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Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSR: OTCBB) (LBSR: OTCPK) Moves Forward with Hay Mountain Copper Gold Project Plan after Approval by Arizona Officials
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSR: OTCBB) (LBSR: OTCPK) is an Arizona-based mineral exploration company focused on Arizona, Nevada and Utah, with claims on areas that have been found to be rich in copper, gold, silver molybdenum and uranium. Currently, the company is positioned to move forward with the Hay Mountain multi-target project located in mining-friendly Arizona. Liberty Star has lowered exploration and development costs by using its research facilities to identify quick producing properties to meet market demand for rapid delivery of resources.
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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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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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Boart Longyear featuring the LS(TM)250 MiniSonic(TM) and performance drilling tooling at the South Atlantic Jubilee
SALT LAKE CITY, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boart Longyear will present its latest sonic drilling rig, the LS(TM)250 MiniSonic(TM) and sonic and overburden construction tooling at the South Atlantic Jubilee from June 16 to 18 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Globex Options Two Quebec Lithium Projects to Great Thunder
ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 26, 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 Globex has optioned our recently acquired Chubb and Bouvier lithium properties to Great Thunder Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:GTG) subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
Midland Begins Prospecting and Stripping Program on Its Heva Gold Project Near the Cadillac Break
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 26, 2016) - Midland Exploration Inc. ("Midland") (TSX VENTURE:MD) is pleased to announce the beginning of an exploration program involving prospecting and stripping on its Heva gold project, wholly owned by Midland and located near the prolific Cadillac Break, about 5 kilometres northwest of the Canadian Malartic gold mine owned in joint venture by Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd and Yamana Gold Inc. which contains proven reserves of 54.89 million tonnes at a grade of 0.97 g/t Au (1.72 Moz Au) and probable reserves of 166.64 million tonnes at a grade of 1.12 g/t Au (6.0 Moz Au), for a total of 7.72 Moz Au. The Heva project, acquired by Midland in May 2013 from Arianne Phosphate Inc., consists of two blocks, Heva West and Heva East, totalling 32 claims and covering a surface area of more than 1,200 hectares.
Discovery Ventures Inc. Announces Proposed Name Change
"MX Gold Corp. is a name that better reflects our company's business plan. With the acquisition of the Max Mine and Mill, we are ready to move the WillaMAX Project forward. This name will be our brand and symbol as we advance development of our flagship project," says Company CEO Dan Omeniuk.
IBC Advanced Alloys Completes Corporate Restructuring With Two New Board Appointments, New President and CEO, and New Director of Investor and Public Relations
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Altair to Acquire Epic Mining Corp.
VANCOUVER, May 25, 2016 /CNW/ - ALTAIR GOLD INC. ("Altair" or the "Company") (TSX-V: AVX; Germany FRA: 90A; ISIN: CA0213702008; WKN: WKN A14WVP) Mr. John Huguet, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce the signing of a Binding Letter of Intent, with an arm's length company, to acquire 100% of Epic Mining Corp. which in turn owns 99% of Panamericana SAC. Panamericana SAC owns a resource property in Peru covering approximately 900 hectares.
Majescor Options Montagne B Lithium Properties, Quebec
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - Majescor Resources Inc. ("Majescor" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:MJX) has entered into an option agreement with Genius Properties Ltd. and two other vendors to purchase 100% of the Montagne B lithium properties (approximately 708 hectares), located 8 and 12 km southwest of Nemaska Lithium's World Class Whabouchi lithium deposit in central Quebec.
Genius Signs a Property Sales Agreement With Majescor for Montagne B Lithium
MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - Genius Properties Ltd. (the "Corporation") (CSE:GNI) has entered into an option agreement with Majescor Resources Inc. to sale 100% of the Montagne B lithium properties (approximately 708 hectares), located 8 and 12 km southwest of Nemaska Lithium's World Class Whabouchi lithium deposit in central Quebec.
