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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.
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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.
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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.
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Interview with Paul Kuhn, CEO of Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: AVU): An Excellent Junior Canadian Prospect Generator Focused on Politically Stable Regions of Europe
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Avrupa Minerals, Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: AVU) is an excellent junior Canadian Prospect Generator, focused on building a diversified portfolio of mineral exploration projects in politically stable regions of Europe such as Portugal, Kosovo and Germany. The properties are located in areas with existing mines and have strong geological potential for discovery. We learned from Paul Kuhn, CEO of Avrupa Minerals, that there are a number of projects that are in the pipeline that offer great return prospects including Oelsnitz in Germany, Alvalade in Portugal and Slivovo in Kosovo. According to Mr. Kuhn, the latest drill results from Slivovo, coupled with a far better understanding of the geology and mineralization parameters, increase the possibility of finding gold in more areas of the project.
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Interview with Mr. Per, Thorsell, CEO of ProfilGruppen AB.: a Swedish Company that Markets, Develops and Manufactures Customized Aluminum Extrusions and Components.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

ProfilGruppen (Stockholm: PROFB) is a Swedish company that markets, develops and manufactures customized aluminum extrusions and components. The company's vision is to be the preferred supplier of innovative aluminum extrusion solutions in northern Europe. We learned from Per Thorsell, CEO of ProfilGruppen AB, that aluminum is the third most common element in the earth’s crust after oxygen and silicon. It is a light-weight, strong, ductile and durable material that requires zero maintenance, and is therefore the perfect choice for use in a variety of construction contexts. It has good recycling properties, thus a low environmental impact. Its high resistance to corrosion and ability to withstand the elements mean that it can be used in an unlimited range of areas. The customers of ProfilGruppen belong to such areas as Automotive, Electronics, Interior design, and Industry and Construction. According to Mr. Thorsell, aluminum is the material of the future.
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Interview with Steve Mallyon Managing Director of Riversdale Resources Limited: Australian-Canadian Hard Coking Coal Exploration and Development Company
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Riversdale Resources Limited is an Australian-Canadian hard coking coal exploration and development company that owns the Grassy Mountain project in Southern Alberta, Canada. Grassy Mountain is a large, very long-life, and low-cost project that came with the package of excellent work on exploration, coal quality assessment and infrastructure. Riversdale is run by an experienced crew of people that all came from majors, which enables the company to move quickly and efficiently. We learned from Steve Mallyon, Managing Director of Riversdale, that they started the permitting process last November, and hope to start building Grassy Mountain in early 2018 and to commission the project in mid-2019, producing 4.5 million Metric tonnes within the first 20 months. The company has recently concluded the Optimization Study of the Grassy Mountain project, that was largely focused on lowering further the cost of the project, reducing its environmental footprint, as well as a quicker ramp up to full production. Riversdale has had a long good relationship with the Piikani First Nation and the other First Nations and with the community. According to Mr. Mallyon, Riversdale Resources is the only independent mid-vol hard-coking coal company that can offer the steelmakers a large long term supply alternative to the majors.
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Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE, TSX: ORL). a Leading Lithium Company Operating in South America’s ‘Lithium Triangle’
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Dr. Allen Alper, Editor-in-chief of Metals News, interviewed Andrew Barber, Investor Relations Manager at Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE, TSX: ORL). Orocobre is a leading company operating in South America’s ‘Lithium Triangle’, a region that boasts one of the largest reserves of lithium in the world. It has established a substantial presence in Argentina by construction of large scale lithium and boron projects and facilities.
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Interview with Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner of McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX, TSX: MUX)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE: MUX, TSX: MUX) is a growing gold and silver producer in the Americas. The Company's goal is to qualify for inclusion in the S&P 500. We learned from Mr. Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner of McEwen Mining, that during the 2nd quarter, the company produced 27,888 ounces of gold and 875,006 ounces of silver, while their cash and bullion inventories have increased to $57 million. The growth was generated entirely through their operations, without having to do any financing. Mr. McEwen is very pleased with the changes happening in Argentina, where the company's San Jose mine is located. With the export taxes removed and the exchange rate addressed, Mr. McEwen is seeing the increase in the contribution of the San Jose mine to his treasury. According to Mr. McEwen the company has a strong balance sheet, no debt and good growth prospects.
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Interview with Craig Alford, CEO and Director of Oroplata Resources (OTC: ORRP) Rapidly Developing a Very Large Lithium Brine Target in Railroad Valley, Nevada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Oroplata Resources Inc. (OTC: ORRP) is rapidly developing a very large lithium brine target in Railroad Valley, Nevada, first identified as lithium rich by the USGS roughly 20 years ago. The company plans to produce battery grade lithium carbonate using a low cost, low environmental impact method of lithium extraction. Craig Alford, CEO and Director of Oroplata Resources, believes that they have one of the best closed basins in the state and they will use the best drill techniques and the best science to bring up an amazing resource. The company's stock is getting a lot of traction as the result of environmental awareness and social acceptance of clean energy solutions. Mr. Alford stated that the American lithium market is going to be the highest growth market in the world for a while and Oroplata Resources will become a substantial, profitable US-based lithium producer.
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Discussion with Mr. Keith Neumeyer, Founder, President and CEO of First Majestic Silver (TSX: FR, NYSE: AG, Frankfurt: FMV): Purest Silver Mining Company and Strong Production Growth
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

