Sable Resources Ltd. (TSXV: SAE): Developing a Large Portfolio of Highly Prospective Greenfield Projects to Resource Stage, in Mexico, Argentina, and Peru; Dr Ruben Padilla Interviewed.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Dr. Ruben Padilla, President and CEO of Sable Resources Ltd. (TSXV: SAE), that Sable is a well-funded junior grassroots explorer, focused on the discovery of new precious metal projects, through systematic exploration in endowed terranes, located in favorable, established mining jurisdictions. Sable's main focus is developing its large portfolio of new greenfields projects, located in the Province of San Juan in Argentina, Mexico, and Peru, to resource stage. We learned from Dr. Padilla that in Argentina Sable is actively exploring the drill-ready Don Julio cluster of targets and is advancing the El Fierro project to drill stage, both projects located in San Juan Province. We also learned that in Mexico, Sable has an impressive regional program (1.16Mha in mineral application, 39,000ha titled) incorporating the Margarita, Vinata North, Vinata South, and El Escarpe projects; and one Project in Ayacucho, Peru. According to Dr. Padilla, the Company is in a position to drill multiple targets per year for the next few years, increasing the chances of economic discoveries.
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Dr. Allen Alper Interviews Andrew Davidson, Founder, President and CEO Royal Helium Ltd. (TSXV: RHC): Has Over 400,000 Acres of Prospective Helium Land in Southern Saskatchewan
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Royal Helium Ltd. (TSXV: RHC)
has over 400,000 acres of prospective helium land in southern Saskatchewan. All of Royal’s lands are in close vicinity to highways, roads, cities and importantly, close to existing oil and gas infrastructure, with a significant portion of its land in close proximity to existing helium producing locations. We learned from Andrew Davidson, who is Founder, President and CEO of Royal Helium, that they are the only publicly traded helium exploration company, focused on helium production in Canada. After very successful seismic and airborne mag surveys, the Company is currently looking for funding of their first drilling program, scheduled for fall 2020. Initially they plan three to five wells, two or three-thousand-meter-deep and, if successful, that will be followed up with more aggressive drilling and additional seismic and airborne mag exploration programs. With stable, rising prices and limited, non-renewable sources for helium worldwide, Royal intends to become a leading North American producer of this high value commodity.
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Dr. Allen Alper Interviews Michael McNeilly, CEO of Metal Tiger PLC (AIM: MTR): Focused on Project Investments and Equity Investments in the Natural Resources Sector
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Michael McNeilly, CEO of Metal Tiger PLC (AIM: MTR) introduced us to his business. Metal Tiger is an AIM (London Stock Exchange) quoted investing company, focused on the natural resource sector. Metal Tiger has a portfolio of investments in development and exploration stage mining companies, with a current focus on precious and base metals, with a strong focus on copper, gold and silver. They hold 3 significant net smelter revenue (NSR) royalties.
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Talon Metals Corp. (TSX: TLO): Joint Ventured with Rio Tinto on the High-Grade Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project, in Minnesota, USA; Sean Werger, President and Dr. Etienne Dinel, VP of Geology.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Talon Metals Corp. (TSX: TLO)
is a base metals company, in a joint venture with Rio Tinto, on the high-grade Tamarack Nickel-Copper-Cobalt Project, located in Minnesota, USA, comprised of the Tamarack North Project and the Tamarack South Project. Talon, the Tamarack Project operator (as of October 2019), has an earn-in right to acquire up to 60% of the project. We learned from Sean Werger, President of Talon Metals, that they think having Rio Tinto as a partner gives them an operational and strategic advantage, and the Tamarack Project is the only high-grade nickel sulfide deposit based in the United States, after the Lundin's Eagle Mine. The PEA shows that the project will be a low-cost producer, with lots of optionality. According to Mr. Werger, if you get involved in Tamarack and Talon, you're positioning yourself both in a commodity and in a project that are well-positioned for some very serious growth over the next few years.