Redhawk Provides Update on Copper Creek Joint Venture
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - Redhawk Resources, Inc. ("Redhawk" or the "Company") (TSX:RDK)(FRANKFURT:QF7) is pleased to provide an update on the Copper Creek joint venture with Anglo American (the "Joint Venture").
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Core Exploration Ltd (ASX:CXO) Rock Chip Assays Confirm Potential of Finniss Lithium Project
Core Exploration Ltd (ASX:CXO) is pleased to announce that initial sampling of the Mt Finniss Mine (the largest historically producing pegmatite mine in the Northern Territory) within the Finniss Lithium Project has identified spodumene and other lithium minerals with lithium grades up to 0.8% Li2O.
Boart Longyear to showcase sonic drilling innovations and performance drilling tooling at the Global Petroleum Show
SALT LAKE CITY, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world's leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will present its latest sonic drilling services and sonic and construction tooling at the Global Petroleum Show 2016 from June 7 to 9 in Calgary.
Fancamp Provides an Update on New Acquisitions in the Grenville Province, Quebec
The Company is pleased to announce the staking of a series of claim blocks targeting possible lithium, cesium, tantalum and rare earth element occurrences in pegmatites (LCT pegmatites, after Cerny,1991), 12 km east of the Romaine River and 100 km north of Havre St. Pierre on Quebec's North Shore.
Revelo Defines New Copper Target on Its Block 2 Porphyry Copper Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - Revelo Resources Corp. ("Revelo" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RVL) is pleased to announce that it has defined a new drill target ("Los Morros") with potential for a porphyry copper discovery at its 100% owned Block 2 copper project, located 45 km northwest of the giant La Escondida copper mining district in northern Chile. Revelo recently completed detailed geological and hydrothermal alteration mapping over key portions of Block 2, and principal conclusions of the work include:
Quaterra Releases Results of Fifth Drill Hole at Bear Copper Deposit, Yerington, Nevada
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International Precious Metals Hosts Exclusive Event With Acclaimed Former U.S. Mint Director Edmund C. Moy
Prior to his celebrated tenure at the U.S. Mint, Moy served from 2001-2006 at the White House as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, aiding in the advising in selection of presidential appointments. Moy recommended candidates for high level political positions in various governmental organizations. He also was responsible for filling political posts in independent agencies including the Social Security Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, National Mediation Board and Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In addition, Moy was responsible for staffing high-ranking positions in the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of National Drug Control Policy. Mr. Moy was at the White House during the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks and was subsequently tasked to be a part of the efforts to form the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He resigned his commission from the White House to become the 38th director of the United States Mint, a position he held for a distinguished 5-year term after officially being sworn in the month of September 2006. His role included working closely with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the White House, Congress, and the Federal Reserve during the Financial Crisis and following Great Recession.
Liberty Star's Phase 1 Exploratory Drilling at the Hay Mountain Project, Cochise County, Arizona
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APMEX Improves Ranking to #42 Top Internet Retailer
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - APMEX, Inc. was recently listed by Internet Retailer® as #42 out of the Top 500 Internet Retailers in all of North America and remained #1 among specialty e-retailers. This is the second consecutive year APMEX has been listed in the magazine's top 500, increasing its rank from #46. APMEX was ranked #1 specialty e-retailer in 2015 as well.
Geoscience BC Receives $5 Million in New Funding From BC Government for Mineral, Water and Energy Earth Science
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 18, 2016) - Geoscience BC commended the provincial government for its commitment of $5 million in new funding to support mineral, water and energy earth science in British Columbia, which was announced earlier today.
Altair Gold Acquires 2nd Lithium Property in Quebec
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2016) - ALTAIR GOLD INC. ("Altair" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AVX)(FRANKFURT:90A)(ISIN: CA0213702008; WKN: WKN A14WVP) Mr. John Huguet, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce that Altair has agreed to purchase 100% of West Georgia Lithium Exploration Inc. ("West Georgia"), a British Columbia company, the sole asset of which is a claim block of 2,139 hectares (21.39 km2) in the Abitibi area of the province of Quebec, known as the Kino Lithium Property (the "Property").
