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


Chicago-based Sciaky, Inc. has been a key supplier of advanced welding systems since 1939. Its groundbreaking Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM™) solution is a one-of-a-kind 3D printing technology that allows fast and efficient production of large-scale, high-value metal parts. Lockheed Martin Space Systems is using a turnkey EBAM system from Sciaky to build titanium propellant tanks for satellites.
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Interview with Ann Wilkinson, Vice President, Investor Relations for TMAC Resources Inc. (TSX: TMR): Building Canada's Next Major Gold Mining District in the Hope Bay Greenstone Belt
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


TMAC Resources Inc. (TSX: TMR) is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on advancing the Hope Bay Greenstone Belt, an eighty kilometre by twenty kilometre property with significant upside resource potential in the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. Founded by the Executive Chairman Terry MacGibbon and led by a highly experienced management team, the company is committed to building Canada's next major gold mining district. With the processing plant starting commissioning and ore being mined and stockpiled in anticipation of commissioning, they plan to reach commercial production in the first quarter of 2017.
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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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Norsk Hydro (LON: NHY): One of the World's Five Largest Aluminum Companies Outside of China with Annual Revenue Around 10 billion U.S. Dollars
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Norsk Hydro (LON: NHY) is an aluminum company founded in 1905 and headquartered in Norway. According to Halvor Molland, VP Media Relations of Norsk Hydro, the company is one of the world's five largest aluminum companies outside of China, with annual revenue around 10 billion U.S. dollars. Today, they are present all along the value chain from bauxite and alumina operations in Brazil, through primary production in Norway, Qatar, Slovakia, Brazil, Australia, Canada and Germany. Hydro also holds 50% share of Sapa AS which is the world's largest extrusion company. We learned from Mr. Molland that the main applications driving the growth of aluminum are automotive, building and construction.
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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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Monument Signs Exclusive Option on Matala Gold Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) - Monument Mining Limited (TSX VENTURE:MMY)(FRANKFURT:D7Q1) ("Monument" or the "Company"), reports that the Company has now signed an Exclusive Option Agreement with Panex Resources Inc. ("Panex"), subsequent to the related announcement made on December 28, 2016, to acquire Panex's 51% controlling interest in the Matala Gold Project. Panex is a public company that acquired rights to earn up to 90% of the Matala Gold Project under a farm-in agreement with Afrimines SARL, the owner of Matala, in June 2016.
Peabody Energy Reaches Agreement With Unsecured Creditors' Committee On Company's Proposed Plan Of Reorganization
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy today announced that the company has reached agreement by which the Unsecured Creditors' Committee (UCC) will support the company's proposed plan of reorganization. Today's agreement builds on momentum regarding the company's proposed plan, which has received substantial support in recent weeks by holders of first lien debt, second lien notes and senior unsecured notes.
New Colombia Resources Inc. Announces U.S. Production Company Arrives Next Week to Film a Documentary about their Legal Medical Marijuana Operations in Colombia and its Impact on Society
BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan 19, 2017) - 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 announce that film makers from San Francisco will arrive in Colombia from January 20 to February 3 to document their medical marijuana operations and interview people directly benefiting from this new industry being created to help Colombia's new post conflict era.
SLAM Sells Gold Recovered From Concentrates
SXL Updates Results From Maisie Gold Bulk Sampling Program
AsiaBaseMetals Inc. Announces Appointment to the Advisory Board
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) - AsiaBaseMetals Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ABZ) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Rafael Ovallos to the Advisory Board of the Company.
Genesis Metals Commences Geological Modeling at Chevrier
VANCOUVER, BC --(Marketwired - January 19, 2017) - Genesis Metals Corp (TSX VENTURE: GIS) ("Genesis" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that comprehensive modeling of geological data has commenced at its 100% owned Chevrier gold project (the "Project") near Chibougamau, Quebec.
BacTech Closes Second Tranche of Private Placement
TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) - BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company"), (CSE:BAC)(CSE.BAC.CN)(OTC PINK:BCCEF) today announced that it has completed the second closing for the CAD$200,000 private placement announced on December 15, 2016.
Ascot Resources Announces $20 Million Exploration and Development Program at Premier
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) - Ascot Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AOT) - The Premier property covers more than one hundred square kilometres near the town of Stewart in northwest BC, and includes the old Premier Mine, a past producer of 2.1 million ounces Au and 44.9 million ounces Ag.
