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Clean Commodities Corp. Announces Manitou Cobalt Project Transaction with Canadian International Minerals Inc.
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 22, 2017) - Clean Commodities Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CLE) ("Clean Commodities" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announced that it has entered into an agreement with Canadian International Minerals Inc. ("Canadian International") in which Clean Commodities will acquire a 50% interest in the drill-ready Manitou Cobalt Project.
3DX Industries completes development on proprietary product for use in the $6.7+ Billion Legalized Marijuana Industry
SEATTLE WA--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2017) - 3DX Industries Inc. (OTC: DDDX) 3DX Industries Inc., (the "Company" or "3DX") is pleased to announce it has completed the development and design of a new and innovative product used for recovering excess heat from high energy grow lights. The product captures excess heat energy at the individual, grow light source; before it can raise the overall grow room temperature. The captured heat energy can then either be exhausted outside of the facility or routed to areas within the facility or nearby that require heat. Initial engineering studies are indicating a reduction in overall air conditioning electrical load by up to 30%. 
Aurvista Gold Corporation Update: 30,000M Drilling Campaign at the Douay Gold Project
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Aurvista Gold Corporation ("Aurvista" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AVA)(OTCQB:ARVSF)(FRANKFURT:AV2) is pleased to update shareholders and stakeholders on the advancement of the 30,000 meters diamond drilling campaign from the Company's Douay Gold Project ("Douay").
Viking Begins Enhancement Initiative for Existing Oil Leases
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2017) - Viking Investments Group, Inc. ("Viking") (OTC PINK: VKIN) is pleased to announce its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mid-Con Petroleum, LLC ("Mid-Con"), is proceeding with phase one of the low-cost maintenance program announced by Viking on February 2nd, 2017 regarding improvements to certain of its existing oil leases in Eastern Kansas.
Canada Rare Earth Corp.: Significant Progress in the Permitting of the Rare Earth Refinery
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Canada Rare Earth Corp. ("Canada Rare Earth" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LL) is pleased to provide an update on significant progress towards the permitting of the completed, full capability rare earth separation refinery located in Vientiane, Lao PDR (the "Refinery") described in our news releases of May 9, 2016 and November 9, 2016.
DIAGNOS Announces a Contract in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with AlKanhoor medical Co.
BROSSARD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Diagnos Inc. ("DIAGNOS" or "the Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:ADK), a leader in healthcare Artificial Intelligence services announces today the signature of a new partnership agreement with AlKanhoor Medical Co. in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ("KSA").
Antioquia Reports on Cisneros Project Status
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Antioquia Gold Inc. ("Antioquia" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AGD) wishes to report on the status of its Cisneros Project in Colombia. Felipe Ferraro, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board stated: "The Antioquia team made considerable progress at the wholly-owned Cisneros Gold Project In 2016 and we are poised to begin producing gold in the second half of 2017. The approval of our final environmental licence for the project on October 26, 2016 was a catalyst that will take us from being a mineral explorer to a gold producer and we look forward to much success in 2017."
IDM Mining Announces Private Placement with Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - IDM Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:IDM) ("IDM" or the "Company") is pleased to announce a private placement with Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (TSX:OR)(NYSE:OR)("Osisko") for total proceeds of $15,248,000.
Duran Signs Letter of Intent for the Sale of the Don Pancho Property in Peru; Provides Update on Aguila Norte Processing Plant
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Duran Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DRV)(LMA:DRV) ("Duran" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter of intent ("LOI") to sell the Company's Don Pancho polymetallic silver-lead-zinc project ("Don Pancho" or the "Project") located in the Department of Lima, Peru, to Tartisan Resources Corp. ("Tartisan") for cash consideration of $50,000 CDN and 500,000 shares of Tartisan. Duran will also receive an additional 500,000 shares of Tartisan as certain Project milestones are achieved by Tartisan, and will retain a 2% Net Smelter Royalty ("NSR") in the Project of which 1% can be purchased by Tartisan for $500,000 CDN. The parties intend to replace the LOI with a definitive agreement (the "Definitive Agreement") containing industry standard terms and conditions no later than March 31, 2017, following a due diligence review by both parties.
Brigadier Gold Announces Revocation of Cease Trade Order and Appointment of Director
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Brigadier Gold Limited ("Brigadier" or the "Company") (NEX:BRG.H) announces that it has been successful in its applications to the Ontario Securities Commission, as principal regulator and each of the Alberta Securities Commission and the British Columbia Securities Commission, to revoke the cease trade orders issued on April 8, May 11 and August 28, 2015, respectively (the "Cease Trade Orders"). The Cease Trade Orders were issued as a result of the Company's failure to file its annual audited financial statements, annual management's discussion and analysis and certification of its annual filings for the year ended December 31, 2014, which filings were made on December 29, 2016. The Company intends to file a reinstatement application with the TSX Venture Exchange forthwith.
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd.: Early Warning Report
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (TSX:OR)(NYSE:OR) ("Osisko") announces today that it has subscribed for and received 8,266,670 common shares ("Shares") of QMX Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:QMX) ("QMX") at a price of $0.30 per Share, in connection with the closing by QMX of its previously announced private placement (the "Private Placement") of flow-through common shares. The Private Placement was announced on January 30, 2017.
Noranda Income Fund to Host Fourth Quarter Conference Call on March 1, 2017
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Noranda Income Fund (TSX:NIF.UN) (the "Fund") announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss its 2016 fourth quarter results on Wednesday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Eva Carissimi, President and CEO, and Michael Boone, CFO, of the Fund's manager, will host the call. The Fund expects to report its financial results prior to market open on the same day, March 1, 2017.
DIOS' winter drilling program to start on Heberto Gold
MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Management of DIOS EXPLORATION (TSX VENTURE:DOS) is very pleased to report crews being mobilized for drilling to start next week on wholly-owned (no royalties) Heberto gold project, targeting depth and south-west extents of Heberto gold zone discovery, 50 km south of Goldcorp's Eleonore gold mine, Eeyou Istchee James Bay Lower Eastmain area, Quebec, and 20 km west Clearwater gold deposit. DIOS's property is directly adjacent to EM 1-A major hydro-power facilities.
Sphinx and SOQUEM identify coincident ground geophysical and geochemical anomalies and approve a drilling campaign on the Calumet-Sud zinc Project, Quebec
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Sphinx Resources Ltd. ("Sphinx" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:SFX) and its partner SOQUEM are pleased to report positive results following a ground gravity and induced polarization survey ("IP") over zinc soil targets at the Sonny and Sonny West Zone on the Calumet-Sud project (the "Project"). These geophysical surveys identified several high priority targets for an 11-hole drill program that will start around the mid-March 2017.
Middle Zone Discovery Continues to Expand
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - HARTE GOLD CORP. ("Harte Gold") (TSX:HRT)(OTC:HRTFF)(FRANKFURT:H4O) - Harte Gold is pleased to announce that expansion step-out drilling on 100 meter grid spacing at the Middle Zone continues to deliver excellent results.
First Majestic Announces Financial Results for Q4 and Year End 2016
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER CORP. (FRANKFURT:FMV)(TSX:FR)(NYSE:AG)(BVM:AG) (the "Company" or "First Majestic") is pleased to announce the consolidated financial results for the Company's fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016. The full version of the financial statements and the management discussion and analysis can be viewed on the Company's website at www.firstmajestic.com, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov. All amounts are in U.S. dollars unless stated otherwise.
Scientific Metals Enters Into Earn-In Agreement With MGX Minerals on Its Petro Lithium Project in the Paradox Basin, Utah
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Scientific Metals Corp. ("STM" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:STM)(FRANKFURT:26X)(OTCQB:SCTFF) is pleased to announce it has entered into an arm's length Earn-In Agreement (the "Agreement") with MGX Minerals Inc. ("MGX") (CSE:XMG) pursuant to which MGX has been granted the option to acquire a 50% interest in STM's Paradox Basin Lithium Brine property (the "Paradox Property") located in Utah in the western United States.
Belo Sun Receives Temporary Order Related to the Construction Licence for the Volta Grande Project
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Belo Sun Mining Corp. ("Belo Sun" or the "Company") (TSX:BSX) has received an order from the judge of the Agrarian Court of Altamira issuing a temporary 180-day injunction halting certain work related to the Construction Licence ("LI") for the Volta Grande Project. The purpose of the injunction is to provide time for the relocation of certain families living in an area in proximity to the Volta Grande Gold Project.
Alamos Announces Positive Feasibility Study for Agi Dagi Project and Preliminary Economic Assessment for Camyurt Project
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI)(NYSE:AGI) ("Alamos" or the "Company") today reported results from the positive feasibility study conducted on its Ağı Dağı gold project, located in the Canakkale Province in northwestern Turkey. The study is a continuation of the pre-feasibility study completed on the project in 2012. The Company also reported results from a positive preliminary economic assessment ("PEA") completed on its Camyurt gold project, located approximately 4 kilometres ("km") from Ağı Dağı.
Outokumpu has published Annual report, Corporate Governance statement and Remuneration statement
Outokumpu Oyj
Nyrstar: 2016 Full Year Results
Regulated Information

