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Dr. Alper Interviews Richard Williams, President and CEO of Strongbow Exploration Inc (TSXV:SBW) Acquiring 100% Interest in the Historic South Crofty Tin Mine in Cornwall, England
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Strongbow Exploration (TSXV:SBW) is a Canadian based company that recently reached an agreement to acquire a 100% interest in the historic South Crofty Tin Mine in Cornwall, England. This is a past producing mine dating back to the 18th century with excellent infrastructure in place, a new mining permit good for 55 years, and a land package secured sufficient for construction of a new process facility. The local Cornwall community supports the mine revival, and the UK government is mining friendly. According to Richard Williams, president and CEO of Strongbow, the company plans to complete the South Crofty acquisition in 2016, and moving into 2017 the plan is to work towards an AIM listing in the U.K.
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Group Ten Metals (TSX: PGE) Reorganizes and Focuses on PGM Projects in Yukon, Announces Reduction in Debt
by By Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allen-alper-84432231


Group Ten Metals (TSX: PGE), with a focus on their PGM-Ni-Cu projects and high-grade gold, has just announced a significant reduction in their debt load as part of a larger corporate transition. Under the leadership of Michael Rowley, Founder, President and CEO, Group Ten Metals has assembled an extensive and strategic land position in an emerging world-class district for platinum group metals, including nickel and copper, in the southwest Yukon, while also maintaining their high-grade gold asset in northwest Ontario.
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Peak Resources (ASX: PEK) Advances Ngualla Rare Earth Deposit toward Production with High Grades and Low Capex in Tanzania
by Dr. Allen Alper


Peak Resources (ASX: PEK), focused on their Ngualla rare earth deposit located in Tanzania, which is a high quality, low cost and low Capex project. Ngualla is very high in Neodymium and Praseodymium, which are the magnet metal rare earths. It is the world’s highest grade undeveloped project for these two metals, which are the most valuable of the rare earths. The bulk of the composition of high powered magnets is made from these two metals. The project has a very competent team that is being led by Darren Townsend.
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Masan Resources (HSX: MSN) Offers Four Products at Nui Phao – World’s Largest Tungsten Producing Mine Located in Vietnam
by Allen Alper Jr.


Masan Resources (HSX: MSN) is now in production at the Nui Phao tungsten mine located in Vietnam where they are offering four distinct products (tungsten, fluorspar, bismuth and copper) to the market. It is the world’s largest producing tungsten mine and one of the lowest cost tungsten mines. Masan Resources is seeking to transform the global tungsten market.
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Almonty Industries Inc. (TSX: ALL) Is Acquiring Woulfe Mining Corp. to Create Largest Tungsten Producer in Multiple Jurisdictions
by Dr. Allen Alper


Almonty Industries Inc. (TSX: ALL), has recently announced that it intends to acquire Woulfe Mining Corp. along with Woulfe’s flagship Sangdong tungsten mine in South Korea, which will position Almonty to be the largest multi-jurisdictional tungsten producer. Lewis Black and his team have done an excellent job transforming Almonty into a low cost and rapidly growing large tungsten company. Almonty’s vision and plans are being very well executed.
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Balmoral Resources (TSX: BAR) Currently Drills Aggressively, Exploring Nickel-Copper-PGE Project in Québec, Located near Their Current Gold Project
by Dr. Allen Alper


Balmoral Resources (TSX: BAR), under the leadership of Darin Wagner, has done exemplary work in the Abitibi greenstone belt. Besides making substantial gold discoveries, Balmoral has discovered, and is currently delineating an important new large nickel-copper-PGE discovery located 40 kilometers away from their current gold project. The PDAC and AEMQ have recognized the Balmoral team for outstanding discoveries.
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Group Ten Metals (TSX-V: PGE), Pursues Platinum, Palladium and Nickel near Wellgreen Deposit in Mining-Friendly Yukon Jurisdiction
by Allen Alper Jr.


