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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:

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 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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Airborne EM Surveys Underway at Huckleberry, Séquoi and Idefix
OTTAWA, June 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Northern Shield Resources Inc. ("Northern Shield" or the "Company") (TSXV: NRN) is very pleased to provide an update on exploration activities on the Company's properties in the Labrador Trough.
Midland and SOQUEM Identify New Targets on Casault and Resume Drilling
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 23, 2016) - Midland Exploration Inc. ("Midland") (TSX VENTURE:MD) is pleased to resume diamond drilling on its Casault gold project in partnership with SOQUEM Inc. ("SOQUEM") for a minimum of 2,700 metres over eight (8) holes. The Casault property covers the Sunday Lake Fault over more than 20 kilometres strike length and is located about 40 kilometres east of the Detour Lake mine. The Detour Lake mine contains 14.38 million ounces of gold ("Moz Au"), consisting in proven reserves of 89.2 million tonnes at a grade of 1.26 g/t Au for 3.60 Moz Au and probable reserves of 351.6 million tonnes at a grade of 0.95 g/t Au for 10.78 Moz Au. The West Detour zone contains 1.53 Moz Au consisting in proven reserves of 1.8 million tonnes at a grade of 0.99 g/t Au for 56,000 ounces of gold and probable reserves of 47.0 million tonnes at a grade of 0.97 g/t Au for 1.47 Moz Au.
Core Exploration Ltd (ASX:CXO) New Large Scale Lithium Pegmatite Target Defined at Finniss
Core Exploration Ltd's (ASX:CXO) is pleased to report it has identified an exceptionally large pegmatite swarm within the Finniss Lithium Project near Darwin in the NT. The Zola Pegmatite is unusually large by world standards and represents an outstanding exploration target for lithium.
Mkango Announces that it is Acquiring New High Resolution Airborne Geophysical Data Covering its Licences in Malawi
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - Mkango Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MKA)(AIM:MKA) (the "Corporation" or "Mkango"), is pleased to announce that it is in the process of acquiring from the Malawi Geological Survey new airborne geophysical data covering the majority of its Phalombe and Thambani exclusive prospecting licences in Malawi.
Stockport Signs Crescent Lake Lithium Deposit Option Agreement
HALIFAX, June 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Stockport Exploration Inc. (TSXV: SPT) ("Stockport") has entered into a cash and share option agreement with Sovereign Gold Company Limited (ASX: SOC) ("Sovereign") of Australia to acquire 100% of Stockport's 317 Claim Units within the Crescent Lake Lithium Prospect in Ontario, Canada. Should Sovereign complete the full option agreement, Stockport will be paid $1,400,000 in cash and shares. Stockport received $100,000 CAD upon signing the agreement. The agreement calls for additional payments to be made during a 150 day due diligence period including; $75,000 within 75 days of execution, and a further $75,000 within 150 days of execution as well as the issuance of $250,000 in shares of Sovereign upon completion of the due diligence period. Upon exercise of the Option, Sovereign must pay Stockport a further $400,000 in eight quarterly installments and $500,000 in cash or shares at Stockport's election. Stockport will retain 100% of the Crescent Lake rights should Sovereign fail to complete any requirements of the option agreement. Stockport also maintains a 2% NSR on all minerals related to the property. Sovereign retains the right to abandon or accelerate payments at any period throughout the due diligence or option period.
Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc.: Cascabel Exploration Update
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 22, 2016) - Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. ("Cornerstone" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:CGP)(FRANKFURT:GWN)(BERLIN:GWN)(OTCBB:CTNXF) announces the following project update for the Cascabel copper-gold porphyry joint venture exploration project in northern Ecuador, in which the Company has a 15% interest financed through to completion of a feasibility study. SolGold Plc is funding 100% of the exploration at Cascabel and is the operator of the project.
Group Ten Metals Amends Black Lake Property Agreements
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - Group Ten Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PGE)(FRANKFURT:5D31) (the "Company" or "Group Ten") announces amendments to three property agreements for its Black Lake gold project.
Eastplats: Independent Proxy Advisor ISS Recommends That Shareholders Vote for Incumbent Directors
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX:ELR)(JSE:EPS) ("Eastplats" or the "Company") today reported that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") has recommended that shareholders vote the YELLOW proxy FOR the incumbent directors of Eastplats.