22 February 2017 at 07:00 CET

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Strong progress made in 2016 on the key strategic initiatives:
    • Zinc metal production in-line with guidance with solid performance improvement in both zinc smelting and mining  in Q4'16 compared to Q3'16
    • balance sheet strengthened with completion of a rights offering, convertible bond, upsizing of zinc metal prepay and upsizing of the Trafigura working capital facility on a committed basis;
    • mining divestment advanced with the El Mochito and El Toqui sales completed, Contonga and Coricancha having binding sale agreements and further divestments for value planned for 2017;
    • Mining cashflow positive at current macros; and
    • Management team changes implemented to deliver next phase of strategy
  • Group underlying EBITDA[1] of EUR 193 million for 2016, a decrease of EUR 74 million on 2015, primarily due to reductions in treatment charge terms and impact of planned and unplanned production outages, partially offset by cost reductions
    • Metals Processing underlying EBITDA of EUR 222 million, down EUR 114 million year-on-year, driven primarily by a reduction in the zinc benchmark treatment charge and average discount to treatment charge and planned and unplanned production outages; and
    • Significantly improved Mining underlying EBITDA of EUR 6 million, up EUR 37 million year-on-year, driven by the suspension of the Myra Falls mine and the care & maintenance of the Middle Tennessee mines through to September 2016
  • Net debt excluding zinc metal prepay and perpetual securities of EUR 865 million at year end, an increase of EUR 84 million on 2015 driven predominantly by working capital outflow due to higher commodity prices, partially offset by the rights offering and convertible bond issuance completed in 2016. Net debt inclusive of zinc metal prepay and perpetual securities of EUR 1,163 million at year end, an increase of EUR 226 million on 2015
  • Net loss of EUR 414 million for 2016, mainly as a result of an impairment charge of  EUR 266 million nearly entirely related to the Mining assets (comprising of EUR 133 million for  continuing operations and EUR 133 million for discontinued operations)
  • Port Pirie Redevelopment has been comprehensively reviewed and the business case has been confirmed; TSL furnace hot commissioning will be postponed by 6 months to September 2017 allowing for re-work of modules and enhanced slag tapping process; additional cost of c. EUR 70 million to complete, with expected increased fully ramped-up earnings uplift in the region of EUR 130 million per annum

Commenting on the 2016 full year results, Hilmar Rode, Chief Executive Officer said:

