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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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Marathon Gold Corporation (TSX: MOZ) Advances Valentine Lake Gold Project Located in Mining-Friendly Newfoundland with Drilling in Preparation for PEA Study
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Phil Walford has excellent experience and is a strong professional geologist and he has a very capable team. Marathon Gold Corporation (TSX: MOZ) is currently completing drilling on the Valentine Lake project located in Newfoundland as they prepare to begin a formal PEA study. Initial results are promising.
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Focus Graphite (TSX: FMS) Plans to Mine and to Produce Graphite and Graphite Products with Advancements of its Lac Knife Project in Quebec
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC


Focus Graphite (TSX: FMS) is currently in plans to mine and build a production facility to produce graphite and lithium battery options in the future. Focus Graphite has an expert team led by the vision and guidance of Gary Economo. Focus has one of highest grade graphite deposits and is projected to be a low cost producer in mine friendly Quebec.
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CanAlaska Uranium (TSXV: CVV) Targets High Grade Uranium in their Extensive Uranium Rich Holdings in Mining-Friendly Athabasca Basin
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC


CanAlaska Uranium (TSXV: CVV) is currently working on additional exploration of their holdings in the Athabasca Basin, which is known for its vast uranium assets. CanAlaska has identified large unconformity targets while also finding surface showings of high grade uranium in the eastern side of their holdings. CanAlaska has partnerships with major international companies and a strong successful management team. Their extensive uranium holdings present a good opportunity for the value of the Company to increase as uranium prices rise, and as drilling progresses on their targets.
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Rockex Mining (CSE: RXM) Corp Announces Stellar Results on Lake St. Joseph Iron Ore Project in Canada
by By Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allen-alper-84432231


Rockex Mining (CSE: RXM) just announced world-class results on their Lake St. Joseph iron ore project. It has a $9.4 billion Net Present Value with a 6% discount rate or a $6.6 Billion Net Present Value with an 8% discount rate, a 22.5% Internal Rate of Return (pre-tax) and a 3.7 year pay back with an Initial Investment of $3.772 Billion (not including sustaining capital). Mr. Armando Plastino, President and CEO, has a great background for moving Rockex towards production. He and his team are doing an amazing job securing near and long term financing for Rockex to advance the project.
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Nautilus Minerals (TSX: NUS) Advances Sea Floor Mining Project with High Grades of Copper and Gold in New Guinea
by Dr. Allen Alper


Nautilus Minerals (TSX: NUS) is a pioneer in developing deep-water mining in New Guinea, offering extremely high grades of copper and gold. It is the first company to explore the seafloor, commercially, for massive sulphide systems, a potential source of high grade copper, gold, zinc and silver.
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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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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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Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX: AVL, OTCQX: AVLNF, formerly Avalon Rare Metals Inc.), is an Emerging Producer of Lithium for Battery Markets
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC


Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX: AVL, OTCQX: AVLNF), is a diversified specialty metals and minerals company with three advanced projects offering investors exposure to a broad range of the critical materials needed for clean technology. Avalon is now focused on its Separation Rapids Lithium Project to take advantage of the growing demand for high purity lithium chemicals in energy storage. Avalon is an established player in the lithium space with an advanced project and an experienced management team. Investors interested in lithium equities should give Avalon a close look.
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NovaCopper Inc. (NYSE-MKT, TSX: NCQ) Works toward Prefeasibility Study on Very High Grade Copper and Polymetallic Arctic Deposit Located in Alaska
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC


NovaCopper Inc. (NYSE-MKT, TSX: NCQ) is focused on exploring and developing the Ambler mining district in Northwestern Alaska. NovaCopper is currently working toward a prefeasibility study on its most advanced project – the very high-grade polymetallic Arctic deposit. Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, President and CEO of NovaCopper and Founder, President, and CEO of NOVAGOLD from1997 to 2012, and his team have an amazing high grade property, well financed and with excellent corporate values. NovaCopper enjoys a very good relationship and cooperation with local communities through its agreement with NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., a Regional Alaska Native Corporation.
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Flinders Resources LTD (TSXV:FDR) Manufacturing Refractory Grade Graphite and Developing a Graphite Product to Provide New Source for Battery Needs in Europe and North America
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC


Flinders Resources (TSX:FDR) is in a great position being one of only two graphite producers in the EU supplying the graphite market in Europe. The company has a large high grade and quality graphite resource, fully operational mine and processing facility, and a proven and experienced management team. They have been producing refractory grade graphite (94% purity) at their 100% owned Woxna mine and processing facility in Sweden. Currently they are working on growing their business model to produce high purity graphite to the automotive battery sector. Blair Way, CEO of Flinders Resources and his team have achieved 99.9% purity and are working with battery and automotive manufactures to develop and qualify their product.
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Sierra Metals (TSX: SMT) Expands Production and Exploration at Yauricocha, Bolivar and Cusi Mines Located in Mining-Friendly Peru and Mexico
by Dr. Allen Alper