IDM Mining Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Yukon Portfolio to StrikePoint Gold
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) - IDM Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:IDM) ("IDM" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the "Agreement") to sell its portfolio of properties located in the Yukon to StrikePoint Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SKP) in exchange for consideration valued at $4,200,000.
Alset Welcomes Emily Hanson as V.P. Exploration
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) - Alset Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ION) ("Alset" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Hanson P.Geo to the position of Vice President - Exploration and Director.
Majescor Resources Announces the Acquisition of Three New Gold and Diamond Properties in Quebec and Updates Existing Exploration Projects
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) - Majescor Resources Inc. ("Majescor" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MJX) is pleased to announce that it has map staked a number of new properties for gold and diamonds in Quebec based on a thorough review of its exploration data base. The following is a brief summary of the recent acquisitions:
Oceanic Provides Corporate Update
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) - Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. ("Oceanic", or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:FEO) is pleased to provide a corporate update on progress in respect of the Company's Hopes Advance project.
Quaterra Announces 2017 Drill Program at Yerington Copper Project, Nevada
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - January 19, 2017) - Quaterra Resources Inc. ("Quaterra" or the "Company") and its subsidiary Singatse Peak Services LLC ("SPS") today announced a 2017 drill program of at least 15 drill holes to test targets throughout the Company's 51-square-mile land package located in the historic Yerington District of Nevada.
Azimut obtains 33.2% Cr2O3 over 3.55 metres in channel sampling on its Eastmain West Property (Cr, PGE, Ni), James Bay region, Quebec
Symbol: AZM.TSX Venture
Volcanic Completes Acquisition of Mandiana Gold Project in Guinea and Changes Name
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) - Volcanic Gold Mines Inc. (formerly, Volcanic Metals Corp.) (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:VG) is pleased to announce that further to its news releases of November 8, 2016, and January 5, 2017, the Company has acquired all of the issued and outstanding share capital of Sovereign Mines of Africa Ltd. ("Sovereign Mines") from Sovereign Mines of Africa Plc ("SMA"). Sovereign Mines holds a 75% interest in a series of exploration permits located in Guinea commonly referred to as the Mandiana Project. The remaining interest in the Mandiana Project is held by Soguipami, a government-owned business entity in Guinea formed to conduct mineral exploration projects.
Insteel Industries Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
MOUNT AIRY, N.C., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Insteel Industries, Inc. (NasdaqGS: IIIN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2016.
Mexus Gold Issues Santa Elena update
CARSON CITY, Nev., Jan. 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexus Gold US (OTCQB:MXSG)(“Mexus” or the “Company”)  released an update on its Santa Elena mine.  MarMar Holdings Inc., the mine operator at the Santa Elena, is currently loading ore on the heap leach pad.  As previously stated, the equipment currently on site is insufficient to meet the scale of the project.  The time and associated costs of using this equipment is prohibitive in the long run.  MarMar is moving a larger crusher to the site that once installed will speed the loading process.  Installation of this larger crusher will allow the company to optimize and maximize its daily output of ore and lead to much faster completion of the first lift.   The cyanide leaching system will be placed on this first lift when done. 
White Cliff Minerals Ltd (ASX:WCN) Quarterly Reports for the Period Ended 31 December 2016
White Cliff Minerals Ltd (ASX:WCN) is pleased to provide the Company's Quarterly Reports for the period ended 31 December 2016.
Encanto Potash Finalizes Definitive Terms and Enters into Offtake Agreement, Securing the Indian Potash Market with India's National Federation of Farmers' Procurement, Processing and Retailing Cooperatives of India Limited
VANCOUVER, Jan. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Encanto Potash Corp. ("Encanto" or the "Company") (TSXV: EPO) has successfully finalized a historic offtake agreement with the National Federation of Farmers' Procurement, Processing and Retailing Cooperatives of India Limited ("NACOF").
Sharewell HDD Announces PipeVac Lifting Systems
HOUSTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharewell HDD is proud to announce the launch of PipeVac Lifting Systems®. The PipeVac® is manufactured with SmartLift Technology® - from its sleek, lightweight design to its revolutionary hydraulic-drive system. Each component is selected with safety, performance, and durability in mind.
