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Interview with Mark Ireton, CEO Noram Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: NRM, Frankfurt: N7R: GR): Preparing to Become a Lithium and Graphite Supplier to the Battery Market
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Savary Gold Corp. (V.SCA) is focused on the exploration and development of its Karankasso gold Project located in Burkina Faso within an emerging gold camp in the prolific Houndé Gold Belt. The project's first resource estimate last November was just under 700,000 ounces, at 2.28 grams of gold per ton. According to Don Dudek, President and CEO of Savary Gold, Burkina has been a fairly good jurisdiction that has seen a lot of new investment, with quite competitive costs for exploration drilling services. The project has good upside potential with discovery of several new gold-bearing trends. Exploration drilling expected to resume in Q2/16.
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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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Interview with Paul Kuhn, CEO of Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: AVU): An Excellent Junior Canadian Prospect Generator Focused on Politically Stable Regions of Europe
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


GLOBEX Mining Enterprises Inc. is a TSX, Frankfurt and OTCQX-listed Corporation with a huge highly diversified North American portfolio of over 130 mid-stage exploration, development and royalty properties containing precious, base and specialty metals and minerals. According to Jack Stoch, director, president, and CEO of GLOBEX, they are basically a mineral bank that owns all these properties and has no debt. GLOBEX seeks to create shareholder value by acquiring mineral properties, enhancing them and either exploring, optioning or joint venturing them, developing them to production, or in some cases selling projects outright.
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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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Gran Colombia Gold Resumes Normal Operations in Segovia
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (the "Company") (TSX: GCM) (OTC PINK: TPRFF) announced today that the civil situation in Segovia and Remedios in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia, has come to a peaceful conclusion following extensive discussions between representatives of the national and regional governments, the Company and the local mining collective that instigated the civil strike last week which impeded the Company's workers from safely reporting to work. To resolve the situation, the parties agreed to create a Mesa Institucional, a roundtable with representatives from all parties, to analyze and propose solutions to improve social and economic matters in Segovia and Remedios. In addition, the Company will continue its negotiations with each of the illegal mines located within the Company's mining title at its Segovia Operations to enter into contractual relations similar to those it has with 41 other mining cooperatives working within its mining title. The first set of negotiations, supported by USAID and/or the government of Antioquia acting as moderator, will commence in the second week of October with representatives of the Cogote mine.
Mining Chemicals Market Analysis By Product, By Application And Segment Forecasts To 2024
NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The global mining chemicals market is expected to reach USD 38.01 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Positive mining industry outlook in India, China, Australia, Peru, and Chile is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. The presence of abundant raw materials including rare earth metals in China, Russia, Australia, Thailand, and the U.S. is expected to facilitate exploration activities, thus propelling demand for the product.

Australia has the third largest rare earth metal reserves in the world. In Russia, companies have been investing increasingly in the development of new extraction techniques to recover uranium. These factors are likely to have a positive impact on growth. Decrease in ore quality of zinc, lead, copper, and nickel is expected to promote utilization of sophisticated technologies requiring frothers, flocculants, grinding aids, and solvent extractants.

Further key findings from the report suggest:

Grinding aids dominated the global market accounting for over 40.0% of the global market share in 2015. Grinding aids help in improvement of the extraction process and requires low maintenance. In addition, utilization of grinding aids for the mining process reduces pollution and other harmful effects on the environment. Increasing concerns regarding the cost of grinding the minerals are expected to propel utilization of grinding aids over the forecast period.

Explosives & Drilling application dominated the market in 2015 and is projected to be the fastest growing segment owing to rapid depletion of shallow surface reserves which has led to the requirement of deep surface mining activities. Moreover, mining chemicals are also utilized for the efficient breaking of rocks during mining, thereby reducing cost and saving time during mineral processing.

Asia Pacific accounted for over 40.0% market share in 2015 and is projected to witness the fastest growth on account of the rapid industrial development and increasing focus on sustainability. Market players have been investing increasingly in the mining industry in the region which is expected to have a positive impact on demand for mining chemicals.

