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Interview with Mark Smith, President and CEO of NioCorp (TSX.V - NB, OTCQX: NIOBF, FSE: BR3) Advancing the Elk Creek Niobium-Scandium-Titanium Project in Southeast Nebraska, USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Savary Gold Corp. (V.SCA) is focused on the exploration and development of its Karankasso gold Project located in Burkina Faso within an emerging gold camp in the prolific Houndé Gold Belt. The project's first resource estimate last November was just under 700,000 ounces, at 2.28 grams of gold per ton. According to Don Dudek, President and CEO of Savary Gold, Burkina has been a fairly good jurisdiction that has seen a lot of new investment, with quite competitive costs for exploration drilling services. The project has good upside potential with discovery of several new gold-bearing trends. Exploration drilling expected to resume in Q2/16.
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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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Interview with Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner of McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX, TSX: MUX)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


GLOBEX Mining Enterprises Inc. is a TSX, Frankfurt and OTCQX-listed Corporation with a huge highly diversified North American portfolio of over 130 mid-stage exploration, development and royalty properties containing precious, base and specialty metals and minerals. According to Jack Stoch, director, president, and CEO of GLOBEX, they are basically a mineral bank that owns all these properties and has no debt. GLOBEX seeks to create shareholder value by acquiring mineral properties, enhancing them and either exploring, optioning or joint venturing them, developing them to production, or in some cases selling projects outright.
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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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Technology Investment Priorities in Mining in Asia-Pacific 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsis
Overall trends in the data revealed:

- Over 60% of mines have already invested in tire monitoring fleet management shift optimization energy management predictive maintenance and environmental monitoring technologies.

- The greatest increases in penetration over the last two years have been in real-time video training and environmental monitoring technologies.

- UAVs/drones currently have the lowest penetration of the technologies examined with only 17% of mines having invested to date however a significant increase is expected over the next two years.

- The commodity sector expected to have the greatest increase in technology penetration over the next 2 years is the precious metals sector whilst India offers the best opportunities for vendors as does the largest company segment with revenues greater than US$10 billion.

- Surpac is by far the most used software nominated by 29% of the mines. This was followed by Minex with 15% and MineScape with 10%.

Summary
This report provides a detailed analysis of investment intentions across different areas of technology in the Asia-pacific industry. The analysis is based upon Timetric's survey of over 110 mine general maintenance and procurement managers including other mine-site and corporate decision-makers. The focus is on what technologies mines currently have and in which technologies they are planning to invest over the next two years.

Areas of analysis include:

- Mining companies' intentions for investments in the coming two years across a range of mine-site technologies including UAVs/drones remote control/machine automation tire monitoring collision avoidance/proximity detection energy management and predictive maintenance.

- Comparisons of investment intentions across segments including four commodity groups three mine types five mine-size categories and company revenues.

- Comparison of the penetration of technologies in 2014 with current investment levels.

- Specific insight into the software platforms each mine site is using across five different mine departments outlining details of market leaders and their software products.

Scope
The report is based on responses from a survey of over 110 senior decision makers at operating mines in Asia-Pacific, responsible for the purchase of equipment for plant and mine operations, along with its consumables and services. Survey respondents came from 8 different countries including: India, Indonesia and the Philippines. This included four different commodity groups and a range of surface and underground mining operations.

Reasons To Buy
- Understand which technologies have and are attracting the most investment and how this varies by commodity group mine type and size global company revenue and country.

- Target the segments with the greatest opportunity for your technology products and services.

- Segment the market according to those fully invested and those planning to make new investments into each technology.

Key Highlights
- Over 60% of mines have already invested in tire monitoring fleet management shift optimization energy management predictive maintenance and environmental monitoring technologies.

- The greatest increases in penetration over the last two years have been in real-time video training and environmental monitoring technologies.

- The technologies with the greatest increases in penetration over the next two years are UAVs/drones and remote control equipment/machine automation with 40% and 39% respectively.

- UAVs/drones currently have the lowest penetration of the technologies examined with only 17% of mines having invested to date however a significant increase is expected over the next two years.

- The commodity sector expected to have the greatest increase in technology penetration over the next 2 years is the precious metals sector whilst India offers the best opportunities for vendors as does the largest company segment with revenues greater than US$10 billion.

