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Pacific Empire Minerals Corp. (TSXV: PEMC): Prospect Generator, Focused on Discovery of Gold-Rich Copper Deposits in British Columbia, Interview with Brad Peters, President and CEO
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News


Pacific Empire Minerals Corp. (TSXV: PEMC) is a hybrid prospect generator company, focused on the discovery of gold-rich copper deposits in British Columbia. By integrating the project generator business model, with low-cost reverse circulation drilling, the company is able to leverage its portfolio by identifying and focusing on the highest quality projects for partnerships and advancement. While at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver, Canada, we learned from Brad Peters, President and CEO of Pacific Empire, that they focus on mining-friendly, infrastructure-ready areas, within British Columbia, where there is a lot of public data available, in terms of assessment reports, previous drilling, radiometrics, and magnetics. By analyzing this historical data together with their own initial exploration, Pacific Empire is able to identify targets ideally suited for reverse circulation drilling. We learned from Mr. Peters, that Pacific Empire currently has 14 projects in the portfolio, two of which are currently under option. Plans for this year include testing six to eight of the projects, with the company's own reverse circulation drill. Mr. Peters sees a positive future for copper with renewable energy, with the global infrastructure build-out playing a significant role.
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Interview with Steve Poulton, CEO Altus Strategies Plc (AIM: ALS & TSXV: ALTS): A Diversified Mineral Exploration Project Generator Focused on Africa
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Steve Poulton, who is CEO and co-founder of Altus Strategies (AIM: ALS & TSXV: ALTS), that their projects are located in West Africa and East Africa primarily and specifically in Mali, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Morocco, Liberia, and Ivory Coast. Approximately half of Altus’ assets are gold focused. We also learned from Mr. Poulton that since their August 2017 AIM IPO in London, how they moved rapidly to acquire Legend Gold on the TSXV in January, undertook a C$4.1m financing in April and completed a TSXV dual listing of their shares in June 2018. The Company is currently the only Canadian listed project generator, which is focused exclusively on Africa. The Company has just announced an exciting development from their bauxite discovery in Cameroon.
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Interview with Dave Cole, President and CEO, EMX Royalty Corporation (TSX-V: EMX; NYSE: EMX): A Successful, Diversified Portfolio of Royalties, Mineral Properties, and Investment Interests
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


EMX Royalty Corporation (TSX-V: EMX; NYSE American: EMX) is well-positioned for growth, with ongoing revenue streams from royalty and pre-production payments, as well as an industry network with global connections. EMX Royalty is constantly searching for new opportunities. EMX's portfolio of royalties, mineral properties and investment interests, spans five continents. The portfolio is focused on gold, copper, and polymetallic assets. We learned from Dave Cole, President and CEO of EMX Royalty Corporation, that the Company utilizes a very powerful kind of project generator model. (a) Whereby they sell prospective mineral rights, which they've acquired and added value to through cost effective, early stage geological work. (b) Then they receive pre-production payments and retain a royalty interest as their partners advance the projects. In addition to these organically generated royalties, EMX also buys royalties and makes strategic investment in unrecognized opportunities. According to Mr. Cole, the Company has a first rate team that is uniquely qualified to execute the Company's diversified business model and build shareholder value.
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Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (NYSE American: SAND, TSX: SSL): A Gold Royalty Company, Portfolio of 188 Royalties, Interview with Nolan Watson, President and CEO
by Allen Alper, Jr., President, Metals News


Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (NYSE American: SAND, TSX: SSL) is a gold royalty company that provides upfront financing to gold mining companies that are looking for capital, and in return, receives the right to a percentage of the gold produced from a mine, for the life of the mine. Sandstorm has acquired a portfolio of 188 royalties, of which 20 of the underlying mines are producing. While at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver, Canada, we learned from Nolan Watson, President and CEO of Sandstorm Gold, that the company found an incredibly profitable niche for itself in deal sizes that range from 100 thousand up to 200 million dollars. Sandstorm's key focus is finding assets that have absolutely enormous exploration upside, and the company succeeded in building a portfolio that is providing huge amounts of capital, so there is no need to raise equity. According to Mr. Watson, the current market conditions are favorable for royalty acquisitions and Sandstorm plans to grow and diversify its low-cost production profile, through the acquisition of additional gold royalties.
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Interview with Patrick Mutz, Managing Director, Image Resources NL (ASX: IMA): Emerging High-Grade, High-Value, Low-Cost Mineral Sands Producer, Positive Cash Flow 1st QTR 2019
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Image Resources NL (ASX: IMA) is an emerging mineral sands producer focused on the rapid construction of its first mining operation at its high-grade, high-value, low-cost Boonanarring Project, in the North Perth Basin, Western Australia. The Boonanarring project is located in an area with advanced infrastructure and skilled workforce. We learned from Patrick Mutz, Managing Director of Image Resources, that the two main minerals the Boonanarring project will produce are ilmenite, used in paint and paper products, and zircon used in ceramics. We learned from Mr. Mutz that the project is now fully funded and on the fast track to be commissioned in October of 2018, with the first production expected before the end of the year. According to Mr. Mutz, the company has already negotiated 100% off-take for all of its production for the life of the mine. First quarter of 2019, they are expecting to see positive cash flow.
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Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (TSX & NYSE: OR): A North American Focused Portfolio of Over 130 Royalties, Streams and Precious Metal Offtakes, Interview Vincent Metcalfe, VP, IR
by Allen Alper, Jr., President, Metals News


Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (TSX & NYSE: OR) is an intermediate, precious metal, royalty company, with a North American focused portfolio of over 130 royalties, streams and precious metal offtakes. Osisko Gold Royalties offers investors the unique opportunity to participate in the success of world-class gold mines, such as Canadian Malartic and Éléonore, two of the most precious royalty assets in the sector, with long mine lives and strong potential for growth. According to Vincent Metcalfe, VP of Investor Relations, with Osisko Gold Royalties, the current market provides a lot of different opportunities to do deals on longer term type projects for a reasonable price. We learned from Mr. Metcalfe, that Osisko's business model utilizes two different approaches to royalty business: the first approach is traditional streaming and royalty deals with near-term and in-production companies, the second approach is called the accelerator model that deals with longer-term opportunities, like exploration and permitting stage projects. The accelerator model allows for organic growth and better return on investment.
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Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSX: NMX, OTCQX:NMKEF, FRANKFURT:N0T): is Positioned to Become a Fully-Integrated Lithium Producer
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Nemaska Lithium Inc. (TSX:NMX, OTCQX:NMKEF, FRANKFURT:N0T) is a pure play lithium investment, solely focused on developing its Whabouchi lithium project, in Quebec, into a viable lithium mine and electrochemical plant and becoming a leading supplier of lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate to the emerging lithium battery market, as well as other applications. Nemaska Lithium plans to be one of the world's largest producers of lithium hydroxide, vertically integrated, from spodumene mining to the commercialization of high-purity lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate. The Whabouchi mine is one of the richest lithium spodumene deposits in the world, both in volume and grade. We learned from Wanda Cutler, Investor Relations Manager for Nemaska Lithium, that close to 70% of the Company’s future production is spoken for, via off-take or right of first offer, with several large end-users. Nemaska just closed the $1.1 billion Canadian financing and is now fully financed to build both the mine as well as the electrochemical plant in Shawinigan that will utilize the company's patented process to transform spodumene concentrate directly into high purity lithium hydroxide. This technology gives Nemaska a considerable cost advantage over its competition, coming in as the lowest cost producer of lithium hydroxide in a high growth market.
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Rick Rule Rates Your Natural Resource Portfolio and Shows How US Tax Payers Save with Sprott Trusts
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News


Rick Rule, who is President and CEO at Sprott US Holdings Inc., is one of my favorite people to interview, as his wit and intellect are only exceeded by his experience and knowledge of natural resource investment strategies. Rick is a highly experienced investor and speculator, focusing on public and private issuers in natural resource industries. He has personally structured, led and participated in hundreds of privately placed debt and equity issuances for resource companies operating globally, and domiciled in Australia, Canada, Chile, Great Britain, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. Rick has over thirty years of experience in metals, mining and the natural resource sector in general, and is a presenter at hundreds of resource and investment conferences.
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Avesoro Resources Inc. (TSX: ASO, AIM: ASO): A Growing Low Cost West African Gold Producer, Interview with Nick Smith, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Avesoro Resources Inc. (TSX: ASO, AIM: ASO) is engaged in the exploration and development of gold deposits in highly prospective and under-explored areas of Liberia, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. The company’s vision is to become a premier, mid-tier, West African gold producer and developer. It plans to achieve this in two ways. First, by focusing on resource definition and conversion to expand Mineral Reserves and extend the mine lives at New Liberty, Youga and Balogo, whilst increasing production and significantly improving free cash flow. Further growth will be achieved through maximizing upside potential at their operating mines and through opportunistic and accretive M&A activity. We learned from Nick Smith, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Manager for Avesoro Resources, that the company's current market cap is just over 300 million dollars and they have three mines, two in the Burkina Faso, and one in Liberia. This year's gold production forecast is 220,000-240,000 ounces. We learned from Mr. Smith that Avesoro is delivering operational improvements and optimized the processing plant to reduce cost and increase production, at the New Liberty Gold Mine, acquired back in July 2016, as well as at the Youga mine. Plans for 2018 include a significant 171,000 meter diamond drilling program to increase their reserve bases and the lives of the mines.
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Neometals Ltd (ASX: NMT, OTC: RDRUY): Aim to Create the Most Sustainable Highest-Margin Lithium Business, Interview with Mike Tamlin, COO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Mike Tamlin, COO of Neometals, that they have two strong operating partners in the Mt Marion Mine: Mineral Resources Ltd., which is Australia's largest contract minerals processor, and Ganfeng Lithium, China's largest and most diverse lithium producer, who entered a life-of-mine off-take agreement with Mt Marion. According to Mr. Tamlin, Mt Marion mine has reached maximum production capacity, at a time when the lithium prices are at an all-time high. From the third quarter of this year, Mt Marion Mine is planning to start paying the mine JV shareholders their share of profits. Revenues are very strong and looking to go stronger when the concentrator production is upgraded, later in 2018. The Kalgoorlie Lithium Refinery, which will produce 10,000 tonnes of lithium hydroxide equivalent per annum, is in the middle of its front-end engineering and design phase. The site is well-located and well-serviced. Neometals is in the middle of the approvals process, expecting to commission the plant in mid-2020-2021.
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Interview with Trevor Benson, Executive Chairman, Walkabout Resources Ltd (ASX: WKT): Fast-Tracking the Development of the High-Grade Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Walkabout Resources Ltd (ASX: WKT) is fast-tracking the development of the high-grade Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project, situated in south-eastern Tanzania, to take advantage of forecast market conditions for Flake Graphite demand, with high ratios of Large and Jumbo flakes. We learned from Trevor Benson, Executive Chairman of Walkabout Resources, that they expect to get the mining license in the near term, and the project will be in production within 12 months, supplying high-grade graphite to China and to Germany. We learned from Mr. Benson that the Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project has the highest reserve grade in Tanzania of 16.1 % TGC and a 20 year mine life. They we will be producing 40,000 tonnes per annum of concentrate grade, between 95 to 97 % TGC, with very low capex and operating cost. Additionally, Walkabout Resources has very exciting early stage exploration programs, in Namibia, for lithium and in Northern Ireland for copper, cobalt, gold and silver.
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Levon Resources Ltd. (TSX: LVN): Exploring One of the World's Largest Silver Resources, Interview with Ron Tremblay, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Levon Resources Ltd. (TSX: LVN) is exploring one of the world's largest silver resources at the company's 100%-owned Cordero Project in northwest Mexico. We learned from Ron Tremblay, President and Chief Executive Officer of Levon Resources, that they recently announced a 30% increase in the resource, which is now one and three-quarter billion silver ounce equivalent and a PEA, which is giving them a net present value just under $400 million. According to Mr. Tremblay, silver prices should go up, following gold’s upward movement. Levon plans to grow the resource even bigger and to improve the grade as well. Mr. Tremblay believes that the company has lots of upside potential and is way undervalued compared to some of their peers.
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Interview with Keith Piggott, CEO, Core Gold Inc. (TSXV: CGLD, OTCQX: CGLDF): Growing Gold Production in Ecuador
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Core Gold Inc. (TSXV: CGLD, OTCQX: CGLDF) is a Canadian based mining company involved in mining, exploration and development of mineral properties in Ecuador. Core Gold is currently focused on gold production at its wholly-owned Dynasty Goldfield project, located in Loja Province in southwestern Ecuador, and on continued development at its Zaruma mine, located in the Zaruma-Portovelo Mining District of southern Ecuador. We learned from Keith Piggott, CEO of Core Gold, that the Dynasty Goldfield open-pit mine is currently producing 1,800 ounces a month and by the end of this year will ramp up to 4,000 a month making a nice cash flow. The company also owns the Portovelo mineral plant, located close to the Zaruma mine operations. The most exciting part of the company, according to Mr. Piggott, is its significant gold exploration projects, including the Linderos and Copper Duke area in southern Ecuador, all of which are on the main Peruvian Andean gold-copper belt, extending into Ecuador.
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Interview with Ben Mossman, President and CEO, Rise Gold Corp. (CSE: RISE, OTCQB: RYES): A Major Past-Producing, High-Grade Gold Mine, Located in California, USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, US