According to Mr. Keith Neumeyer, Founder, President and CEO of First Majestic Silver (TSX: FR, NYSE: AG, Frankfurt: FMV), his company is the purest silver company in the world producing primarily silver with all of their six mines located in mining-friendly Mexico. They have $100 million dollars U.S. in the bank and recently raised another $50 million dollars Canadian to top the treasury. Mr. Neumeyer is bullish on silver, and with the metals market cycle changing, the company is planning to expand their current operations and advance some of their development exploration projects. According to Mr. Neumeyer, First Majestic was the top-performing stock from all industries on the Toronto Stock Exchange in the first quarter of this year.
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Dr. Alper Interviews Anthony Julien, President and CEO: Brazilian High Grade Manganese for the Fertilizer and Steel industries
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Cancana and Ferrometals’ President and CEO, Anthony Julien updates Metals News on its shift to high grade Manganese for fertilizer and steel industries with its Brazil Manganese Corporation, and addition of multi-commodity exploration programs for tin.
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Interview of Paul West-Sells, President and CEO of Western Copper and Gold Corporation (TSX: WRN; NYSE MKT: WRN)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Last summer Goldman Sachs took a look at all the copper projects in the copper universe and ranked Western Copper and Gold Corporation number one based on economics. The Yukon is getting a lot of attention these days, after Goldcorp’s recent offer to enter into the territory. The company is led by the very competent Paul West-Sells, President and CEO and a very knowledgeable Board and team.
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Interview with Lance D'Ambrosio, President and CEO of Crystal Peak Minerals (TSXV: CPM, OTCQX: CPMMF): Planning on Becoming One of the Highest Margin SOP Operations Globally and Evaluating the Production of Associated Lithium and Magnesium Compounds Using
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Crystal Peak Minerals Inc. (TSXV: CPM, OTCQX: CPMMF) is developing its world-class potash project on the Sevier Playa in southwestern Utah. This is an advanced-stage, pre-revenue project that will produce sulfate of potash (SOP), a high-value fertilizer that's used on sensitive crops, employing an environmentally-friendly solar evaporation process. According to Lance D'Ambrosio, President and CEO of Crystal Peak Minerals, this is a very low CAPEX project. The company intends to be one of the highest margin SOP operations globally.
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Stanmore Coal Limited (ASX:SMR) Prepares to Get Coking Coal to Asian Markets from Isaac Plains Project Located in Australia
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC

Stanmore Coal Limited (ASX:SMR)) is preparing to send their first shipment of coking coal out from the Isaac Plains project located in Australia’s Bowen Basin. Isaac Plains is an established mining asset with mining and transportation infrastructure in place and potential for future expansion via Isaac Plains East and underground mining at Isaac Plains. According to Nick Jorss, Managing Director of Stanmore Coal, in this coal market it is all about lowering the cost, and bringing Isaac back on line has decreased the costs by 35%.
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Dr. Alper Interviews Jack Stoch President and CEO of GLOBEX with a Huge Highly Diversified North American Portfolio
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC

GLOBEX Mining Enterprises Inc. is a TSX, Frankfurt and OTCQX-listed Corporation with a huge highly diversified North American portfolio of over 130 mid-stage exploration, development and royalty properties containing precious, base and specialty metals and minerals. According to Jack Stoch, director, president, and CEO of GLOBEX, they are basically a mineral bank that owns all these properties and has no debt. GLOBEX seeks to create shareholder value by acquiring mineral properties, enhancing them and either exploring, optioning or joint venturing them, developing them to production, or in some cases selling projects outright.
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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.
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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.
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Interview with Mark Ireton, CEO Noram Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: NRM, Frankfurt: N7R: GR): Preparing to Become a Lithium and Graphite Supplier to the Battery Market
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Vancouver based Noram Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: NRM, Frankfurt: N7R: GR) is a junior exploration company planning on becoming a force in a green energy revolution. Mark Ireton is pursuing development of lithium and graphite deposits with the ultimate goal of becoming a low cost supplier for the ever increasing lithium battery market. On the lithium side they have a 17,000 acres’ land package in Clayton Valley, Nevada. This is mostly clay based and affords tremendous economies of scale in the production and extraction as opposed to brine. On the Graphite side they have over 15,000 hectares with 45% large flake graphite they can sell at a premium to the battery market. Pleased to be involved in the green revolution, Noram Ventures is positioned to be an early entrant in the global lithium and graphite markets.
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Interview with Rudi P. Fronk Chairman and CEO of Seabridge Gold Inc. (TSX: SEA, NYSE: SA): Increases the Shareholders Leverage on Gold by Increasing Ounces of Gold in the Ground Per Share
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Rudi P. Fronk reveals how Seabridge Gold Inc. (TSX: SEA, NYSE: SA) increases the shareholders leverage on gold by increasing ounces of gold in the ground per share. They have more gold reserves than Goldcorp, Kinross, or Agnico Eagle, and are top 10 in the world. They are updating their 2012 prefeasibility plan using current metal prices as well showing the economic impact of 2 new deposits they have added since 2012.This year Seabridge also acquired Snip Gold, which adds a project with high grade potential. Seabridge is a world class operation that provides great leverage to the gold market. Since their formation in 1999, gold has moved up 370% while Seabridge has moved up 2200%. Anyone who has an interest in gold should take a close look at Seabridge Gold.
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Interview with Chris Dupont, President and Director of Explor Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EXS, OTCQX: EXSFF, FRANKFURT: E1H1, BERLIN: E1H1): Flagship Timmins Porcupine West Gold Project, Located in the Gold Rich Timmins Camp in Ontario.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Explor Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EXS, OTCQX: EXSFF, FRANKFURT: E1H1, BERLIN: E1H1) is a Canadian junior mineral exploration company currently focused on their flagship Timmins Porcupine West gold Project, located in the gold rich Timmins Camp in Ontario. The exploration drilling is conducted by Teck Resources as part of their earn-in on the TPW property. We interviewed Chris Dupont, President and Director of Explor Resources, who started his mining career over 40 years ago as an underground laborer and worked his way up to become an Officer and director of several mining companies. We learned from Mr. Dupont that Explor is advancing two other projects: the Ogden Gold project, which is the continuation of the Timmins Porcupine West Project across the Mattagami River, and the Kidd Creek property that can become the next major base metal deposit. Near term plans include exploration drilling at Kidd Creek and Ogden, as well as more exploration diamond drilling by Teck at TPW.
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Interview with Christian Easterday, Managing Director of Hot Chili (ASX: HCH): High Grade Gold Being Added to One of the World’s Lowest Capital Intensity Large Scale New Copper Developments. Located within the Iron Oxide/Copper-Gold Belt of Chile
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Hot Chili Ltd. (ASX: HCH) is an Australian company, focused on its very large-scale Productora copper porphyry deposit, located within the iron oxide/copper-gold belt of Chile 15km south of the town of Vallenar in Chile’s Region III. Productora is a very infrastructure-rich project, standing out as one of the lowest capital intensity large scale new copper projects to be developed. We learned from Christian Easterday, Managing Director of Hot Chili, that the company is fast-tracking a very low cost, rapid assessment of a high-grade gold deposit, recently discovered in the southern extent of Productora. Next steps for Hot Chili will be advancing Productora to a decision to mine, while in parallel, making preparations towards the first major drilling program to be directed over what appears to represent approximately 1 billion tons of additional growth potential in the main copper-gold asset. According to Mr. Easterday, Hot Chili is a very consolidated company, has very strong funding support and is partnered with CAP Mineria, one of Chile's largest resource majors. The company has a very strong news flow lined up for the coming 6 to 12 months. Productora is an asset that will be at the front of the queue of the next wave of copper price escalation. Most importantly for investors- it is the emergence of a very robust looking high grade gold deposit which looks likely to be turning heads- with the drill rods due to start turning soon also.
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Interview with Mark Smith, President and CEO of NioCorp (TSX.V - NB, OTCQX: NIOBF, FSE: BR3) Advancing the Elk Creek Niobium-Scandium-Titanium Project in Southeast Nebraska, USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