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Tesoro Resources Limited (ASX:TSO): Owns 70% of the District Scale El Zorro Gold Project, Chile; Zeff Reeves, Managing Director, Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Tesoro Resources Limited (ASX: TSO)
is an Australian public company, focused in Chile, where it owns 70% of the district scale El Zorro Gold Project, in the Coastal Cordillera region. The Coastal Cordillera region is host to multiple world class copper and gold mines, has well established infrastructure, service providers and an experienced mining workforce. We learned from Zeff Reeves, Managing Director of Tesoro Resources, that the Company is currently undertaking exploration programs at El Zorro, with the goal of defining a maiden resource. Some of the drill results, at Ternera deposit, include 86.45 meter interval at 2.29 grams per ton and 23 meters at 7.3 grams per ton. Tesoro has done some preliminary metallurgical test work that showed gold recoveries up to 99%. Near-term plans include resource definition drilling, detailed metallurgical testwork and commencement of environmental and engineering studies, for a scoping study to commence in early 2021.
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Triumph Gold Corp. (TSX-V: TIG): Advancing the District Scale Freegold Mountain Project in the Yukon; Interview with John Anderson, Chairman and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Triumph Gold Corp. (TSX-V: TIG)
is a growth-oriented, Canadian-based, precious metals exploration and development company, currently advancing the district scale Freegold Mountain project in Yukon. We learned from John Anderson, Chairman and CEO of Triumph Gold, that Freegold Mountain has a great advantage over others, such as the government-maintained road with access off the Klondike Highway, which goes through the property. The Freegold Mountain project has 2 million gold equivalent ounces at surface, where there has been extensive exploration work done over the last three years, as well as new discoveries outside of where that resource is. Near term plans include exploration drilling at the Freegold Mountain project. According to Mr. Anderson, Triumph Gold offers incredible leverage to the gold price, and, is one of the best risk/reward opportunities in the sector.
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Dr Allen Alper Interviews Glenn Mullan, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Golden Valley Mines (TSX-V: GZZ)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Golden Valley Mines’ (TSX-V:GZZ) Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Mullan. Golden Valley Mines is a junior exploration company that has shares of Abitibi Royalties, Val-d’Or Mining Corporation, and International Prospect Ventures. They also have Joint Ventured with many companies that have left Golden Valley with Net Smelter Return (NSR) Royalties or a free carried interest (FCI) in the venture. They own 44.8% of Abitibi Royalties which is worth more than Golden Valley's entire market capitalization. Abitibi Royalties’ main NSR comes from Canadian Malartic Gold Mine, which was originally staked by Golden Valley. Val-d’Or Mining Corporation focuses on prospect generation and grassroots early-stage exploration in both northeastern Ontario and northwestern Quebec. International Prospect Ventures owns 1 gold property in Ontario and eight gold properties in Australia, with exciting potential in Australia covering 255,000 acres in Western Australia in the Pilbara Craton. They have a lot of skin in the game and are getting approval for a share consolidation targeted for the July – August time frame. Golden Valley is a sound company with a very successful and unique business model. Look for exciting news from them and their holdings.