Rise Gold Corp. (CSE: RISE, OTCQB: RYES) owns 100% of the major past-producing, high-grade Idaho-Maryland gold mine, located in Nevada County, California, USA. The Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine is one of the United States’ greatest past producing gold mines, with total past production of 2,414,000 oz. of gold at an average mill head grade of 17 gpt gold from 1866-1955. We learned from Ben Mossman, President, Director, and CEO of Rise Gold, that this year they started the first exploration drilling program on the mine and the first hole on the Brunswick #1 Vein Set produced intercept of 12.2 gpt gold over 14.9 m (7.8 m est. true width). Currently they are drilling underneath the level, where the old mining stopped. Plans for 2018 include drilling a number of advanced targets, underneath the very high-grade Idaho mine in mid-June. We learned from Mr. Mossman that Rise Gold team plans to determine the resource and the cost to restore the mine before deciding whether to sell it to a larger company or to put it into production by themselves.
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Interview with Heye Daun, CEO, Co-Founder and Director of Osino Resources: Discovering Namibia’s Next Significant Gold Deposit in the Namibian Pan-African Gold Belt
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, US


Osino Resources Corp. is a soon-to-be public Canadian company, developing large and prospective gold concessions, in the emerging Namibian Pan-African gold belt, with the vision of finding Namibia’s next significant gold deposit. Osino expects to start trading on the TSX-V by around 28 June, under the symbol OSI. Osino holds a prospective, 5,700km2 portfolio including the Goldkuppe discovery and a growing pipeline of targets. We learned from Heye Daun, CEO, co-founder and Director of Osino Resources, that their land position, within the Pan-African gold belt, is book-ended by two major low-cost gold deposits, with respectively 8 and 4m ounces in historical gold resources. Plans for 2018 include taking the company public as the first milestone, as well as completing their $6 million exploration program that includes drilling, aero-magnetic surveying and regional geochemistry. According to Mr. Daun, Namibia is a mining-friendly country and one of the continent’s most politically and socially stable jurisdictions, with well-established infrastructure.
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Aethon Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: AET): A Canadian-Based, Copper-Focused Exploration Company, Positioned for Growth in a Top-Tier Mining Jurisdiction, Interview with Robert Davies, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aethon Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: AET) is a Canadian-based, copper-focused exploration company, uniquely positioned for growth. The company has consolidated a very large prospective land position in northern Chile, consisting of over 130,000 hectares, along prolific mining belts, located in Chile’s Maricunga and Antofagasta regions. We learned from Robert Davies, who is President and CEO of Aethon Minerals, that their Llanos property, located in Chile's Region IV, with excellent access and existing infrastructure, has potential for a substantial copper-gold-molybdenum porphyry body. We also learned from Mr. Davies that their other flagship property, Arcas, located in the Antofagasta region, is surrounded by a number of major producers, and had an NI 43-101 technical report completed on it earlier this year. Future plans for 2018 include the drilling program at Llanos, with the simultaneous advancement of exploration activities on the existing 130,000 hectare package, particularly the Arcas project, followed by additional exploration on the Maricunga properties. According to Mr. Davies, Aethon has no debt and is very fortunate to have strong strategic relationships with Altius Minerals, as well as Rick Rule and the Sprott Organization.
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Deep Yellow Limited (ASX: DYL): Well-Funded, World Class Leadership, Proven Track Record in Uranium, Significant Resource Expansion, Interview with John Borshoff, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Deep Yellow Limited (ASX: DYL) is a specialist uranium company focused on growing the existing uranium resources, across its portfolio of uranium projects in Namibia, a top-ranked African mining destination. We learned from John Borshoff, Managing Director of Deep Yellow, that when he became involved in the company it had a market cap of about six and now it is about 65 million dollars. They have more than doubled the resource and are about to triple or even quadruple it by the end of this year. The long-term objective of Deep Yellow is to become a sector consolidator, by building an independent, multi-project, geographically diverse uranium platform, which will have production optionality. Mr. Borshoff believes that the uranium market is in for an incredible rise, but not as soon as some may think.
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Future of Mining Americas Conference, Denver, Oct 29-30
by Kate Garland, Aspermont Media


The Future of Mining Americas has been created to connect C-suite, Heads and Managers of Mine Operations and Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) providers from top enterprises around the globe to debate and define the future mining landscape on a strategic level across the Americas, enabling attendees to discover the latest innovations and technologies which are driving mine productivity, mine efficiency and mine safety.
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Mirasol Resources Ltd. (TSXV: MRZ, OTCPK: MRZLF): A Premier Gold/Silver/Copper Project Generator Focused in Chile and Argentina, Interview with Stephen Nano, President and CEO
by Allen Alper, Jr., President, Metals News