Crystal Exploration Sample Results
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - CRYSTAL EXPLORATION INC. (the "Company" or "Crystal") (TSX VENTURE:CEI) is pleased to report a series of results from Crystal's 100% owned Muskox and Hood Project areas.
Drilling Permit Approved For Palmetto Gold Project - WSP Canada Inc. Retained For Resource Estimate and Technical Report
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - ML Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MLG)(FRANKFURT:XOVN.F) ("ML Gold" or the "Company") reports that it has received a positive decision on its application for drilling from 13 different locations at the Palmetto Gold Project in Esmeralda County, Nevada. The drilling permit will be finalized once the reclamation bond has been posted at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Reno, NV. ML Gold anticipates beginning this drilling program in early March. The program is aimed to confirm and expand existing mineralized zones at the Palmetto Project, and will allow the Company to produce a first ever resource estimate on the property.
Power Metals Corp. Enters United States Petro Lithium Market with Lisbon Valley, Utah Acquisition
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2017) - Power Metals Corp. ("Power Metals Corp." or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PWM)(FRANKFURT:OAA1) is very pleased to announce that it has acquired the Coyote Project (the "Project") located in the Lisbon Valley area in the Paradox Basin, Utah.
Fortune Minerals announces filing of amended and restated financial statements
Issued Capital: 271,524,007
Core Exploration Ltd (ASX:CXO) Finniss Lithium Project Presentation
Core Exploration Ltd (ASX:CXO) is pleased to provide the Company's latest Finniss Lithium Project Presentation at RIU Conference and Investor Briefings Perth.
Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX:CZN) Company Presentation to RIU conference
Corazon Mining Ltd (ASX:CZN) (OTCMKTS:CRZNF) is pleased to provide the Company's latest Presentation to RIU conference.
Teck Announces Cash Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2017) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) ("Teck") today announced that it has commenced cash tender offers (the "Tender Offers") to purchase up to U.S.$650,000,000 aggregate principal amount (subject to increase by Teck, the "Aggregate Maximum Tender Amount") of the following series of notes (the "Notes") issued by Teck:
AME Responds to B.C. Provincial Budget 2017
VICTORIA, BC--(Marketwired - February 21, 2017) - The Association for Mineral Exploration ("AME") expresses its support of the balanced 2017 budget delivered by B.C. finance minister Mike de Jong today in Victoria.
5N Plus Inc. Reports Results for Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2016
MONTREAL, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - 5N Plus Inc. (TSX: VNP) ("5N Plus", the "Group" or the "Company"), the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, today reported financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. All amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars.
Osisko Mining Inc. Files Early Warning Report in Respect of Beaufield Resources Inc.
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2017) - Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK) (the "Corporation") announces that it has filed an early warning report in respect of its holdings in Beaufield Resources Inc. ("Beaufield"). On February 21, 2017, the Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary O3 Investments Inc., acquired beneficial ownership of, or control and direction over, 31,700,000 common shares of Beaufield (collectively, the "Purchased Shares" and each, a "Purchased Share") by way of a brokered private placement of Beaufield at a price of $0.10 per Purchased Share for total consideration of $3,170,000.
Emmerson Resources Limited (ASX:ERM) Presentation RIU Explorers Conference
Emmerson Resources Limited (ASX:ERM) (OTCMKTS:EMMRF) is pleased to provide the Company's latest Presentation at RIU Explorers Conference.
Arena Minerals and JOGMEC Joint Venture Receives Permit to Drill 241 Holes and Commences the Drill Program
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2017) - Arena Minerals Inc., (TSX VENTURE:AN) ("Arena" or the "Company") is pleased to report that the Japan Oil Gas and Metals National Corporation ("JOGMEC") and Arena joint venture has received drilling permits for the Pampa Union drill program that forms part of the US$17.5 million JOGMEC joint venture. The exploration program has been designed to complete a 1.5 kilometre grid spacing drill pattern over Pampa Union as well as follow-up on previous successes. Drill hole PU-RC-39, drilled in the north-western portion of the Pampa Union block, intersected a lithocap, alteration and pyrite shell characteristic of a porphyry system down to a total depth of 441 metres below surface. The follow-up 241 platform drill program has met all necessary environmental, health and safety, fresh water resource management, archeological, communal, fauna and flora standards and was officially approved by the National Environmental Assessment Service in Santiago.
Kestrel Gold Inc. Announces Revocation of Cease Trade Orders
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2017) - Mr. Kevin Nephin, President and CEO of Kestrel Gold Inc. (the "Corporation" or "Kestrel") (TSX VENTURE:KGC) (currently suspended from trading) is pleased to announce that on February 21, 2017 the Alberta Securities Commission and British Columbia Securities Commission each issued an order revoking previous cease trade orders that trading cease in respect of the securities of the Corporation.
LeadFX Secures $2M in Funding From Majority Shareholder
All dollar amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.
Copper One Files Appeal With Court of Quebec Against Mern's Decision to Suspend Its Valid Riviere Dore Exploration Claims
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2017) - Copper One Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CUO) ("Copper One" or the "Company") has filed an appeal with the Court of Québec against the decision of the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles ("MERN"), issued on February 8, 2017, to suspend all of Copper One's mining claims related to its Rivière Doré Project. Copper One strongly disagrees with MERN's decision to suspend its claims and will continue to exercise its legal rights.
Arizona Mining Reports Additional High Grade in Taylor Deeps Zone
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 21, 2017) - Arizona Mining Inc. (TSX: AZ) ("Arizona Mining" or the "Company") announces the results of five (5) exploration drill holes from its current program on the Taylor zinc-lead-silver sulfide deposit located on its 100%-owned Hermosa Project in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. This brings the total number of drill holes reported in the 2016-2017 program to sixty-seven (67).
Sandstorm Gold Announces 2016 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
VANCOUVER, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Sandstorm Gold Ltd. ("Sandstorm" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: SAND, TSX: SSL) has released its results for the fourth quarter and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 (all figures in U.S. dollars).
Golden Star Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results
TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: GSS; TSX: GSC; GSE: GSR) ("Golden Star" or the "Company") reports its financial and operational results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.
AK Steel Announces Price Increase For Carbon Steel Products
WEST CHESTER, OH--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2017) - AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that it will increase current spot market base prices for all carbon flat-rolled steel products by a minimum of $30 per ton, effective immediately with new orders.
Maverix Metals Inc. Completes Acquisition of Royalties on Florida Canyon and Beta Hunt Mines
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 21, 2017) - Maverix Metals Inc. ("Maverix") (TSX VENTURE: MMX) is pleased to announce that it has closed the transaction announced on February 1, 2017 in accordance with the Royalty Purchase and Sale Agreement (the "Agreement") entered into with Resource Income Fund, L.P. ("RIF"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Auramet Trading, LLC, dated January 31, 2017 (the "Transaction"). As part of the Transaction Maverix:
Power Metals Corp. Enters United States Petro Lithium Market with Lisbon Valley, Utah Acquisition
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2017) - Power Metals Corp. ("Power Metals Corp." or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PWM)(FRANKFURT:OAA1) is very pleased to announce that it has acquired the Coyote Project (the "Project") located in the Lisbon Valley area in the Paradox Basin, Utah.
Tanager Commences Operations on Raptor B #1 Well in Polk County, Texas
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2017) - Tanager Energy Inc. ("Tanager" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:TAN) is pleased to announce that operations have commenced for its Raptor B #1 well in Polk County, Texas.
Nucor Announces 176th Consecutive Cash Dividend
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) declared the regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.3775 per share on Nucor's common stock. This cash dividend is payable on May 11, 2017 to stockholders of record on March 31, 2017, and is Nucor's 176(th) consecutive quarterly cash dividend.
Teck Media and Investor Webcast Advisory
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2017) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) ("Teck") President and Chief Executive Officer, Don Lindsay will be presenting at the BMO Capital Markets 26th Annual Global Metals & Mining Conference on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern/11:00 a.m. Pacific time. The investor presentation will include information on company strategy, financial performance, and outlook for the company's business units.
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Stephen G. Roman, Chairman, President and CEO of Harte Gold (TSX: HRT, FSE: H4O, OTC: HRTFF): Completed a $25 Million Bought Deal Financing, Accelerating Exploration and Development Program at Sugar Zone and Building a Processing Plant (PDAC Booth # 2820)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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

19/2/2017
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Richard Carleton, CEO of Canadian Securities Exchange, CSE (PDAC Booth # 2542)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We talked with Richard Carleton, CEO of Canadian Securities Exchange, CSE. Operating since 2003, they provide a platform for early-stage companies to raise public capital. They modernize the listings process and work with the companies to meet post-listing requirements and help them make the required continuous disclosure process more efficient and streamlined. With now over 300 securities, they were the first exchange in Canada to trade TSX and TSX Venture Exchange-listed issues on a competitive basis. The Canadian Securities Exchange had a booth at the Cambridge House Vancouver Resource Investment Conference on January 22-23, 2017.