In June 2013, BASF established its new R&D laboratory in Johannesburg, to develop new mining chemicals and product differentiation. High raw material cost coupled with high logistic cost is expected to restrain entry of new players in the industry. High capital cost is also expected to be a major restraint for the manufacturers. In addition, stringent government regulations to reduce environmental pollution are expected to have an adverse impact on the market players over the next eight years.
DIPRA Applauds House Passage of WRDA
GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) applauds the House passage of the Water Resources Development Act. DIPRA provides policymakers and the public with information on how best to update local water infrastructure.
Northern Dynasty/Pebble Partnership Cap Legal Costs to Conclude Litigation with US EPA
VANCOUVER, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX: NDM; NYSE MKT: NAK) ("Northern Dynasty" or the "Company") reports that its 100%-owned US-based Pebble Limited Partnership ("Pebble Partnership" or "PLP"), owner of southwest Alaska's Pebble Project, has capped its legal fee exposure to conclude litigation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") under the Federal Advisory Committee Act ("FACA").
U.S. Stainless Steel Bar Producers Seek Reinstatement of Two Indian Producers - Viraj Profiles and Venus Wire - Back Under Existing Antidumping Duty Order
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven U.S. stainless steel bar producers - Carpenter Technology Corporation; Crucible Industries LLC; Electralloy, a Division of G.O. Carlson, Inc.; North American Stainless; Outokumpu Stainless Bar, LLC; Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.; and Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. - announced they have filed a request for changed circumstances reviews charging that Viraj Profiles and Venus Wire Industries Pvt. Ltd. should be immediately reinstated back under the existing antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India. The U.S. producers contend that following Viraj Profiles revocation from the order in 2004 and Venus Wire's revocation from the order in 2011, those companies recently resumed dumping their stainless steel bar into the United States. The U.S. producers have alleged dumping margins ranging from 9.35 percent to 46.10 percent for Viraj Profiles and 26.68 percent to 77.83 percent for Venus Wire.
Sunset Cove Mining-Corporate Update: New Director, Issuance of Options and Property Update
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) - Sunset Cove Mining Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SSM) is pleased to inform shareholders that Mr. Roger Dahn has accepted an appointment to its Board of Directors.
Cliffs' New Labor Contract with the United Steelworkers Ratified for its Michigan and Minnesota Operations
CLEVELAND, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced today that its employees represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) at its Tilden and Empire mines in Michigan, and its United Taconite and Hibbing Taconite mines in Minnesota ratified a new 3-year labor contract. The new contract is retroactively effective from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2017 and covers approximately 2,000 USW-represented employees at Cliffs' operations.
Steelworkers Ratify Agreement with Cliffs Natural Resources
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that union members have ratified a contract with Cliffs Natural Resources covering about 2,000 workers who belong to four local unions at the company's U.S. iron ore mines. The agreement is retroactive to Oct. 1, 2015 and will expire on Oct. 1, 2018.
Global Zinc Market to Grow at a CAGR of 3.96% During the Period 2016-2020 - Research Beam
PORTLAND, Oregon, September 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Khalkos: Anomalies of Type INFINITEM 3 Detected on the Malartic Property
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) - KHALKOS EXPLORATION. ("Khalkos") (TSX VENTURE:KAS) The management of Khalkos Inc. is pleased to announce the results ground geophysics survey of type INFINITEM 3, undertaken by Abitibi Géophysique Inc. on the south portion of the Malartic property (bloc JAG and Révillard). The interpretation of results confirms the presence of two anomalies (AG-01 and AG-02) of high conductivity that could be the metallic source.
Market volatility means cash is king for mining and metals companies
Cash optimization, capital access and productivity top EY's 2016-17 business risks
CIIF 2016 Is Approaching - Event to Highlight the Transformation of Manufacturing Industry
SHANGHAI, Sept. 29, 2016 /CNW/ -- The 18th China International Industry fair (CIIF 2016) is going to be staged from November 1 to 5 2016 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). After 17 years of successful operation, the 5-day event has become a global branding fair that is the optimal manufacturing platform and the must-attended exhibition for the manufacturing industry. CIIF 2016 accommodates 8 leading international shows taking place under a single umbrella. Themed as "Innovative, Intelligent and Green", the topics coverd at CIIF 2016 include metalworking and CNC machine tools, industrial automation & IT solutions, environmental protection, energy infrastructure, energy-saving vehicles and robotics.
Hudson Defines Robust Business Plan For the Paint, Coatings and Polymer Industries With Its White Mountain Anorthosite From Greenland
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) - HUDSON RESOURCES INC. (the "Company") - (TSX VENTURE:HUD)(OTCQX:HUDRF) is pleased to announce that an independent study by Industrial Mineral Management Consulting (IMMC) of Bridgenorth, Ontario has confirmed Hudson's White Mountain anorthosite (calcium feldspar) will make an excellent mineral additive for the paint, coatings and polymer industries. Known as functional fillers or extenders, mineral additives are used for their physical properties to improve the product it is being added to. High quality functional fillers and extenders are a sought after commodity. Filler demand in the paint and coatings industry alone has been estimated to be in excess of US$2 billion (Source: Acmite Market Intelligence, Global Inorganic Filler Market, August 2015).
IDM Mining Announces Key Milestone in the Environmental Assessment of the Red Mountain Gold Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) - IDM Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:IDM) ("IDM" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the 30-day public consultation period will commence shortly for the Red Mountain Underground Project (the "Project") draft Application Information Requirements (dAIR) document. The public comment period, managed by the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), will run from October 5, 2016, to November 4, 2016, with an EAO-led public open house in Stewart on October 12, 2016. IDM will host two additional open houses in the Nisga'a communities of Gitwinksihlkw on October 13, 2016, and Gitlaxt'aamiks October 19, 2016.
American Creek Resources Provides Update on Treaty Creek, Electrum, Austruck-Bonanza, Red Tusk and Gold Hill Property Exploration
CARDSTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) - American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AMK) ("American Creek" or "the Corporation") is pleased to provide a report on the various exploration programs being conducted on several of the Corporation's British Columbia properties:
Corrosion Prevention R(Evolution)
CAMAS, Wash., Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rugged Coatings, a well-respected West Coast distributor/consultant on practical corrosion control applications, has just launched a revolutionary new product that addresses a critical oversight that exists in current corrosion control strategies. Company spokesperson Robin Wright states, "CleanWirx may well be the key to defeating metal corrosion in the 21(st) century." Non-toxic, biodegradable CleanWirx offers a revolutionary and effective approach to corrosion prevention. This unique product decontaminates surfaces, eliminating a wide spectrum of micro-contamination (i.e. sulfur, chlorine, microbials) proven to remain in surface reactive sites after conventional cleaning. CleanWirx removes mill scale, flash rust and other interference materials simply and effectively, setting the stage for true corrosion prevention.
Spanish Mountain Gold Appoints New CEO
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - Spanish Mountain Gold Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Larry Yau as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.
Noront Provides Update on Ring of Fire Development, Exploration and Closes Private Placement
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 29, 2016) - Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: NOT) is pleased to provide an update on its development in the Ring of Fire, its exploration program and the closing of a recent private placement.
Nevsun Advancing Pre-Feasibility Study with Major Drilling Program at Timok
VANCOUVER, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU) (NYSE MKT: NSU) ("Nevsun" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on the Company's Timok copper-gold project ("Timok Project") in Serbia. Since closing the acquisition of the Timok Project this past June, Nevsun has been rapidly ramping up the Upper Zone pre-feasibility study ("PFS") work. In addition, the Company, with its joint venture partner, Freeport-McMoRan, has commenced a 67,000 metre drilling program on the Lower Zone deposit to further define the deep porphyry potential.
Another successfully implemented investment project of AB Grigeo Klaipėdos Kartonas, subsidiary of AB Grigeo Grigiškės
AB Grigeo Klaipedos Kartonas was founded in 1898. It is one of the oldest companies in Lithuania, with the history closely linked to the Lithuanian business history. The company makes raw material for production of corrugated cardboard – testliner (used for outer plies of corrugated board) and fluting (liner for corrugated boards). In addition to its main activities, AB Grigeo Klaipedos Kartonas makes cardboard honeycomb core used in furniture, automotive industry, production of doors and packaging. Every year, the company expands its activities and gains the leading positions in the paper industry of the Baltic region.