Mirasol Resources Ltd. (TSXV: MRZ, OTCPK: MRZLF) is a premier gold/silver/copper project generator focused on the next discovery in Chile and Argentina. We learned from Stephen Nano, Director, President and CEO of Mirasol Resources, that the company's objective is to discover a world-class mineral deposit. Mirasol uses leading edge geoscience to identify and secure a large portfolio of 100% owned mineral properties that haven't been sampled or drill-tested before. In the last 12 months, Mirasol did four new deals, two of them with Newcrest Mining, in Chile, and two of them with OceanaGold in Argentina. The company and its joint venture partners are evaluating, and planning exploration and drilling programs on its joint venture projects and with CAD 25 million in the bank, Mirasol is also planning to drill two very high-grade, gold-silver projects in Argentina, starting in the spring and summer months of this year (in the southern hemisphere). Rick Rule personally owns a significant position in Mirasol. Combined with Sprott, they own about 10% of Mirasol's issued capital. A really important thing about Mirasol, according to Mr. Nano, is that they are one of the few project generators out there that have gone from a grassroots discovery, with a joint venture partner, all the way through to the sale of the project.
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Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE, TSX: ORL): A Dynamic, Global, Lithium Carbonate Supplier, Established Producer of Boron, Interview with Andrew Barber, Investor Relations Manager
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE, TSX: ORL) is a dynamic, global, lithium carbonate supplier and an established producer of boron. Orocobre’s operations include its Olaroz Lithium Facility in Northern Argentina, Borax Argentina, an established Argentine boron minerals and refined chemicals producer, with a 29% interest in Advantage Lithium. We learned from Andrew Barber, Investor Relations Manager of Orocobre, that they produce both a battery-grade, lithium-carbonate product and a technical-grade product. For the past two and a half years, their margins have continued to grow quarter upon quarter. According to Mr. Barber, the Company is very profitable, generating a lot of cash, and is in a very strong position, with 317 million dollars cash on the balance sheet. Near-term plans include adding another 25,000 tons of production capacity for lithium-carbonate in Olaroz, while simultaneously building a lithium hydroxide plant in Japan with their joint venture partner, Toyota Tsusho, to utilize some of the technical- grade product from Olaroz as feed stock. According to Mr. Barber, they have built a vertically integrated business, with significant product diversification as they move into both carbonate and hydroxide production.
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Interview with Phillip Walford, President and CEO, Marathon Gold Corporation (TSX: MOZ): Developing the Largest Gold Project in Atlantic Canada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Marathon Gold Corporation (TSX: MOZ) is focused on their long-term goal of moving the 100% owned Valentine Lake Gold Camp through to production, in central Newfoundland. The Valentine Lake Gold Camp currently hosts four near-surface, mainly pit-shell constrained, deposits with measured and indicated resources, totaling 2,137,400 oz. of gold at 1.99 g/t and inferred resources totaling 1,104,700 oz. of gold at 1.99 g/t. Marathon recently completed a positive PEA that shows an average annual production of 188,500 ounces per year over the first 10 years, with an after-tax payback of 2.8 years, an after-tax NPV (5%) of $466 million and an after-tax IRR of 25%. We learned from Phillip Walford, President and CEO of Marathon Gold, that the conservative PEA demonstrated a very robust low-cost operation, with the cash cost roughly less than half the present gold price per ounce. Marathon’s 240 sq. km sized Valentine Lake property has multiple exploration targets to be explored in 2018.
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Osisko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: OM; FRANKFURT: OB5): Developing Canada’s Two Premier Zinc Mining Camps, Interview with Jeff Hussey, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Osisko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: OM; FRANKFURT: OB5) controls Canada’s two premier zinc mining camps, the Pine Point Mining Camp (PPMC), located in the Northwest Territories and the Bathurst Mining Camp (BMC), located in northern New Brunswick. Both projects are past producers, with access to excellent infrastructure. We learned from Jeff Hussey, President and CEO of Osisko Metals, that their third project is a joint venture with Osisko Mining (TSX: OSK), where they are going to start drilling 12 high-priority drill ready base metal targets in June. Other plans for 2018 include exploration drill programs for Pine Point and Bathurst (50,000 meters each) totaling 100,000 meters of drilling, which is the largest base metal exploration program, occurring at this moment, in Canada. According to Mr. Hussey, there's been a steady decline in zinc supply during the last five years and the zinc prices are rising significantly. We also learned that the main uses of zinc are galvanization, in the infrastructure, construction and transportation industries; as nutrient in fertilizers in the agriculture industry, and in renewable power storage, within the batteries market.
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Interview with Steve Mallyon, Managing Director of Riversdale Resources Limited: Well-Positioned in the Capital-Intensive Bulk Commodities Major Coking Coal Business.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Steve Mallyon, Managing Director of Riversdale Resources Limited, that Riversdale is an Australian-incorporated company, with a major coking coal set of assets in southern Alberta, Canada. The company's flagship project is the large, highly competitive, low-cost Grassy Mountain hard-coking coal project, with a resource of about 200 million tons. We learned from Mr. Mallyon that they have developed a large-scale, open pit, mine plan for a 4.5 million product tons a year operation, with very efficient infrastructure. Riversdale has done a massive test program, involving eight steelmakers to make sure that this product produces an excellent coke and are working with off-takers at the moment. The company expects to complete the permitting process in 12 months. The construction period is going to be about 20 months long. With its fantastic board and solid operating team, Riversdale Resources is well-positioned in the capital-intensive bulk commodities business.
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Interview with Anthony Milewski, Chairman and CEO, Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSXV: $KBLT, FRA: $27O): An Opportunity for Investors to be Involved in the Voisey’s Bay Cobalt Stream and the producing Ramu Nickel-Cobalt Stream
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSXV: $KBLT, FRA: $27O). We learned from Anthony Milewski, Chairman and CEO of Cobalt 27, that the company has recently completed two large acquisitions that have transformed Cobalt 27 into the leading electric metals streaming and royalty company. First, they acquired the world’s first producing nickel-cobalt stream on the low-cost, long-life Ramu Nickel-Cobalt Mine for US$113 million, which will bring immediate free cash flow into the company, over the estimated 30 year life of mine. The second transaction is the US$300 million acquisition of a 32.6% cobalt stream on Vale's world-class, Voisey's Bay mine, located in a conflict-free, first-world jurisdiction of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Voisey’s Bay Cobalt Stream is expected to deliver approximately 1.9 million pounds of cobalt per year to the company beginning in 2021, to be settled in physical delivery for the life of the mine. We also learned from Mr. Milewski, that Cobalt 27 owns approximately 3,000 tonnes of cobalt, making them the second largest holder of physical cobalt in the world, after the Chinese government’s strategic stockpile. According to Mr. Milewski, the heart of the power of the electric vehicle is the nickel-manganese-cobalt chemistry that drives rechargeability, speed, and range in EVs.
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Interview with Dr. Andrew Tunks, Managing Director, Meteoric Resources (ASX: MEI): Exploring Canadian Cobalt and Polymetallic Deposits
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Dr. Andrew Tunks, Managing Director of the Australian cobalt exploration company, Meteoric Resources (ASX: MEI), with projects in Canada. Meteoric Resources has engaged leading Canadian geology firm, Orix Geoscience, to re-analyze historical exploration to identify targets for an aggressive drilling program. We learned from Dr. Tunks that their main focus will be on Meteoric’s extensive Cobalt Exploration portfolio, including the Iron Mask & Mulligan Cobalt projects in Ontario. Meteoric is focused on expanding upon the extensive existing data and research to build a regional polymetallic and primary cobalt exploration profile.
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Interview with Ross McElroy President, COO and Chief Geologist, Fission Uranium Corp (TSX: FCU, OTCQX: FCUUF): Major Exploration Success by Award Winning Team and Strong Prospects
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Fission Uranium Corp (TSX: FCU, OTCQX: FCUUF) owns the award-winning Patterson Lake South uranium property, host to the near-surface, high-grade Triple R deposit, part of the largest mineralized trend in the Athabasca Basin region. We learned from Ross McElroy, who is President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Geologist of Fission Uranium, that what makes the Triple R deposit unique, within the Athabasca Basin, is that it is very shallow with high-grade mineralization starting at 50 meters, and with the whole bulk of the resource (around 140 million pounds total) located between 50-meter depth to about 350. Large size, shallow depth and high-grade make this prospect an open-pittable deposit. We learned from Mr. McElroy, that the high-grade domain in the deposit averages around 18 to 23% U3O8, with the entire deposit being at average grade of 1.8 to 1.82% U3O8, which is in the order of magnitude of 10 to 20 times the average grade of most uranium deposits around the world. Plans for 2018 include completing pre-feasibility study, followed by full bankable feasibility by 2019, 2020. Beyond those milestones, the company can start looking towards production. The long-term plan is to be in production by 2025.
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Interview with Claude Lemasson, President, CEO Eastmain Resources (TSX:ER, OTCQX: EANRF): Eau Claire High-Grade Low-Cost Gold Project, a Positive and Robust PEA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Eastmain Resources (TSX:ER, OTCQX:EANRF) is a junior gold exploration company, with three main projects in the region of James Bay, northern Quebec: the Eau Claire Project, located approximately 800 kilometres north of Montréal, the high-grade Eastmain Mine Project, located within the Upper Eastmain River Greenstone Belt of northern Québec, and the Eleonore South Joint Venture with Goldcorp and Azimut, located in the Opinaca geologic sub-province of James Bay, Québec, where they announced a major discovery in October 2017. We learned from Claude Lemasson, President and CEO of Eastmain Resources, that the company recently published a PEA and updated mineral resource estimate for their Eau Claire Project. The results of the PEA are very robust, showing a high-grade low-cost gold mine, combination open pit and underground operation, that will produce just over 950,000 ounces of gold over the 12-year life of the mine with payback of just over 3 years. Going forward, as it approaches a development decision, Eastmain would want to look at opportunities such as potential strategic investments or partnerships with others to advance the project. Also, raising money in the market is an opportunity as well as looking at other different forms of financing.
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Interview with Roger Rosmus, Founder and CEO of Goliath Resources Limited a Veteran Investment Banker, Focused in the Prolific Golden Triangle and Surrounding Area of Northwestern British Columbia
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, US