Group Ten Metals (TSX: PGE), recently changed their name to better reflect their pursuit of platinum, palladium and nickel in the Yukon area of mining-friendly Canada.
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Plymouth Minerals Limited (ASX: PLH) Explores Tungsten and Tin Project at Morille Deposit in Mining-Friendly Spain
by Dr. Allen Alper


Plymouth Minerals Limited, with a focus on the Morille tungsten and tin project in Spain, is currently moving forward with systematic exploration.
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Blackheath Resources (TSX: BHR) Focused on Restoring Tungsten Mining in Portugal to Fully Supply Europe
by Dr. Allen Alper

Blackheath Resources (TSX: BHR), with a tight focus on restoring the production of tungsten mines in Portugal, is currently focused on their two primary mine sites.
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VALORIZA MINING


Valoriza Mining is a subsidiary of Sacyr Group, one of the biggest construction and services companies of Spain.
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Almonty Industries ramps up global tungsten projects
by Dr. Allen Alper

Almonty Industries (TSX: ALL), best known for its successful rehabilitation of the Panasqueira project in Portugal, is now focused on acquiring and managing the profitable production of tungsten worldwide
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Powder Metallurgy technology enjoys continuing momentum at PM2014 World Congress, Orlando

The additional impetus given to the Powder Metallurgy (PM) sector in recent years by the huge growth in interest in Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, helped boost attendance at the recent PM2014 World Congress and Exhibition held in Orlando, Florida, from May 18-22.
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Kenneth de Graaf Discusses PGE Industry Changes Based on Increasing Demand and Decreasing Supply from South Africa and Russia
by Allen Alper.


PGE’s, the platinum group elements (particularly Platinum, Palladium and Rhodium), best known for delivering palladium and platinum to global car manufacturers for use in catalytic converters on vehicle exhaust systems, is now seeing an increase in demand that is not being met by changes in supply.
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Tasman Metals Limited (TSX: TSM) Advances Rare Earth Elements Project and Acquires an Important Tungsten Project in Mining-Friendly Sweden
by Allen Alper.


Tasman Metals Ltd (TSX.v: TSM), holders of a unique heavy rare earth project in Sweden, is moving forward with development of the project toward pre-feasibility and developing a recently acquired an important tungsten project in Sweden.
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Ore Research & Exploration Pty Ltd Visits PDAC 2013 to Showcase Their Certified Reference Materials for Mining Industry
by Allen Alper.


Ore Research & Exploration, leading producers of certified reference materials to the global mining industry, recently visited PDAC 2013 to celebrate their 25 year anniversary and officially launch a revolutionary new product line known as “Super CRMs”.
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Gold Fields (JSE: GFI) Focuses on South Deep Gold Project in South Africa as the country’s first underground mechanized mine
by Dr. Allen Alper


Gold Fields (JSE: GFI), a very large producer of gold with sites around the world, is currently focused on bringing the South Deep project located in South Africa to a higher level of production with lower costs. Their profits are increasing with their focus on productivity and as gold prices strengthen .
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Vital Metals (ASX: VML) Takes 100% Control of Watershed Tungsten Project in Australia with Permitting Completed
by Dr. Allen Alper


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


Under the excellent leadership of Managing Director Adrian Griffin, Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) found a way to recover lithium more easily. They are using a process they developed with a past project, and are now working in Europe and Australia to recover lithium more efficiently from mica.
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King Island Scheelite (ASX: KIS) Makes Progress with Australia-Based Dolphin Tungsten Project, Dewaters Old Mine
by Dr. Allen Alper


King Island Scheelite (ASX: KIS), focused on the vast Dolphin tungsten project located in Australia, has now dewatered an old mine and is in discussions with offtake partners. Johann Jacobs and his experienced team is doing an excellent job preparing the mine to be a profitable, important tungsten producer.
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Avrupa Minerals (TSX: NOX), Leverages Prospect Generator Model and Finds Important Deposits – Slivovo in Kosovo and Several More in Portugal
by Dr. Allen Alper


Avrupa Minerals (TSX: AVU) is currently using a prospect generator model that has identified discoveries in Kosovo and Portugal. Paul Kuhn and his excellent team have been making very important gold, silver, copper, zinc and tungsten discoveries that have attracted support from Joint Venture mining companies.
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Vital Metals LTD (ASX: VML) Advances Watershed Scheelite Project in Queensland
by Dr. Allen Alper


Vital Metals LTD (ASX: VML) is currently focused on bringing their Watershed tungsten project to fruition with the help of business investors.
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Hazelwood Resources Ltd (ASX: HSZ) Advances Tungsten Resource Projects in Australia and Achieves Ferrotungsten Production in Vietnam with Sales to Asian Markets
by Dr. Allen Alper