         Gintautas Pangonis

HPQ: Analysis Confirms Purity as High as 99.97%, Process Demonstrates Significant Capacity to Remove Impurities Including Boron, Pathways to Higher Purity Being Implemented in New Testing Program
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) -
Galantas Advised of a Potential Extension of Judicial Review Hearing
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 29, 2016) - Galantas Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:GAL) (AIM:GAL) (the Company) is, via a Northern Ireland subsidiary, a Notice Party to a Judicial Review of its planning consent for an underground mine on its property at Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Objectivity Announces New ThingSpan Graph Analytics Capabilities
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - Objectivity, Inc. announced at Strata + Hadoop World 2016 a major new component of its ThingSpan™ graph analytics platform. This new feature makes it easier for ThingSpan users to accelerate the time-to-insight of their Big Data applications running in private clusters or in the cloud.
Worthington Industries Declares Quarterly Dividend
COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 28, 2016) -   The board of directors of Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share. The dividend is payable on December 29, 2016, to shareholders of record December 15, 2016. This marks the 196th consecutive quarter that Worthington has paid a dividend since it became a public company in 1968.
Metallic Minerals Corp. Announces Additions to Executive Management Team
VANCOUVER, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Metallic Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: MMG; US OTC: MMNGF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Craig as Executive Vice President, Scott Petsel as Vice President, Exploration, and Tim Thiessen as Chief Financial Officer.
Global Iron Ore Strategic Business Report 2016-2022: Collaborations with Steel Manufacturers - Key to Market Success - Research and Markets
DUBLIN, September 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
USW: Europtec Agrees to End Illegal Clarksburg Lockout: Union Members Return to Work Next Week with Backpay
CLARKSBURG, W.Va., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that in a settlement with Region 6 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Europtec USA, Inc. has agreed to end its illegal lockout of 29 USW Local 567 members at the company's Clarksburg glass processing plant.
Regional Support for Mining Including the Salave Project
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - Astur Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE: AST) (FRANKFURT: CDC) ("Astur" or the "Company") is pleased to provide the following update to the market.
DRA Group Holdings Appoints New CEO
For further information please contact:

Linda Dorrington
Marketing and Business Development
DRA Americas Inc.
Linda.dorrington@draglobal.com
Tel: 416-917-1664
American Mining Operations Honored for Outstanding Environmental Performance
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four U.S. coal mines and three mineral mines today won annual awards from the U.S. Department of the Interior for their outstanding environmental performance, mine reclamation accomplishments and community outreach programs.
BacTech Closes Final Tranche of Private Placement
TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Sept. 28, 2016) - BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company"), (CSE:BAC)(OTC PINK:BCCEF) today announced that it has completed a final closing for the CAD$500,000 private placement announced on May 31, 2016.
Worthington Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results
COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 28, 2016) - Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) today reported net sales of $737.5 million and net earnings of $65.6 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, for its fiscal 2017 first quarter ended August 31, 2016. Net earnings in the quarter included pre-tax restructuring charges totaling $1.3 million. The after-tax impact of these charges reduced earnings per diluted share by $0.01. In the first quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company reported net sales of $758.1 million and net earnings of $32.0 million, or $0.48 per diluted share. Net earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 included pre-tax impairment and restructuring charges totaling $6.1 million, which reduced earnings per diluted share by $0.06.
Energent, a Rodan Energy Company, Awarded OEA Emerging Company of the Year
Energent turns energy into a new competitive advantage for its customers. By enhancing visibility into its facilities and leveraging distributed energy resources, while utilizing its sophisticated energy market tools and regulatory knowledge, Energent delivers real energy intelligence. Energent's strategic energy management system delivers recurring revenue and saving opportunities and turns energy into a cost that can be managed.
Ocean Minerals, LLC Signs Agreement for Exclusive Rights to Prospect and Explore for Rare Earth Enriched Sediments in the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone
HOUSTON, TX, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Recent discoveries indicate potential new sources of rare earth elements and scandium in the deep seabed. Ocean Minerals, LLC (Ocean Minerals) has identified areas of prospective potential in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Cook Islands, and has entered into an agreement with the Cook Islands government for exclusive rights to prospect and explore these areas.
Inventus Mining Provides Exploration Update
SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 28, 2016) - Inventus Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:IVS) ("Inventus" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on exploration activities on the Pardo Joint Venture ("JV"), which is 64.5% owned by Inventus, as well as our planned activities on our 100% owned Pardo properties, and exciting developments revitalizing our investment in Canadian Continental Exploration.
TVI's 30.66% owned TVIRD to Demonstrate Full Compliance in Response to DENR's Audit Findings on Agata; Postpones PSE Listing
CALGARY, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - TVI Pacific Inc. (TSX-V: TVI) (OTC Pink: TVIPF) ("TVI" or "the Company") announces that TVI Resource Development (Phils.), Inc. ("TVIRD"), a company in which TVI has a 30.66% equity interest, has learned through a news conference held on September 27 by the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources ("DENR") that Agata Mining Ventures Incorporated ("AMVI") - a company in which TVIRD holds a 60% interest and is the operator of the Agata nickel laterite mine in Northern Mindanao, Philippines - is among 20 mining companies that have been recommended for suspension following an audit of all 41 metallic mining operations in the country.
BluMetric Awarded $1.5 Million Mining-Sector Contract
OTTAWA, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSX-V: BLM) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.5 million contract by a Northern Ontario client, to start immediately, and run until approximately July, 2017.
Teranga Gold's Scheme of Arrangement With Gryphon Receives Court Approval
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 28, 2016) - Teranga Gold Corporation ("Teranga" or the "Company") (TSX:TGZ)(ASX:TGZ) is pleased to announce that the Federal Court of Australia in Perth has today made orders approving the scheme of arrangement ("Scheme") pursuant to which Teranga will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Gryphon Minerals Limited ("Gryphon") (ASX:GRY).
World IF Steel Industry 2016-2021 Market Research Reports
PUNE, India, September 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Global Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Industry
NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes in Thousand Tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 22 companies including many key and niche players such as -

ChelPipe
JFE Steel Corporation
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
Wheatland Tube Company

Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p01139087-summary/view-report.html

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Continuous Welded Pipes and Tubes Market - An Outline II-1 Heightening Demand for Improved Water Access to Drive Demand II-2 Table 1: Global Water Demand by End-Use (in Billion m3) for Years 2013 & 2030 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3 Product Quality Gains Importance II-4 Aging Pipelines Drive Replacement Demand II-4 Improvement in Construction Spending Lends Optimism II-4 Table 2: Global Construction Market (2015P & 2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 3: Global Infrastructure Spending Estimates by Sector (2015-2030) (in US$ Trillion) II-8

Table 4: Global Infrastructure Spending Growth (2014-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8 Fire Sprinklers - An Important Market for CW Pipes II-9

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-10 Welded Pipes & Tubes..............II-10 Welding Process - Major Categories II-10 Continuous Welded Pipes..............II-11 Manufacturing Stages of Continuous Weld Pipes II-11 End-Uses of Continuous Weld Pipes II-12 End-Use Markets for Continuous Weld Pipes II-12 Water Transmission.............. II-12 Sewerage Pipelines.............. II-12 Fire Sprinklers.............. II-13 Fencing Pipes.............. II-13 Gas Pipelines.............. II-13 Agriculture Sector.............. II-13

3. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS..............II-14 ChelPipe (Russia).............. II-14 JFE Steel Corporation (Japan)..............II-14 Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Japan) II-15 Wheatland Tube Company (USA)..............II-15

4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-16 Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 6: World Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-17

Table 7: World 14-Year Perspective for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Outlook.............. III-1 Rise in Construction Sector to Generate Demand III-1 Table 8: US Construction Sector: Annual Construction Spending (in US$ Billion) for Years 2012 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 9: US Construction Sector (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Construction Spending by Residential and Non-Residential Sectors (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-2

Table 10: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2015): Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and Multi-Family Units (in '000) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-3

Table 11: Projected Growth in the US Construction Market by Sector (2015-2022) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 Wheatland Tube Company - A Major Player III-3 B.Market Analytics..............III-4 Table 12: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 13: US Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-5

2. CANADA.............. III-6 Market Analysis.............. III-6 Table 14: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 15: Canadian Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-7

3. JAPAN.............. III-8 A.Market Analysis.............. III-8 Outlook.............. III-8 Key Players.............. III-8 B.Market Analytics..............III-9 Table 16: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 17: Japanese Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-10

4. EUROPE.............. III-11 A.Market Analysis.............. III-11 Outlook.............. III-11 B.Market Analytics..............III-11 Table 18: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 19: European Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 20: European 14-Year Perspective for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

4a. FRANCE.............. III-14 Market Analysis.............. III-14 Table 21: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 22: French Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-15

4b. GERMANY.............. III-16 Market Analysis.............. III-16 Table 23: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 24: German Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-17

4c. ITALY.............. III-18 Market Analysis.............. III-18 Table 25: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 26: Italian Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-19