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Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX): Unlocking a World Class Nickel Sulfide District; Scott Williamson:, Managing Director Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Scott Williamson:, Managing Director of Blackstone Minerals (ASX: BSX), that they are looking to restart the past producing, high-grade Ban Phuc nickel mine, located at their, district-scale, Ta Khoa Project in Northern Vietnam. The Ta Khoa Nickel-Cu-PGE Project has existing modern mine infrastructure, built to International Standards, including a 450k tpa processing plant and permitted mine facilities. We learned from Mr. Williamson that they are focused on disseminated sulfide, as well as the massive sulfide. Near term plans include delivering a maiden resource at their new King Cobra discovery, followed by testing of the 25 brand-new massive sulfide vein targets. According to Mr. Williamson, Blackstone Minerals is going to unlock what is believed to be a world class nickel sulfide district. Blackstone also owns a large land holding at the Gold Bridge project, within the BC porphyry belt in British Columbia, Canada, with large scale drill targets, prospective for high-grade gold-cobalt-copper mineralization. In Australia, Blackstone is exploring for nickel and gold in the Eastern Goldfields and gold in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Blackstone has a Board and Management Team, with a proven track record of mineral discovery and corporate success
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Alliance Magnesium, in Danville, Québec, Constructing a New Plant for Primary Production of Magnesium; Interview with Joel Fournier, President and Chief Technology Officer
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Alliance Magnesium
, located in Danville, Québec, has developed and patented technology, based on clean electrolysis to extract the magnesium, contained in serpentine rock and produce recycled magnesium. This revolutionary process will bring a worldwide paradigm shift in magnesium production, turning international environmental issues into economic successes. Alliance will capitalize on growing demand for metallic magnesium and alloys, particularly in the aircraft and automotive industries. We learned from Joel Fournier, President and Chief Technology Officer of Alliance Magnesium, that the Company recently officially broke ground on its high-value, added magnesium ingot production plant that will produce a very green magnesium metal.
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Dr. Allen Alper Interviews Matt Gill, MD and CEO, White Rock Minerals Ltd. (ASX: WRM), Exploring for Globally Significant High-Grade VMS (Zinc, Silver, Gold) and IRGS Gold Deposits in Alaska.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Matt Gill, Managing Director and CEO of White Rock Minerals Ltd. (ASX: WRM), updated us on White Rock. White Rock has undergone a 3 to 4-times re-rating since Metals News started covering them, and Matt sees the potential for a much greater upside. They have an advanced JORC compliant gold and silver project in northern New South Wales, Australia, and an exciting new large gold anomaly discovery, called Last Chance, situated in the high-prospective Tintina gold belt, in central Alaska. This gold target sits within the Company’s district-scale Red Mountain project, where there already exists a maiden-JORC compliant, high-grade zinc and precious metals resource. White Rock will be drilling new targets at Red Mountain until September this year and continuing in 2021. With a fully funded exploration program for 2020 and 2021 in Alaska, promising projects in great mining jurisdictions, an excellent team, and a planned revised share structure, White Rock ticks off all the boxes, and shows promise to continue its current successful gains.
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West Red Lake Gold Mines, Inc. (CSE: RLG, OTCQB: RLGMF, FSE: HYK): Has a Very Large Property Position, in the Prolific Red Lake Gold District of Northwest Ontario, CA; John Kontak, President Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


West Red Lake Gold Mines, Inc.
(CSE: RLG, OTCQB: RLGMF, FSE: HYK) has assembled a significant property position, totaling 3,100 hectares, in the prolific Red Lake Gold District of Northwest Ontario, Canada, which contains three former gold mines. We learned from John Kontak, President and Director of West Red Lake Gold Mines, that they have commenced drilling, targeting new high-grade discoveries and aiming to expand the NT Gold Zone, located on the Rowan JV portion of the West Red Lake Project. Near-term plans also include permitting and economic studies at the former Rowan mine. The Company's team is experienced in monetizing mineral assets, and they are good at making the assets valuable and then selling them to a Canadian gold producer.
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Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX.V: AMC): Proven Leadership Team, Exploring and Developing a World-Class Gold-Copper-Zinc VMS and High Potential Gold Deposit; Marc Pais, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Arizona Metals Corp. (TSX.V: AMC)
owns 100% of the Kay Mine Property, in Yavapai County, which is located one hour north of Phoenix, Arizona, on a combination of patented and BLM claims, totaling 1,370 acres that are not subject to any royalties. A historic estimate, by Exxon Minerals, in 1982, reported a “proven and probable reserve of 6.4 million short tons, at a grade of 2.2% copper, 2.8 g/t gold, 3.03% zinc, and 55 g/t silver.” We learned from Marc Pais, President and CEO of Arizona Metals, that they have just restarted the drilling program paused for the quarantine in March. The Company's other 100% owned project is called Sugarloaf Peak Project, located two hours directly west of Phoenix, in La Paz County. We learned from Mr. Pais that they have permitted a 5,000 meter drilling program at Sugarloaf Peak, which will commence on July 6, 2020. The Company's near-term plans include drilling at Kay Mine to increase the resource.