Algold: Preliminary Metallurgical Test Results at Tijirit Indicate Greater than 93% Gold Recovery
MONTREAL, January 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Auction of Stainless Sales Corporation's Equipment Scheduled for February 2, 2017
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The assets of Stainless Sales Corporation of Addison, IL will be sold at auction February 2, announced PPL Group ("PPL"), one of the nation's leading industrial auction firms.
Successful Commissioning of Ammonia Treatment Plant - Achieved Less Than 1 Part per Million Ammonia-Nitrogen
ENPAR's patented AmmEL system is a proven approach capable of achieving strict treatment guidelines even under extremely cold water conditions (zero degrees centigrade). In contrast to conventional treatment approaches, this disruptive technology converts toxic ammonia into environmentally friendly nitrogen gas without producing nitrate (a carcinogen) or the well-known greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (releasing 1 kg of N2O into the atmosphere is reportedly equivalent to 298 kg of CO2).
Chibougamau Independent Intersects Copper and Gold Down Dip on the Bateman Property
ROUYN-NORANDA, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 18, 2017) - Chibougamau Independent Mines Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CBG)(STUT:CLL)(OTC:CMAUF) is pleased to inform shareholders that it has received assays from two drill holes on the C3 copper-gold zone on our Bateman Mine property located in McKenzie Township, 8 km east of the town of Chibougamau, Quebec.
Sundyne Extends Power Range of Popular Integrally Geared Compressors to 550 HP
ARVADA, Colo., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sundyne, a leader in the design and manufacture of API 617 integrally-geared centrifugal compressors commonly utilized for high-pressure process gas services, today announces an updated 550HP compressor gearbox, which provides an economical solution for accommodating higher flow rates and broader design conditions in a compact vertical package.
Pacific Ridge Closes Fyre Lake Option to BMC Minerals
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 18, 2017) - Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PEX) ("Pacific Ridge" or the "Company") reports that it has closed the Fyre Lake option to BMC Minerals (No. 1) Ltd. ("BMC") announced December 28, 2016. In addition to the initial $25,000 deposit, BMC has now paid the remaining $50,000 signing payment and the initial $300,000 option payment. Total consideration payable to the Company to exercise the option is $2,575,000 in the case of the one year option or $3,095,000 in the case of the two year option (see below). In addition, a bonus payment of $1,000,000 is payable to the Company if the option is exercised and if and when BMC's Kudz Ze Kayah property has reached commercial production for one year.
The Gold Report Examines the Upcoming Joint Venture Decision on Golden Arrow's Chinchillas Project
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - January 18, 2017) - Development progresses at Golden Arrow Resources Corp.'s (TSX VENTURE: GRG) (FRANKFURT: GAC) (OTCQB: GARWF) Chinchillas project as investors await Silver Standard Resources' business combination decision, which is due by March.
The Gold Report Examines How the Slivovo Gold Study Points to Further Exploration at Avrupa Minerals' JV
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - January 18, 2017) - The Slivovo Gold Project Study that Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: AVU) received from its JV partner recommends further exploration to increase the size of the deposit.
New Products, Education Sessions, Networking Events and More to Be Featured at 2017 PROCESS EXPO
MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Jan 18, 2017) - PROCESS EXPO is more than just a trade show, it's an opportunity for food and beverage processing professionals to learn and share ideas with industry leaders; network with peers and make new contacts; and experience live demonstrations of the newest equipment available in the marketplace. This premiere trade show event for the food processing industry is taking place September 19-22 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. 
Nouveau Monde Proposes a Change of Name of the Corporation and the Nomination of Six New Directors
GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 18, 2017) - As part of the migration of Nouveau Monde Mining Enterprises Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NOU)(OTC PINK:NMGRF)(FRANKFURT:NM9) ("Nouveau Monde") from an exploration company to a graphite mine developer and aspiring producer, the company's Board of Directors propose a change of name of the corporation as well as the nomination of six new candidates for directorships.
Fortune Minerals announces appointment of PWC as Financial Advisor to arrange NICO project financing
Lithium-ion battery demand for cobalt and supply chain concerns contribute to favorable financing environment
Explor - Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders
ROUYN-NORANDA, CANADA--(Marketwired - Jan. 17, 2017) - Explor Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EXS)(OTCQB:EXSFF)(FRANKFURT:E1H1) (BERLIN:E1H1) (« Explor » or the « Corporation ») is pleased to announce that at the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on January 17, 2017, the following directors were elected: Christian Dupont of New Brunswick, Geoffrey Carter of Ontario, Mario Colantonio of Ontario and Gerhard Merkel of Germany.
