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Dr. Alper Interviews Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, President and CEO of Critical Elements Corporation, Developing a Large Lithium, Tantalum Project with a Take or Pay, Off-Take Agreement
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, President and CEO of Critical Elements Corporation, is developing a large Lithium, Tantalum project based in James Bay in Quebec. We learned from Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, President and CEO of Critical Elements that they have a 100% take or pay, off-take with a large chemical company, HELM AG. Critical Elements announced strategic partner HELM AG is to provide up to $4.5m funding for feasibility study. With a low market cap, a qualified and experienced staff and a strong business partner, Critical Elements is positioned to become a critical player in the Lithium and Tantalum market. On June 2, 2016, Critical Elements Corporation announced it closed a private placement for gross proceeds totaling $6,197,500. The private placement was led by Canaccord Genuity Corp.
This offering was arranged with an elite group of institutions, including lead investor JP Morgan Asset Management UK, which indicates the high regard in which Critical Elements Corporation is held with sophisticated institutional investors.
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Interview with Stan Bharti, Chairman and Acting CEO of Aberdeen International (TSX: AAB): a Successful Global Resource Investment Company and Merchant Bank
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aberdeen International (TSX: AAB) is a global resource investment company and merchant bank focused on small-cap companies in the mining and metals sector. We learned from Stan Bharti, Chairman and acting CEO of Aberdeen International, who has a very successful track record, that today the company has two major investments: one is close to a US $15 million investment in a private South-African platinum-palladium company called African Thunder, and the other is an investment in one of the largest advanced lithium resources in the world called Lithium X, located in Argentina. African Thunder is a producing mine with close to a million ounces of platinum and palladium and a huge exploration upside that was put on standby because of low prices, but there is a plan to reactivate it in the beginning of 2017. Aberdeen owns approximately 50% of African Thunder with the other 50% owned by a company in Switzerland. Lithium X is a well-developed resource that is completing its feasibility study. According to Mr. Bharti, these are both world-class assets that, over the next two or three years, in a good market, will unlock substantial value for Aberdeen. In addition, Aberdeen had several other assets, including coal and gold that have been sold to build a small resource fund that helps fund investments like the lithium project. Aberdeen manages this fund, which has already grown from about $8 million to $10 million in assets in less than a year.
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Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (OTCBB: LBSR): Gold Anomaly, Phase 1 for High Grade Metals & Other Prospects
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Liberty Star Uranium & Metals (OTCBB: LBSR) is an exploration and mining development company located in Tucson, Arizona under the leadership of James A. Briscoe. The company's flagship project is Hay Mountain multi-target, multi-metal project located in Cochise County, southeast Arizona. It is a variable depth exploration project for porphyry copper, gold, moly and multiple potential by-product metals including lead, zinc, manganese, silver, uranium, thorium, and rare earth elements. Using the most advanced technology and equipment the company identified the potential for discovery of a high grade and very large limestone replacement and porphyry hosted copper, gold, and moly ore body and plans to engage in exploratory diamond core drilling as soon as possible.
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Interview with Michael Tamlin, COO of Neometals Ltd (ASX: NMT, OTC: RDRUY): Advanced Australian Mt. Marion Lithium Project and Patented "ELi Process" will Produce Battery Grade Lithium Hydroxide at Low Cost
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Neometals Ltd. (ASX: NMT, OTC: RDRUY) is an Australian mining and development company focused on developing concurrently its advanced stage Mt. Marion lithium project and its patented "ELi Process" that will produce battery grade lithium hydroxide at low cost. With two strategic partners, - Australia’s largest contract minerals processor as their operating partner, and China’s leading, most profitable, lithium producer as their off-take partner for Mt. Marion project, - Neometals is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the rapidly growing demand for Lithium products. We learned from Michael Tamlin, COO of Neometals that Mt. Marion is at a very advanced stage, where they have started mining, have commissioned the crushing operation and are establishing some stockpiles. According to Michael Tamlin, the next stage for Neometals is to build the pilot plant to produce lithium hydroxide. The company's goal is to build a sustainable and profitable business.
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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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Interview with Paul Kuhn, CEO of Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: AVU): An Excellent Junior Canadian Prospect Generator Focused on Politically Stable Regions of Europe
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Avrupa Minerals, Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: AVU) is an excellent junior Canadian Prospect Generator, focused on building a diversified portfolio of mineral exploration projects in politically stable regions of Europe such as Portugal, Kosovo and Germany. The properties are located in areas with existing mines and have strong geological potential for discovery. We learned from Paul Kuhn, CEO of Avrupa Minerals, that there are a number of projects that are in the pipeline that offer great return prospects including Oelsnitz in Germany, Alvalade in Portugal and Slivovo in Kosovo. According to Mr. Kuhn, the latest drill results from Slivovo, coupled with a far better understanding of the geology and mineralization parameters, increase the possibility of finding gold in more areas of the project.
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Interview with Mark Smith, President and CEO of NioCorp (TSX.V - NB, OTCQX: NIOBF, FSE: BR3) Advancing the Elk Creek Niobium-Scandium-Titanium Project in Southeast Nebraska, USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


