. The Company 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 Rudi Fronk, who is Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Seabridge Gold, that they are sitting with 45 million ounces of proven or probable gold reserves, most of which are situated under their KSM asset, located in northern British Columbia. KSM is one of the largest undeveloped gold-copper projects on the planet. With copper and silver credits, the all-in sustaining costs at KSM will be about $350, which would be one of the industry’s lowest all-in cost.

11/4/2019
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Interview with Joe Walsh, Managing Director of Lepidico Ltd (ASX: LPD): Objective to Become a Fully Integrated Lithium Business from Mine to Battery-Grade Lithium Chemical
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Lepidico Ltd (ASX: LPD) is a lithium exploration and development company, who's strategic objective is to become a fully integrated lithium business from mine to battery-grade lithium chemical. At PDAC2019, we learned from Joe Walsh, Managing Director of Lepidico, that Lepidico is a unique investment opportunity in the lithium space, as the 100% owner and developer of the L-Max® and LOH-MaxTM technologies, proprietary processes, which have the potential to produce commercially, either lithium hydroxide or lithium carbonate, from unconventional sources. These technologies have the potential to place Lepidico at the forefront of the lithium industry.

11/4/2019
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Interview with Daniel Major, President and CEO, GoviEx Uranium Inc. (TSX-V: GXU; OTCQB: GVXXF): Focused on Becoming a Significant Uranium Producer
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


GoviEx Uranium Inc. (TSX-V: GXU; OTCQB: GVXXF) is a junior exploration company, focused on becoming a significant uranium producer through the continued exploration and development of its mine, permitted and construction-ready Madaouela Project in Niger, permitted construction-ready Mutanga project in Zambia, and the Falea project in Mali. At PDAC 2019, we learned from Daniel Major, President and CEO of GoviEx Uranium, that in 2018, the company was able to remove an $8.2 million debt, at a big discount, signed up the feasibility study contractors, and have been working on improving the project and reducing the costs. Plans for 2019 include carrying out the feasibility study, incorporating the solar hybrid power supply to reduce risks and costs associated with the project, working on financing and talking with potential off-takers.

10/4/2019
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Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (NYSE American: PZG): Interview with John Seaberg, Executive Chairman
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (NYSE American: PZG) owns 100% of the Grassy Mountain Gold Project, which consists of approximately 11,000 acres, located on private and BLM land in Malheur County, Oregon. The project contains a gold-silver deposit (100% located on private land) for which results of a positive PFS have been released in 2018 and key permitting milestones accomplished. At PDAC2019, we learned from John Seaberg, Executive Chairman of Paramount Gold Nevada, that recently they acquired the Frost Project 12 miles away from the Grassy Mountain. Plans for 2019 include completing the permitting process for the Grassy Mountain, which is going to be a small, but very profitable operation and will have tremendous economic impact on the local communities of Vale and Ontario that are very supportive of the project.

9/4/2019
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Interview with David D'Onofrio, CEO, and Shawn Ryan, Chief Technical Advisor, White Gold Corp. (TSX.V: WGO, OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF, FRA: 29W): Largest Land Position in Yukon’s Prolific White Gold District with Multiple Recent Discoveries and Exciting Exploration Pipeline
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


White Gold Corp. (TSX.V: WGO, OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF, FRA: 29W) owns a portfolio of 22,040 quartz claims across 35 properties, covering over 439,000 hectares, representing over 40% of the Yukon’s White Gold District. White Gold is one of the most active exploration companies in Canada, which last year led to 4 new gold discoveries, including the Vertigo, which intersected 22.47 g/t gold over 30.46m from surface. Their flagship White Gold property has a mineral resource of 960,970 oz Indicated at 2.43 g/t gold and 282,490 oz Inferred at 1.70 g/t gold. At PDAC 2019, we learned from White Gold’s David D'Onofrio, CEO, and Shawn Ryan, Chief Technical Advisor, that in 2019, they are focused on diamond drilling to expand their Vertigo discovery, grow their Golden Saddle deposit, increase their recently acquired 230,000 oz VG resource, as well as identify and test multiple high priority regional targets.