18/2/2017
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Claude Lemasson, President and CEO of Eastmain Resources (TSX:ER): Aggressive Gold Exploration in James Bay, Quebec (PDAC Booth # 3100B)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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

18/2/2017
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Interview with Ted Pickell, Chairman and CEO of Stewart World Port: North America’s Most Northern Ice Free Port
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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

18/2/2017
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Interview with Nigel Lees, President and CEO Sage Gold Inc. (TSX-V: SGX): A Canadian Near-Term Gold Producer
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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

14/2/2017
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Graphite One Resources Announces Preliminary Economic Assessment for its $1 billion NPV Alaska-Based Graphite Creek Deposit
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Graphite One Resources (GPH: TSX-V; OTCQX: GPHOF) is a junior mining company focused on its Graphite Creek project, host of America’s highest grade and largest known, large flake graphite deposit, located near Nome, Alaska. We learned from Mr. Doug Smith, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Graphite One that their objective is to build a fully integrated company, eventually moving from producing graphite concentrate right through to finished advanced materials end-products. Graphite One CEO and President Anthony Huston says of the company’s strategy, “This vertical integration will help reduce costs and make a seamless system from our mine to the high-tech graphite market.”

11/2/2017
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Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist of Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX: FCU, OTCQX: FCUUF, FRANKFURT:2FU): One of the Most Successful Exploration Companies in the Uranium Sector
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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

11/2/2017
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Interview with Glenn Mullan, President of PDAC; Chairman, CEO, and President of Golden Valley Mines, Uranium Valley Mines, Cleghorn Minerals and Chairman of Abitibi Royalties Inc.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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

8/2/2017
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Interview with Tyler Rice, President and CEO of Margaux Resource (TSX-V: MRL, OTCQB: MARFF): Previously Producing Jersey-Emerald Tungsten-Lead-Zinc Property, British Columbia, Canada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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

7/2/2017
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PDAC International Convention 2017 Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada | March 5 - 8
by Dr. Allen M. Alper


PDAC International Convention 2017 that will take place from March 5 to 8 in Toronto will be one of the largest gatherings of professionals, companies, and attendees connected to the energy and finance sector. The conference will give a chance for you to meet a large number of exhibitors and attendees from different parts of the world. Moreover, you can also take part in short courses, technical sessions, and networking events that will take place at the conference.

6/2/2017
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Interview with John Kontak, President, West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. (CSE: RLG; FWB: HYK; OTCQB: RLGMF) Focused on High Grade Gold in Canada’s Prolific Red Lake District
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. (CSE: RLG; FWB: HYK; OTCQB: RLGMF) is focused on gold exploration and development in the prolific Red Lake Gold District of Northwestern Ontario, Canada. We learned from John Kontak, President of West Red Lake Gold that the company has a 3100 hectare property in three parcels: two parcels are 100% owned by West Red Lake, the Mt. Jamie parcel and the Red Summit parcel, with former mines on each property; and the high grade Rowan Mine property is a 60% joint venture with Goldcorp. The company's main focus has been on the Rowan Mine property, where they are the operator. Currently, the company is in the middle of a two or three year exploration program at Rowan Mine, with the gold of expanding the Rowan gold deposit to something around two million ounces. And there is also a second exploration target where two regional gold bearing structures intersect on the Rowan Mine property. According to Mr. Kontak, who believes in gold as an asset class, the company is closely held with major share positions held by management and a few institutional investors.

1/2/2017
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Interview with Mark Gibson, COO of HPX: High-Power Geophysical Systems for Induced Polarization and Electromagnetic Exploration; Partnerships with Cordoba Minerals and Kaizen Discover
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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

31/1/2017
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Interview with Douglas R. MacQuarrie President and CEO Asante Gold Corporation: Moving the Kubi Gold Joint Venture in Ghana to Production
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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

28/1/2017
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Mining for Miracles
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Co-Chairs of Mining for Miracles 2017, Joanne Klein from Goldcorp and Jeff Hanman from Teck. Through Mining for Miracles, the mining industry has raised almost $27 million in support of child health in British Columbia and the Yukon. Thousands owe their health, wellbeing and even lives to this nonprofit. Mining for Miracles focuses on areas and advances that have the greatest impact on their communities. One advancement is a simple blood test that can be sent to a hospital that can diagnose 7000 illnesses without having the child visit the hospital. In one case, this diagnosed a five-year-old girl, who had been ill from birth with a mystery illness. Mining for Miracles will be at the Cambridge house Vancouver Recourse Investment Convention on January 22-23 and at Roundup all this week. Be sure to stop by their booth.

25/1/2017
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Interview with Jim Gowans, CEO of Arizona Mining (TSX: AZ): Developing the Taylor Deposit into a World-Class Lead-Zinc-Silver Deposit
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Jim Gowans CEO of Arizona Mining (TSX: AZ) tells us they are developing the Taylor deposit into a world-class lead-zinc-silver deposit. With good drill results continuing to be reported and the orebody shaping up, the goal is to complete the Preliminary Economic Assessment by the end of Q1 2017. They plan on completing a feasibility study in Q4 of this year. This should revalue Arizona Mining.

25/1/2017
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Interview with Blair Way CEO Leading Edge Materials (TSX.V: LEM | OTCQB: LEMIF): Focused on Supply of Critical Materials to High Growth Markets
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


CEO Blair Way talks to us about Leading Edge Materials (TSX.V: LEM | OTCQB: LEMIF) a supplier of high purity graphite to the lithium ion battery market space. They have a fully permitted production facility and recently extended their exploitation license an additional 25 years. Blair is confident that Leading Edge Materials gives investors ground level leverage into the expanding green energy consumer electronics, automotive, and transportation industries.

23/1/2017
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Interview with Graham Harris, Chairman of Millennial Lithium Corp. (ML: TSX.V; A3N2: GR: Frankfurt; MLNLF: OTCQB): Focused on Quality Lithium Assets in the "Lithium Triangle" of Argentina
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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

23/1/2017
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Interview with Judy Baker, President and CEO of Argo Gold: Acquiring Gold Exploration Projects in Ontario
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Argo Gold Inc. (CSE: ARQ) is a Canadian based gold exploration company that acquired material gold projects in Ontario in 2016. We learned from Judy Baker, President and CEO of Argo Gold, that in the last three months, Argo Gold has acquired several excellent gold projects; the Woco Gold Project, located 85 kilometres NE of Ear Falls and three projects in the Wawa, ON area located near current gold producers Wesdome Gold Mines and Richmont Mines. In May 2016, Argo Gold also staked the McVicar Lake Gold Project located 30 kilometres NW of the past producing Golden Patricia Mine. The original project in Argo Gold is the Hurdman Silver-Zinc project located 120 kilometres north-northwest of the city of Timmins, Ontario in Hurdman Township.

22/1/2017
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AME Mineral Exploration Roundup 2017 Vancouver Convention Center East, Canada | January 23 - 27
by Dr Allen M. Alper


The AME Mineral Exploration Roundup Conference will take place at the Vancouver Convention Center East in Canada. The event that will be held from January 23 to 26 will be highly informative for the students and professionals related to the mineral exploration and development sector.