Sierra Metals (TSX: SMT), is an historic low cost producer of base and precious metals. It has strong leadership and financial position with high liquidity and cash flows. It also has three properties located in Peru and Mexico. It is currently looking to expand production and exploration to improve their profitability and production levels
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African Gold Group (TSX: AGG) Advances Mali-Based Kobada Gold Project with Completed Economic Assessment
by Dr. Allen Alper


African Gold Group (TSX: AGG) is currently advancing the Kobada gold project located in Mali, with a completed economic assessment and plans to pursue equity and debt financing. Data indicates that the Kobada Gold project will have a low CAPEX and OPEX with a 511,000 ounce gold reserve.
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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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Augyva Mining Resources Inc. Files Condensed Interim Financial Statements for the Three Months Ended May 31, 2016
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Augyva Mining Resources Inc. ("Augyva") today announced that it has filed condensed interim financial statements for the three months ended May 31, 2016. The statements together with the Management Discussion and Analysis can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and on the company's website at www.augyvamining.com.
Agnico Eagle Reports Second Quarter 2016 Operating and Financial Results; Operations Continue to Deliver Strong Performance; Positive Guidance Revision; Further Reduction in Net Debt; And Dividend Increased by 25%

Stock Symbol: AEM (NYSE and TSX)
(All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted)

TimkenSteel Announces Second-Quarter 2016 Results
CANTON, Ohio, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TimkenSteel (NYSE: TMST, timkensteel.com), a leader in customized alloy steel products and services, today reported second-quarter net sales of $223.1 million and a net loss of $10.5 million or minus 24 cents per share. This compares with a net loss of $24.3 million or minus 54 cents per share in the same quarter last year.
Titanium Corporation Makes Submission to the Federal/Provincial Working Group on Clean Technology, Innovation and Jobs
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Titanium Corporation Inc. (the "Company" or "Titanium") (TSX VENTURE:TIC) is pleased to announce that the Company has made a submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada's Working Group on Clean Technology, Innovation and Jobs. The Federal/Provincial working group is focusing on options for stimulating economic growth, creating jobs and driving innovation across all sectors to support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The purpose of the Government consultation is to develop ideas and policies that will enable Canada to both protect the environment and grow the economy.
Hyperloop One Announces Opening Of Hyperloop One Metalworks
LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperloop One today announced the opening of Hyperloop One Metalworks, the first Hyperloop manufacturing plant in the world. Hyperloop One Metalworks, a 105,000 square foot tooling and fabrication plant in North Las Vegas, Nevada will house Hyperloop One engineers, machinists and welders who will build and test many of the components going into DevLoop, the full-system Hyperloop prototype, which will be tested in early 2017. The site will also house a new Transponics® test lab, which will continue to innovate on the propulsion system that launches a Hyperloop vehicle to high speeds.
High Strength Steel Market by Type, by End User, by Region - Global Forecast to 2021
NEW YORK, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The high strength steels market is projected to reach USD 21.17 billion by 2021"
The global high strength steels market was valued at USD 14.27 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 21.17 billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2016 to 2021. The increasing applicability of high strength steels across varied end-use industries, technological advancements, and the growing demand of high strength steels in the Asia-Pacific region are driving the high strength steels market.

The dual phase steels segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period
Dual phase is the fastest-growing segment of the high strength steels market by type, in terms of value. These steels offer outstanding strength. They are widely used in the automotive end-use industry. Some of the major advantages of dual phase steels are that they have high tensile strength, excellent cold workability, and good weldability.

Automotive is the largest end-use industry of the high strength steels market
The automotive segment is the largest segment of the global HSS market, by end-use industry. High strength steels are fuel efficient as it is lightweight in nature. HSS also provides safety owing to its strength, and emits minimum amount of CO2. Due to these added benefits of HSS, conventional steel is likely to be replaced by HSS in the automotive industry.

Asia-Pacific is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period
Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing region for the high strength steels market, globally. The region's growing industrialization and infrastructural developments offer enormous opportunities for the high strength steels market. In addition, the increasing middle class population, which has led to urbanization and rise in the manufacturing sector, drives the demand of high strength steels in this region.