9/4/2019
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Revival Gold Inc. (TSXV: RVG, OTCQB: RVLGF): Building the Next Great Growth Company in Gold; Interview with Hugh Agro, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Revival Gold Inc. (TSXV: RVG, OTCQB: RVLGF) is a growth-focused gold exploration and development company. The Company has the right to acquire a 100% interest in Meridian Beartrack Co., owner of the former producing Beartrack Gold Project, located in Lemhi County, Idaho. Revival also owns the rights to a 100% interest in the neighboring Arnett Gold Project. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Hugh Agro, President and CEO of Revival Gold, that in 2018 they did about 8,600 meters of drilling, and the Company's geologists are working on new drilling targets. In 2019, Mr. Agro plans to continue exploration and metallurgical test work, and by the end of the year initiating an updated resource estimate for the project. According to Mr. Agro, investors should focus on finding a winning and committed management team, with the specific experience to be able to take the project forward.

5/4/2019
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Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX: FCU, OTCQX: FCUUFÂ, FRANKFURT: 2FU): Interview with Dev Randhawa, Chairman and CEO and Ross McElroy, President and Chief Operating Officer
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX: FCU, OTCQX: FCUUFÂ, FRANKFURT: 2FU) is focused on exploration and development of the Patterson Lake South (PLS) uranium property, located in Canada's Athabasca Basin, home to the world's richest uranium mines. The project is host to the Triple R deposit - the most significant high-grade shallow depth deposit in the region. At PDAC2019, we learned from Ross McElroy, who is President and COO, and Dev Randhawa, who is CEO and Chairman of Fission Uranium, that while 2018 saw the uranium supply going down, Fission has been working on their PFS that is expected to be ready in early Q2 2019, after which the company will go on to a bankable feasibility study. According to Mr. Randhawa, Fission Uranium is a well-funded company without debt, that boasts a highly decorated management team. There's a uranium deficit, and eventually as surplus gets eaten up, uranium prices have to go up.

5/4/2019
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Ascot Resources Ltd. (TSX.V:AOT, OTCQX:AOTVF): Interview with Derek White, President and CEO
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


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, that in early January they announced a deal to acquire IDM Mining, with its feasibility-ready, shovel-ready high-grade Red Mountain project. According to Mr. White, the deal places Ascot in the top 7% of the world in gold grade, which is critical for lowering operation costs. According to Mr. White, the main reason investors should look forward to Ascot/IDM merger is the critical mass - a pathway to 200,000-plus a year for 10 years of high-grade low-cost production.

4/4/2019
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Integra Resources Corp. (TSXV: ITR; OTCQX:IRRZF): Interview with Chris Gordon, Business Development, Developing Gold and Silver Deposits in Western Idaho
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Integra Resources Corp. (TSXV:ITR ; OTCQX:IRRZF) is a development-stage company, focused on advancing its DeLamar Project, consisting of the neighbouring DeLamar and Florida Mountain Gold and Silver Deposits, in the heart of the historic Owyhee County mining district, in south western Idaho. The first exploration program, in over 25 years, began on the DeLamar Project in 2018, with more than 23,000 meters drilled. The management team comprises the former executive team from Integra Gold Corp. At the PDAC2019 conference, we learned from Chris Gordon, Business Development with Integra Resources, that this year they expect to grow the resource, move a good part of the inferred to the indicated category, analyze the metallurgical studies, and, by September, do a PEA. According to Mr. Gordon, Integra is being very diligent to maintain a tight share structure and an excellent list of shareholders.