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



We interviewed the management team of Scheelite Metals LLC., who is positioned to create a world class tungsten mine in the United States. They have a huge orebody with over 44 miles of tungsten outcroppings. Scheelite Metals, with minimal investment, has progressed the mine to the point where a relatively small investment of 12.5 million dollars will bring the mine to a 500 ton per day production capacity. This is a golden opportunity for investors to get in on the ground floor, where in 1-2 years, this mine can be virtually untouchable from any external market. Scheelite Metals is positioned to be a highly profitable operation with minimal operational cost and it will be a serious market player here in the United States.
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Interview with Normand Champigny, President and CEO Sphinx Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SFX): Exploration and Development Company Focused on Acquiring Projects in Québec with a Team of Quebec Gold Minefinders
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Sphinx Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SFX) is an exploration and development company focused on generating and acquiring projects in Québec. We learned from Normand Champigny, President and CEO of Sphinx, that there are three criteria they are looking for in a potential project: First, good infrastructure with road access; second, good social acceptability; and third, areas with precious metal potential in high grade metamorphic terrains. According to Mr. Champigny the key factor that sets Sphinx apart is the team, which includes three mine finders with tremendous experience in the industry and deep knowledge of doing work in Quebec. The company's project generator business model is set up to minimize dilution. Having a number of promising projects maximizes the chances of discovery.
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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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Avrupa Minerals Receives $661,500 From Warrant Exercise; Grants Options
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2016) - Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AVU)(FRANKFURT:8AM) is pleased to announce that the Company has received $661,500 from the exercise of warrants and finders' warrants that expired on September 24, 2016. The funds received from the exercise of these warrants will be used for further exploration and development of the Company's mineral properties in Portugal and Kosovo.
Benton Closes $200,000 Flow-Through Financing
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2016) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX) ("Benton" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has filed with the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") for final approval of its $200,000 flow-through financing (the "Financing"), previously announced September 14, 2016. On approval from the Exchange the Company will issue 2,000,000 flow-through shares at a price of $0.10 per share for aggregate proceeds of $200,000. There will be a statutory 4-month hold period on the shares issued pursuant to the Financing expiring January 28, 2017.
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HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UCU)(OTCQX:UURAF) ("Ucore" or the "Company") is pleased to provide independent third party review and confirmation of the previously reported operational success of the SuperLig®-One pilot plant near Salt Lake City, Utah ("SuperLig®-One" or the "Plant"). The rare earth element ("REE") separation process of SuperLig®-One, which utilizes advanced Molecular Recognition Technology ("MRT") as a separation platform, has been observed by an independent Qualified Person ("QP").
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Core Exploration Ltd (ASX:CXO) ("Core" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results from the first four holes from the Company's maiden lithium drilling program at the Finniss Lithium Project ("Finniss") in the Northern Territory has confirmed Finniss, as a major new discovery of high grade lithium.
Venus Metals Corporation Limited (ASX:VMC) Capital Raising to Fund Base Metal Lithium and Gold Drilling
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Thomson Resources Ltd (ASX:TMZ) Annual Report Including Full Year Statutory Accounts
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MDN Announces Name Change, New Stock Symbol and Share Consolidation
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Taseko Drills 510 Feet of 0.42% Copper Equivalent, Including 240 Feet of 0.68% Copper Equivalent in New Copper/Gold/Silver Zone at Gibraltar Mine
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Anglo American Platinum Invests In Greyrock Energy
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Goldrea Resources Completes Sampling Program at Gaspe Lithium Project
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CME Group Announces Launch of First-Ever Precious Metals Spread and Ratio Futures Contracts
NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of the first-ever, exchange-traded precious metals spread and ratio futures contracts. The three new contracts include Gold/Silver Ratio futures, Gold/Platinum Spread futures and Platinum/Palladium Spread futures and will begin trading on Monday, October 24, 2016, pending regulatory review.
Venus Metals Corporation Limited (ASX:VMC) Investor Presentation Powering up with Lithium
Venus Metals Corporation Limited (ASX:VMC) (VMC) are pleased to provide the Company's latest Investor Presentation titled 'Powering up with Lithium'.
Cap-Ex Closed Acquisition in the Blackwater Region, British Columbia
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 13, 2016) - Cap-Ex Iron Ore Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CEV) ("Cap-Ex" or the "Company") reports it has closed the mineral property exploration rights and sale agreement with TTM Resources Inc. ("TTM") to purchase a 100% interest in three claims (the "Property") adjoining the southeastern part of the Company's Aspen Property in the Blackwater region of the Nechako Plateau in British Columbia, as announced on August 18, 2016.
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LONDON, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Increased usage of magnetic materials in various applications"
The market size of magnetic materials is projected to reach USD 96.00 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 9.6% between 2015 and 2020. The magnetic materials meet the specific requirement of industries, such as automobile, energy storage, electrical & electronics, and medical. New technologies are introduced every year that improve the size, weight, and cost of these materials. The increasing use of magnetic materials and infrastructure development has offered enormous opportunities in to the market in Asia-Pacific.