Hazelwood Resources (ASX: HSZ), with projects in Australia and Vietnam, is currently pursuing site development and enjoying production at their Vietnam facility.
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King Island Scheelite (ASX: KIS) Prepares to Reopen Dolphin Tungsten Project in Australia with Experienced Team
by Dr. Allen Alper


King Island Scheelite (ASX: KIS) is currently in preparations to reopen the historic Dolphin tungsten project located in Australia.
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Carbine Tungsten Ltd. (ASX: CNQ) Supplies Tungsten to Major Japanese Market. Seeks to Build Additional Facilities.
by Dr. Allen Alper

Carbine Tungsten (ASX: CNQ), with a focus on tungsten production for the Japanese, European and North American market, has started limited production, with construction on the horizon.
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Molybdenum-Rhenium Implantable Medical Devices
by Todd Leonhardt, Udayan Patel


9thInternational Conference on Tungsten, Refractory & Hardmaterials
Session T-26
Medical Applications of Refractory MetalsThursday May 22, 2014
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Cronimet Mining Power Solutions Provides Innovative Solutions for Companies that Need Access to Affordable Power in Remote Areas
by Allen Alper.


Cronimet Mining Power Solutions is providing innovative photovoltaic cell/diesel power combinations to companies working in remote areas that need affordable power.
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Planetary Resources Moves Forward on Asteroid Resource Development, Leading Market


Planetary Resources Inc., a company dedicated to bringing space resources to market, is currently working on developing a business model that will lead the development of this new industry.
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Michael Schwarzkopf Discusses Strategy, Vision, Objectives and Accomplishments of the Plansee Group: Globalization and Vertical Integration in Tungsten and Molybdenum
by Dr. Allen M. Alper and Andrew Alper


The Plansee Group, a privately held high performance metals company, has been working to develop vertical competencies in the molybdenum and tungsten specialty markets.
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Indo Gold Diversifies Exploration to Incorporate Gold, Molybdenum and Base Metals in Europe, Africa, East Asia and India
by Dr. Allen Alper


Indo Gold, with a significant discovery in India on hold due to permitting challenges, has refocused efforts by diversifying into gold, molybdenum and base metals across several continents – Europe, Africa, East Asia and India.
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Galway Terminates Victorio Agreement
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 3, 2016) - Galway Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GWM) (the "Company") announces that it has terminated the contract for its Victorio Molybdenum-Tungsten Project located in southwestern New Mexico.
Sandvik Presents Sanicro(TM) 56Mo, a New Slickline Grade for the Most Extreme Oil and Gas Environments
HOUSTON, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, is launching its new slickline grade Sanicro(TM) 56Mo, a nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy suitable for service in the most corrosive oil and gas environments.
Moly Mines Reports Quarter Highlights

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 2, 2016) - Moly Mines Limited (ASX:MOL) reports the highlights of their Quarterly Activities Report and Quarterly Cashflow Report for the period ending March 31, 2016.

HIGHLIGHTS (all amounts are in A$ unless otherwise stated)

Operations (unaudited):

The Spinifex Ridge facilities and infrastructure remains in good condition.

The arbitration on the final payment for the Spinifex Ridge Iron Ore sale is likely to be heard in the June Quarter.

The Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum / Copper Project remains on care and maintenance.

Corporate and Finance (unaudited):

Cash on hand at end of Quarter was $65.4 M in cash, down from $69.1 M at end of previous Quarter, largely due to significant rise in the exchange rate.

Moly continues to review a range of M&A opportunities both within Australia and overseas.

Exploration:

No exploration activity was undertaken on Moly Mines tenements during the Quarter.

The full Quarterly Activities Report and Quarterly Cash Flow Report are available on the Company website (www.molymines.com) and on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Moly Mines Limited
Natalie Frame
Investor Relations
+1 416 371 7541
info@molymines.com