NioCorp Developments Ltd. (TSX.V - NB, OTCQX: NIOBF, FSE: BR3) is advancing the Elk Creek niobium-scandium-titanium project in the Southeast Nebraska, USA. With the prospective production of 240 million kilograms of ferroniobium. This is the third richest niobium resource known in the world today. According to the Company’s October 2015 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), the mine and processing facility is expected to produce 7,490 metric tonnes (mt) of ferroniobium per year for 32 years, along with 97 mt a year of scandium trioxide and about 24,000 mt of titanium dioxide annually as a byproduct of the niobium production. Mark Smith is the President and CEO of NioCorp and the single largest shareholder in the company. He has had a very successful career in running companies that mine, refine, manufacture and market strategic and critical elements and products. The Elk Creek project has extremely strong state and local support in Nebraska. The company is closing in on completion of the project’s Feasibility Study, and the next step is full project financing and building the underground mine and surface processing facility. According to Mr. Smith, demand for niobium is robust (4-6% CAGR); they have already contracted out 75% of their niobium production; and are in discussions with several other parties concerning the remaining 25%.
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Interview with Mr. Gary R. Thompson, Chairman and CEO of Brixton Metals Corporation (TSX-V: BBB): Exploring and Developing High Grade Gold and Silver Projects in Canada with Support from Very Strong Shareholders
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Brixton Metals Corporation (TSX-V: BBB) owns 100% of two very strong high grade gold and silver projects in Canada. The Langis Silver Mine located in Ontario near Lake Timiskaming is a very high grade silver past producer and represents a potential near term production opportunity. The Langis project has excellent local infrastructure, year-round road access, close proximity to power, rail, natural gas, mills, refiner and assay lab. Brixton's second project “Thorn” is located in northwest British Columbia and it represents a district scale gold/silver system with major discovery potential that could be a real company maker. According to Mr. Thompson, Chairman and CEO of Brixton Metals, the company's goal is to drill gold targets at Thorn project before winter and to advance Langis project towards an initial maiden resource. We learned from Mr. Thompson, that Brixton has some strong shareholders like Mr. Rob McEwen, Hecla Mining, Mr. Eric Sprott and CMP, and that management holds a large amount of the stock.
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Interview with Lee Barker, President and CEO of Sparton Resources (TSX.V: SRI): Completed Commissioning of the Zhangbei Project's 8 Megawatt Hour Vanadium Flow Battery
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Sparton Resources Inc. (TSX.V: SRI) completed commissioning of the Zhangbei Project's 8 Megawatt Hour Vanadium Flow Battery earlier this year and its client recently received payment of approximately $C3.2 million from the battery's owner, State Grid North China Company. The ongoing maintenance program revenue over the next 3 years will also provide cash flow. These payments will accrue to Sparton’s operating subsidiary company in China. According to Lee Barker, President and CEO of Sparton Resources, the vanadium flow battery is much better than lithium for large scale energy storage: they can go 100,000 cycles of fully charging and discharging, they don't lose charge while being idle, they operate in cold temperatures and warm temperatures, they don't have to be air-conditioned in hot environments, they are not flammable, better for computer systems backup, because the electricity in the vanadium battery can be discharged almost instantaneously, for large-scale storage, these batteries are about 1/3 the cost of a similar sized lithium battery, when you factor in the life of the battery over time; and at the end of their life, they are fully recyclable. There is an incredible market for large energy storage all over the world. Sparton also has access to clean and pure primary vanadium deposits in China that they believe will be developed. They are currently in the process of negotiating with various potential strategic partners to acquire the battery manufacturer and develop these deposits. This way they could potentially build a company with the source for the raw material that can make the vanadium flow batteries, and get a cost benefit from that and make it more competitive in the marketplace.
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Discussion with Mr. Stephen de Jong, CEO Integra Gold Corp. (TSX: ICG): Exploring High Grade Lamaque South Project in Val-d’Or in Quebec Canada's Premier Gold Producing Districts
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Integra Gold Corp. (TSX.V: ICG; OTCQX: ICGQF) is a Canadian company focused on exploration of their high-grade Lamaque South Project, located in one of Canada's premier gold producing districts, known as Val-d’Or in Quebec. Integra Gold is an amazing company. The company is very well-managed, well-funded and innovative. It has a great team, excellent properties and locations, a mill and is a projected low-cost gold producer. Integra is drilling aggressively and has a proven resource growth record. Eldorado Gold with a $2.9 billion Market Cap is a very strong partner and owns 13.1% of Integra Gold. The gold resource estimate shows 872,850 ounces at 9.04 g/t Indicated and 800,620 ounces at 9.08 g/t Inferred. The historic Sigma Mill located on the property is a fully-permitted, 2,200 ton per day mill and tailings facility. According to Stephen de Jong, CEO and President of Integra Gold, in the future they anticipate production of more than 100,000 gold ounces per year with projected all-in cost of $731 Canadian per ounce, which makes them one of the lowest cost producers in the world. Currently, the company is drilling to increase the size of their resource.
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Dr. Allen Alper Interviews Mr. Robin Goad, President and CEO of Fortune Minerals: Focused on Advancing their NICO Gold-Cobalt-Bismuth-Copper Project in the Northwest Territories
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX (Canada): FT | OTC QX (USA): FTMDF) is a North American mining company focused on advancing their NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper project in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Recently, Dave Ramsay, former Cabinet Minister with the Government of the Northwest Territories, joined their board bringing in his important political experience and business background. According to Mr. Robin Goad, President and CEO of Fortune Minerals, their metals are well positioned for recovery, and the products that they are going to produce have very significant demand growth right now. Currently, the company is concentrating essentially on a project financing and talking to potential offtake partners.
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Interview of Scott Parsons, VP of Investor Relations of Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX: AGI, NYSE: AGI): Strong Balance Sheet, Very Strong Portfolio and Developing Six low-Cost Projects
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC`