- Surpac is by far the most used software nominated by 29% of the mines. This was followed by Minex with 15% and MineScape with 10%.
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PolyMet Submits Air Quality Permit Application to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 24, 2016) - PolyMet Mining Corp. (TSX:POM) (NYSE MKT:PLM) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Poly Met Mining, Inc. (together "PolyMet" or the "Company") submitted its air quality permit application to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, marking another step forward for the NorthMet Project.
InZinc Files to Extend Warrants
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 24, 2016) - InZinc Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:IZN) ("InZinc" or the "Company") reports that it will file with the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") documents to effect an extension of the expiry date of up to 4,513,700 share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") originally issued in connection with two non-brokered private placements (the "Placements") that closed on August 29, 2014 (3,333,400 units) and September 30, 2014 (5,694,000 units). Each unit in both Placements consisted of one share and one half share purchase warrant. The original terms of the Placements specified that each Warrant was exercisable into one common share (a "Warrant Share") of the Company at a price of $0.30 per Warrant Share until August 29, 2016 and September 29, 2016, respectively. The Company wishes to extend the original expiry date of the Warrants for an additional 12 months as to 1,666,700 Warrants from August 29, 2016 to August 29, 2017 and 2,847,000 Warrants from September 29, 2016 to September 29, 2017, subject to Exchange acceptance. There are no other proposed changes to the terms of the Warrants.
Steelworkers Host World's Top Mine Rescue Specialists
SUDBURY,ON, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers (USW) will host an appreciation dinner Thursday for mine rescue workers from around the world, becoming the first trade union sponsor of the International Mines Rescue Competition.
Freudenberg Xpress Introduces New Capabilities and Materials to Better Serve Customers
MILAN, Ohio, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 10-year anniversary of its establishment in Milan, Ohio, Freudenberg Xpress has upped its game on behalf of customers through a growing investment in new process capabilities and the use of an exclusive, new high- performance polyurethane material.
Pacific Ridge Announces Acquisition of Nevada Gold-Silver Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 24, 2016) - Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PEX) ("Pacific Ridge" or the "Company") reports that it has acquired an option to earn a 100% interest in the Poker Brown gold-silver project, Nevada. Poker Brown is road accessible and located 190 km from Reno, in Pershing County, Nevada. The target is a large, bulk tonnage, heap leachable gold deposit. Numerous gold mines and advanced projects are located within an 80 km radius of the property, including Hycroft, Rosebud, Florida Canyon (12 km east of Poker Brown, recently acquired by Rye Patch Gold Corp.), Standard, Rochester, Relief Canyon, Majuba Hill, Wilco and Trinidad.
Nevada Exploration Inc. Establishes Geologic Context for Gold in Groundwater at the South Grass Valley Project and Stakes Additional Claims
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 24, 2016) - Nevada Exploration Inc. ("NGE" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NGE)(OTCQX:NVDEF) is pleased to announce that it has completed mapping, range front sampling and geophysical data reduction on its wholly-owned South Grass Valley Project establishing a favorable geologic context for its previously announced gold in groundwater chemistry anomaly and has added another 232 new claims covering 19.4 km2 (7.5 mi2) to its South Grass Valley land position. With the addition of these new claims to its current land holdings, NGE now controls 22.1 km2 (8.5 mi2) at the Project.
Bellhaven Announces Paul Zweng as CEO and Chairman of the Board
Miliagros "Millie" Paredes Appointed COO in Addition to her Current Role as President
Otis Elevators Selected for New Hilton Hotel in Xiamen
TIANJIN, China, Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Curio - A Collection by Hilton(TM) hotel being built in Xiamen will incorporate 24 energy-efficient Otis Gen2(® )elevators to help deliver luxurious hospitality to guests enjoying one of southeast China's best tourist cities. Otis, the world's leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Erdene Provides Update on Gold Projects in Mongolia
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 23, 2016) - Erdene Resource Development Corp. (TSX:ERD) ("Erdene" or "Company"), is pleased to provide an update on its 100%-owned Bayan Khundii Gold Project ("Bayan Khundii") and Altan Nar Gold-Polymetallic Project ("Altan Nar"). In advance of the resumption of drilling in September 2016, the Company has been carrying out extensive technical studies on the styles and controls of gold mineralization at both Bayan Khundii and Altan Nar, as well as various studies and projects related to the anticipated development of the district.
Silver Range Acquires Projects Near Proposed Nunavut Road
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 23, 2016) - Silver Range Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: SNG) ("Silver Range") announces that it has acquired the Happy Thought and Grumpy targets near a new proposed road in western Nunavut.
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Neah Power Systems Wins U. S. Department of Energy Grant for Lithium Metal Battery
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Crystal Peak Minerals Inc. Announces Grant of Stock Options
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 23, 2016) - Crystal Peak Minerals Inc. ("Crystal Peak" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CPM)(OTCQX:CPMMF) announced today that it has granted options to purchase common shares of the Company ("options") to directors, consultants, and employees. Crystal Peak granted an aggregate of 2,515,937 options to directors of the Company; an aggregate of 600,000 options to consultants to Crystal Peak and to the Company's subsidiary; and an aggregate of 300,000 options to employees of the Company's subsidiary.
Dynasty Provides an Operation and Corporate Update
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 23, 2016) - Dynasty Metals & Mining Inc. ("Dynasty" or the "Company") (TSX:DMM)(OTCQX:DMMIF) wishes to provide a brief operations and corporate update.
Danaher to Present At Vertical Research Partners Industrial Conference