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM..............III-20 A.Market Analysis.............. III-20 Outlook.............. III-20 B.Market Analytics..............III-20 Table 27: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 28: UK Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-21

4e. SPAIN.............. III-22 A.Market Analysis.............. III-22 Outlook.............. III-22 B.Market Analytics..............III-22 Table 29: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 30: Spanish Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-23

4f. RUSSIA.............. III-24 A.Market Analysis.............. III-24 Outlook.............. III-24 Chelpipe - A Key Player..............III-24 B.Market Analytics..............III-25 Table 31: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 32: Russian Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-26

4g. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-27 Market Analysis.............. III-27 Table 33: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 34: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-28

5. ASIA-PACIFIC.............. III-29 Market Analysis.............. III-29 Table 35: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes by Geographic Region - China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-29

Table 36: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes by Geographic Region - China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 37: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

5a. CHINA.............. III-32 A.Market Analysis.............. III-32 Outlook.............. III-32 An Insight into Steel Pipes and Tubes Market III-32 Table 38: Chinese Steel Pipes Market (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Welded Pipes and Seamless Pipes (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32 Growth Opportunities Remain Buoyant in Construction Sector III-33 B.Market Analytics..............III-33 Table 39: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 40: Chinese Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-34

5b. INDIA.............. III-35 A.Market Analysis.............. III-35 Outlook.............. III-35 Steel Pipes Market - An Overview III-35 Table 41: Steel Pipes Market in India by End-Use Application (2015): Percentage Breakdown for Oil & Gas, Water/Sewage, and Others Sectors (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-35 B.Market Analytics..............III-36 Table 42: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 43: Indian Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-37

5c. SOUTH KOREA.............. III-38 A.Market Analysis.............. III-38 Outlook.............. III-38 B.Market Analytics..............III-38 Table 44: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 45: South Korean Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-39

5d. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC..............III-40 Market Analysis.............. III-40 Table 46: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 47: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

6. THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA..............III-42 A.Market Analysis.............. III-42 Outlook.............. III-42 Construction Sector Holds Growth Prospects III-42 B.Market Analytics..............III-43 Table 48: Middle East & Africa Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 49: Middle East & Africa Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

7. LATIN AMERICA.............. III-45 Market Analysis.............. III-45 Table 50: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 51: Latin American Historic Review for Continuous Welded Pipes & Tubes Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in '000 Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-46

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 22 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 24)

The United States (9) Canada (1) Japan (2) Europe (4) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (7) Middle East (1)
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Global Iron Ore Industry
LONDON, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Iron Ore in Thousand Metric Tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 112 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Anglo American Plc
ArcelorMittal S.A
BHP Billiton Group
Champion Iron Limited
Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc.

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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Iron Ore: A Prelude.............. II-1 Industry Snapshots..............II-1 China: The Key Regional Market for Iron Ore II-2 Recent Economic Upheavals Despoil Global Iron Ore Sector II-2 Table 1: Annualized Production Cutbacks in Million Tons Implemented by Major Companies - BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Vale and Fortescue Metals Group (2008) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-3 Market Prospects to Remain Sluggish Despite Relatively Stable Economy.............. II-4 Table 2: Real GDP Growth Rates (%) in Major World Economies: 2014-2017E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 World Iron Ore Production Landscape II-6 Iron Ore Production..............II-6 Table 3: Global Iron Ore Production by Geographic Region (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, United States, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-6 Iron Ore Reserves..............II-6 Table 4: Global Iron Ore Reserves by Geographic Region (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Crude Ore Reserves for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Russia, Ukraine, United States, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-7 Pricing Dynamics.............. II-7 An Overview.............. II-7 Iron Ore Prices Stumble in 2014 & 2015 II-7 Table 5: Iron Ore Pricing Scenario (2006-2015): Historic and Recent Past Average Prices of Iron Ore in US$ per Dry Metric Ton (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8 Recovery in Prices in 2016..............II-8 Global Iron Ore Trade..............II-8 Soaring Sea borne Iron Ore Trade II-9 Trade Statistics.............. II-9 Table 6: Global Iron Ore Exports by Country (2009-2015): Breakdown of Exports in Million Metric Tons for Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, South Africa, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 7: Global Iron Ore Imports by Country (2011-2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Imports for China, Europe, Japan, South Korea, and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-10

2. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE..............II-11 Leading Players in the Global Iron Ore Market II-11 Table 8: Leading Players in the Global Iron Ore Market (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales for Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Cliffs Natural Resources, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara (LKAB), Rio Tinto, Vale, Chinese Companies, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-11 Vale Vs. Rio Tinto Vs. BHP Billiton - A Comparative Analysis II-12 Major Companies Focus on Capacity Expansions to Bolster Market Share.............. II-13 An Overview of Select New Projects II-13 Vale's S11D.............. II-13 The Roy Hill Project..............II-13 Minas Rio.............. II-13 Table 9: Planned Capacity Expansions for Select Iron Ore Mining Projects (2015-2018) II-14 Investments on Integrated Infrastructure Remain High II-14 Collaborations with Steel Manufacturers: Key to Market Success II-15 Integrated Iron & Steel Companies Remain a Threat II-15

3. STEEL INDUSTRY - PRIME CONSUMER OF IRON ORE II-16 A Quick Review.............. II-16 Table 10: Global Steel Market by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production for China, India, Japan, Russia, United States, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-16