Alamos Gold, Inc. (TSX: AGI, NYSE: AGI) is a growing gold producer with diversified gold production from three mines in Canada and Mexico, two of the best mining jurisdictions in the world. The company also has a portfolio of six low cost development projects. According to Scott Parsons, VP of Investor Relations of Alamos Gold Incorporated, they also have one of the stronger balance sheets in the mining space. The company expects to produce 370,000 to 400,000 ounces of gold in 2016.
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Durango Resources Inc. TSX.V: DGO Interview with Marcy Kiesman, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Durango Resources Inc. TSX.V: DGO is well positioned for a discovery with properties adjacent to a Nemaska Lithium and to several new gold discoveries, as well as a potential graphite property in southern Quebec. According to Marcy Kiesman, CEO of Durango, they are actively looking for a joint venture partners to help fund the exploration without diluting the company, which is being held as closely as possible until the market conditions improve. Marcy. Kiesman is hoping that, with the increasing demand for precious metals, Durango will be able to put itself on the map as a successful junior.
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Aeris Resources Limited (TSX: AIS) completes Debt Restructures and Sales of Non-Core Assets to Focus on Copper Production in Australia
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC

Aeris Resources Limited (TSX: AIS) is an established Australian mining and exploration company that recently completed a three year corporate turnaround which included restructuring its debt, closing or selling non-core assets and changing their name (previously Straits Resources Limited). Their flagship asset is the Tritton Copper operations in New South Wales. It includes multiple mines and a processing plant and is aiming to produce at least 29.5 thousand tons of copper this year. Robert Brainsbury, CFO of Aeris Resources Limited (TSX: AIS) believes that the longer term fundamentals for copper remain attractive and with the turnaround completed, Aeris is now looking for opportunities to expand its business, through development of new mines at its current operation and through M&A, to position itself to take advantage of improvements in the copper price.
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Dr Alper Interviews Don Dudek, President and CEO of Savary Gold: Karankasso Gold Project in the Prolific Houndé Gold Belt in Burkina Faso, West Africa
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC

Savary Gold Corp. (V.SCA) is focused on the exploration and development of its Karankasso gold Project located in Burkina Faso within an emerging gold camp in the prolific Houndé Gold Belt. The project's first resource estimate last November was just under 700,000 ounces, at 2.28 grams of gold per ton. According to Don Dudek, President and CEO of Savary Gold, Burkina has been a fairly good jurisdiction that has seen a lot of new investment, with quite competitive costs for exploration drilling services. The project has good upside potential with discovery of several new gold-bearing trends. Exploration drilling expected to resume in Q2/16.
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Explor closes a third and final tranche of a maximum of $2 million private placement in flow-through shares
ROUYN-NORANDA, CANADA--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2016) - Explor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EXS) (OTCQX:EXSFF) (FRANKFURT:E1H1) (BERLIN:E1H1) ("Explor" or the "Corporation") announces the closing of a third tranche of a non-brokered private placement previously announced for a maximum of 23,529,412 flow-through common shares at a price of $0.085 each, for total gross proceeds of up to CDN $2,000,000 (the "Private Placement"). The third and final tranche of the Private Placement closed today consists in the sale of 1,650,000 shares for an aggregate subscription of $140,250. Following the three closings to the private placement, the Corporation has received a total amount of $1,557,240, representing an aggregate amount of 18,320,470 flow-through shares.
Canada should modernize grey water discharge rules for the Arctic, WWF-Canada says
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USW Affirms Only 730 Union Positions to Remain in Indianapolis; Up to 1,300 Carrier Jobs Still Leaving Indiana for Mexico
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today affirmed Local 1999 President Chuck Jones' assessment that Carrier has committed to keep only 730 union workers at its Indianapolis plant. Up to 1,300 Indiana workers still face layoff, as the company continues to implement its plan to shift production from Indianapolis and Huntington facilities to Mexico.
Pacific Ridge Announces the Commencement of Drilling at the TL Zinc Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2016) - Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PEX) ("Pacific Ridge" or the "Company") reports that it has received the drill permit and drilling has now commenced on its road accessible TL Zinc Project located 80 km northeast of Vernon, British Columbia. The program will include up to 1,800 m of NQ core drilling in up to six drill holes. The target at TL is a large Broken Hill type or SEDEX (Sedimentary Exhalative) Zn-Pb-Ag massive sulfide deposit. The holes will test the main HELITEM electromagnetic conductor on the property, a flat conductive layer over 4 km long and 100 to over 200 m wide, with coincident anomalous gravity values.
A. M. Castle & Co. Announces New $112 Million Secured Term Credit Facilities
OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A. M. Castle & Co. (OTCQB:CASL) (the “Company” or “Castle”), a global distributor of specialty metal and supply chain solutions, announced the execution and closing of a definitive agreement for new $112 million secured term credit facilities (the “Credit Facilities”).

As previously announced on November 4, 2016, the Company entered into commitment letters (each, a “Commitment Letter”) with certain financial institutions including Highbridge Capital, Whitebox Advisors, Corre Partners, and Wolverine Asset Management (the “Financial Institutions”) in order to repay outstanding borrowings and support the continuance of letters of credit, totaling $53.2 million in the aggregate under the Company’s former revolving loan and security agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as lender and administrative agent (the “Former Credit Agreement”). The Company’s new Credit Facilities will take the form of senior-secured, first-lien, term loan credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of up to $112 million, which is $12 million greater than previously announced. In connection therewith, commitments pursuant the Former Credit Agreement have been terminated and liens granted to the collateral agent pursuant thereto have been released in full.

President and CEO Steve Scheinkman commented, “These new credit facilities will enhance Castle’s liquidity and better position the Company to advance its ongoing efforts to capitalize on market opportunities. We are excited to have the support of the financial institutions funding the Credit Facilities.”