20/1/2017
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Interview with Tracy A. Moore, CEO of Canada Rare Earth Corporation (TSX.V: LL): Developing a Global Supply Chain within the Rare-Earth Industry
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Canada Rare Earth Corporation (TSX.V: LL) (“Canada Rare Earth” or the “Company”) is developing a global, vertically and horizontally integrated, supply chain within the rare-earth industry, which is separate from and alternative to the dominant China supply. This involves:
- working with proven and advanced-staged mining ventures;
- securing supply arrangements with the mining operations for immediate delivery to customers and to proprietary refineries;
- designing, building and operating rare earth processing refineries in multiple geographic locations; and
- entering into long-term sales contracts with leading international manufacturers for a majority of the output from the refineries.
According to Tracy A. Moore, CEO of Canada Rare Earth, the rare earths prices are at the bottom, but even at this level the Company can be profitable with trading activities and with refinery operations. The near term and on-going focus is on trading of concentrates and oxides to generate positive cash flow and earnings for shareholders while developing strong customer relationships and concurrently developing rare earth separation refineries. The Company is taking charge of the final permitting of an existing refinery outside of China and, if successful, the Company may exercise the option to acquire a majority interest in that refinery for a pre-negotiated price.

17/1/2017
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Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2017 Vancouver Convention Center West, Canada | January 22 - 23
by Dr. Allen M. Alper


The Vancouver Resource Investment Conference (VRIC) is a highly anticipated event that will be held from January 22 to 23 at the Vancouver Convention Center West in Canada. The conference that is being co-organized by Katusa Research and Cambridge House International Inc. will be one of the world’s largest on minerals exploration and research.

17/1/2017
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Sciaky Allows Fast and Efficient Production of Large-Scale, High-Value Metal Parts with its Revolutionary Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) 3D Printing Technology
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Chicago-based Sciaky, Inc. has been a key supplier of advanced welding systems since 1939. Its groundbreaking Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) solution is a one-of-a-kind 3D printing technology that allows fast and efficient production of large-scale, high-value metal parts. Lockheed Martin Space Systems is using a turnkey EBAM system from Sciaky to build titanium propellant tanks for satellites.

16/1/2017
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Interview with Will Ansley, President, and CEO of Satori Resources Inc. (TSXV:BUD}: Past-Producing High-Grade Tartan Lake Gold Mine Project Located in the Prolific Flin Flon Mining District, in Manitoba, Canada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Satori Resources Inc. (TSXV:BUD) is exploring and developing their wholly-owned past-producing high-grade Tartan Lake Gold Mine Project, located in the prolific Flin Flon mining district, in Manitoba, Canada. The project has a substantial infrastructure, including a largely intact 450 tonne per day gold concentrator and a decline ramp, providing access to developed gold mineralization to a vertical depth of 320 metres. We learned from Will Ansley, President and CEO of Satori Resources, that their recent drilling program was a success with results like 10.80 grams over 13 meters. The company is encouraged by these results and has plans for further drilling and updating the existing resource and completing the PEA. According to Mr. Ansley, Manitoba is one of the best places in the world to build a mine.

12/1/2017
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Norsk Hydro (LON: NHY): One of the World's Five Largest Aluminum Companies Outside of China with Annual Revenue Around 10 billion U.S. Dollars
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Norsk Hydro (LON: NHY) is an aluminum company founded in 1905 and headquartered in Norway. According to Halvor Molland, VP Media Relations of Norsk Hydro, the company is one of the world's five largest aluminum companies outside of China, with annual revenue around 10 billion U.S. dollars. Today, they are present all along the value chain from bauxite and alumina operations in Brazil, through primary production in Norway, Qatar, Slovakia, Brazil, Australia, Canada and Germany. Hydro also holds 50% share of Sapa AS which is the world's largest extrusion company. We learned from Mr. Molland that the main applications driving the growth of aluminum are automotive, building and construction.

6/1/2017
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Interview with Brett Heath, President Metalla Royalty and Streaming Ltd. (CSE:MTA; OTC:EXCFD; FRANKFURT:X9CP) (Formerly Excalibur Resources): Engaged in the Acquisition and Management of Precious Metal Royalties and Streams
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Metalla Royalty and Streaming Ltd. (CSE:MTA; OTC:EXCFD; FRANKFURT:X9CP) (formerly Excalibur Resources) is a new precious metals royalty and streaming company engaged in the acquisition and management of precious metal royalties, streams and similar production based interests. According to Brett Heath, President of Metalla Royalty and Streaming, in regards to precious metal-related investments, royalty companies have consistently outperformed the rest of the market. The main projects include a 1% NSR on Goldcorp’s Hoyle Pond Extension properties, a 1.5% NSR on the West Timmins extension properties, owned by Tahoe Resources, a 1.5% NSR on the DeSantis properties, owned by Osisko Mining, and royalties on the Mirado Gold Project owned by Orefinders.

6/1/2017
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Interview of Mr. Rick Howes, President and CEO of Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (TSX: DPM): Multi-National Gold Mining Firm, with Precious Metals Assets, as well as Exploration, Mining, Development, and Processing of Precious Metals
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Dr. Allen Alper, Editor-in-chief of Metals News, interviewed Mr. Rick Howes, President and CEO of Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (TSX: DPM). Mr. Howes shared his views and insights about the mining sector in general, and the Company’s operations in particular. He told us about the growth prospects in the mining industry and the various projects and properties currently held by Dundee Precious Metals Inc. as well as a summary of its strengths that will allow it to thrive in the growing precious metal market.

3/1/2017
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Interview with Ann Wilkinson, Vice President, Investor Relations for TMAC Resources Inc. (TSX: TMR): Building Canada's Next Major Gold Mining District in the Hope Bay Greenstone Belt
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


TMAC Resources Inc. (TSX: TMR) is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on advancing the Hope Bay Greenstone Belt, an eighty kilometre by twenty kilometre property with significant upside resource potential in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. Founded by the Executive Chairman Terry MacGibbon and led by a highly experienced management team, the company is committed to building Canada's next major gold mining district. With the processing plant starting commissioning and ore being mined and stockpiled in anticipation of commissioning, they plan to reach commercial production in the first quarter of 2017.

3/1/2017
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Have a Happy Holiday and Joyous 2017
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We at Metals News would like to take this opportunity to wish our friends, colleagues and readers a happy holiday season and a joyous 2017 new year.