"Automotive application to dominate the market"
The automotive application segment dominated the global magnetic materials market in 2014. It is projected to register the highest growth rate between 2015 and 2020. Rapid growth of the automotive industry, especially, in Asia-Pacific, drives the use of magnetic materials in the automotive application segment, thus boosting the market growth.

"Asia-Pacific projected to be fastest-growing market during forecast period"
Asia-Pacific is projected to be the largest and fastest-growing market for magnetic materials globally. The increase in disposable income and industrial growth in Asia-Pacific led to the increasing demand for high-performance magnetic materials. In addition, there has been a consistent rise in number of vehicles in the region over the past decade, which fuels the demand for magnetic materials in the region.

Break-up of profile of primaries for the report

- By Company Type - Tier 1 - 24%, Tier 2 - 47%, and Tier 3 - 29%
- By Designation - C-level - 38%, Director Level - 31%, Others - 31%
- By Region - North America - 31%, Europe - 44%, Asia-Pacific -19%, and RoW - 6%
Some of the major companies profiled in this report are Hitachi Metals Ltd. (Japan), Daido Steel Co. Ltd. (Japan), Molycorp Magnequench (Canada), Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. (Japan), TDK Corp. (Japan), and others.

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- Competitor Analysis
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IDM Mining Discovers New Vein: Samples 22.2 g/t Au and 81.3 g/t Ag Over 9.35 Meters in Subcrop at Lost Valley, Red Mountain Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2016) - IDM Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:IDM) ("IDM" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that surface hand trenching has discovered the Randell Zone, another strongly mineralized structure at its Red Mountain Gold Project ("Red Mountain" or the "Property"). This new zone is located less than 100 meters to south of, and stacked above, the Anda'adala'a Lo'op Zone.
Thompson Creek Sets Date for Special Meeting of Shareholders to Approve Proposed Transaction with Centerra Gold Inc.
DENVER, CO, Sept. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (TSX: TCM) (OTCQX: TCPTF) ("Thompson Creek" or the "Company") today announced that the Company will hold a special meeting of shareholders on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, to consider and vote on a special resolution in connection with a previously announced plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) involving the acquisition by Centerra Gold Inc. of all of the outstanding common shares of Thompson Creek (the "Arrangement"). The special meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. local time at the Company's offices at 26 W. Dry Creek Circle, Second Floor, Littleton, Colorado. Only Thompson Creek shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 12, 2016 will be entitled to notice of and to vote at the special meeting or at any adjournment or postponement thereof.
Largo announces closing of the second tranche of its current private placement offering for aggregate gross proceeds of $4.45M
TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") (TSX: LGO) (OTCQB: LGORF) is pleased to announce today that it has closed a second tranche (the "Second Tranche") of its up to $5 Million non-brokered private placement offering (the "Offering") of Units (as defined below).
Ivanhoe Mines to be Added to S&P/TSX Composite Index Effective September 16
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2016) - Ivanhoe Mines' (TSX:IVN) Executive Chairman Robert Friedland and Chief Executive Officer Lars-Eric Johansson announced today that Standard and Poor's (S&P) has added Ivanhoe Mines to the S&P/TSX Composite Index, effective after the close of trading on September 16, 2016.
General Moly Presents at Rodman & Renshaw Investment Conference in New York
LAKEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- General Moly, Inc. (the "Company" or "General Moly") (NYSE MKT and TSX: GMO) announced that its Chief Financial Officer Lee Shumway will present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference in New York at 11:15 a.m. ET on Tuesday September 13, 2016. Mr. Shumway and Chief Operating Officer Robert Pennington will be meeting with investors at the conference.
Sputtering Targets Market Surpasses $540 Million
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TECHCET CA--the advisory service firm providing electronics materials information--today announced that the 2016 global market for semiconductor sputtering targets is expected to total US$575 Million, growing nearly 7% from 2015. Revenue growth is tempered by the level pricing of copper and titanium, while increasing revenues are lead by tantalum. "The estimated CAGR of 4.8% will bring the market to a projected $640M by 2019, after a disruption in 2018 caused by the high volume manufacturing (HVM) of PCRAM and 3D-NAND memory chips," said Terry Francis, Sr. Analysts of TECHCET and lead-author of the recently released Critical Materials Report on Sputtering Targets.
Venus Metals Corporation Limited (ASX:VMC) Annual Report 2016
Venus Metals Corporation Limited (ASX:VMC) are pleased to provide the Company's Annual Report 2016.