4/4/2019
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Interview with Don Bubar, President and CEO of Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX: AVL, OTCQB: AVLNF)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX: AVL, OTCQB: AVLNF) is currently focusing on developing its Separation Rapids Lithium Project, Kenora, ON and its East Kemptville Tin-Indium Project, Yarmouth, NS to production, while continuing to advance its Nechalacho Rare Earths asset. At PDAC2019, we learned from Don Bubar, President and CEO of Avalon Advanced Materials, that they were an early mover in the space of the advanced materials and have created a portfolio of assets, with a broad range of exposure to the emerging new clean tech materials. Avalon’s overall strategy is to be in a position to bring a new supply to the market, as new technology creates new demand. According to Mr. Bubar, it has taken a while for the circumstances to be perfectly aligned, and right now Avalon finds itself in the great position of having three projects coming together at the same time.

31/3/2019
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Osino Resources Corp (TSXV: OSI): New Discovery Very Large Gold System Next to Established Producing Gold Mine in Namibia; Interview with Heye Daun, President and CEO
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


At the PDAC2019, we learned from Heye Daun, President and CEO of Osino Resources Corp. (TSXV: OSI), a gold exploration company, active in Namibia, that they are currently focused on their drill-ready Twin Hills project, which is a new discovery of a very large gold system right next to an established producing gold mine. Plans for 2019 include financing and exploration drilling at Twin Hills, with the goal of turning the discovery of a big gold system into a real economic discovery. Osino's secondary project is an advanced stage Goldkuppe exploration project and a group of target generation stage licenses that are contiguous to B2Gold's Otjikoto Gold Mine. According to Mr. Daun, Osino is in discussions with possible JV partners to develop its non-core projects.

29/3/2019
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Nevada Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: NGE; OTCQB: NVDEF): Exploring for Large New Carlin-Type Gold Deposits in Nevada; Interview with James Buskard, President
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Nevada Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: NGE; OTCQB: NVDEF) is integrating hydrogeochemistry, with conventional exploration tools, to develop a Nevada-specific regional-scale geochemistry exploration program. Using its proprietary technology, Nevada Exploration has completed the world’s largest groundwater sampling program for gold exploration, to evaluate Nevada’s covered basins for new gold exploration targets. The Company then developed its Scorpion drill rig, a small-footprint, truck-mounted, small-diameter RC drill rig, specifically tailored to the drilling conditions in Nevada’s basins. We learned from James Buskard, President of Nevada Exploration, that in 2019 they’re looking to advance all three of their major projects: South Grass Valley, Grass Valley, and Kelly Creek.

29/3/2019
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Abitibi Royalties Inc. (TSX-V: RZZ): Owns Royalties at the Canadian Malartic Mine, near Val-d’Or Québec; Interview with Ian Ball, President and CEO
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


Abitibi Royalties Inc. (TSX-V: RZZ) owns various royalties at the Canadian Malartic Mine, near Val-d’Or Québec, and is building a portfolio of royalties on early stage properties, near producing mines. At PDAC 2019, we learned from Ian Ball, President and CEO of Abitibi Royalties that their royalty income started at the end of last year and the Company is looking at $4 to $4 1/2 million in cashflow this year. The Company is in a strong financial position and is debt free, and they bought back about $1 to $1 1/2 million worth of shares over the past 12 months.

28/3/2019
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Aethon Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: AET): Well-Funded Mineral Exploration Company, Focused in South America; Interview with John Miniotis, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aethon Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: AET) is a well-funded mineral exploration company, focused in South America. They were spun out of Altius Minerals, in May of 2018, with over 100,000 hectares of prospective land package, in northern Chile and a goal to advance it and to find potential partners to explore the properties. We learned from John Miniotis, Interim CEO of Aethon Minerals, that the Company recently entered into an option agreement to acquire an interest in the advanced-stage Diablillos silver-gold exploration project, owned by AbraPlata Resources in Argentina. The project has over 80 million ounces of silver and 750,000 ounces of gold, in measured and indicated resources. Near term plans include doing detailed due diligence on the Diablillos property and working out an option agreement with favorable terms.