Moly Mines Limited
Graeme Kininmonth
Chief Executive Officer
+61 8 9429 3300
info@molymines.com
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Southern Silver Announces Equity Financing for Oro Gold Project Drill Program, New Mexico
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 29, 2016) - Southern Silver Exploration Corp. ("Southern Silver") (TSX VENTURE:SSV)(FRANKFURT:SEG1)(SSE:SSVCL) plans to issue up to 10,000,000 units ("Units") in a non-brokered private placement at a price of $0.10 per Unit to raise $1,000,000. Each Unit will consist of one common share and one share purchase warrant, with each warrant exercisable to purchase one additional common share for a period of five years at an exercise price of $0.15 per share.
Darnley Bay Announces Increase in Size of Private Placement and Entering Into Definitive Option Agreement
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 29, 2016) - Darnley Bay Resources Limited (TSX VENTURE:DBL) ("Darnley" or the "Company") announces an increase to the size of its previously announced non-brokered private placement in an amount of $25,000 for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $325,000 (the "Offering"). The Offering will now be up to 13,000,000 units at a price of $0.025 per unit ("Unit"). Each Unit will consist of one common share ("Common Share") and one Common Share purchase warrant ("Warrant"). Each Warrant will be exercisable for one Common Share at a price of $0.05 per Common Share for a period of one year from the date of closing of the Offering, provided that should the Common Shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV") for 20 consecutive trading days at a price equal to or more than $0.10, the Warrants will expire 30 days later.
Castle Resources Announces Closing of Debt Restructuring
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 29, 2016) - Castle Resources Inc. (CSE:CRI) ("Castle" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the comprehensive debt restructuring proposal regarding certain outstanding indebtedness of the Company on the terms as announced on March 16, 2016. The transaction was closed with Drake Private Investments, LLC ("Drake"), a "control person" of the Company, as such term is defined in the Securities Act (Ontario).
THEMAC Enters Into Letter of Intent With Yunnan Haliliya
The letter of intent provides that Yunnan Haliliya will have 120 days to (i) conduct due diligence in respect of the project, (ii) to conduct and prepare, in consultation with NMCC, an economic study on the Project at various production rates (the "Study"), and (iii) negotiate a definitive agreement for the initial investment in the project (the "Definitive Agreement"). The costs of the due diligence and the Study will be to the account of Yunnan Haliliya. Execution of the Definitive Agreement is subject to each party being satisfied with the results of the economic study, and to the negotiation of terms satisfactory to each party.
Globex Stakes Lithium-Gold Property in Nova Scotia
ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 27, 2016) - GLOBEX MINING ENTERPRISES INC. (TSX:GMX)(FRANKFURT:G1M)(STUTTGART:G1M)(BERLIN:G1M)(MUNICH:G1M)(XETRA:G1M)(OTCQX:GLBXF) is pleased to inform shareholders that it has acquired by staking 40 claims covering a strike length of 10 km in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia approximately 200 km northeast of Halifax.
Intact Gold Appoints Capital Investment Partners Director of Mergers & Acquisitions to Board of Directors
VANCOUVER, April 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Intact Gold Corp. (TSX-V: ITG) (the "Company" or "Intact Gold"), is pleased to announce that it has appointed Greg Burns to the Company's board of directors.
Experts Corner
Dr. Alper Interviews Thom Calandra, THE CALANDRA REPORT, at PDAC 2016
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC
This is Dr. Allen Alper, of Metals News, who's interviewing Thom Calandra of subscriber service The Calandra Report and his free and affiliated thomcalandra.com. Thom has been following the minerals industries for about 30 years as a writer, researcher and investor. He also started several publishing ventures, including the world’s largest financial news service via Internet: MarketWatch and CBS MarketWatch. Give us some of your insights and thoughts, Thom.
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Interview of Long-Term Uranium Analyst Rob Chang of Cantor Fitzgerald
by Peter Epstein, CFA, MBA EpsteinResearch.com @peterepstein2
This interview of Rob Chang of Cantor Fitzgerald is based entirely on his own Uranium Sector views. Disclosure here a piece of cake — I have no prior or existing relationship with Mr. Chang, Cantor Fitzgerald or any company listed herein. Rob Chang has been a proponent of the uranium sector for years. Like many of his peers, including Rick Rule, my friend Alex Molyneux of Azarga Uranium, Chris Berry who said in 2014, something that very well come true, that the uranium sector rebound is a 2016 event. Nice call!
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Blackheath Resources
by Peter Epstein, CFA, MBA EpsteinResearch.com @peterepstein2
The following guest post by Mining Investor Oliver Gross, the interviewer of the President of Blackheath Resources, represent the views and opinions of Mr. Oliver Gross and the President of Blackheath (the person interviewed), I have no prior or existing relationship with any person or entity named herein. I own no shares of any entity named herein.
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Mickey Fulp Expects “The Summer Doldrums” To Start Soon