22/12/2016
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Interview with Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, President and CEO of Trilogy Metals: High Grade, 8 Billion Pounds of copper, 2 Billion pounds of Zinc and over 1 Million Ounces of Gold Equivalent
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Trilogy Metals Inc. (TSX, NYSE-MKT: TMQ), formerly NovaCopper Inc., is a metals exploration company focused on their 100% owned, low capex/opex Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects (UKMP) located in Ambler mining district in northwestern Alaska, home to some of the world's richest known copper-dominant polymetallic deposits. Together the two projects - Arctic and Bornite - hold 8 billion pounds of copper, 2 billion pounds of zinc and over 1 million ounces of gold equivalent precious metals. According to Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, President and CEO of Trilogy Metals, they are literally 10 times the grade of most of the other copper deposits being mined around the world. We learned from Mr. Nieuwenhuyse that the company is trading at far less than a tenth of their net asset value, so he thinks this is a good time to invest.

21/12/2016
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Interview with Chris Zerga, President of Scorpio Gold Corporation (TSX-V: SGN): 70% Interest in the Operating, High-Grade, Mineral Ridge Open-Pit, Heap-Leach Gold Mine in Esmeralda County, Nevada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Scorpio Gold Corporation (TSX-V: SGN) holds a 70% interest in the operating, high-grade, Mineral Ridge open-pit, heap-leach gold mine in Esmeralda County, Nevada, politically safe, pro-mining area in the US. They have produced over 180K ounces of gold since January 2012. We learned from Chris Zerga, president of Scorpio Gold, that Mineral Ridge has been mined since the 1860s and historically there's been 9,731,118 ore tons mined with 954,404 contained ounces. The Mineral Ridge property has over 52 miles of underground workings and 462,025 of the total ounces mined were from those workings. The oxide ore, from this mining, was processed utilizing standard milling technics and when coupled with cyanide leach achieved 95 percent recovery of the contained gold.

21/12/2016
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Interview with Richard Clark, CEO of Orca Gold (TSX-V: ORG): Highly Prospective and Underexplored Gold Project in Northern Sudan
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Orca Gold Inc. (TSX-V: ORG) is a Canadian resource company, focused on exploration and development opportunities in Africa. It is currently focused on its 70%-owned, highly prospective and underexplored Block 14 project in northern Sudan, near the border with Egypt. We learned from Richard Clark, CEO of Orca Gold, that Block 14 is one of the top four undeveloped African gold projects and looks to be materially economic at an $1100 gold price for resources and a $1200 gold price for economics. The Company has an experienced board of directors and management team and a strong balance sheet, with a treasury of over $12 million in September, 2016. According to Mr. Clark, Block 14 is a discovery in an area of the world that is significantly endowed with gold, and the upside potential here is huge.

7/12/2016
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Interview with Mr. Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner of McEwen Mining Inc. (MUX, TSX: MUX): Growing Gold and Silver Producer in the Americas
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Rob McEwen is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of GoldCorp Inc., one of the largest gold producers in the world. McEwen Mining Inc. (MUX, TSX: MUX) is a growing gold and silver producer in the Americas with two gold and silver mines in Mexico and Argentina and two new mines planned in Nevada and Mexico. In addition, it has a large copper deposit in Argentina. We learned from Mr. McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner of McEwen Mining, that the company just had another good quarter. Their treasury is strong, they have no debt, they haven't sold any metal streams or royalties and they are actively exploring in Nevada, Mexico and Argentina. Near term plans include using innovation and today's technology to improve their operations, to reduce the capex further and increase productivity. According to Mr. McEwen, one of the areas where they are different from others is their large insider ownership.

1/12/2016
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Interview with Carl Hansen, President and CEO of Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation (TSXV: ATM): Cerro Maricunga Oxide Gold Deposit, One of the Largest Undeveloped Oxide Gold Deposits in the World Strategically Located in the Maricunga Mineral Belt in Chile
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation (TSXV: ATM) is a precious metals exploration and development company focused on advancing its 100% owned, low-risk and development-ready Cerro Maricunga Oxide Gold Deposit, one of the largest undeveloped oxide gold deposits in the world, strategically located in the Maricunga Mineral Belt in Chile. We learned from Carl Hansen, President and CEO of Atacama Pacific Gold, that the deposit is their own discovery, it contains high- purity gold, and is located near existing mines in a developed mining camp, with good road access. Near term plans include an updated PFS, which should commence next month, followed by a feasibility study and later, ultimately taking the project to production either by themselves or with a JV partner. According to Mr. Hansen, the company is very tightly held. Management and friends and family own about a third of the company, so they are dedicated to maximizing the shareholder value.

30/11/2016
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Interview with Craig Lindsay, President of Otis Gold Corp. (TSX.V: OOO, OTC: OGLD): Portfolio of Quality Precious Metal Deposits in the Western USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Otis Gold Corp. (TSX.V: OOO, OTC: OGLDF) is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company with a portfolio of quality precious metal deposits in the Western USA. Otis is currently developing its flagship property, the 100% owned Kilgore Gold Project, which is an open pit, heap leach, oxide gold deposit located in Clark County, Idaho. We learned from Craig Lindsay, President of Otis Gold, that in 2016 they have substantially increased their land position at Kilgore by 116% and are currently completing a drill program designed to grow the deposit both in size and in grade. Near term plans include an updated resource estimate in 2017. Otis Gold has a very strong base of high-net-worth investors, who have supported it through the recent downturn. Otis Gold is now in an excellent position to grow during the next several years.

30/11/2016
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Interview with Larry Reaugh, President and CEO of American Manganese Inc. (TSX.V: AMY; Pink Sheets: AMYZF; Frankfurt: 2AM): A Diversified Specialty and Critical Metals Company, Plans to Exploit its Process Patent to Recycle Lithium Ion Batteries
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


American Manganese Inc. (TSX.V: AMY; Pink Sheets: AMYZF; Frankfurt: 2AM), a diversified specialty and critical metals company, plans to produce electrolytic manganese for the steel and rechargeable battery markets, with their patented breakthrough lower cost, cleaner process. We learned from Larry Reaugh, President and CEO of American Manganese, that they are a few days away from announcing the successful results of applying their patented process to recycle lithium ion batteries. That adds a whole different focus to the company. American Manganese is partnering with Kemetco, one of the largest research firms in Canada, that has a very good understanding of the mining and the battery industry and several other chemical industries combined. Near term plans include filing for a patent and talking internationally with large chemical companies. According to Mr. Larry Reaugh, we are talking about closing the loop in the battery industry and breaking away from having to find new deposits or having shortages of minerals.

25/11/2016
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Interview with Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO of Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX: PLS): Advanced-Stage Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project Located in Pilbara Region in Western Australia
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX: PLS) is an emerging Australian strategic metals producer, focused on its wholly owned advanced-stage Pilgangoora Lithium-Tantalum Project, located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, an historically famous mining jurisdiction with first-class infrastructure. We learned from Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO of Pilbara Minerals, that the high-grade Pilgangoora deposit contains the world's second largest lithium spodumene resource of approximately 130 million tonnes and has upside exploration potential. The high grades of lithium, the credit of tantalite byproduct, the economies of scale and the close proximity to port will make Pilgangoora one of the lowest cost hard spodumene operations. The company is backed by institutional investors. Earlier this year they raised $100 million to continue the development of the project, and recently they signed an offtake agreement with General Lithium Corporation from China, inclusive of plans for a joint venture chemical plant to convert their spodumene into lithium raw materials to take advantage of the downstream markets. Mr. Brinsden is proud of his team, pleased with the skills of the Pilbara Board and very excited about the quality of the project and the speed with which it can be developed. The construction at Pilgangoora is expected to start late this year with plant commissioning by the end of 2017.