Table 11: Global Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-16 Regional Perspective..............II-17 Asia-Pacific.............. II-17 China: The Market Leader..............II-17 Europe.............. II-17 North America.............. II-17 Other Regions.............. II-18 Impact of Recession on Global Steel Industry II-18 Global Steel Sector Likely to Remain Resilient Despite Slowdown in China..............II-18 An Overview of Major End-Use Segments II-18 Construction.............. II-19 Automotive.............. II-19 Shipbuilding.............. II-20 Machinery.............. II-20 Appliances.............. II-21 Metal Cans.............. II-21 Accessories.............. II-21 Finishes.............. II-22 Furniture.............. II-22

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-23 Introduction.............. II-23 Properties of Iron..............II-23 Applications.............. II-24 Iron Blue.............. II-24 Powdered Iron.............. II-24 Black Iron-Oxide.............. II-24 Radioactive Iron.............. II-24 Sources of Iron.............. II-24 Hematite.............. II-24 Magnetite.............. II-25 Taconite.............. II-25 Magmatic Magnetite Ore Deposits II-25 Alternative Sources and Substitutes II-25 Trace Elements in Iron Ore..............II-25 Aluminum (Al).............. II-26 Silicon (Si).............. II-26 Phosphorus (P).............. II-26 Sulfur (S).............. II-26 Factors Impacting Iron Ore Quality II-27 Iron Making.............. II-27

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-28 Cliffs Natural Resources to Restart Iron Ore Pellet Production at Northshore Mining Facility II-28 Cliffs and ArcelorMittal USA Sign New Long-Term Agreement II-28 Tata Steel Minerals Canada Receives Financial Contribution from Québec Government..............II-28 Tata Steel to Develop Iron Ore Deposits in Quebec II-28 Champion Iron Acquires Bloom Lake Mine and Quinto Mining's Mineral Claims in Québec..............II-28 Metalloinvest Inks Supply Agreement with Industrial and Steelmaking Holding..............II-28 Vale Inks Long-Term Partnership Agreement with China COSCO II-29 Tata Steel Receives Permission to Expand Odisha Mining Project II-29 Rio Tinto Announces New Organizational Structure II-29 Rio Tinto Extends Collaboration with Sinosteel II-29 KordaMentha to Sell Arrium Group II-29 Vale and Fortescue Metals Sign MoU II-29 Zamin Signs Plea Agreement with ENRC II-29 Tosyali Signs Agreement with Port Company of Arzew II-29 Cliffs to Temporarily Idle Iron Ore Pellet Production at Northshore Mining..............II-30 Cliffs Terminates Pellet Sale & Purchase Agreement with Essar Algoma.............. II-30 Cliffs Signs Power Agreement with We Energies II-30 Magnetation to Close Keewatin Plant 1 Facility II-30 Tata Steel Acquires Howse Iron Ore Deposit II-30 Metalloinvest Launches Largest Pellet Plant in Russia II-30 Fortescue Commissions FRGP Gas Supply Pipeline for Solomon Hub II-30 Fortescue Collaborates with AAMC II-31 Hancock Prospecting to Commence Iron Ore Shipping from Roy Hill Mine.............. II-31 MMTC Inks Long-Term Iron Ore Supply Deals with Japan and South Korea.............. II-31 JSWPTPL Signs Pact with Paradip Port Trust II-31 Nacional Minerios and Companhia Siderurgica Nacional to form Congonhas Minerios.............. II-31 Shandong Iron and Steel Acquires Tonkolili Iron Ore Mine II-31 Cliffs Natural Resources Renews Collaboration with ArcelorMittal USA..............II-31 Glencore Xstrata Inks Iron Ore Supply Agreement with El Capitan Precious Metals..............II-32 Champion Iron to Implement Feasibility Study for New Labrador Trough Rail Line.............. II-32 Vale Teams Up with China Ocean Shipping II-32 Roy Hill Holdings Signs Project Finance Contract for Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine.............. II-32 BC Iron to Fully Acquire Iron Ore Holdings II-32 Baosteel Group and Aurizon Holdings to Acquire Aquila Resources II-32 Coziron Resources Acquires Yarrie Ironore Project in Western Australia.............. II-32 AGATA Direct-Shipping Iron-Ore Project to Commence Port Development Activities..............II-33 Tonogold Resources Acquires Mil-ler Resources and Energy II-33 SABIC Commences Feasibility Study at Atomai Mines in Mauritania II-33 Rio Tinto to Develop Guinea's Simandou Iron Ore Resource II-33 Jindal Steel and Power Acquires Legend Mining's Iron Ore Mine in Cameroon.............. II-33

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS..............II-34 Anglo American Plc (UK)..............II-34 ArcelorMittal S.A. (Luxembourg)..............II-34 BHP Billiton Group (Australia) II-34 Champion Iron Limited (Canada) II-35 Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (US) II-35 Ferrexpo plc (Switzerland)..............II-35 Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. (Australia) II-35 Hainan Mining Co., Ltd. (China)..............II-36 Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd (Australia) II-36 Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (Sweden) II-36 Mechel OAO (Russia).............. II-37 Metalloinvest MC LLC (Russia)..............II-37 Minmetals HANXING Mines Ltd. (China) II-37 Rio Tinto Group (UK)..............II-37 Shandong Jinshunda Group Co., Ltd. (China) II-38 United States Steel Corporation (US) II-38 Vale S.A. (Brazil)..............II-39

