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Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (NYSE MKT: SAND, TSX: SSL): Very Successful High Growth Rate Gold Royalty Company, Interview with Nolan Watson, President, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (NYSE MKT: SAND, TSX: SSL) is a gold royalty company that provides upfront financing to gold mining companies 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 171 royalties, of which 21 mines are producing. We learned from Mr. Nolan Watson, President, CEO, and Director of Sandstorm Gold, that they have royalties all around the world. Their partners span everything from massive, major companies to mid-tier companies, and even junior exploration companies. Their producing royalties generate about $50 million U.S. per year of free cash flow. This will go up to $100 million by 2022. According to Mr. Watson, the company's main objective is to keep growing their portfolio, increasing the cash flow per share, and increasing the value for shareholders.
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Balmoral Resources Ltd. (TSX: BAR): Successful Well-Funded Canadian Exploration and Development Company, Expanding High-Grade Gold and Ni-Cu-Co-PGE Deposits in the Abitibi, Darin Wagner, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Balmoral Resources Ltd. (TSX:BAR) is a well-funded Canadian exploration and development company focused on delineating and expanding numerous gold deposits and discoveries within the Martiniere gold system, on its 1,000 square kilometer Detour Gold Trend Project in Quebec, Canada. The Detour Gold Trend Project also hosts Balmoral’s Grasset Ni-Cu-Co-PGE deposit, as well as numerous other gold and base metal occurrences.
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Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX-PG): Proven Management Team, Low-Cost Production, Rapid Growth and Sustained exploration, Interview with Ewan Downie, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX-PG) is a gold producer and respected exploration and development company, with a high-quality pipeline of precious metal projects in proven, accessible and safe mining jurisdictions in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. We learned from Ewan Downie, President and CEO of Premier Gold Mines, that they achieved production just over a year ago and currently operate two mines; one in Nevada, one in Mexico. In addition to that, Premier has three advanced stage development projects. According to Mr. Downie, in 2018 they will be starting developing their El Nino underground and the Phase One open pit project. The company is generating positive cash flow and has a very substantial exploration budget.
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GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (TSXV: GTA): Focused on Exploring for Gold and Zinc in Canada, Interview with Peter M. Clausi, CEO and Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (TSXV: GTA) is focused on exploring for gold and zinc in Canada, and recently celebrated its 10th year of being listed on TSX Venture Exchange. GTA currently has three projects located in northern Ontario: the 54% owned Northshore Gold Project in the world-famous Hemlo Gold Camp; an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Big Duck Lake Gold Project; and, the 100% owned Auden Project near Hearst. GTA also owns a 100% interest in the Burnt Pond Zinc-Silver Project in central Newfoundland. We learned from Peter M. Clausi, CEO and a Director of GTA Resources, that Northshore has a NI 43-101 resource estimate of over one million ounces of gold, while Big Duck Lake Gold has a historic resource of 53,000 tons of gold, averaging 10.5 grams of per ton. Near term plans include drilling at Big Duck Lake to prove the historic data with the aim of releasing the results in December.
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Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS; TSX: PAAS): One of the Largest Primary Silver Producers, Reducing Costs and Delivering Strong Operating Results, Siren Fisekci VP Investor Relations
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS; TSX: PAAS) is one of the largest primary silver producers in the world that owns and operates six mines across Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. Pan American also owns several development projects in the USA, Mexico, Peru and Argentina. According to Siren Fisekci, who is VP of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications of Pan American Silver, for the first half of 2017, they generated net earnings of $36 million and are among the lowest cost in their peer group of silver producers. The company pays dividends and is looking forward to growing free cash flow over the next several years, thanks to two major expansions at their mines in Mexico. Pan American's vision is to be the world's pre-eminent silver producer, with a reputation for excellence in discovery, engineering, innovation and sustainable development.
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KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM): A Leading Global Supplier of Passive Electronic Components, Interview with Per Loof, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM), a leading global supplier of passive electronic components, offers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. KEMET's vision is to be the preferred supplier of electronic component solutions for customers demanding the highest standards of quality, delivery and service. We learned from Per Loof, CEO of KEMET, that they do many of their manufacturing activities in places like China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Mexico, and in the U.S. KEMET's major component is capacitors but they also make inductors, filters, suppressors and sensors of various types. According to Mr. Loof, they supply about 95% of all dielectrics. We learned from Mr. Loof that KEMET is known for its innovations and needs to stay in the forefront of technology. They are the market leader in conflict-free tantalum and, in particular, the newer organic polymer capacitor field. Mr. Loof is especially proud to be supplying one of the Formula One competitors, as well as the new Orion space vehicle that is currently being made. The company employs about 16,000 people globally. Its annual revenues are approximately 1.2 billion USD and they make about 1,400 pieces every second.
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Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSX.V – KBLT): Acquiring Physical Cobalt, Focused Portfolio of Streams, Royalties and Direct Interests in Mineral Properties Containing Cobalt, Anthony Milewski, Chairman and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Cobalt 27 Capital Corp. (TSX.V – KBLT) is a minerals company that offers pure-play exposure to cobalt, an integral element in key technologies of the electric vehicle and battery energy storage markets. Cobalt 27 intends to acquire and hold physical cobalt, as well as manage and grow a cobalt-focused portfolio of streams, royalties and direct interests in mineral properties containing cobalt. We learned from Anthony Milewski, Chairman, CEO and director of Cobalt 27, that they are the single largest holder of physical Cobalt metal outside of the Chinese government stockpile. Their market cap today is around $240 million and they are underpinned by 2160 metric tons of Cobalt. In 2017/2018 Cobalt 27 Capital is actively reviewing a number of opportunities in the streaming and royalty space. According to Mr. Milewski, if you believe in electric vehicles you might want to own the basic materials and relative to other mining stock Cobalt 27 is a low risk way to play the beta.