25/11/2016
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Interview with Stephen Stares, President of Benton Resources (TSXV: BEX): Advancing their Flagship high-Grade Cape Ray Gold Project in Newfoundland toward Production
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Benton Resources Inc. (TSXV: BEX) is a well-funded Canadian-based junior project generator heading towards production with a diversified property portfolio in Gold-Silver, Nickel, Copper, and Platinum group elements. Currently Benton is advancing their flagship high-grade Cape Ray Gold project in Southwestern Newfoundland toward production, together with their 50/50 partner, Nordmin Engineering Ltd. We learned from Stephen Stares, President of Benton Resources and the winner of the Bill Dennis Prospector of the year award at PDAC 2007, that they are currently evaluating some new discoveries in the Thunder Bay area and partnering with industry leaders like Rio Tinto. Plans for 2017 include a full feasibility study for the Cape Ray deposits. At this stage the project is being advanced 100%, at no cost to the company, with the JV partner financing the project.

25/11/2016
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Interview with Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (TSX-V: HPQ): Developing a New One Step Low Cost Process to Produce an Ultra-High Purity Silicon Metal Using its Proprietary PUREVAPTM Plasma Arc - Based Process
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon Resources Inc., TSX-V: HPQ, is excited that HPQ Silicon Resources is successfully testing a new one step process to produce an ultra-high purity silicon metal, using a plasma arc - based process. They are working closely with PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a Montreal – based firm with 25 engineers, all highly experienced with plasma arc systems. The result is a patent-pending process capable of producing a high purity silicon product more efficiently than any other on the market. Mr. Tourillon previously stated "By unifying this technology under our brand and successfully scaling it up, we can accelerate our plan of becoming the cleanest, greenest and lowest cost vertically integrated producer of Solar Grade Silicon Metal in the world. Thanks to our great working relationship with PyroGenesis, combined with our ownership of the PUREVAP™ QVR intellectual property, HPQ Silicon is uniquely positioned to become an agent of change in the Solar Industry and beyond". Pierre Carabin, Director of Engineering of PyroGenesis further stated: "We are very happy to be moving to the pilot scale with this process. Throughout PyroGenesis' history, we have successfully taken new concepts from the lab to commercialization. As we have done with the US Navy, developing the PAWDS technology from lab scale to finally being specified in the design of the new US Aircraft Carriers, and more recently, with our Drosrite technology. We plan to systematically and successfully ramp up the PUREVAP™ process to full commercial scale. Once successful, we believe the PUREVAP™ process portends to be a game changing, and enabling, technology."

24/11/2016
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Chris Castle, President of Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP: NZX): Mineral Resource Development Company Holds a Mining Permit off the Coast of New Zealand with Significant Seabed Deposits of Rock Phosphate and other Potentially Valuable Minerals
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Chatham Rock Phosphate, Ltd (CRP: NZX) is a mineral resource development company that holds a mining permit over an area off the coast of New Zealand with significant seabed deposits of rock phosphate and other potentially valuable minerals. Very significantly, the Namibian government has just opened up phosphate mining off-shore in Namibia, where Chatham has five more prospecting license applications. We learned from Chris Castle, President of Chatham Rock Phosphate, that the offshore phosphate deposits are sitting on the surface of the sea floor and you can dredge the surface material off and then bring it to the shore. The material itself will be used for fertilizer. In New Zealand, where the economy is based on agriculture, the existence of a local source of phosphate is particularly important. The near-term plans, for the New Zealand deposit, include being fully permitted by the end of 2017 and going into production in 2020, mining 1.5 billion tons a year of rock phosphate and selling it for roughly $250 million dollars a year, making roughly $100 million dollars’ profit in round numbers. The Namibian project is at an earlier stage and will provide a broader base for the company in the 2020s.

17/11/2016
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Interview with Peter Steenkamp, CEO of Harmony Gold (JSE: HAR, NYSE: HMY): Million-Ounce Producer of Gold in South Africa with over 100 Million Ounces of Gold Reserve
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (“Harmony”)(JSE: HAR, NYSE: HMY) is a million-ounce producer of gold in South Africa, with exploration tenements in Papua New Guinea, focused on developing the Golpu JV property in New Guinea. According to Peter Steenkamp, CEO of Harmony, the company is well positioned, and has restructured itself to benefit from higher gold prices. With over 100 million ounces of gold reserves, Harmony provides great leverage on the gold market.

11/11/2016
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Interview with Mitch Krebs, President and CEO of Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE: CDE), a Well-Diversified, Growing Precious Metals Producer with Five Mines in the Americas
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Coeur Mining (“Coeur” or the “Company”) is a well-diversified, growing precious metals producer with five mines in the Americas including the Palmarejo silver-gold complex in Mexico, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada, the Kensington gold mine in Alaska, the Wharf gold mine in South Dakota, and the San Bartolomé silver mine in Bolivia. The Company also has a non-operating interest in the Endeavor mine in Australia as well as a royalty interest in Ecuador. In addition, the Company has two silver-gold exploration stage projects – La Preciosa project in Mexico and the Joaquin project in Argentina – and conducts ongoing exploration activities in Alaska, Nevada, South Dakota and Mexico.

10/11/2016
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Interview with Ian Ball, CEO and President of Abitibi Royalties (TSX-V: RZZ): Primary Project, 3% Net Smelter Royalty on Odyssey North at the Canadian Malartic Mine Operated by Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Abitibi Royalties (TSX-V: RZZ) is an up and coming royalty company in the junior mining sector with an objective to build the best gold company, based on share price performance We learned from Ian Ball, CEO and President of Abitibi Royalties, that their primary project is a 3% net smelter royalty on a new discovery called Odyssey North at the Canadian Malartic mine in Canada operated by Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold. Abitibi has a number of other royalties at Canadian Malartic, one of which, Jeffrey-Barnat 3%NSR, which is in the permitting phase for production. Once permitted, it will have a big impact on the company's cash flow. According to Mr. Ball, Abitibi is one of the very few companies that continue to buy back their shares while generating positive cash flow.

7/11/2016
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Trey Wasser, President, CEO and Director of Ely Gold and Minerals, Ltd. (TSX-V: ELY, OTC: ELYGF): Gold Project Developer, Royalty Generator, Royalty Company and Exploration Company in North America.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Trey Wasser, President, CEO and Director of Ely Gold and Minerals, Ltd. (TSX-V: ELY, OTC: ELYGF), discusses Ely as a project developer and a royalty generator. Ely’s model is to option out the property 100%, to a company who is responsible for development, and Ely keeps a royalty. Ely also has a blue sky exploration potential. They have cash flow from the project generation that they can use to explore key properties. If you are interested in gold, Ely provides great leverage on the gold market.

