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PDAC Offers Comprehensive Investors Exchange Area During Upcoming Toronto-Based Event
by Allen Alper Jr.


The PDAC International Convention (www.pdac.ca), will be held from March 6-9, 2016, with a focus on the investors’ exchange.
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Vital Metals (ASX: VML) Takes 100% Control of Watershed Tungsten Project in Australia with Permitting Completed
by Dr. Allen Alper


With JOGMEC forfeiting 30% interest, Vital Metals has recently gained 100% control of their Watershed tungsten project, located in mining friendly Australia, and Vital Metals is commencing discussions with new project development partners. Their optimization of the flotation process is projected to reduce Capex and Opex. They are currently working on advancing the project to production. Many analysts are forecasting that the demand for tungsten will increase and that there will be a supply deficit.
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Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) Revolutionizes Lithium Recovery with New Process, Currently Working in Europe and Australia
by Dr. Allen Alper


Under the excellent leadership of Managing Director Adrian Griffin, Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) found a way to recover lithium more easily. They are using a process they developed with a past project, and are now working in Europe and Australia to recover lithium more efficiently from mica.
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Largo Resources (TSX.V: LGO) Secures Financing to Allow Advancement of the World’s Highest Grade Vanadium Project in South America
by Dr. Allen Alper


Largo Resources (TSX: LGO), with world class vanadium projects in South America and Canada, has now secured financing that will allow them to continue to develop their assets. Mark Smith, President and CEO, has been with Largo Resources since April 2015. He and his technical team are now achieving the greatest vanadium recoveries of any mine in the world and are on track to be one of the lowest cost producers.
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Seabridge Gold Advances KSM Project in British Columbia to Largest Undeveloped Gold Reserve in the World
by Allen Alper Jr.


Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA) is currently advancing the KSM project, the largest undeveloped documented gold/copper reserve in the world at this time. It is located in northwestern British Columbia. Rudi Fronk and his team have done an amazing job exploring and defining this huge gold /copper project, in mine- friendly British Columbia, with low share dilution. He is positioning the project for a joint venture with a major mining company.
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SNL Metals & Mining report: The State of the Copper-Producing Industry
by Nick Wright SNL Metals and Mining

The SNL Metals & Mining Research Group has just released Copper Discoveries, 1990-2014, the third of seven planned reports from its 2015 Strategies for Copper Reserves Replacement study, which analyzes reserves replacement by copper-producing companies worldwide, based on data found in SNL Metals & Mining's databases and through direct contact with major copper-producing companies.
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Stan Bharti, Forbes & Manhattan Founder Shares Expertise on State of the Market, Positions Company for Growth


Stan Bharti Founder of Forbes & Manhattan (a private merchant bank headquartered in Toronto) and his exceptional team have had outstanding accomplishments and return on their investments in the last ten years. Stan Bharti provides his analysis on the state of the marketing sector as well as his philosophy for growth.
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Largo Resources (TSX: LGO) Produces Vanadium for Steel Manufacturers at the World’s Highest Grade Vanadium Project, Maracás Menchen Mine in Brazil
by Dr. Allen Alper


Largo Resources (TSX: LGO), flagship vanadium project in Brazil, is now producing vanadium that will benefit the steel and battery industries as they continue to expand the facility. It will become the highest grade, highest quality and lowest cost vanadium project in the world.
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CRONIMET Mining Power Solutions Offers Energy Solutions to Off-Grid Mines in Africa and Other Remote Areas


CRONIMET Mining Power Solutions Offers Energy Solutions to Off-Grid Mines in Africa and Other Remote Areas
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Hazelwood Resources Ltd (ASX: HSZ) Advances Tungsten Resource Projects in Australia and Achieves Ferrotungsten Production in Vietnam with Sales to Asian Markets
by Dr. Allen Alper


Hazelwood Resources (ASX: HSZ), with projects in Australia and Vietnam, is currently pursuing site development and enjoying production at their Vietnam facility.
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CM Furnaces Exhibited at the 2014 PM World Congress to Demonstrate Versatile High-Temperature Furnaces and Technology
by Dr. Allen Alper


CM Furnaces, a privately held company that focuses on the development of high-temperature furnaces serving the following industries: refractory metals, lighting, wire, glass, ceramics, fiber optics, powdered metallurgy, metal injection molding, ceramic injection molding, and nuclear fuels. CM Furnaces also manufactures high temperature furnaces for basic research and development, Universities and for the national laboratories. CM Furnaces recently exhibited their technology at the 2014 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials.
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MPIF award winning Powder Metallurgy parts announced at PM2014

Winning parts in the Metal Powder Industry Federation (MPIF) 2014 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition were announced at the PM2014 World Congress, Orlando, USA, May 18-22.
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Largo Resources’(TSX: LGO) World’s Premier High-Grade Low-Cost Vanadium Project in Brazil will be in Production the Q1 2014
by Dr. Allen Alper


Largo Resources (TSX: LGO), with the benefit of a large high-grade low cost vanadium project in Brazil, is currently focusing their efforts on commissioning the project in Q1 2014.
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Nordgold (LSE: NORD) Makes Significant Progress in Increasing Gold Production and Efficiency During 2013
by Allen Alper.