In connection with the funding of the Credit Facilities, the Financial Institutions were issued warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of 5,000,000 shares of the common stock of the Company, pro rata based on the principal amount of each Financial Institution’s commitment in the Credit Facilities. The Warrants have exercise prices as follows: (i) 50% of the Warrants have an exercise price of $0.50 per share and will expire on June 8, 2018 and (ii) the remaining 50% of the Warrants have an exercise price of $0.65 per share and will expire June 8, 2018.

The funding of the Credit Facilities was subject to original issue discount in an amount equal to 3.00% of the full principal amount of the Credit Facilities. The Credit Facilities will bear interest at a rate per annum equal to 11.00%, payable monthly in arrears. The outstanding principal amount of the Credit Facilities and all accrued and unpaid interest thereon will be due and be payable on September 14, 2018.

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Eco Oro files Request for Arbitration against Colombia
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2016) - Eco Oro Minerals Corp. ("Eco Oro" or the "Company") (TSX:EOM) announces that it filed a Request for Arbitration with the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes against Colombia (the "Request for Arbitration") on December 8, 2016. The claim relates to Eco Oro's dispute with Colombia in relation to arbitrary, inconsistent and disproportionate State measures that have destroyed the value of its investments in the Colombian mining sector and deprived Eco Oro of its rights under its principal mining title, Concession Contract 3452 ("Concession 3452"), comprising the Angostura gold and silver deposit, in violation of Colombia's obligations under the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (the "Free Trade Agreement").
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Clean Commodities Corp. Identifies Four Distinct Target Clusters of Anomalous Ni-Cu-PGE Mineralization at the Labrador Trough Project
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 09, 2016) - Clean Commodities Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CLE) ("Clean Commodities" or the "Company") is pleased to report lab results of soil/till geochemical analysis on samples collected in early October during its inaugural reconnaissance field program at its Labrador Trough Project (the "Property"), located approximately 100 km north of Schefferville, Quebec.
Nautilus Announces Resignation of Cynthia Thomas, Non-Executive Director
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2016) - Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS)(OTCQX:NUSMF)(OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the "Company" or "Nautilus") announces that it has accepted the resignation of Ms Cynthia Thomas from its Board, effective Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Ms Thomas joined the Board of Nautilus in June 2010.
FinnAust Mining plc has successfully raised GBP 8.5 million
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2016) - FinnAust Mining plc ('FinnAust' or the 'Company') (AIM:FAM)(FRANKFURT:S5WA), the AIM listed exploration and development company with projects in Greenland & Finland is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised £8.5 million from the issue of 76,428,572 new ordinary shares of 0.01 pence each in the capital of the Company ('New Placing Shares') and the placing of 45,000,000 existing ordinary shares of 0.01 pence each in the capital of the Company ('Existing Shares') at a placing price of 7 pence per share (together 'the Placing'). Both new and existing investors were procured by the Company's brokers SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP ('SP Angel') and Mirabaud Securities LLP ('Mirabaud') who were appointed as placing agents. The Placing was significantly over-subscribed. The Existing Shares were made available to investors by Western Areas Limited ('Western Areas'), the largest shareholder of FinnAust.
Rubicon Minerals Receives the Sanction Order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Approving the Restructuring Transaction
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2016) - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (TSX:RMX) ("Rubicon" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the "Court") granted an order (the "Sanction Order") on December 8, 2016 approving the Company's plan of compromise and arrangement (the "Plan") pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) ("CCAA") pursuant to which the Company's previously announced refinancing and restructuring transaction (the "Restructuring Transaction") is to be implemented. Implementation of the Plan is subject to satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions precedent set forth in the Plan. Assuming satisfaction or waiver of these conditions within the expected time frames, the Company anticipates implementing the Plan and completing its Restructuring Transaction as soon as possible.
ERAMET group: Signature of an agreement in order to sell Eurotungstene to Umicore
Paris, 9 December 2016


ERAMET group: Signature of an agreement in order to sell Eurotungstene to Umicore

As part of its asset disposals program, ERAMET announces the signature of an agreement in order to sell Eurotungstene to Umicore. Eurotungstene operates a plant located in Grenoble (France) dedicated to developing, producing and marketing metal powders and pre-alloys. In 2015 Eurotungstene generated revenues of almost €42 million and employed 127 people.

Closing of the transaction is subject to certain regulatory approvals and provided that these approvals are obtained, is expected to occur in first-half 2017.