7/11/2016
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Interview with Leigh Curyer, CEO of NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE, OTCQX: NXGEF): Flagship Arrow Mega-Deposit in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada, Has Unique Technical Advantages over the Existing Producing Uranium Mines
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE, OTCQX: NXGEF) is a British Columbia corporation with a portfolio of highly prospective uranium exploration assets in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada. We learned from Leigh Curyer, CEO of NexGen Energy, that their flagship project, the Arrow Deposit, is exhibiting some very clear unique technical advantages over the existing producing uranium mines, particularly for the mega-deposits in Canada: it is 100% on land while other deposits are under lakes; it is 100% contained in the competent basement rock, so it will not require sophisticated freezing technology in order to develop and operate the mine, or during the reclamation process. With the Arrow Deposit's maiden Inferred mineral resource estimate of 201.9 M lbs. U3O8 contained in 3.48 M tonnes grading 2.63% U3O8, it is showing a likely production profile which could make it the largest producing mine on a per-pound basis globally.

7/11/2016
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Interview with W. John DeCooman, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI, TSX: SSO): 400,000 Ounces a Year of Annual Gold Production, Operational excellence, about $233 Million Cash in the Bank
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI, TSX: SSO) is a Vancouver-based mining company that owns and operates three precious metal mines: the Marigold mine in Nevada, U.S., the Seabee Gold Operation in Saskatchewan, Canada and the Pirquitas mine in Argentina. We learned from John DeCooman, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for Silver Standard, the key driver that differentiates Silver Standard from other mining companies is a good management team that’s delivered free cash flow generation and production growth over the last 4 years, with a very solid balance sheet and a cash balance that’s continued to grow. With close to 400,000 ounces a year of annual gold production, with the management focused on operational excellence, and with about $233 million cash in the bank, Silver Standard Resources appears a very solid company positioned to grow.

5/11/2016
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KORITE a Private Canadian Mining Company that Mines Gemstones Called Ammolite and Sells their Gemstones in 28 Countries
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


KORITE is a private Canadian mining company that mines gemstones called ammolite, only found in the Canadian province of Alberta. Ammolite was formed from the fossilized remains of the ammonite shell by millions of years of tectonic pressure. It received gemstone status in 1981. We learned from Jay Maull, President of KORITE, that they are the largest ammolite producer in the world, controlling over 90% of the resources, selling their products in 28 countries around the world and rapidly expanding. Starting now, KORITE is expanding their marketing efforts into the United States and they welcome any inquiries about the gemstone.

5/11/2016
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Interview with Dr. Roger Steininger, Chief Geo-Science Officer of NuLegacy Gold Corporation (TSX-V: NUG, OTC: NULGF): A Nevada-Based Exploration Company Expanding its Near-Surface Iceberg Oxide Gold Deposit Next to Barrick Gold's Multi-Million Ounce Goldrush Deposit
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

NuLegacy Gold Corporation (TSX-V: NUG, OTC: NULGF) is a Nevada-based exploration company focused on expanding its near-surface Iceberg oxide gold deposit located in the heart of Nevada's prolific Cortez Trend right next to Barrick Gold's multi-million ounce Goldrush deposit. According to Dr. Roger Steininger, CGO Chief Geo-science Officer of NuLegacy Gold, “We have started to outline the gold deposit that we call Iceberg, and our drilling this year has focused on expanding the footprint of the mineralization at Iceberg. We've completed just over 30 holes and we'll drill another 10 or so before winter sets in, focused primarily on the Iceberg Deposit, and expanding its footprint.” Dr. Steininger continues, with a strong board and exploration team, a property positioned in one of the premier gold trends in the world and good support from companies like Barrick and Oceana, NuLegacy Gold provides an opportunity to get on the ground floor of at least one significant gold discovery, most likely two.

1/11/2016
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Interview with Mark McCauley, CEO of Melior Resources Inc. (TSXV: MLR): Owner and Operator of a Past-Producing Ilmenite and Apatite Mine Strategically Located at Monto in Queensland, Australia
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 Mine, a past-producing ilmenite and apatite mine strategically located at Monto in Queensland, Australia. The project has excellent infrastructure, including power, water, access, and processing facilities on the site. It is a very low-capital project to get back into operation at a rate of around 170,000 tons per annum of ilmenite. We learned from Mark McCauley, CEO of Melior Resources, they have ilmenite that is used specifically for pigment manufacture via the sulphate process. Melior exports its ilmenite, primarily, to China, Japan, and Korea. Melior also produces apatite, used to manufacture slow-release organic fertilizers. Near term plans include finding a partner with expertise in either operations and/or marketing, and may be an end user or existing ilmenite producer. That will improve the ownership team, add to their capability and allow Melior to fund its share of the restart as soon as the markets allows.

31/10/2016
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Interview with Mark Smith, President and CEO of Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX: LGO) (OTCQB: LGORF): Largo Owns and Operates the World's Richest Vanadium Mine and the Highest-Grade Vanadium Project
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Largo Resources Ltd.(TSX: LGO) (OTCQB: LGORF) is a growing strategic mineral company and the only pure-play producer of Vanadium, focused on the production of vanadium pentoxide at its wholly-owned Vanadio de Maracás Menchen Mine, located in Bahia State, Brazil. The Maracás Menchen Mine is the world's richest vanadium mine and the highest grade vanadium project in the world. We learned from Mark Smith, President and CEO of Largo Resources, that this September the mine reached record production of 806 tons, and the company plans to achieve 5% to 10% above nameplate capacity, which is 800 tons per month, with little or no capital investment. According to Mr. Smith their Brazilian team is excellent and the quality of the product they are producing is one of the best in the world right now.

31/10/2016
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Interview with Ralph Fitch, President and CEO of TriMetals (TSX: TMI and TMI.B; OTCQX: TMIAF and TMIBF): 100% Owned, Near-Surface Gold Springs Gold-Silver Project in Nevada and Utah in the U.S.A
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


TriMetals Mining Inc. (TSX: TMI and TMI.B; OTCQX: TMIAF and TMIBF) is a growth focused mineral exploration company, advancing their 100% owned, near-surface Gold Springs gold-silver project in mining friendly Nevada and Utah in the U.S.A. We learned from Ralph Fitch, President and CEO of TriMetals, that they have a positive PEA and close to a million ounce resource, which they hope to expand to a 3-5 million ounce resource. The TriMetals team has experience and a record of big discoveries. Currently, the company is in the middle of about a 40 to 50-hole drill program looking for what they call a "bulk tonnage, heap-leachable material". According to Mr. Fitch, they are going to have a continuous stream of press releases through the end of the year as the drilling continues.

28/10/2016
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