BREAKDOWN OF PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS PROFILE:
By Company Type: Tier 1 - 20 %, Tier 2 - 30%, and Tier 3 - 50%
By Designation: C-Level - 30%, Director-Level - 10%, and Others - 60%
By Region: NA - 25%, EU - 20%, APAC -40%, SA -10% and MEA - 5%

As a part of qualitative analysis, the research provides a comprehensive review of the major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and regulations. It also discusses competitive strategies adopted by market players across different regions. The companies profiled in this report are Arcelor Mittal (Luxembourg), United States Steel Corporation (U.S.), Voestalpine AG (Austria), SSAB (Sweden), Shandong Steel Group (China), SAIL (India), Tata Steels (India), Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Japan), POSCO (South Korea), Baosteel Group (China), Severstal JSC (Russia), ThyssenKrupp AG (Germany), and others.

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Alset Completes Trenching and Channel Sampling at Champion Graphite
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Alset Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ION) ("Alset" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the completion of a trenching program at their Champion graphite property. The program was designed to expose areas of interest where the Company previously identified flake graphite that graded from 1.7% to 8.98% carbon (See PR dated May 25, 2016). Mapping of the trenches has been completed and has confirmed the presence of disseminated to semi-massive sections of flake graphite. A total of 226m of channel sampling has been collected and sent to Activation Laboratories for analyses. The exposed bedrock will also allow for mini-bulk samples for metallurgical purposes after the initial results have been received and compiled.
Teck Announces Retirement of Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Analysis
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) ("Teck") announced today that Greg Waller, Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Analysis, will retire mid-2017.
Rainmaker Reports Major Expansion of Its Sarcobatus Flats, Nevada, Lithium Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Rainmaker Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RIR) ("Rainmaker") is pleased to announce a substantial increase to its land holdings at its Sarcobatus Flats, NV lithium property. The staking of an additional 186 placer claims, expanding the total land holdings to 234 claims (4680 acres, 1967 ha), represents a nearly five-fold increase.
USW Members Vote to Ratify New Contract with National Grid
MILFORD, Mass., July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday, July 26, to ratify a new two-year contract with National Grid.
KWG Retains CANARAIL
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - KWG Resources Inc. (CSE:KWG)(FRANKFURT:KW6) ("KWG") is pleased to announce that it has engaged CANARAIL Consultants Inc. to provide the specialized professional services and data that will be required of KWG as the client, for the completion of a rail feasibility study for the Ring of Fire project proposed by China Railway First Survey & Design Institute Group Co. Ltd. ('FSDI') as the contractor.
Steel Industry Teams Up For Material Transparency
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), has compiled a comprehensive list of industry-wide Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for steel building products. These EPDs summarize the results of a life cycle assessment (LCA) for specific steel products in the construction industry to describe their potential environmental impacts.
Genesis Metals Outlines Work Programs for Chevrier Gold Project
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - Genesis Metals Corp (TSX VENTURE: GIS) ("Genesis" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the details of upcoming work programs for the 100% owned Chevrier gold project (the "Project") near Chibougamau, Quebec.
Sphinx Appoints Francois Biron to Board of Directors
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Blair Rubber Creates Cost-Saving Lining for Mining Industry
SEVILLE, Ohio, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Blair Rubber Co., the world's leading supplier of high performance, corrosion-resistant rubber linings, released Enduraflex(TM) VE210TN, a natural rubber lining designed for mining.
Altitude Resources Inc.: Palisades Project Update
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) -
New Colombia Resources' Sannabis to Work With CORPROPAZ to Develop Hemp Projects in Post Conflict Zones of Colombia
BARRANQUILLA, COLOMBIA--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2016) - New Colombia Resources, Inc. (OTC PINK: NEWC), a Colombian company listed in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Sannabis SAS, their Medical Marijuana joint venture, will work with CORPROPAZ to develop hemp fields in 5 different areas of Colombia for a pilot program to create new hemp industries in post conflict zones. CORPROPAZ (Promoters of Peace Corporation) is a nonprofit organization whose objective is support of sustainable peace through investment in productive projects focused on vulnerable populations that result from the conflict in Colombia.
Fortune 100 Global Auto Company Converts Mid-west Factory to MagneGas2® as Exclusive Metal Working Fuel
TAMPA, Florida, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Contura Energy Completes Acquisition of Core Coal Assets
BRISTOL, Tenn., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Contura Energy, Inc. today announced its acquisition of certain core coal assets from Alpha Natural Resources in connection with Alpha's successful restructuring.
New Millennium Iron Corp. Announces Quebec Government's Award of Financial Contribution to Tata Steel Minerals Canada's Direct Shipping Ore Project
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 26, 2016) - New Millennium Iron Corp. ("NML" or the "Company") (TSX:NML) today announced the award of a financial contribution of $175 million by the Québec Government ("Government") to Tata Steel Minerals Canada ("TSMC"), in which NML has a minority interest, in support of TSMC's direct shipping ore ("DSO") project.
United States Steel Corporation Declares Dividend
PITTSBURGH, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of five cents per share on U. S. Steel Common Stock. The dividend is payable September 10, 2016, to stockholders of record at the close of business August 10, 2016.
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