There are well-known seasonal events that junior resource investors mark on their calendars: At the end of the year, tax-loss selling has become an expected norm with a rebound in the new year. So have stock price spikes immediately after resource conferences. And then there’s the summer doldrums.
We met up with Mickey Fulp, the Mercenary Geologist, at the Metals and Minerals Conference in New York City on May 12 and 13. We asked him what investors should expect in the year to come and some of the companies on his watch list. Here’s what he shared with us
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Rick Rule Explains How to Survive In This Market
by Rick Rule
Many junior resource investors look at the most popular stocks, wait for them to rise, and then buy them. Then, when those stocks plummet – as they often do in the volatile world of junior resources – they sell them and take a heavy loss.
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From the Mantle to the Bank
North American Nickel (NAN), a resource exploration and development company, recently initiated a three-day lecture series in Greenland and Denmark. The objective of the lectures was to educate the next generation of Greenlandic and Danish students to the mining industry by raising their awareness of professional opportunities in the technical, administrative and financial sectors, and to provide a description of the geological setting and exploration approaches to nickel sulphide mineralization.
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What Makes a Critical Metal “Critical” or a Strategic Element “Strategic”?
by Mickey Fulp, Mercenary Geologist
I was a keynote speaker at the recent Murdock Capital Partners Critical Metals / Strategic Elements Symposium in New York City.
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Rare Earths Panel Explores Prices, Supply and Demand, and Investors Opportunities
by Allen Alper and Aaron Hoos
One of the events at the summit was a panel entitled "The Rare Earth Think Tank". Mickey Fulp, founder of the Mercenary Geologist, moderated the discussion and he was joined by Anthony Alfidi (of Alfidi Capital), John Thomas (the Mad Hedge Fund Trader), and Jeb Handwerger (of Gold Stock Trades). Some of these experts, themselves, own an interest in some of these companies.
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Jon Nadler Talks about Silver's Cloudy Lining
by Allen Alper. and Jason Clements
Jon Nadler, Senior Metals Analyst, Kitco Bullion Dealers, is bearish on silver prices. In his talk at the San Francisco Hard Assets Investment Conference, he provided lots of data to back up his position. Mr. Nadler applied the basic laws of supply and demand mentioning that a decrease in demand for silver and a current surplus points to a decrease in price. He’s not totally against silver though; he just says if you do invest in silver, “Do it in addition to a core position in gold.”
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Gareth Hatch: Navigating the Rare Earth Metals Landscape
by Brian Sylvester of The Critical Metals Report (11/22/11)
Gareth Hatch, co-founder of Technology Metals Research LLC, gives us the lay of the land in the rare earth sector. Many variables are shaping this developing market, and from calculating global demand to anticipating individual project costs, data makes the difference in determining viable investments. Gareth Hatch gets down to the nitty gritty in this Critical Metals exclusive, and comes up with some promising projects in the works.
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Critical Raw Materials
by Richard (Rick) Mills / Ahead of the herd
A critical or strategic material is a commodity whose lack of availability during a national emergency would seriously affect the economic, industrial, and defensive capability of a country.
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Globetrotting Mickey Fulp Brings Back Exciting News
by Dr. Allen Alper and Aaron Hoos
There are plenty of arm-chair metals experts who make decisions based on information they dredge up from various sources. But the best experts put on their work boots and willingly get their hands dirty by visiting mines.
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Mine to Magnet
by Richard (Rick) Mills / Ahead of the herd
The rare earths are a group of 17 elements comprising Scandium, Yttrium, and the Lanthanides. The Lanthanides are a group of 15 (Cerium, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Holmium, Lanthanum, Lutetium, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Terbium, Thorium, Thulium, Ytterbium) chemically similar elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71, inclusive.
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Mickey Fulp Talks about the Critical Problem of “Critical” Metals
by Allen Alper. and Aaron Hoos
Markets go up and down. They are fundamentally propelled by supply and demand but markets are also propelled by investor exuberance over the latest fad. For a while it was gold. We've also seen uranium as the "everyone's-talking-about-it" metal, and copper, and rare earth elements. Right now, the term "critical” is a popular term for a particular group of metals among speculators.
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Jim Letourneau is excited about something you've never heard of
by Allen Alper and Aaron Hoos
Some investors invest in a stock because they heard about it from someone they know. Other investors buy into a stock because they read about it somewhere and then did their own research. Jim Letourneau, of Big Picture Speculator, says that people will profit the most by something they haven't heard of.
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