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-40 Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Middle East, Latin America and African Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 13: World Historic Review for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Middle East, Latin America and African Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 14: World 14-Year Perspective for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, China, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan and China), Middle East, Latin America and African Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Outlook.............. III-1 A Snapshot of US Iron Ore Industry III-1 Table 15: Leading Players in the US Iron Ore Pallets Market (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production for Cliffs Natural Resources and Other Companies (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-1 Background and Development..............III-2 Iron Ore Reserves in the US..............III-2 Iron Ore Trade Statistics..............III-3 Table 16: US Iron Ores and Concentrates Exports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Exports for Canada, China, Mexico and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-3

Table 17: US Iron Ores and Concentrates Imports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Imports for Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-3 US Steel Sector: An Overview III-3 Table 18: US Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-4 Key Construction Sector Statistics III-5 Table 19: US Construction Market by Sector: Projected Growth (% CAGR) over the Period 2012-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-5

Table 20: US Residential Construction Market by Type (2012-2018): Number of Housing Starts in Thousand Units for Single-Family Housing and Multi-Family Housing (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-5

Table 21: US Non-Residential Construction Market by Segment (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Investments for Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-6

Table 22: Private Non-Residential Construction Market in the US by Sector (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Construction Spend for Commercial, Communication, Education, Healthcare, Lodging, Manufacturing, Office, Power, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 23: Public Non-Residential Construction Market in the US by Sector (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Construction Spend for Educational, Health, Highway and Street, Office, Power, Sewage, Transportation, Water Supply, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7 Strategic Corporate Developments III-7 Key Players.............. III-8 B.Market Analytics..............III-9 Table 24: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-9

Table 25: US Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

2. CANADA.............. III-11 A.Market Analysis.............. III-11 Outlook.............. III-11 Iron Ore Production in Canada..............III-11 Canada-US Iron Ore Trade Scenario III-11 Trade Statistics..............III-12 Table 26: Canadian Iron Ores and Concentrates Exports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Exports for China, France, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, US, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 27: Canadian Iron Ores and Concentrates Imports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Imports for Sweden, US, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-12 Strategic Corporate Developments III-12 Key Player.............. III-13 B.Market Analytics..............III-14 Table 28: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 29: Canadian Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-15

3. JAPAN.............. III-16 Market Analysis.............. III-16 Table 30: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 31: Japanese Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-17

4. EUROPE.............. III-18 A.Market Analysis.............. III-18 Outlook.............. III-18 Market Gains Impetus from Vast Regional Steel Industry III-18 Table 32: European Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-19 Iron Ore Trade Statistics..............III-19 Table 33: European Iron Ores and Concentrates Imports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Imports for Brazil, Canada, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 34: European Iron Ores and Concentrates Imports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Imports for Brazil, Canada, Norway, Russia, Ukraine, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 35: European Iron Ores and Concentrates Exports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Exports for Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 36: European Iron Ores and Concentrates Exports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Exports for Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20 B.Market Analytics..............III-21 Table 37: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 38: European Historic Review for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-22

Table 39: European 14-Year Perspective for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

4a. FRANCE.............. III-24 Market Analysis.............. III-24 Table 40: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 41: French Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-25

4b. GERMANY.............. III-26 A.Market Analysis.............. III-26 Outlook.............. III-26 Positive Momentum in Steel Sector Favors Market Growth III-26 B.Market Analytics..............III-27 Table 42: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 43: German Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-28

4c. ITALY.............. III-29 Market Analysis.............. III-29 Table 44: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 45: Italian Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-30

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM..............III-31 A.Market Analysis.............. III-31 Outlook.............. III-31 Key Players.............. III-31 B.Market Analytics..............III-32 Table 46: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-32

Table 47: UK Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4e. SPAIN.............. III-34 Market Analysis.............. III-34 Table 48: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 49: Spanish Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-35

4f. RUSSIA.............. III-36 A.Market Analysis.............. III-36 Outlook.............. III-36 Mine Production Scenario..............III-36 Strategic Corporate Developments III-36 Key Players.............. III-36 B.Market Analytics..............III-37 Table 50: Russia Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 51: Russia Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-38

4g. TURKEY.............. III-39 Market Analysis.............. III-39 Table 52: Turkish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 53: Turkish Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-40

4h. UKRAINE.............. III-41 A.Market Analysis.............. III-41 Outlook.............. III-41 Mine Production Scenario..............III-41 B.Market Analytics..............III-42 Table 54: Ukrainian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 55: Ukrainian Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-43

4i. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-44 A.Market Analysis.............. III-44 Outlook.............. III-44 Sweden: A Prominent Iron Ore Producer III-44 Key Players.............. III-44 B.Market Analytics..............III-45 Table 56: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 57: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-46

5. CHINA.............. III-47 A.Market Analysis.............. III-47 China: Largest Producer of Iron Ore III-47 Table 58: China Iron Ore Reserves by Province (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Ore Volume for Anhui, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47 The Most Important Consumer of Iron Ore III-47 Key Importer of Iron Ore..............III-48 Table 59: China Iron Ore Imports (2009-2015) (in Million Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 60: Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Imports for China and Rest of World (2009-2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-49 Prominent Iron Ore Exporters to China III-49 Table 61: China Iron Ore Imports by Country (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Imports from Australia, Brazil, South Africa and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-49 Reliance on Imports Continues to Grow III-50 Local Miners Struggle..............III-50 Demand for Anti-Dumping Laws Gathers Steam III-51 Proposition for Establishment of New Regulations III-51 Waning Steel Sector Scenario Curtails Market Growth III-51 Table 62: Chinese Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-52 Strategic Corporate Developments III-52 Key Players.............. III-52 B.Market Analytics..............III-54 Table 63: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 64: Chinese Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-55