Nordgold (LSE: NORD), with 9 gold mines in several emerging markets, has spent 2013 working on increasing their production and efficiency to combat challenging global gold markets.
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Australia Minerals and Mining Group Ltd.’ (ASX: AKA) Ric Dawson Tells of Innovative Technology that Could Generate Huge Cash Flow from High Purity Alumia
by Dr. Allen Alper and Aaron Hoos


In the resource mining industry, where the job is to get minerals out of the ground and process them, innovation tends to focus on how efficiently that job is done. The faster explorers can find a deposit and the faster that a producer can mine it, the better.
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Radisson Mining (TSX: RDS), Advances the O’Brien Gold Project in the World Renown Historic Mining Camp on the Cadillac Fault in Mining-Friendly Quebec
by Dr. Allen Alper


Radisson Mining (TSX: RDS), is currently working on advancing their O’Brien gold project, located in the heart of the world renown historic mining camp on the Cadillac Fault located in Canada’s Quebec. Radisson has completed PEA, has identified 94 exploration drilling targets to generate value, has very high grade and has a Capex lower than 50 million CAD.
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Peak Resources (ASX: PEK) Advances Ngualla Rare Earth Deposit toward Production with High Grades and Low Capex in Tanzania
by Dr. Allen Alper


Peak Resources (ASX: PEK), focused on their Ngualla rare earth deposit located in Tanzania, which is a high quality, low cost and low Capex project. Ngualla is very high in Neodymium and Praseodymium, which are the magnet metal rare earths. It is the world’s highest grade undeveloped project for these two metals, which are the most valuable of the rare earths. The bulk of the composition of high powered magnets is made from these two metals. The project has a very competent team that is being led by Darren Townsend.
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Forsys Metals’ (TSX: FSY) Norasa Uranium Project Poised for Construction in Namibia
by Allen Alper Jr.


Forsys Metals (TSX: FSY), is currently poised to move their Norasa uranium project forward in the mining-friendly jurisdiction of Namibia, as soon as funding can be arranged. Marcel Hilmer, the CEO of Forsys Metals and his knowledgeable team are positioning Norasa Uranium for development. It is a world class deposit in mining- friendly Namibia.
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Altech Chemicals (ASX: ATC) Set to Produce High Purity Alumina at Low Cost in Near Future
by Allen Alper Jr.


Altech Chemicals (ASX: ATC) is aiming to produce high purity alumina (99.99%) from their Meckering kaolin deposit located in Western Australia and downstream processing plant in Malaysia. High purity alumina is used in the production of LEDs and artificial sapphires.
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Almonty Industries Inc. (TSX: ALL) Is Acquiring Woulfe Mining Corp. to Create Largest Tungsten Producer in Multiple Jurisdictions
by Dr. Allen Alper


Almonty Industries Inc. (TSX: ALL), has recently announced that it intends to acquire Woulfe Mining Corp. along with Woulfe’s flagship Sangdong tungsten mine in South Korea, which will position Almonty to be the largest multi-jurisdictional tungsten producer. Lewis Black and his team have done an excellent job transforming Almonty into a low cost and rapidly growing large tungsten company. Almonty’s vision and plans are being very well executed.
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Mining financing by region, January 2013-March 2015
by Chris Galbraith

The past several years have unquestionably been particularly challenging for the mining industry. Nevertheless, in spite of hardships, the mining industry continues to attract new funding. Evaluating financings by the destinations of capital raised shows that the regional distribution is hardly static and that some clear trends can be identified in the geographical distribution of funds from January 2013 through early 2015. While the 2013-2014 periods have been relatively consistent in total funds raised for mining and exploration, 2015 has so far been off to a troubled start.
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Avalon Rare Metals (TSX and NYSE MKT: AVL) Offers Investors Exposure to Heavy Rare Earths, Tin and Lithium in their Unique Holdings in Canada
by Dr. Allen Alper


Avalon Rare Metals (TSX and NYSE MKT: AVL) is currently pursuing three advanced projects that consist of critical raw materials such as heavy rare earths, tin and lithium at several different locations in Canada. Their Nechalacho Project contains exceptional heavy rare earth enrichment. Their East Kemptville Project was North America’s only primary tin producer with a significant unmined resource awaiting renewed production. Separation Rapids is the largest undeveloped petalite deposit in the world, a unique high-purity lithium mineral used in glass-ceramics.
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Group Ten Metals (TSX-V: PGE), Pursues Platinum, Palladium and Nickel near Wellgreen Deposit in Mining-Friendly Yukon Jurisdiction
by Allen Alper Jr.