Goliath Resources Limited (TSX-V: GOT, Frankfurt: B4IE) is a project generator of precious metals projects, focused in the prolific Golden Triangle and surrounding area of northwestern British Columbia. It controls 100% of four highly prospective properties that include Bingo, Golddigger, Lucky Strike and Copperhead, covering over 44,000 hectares. All four properties have brand new discoveries, never drilled before, that all have returned anomalous gold, silver and/or copper in soils, grab and channel samples from exposed bedrock at surface over large areas. We learned from Roger Rosmus, Founder and CEO of Goliath Resources Limited, a veteran investment banker, that as project generator, they are looking for projects that are elephant size, that are new and that will tick all the boxes for any senior mining company to do a joint venture, a strategic investment, or a potential takeout. Their new discoveries are the product of glacial recession and permanent snowpack melting due to the recent climate change resulting in widespread hybrid mineralization at surface over large areas seen for the first time; truly a once in a life time event. The main focus, in 2018, includes drilling of brand new discoveries at their Lucky Strike and Copperhead projects.
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Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (NYSE American: PZG): A U.S. Based Gold and Silver, Advanced Exploration Company, Over 4 Million Ounces of Gold (M&I)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, US


Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (NYSE American: PZG) is a U.S based, precious metals exploration company, with a mineral inventory exceeding 6 million ounces of gold equivalent to shares outstanding, providing its shareholders with exceptional leverage to the gold price. Paramount owns 100% of the Grassy Mountain Gold Project, which consists of approximately 9,300 acres located on private and BLM land in Malheur County, Oregon. The Grassy Mountain project contains a gold-silver deposit (100% located on private land) for which a Preliminary Feasibility Study (“PFS”) has been prepared recently and key permitting milestones accomplished. We learned from Glen Van Treek, President, and Christos Theodossiou, Director of Corporate Communications of Paramount Gold Nevada, that during 2017 and early 2018, they focused, on advancing Grassy, completed a 30 hole drill program, initiated and completed a robust and economic pre-feasibility study, as well as advancing the permitting process on the project. They have also done about a $7.4 million financing in that timeframe. Plans for the remainder of 2018 include filing a Consolidated Permit Application to the state of Oregon and they expect to receive the permit within one year from then. In addition, the Company is planning an exploration program on several high priority targets, in close proximity to Grassy Mountain.
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Rick Rule on the Sprott Vancouver Natural Resource Symposium: Great Venue, Vetted Exhibitors and Leading Industry Side, Policy and Resource Expert Speakers.
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News