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Energy Companies from Eight Countries Win Honors at Platts Global Energy Awards
NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy companies from eight countries and three continents tonight received honors for leadership, innovation and exemplary performance at the 18(th) annual Platts Global Energy Awards, often described as the "Oscars" of energy and emceed this year by CNBC Television Energy Correspondent Jackie DeAngelis. Nineteen awards were bestowed upon companies and individuals at Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan before an audience of nearly 400 energy and finance executives hailing from 18 countries.
Annual Strategy Guide - 2017 - World%s Top 5 Helicopter Engines Manufacturers - Pratt & Whitney, GE, Rolls Royce, Safran, Honeywell - Key Strategies, Plans, SWOT Analysis, Trends & Growth Opportunities, Market Outlook
NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2017 edition of this annual publication provides comprehensive analysis and key insights into the Strategies & Plans being formulated, developed and pursued by the World's Top 5 helicopter engine manufacturers (turboshafts) for the near to medium term horizon as the industry continues to face a complex, challenging & rapidly evolving macroeconomic & geopolitical environment. The report is unique with reference to its core focus on and deep qualitative analysis of strategies & plans for the turboshaft engine manufacturers. The biggest of the environmental uncertainties going forward into 2017 emanates from the change of political leadership in the U.S. with the advent of Republicans led by Trump & his extreme foreign policy stances which have already sent further jitters to most European and Asian nations regarding the likely further evolution of traditional world order already stirred up by the Russian resurgence, Chinese military build-up, Political Instability in the Middle East and continued North Korean nuclear antics.
PolyMet Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 8, 2016) - PolyMet Mining Corp. ("PolyMet" or the "Company") (TSX:POM)(NYSE MKT:PLM) - announced today that it has filed its financial results for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2016. PolyMet controls 100 percent of the development-stage NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals ore body and the nearby Erie Plant, located near Hoyt Lakes in the established mining district of the Mesabi Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota.
Meritor Recognizes 21 North America Companies with 2016 Supplier Partner Awards
TROY, Mich., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced recipients of its third annual Supplier Partner Awards recognizing 21 North America companies that exceeded Meritor's requirements for excellence in quality, delivery, cost savings and innovation. The awards were presented at a ceremony held Thursday, Dec. 8 at Meritor's world headquarters in Troy, Michigan.
Teranga Gold Corporation Receives the PDAC 2017 Environmental & Social Responsibility Award
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 8, 2016) - Teranga Gold Corporation ("Teranga" or the "Company") (TSX:TGZ)(ASX:TGZ) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 2017 Environmental and Social Responsibility Award from the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada ("PDAC"). Selected by PDAC's board of directors, this award recognizes an organization that demonstrates outstanding initiative, leadership, and accomplishment in establishing and maintaining good relations with local communities and in protecting and preserving the natural environment during an exploration program or operation of a mine.
Manganese X Energy Corporate and Property Update
MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - December 08, 2016) - Manganese X Energy Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: MN) is pleased to announce that it has recently completed gravity and magnetometer surveys focusing on three primary areas: Iron Ore Hill, Sharpe Farm and Moody Hill, near Woodstock, New Brunswick.
United States Steel Clarifies Comments Made by President & CEO Mario Longhi During CNBC Interview
PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) issued a statement regarding comments made yesterday by President and CEO Mario Longhi during an interview on CNBC.
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Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers Help for Diagnosed Factory Workers: Get Up to Speed on The Compensation Process Directly from One of The Nation's Top Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers
NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering a factory, or any kind of manufacturing worker for that matter with confirmed mesothelioma, contact information for the most skilled mesothelioma attorneys in the nation who are also trial attorneys. The Center wants to make absolutely certain that a person like this has one of the nation's premier mesothelioma attorneys explaining the mesothelioma compensation process to them rather than rolling the dice on a local car accident attorney. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
MacDonald Mines Announces Joint Venture Agreement
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 8, 2016) - MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BMK) ("MacDonald Mines", "MacDonald" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, it has entered into an Option and Joint Venture ("JV") agreement ("the Option Agreement") with Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. ("Noble"), dated December 7, 2016 ("the "Effective Date"), to advance exploration on Noble's Wawa-Holdsworth Gold and Silver Project ("the Project"), located 25 kilometres northeast of Wawa, Ontario.
Pala Investments Completes Sale of Its Interest in Sierra Rutile Limited
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pala Investments ("Pala"), an investment company focused on the mining and metals value chain, announces today the successful completion of the sale of its 53 percent interest in Sierra Rutile Limited ("Sierra Rutile"), the world's largest producer of natural rutile, to Iluka Resources. The transaction valued Sierra Rutile at GBP215 million.
AME Announces 2016 Award Recipients
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 07, 2016) - The Association for Mineral Exploration ("AME") is pleased to announce its 2016 award recipients. AME will salute its leaders at the AME Awards Celebration of Excellence Gala on January 25 during the AME Roundup 2017 conference. Tickets are available through registration at
Fort Chipewyan Métis & Teck Sign Frontier Project Participation Agreement
FORT CHIPEWYAN, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 7, 2016) - Fort Chipewyan Métis Local 125 ("Fort Chipewyan Métis") and Teck Resources Limited ("Teck") today announced the signing of a participation agreement for Teck's proposed Frontier oil sands project, located in the traditional territory of the Fort Chipewyan Métis.
Alchemy & Co. is Crafting a New Way to Manufacture
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In a world seemingly made of disposable furniture from big box retailers, Alchemy & Co. is breaking the rules. They are creating custom handcrafted heirloom quality furniture at accessible price points. The company is owned by Crystal Goldenstein who cut her teeth in high-end boutique manufacturing at the helm of Urban Archaeology's production department.
BacTech Commences Drilling on Telamayu Tailings
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New Colombia Resources Inc. Provides Update of Joint Venture to Apply for an Orphan Drug Designation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Colombia's INVIMA for a Cannabis Based Pharmaceutical Product
PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Dec 7, 2016) - New Colombia Resources, Inc. (OTC PINK: NEWC) (the "Company"), a U.S. listed Colombian resource company with premium metallurgical coal and medical marijuana assets, is pleased to provide an update of their new joint venture to apply for an orphan drug designation with the FDA for a cannabis based pharmaceutical product within the next few weeks.
Cincinnati Incorporated Solidifies Resource Membership With IACMI-The Composites Institute
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation--Cincinnati Incorporated, builder of innovative, durable and high performance machine tools, solidified its Resource Membership agreement in November with IACMI-The Composites Institute, a 100+-member University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Department of Energy led consortium committed to increasing domestic production capacity and manufacturing jobs across the U.S. composites industry. The commitment as a five-year resource member leverages $3M of equipment at the Tennessee Materials and Processing Center and includes a range of benefits on important issues such as strategic planning, road mapping and development of future projects.
GFG Resources Strengthens Board with the Appointment of Arnold Klassen
Monument Announces Changes to Long-Term Incentive Plans
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 7, 2016) - Monument Mining Limited (TSX VENTURE:MMY) (FRANKFURT:D7Q1) ("Monument" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has adopted a Restricted Share Unit Plan (the "RSU Plan") and amended its existing "fixed" stock option plan (the "Amended Stock Option Plan").
Azarga Uranium Completes NRC License Conditions for Dewey Burdock
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO--(Marketwired - Dec. 7, 2016) - AZARGA URANIUM CORP.'S (TSX:AZZ)(FRANKFURT:P8AA)(OTC PINK:PWURF)("Azarga Uranium" or the "Company") wholly owned subsidiary, Powertech (USA) Inc., has received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (the "NRC") for the first amendment to the NRC Source and Byproduct Materials License (the "Amendment") for the Dewey Burdock Uranium Project (the "Project"). The Amendment completes certain NRC license conditions for the Project, including the finalization of the financial assurance amount required for construction of the Project and completion of other initial pre-operational NRC license conditions. The Amendment also completes one of the necessary steps for resuming the South Dakota state permitting process.
Corsa Coal Completes Share Consolidation
CANONSBURG, PA, Dec. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Corsa Coal Corp. (TSXV: CSO) ("Corsa" or the "Company") today announced that the Company has given effect to the previously announced consolidation of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of the Company (the "Shares") on the basis of one (1) post-consolidation Share for each 20 pre-consolidation Shares (the "Consolidation") and an amendment to the Company's articles authorizing the issuance of an unlimited number of preferred shares (the "Preferred Shares"), issuable in series, with such rights, privileges, restrictions and conditions as the board of directors of the Company may determine from time to time (the "Preferred Share Authorization"). The Shares will begin trading on a post-Consolidation basis on the TSX Venture Exchange at the opening of markets today.
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Continental Gold Receives Mining Technical Work Plan
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 07, 2016) - Continental Gold Inc. (TSX: CNL) (OTCQX: CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce approval of the Mining Technical Work Plan (Programa de Trabajo y Obras or "PTO") for the Company's Buriticá project. The Secretary of Mines of Antioquia has issued Resolution No. S2016060095092, formally approving the PTO application submitted in May 2016 to amend the existing PTO to encompass the expansion of the Buriticá project outlined in the Company's Feasibility Study dated March 29, 2016.
SSAB to Unveil Lightweight Tipper Solutions at Bauma Conexpo India
DELHI, India, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SSAB India, the Indian subsidiary of market-leading Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB, is to showcase a scaled-down sample of its latest lightweight tipper truck at the upcoming Bauma Conexpo, to be held from December 12-15 in Delhi.
A. M. Castle & Co. Common Stock to Trade on the OTCQB Venture Market
OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A. M. Castle & Co. (OTCQB:CASL) (the “Company” or “Castle”), a global distributor of specialty metal and supply chain solutions, today announced that shares of its common stock will begin to immediately trade on the OTCQB® Venture Market, which is operated by OTC Markets Group Inc., under the symbol "CASL."