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Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL): Leading Low-Cost U.S. Silver Producer and Gold Producer with Mines in North America; Interview with Phillips Baker Jr., President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL)
is a leading low-cost U.S. silver producer, with operating mines in Alaska, Idaho, and Mexico and is a gold producer, with operating mines in Quebec, Canada and Nevada. The Company also has exploration and pre-development properties in eight world-class silver and gold mining districts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, also an exploration office and investments in early-stage silver exploration projects in Canada. We learned from Phillips Baker Jr., who has been President and CEO of Hecla Mining for the past 17 years, that their assets have long lives. Currently the Company has by far the largest reserves in history. According to Mr. Baker, the prices of gold and silver will jump, once the world economies reopen, as the result of the COVID-19 stimulus packages. Hecla will be in a unique position to take advantage of the precious metal prices, as a Company that has significant reserves and resources, in the right jurisdictions.
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Kincora Copper Ltd. (TSXV: KCC): High-Grade Gold and Copper Discovery in a District-Scale System as Australia’s Second Largest Porphyry Mine; Sam Spring, President and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Sam Spring, President and CEO of Kincora Copper Ltd. (TSXV: KCC), that in third quarter of 2019, Kincora made the strategic decision to secure a district-scale position in the Macquarie Arc of the Lachlan Fold Belt, NSW, Australia. Kincora Copper’s flagship project, called Trundle, sits within the same mineralized system as Northparkes Copper and Gold Mine, which is Australia’s second largest porphyry mine. The high-grade near surface gold and copper results just announced from the first hole of their maiden drilling program, demonstrate the immense potential for further discoveries of high-grade porphyry and skarn-style copper-gold mineralization at Trundle. According to Mr. Spring, it is a rare opportunity for a junior to get their hands on such a brownfield project, with extensive mineralization, extensive list of untested targets and in a Tier 1 jurisdiction.
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Dark Horse Resources Ltd. (ASX: DHR): Dark Horse Acquired Gold Projects in Finland and a Tungsten Project in Sweden and Argentine Gold Projects; Interview with David Mason, MD & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Dark Horse Resources Limited (ASX: DHR)
is a project generator company focused on tier 1 Gold exploration projects. We learned from David Mason, Managing Director and CEO of Dark Horse Resources, that they have been working in Argentina for several years, and recently have decided to implement a new corporate strategy to find new gold projects in alternative jurisdictions. As a result of their search, Dark Horse is acquiring gold projects in Finland and a tungsten project in Sweden. Near-term plans include up to a 3000 meters diamond drilling program in Finland this Fall, with objectives to prove quite a reasonable and significant gold project, then continue drilling through into early next year. The Company also plans to advance its Argentine gold projects and find a joint venture partner to develop them. In addition, Dark Horse Resources holds 10 billion Lakes Oil NL (ASX: LKO) shares, representing 30% of the Company.
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Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX, OTCQX:ANXGF): Production, Development, and Exploration Company, in the Prolific Mining District of Newfoundland: Interview with Kevin Bullock, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX:ANX, OTCQX:ANXGF)
a production, development, and exploration Company, with mining and milling operations, in the prolific Baie Verte Mining District of Newfoundland, which includes the fully-permitted Pine Cove Mill, tailings facility and deep-water port, as well as ~11,000 hectares of highly prospective mineral lands, including those adjacent to the past producing, high-grade Nugget Pond Mine at its Tilt Cove Gold Project. Anaconda is also developing the Goldboro Gold Project in Nova Scotia, a high-grade resource and the subject of an on-going feasibility study. We learned from Kevin Bullock, who is President and CEO of Anaconda Mining that they are producing between 18 and 19,000 ounces of gold per year in Newfoundland, with positive cash flow, and currently have approximately $7 million in cash. They are starting a 5,500 meter drilling program at Nova Scotia, to convert about 100,000 ounces, of currently inferred resources, into indicated resources and thereby allowing them to be used in the feasibility study. Anaconda also keeps ongoing exploration, around its producing mine in Newfoundland, continuously increasing the mine life.