Today we are talking about the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium which is being held July 17th - 20th in Vancouver. This is a very different conference, in that Sprott has vetted and has an investment in all the exhibiting resource companies. They are vetted investment-worthy companies. Rick points out this year there are “three themes that I see as being most interesting to investors, {they] will be Generative Exploration, Royalty and Takeover Targets. And within those sub-themes, there are probably going to be 35 or 40 exhibitors that fit into one of those three themes.”
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Fortress Blockchain Corp. Announces Closing of Qualifying Transaction
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortress Blockchain Corp. (formerly Focused Capital II Corp.)(the “Company”) is pleased to announce the closing of its Qualifying Transaction, as defined under the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) pursuant to the business combination agreement between the Company and Fortress Blockchain Capital Corp. (“Fortress”) dated March 21, 2018, as amended (the “Transaction”).
East Africa Metals announces approval of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments for the Mato Bula Gold Copper and Da Tambuk Gold Projects
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- East Africa Metals Inc. (TSX Venture: EAM) (“East Africa” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has received approval from the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas (“MoMPNG”) for the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (“ESIA”) for the Mato Bula Gold Copper and Da Tambuk Gold Projects.
Rhyolite To Spend $22 Million To Earn 80% Of Fission 3.0’s Peruvian Assets
KELOWNA, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fission 3.0 Corp. (“Fission 3” or the “Company”) announces that it has entered into a binding letter of intent (the “Letter of Intent”) with Rhyolite Lithium Corp. (“Rhyolite”) pursuant to which Rhyolite can earn up to an 80% interest in Fission 3’s mining concessions located in Peru (the “Peruvian Assets”) by spending approximately C$22 million over a five-year period (the “Earn-In”).
Hudson Over 70% Complete on Construction of the White Mountain Anorthosite Project in Greenland
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hudson Resources Inc. ("Hudson" or the "Company") (TSXV: HUD, OTC: HUDRF) is pleased to provide an update on construction activities at the company’s 100% owned anorthosite (calcium feldspar) mine in Greenland. Since the July 5th construction update (NR2018-07) the company has now completed over 70% of the construction. Hudson’s objective is to make an initial shipment of product to North America by the end of the year.
Minera Alamos Announces Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for the La Fortuna Gold Project with After-Tax IRR of 93%
TORONTO and VANCOUVER, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Minera Alamos Inc. ("Minera" or the "Company") (TSXV: MAI) is pleased to announce the positive results of an independent Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") for its La Fortuna Project (the "Project") in Durango, Mexico. The PEA was prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") by CSA Global Geosciences Canada Ltd (CSA Global) of Toronto, Canada. (Note to reader: Unless stated all currency references are in US dollars).
Starcore Announces 1st Quarter Production Results
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Starcore International Mines Ltd. (TSX: SAM) (“Starcore” or the “Company”) announces production results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, ended July 31, 2018, at its San Martin Mine (“San Martin”) in Queretaro, Mexico and the Altiplano Gold Silver Processing Facility (“Altiplano”) in Matehuala, Mexico.
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TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Captor Capital Corp. (“Captor” or the “Company”) (CSE:CPTR; USOTC:NWURF; FRANKFURT:NMV) today announced that I-5 Holdings CEO John MacPhail will be representing Captor Capital at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Toronto, Canada, on Friday August 17, 2018. Mr. MacPhail will be participating in a 5:10pm panel discussion entitled Beyond the Grow: Executing on Unique Cannabis Business Ideas. Captor Capital resumed trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange on August 8th as cannabis focused investment company. Following a ‘sale to seed’ roadmap, Captor is implementing a strategy of acquiring cash flowing or near cash flowing established companies with growth potential that require capital to scale.

Millrock Partner Reports Drill Results
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX-V: MRO, OTCQX: MLRKF) ("Millrock") announces that PolarX Mining Inc. (“PolarX”) (ASX: PXX) has reported the first assay results for 2018 from drilling at the Zackly copper-gold deposit within its Alaska Range Project.
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Monarques Gold Produces 4,695 Ounces of Gold and Generates $10 million in Revenue in its Fourth Quarter
MONTREAL, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - MONARQUES GOLD CORPORATION ("Monarques" or the "Corporation") (TSXV:MQR) (OTCMKTS:MRQRF) (FRANKFURT: MR7) is pleased to report its production results and other highlights for the fourth quarter ended June 30, 2018. Amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.
Inca One Gold Produces 1,291 Ounces Gold in July 2018
VANCOUVER, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - INCA ONE GOLD CORP. (TSXV: IO) (Frankfurt: SU9.F) (SSEV: IOCL) ("Inca One" or the "Company") announces gold production in July 2018 reached approximately 1,291 ounces as compared to 844 ounces in July 2017, an increase of 53% year-over-year ("YOY").
Midland Starts a First Trenching Program on its Base Metals Projects with Altius and Amended the Strategic Alliance
MONTREAL, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Midland Exploration inc. (“Midland“) (TSX-V : MD) and Altius Minerals Corporation (“Altius”) (TSX:ALS) are pleased to announce that summer 2018 exploration work will resume on their James Bay base metals exploration projects, namely Shire (zinc), and Moria (nickel-copper-cobalt. Exploration will consist of mechanical trenching of high-grade showings and geophysical anomalies identified in 2017, soil sampling, as well as prospecting and geological mapping.
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Novo-Artemis JV Confirms Continuity of Upper Gold-Bearing Conglomerate From Comet Well to Purdy’s Reward
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Novo Resources Corp. (“Novo” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: NVO; OTCQX: NSRPF) is pleased to announce that recent surface mapping and trenching indicates the upper gold-bearing conglomerate at Comet Well (80% Novo; 10% Gardner Mining; 10% Smith) appears continuous with the basal gold-bearing conglomerate at Purdy’s Reward (50% Novo; 50% Artemis joint venture on conglomerate and paleoplacer gold hereafter referred to as the “Novo-Artemis JV”), a current explored strike of approximately 3.4 km. These gold-bearing conglomerates remain open along strike to the northeast and southwest and down dip to the southeast into the Fortescue Basin. At Purdy’s Reward, exploration has recently re-commenced where infill drilling and bulk sampling is being undertaken to further evaluate the gold deposit.
Gold Fields Limited Announces Results Six Months Ended 30 June 2018
JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Gold Fields Limited (NYSE & JSE: GFI) today announced losses attributable to owners of the parent from continuing operations for the six months to 30 June 2018 of US$367m (US$0.45 cent per share). This compared with profit of US$54m (US$0.07 cent per share) for the six months to 30 June 2017. Normalised profit from continuing operations of US$43m for the six months to 30 June 2018 compared with US$78m for the six months to 30 June 2017.
Rockwell continued disclosure on filing of Audited Annual Financial Statements
TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell" or the "Company") (NEX: RDI.H) (JSE: RDI) announced today that that there is no change to the status quo, following on to the Company's inability to file its audited Annual Financial Statements for the year ended February 28, 2018, and Management's Discussion and Analysis relating to the Annual Financial Statements (collectively, the "Required Filings"), which were due to be filed on or before the prescribed deadline of June 30, 2018. Unaudited filings were however submitted by the Company in this regard.
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S&P Global Platts Launches Daily Oil Market Parity Prices
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    Honey Badger Drills 292 g/t Silver over 4.43 metres, including 921 g/t Silver over 1.4 metres and 0.5% Cobalt over 3 metres
    TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Honey Badger Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: TUF) (“Honey Badger” or the “Company”) announces partial results from drill hole BN-18-004 from its Thunder Bay Silver Cobalt Camp. Please note, drill results are being released as received – resulting in partial assays being available for the hole.  The drill hole was targeting the Beaver Mine structure below the known underground workings of the mine.  Assays are pending for holes BM-18-01A, BM-18-05, BM-18-07 and BM-18-08, as well as remaining partial assay results for holes BM-18-002, BM-18-003, BM-18-004 and BM-18-006.  Partial assays in this case refer to spatial location – not mineral content.
    Lydian Announces Financing Update
    TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lydian International Limited (TSX:LYD) (“Lydian” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its senior lenders have agreed to extend the initial repayment date and the availability period from previously announced August 15, 2018 to August 31, 2018.
    Pure Gold Continues to Expand Wedge Deposit
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    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pure Gold Mining Inc. (PGM – TSX-V) (“Pure Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that surface drilling at the Madsen Gold Project (“Madsen”) continues to expand gold mineralization in the Wedge Deposit, reinforcing the importance of Wedge as a key component of the large high grade mineral system in place at Madsen. Surface drilling of Wedge has intersected strongly mineralized zones to a vertical depth of 500 metres and across 1,100 metres of strike length clearly establishing continuity of gold mineralization in several key areas that remain open for expansion. Importantly, this mineralization forms part of a series of genetically and geometrically related high grade zones that span a five kilometre structural corridor from Madsen to Wedge, with expansive gaps along strike and down plunge that remain highly prospective for additional resource growth.