On December 6, 2016, the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") notified Castle that it was not in compliance with the NYSE's continued listing standard set forth in Section 802.01B of the NYSE Listed Company Manual requiring listed companies to maintain an average global market capitalization over a thirty trading-day period of at least $15 million. As a result, the staff of NYSE Regulation determined to suspend trading and commence proceedings to delist Castle’s common stock from the NYSE.

While the Company has the ability to appeal the decision by the NYSE, Castle’s Board of Directors has determined that it is in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders to immediately begin trading on the OTCQB® Venture Market. The move allows investors to transact in the stock uninterrupted. It will also simplify the Company's administrative requirements and reduce listing fees and legal and administrative costs associated with the listing.

The transition to the OTCQB® Venture Market does not affect the Company's business operations and does not change its public reporting requirements with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Linear Actuators Market - North America Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024
LONDON, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- North America Linear Actuators Market: Market Overview

This report provides strategic analysis of the North America linear actuators market, and the growth forecast for the period 2016 to 2024. The scope of the report includes competitive analysis of various market segments based on type, end use, and in-depth cross-sectional scrutiny of the North America linear actuators market across countries. Linear actuators refer to actuators which creates linear motion of a machine part or the machine itself. Linear actuators have varied applications, such as in linearly actuated valves, pumps, industrial machinery, vehicular brakes and computer peripherals among others. They can have a very simple mechanism of action, or can be very complex.

Growth in industrial automation, across verticals such as automotive, food & beverage manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, healthcare and defense among others, has been the primary driver of the linear actuators market in North America. The increasing importance for water and wastewater management has also been boosting the growth of linear actuators market. Increasing population in North America has led to increasing demand for efficient water and wastewater management. With stringent environmental regulations and depleting water resources, the government of North American countries has been stressing on improving water and wastewater management systems.

Growing demand for various types of linearly actuated valves, for increasing energy efficiency, monitoring of quality of wastewater treatment, and also to meet the changing environmental regulations have been further promoting growth of linear actuator valves in North America. Considering the positive impacts of the factors mentioned above, the linear actuators market in North America can be anticipated to grow at a good pace during the forecast period.

North America Linear Actuators Market: Segmentation

On the basis of type, the North America linear actuators market has been segmented into pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical electric and others. Electric linear actuators have been further divided into ball screw, linear guide, linear table, rod less linear actuator, rod style linear actuator and others. The rod style linear actuator sub-segment has again been divided into helical belt, worm, DC motor and servo motor. The market revenue for linear actuators has been provided in terms of USD million, along with the CAGR for the forecast period from 2016 to 2024.

End use industries covered under this report includes automotive, medical/healthcare, furniture, mining, steel, water & wastewater management, construction, it/semiconductor, military, agriculture, chemical, petrochemical among others. Each of these segments provide market size and forecast for the period 2016 - 2024, highlighting the key trends influencing and challenging factors for each segment. The country wise market analysis gives in-depth analysis of the current trends in different countries including the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

North America Linear Actuators Market: Competitive Dynamics

To aid in strategic decision-making, the report also includes competitive profiling of leading players in the industry, their market share, various business strategies adopted by them, and recent developments. The key trends analysis and market opportunity map provided in the report discusses the various upcoming trends and current end use industries, with a focus on the future penetration of these products. The market opportunity map and market attractiveness analysis included in the report provide insight into market dynamics, industry competition, and the most profitable segments in the North America linear actuators market. Additionally, the Porter's five forces analysis aids in better understanding of the level of competition present in the market. Top players of the North America linear actuators market has also being profiled and included in the report.

The report also provides breakdown and assessment of various factors impacting the market growth, which are suitably described as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities. These factors determine various existing trends and their impact on market growth. Overall, taking into consideration the various factors affecting the linear actuators market, the report includes a holistic analysis of the North America linear actuators market, and provides an estimate of growth for the forecast period 2016 to 2024.

Some of the leading players in the market are Kollmorgen (U.S.), Tsubakimoto Chain, Co. (Japan), DESTACO (U.S.), Enerpac (U.S.), Duff-Norton (U.S.), Joyce Dayton Corporation (U.S.), MOOG, Inc. (U.S.), PHD, Inc. (U.S.), General Electric, Co. (U.S.),NOOK Industries, Inc. (U.S.),Altra Industrial Motion, Corporation (U.S.), Parker Hannifin Corporation (U.S.), Festo Group (U.S.), Tolomatic, Inc. (U.S.),Rockwell Automation (U.S.), IAI America, Inc. (Japan) Fortive Corporation (U.S.), RACO International, L.P. (U.S.) and Curtiss Wright Corporation (U.S.) among others.