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Daniel L. Comas, will be presenting at the Vertical Research Partners Industrial Conference in Westbrook, Connecticut on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10:15 a.m. ET.
Amlan International Launches NeoPrime(TM) to Improve Performance in Nursery Pigs
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2016) - Amlan International announces the launch of NeoPrime™, a new intestinal and immunity primer for weaning and post-weaning piglets. In clinical and farm usage studies, NeoPrime consistently delivered the equivalent of 5% more pig at finish due to combined improvements in feed conversion and weight gain.
DIPRA Appoints Tom Holliman as Western Regional Engineer
GOLDEN, Colo., Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas R. Holliman, PE, as regional engineer in the western continental states as well as Hawaii and Alaska. Holliman brings more than 35 years of experience in planning, management, operations and consulting in water and wastewater engineering services.
Liberals Abandon U.S. Steel Pensioners, Workers
HAMILTON, ON, Aug. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The federal Liberal government's "deafening silence" is sending a resounding message to 20,000 U.S. Steel Canada retirees suffering from the elimination of their crucial health benefits, the United Steelworkers (USW) says.
KWG and China Railway FSDI Ink Strategic Cooperation Agreement - FSDI to Complete Conditional Bankable Feasibility Study
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 22, 2016) - KWG Resources Inc. (CSE:KWG)(FRANKFURT:KW6) ("KWG") announces that it has entered a Framework Strategic Cooperation Agreement with China Railway First Survey & Design Institute Group Co., Ltd. ("FSDI"). Pursuant to the Strategic Cooperation Agreement, the parties have also executed a Conditional Bankable Feasibility Study Consultation Service Agreement ("BFSCS"). Under terms of the BFSCS the parties have agreed on the deliverables and timetable for FSDI to complete a Conditional Bankable Feasibility Study on a railroad from the mineral properties in Ontario's Ring of Fire to a junction with the CN Railroad at Exton, Ontario.
Action Needed to Regain Canada's Leadership in Mineral Exploration and Mining
WINNIPEG, MB--(Marketwired - August 22, 2016) - Canada's mineral exploration and mining industry is asking Energy and Mines Ministers, currently in Winnipeg for their 73rd annual conference, to work on tackling several challenges that have resulted in Canada dropping to second place behind Australia as the most desirable mining destination in the world.
Mantaline Corporation Adds New Facility for Injection Molding and Thermoplastic Extrusion
HIRAM, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mantaline Corporation has expanded its manufacturing capabilities by adding a new facility in Hiram, OH. This addition, aptly named the Thermoplastic Extrusion and Injection Molding Innovation Center, enables the company to address a new set of requirements residing within the current customer base as well as creating a platform for growth.
AK Steel Introduces NEXMET(TM) Family of Next Generation High Strength Steels
WEST CHESTER, OH--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2016) - AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) announced today it is launching NEXMET™, an innovative family of high strength steels for use in automotive lightweighting applications. These products are specifically designed to assist automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in meeting 2025 U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) targets.
New Dimension Resources Commences Ground Exploration Program at Savant Lake Gold Project, Northwestern Ontario
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 22, 2016) - New Dimension Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:NDR) (the "Company" or "New Dimension") is pleased to announce that its Board has approved a program and budget to conduct surface investigations on 18 priority targets identified from a recent VTEM (Versatile Time Domain Electro Magnetic) airborne geophysical survey of the Savant Lake gold project (the "Property"), located approximately 240 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Click on the following link to view a map depicting the locations of the targets identified from the VTEM: Savant Lake Project high potential anomalies.
Orezone Bombore Project Resource Revision
OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - August 22, 2016) - Orezone Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE: ORE) announces that preliminary results from the ongoing Bomboré Project resource estimation, performed by Roscoe Postle Associates (RPA) in Toronto, Ontario, indicates that the tonnage and gold ounces contained in the previous 2013 Bomboré oxidized measured and indicated resource may be reduced by approximately 30% with the resulting tonnage remaining at a similar average grade. The 2013 Bomboré fresh rock (sulphide) resource may also be reduced by a similar amount or less. As a result, the 2013 Resource Update and the 2015 Feasibility Study NI 43-101 Technical Report of the Bomboré Gold Project should no longer be relied upon and are withdrawn by the Company.
Detour Gold Re-Purchases $60 Million of Convertible Notes
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 22, 2016) - Detour Gold Corporation (TSX:DGC) ("Detour Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has repurchased $60 million of convertible notes for an aggregate purchase price (including principal and premium) of $62.1 million, plus accrued and unpaid interest of $0.7 million. All amounts are in U.S. dollars.
Cyprium Mining announces oxide zinc assays results averaging 30.2%
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Kibaran Resources Ltd (ASX:KNL) Begins Studies on Expanding Epanko Graphite Project by 50%
Kibaran Resources Ltd (ASX:KNL), ('Kibaran' or the 'Company') is pleased to announce that it has started studies on expanding its Epanko Graphite Project in Tanzania.
Champion Iron Limited Announces Annual General Meeting Voting Results
MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - August 19, 2016) - Champion Iron Limited (ASX: CIA) (TSX: CIA) ("Champion") advises that at an Annual General Meeting of the company's shareholders (the "Meeting") which was held in Montreal, Quebec on August 18, 2016, the following resolutions were passed by the requisite majorities by a vote by way of show of hands as follows:
Pacific Ridge Exploration Update
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 19, 2016) - Pacific Ridge Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PEX) ("Pacific Ridge" or the "Company") provides an update on its 2016 field exploration programs.
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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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