    Algold: Drilling Continues to Define and Extend Mineralization at Eleonore
    Results Include 37.35 g/t Au Over Two Meters

    MONTREAL, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALGOLD RESOURCES LTD. (TSXV: ALG – the “Corporation”) today announced further preliminary assay results from its Phase IV 25,000-meter drilling campaign carried out on the Corporation’s Tijirit property (“Tijirit”) in Mauritania.

    Sable Resources Receives Drill Permit for Don Julio
    TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Sable Resources Ltd ("Sable" the "Company") (TSXV: SAE) is pleased to inform that the company has received all necessary permitting required to drill the Don Julio High-Sulphidation Gold Project located in San Juan Province, Argentina. Don Julio contains the first 5 targets of 15 identified in the 35,000ha San Juan Regional exploration program. Sable has engaged a civil engineering consultancy to assist with road and drill platform design and has conducted site visits with several drilling companies experienced in Andean projects. Road and drill platform construction is scheduled to begin following the end of the southern hemisphere winter in September 2018 with drilling to begin in October 2018. Drilling will target mineralisation at depth below the 2 by 2km Esperanza and 2km by 500m Heaven Hill gold anomalies. Don Julio will be the second project drilled by Sable this year after the recent Margarita discovery in Mexico. More detailed information on the Don Julio Project can be obtained from the Sable website (sableresources.com)
    Kinder Morgan to participate in investor conference
    CALGARY, Aug. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Representatives of Kinder Morgan, Inc. ("KMI"), which owns a controlling interest in Kinder Morgan Canada Limited ("KML"), intend to participate in investor meetings at the Citi MLP / Midstream Infrastructure Conference on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada to discuss the business and affairs of KMI, which may include discussion of KML's business. Interested parties will be able to view the materials to be presented on the day of the event by visiting KML's website at https://ir.kindermorgancanadalimited.com/presentations-and-webcasts or KMI's website at: https://ir.kindermorgan.com/presentations-webcasts.
    Liberty Gold Announces Results of Drill Testing of Leach Pads, Backfill and Underlaying Bedrock, Goldstrike Oxide Gold Project, Great Basin, USA
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    Back Fill: 0.58 g/t Au over 16.7 m; 0.69 g/t Au over 6.1 m;

    Bedrock: 1.42 g/t Au over 13.7 m; 0.85 g/t Au over 39.6 m

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liberty Gold Corp. (LGD-TSX) (“Liberty Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the results from initial reverse circulation (“RC”) drill testing of the historic heap leach pads and one area of historic mine waste backfill at the Goldstrike Project, the flagship of its three principal gold projects located in the prolific Great Basin of the United States.

    Results confirm that the historical leach pads, the back fill below the pad linings and bedrock to depth contain areas of gold mineralization above the cut-off grade used in the Goldstrike Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”)1.

    On July 10, 2018, Liberty Gold released a PEA for Goldstrike, confirming a low capital intensity, low operating cost, open-pit, run-of-mine, heap-leach operation, with a 7.5 year mine life and highly attractive economics, including a post-tax Net Present Value (5% discount rate) of US$129.5 million, Internal Rate of Return of 29.4%, and Initial Capex of US$113.2 million. 

    To aid in further advancement and de-risking of the Goldstrike Property, drill testing of the historic heap leach pads, stockpiles, waste dumps and pit backfill is underway.  Most of the areas currently being tested lie within the PEA pit and are classified as waste in the model.  Conversion of any of these areas to mineralized leach material would potentially add low-cost ounces to the resource, consisting of gold in material previously drilled, blasted and placed on surface.

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    Q3 2018 Araguaia Operational Update
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    Pure Gold Reports First Quarter Financial Results
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    Alt Resources Ltd (ASX:ARS) Maiden Gold Resource Increased at Bottle Creek
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    Investigator Resources Ltd (ASX:IVR) Corporate Update
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    Cobalt 27 Announces Results of Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders and Appointment of Philip Williams to the Board of Directors

    Toronto, Ontario – August 14, 2018 - Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (“Cobalt 27” or the “Company”) (TSXV: KBLT)(FRA: 27O) announces the voting results for the election of its Board of Directors, which took place at the Company’s Annual General and Special Meeting of shareholders, held August 14, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. The number of directors was set at seven and all of the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated July 6, 2018, were elected as directors of Cobalt 27, at the meeting. Detailed results of the votes are set out below:
    Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (ASX:HAS) Completion of Capital Raise
    Hastings Technology Metals Ltd (Hastings or Company) (ASX:HAS) is pleased to advise that it has completed the capital raising announced on 6 August 2018, raising $13,978,231, before costs.
    Harte Gold Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