Opportunities for 3D Printing Precious Metals: Jewelry and Other Applications
LONDON, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SmarTech believes that 3D printing of gold, silver, platinum and precious metal alloys will present important opportunities for the 3D printing community in the near future.

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GTA Commences Drilling at Northshore Property
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - GTA Resources and Mining Inc. ("GTA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GTA) reports that it has commenced a delineation drill program targeting the Afric Zone on the Northshore Property. A series of 20 to 30 NQ sized drill holes are planned to test a number of high grade areas. The Northshore Property is located in Priske Township, near the town of Schreiber, Ontario, approximately 200 km east of Thunder Bay or 125 km west of Hemlo, Ontario.
Matamec Provides an Update to the Kipawa Rare Earths Joint Venture Project
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 20, 2016) - Matamec Explorations Inc. (« Matamec » or the « Company ») (TSX VENTURE:MAT)(OTCQX:MHREF) is very pleased to announce that its 2015-2017 objectives are being achieved as planned for the Kipawa rare earths joint venture project ("the JV"), of which 72% is owned by Matamec. At the formation of the JV in January 2015, the joint venture held funds of $ 4M CAD. As of March 31st 2016, the JV has invested $1,970,000 CAD in reaching the objectives. The joint venture plans to invest the remaining $2,030,000 CAD over the next year in pursuit of its 2015-2017 objectives.
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MDN Announces Appointment of Jean Rainville as New Director
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 17, 2016) - MDN Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MDN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean Rainville as a Director of the Company as of today following the resignation of Claude Boulay as a Director of the Company.
First Mining Announces AGM Results and Changes to Management
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - First Mining Finance Corp. ("First Mining") (TSX VENTURE:FF)(OTCQX:FFMGF) is pleased to announce the results of its annual general meeting of shareholders held on June 16, 2016.
Group Ten Metals Announces Board and Management Changes
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - Group Ten Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PGE)(FRANKFURT:5D31) (the "Company" or "Group Ten") announces that Tom McCandless, Eugene Spiering and Brian Cloney have resigned from the board of directors of the Company. Dr. McCandless has also resigned from the role of COO, and Mr. Spiering from the role of V-P Exploration.
Tantalex Resources Corporation Announces a Non-Brokered Private Placement of a Maximum of $300,000
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - TANTALEX Resources Corporation (CSE:TTX)(FRANKFURT:1T0) ("TANTALEX" or the "Corporation"), announces that it intends to complete a non-brokered private placement financing (the "Offering") for gross proceeds up to $300,000 through the issuance of 6,000,000 units ("Units") at a price of $0.05 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one common share in the share capital of Tantalex (a "Common Share") and one common share purchase warrant (a "Warrant") of Tantalex. Each whole Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.055 per Common Share up to the date that is eighteen (18) months from closing. The gross proceeds from the Offering will be used by the Company for general working capital purposes.
Midland Announces Joint-Venture Agreement Near Eleonore Mine and Cheechoo Gold Discovery
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - Midland Exploration Inc. ("Midland") (TSX VENTURE:MD) is pleased to announce the signing of a joint-venture agreement (50%-50%) with Osisko Exploration James Bay Inc. ("Osisko") whereby Midland and Osisko will cooperate and combine their efforts to explore geological settings favourable for gold deposits in the vicinity of the Eleonore gold mine and the new gold discovery recently announced at Cheechoo. Osisko and Midland will share their collective databases and experienced exploration teams and co-fund exploration programs over an important area of interest. A total budget of approximately $1,000,000 will be allocated to the 2016 first phase field campaign.
Northern Shield Grants Stock Options
OTTAWA, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Northern Shield Resources Inc. ("Northern Shield" or the "Company") (TSXV: NRN) is pleased to announce that it has granted options to acquire a total of 6,850,000 common shares pursuant to its shareholder approved stock option plan (the "Stock Option Plan"). Options to acquire a total of 5,300,000 common shares were issued to Northern Shield's officers and directors, and the balance were issued to employees and consultants of Northern Shield. Each option entitles the holder to acquire one share for $0.16 per share for a period ending June 10, 2021.