6. ASIA-PACIFIC (EXCLUDING JAPAN AND CHINA) III-56 Market Analysis.............. III-56 Table 65: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-56

Table 66: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 67: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-58

6a. INDIA.............. III-59 A.Market Analysis.............. III-59 Outlook.............. III-59 Indian Iron Ore Sector: An Overview III-59 Challenges Faced by Indian Iron Ore Industry III-59 Effective Measures..............III-60 Potential.............. III-60 Iron Ore Shipments Witness Steep Decline III-60 Table 68: India's Iron Ore Export Decline: Share of India in Total World Iron Ore Exports: 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-61 Resilient Steel Sector Scenario Favors Market Expansion III-61 Table 69: Indian Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-62 Strategic Corporate Developments III-63 B.Market Analytics..............III-64 Table 70: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 71: Indian Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-65

6b. SOUTH KOREA.............. III-66 A.Market Analysis.............. III-66 Outlook.............. III-66 Established Steel Sector Offers Opportunities on Platter III-66 Table 72: South Korean Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-66 B.Market Analytics..............III-67 Table 73: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 74: South Korean Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-68

6c. TAIWAN.............. III-69 Market Analysis.............. III-69 Table 75: Taiwanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 76: Taiwanese Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-70

6d. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC..............III-71 A.Market Analysis.............. III-71 Outlook.............. III-71 Review of Select Regional Markets III-71 Australia.............. III-71 Snapshot of Australian Iron Ore Industry III-71 Western Australia: The Iron Ore Hub III-71 Hamersley.............. III-72 Chichester Hub.............. III-72 Yandi.............. III-72 Mt Whaleback.............. III-72 Solomon Hub.............. III-72 Area C.............. III-72 Hope Downs.............. III-72 Australian Iron Ore Shipments Witness Robust Growth III-72 Table 77: Global Iron Ore Exports (2009-2015): Breakdown of Volume Exports (in Million Metric Tons) for Australia and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 78: Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Exports for Australia and Rest of World (2010 & 2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-74 Increasing Investments by Foreign Companies III-74 Indonesia.............. III-74 Overview.............. III-74 Types of Iron Ore..............III-75 Major Iron Ore Deposits..............III-75 Growth Restraints..............III-75 Strategic Corporate Developments III-76 Key Players.............. III-77 B.Market Analytics..............III-79 Table 79: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 80: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-80

7. THE MIDDLE EAST.............. III-81 A.Market Analysis.............. III-81 Outlook.............. III-81 Iran: A Key Iron Ore Producer in the Middle East III-81 Rapidly Growing Steel Sector Augments Market Potential III-81 Table 81: Key Steel Production Expansion Projects in the GCC Region.............. III-82

Table 82: Middle East Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-82 Review of Steel Sector in Select Regional Markets III-82 Saudi Arabia.............. III-82 United Arab Emirates..............III-83 Corporate Development..............III-83 B.Market Analytics..............III-84 Table 83: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 84: Middle East Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-85

8. LATIN AMERICA.............. III-86 A.Market Analysis.............. III-86 Outlook.............. III-86 Sluggish Trend in the Steel Sector Induces Weakness III-86 Table 85: Latin American Finished Steel Market by End-Use Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Construction, Household Appliances, Machinery, Metal Goods, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-86 B.Market Analytics..............III-87 Table 86: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-87

Table 87: Latin American Historic Review for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 88: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Iron Ore by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-89

8a. ARGENTINA.............. III-90 Market Analysis.............. III-90 Table 89: Argentinean Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 90: Argentinean Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-91

8b. BRAZIL.............. III-92 A.Market Analysis.............. III-92 Outlook.............. III-92 Brazil: A Major Producer of Iron Ore III-92 Key Iron Ore Sites in Brazil..............III-92 Carajas Mine Complex..............III-92 S11D Serra Sul Mine..............III-92 Minas Rio.............. III-93 Mariana Mining Hub..............III-93 Brazilian Iron Ore Exports Remain Resilient III-93 Table 91: Brazil Iron Ore Exports (in Million Metric Tons) (2009-2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93 Strategic Corporate Developments III-94 Key Player.............. III-94 B.Market Analytics..............III-95 Table 92: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 93: Brazilian Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-96

8c. MEXICO.............. III-97 A.Market Analysis.............. III-97 Outlook.............. III-97 Corporate Development..............III-97 B.Market Analytics..............III-98 Table 94: Mexican Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 95: Mexican Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-99

8d. REST OF LATIN AMERICA..............III-100 Market Analysis.............. III-100 Table 96: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100

Table 97: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-101

9. AFRICA.............. III-102 A.Market Analysis.............. III-102 Outlook.............. III-102 South Africa: A Prominent Iron Ore Producer in Africa III-102 Strategic Corporate Developments III-102 B.Market Analytics..............III-104 Table 98: African Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-104

Table 99: African Historic Review for Iron Ore Market Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-105

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 112 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 124)

The United States (6) Canada (10) Japan (5) Europe (18) - The United Kingdom (5) - Rest of Europe (13) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (68) Latin America (8) Africa (8) Middle East (1)
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