Group Ten Metals (TSX: PGE), recently changed their name to better reflect their pursuit of platinum, palladium and nickel in the Yukon area of mining-friendly Canada.
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Focus Graphite (TSX-V: FMS) Advances its Lac Knife Project in Quebec; Files its Environmental Impact Assessment, and; Moves to Close Discussions for Mine and Plant Financing


With development milestones met, Focus Graphite’s Lac Knife, Quebec graphite project is poised to move toward production in 2015. And with the submission of its Environmental and Social Impact Assessment to the Quebec Government and mine and plant financing discussions well underway, Focus has advanced its position to supply low-cost, high value battery grade graphite into the market.
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King Island Scheelite (ASX: KIS) Prepares to Reopen Dolphin Tungsten Project in Australia with Experienced Team
by Dr. Allen Alper


King Island Scheelite (ASX: KIS) is currently in preparations to reopen the historic Dolphin tungsten project located in Australia.
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Stria Lithium Accomplishes Goal of Isolating Lithium Chloride Using Environmentally Safe Process
by Allen Alper Jr.


Stria Lithium (TSX: SRA), has just announced that they have accomplished their goal of isolating lithium chloride using a new, proprietary process that is not only environmentally friendly, but provides the highest grades possible.
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Cronimet Mining Power Solutions Provides Innovative Solutions for Companies that Need Access to Affordable Power in Remote Areas
by Allen Alper.


Cronimet Mining Power Solutions is providing innovative photovoltaic cell/diesel power combinations to companies working in remote areas that need affordable power.
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Toronto’s Forbes & Manhattan Company Positioned for Success in Global Mining Markets
by Allen Alper.


Forbes & Manhattan, a private merchant bank located in Toronto, currently has holdings in multiple companies that have undervalued, yet excellent resources.
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American Manganese (TSX: AMY) Develops Artillery Peak Manganese Property in Arizona to Respond to Critical Shortages in Electrolytic Manganese Metals
by Dr Allen Alper


American Manganese (TSX: AMY), owner of the largest manganese property in the Southwestern United States, is currently pursuing the opportunity to provide electrolytic manganese dioxide and metal from their Artillery Peak property located in Arizona.
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Fortune Minerals (TSX: FT) Advances Arctos Anthracite Project in Canada with Rail Research and Environmental Permitting
by Dr. Allen Alper


Fortune Minerals (TSX: FT), is currently working on their flagship metallurgical coal project located in Canada. The Arctos project boasts anthracite coal and easy access to railway transportation.
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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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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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Global Cobalt
by Richard (Rick) Mills / Ahead of the Herd
Most of the world’s cobalt is mined in Africa and the majority of Africa’s cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC represented about 55 percent of global mine supply in 2012 and the country contains almost 50 percent of known worldwide cobalt reserves.
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Gold Price Forecast 2013, Buying Opportunity?, is Silver Cheaper?
by Nadeem Walayat
Gold and Silver bugs have had an abysmally poor 2012 against expectations for new all time highs, where a 1 year bear market from the August 2011 high into the May 2012 low failed to spark a sustained run to new all time highs. The rally from which petered out by early October at $1800, followed by another trend back to leave Gold at $1657 as per the last close, this despite reams and reams of material plastered all over the internet that hoped for an eventual return to a gold standard or "Sound Money" as being the ultimate outcome of our ongoing global debt and money printing crisis.
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Congo and Cobalt Critical
by Richard (Rick) Mills / Ahead of the herd
The U.S. Department of Energy says materials used in four clean energy technologies: wind turbines, electric vehicles, solar cells and energy efficient lighting are critical now. The American Physical Society's Panel on Public Affairs and the Materials Research Society coined the term "energy critical element" to describe elements that are essential to one or more of the new energy-related technologies.
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At the Hard Assets Conference in San Francisco, Al Korelin Tells Us where He Likes To Invest
by Allen Alper. and Aaron Hoos
Some investors choose to invest based on news; others choose to invest based on the type of asset that a company has; still others choose to invest based on the lifecycle of a mining company. So what should investors use to help them decide where to invest?
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