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Angkor Gold Corp. Signs US$3 Million Joint Exploration Agreement With JOGMEC on Oyadao South License
GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB--(Marketwired - June 14, 2016) - ANGKOR GOLD CORP. (TSX VENTURE: ANK) ("ANGKOR") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Joint Exploration Agreement ("JEA") with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation ("JOGMEC") to explore ANGKOR's 100% owned Oyadao South license. The agreement gives JOGMEC the option right to acquire 51% of the Oyadao South license for a total investment of US$3 million in exploration expenditures over a 3 year period. The JEA will be executed after necessary procedure according to the Cambodian related regulation.
Transition Vests 100% Interest in Sunday Lake PGM-Ni-Cu Project
SUDBURY, ON, June 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Transition Metals Corp. (XTM - TSX.V) ("Transition" or "the Company"), is pleased to announce that the Company and its Joint Venture partner, Impala Platinum Holdings ("Implats") have now vested a 100% interest in the core property positon of the Sunday Lake Project.
BCM Resources Corporation Provides Update on Thompson Knolls Option Agreement
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 14, 2016) - BCM Resources Corporation (TSX VENTURE:B), the "Company" announces that Inland Explorations Ltd. ("Inland"), has agreed to extend the closing (date originally scheduled for May 30th 2016), of the Thompson Knolls option agreement by three months to August 31st 2016.
Terence Goodlace Appointed to the Board of Gold Fields
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Erdene Announces Annual General Meeting Webcast
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - Erdene Resource Development Corp. (TSX:ERD) ("Erdene" or the "Company"), will be webcasting its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders ("AGM") on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (5:30 pm Atlantic Standard Time). All interested parties can listen to the webcast by clicking here. To attend the AGM in person, the event will be held at Purdy's Wharf Tower II, 1969 Upper Water Street, Suite 1300, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For those unable to listen to the live webcast or attend the event in person, a replay will be available on the Company's web site beginning approximately two hours after the completion of the event.
Tantalex Announces First Arrival of Tantalum Concentrate
TORONTO, ONTARIO and MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) -
Wellgreen Platinum Announces Appointment of Diane R. Garrett, Ph.D. as President, CEO and Director
VANCOUVER, June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. ("Wellgreen Platinum" or the "Company") (TSX: WG; OTC-QX: WGPLF) is very pleased to announce that Diane R. Garrett has joined the Company as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.
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General Moly Announces Results Of Annual Meeting
LAKEWOOD, Colo., June 9, 2016 /CNW/ -- General Moly, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT and TSX: GMO), a U.S.-based molybdenum mineral development, exploration and mining company, announced that it received approval for all proposals submitted to stockholders at its annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was held June 8, 2016 in Lakewood, Colorado.
Eastplats: Dissident Ka An's Nominees Have Poor Track Records
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 8, 2016) - Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX:ELR)(JSE:EPS) ("Eastplats" or the "Company") today reported on the collectively poor track record of the six candidates nominated by dissident Ka An Development Co. Limited ("Ka An"), which seeks to replace Eastplats' board of directors.
Tantalex Announces Signing of Strategic Agreement
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 8, 2016) - TANTALEX Resources Corporation (CSE:TTX)(FRANKFURT:1T0) ("TANTALEX" or the "Corporation"), is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, United Materials Congo SARL ("UNITED MATERIALS" or "UMC"), located in the Katanga province of Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), has signed a definitive agreement with a local mining cooperative, namely La Coopérative Minière pour le Développement Intégré du Congo ("CMDIC"), whereby CMDIC will become a sub-contractor to UMC, and as such, will supply UMC exclusively to the entirety of the Tantalum Pentoxide concentrate (Ta205) produced by local entities. In return, United Materials will provide CMDIC with technical manpower, equipment and other resources in order to contribute to the sustainability of the region's small mining sites.
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Avrupa Announces $1 Million Private Placement
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 7, 2016) - Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AVU)(FRANKFURT:8AM) has arranged a private placement of 10 million units at $0.10 per unit for gross proceeds of $1 million. Each unit will have a four-month hold period and is comprised of one common share plus a warrant to purchase another common share at $0.15 for a period of three years.
MDN Signs Binding Agreement to Acquire the Argor Property
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 7, 2016) - MDN Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MDN) is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive property purchase agreement (the "Agreement") to acquire the Argor property (the "Property") from Barrick Gold Inc., James Bay Columbium Ltd. and Goldcorp Inc. (the "Sellers").