Rockhaven Announces Financing and 8,000 m Diamond Drill Program at Klaza Project, Yukon
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2016) - Rockhaven Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RK) ("Rockhaven") is pleased to announce plans for 2016 exploration at its 100% owned Klaza gold-silver property, located in the Dawson Range Gold Belt of southern Yukon. The proposed work program is scheduled to start in mid-June and will include 8,000 m of diamond drilling and additional metallurgical test work.
Revelo Establishes Company with JV Partner in Chile for Montezuma Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - Revelo Resources Corp. ("Revelo" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RVL) is pleased to announce that its Chilean subsidiary, Minera Serena Mining Chile Ltda., has established a Chilean Joint Venture company ("JV"), with associated Shareholders' Agreement, with Minera Newmont (Chile) Ltda. ("Newmont"), a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation, in order to own and manage the Montezuma Project in northern Chile. The JV is currently owned 51% by Newmont and 49% by Revelo, but Newmont has elected to pursue a further 14% (to 65%) in the JV company, and has an option to earn up to 75%, according to the Venture Agreement ("Agreement") (see news releases dated January 20, 2014 and February 23, 2015).
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Minera Alamos Inc. Closes Final Tranche of $4 Million Private Placement
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - Minera Alamos Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MAI) ("Minera Alamos" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the closing of the final tranche of the previously announced non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $1,980,000. Together with the first two tranches of the private placement closed in May and April, the Company has raised, in aggregate, $4,000,000.
BCM Resources Corporation: Grant of Incentive Stock Options
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - BCM Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:B), the "Company" announces that, subject to regulatory approval, it has granted 690,000 incentive stock options to directors, officers & employees of the Company. The options are exercisable at a price of $0.28 per share for a period of 5 years from May 16, 2016.
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Ivanhoe Mines Announces Financial Results and Review of Operations for the First Quarter of 2016
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) - Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. All figures are in US dollars unless otherwise stated.
Noront Resources Announces the Hiring of Ryan Weston as V.P. Exploration and the Closing of a Private Placement of Flow-Through Shares
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) - Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: NOT) is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Weston, P. Geo, to its senior management team in the role of Vice President, Exploration.
Vedanta Limited - Extension of USD 1.25bn Loan
MUMBAI, India, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- THL Zinc Limited, an overseas subsidiary of the Company, has agreed to extend the maturity of the loan of USD 1.25 billion, which was taken for a term of two years in May, 2014, from Cairn India Holdings Limited, an overseas subsidiary of Cairn India Limited (CIL), subsidiary of the Company, for a further period of two years.
Midland Resumes PGE Exploration in the Labrador Trough With Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) - Midland Exploration Inc. ("Midland") (TSX VENTURE:MD) is pleased to resume, in partnership with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation ("JOGMEC") the field exploration program on the Pallas Platinum Group Elements ("PGE") project in the Labrador Trough ("Trough"). Entering into the third year of the agreement, this field exploration program will involve channel sampling the best showings found in 2015 and prospecting the lateral extents of known mineralized corridor (reefs) rich in Platinum Group Element and gold ("PGE + Au") and others judged favourable corridors identified in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Tasman and Flinders Announce Merger
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) - Tasman Metals Ltd. ("Tasman") (TSX VENTURE:TSM)(FRANKFURT:T61)(OTCQB:TASIF) and Flinders Resources Limited (TSX VENTURE:FDR) ("Flinders") announce that discussions with regard to a potential merger of the two companies have resulted in an agreement in principle to complete a merger (the "Potential Merger"). It is proposed that the combined company, should the Potential Merger be successful, be known as Kinetic Materials Corporation (the "Combined Company" or "Kinetic").
Ivanhoe Mines Reports an Increase in Indicated Mineral Resources of 58% and Also an Accompanying Increase in Inferred Mineral Resources of 21% at Its Platreef Project in South Africa
MIAMI, FLORIDA--(Marketwired - May 11, 2016) - Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) Executive Chairman Robert Friedland announced today that Ivanhoe Mines has reported a substantial increase in Indicated and Inferred Mineral Resources at the company's Platreef Project in the heart of South Africa's Bushveld Complex, the world's premier platinum producing region. Details are to be featured in Mr. Friedland's presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference in Miami later today.