The market has been segmented as follows:

North America Linear Actuators Market - By Type:

Ball screw
Linear guide
Linear table
Rod less linear actuator
Rod style linear actuator
Helical belt
DC Motor
Servo Motor

North America Linear Actuators Market - By End Use:

Medical/ Healthcare
Water & wastewater management
IT / Semiconductor

North America Linear Actuators Market - By Country:

New Member Appointed to Cameco's Board of Directors
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Angkor Gold Announces Appointment of Stephen Lautens as VP of Corporate Affairs
GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB--(Marketwired - December 06, 2016) - ANGKOR GOLD CORP. (TSX VENTURE: ANK) (OTC PINK: ANKOF) ("Angkor" or "the Company") announced today the appointment of Mr. Stephen Lautens as its new Vice President of Corporate Affairs effective immediately. Mr. Lautens will be responsible for communications, marketing and investor relations for the Company.
AK Steel Announces Stainless Steel Price Increase
WEST CHESTER, OH--(Marketwired - Dec 6, 2016) - AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that it will increase base prices for all of its stainless steel products, effective with shipments on January 1, 2017. For commodity sheet and strip, specialty sheet and strip, and pipe and tube sheet and strip products, the increase will be achieved through a reduction in the functional discount of two percentage points. For all remaining stainless steel products, including automotive sheet and strip, base prices will be increased by $40 per ton. 
Monument Signs Term Sheet for Convertible Note and Gold Prepaid Facility
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 6, 2016) - Monument Mining Limited (TSX VENTURE:MMY)(FRANKFURT:D7Q1) ("Monument" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has executed a term sheet with Lascaux Resource Capital Fund I LP ("LRC") for US$1.3 million in convertible notes (the "Notes") and a US$13.0 million gold prepaid facility ("PFA", and combined with the Notes the "Proposed Investment"). The funds from the Notes are to be used for specific final technical work that is required as part of the conditions precedent of the PFA for the Burnakura Gold Project. The Company plans to raise additional capital that together with the PFA would be expected to place the Burnakura gold project into commercial production.
Steel Dynamics Announces Settlement of Previously Announced Tender Offer and Redemption Call for the Remainder of its 6.125% Senior Notes Due 2019
FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) announced today that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 5, 2016 (the "Expiration Time"), it had received tenders from holders of $266,209,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 6.125% Senior Notes due 2019 (the "2019 Notes"), representing approximately 67% of the outstanding 2019 Notes, in connection with the Company's previously announced cash tender offer (the "Offer").
Colorado Options Nevada Carlin Gold Property from Ely Gold
WEST KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 6, 2016) - COLORADO RESOURCES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:CXO) ("Colorado" or the "Company") announces it has entered into a definitive option agreement with Ely Gold and Minerals Inc. ("ELY") (TSX VENTURE:ELY) (the "Option") through their respective wholly owned U.S subsidiaries to acquire a 100% interest (subject to underlying royalties not to exceed 3%) in the Green Springs Property, located in eastern Nevada.
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Interview with Rick Rule: The Sprott Natural Resource Symposium
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Gold More Productive Than Cash?!
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Is gold, often scoffed at as being an unproductive asset, more productive than cash? If so, what does it mean for asset allocation?
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John Kaiser Uses Outcome Visualization to find “World Class” Arizona Mining
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Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast
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AOTH’s Richard Mills Sernova Corp Interview
by Richard (Rick) Mills / Ahead of the Herd
Sernova Corp. TSX.V – SVA has developed the subcutaneous Cell Pouch™ specifically designed to overcome the issues with previous implanted devices for cell transplantation. Sernova’s extensive Phase I/II clinical safety and efficacy studies have shown this device to be both safe and effective, while being sparing of islets, supporting its design and function.
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Brine Lithium Harvesting Compared to Hard Rock Mining
by Peter Epstein, CFA, MBA Twitter: @peterepstein2
Before launching into a comparison of hard rock lithium mining vs. harvesting lithium brines, it's important to point out that hard rock mining can be preferable to alternative methods, but usually only where hard rock mining is already entrenched in places like the Greenbushes mine located in south Western Australia... Also, I use the word, “lithium” loosely to describe lithium carbonate, lithium hydroxide and other forms of lithium. Please see applicable disclosures at the bottom of this article.
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Nevada Copper Corp Getting No Respect, Acquisition Target?
by Peter Epstein, CFA, MBA Twitter: @peterepstein2
Copper Supply Far From Secure, Production Costs Rising
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Warrants: Options On The Future
by Dudley Pierce Baker
Have you ever explored the numerous opportunities available using stock warrants? Probably Not!
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Why Commodity Prices Are Down and May Go Lower
by Mickey Fulp the Mercenary Geologist
A multitude of mavens, pundits, sages, wizards, writers, and assorted talking heads with various but vested interests in the hard commodities sector have weighed-in on the supposed demise of the secular bull market in “stuff” over the past few months
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Accelerating to What Exactly?
by Richard (Rick) Mills / Ahead of the Herd
We humans have been changing the world around us for tens of thousands of years. It’s pretty much what we do, we shape and we change the existing environment through design and then indifference to the results of our actions.
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Thomas S. Drolet Explains Why He Is Bullish On Uranium
by Dr. Allen Alper and Aaron Hoos
Gold, silver, copper, iron ore… It’s easy to think of the hard metals when you think of the metals and mining industry. But one mineral that you should be paying attention to is uranium. Other metals may turn into products and infrastructure; uranium turns into energy.
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Rick Mills: Greenland Is the Final Frontier for Lower-Cost Mining
Richard Mills Industrial minerals like copper and nickel are essential to global economic expansion. But everywhere you look, grades are getting lower, and costs are getting much, much higher. Is there a way out? Rick Mills says mining companies need to look to Greenland.
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A VMS Venture
According to the Metals Economics Group report, ‘Strategies for Copper Reserves Replacement Study’ a combination of lower grades and higher costs (taxation, royalty and environmental approval) are pushing up the copper mining industry’s capital and operating costs.
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The Greatest Gold Rush
by Richard (Rick) Mills / Ahead of the Herd
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Here’s four facts I want you to have on your screen before we get going:
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