AsiaBaseMetals Inc. Announces Appointment to the Advisory Board
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 6, 2016) - AsiaBaseMetals Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ABZ) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Stephen Leahy to the Advisory Board of the Company.
Erdene Closes Private Placement
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - June 6, 2016) - Erdene Resource Development Corp. (TSX:ERD) ("Erdene" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce it has closed its non-brokered private placement with Teck Resources Limited ("Teck"). The private placement financing involved the issuance of 1,063,830 shares to Teck at a price of $0.47 per share for gross proceeds of $500,000 ("Private Placement"). This fulfills Teck's annual equity investment obligation pursuant to the Strategic Alliance between Erdene and Teck announced by Erdene on April 11, 2013. Net proceeds of the Private Placement will be used for exploration of the Company's Teck-Alliance projects in Mongolia. All securities have been issued pursuant to the Private Placement and are subject to a four-month hold period from the closing date.
Minera Alamos Inc. Announces Closing of Private Placement
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 6, 2016) - Minera Alamos Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MAI) ("Minera Alamos" or the "Company") is pleased to announce closing of a non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $400,000.
EPIC Piping Announces International Expansion to the Middle East
BATON ROUGE, La., June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EPIC Piping, ("EPIC"), one of the largest pipe fabrication organizations in the world, today announced that it will commence operations at a 400,000 square foot facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, marking an important development for the Company's international expansion and overall manufacturing capabilities.
Venus Metals Corporation Limited (ASX:VMC) Lithium Exploration Update High Grade Lithium in Sampling
The Directors of Venus Metals Corporation Limited (ASX:VMC) are pleased to announce that initial exploration on its lithium-tantalum project areas in Western Australia (Figure 1 in link below) has returned high-grade lithium results in surface sampling at Poona.
Condor Resources Inc.: Results From the First Two Holes of the Soledad 2016 Drill Program
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 2, 2016) - Condor Resources Inc. - ("Condor" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CN) is pleased to report the following update on the diamond drill project at the Soledad project in Peru. Results are reported for the first two holes completed at Soledad by Condor's partner, Compañia Minera Casapalca S.A. ("Casapalca") of Lima.
Largo Sets a New Monthly Production Record of 780 Tonnes in May

-- Daily production record of 34 tonnes representing approximately 128% of daily nameplate capacity -- Weekly production record of 198 tonnes representing 107% of weekly nameplate capacity

Tantalex Resources Announces Debt Settlement
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 1, 2016) - TANTALEX RESOURCES CORPORATION (CSE:TTX)(FRANKFURT:1T0) ("Tantalex" or the " Corporation"), announces that it has entered into settlement agreements (the "Settlement Agreements") with various creditors of the Corporation whereby Tantalex will issue common shares of the Corporation at a deemed price of $0.05 per common share (the "Shares for Debt Settlement"). Pursuant to the Settlement Agreements, CDN$1,483,835 will be settled and a total of 29,676,713 common shares will be issued to the creditors, which would represent a total of 40.65% of the total number of issued and outstanding common shares of Tantalex following the completion of the Shares for Debt Settlement.
First Quantum Announces Completion of the Sale of Kevitsa
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 1, 2016) -
Sudbury Platinum Resumes Drilling at Aer-Kidd and Commences Exploration Activities at Lockerby East
SUDBURY, ON, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Sudbury Platinum Corporation ("SPC" or "the Company") and Transition Metals Corp. (XTM - TSX.V) ("Transition") are pleased to announce the resumption of exploration activities on their 100% owned Aer-Kidd and Lockerby East Projects located within the Sudbury mining camp. Transition is the majority shareholder of SPC and holds approximately 36% of the outstanding shares.
Wellgreen Platinum Announces 2016 AGM Date
VANCOUVER, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. ("Wellgreen Platinum" or the "Company") (TSX: WG; OTC-QX: WGPLF) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 2016 Annual General Meeting on September 27, 2016.
Wallbridge Announces Further Drill Results and Initiates Permitting Process for Potential Bulk Sample on Parkin Properties
TORONTO, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX: WM, FWB: WC7) ("Wallbridge") announces additional drilling results and the initiation of the permitting process, including an environmental baseline study, for a potential bulk sample on its flagship Parkin Properties exploration project in Sudbury, Ontario. The Parkin Properties are being explored for nickel, copper, and platinum group metal mineralization.
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 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 @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 @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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