    Toronto – August 15, 2018 - HARTE GOLD CORP. (“Harte Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX: HRT / OTC: HRTFF / Frankfurt: H4O) is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter (“Q2”) and first half (“H1”) results ended June 30, 2018.
    Victoria Announces Grant of Stock Options
    TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Victoria Gold Corp. (TSX-V: VIT-V) The Board of Directors of Victoria Gold Corp. (the “Company”) has granted 4,020,000 options to employees, consultants, directors and officers of the Company. The option grant is in connection with the addition of an officer, two new directors and numerous new employees as the Company continues to build its operations team while constructing the Eagle Gold Mine. The issuance is made under the stock option plan of the Company. This plan was approved by shareholders on September 11, 2017 and allows the Company to issue a number of options up to 10% of its rolling issued and outstanding common shares. Including this issuance, outstanding options represent approximately 3.8% of issued common shares. The options have an exercise price of $0.50 and are exercisable for a period of 3 years from the date of the grant thereof with a vesting period of 12 months.
    Magna Gold Corp. Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering
    TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magna Gold Corp. (TSXV: MGR.P) (the “Corporation”), is pleased to announce that it has completed its initial public offering (the “Offering”) of 2,000,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) in the capital of the Corporation at a purchase price of $0.10 per Common Share by way of a prospectus for gross proceeds of $200,000.
    Mandalay Resources Corporation Announces Changes to Senior Management Team
    TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mandalay Resources Corporation ("Mandalay" or the "Company") (TSX: MND, OTCQB: MNDJF) announced today the following changes to its management team:
    AM Resources Corp. Announces the Closing of Private Placement of Shares and Debentures Units
    MONTREAL, Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AM Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AMR) to is pleased to announce that it closed on August 14, 2018 a private placements of common shares (each a “Share”) and debenture units (each a “Debenture Unit”) of the Corporation $522,121.15 and US$600,000 (the "Offering").
    Marathon Gold Announces Q2 2018 Financial Results
    TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marathon Gold Corporation (MOZ-TSX) (“Marathon”) announced today its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.
    Kootenay Silver Reports Exploration Results at Malé Gold Project, Sonora State Mexico
    Sampling Highlights Include 260 gpt Gold, 328 gpt Silver, 3% Lead and 2.6% Zinc
    Experts Corner
    Interview: Gold & Gold Stocks Extremely Oversold Now
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
    Jordan Roy-Byrne and I discuss the recent gold and GDX action that sliced through some key resistance levels. Jordan had a short on the mining stocks but has since closed out that position and is not waiting for that bounce to come. Click Here to Learn About & Subscribe...
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    The US$ Shortage & Why its Ultimately Very Bullish for Gold
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
      Brent Johnson brings almost 20 years of experience in the financial markets to his position as CEO of Santiago Capital.  He has been creating and managing comprehensive wealth management strategies for the personal portfolios of high net worth individuals and...
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    TheDailyGold Premium Flash Update (8/16)
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
    The 11-page flash update was published and emailed to subscribers at 11:50pm pacific time, 8/15. This update includes a trade update, sector update and technical comments on most of our current holdings.  
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    TheDailyGold Premium Flash Update (8/15)
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
    A very brief flash update was emailed to subscribers. One of our trades hit our sell target, so we sold.  
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    Gold Stocks are Not Too Oversold Yet
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
    In recent days Gold has been more oversold than the gold stocks. Entering this week, the gold stocks were fresh off a major technical breakdown. An upside or downside break can lead to a market stretching beyond what typically qualifies as overbought or oversold. After...
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    Interview: Relationship Between Gold & Gold Stocks During Sector Weakness
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
    With GDX breaking down over Jordan Roy-Byrne and I discuss the relationship between the actual gold price and gold stocks. While these two are related the price moves can be very different at times. Jordan also shares some of the levels he is watching for both. Click Here...
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    Interview of Adrian Day of Adrian Day Asset Management, at Sprott Natural Resource Symposium
    by Allen Alper, Jr., President, Metals News

    My firm is a very personal enterprise. Those of you who have heard me speak at conferences and seminars across the country, over the past two decades, will know of my approach to investing: a dedication to value and global investing, as well as a keen belief in the worth of gold. What may be less familiar to you is the fact that I, together with a valued team whose members you will "meet" a little later, have been managing the assets of a select group of private investors since 1991. The approach of my firm, Adrian Day Asset Management, is described in these web pages. Three words summarize this approach - "Global", "Value" and "Resources" http://www.adriandayassetmanagement.com/
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    TheDailyGold Premium Update #581
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
    The 27-page update was emailed and published to subscribers late Saturday night. In the update we cover the immediate outlook for the sector as well as what we are holding, possibly selling and what we want to buy. We also note the dichotomy going on between the sector at...
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    Precious Metals Monthly Charts
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
      With the end of July I thought it was important to take a look at the monthly charts which carry more significance than weekly and daily charts. Visible trends on the monthly charts obviously carry greater weight than those on the weekly and daily charts. Monthly...
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    Interview with Mickey Fulp at The Sprott Natural Resource Symposium
    by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA
    The Mercenary Geologist, Michael S. “Mickey” Fulp, is a Certified Professional Geologist, with a B.Sc. Earth Sciences, with honor from the University of Tulsa, and M.Sc. Geology from the University of New Mexico. Mickey has 35 years’ experience as an exploration geologist and analyst, searching for economic deposits of base and precious metals, industrial minerals, coal, uranium, oil and gas, and water in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.http://www.goldgeologist.com/
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    Interview: Gold Stocks Due for a Rally But Be Careful
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
    Jordan Roy-Byrne, Founder of The Daily Gold shares his thoughts on the GDX chart. We discuss the oversold and low sentiment conditions but take a step back to understand that if a decent bounce does not happen it foretells a pretty bearish outlook. He also breaks down how...
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    TheDailyGold Premium Flash Update (8/1)
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
    The 9-page flash update was published and emailed to subscribers late Tuesday evening.
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    TheDailyGold Premium Update #580
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
    The 24-page premium update was published late Saturday night and emailed to subscribers. The focus within the update was on recent technical developments in the gold stocks and what it could mean moving forward.  
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    Gold Stocks Testing Last Ditch Support
    by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
        Although precious metals have not rebounded too strongly yet, the long awaited summer rally could be underway (at least in Gold). Gold is oversold and its sentiment is overly bearish. But it is holding important support in the low $1200s. Silver has begun to...
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    Brett Heath, CEO of Metalla Royalty & Streaming #gold #silver
    by Peter Epstein, CFA, MBA
    The following interview of Brett Heath, CEO of Metalla Royalty & Streaming (TSX-V: MTA) / (OTCQB: MTAFF) was conducted by phone and email over a one week period ended July 18th. Metalla is a small-cap precious metals royalty / streaming company. The investment thesis (in my opinion) is that someday it will be acquired by a larger player in the sector. In the meantime, it trades at roughly 1/3 the valuation of peer industry giants. Brett and his accomplished team are growing the Company rapidly via prudent transactions that diversify risk and appear to have highly attractive return profiles. {corporate presentation}
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