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Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK, TSX: EDR): Improved Performance of Three High-Grade, Silver-Gold Mines in Mexico, Advancing the Terronera Mine Project; Brad Cooke, Founder and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK, TSX: EDR)
is a mid-tier precious metals mining company that owns and operates three high-grade, underground, silver-gold mines in Mexico. Endeavour is currently advancing the Terronera Mine project towards a development decision and exploring its portfolio of exploration and development projects in Mexico and Chile to facilitate its goal to become a premier senior silver producer. We learned from Bradford Cooke, Founder and CEO of Endeavour Silver, that their mines have been performing a lot better this year after falling on hard times last year. In addition, they have two new silver-gold discoveries, located in other historic mining districts in Mexico, one of which, Terronera, should not only become a future core asset, but also their largest and the lowest-cost mine. Once built, Terronera has the potential to double their production and half their operating costs.
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Opus One Resources Inc. (TSX-V: OOR): discovering high-quality gold and base metals deposits, in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Quebec and Ontario; Interview with Louis Morin, CEO and Pierre O'Dowd, Chief Geologist
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Opus One Resources Inc. (TSX-V: OOR)
is focused on discovering high-quality gold and base metals deposits, in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, north-western Quebec and north-eastern Ontario – one of the most prolific gold mining areas in the world. Opus One holds assets in Val-d’Or, Matagami and Chibougamau areas. We learned from Louis Morin, CEO and Director, and Pierre O'Dowd, Chief Geologist, of Opus One Resources that their properties are all located in areas easily accessible by good road networks, which translates into significant savings in exploration costs. Every property has gold showings, with multiple near surface targets. The Company is currently focused on two areas, which include three properties in Casa-Berardi Break and an earn-in opportunity at the Fecteau project, located in the Windfall district.
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Arcanum Alloys: Currently Commercializing Two Metal Products that are Using Surface-Optimized Diffusion Alloy Technology (SODA); Interview with Dr. Daniel Bullard, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

We learned from Dr. Daniel Bullard, CEO of
Arcanum Alloys
that they are looking to change the way that steel is manufactured. Arcanum Alloys has developed a breakthrough technology to drive revolutionary performance and margins in numerous metal alloy markets. They are currently commercializing two products that are using Surface-Optimized Diffusion Alloy technology (SODA). One is a stainless steel alternative, where a low-carbon steel's surface is converted into a stainless-steel alloy that's metallurgically bonded to the substrate. That lowers the costs, improves the formability, and gives incredible corrosion performance. The second product is an electrical steel alternative, with improved performance.
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Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. (TSX-V: BAY; OTCQB: ATBHF): Exploring a New High-Grade, Near-Surface Discovery in the Gold-Rich Region of Virginia, USA; Interview with Thomas Ullrich, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. (TSX-V: BAY; OTCQB: ATBHF)
is a mineral exploration company, exploring for gold and base metal deposits in Virginia, USA, and Nunavut, Canada. We learned from Thomas Ullrich, CEO and Director of Aston Bay Holdings, that they have a brand new high-grade, near-surface discovery at the Buckingham Gold Project, Virginia, in the best jurisdiction in the world. In the near-term, Aston Bay will focus exclusively on their Virginia project, where they have significant high-grade intercepts, such as 24.7 grams over 3.6 meters. In addition, they will be doing prospecting and exploration sampling around some past-producing mines, on their other property in Virginia.
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