Largo Resources Ltd. announces OTC Markets Group Listing
TORONTO, May 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received approval for trading on the OTCQB® Venture Market ("OTCQB"). The Company commenced trading under the symbol (OTCQB: LGORF) at market open today.
Entree Gold Announces First Quarter 2016 Results
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - Entrée Gold Inc. (TSX:ETG)(NYSE MKT:EGI)(FRANKFURT:EKA) ("Entrée" or the "Company") has today filed its interim operational and financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. All numbers are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted.
Lundin Mining Receives Notice of Right of First Offer on Tenke Fungurume
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - Lundin Mining Corporation ("Lundin Mining" or the "Company") (TSX:LUN)(OMX:LUMI) acknowledges that Freeport-McMoran Inc. ("Freeport") announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its interest in TF Holdings Limited ("TF Holdings") to China Molybdenum Co., Ltd. ("CMOC").
Entree Gold Welcomes Notice to Proceed Approval for Underground Development at Oyu Tolgoi
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - Entrée Gold Inc. (TSX:ETG)(NYSE MKT:EGI)(FRANKFURT:EKA)("Entrée" or the "Company") welcomes the May 5, 2016 announcements that formal notice to proceed approval has been given for the next stage in the development of the world-class Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia by the boards of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. ("Turquoise Hill"), Rio Tinto and Entrée's joint venture partner, Oyu Tolgoi LLC ("OTLLC"). This was the final requirement for the re-start of underground development at the Hugo North Lift 1 block cave, including Lift 1 of the Entrée/Oyu Tolgoi joint venture's Hugo North Extension deposit. The announcements also noted that an updated Oyu Tolgoi Feasibility Study (the "2016 Feasibility Study") has been completed including a re-estimate of capital, and all necessary permits have been granted. Underground construction is expected to re-commence in mid-2016.
Malabar Gold & Diamonds Touches Another Landmark, 150 Showrooms Across 9 Countries
BELAGAVI, India, May 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
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Minfocus Exploration Announces Private Placement With Flow-Through Shares to Initiate Drilling on Its Coral Project
Each flow-through unit ("FT Unit") will be offered at a price of $0.05 per FT Unit, which will consist of one Share issued on a flow-through basis pursuant to the Income Tax Act (Canada) and one Warrant. Each whole Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one additional non flow-through Share at $0.10 per Share for a period of 12 months from the closing date. A maximum of 2,000,000 FT Units will be made available for issuance.
Venus Metals Corporation Limited (ASX:VMC) Company Presentation
Venus Metals Corporation Limited (ASX:VMC) is a diversified metals exploration Company focused on a developing portfolio of high-quality projects in Lithium, Precious and Base metals in Western Australia.
Turquoise Hill Announces Financial Results and Review of Operations for the First Quarter of 2016
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 05, 2016) - Turquoise Hill Resources today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. All figures are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise stated.
Sudbury Platinum Acquires Sudbury Mining Camp Ni-Cu-PGM Properties from Transition Metals Corp.
SUDBURY, ON, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Sudbury Platinum Corporation ("SPC" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Lockerby East and West Graham Properties ("the Properties") located within the Prolific Sudbury Mining Camp from Transition Metals Corp. (XTM - TSX.V) ("Transition"). Transition is the majority shareholder of SPC holding approximately 36% of the outstanding shares.
Platinum Group Metals Maseve Update and Amendment to Working Capital Facilities
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 5, 2016) - Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (TSX:PTM)(NYSE MKT:PLG) ("Platinum Group Metals" or the "Company") reports that during April 2016 the Maseve Mine, also known as the WBJV Project 1 Platinum Mine, produced approximately 1,700 "4E ounces" of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold. The mill continues to perform well with recoveries and tonnage throughput capacity meeting or exceeding targets.
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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