AOS Technologies' New Micro Series High-Speed Cameras Pack Immense Performance Into Tiny Form Factor
BADEN, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AOS Technologies (http://www.aostechnologies.com) takes high-speed recording to the next level with its Micro series, a miniaturized camera platform designed to meet the rigorous standards of automotive crash testing environments. The Micro series further establishes AOS as a pioneer in camera hardware engineering.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds Announces Dh335 Million Expansion Plans
DUBAI, UAE, January 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Sustainable Innovations' CO2 Conversion System Converts Greenhouse Gases and Renewables Into A Valuable Fuel With Huge Energy Storage Potential
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Innovations, Inc. (SI) is developing an electrochemical system that addresses multiple challenges and opportunities in the energy supply marketplace. The CO2RENEW(TM) converts waste CO(2) and H(2)O to methane fuel, the primary energy carrier in natural gas. This fuel can then be stored or transported in the existing natural gas pipeline to points of need.

CO(2), a waste gas from combustion processes commonly attributed to climate change, provides an abundance of one of the necessary raw materials for what's known as a "Power-to-Gas" energy storage solution. The other input is renewable energy from wind or solar sources which are inherently intermittent based primarily on weather or seasonal variations. The result of the process is a high quality, practical fuel that can be used to heat buildings, generate electricity or power vehicles. A primary feature of SI's system is that it utilizes excess or off-peak renewable power that might otherwise be wasted, and provides electric grid stabilization through energy storage.

The increasing level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such as carbon dioxide, CO(2), is intensifying global interest in discovering sustainable methods for the utilization of fossil fuels and the products of their combustion. As such, Sustainable Innovations, Inc. (SI) received a contract from the United States Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (US DOE-NETL) to demonstrate the electrochemical process and characterize its performance in converting CO(2) to methane. This builds from Sustainable Innovations' prior success in converting CO(2) to transportation fuels like methanol and important commodity chemicals such as formic acid.

Sustainable Innovations' CO2RENEW system addresses many growing global environmental and economic concerns by offering a means to convert a well-recognized greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, to useable byproducts. According to Dr. Trent Molter, President and CEO of Sustainable Innovations, "This project builds on the successful proliferation of renewables and leverages the current natural gas pipeline infrastructure to address a globally-recognized environmental concern by creating fuels from problematic greenhouse gases. Our success, no doubt, will provide a new means for addressing global energy needs using clean technologies."

About Sustainable Innovations: Sustainable Innovations is fueled by a vision to create a paradigm shift in the way the world uses energy. Led by its founder, Dr. Trent Molter, SI represents over three decades of innovation in the waste and energy industry. From hydrogen renewal systems to long term energy storage products, SI develops and manufactures innovative clean energy products that deliver breakthrough efficiency and are socially responsible, to the economic benefit of companies and the ongoing sustainability of the world.
Lincoln Tech Launches New Training Programs For Welding Careers in Texas, Tennessee
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training, is introducing two new training options this spring to help students begin hands-on careers that fill critical needs in the American job market. In Nashville, TN a new Welding Technology program is now available, and the Grand Prairie, TX campus will begin offering an expanded Welding Technology program featuring pipefitting classes. With opportunities for welders expected to grow by more than 100,000 around the country in the next eight years, these programs will provide a new generation of skilled, trained professionals to help employers overcome the skills gap in industries from construction and infrastructure, to mining, manufacturing, and more.
Duval Precision Grinding Receives Upgrade to Tier 1 Vendor Status for GE
CHICOPEE, Mass., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Duval Precision Grinding has been officially approved as a Tier 1 vendor for General Electric (GE). After recent growth, GE has been adding more vendors to their roster of trusted service providers to accommodate increased production demands. As industry experts in aerospace grinding, Duval was chosen to provide precision grinding services as a tier 1 vendor.