Finlay Minerals Ltd. applies to amend warrants & updates budget figures
VANCOUVER, Sept. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Finlay Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:FYL) ("The Company") reports that it is applying to the TSX Venture Exchange to amend the term of 1,958,333 warrants from its private placement completed on October 7, 2014, at an exercise price of $0.10 and expiring on October 7, 2016, to have their term extended from 24 months to 48 months; the new expiry date of these warrants will be October 7, 2018. No amendment to the exercise price will be made to any of these warrants and these warrant amendments are subject to regulatory acceptance by the Exchange.
Northern Shield Completes Private Placement for Gross Proceeds of $500,000
OTTAWA, Sept. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Northern Shield Resources Inc. ("Northern Shield" or the "Company") [TSX-V: NRN] is pleased to announce that it has completed a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of 2,272,727 units ("Units") at a price of $0.22 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $500,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share in the capital of Northern Shield (a "Common Share") and one half of one Common Share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each whole warrant is exercisable for one Common Share at a price of $0.30 per share September 8, 2019 provided that should the Common Shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV") for 20 consecutive trading at a price equal to or more than $0.70, the Warrants will expire five days later. The Common Shares and Warrants underlying the Units are subject to a four month hold period from the date of issuance and the Private Placement remains subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
FY2016 Platinum Market Deficit Forecast Revised Upward
LONDON, September 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
TANTALEX Resources Corporation Announces Stock Options Grants
TORONTO, ONTARIO and MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Sept. 7, 2016) - TANTALEX Resources Corporation (CSE:TTX)(FRANKFURT:1T0) ("TANTALEX" or the "Corporation"), announces that the Board of Directors has approved, as of September 2, 2016, the issuance of 4,250,000 options to purchase common shares of the Corporation to the current Directors and Officers of the Corporation, all exercisable at a price of $0.12 for a period of five (5) years, subject to the Corporation's stock option plan and to regulatory approval.
Sphinx and SOQUEM Identify Priority Target Areas for Zinc on the Calumet-Sud Project and Palladium on Both the Calumet-Sud and Green Palladium Projects
The survey data was collected on the two projects in late June by the firm CGG Canada Services Ltd. from Toronto using an electromagnetic system with HELITEM30C MULTIPULSE™, a high sensitivity cesium magnetometer and a Radiation Solutions RS-500 spectrometer. The survey covers 636 line-km with flight lines spaced at 100 m and includes the Calumet Nord project (adjacent, 100% owned by Ressources Tranchemontagne and optioned to SOQUEM). The geophysical consulting firm MB Geosolutions of Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Quebec, in collaboration with the technical staff of Sphinx and SOQUEM, defined the priority targets following an analysis of the data.
Hearings to Commence in Bear Creek Mining's Santa Ana Arbitration Claim
VANCOUVER, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Bear Creek Mining Corporation (TSX Venture: BCM) ("Bear Creek" or the "Company") announces that in-person hearings in respect of its Santa Ana arbitration claim (the "Arbitration") will commence Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the headquarters of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ("ICSID") in Washington, DC.
Gold Surges After Disappointing Economic Reports
NEW YORK, September 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
FinnAust Mining PLC (the 'Titanium Mining Company') is Acquiring Avannaa Exploration
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Sept. 5, 2016) -
Eastplats Announces Appointment of New Director
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 5, 2016) - Eastern Platinum Limited ("Eastplats" or the "Company") (TSX:ELR)(AIM:ELR)(JSE:EPS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bielin Shi as a member of the board of directors of Eastplats. Dr. Shi is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and has over 30 years' experience in the global mining and metals industry. Dr. Shi is currently the Chief Geologist at Pei Si International (Beijing) Co. Ltd.
Letter to the Shareholders, Lithium and Gallium Exploration
SAN DIEGO, September 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
U.S. Money Reserve President Philip Diehl Named Chairman of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA)
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Money Reserve president, Philip N. Diehl, was named the new chairman of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) at the association's Board of Directors meeting last week.
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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