28/3/2019
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Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX: LGO, OTCQX: LGORF): Developing the World's Best Vanadium Resource; Interview with Mark Smith, CEO and Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX: LGO, OTCQX: LGORF) is a Toronto-based strategic mineral company, focused on the production of vanadium flake, high purity vanadium flake and high purity vanadium powder at the Maracás Menchen Mine located in Bahia State, Brazil. At PDAC2019, we learned from Mark Smith, CEO and Director of Largo Resources, that Largo's team is one of the best in the industry, they are committed and competent, and they are developing the world's best vanadium resource, processing it with the lowest unit cost, highest recovery, and ending up with the highest purity level of V205 in the world. According to Mr. Smith, today's fundamental supply deficit in the vanadium markets is very favorable to the company, which recorded cash flow of about $129 million dollars in the third quarter of 2018.

27/3/2019
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Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (TSXV: NZP, NZAX: CRP): Aims to be the Premier Supplier of Phosphate for Agricultural; Interview with Chris Castle, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (TSXV: NZP, NZAX: CRP) aims to be the premier supplier of direct application phosphate to the New Zealand and global agricultural sector. At PDAC2019, we learned from Chris Castle, President and CEO of Chatham Rock Phosphate, that their main project, called Chatham Rise project, is located off-shore of New Zealand. It has a resource of 23.4 million tons of medium -grade rock phosphate, a mining permit, and a business partner for mining. The Company is currently working on raising funds to reapply for an environmental permit, which it expects will be granted in 2021. Mr. Castle expects Chatham to be in production in 2023.

27/3/2019
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NOVO Resources Corp (TSX-V: NVO; OTCQX: NSRPF): World-Class Large-Scale Australian Conglomerate Gold Deposits; Interview with Dr. Quinton Hennigh, President and Chairman
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Novo Resources Corp. (TSX-V: NVO; OTCQX: NSRPF), a Canadian gold exploration and development company, has built up a significant land package covering approximately 12,000 sq km with varying ownership interests in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. We learned from Dr. Quinton Hennigh, President and Chairman of NOVO Resources Corp., that they are looking for world-class large-scale conglomerate gold deposits, and their most advanced project is called Beatons Creek, near the town of Nullagine, in the East Pilbara region. At the moment, Novo is focused on increasing significantly, the current resource of about 670,000 ounces. Novo is working on another interesting project, the brand new conglomerate gold Karratha discovery, in the West Pilbara region, very large system, where the Company did aggressive bulk sampling in 2018. The Company is tightly held with such major shareholders as Kirkland Lake Gold, Newmont Mining, Eric Sprott, and Mark Creasy.

26/3/2019
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West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. (CSE: RLG, OTCQB: RLGMF, FSE: HYK): Increasing Current 1.087 Million Oz of Inferred Resource; Interview with John Kontak, President
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News Inc.


West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. (CSE: RLG, OTCQB: RLGMF, FSE: HYK) has assembled a 3100-hectare property, which has a 12 kilometer strike length and 3 former gold mines, in the prolific Red Lake Gold District of Northwestern Ontario, Canada. At PDAC 2019, we learned from John Kontak, who is the President of West Red Lake Gold Mines, that, in 2018, they drilled below the 500 meters of the resource area at the high-grade Rowan Mine Deposit, a joint venture with Goldcorp, with the future goal to increase its current 1.087 million ounces of inferred resource. Another drilling program was conducted at the high-grade NT Zone, with good results for what could be a whole new deposit. Plans for 2019 include more exploration at the Rowan Mine Deposit and the NT Zone, with the goal to develop it into a high grade gold deposit. The company has an experienced Management team that has explored and developed and successfully sold gold assets in Ontario in the past.