Lithium Exploration Group Announces $1.2M Sales Contract Negotiation as New York Times Reports on 3 California Utilities Lithium Ion Battery Storage Facilities
PHOENIX, January 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Silver Range Review and Update
In March 2016, Silver Range announced a change in business strategy, reconfiguring the Company as a precious metals prospect generator focused on Northern Canada and Nevada -- politically stable jurisdictions known to host large high grade gold deposits. Since June, the Company has acquired 25 projects in the NWT, Nunavut and Nevada and has optioned-out two projects. "In the year ahead, we expect to add more high grade gold prospects to our portfolio but our main objective will be finding partners for our projects," states Mike Power, President and CEO of Silver Range. "We believe that our focus on high grade mineralization will ensure that our projects are attractive regardless of market conditions."
Avrupa Minerals Provides Review of 2016 and Plans for 2017
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 17, 2017) - Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AVU)(FRANKFURT:8AM)(OTC PINK:AVPMF) is pleased to provide an overview of the Company's progress during 2016 and an outline of planned activities for 2017. Base metal prices increased across the board, making Avrupa's copper and zinc projects in southern Portugal more attractive for potential joint venture in 2017. The Company was successful in 2016, delivering a number of positive milestones while advancing several projects.
Casa Systems Implements Omnify Software for Electronic Change Management
TEWKSBURY, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 17, 2017) - Omnify Software, a leading provider of web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for discrete manufacturers, today announces that Casa Systems Inc., a worldwide leader in next-generation ultra-broadband access technology, implemented Omnify Empower PLM to replace the use of Excel spreadsheets for managing Bill of Materials (BOMs) and engineering changes.
Research Reports Coverage on Basic Materials Stocks -- Great Panther Silver, Kraton, Schnitzer Steel Industries, and Ternium
NEW YORK, January 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
First Point Minerals Announces $320,000 Financing and Initiates Optimization Program on Decar Nickel Project
All the securities issued pursuant to this private placement will be subject to a four (4) month hold period. Completion of the Offering is subject to receipt of all required regulatory and other approvals, including acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.
Eloro Resources Ltd. Acquires Additional Exploration Lands at La Victoria Gold/Silver Project, Ancash, Peru, while Major Mining Companies Continue to Acquire Exploration Lands in the Area
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 17, 2017) - Eloro Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ELO)(FRANKFURT:P2Q) ("Eloro" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company's Peruvian subsidiary, Compañia Minera Eloro Peru SAC ("Minera Eloro Peru"), has registered four additional mining claims totalling 3,400 hectares ("ha") (34 sq.km) of prospective exploration lands on the southern boundary of its wholly-owned La Victoria Gold/Silver Project. This brings the total lands held to 8,042 ha (80.4 sq.km.) in 8 concessions and 8 claims.
Scientific Metals Provides Updates on Cobalt and Lithium Projects
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 17, 2017) - Scientific Metals Corp. ("STM" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:STM)(FRANKFURT:26X)(OTCQB:SCTFF) is pleased to provide the following updates on the Company's Cobalt and Lithium properties.
Experts Corner
Jason Zweig: Still Wrong on Gold
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
Jason Zweig, who a year ago called Gold a “pet rock” is doubling down. He reiterates his belief, albeit a misguided one that Gold is a pet rock and justifies it with the usual anti gold bug propaganda. Unfortunately, Zweig along with many gold-bashers and ironically some...
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Interview with Rick Rule: The Sprott Natural Resource Symposium
by Allen M. Alper Jr.

The Sprott Natural Resource Symposium is coming up later this month. I talked with Rick Rule about: current market opportunities, the companies attending the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium, why Sprott is interested in these high potential juniors, and why everyone interested in the resource sector should attend.
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Gold More Productive Than Cash?!
by Axel Merk, Merk Investments
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
by Allen Alper Jr.
One of the big problems speculators and resource plays have is company comes up with a big intersection -- one hundred meters of -- four and a half percent zinc, four and a half percent lead ... What does it mean?
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Money Metals Issues 2016 Gold/Silver Forecast
by Clint Siegner, Money Metals Exchange
Clint Siegner is a Director at Money Metals Exchange, the national precious metals company named 2015 "Dealer of the Year" in the United States by an independent global ratings group. A graduate of Linfield College in Oregon, Siegner puts his experience in business management along with his passion for personal liberty, limited government, and honest money into the development of Money Metals' brand and reach. This includes writing extensively on the bullion markets and their intersection with policy and world affairs.
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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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