26/3/2019
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Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX:PG): New Mines Coming on Line in the Next Couple of Years will Produce Over 100,000 OZs; Interview with Ewan Downie, President CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX:PG) is a low-cost, mid-tier gold producer, with two producing gold mines - South Arturo and Mercedes - as well as mine development opportunities at McCoy-Cove in Nevada and Hardrock in Ontario. We learned from Ewan Downie, President CEO of Premier Gold, that the Company is currently undergoing an important transformation. The near-term goal is to increase its future production significantly, through the development of its existing asset portfolio, including the joint venture with Barrick in Nevada as well as the 100% owned high-grade Cove property. Plans for 2019 also include construction and production at the El Nino Mine, and a very significant exploration at the Cove Deposit. According to Mr. Downie, with the new mines coming on line over the next couple of years the Company will produce well over 100,000 ounces a year. Once they bring the Cove Deposit to production, Premier Gold Mines will be a Company producing two to three hundred thousand ounces a year.

25/3/2019
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Golden Arrow Resources (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: G6A, OTCQB: GARWF): Producing Silver Mine, JV with SSR Mining; Interview with Joseph Grosso, Executive Chairman, CEO, and President
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: G6A, OTCQB: GARWF) is an exploration company earning production income and is a member of the Grosso Group, a resource management group that has pioneered exploration in Argentina since 1993. Golden Arrow owns a 25% share of Puna Operations Inc., a joint venture operated by SSR Mining, with more than 8 years of forecast production and upside potential at the Pirquitas-Chinchillas silver mining project. We learned from Joseph Grosso, who is Executive Chairman, CEO, and President of Golden Arrow Resources, that the Puna Operations will meet its first year projections. According to Mr. Grosso, the Company is focused on drill-ready targets on their advanced projects to achieve discoveries as quickly as possible.

25/3/2019
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Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSXV: KBLT, OTCQX: CBLLF, FRA: 27O): Leading Battery Metals Streaming Company Exposure to Cobalt and Nickel; Interview with Anthony Milewski, Chairman, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSXV: KBLT, OTCQX: CBLLF, FRA: 27O) is a leading battery metals streaming company offering exposure to cobalt and nickel, metals integral to key technologies of the electric vehicle and energy storage markets. The Company owns 2,905.7 Mt of physical cobalt and a 32.6% Cobalt Stream on Vale's world-class Voisey's Bay mine,‎ beginning in 2021. We learned from Anthony Milewski, Chairman, CEO, and Director of Cobalt 27, that they have royalties across some of the major battery metals development assets globally, including Giga Metals’ Turnagain and Dumont, in Canada, and they are currently closing a deal on a new joint venture interest in the producing Ramu nickel-cobalt mine, a large, long-life, low-cost, high-growth nickel-cobalt operation in Papua New Guinea, which is one of the best nickel-cobalt projects in the world.

22/3/2019
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Canada Rare Earth Corp. (TSX.V: LL): Sourcing, Adding Value and Selling Rare Earths and Other Mineral Products; Interview with Tracy Moore, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Canada Rare Earth Corp. (TSX.V: LL) is generating revenues and gross profits as it develops an integrated, international commodity supply chain business based on the rare earth industry and with increasing attention directed to valuable by-products. The business involves sourcing, adding value and selling rare earths and other mineral products in all stages and forms utilizing proprietary, affiliated and third-party sources and facilities.

22/3/2019
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U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU): Gold-Copper-Silver-Zinc in Wyoming, and Keystone Gold Exploration on the Cortez Trend in Nevada; Interview with Edward Karr, President & CEO
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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Giga Metals Corp. (TSX.V: GIGA, OTC: HNCKF, FSE: BRR2): Nickel and Cobalt for the Battery Industry; Interview with Mark Jarvis, President and CEO
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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First Vanadium Corp. (TSXV: FVAN, OTCQX: FVANF, FSE: 1PY): North America’s Largest Highest-Grade Primary Vanadium Resources; Interview with Paul Cowley, President & CEO
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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Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM, OTCQX: TPRFF): Producing Over 200,000 Ozs of Gold a Year; 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 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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Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM): Interviewed 2/28/19 Interview with Omar Jabara, Communications Group Executive
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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