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Pine Point Mining Limited (TSXV: ZINC): Past Producing Zinc Mine, PEA Shows Robust Economics, Low CAPEX, and IRR of 34.5%, Interview with Jamie Levy, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Pine Point Mining Limited (TSXV: ZINC) acquired a 100% interest in the past producing Pine Point lead-zinc project in December, 2016. Since that time, a positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) on the project, showing a robust mining operation, which over a 13-year mine life, would have an after-tax net present value of $C210.5 million and internal rate of return of 34.5%, with a payback of 1.8 years. We learned from Jamie Levy, President and CEO of Pine Point Mining, that the deposits occur over a 70-kilometer strike length with great infrastructure and a huge exploration upside. Plans for fall and winter 2017/2018 include some gravity geophysics work around the old Pine Point town site followed by drilling, with the aim of starting the feasibility study as soon as possible and fast tracking the permitting process. Mr. Levy believes zinc is one of the better commodities out there, it's the fourth most consumed metal in the world, after copper, aluminum, and iron.
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TriMetals Mining Inc. (TSX: TMI, US OTCQX: TMIAF): Exploration and Development of the Large-Scale Near Surface, Gold Springs Gold-Silver Project in Mining Friendly Nevada and Utah, Interview with, Ralph Fitch, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


TriMetals Mining Inc. (TSX: TMI, US OTCQX: TMIAF) is a growth focused, mineral exploration company, creating value through the exploration and development of the near surface, Gold Springs gold-silver project in mining friendly Nevada and Utah in the U.S.A. Ralph Fitch, President and CEO of TriMetals Mining is an exploration geologist, with over 50 years of international exploration management and field experience. He is excited about the last season's drill results, especially at the Jumbo Trend that has significant growth potential. The new drilling campaign is currently under way with the results expected at the end of the month. Another project, coming into focus for TriMetals Mining, thanks to the firming copper prices, is the Escalones copper-gold porphyry project in Chile that holds six and a half billion pounds of copper equivalent 43-101 based resource, and has lots of potential to expand.
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LiCo Energy Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LIC, OTCQB: WCTXF): A Lithium and Cobalt Exploration Company, in Chile, Ontario, Canada, and Nevada, Tim Fernback, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Tim Fernback, President and CEO of LiCo Energy Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LIC, OTCQB: WCTXF) that they are a lithium and cobalt exploration company, with properties and operations in Chile, Ontario, Canada, and Nevada. The company's properties are all situated in strategic locations, with proven resources. The plan is to improve those properties by way of exploration, and then eventually partner with a larger company to take up the extraction of the metal. We learned from Mr. Fernback that LiCo Energy recently purchased a cobalt property in Ontario from Glencore that includes an off-take agreement at prevailing market prices. According to Mr. Fernback, LiCo Energy has the potential for explosive growth in terms of the enterprise value of the company, as they prove out their properties.
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Joseph Grosso, Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Golden Arrow Resources (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: GAC, WKN: A0B6XQ, OTCQB: GARWF): A Pioneer in the Development of Argentina Mining
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: GAC, WKN: A0B6XQ, OTCQB: GARWF) is an exploration company earning production income. The company has a successful track record of creating value by making precious and base metal discoveries and advancing them into exceptional deposits. Golden Arrow owns a 25% share of Puna Operations Inc., a joint venture operated by SSR Mining, with more than 8 years of forecast production and upside potential at the Pirquitas -Chinchillas silver mining project. We learned from Joseph Grosso, Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Golden Arrow Resources, that he has been the pioneer in Argentina at a very early stage in 1993 and now holds close to 500,000 acres of a lease land, and has made three discoveries. According to Mr. Grosso, the 25% that Golden Arrow owns in Puna Operation has an income potential, for decades to come, and he feels that their shareholders will be drawing great values from this income.
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Metro Mining Ltd (ASX: MMI): An Australian Bauxite Exploration and Mining Company, Offtake Secured and Attractive, Interview with Simon Finnis, Managing Director and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Metro Mining Ltd (ASX: MMI) is a Brisbane based, Australian exploration and development company, whose flagship project, the Bauxite Hills Mine, located 95 kilometres north of Weipa, is the largest independent bauxite project within the internationally acclaimed Weipa Bauxite Region. We learned from Simon Finnis, Managing Director and CEO of Metro Mining, that they have a 144 million tonne resource, containing 92 million tonnes of direct shipping bauxite ore. The ore is sent straight to the refineries in China, where it is used in making alumina which is used to make aluminium. According to Mr. Finnis the construction of the project is scheduled to be completed at the end of the year, and they expect their first shipment in April 2018.
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Fission Uranium Corp (TSX: FCU) (OTCQX: FCUUF) (FRANKFURT: 2FU), Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist Interview: High-Grade Low-Cost 108 Million Pounds
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Fission Uranium Corp (TSX: FCU) (OTCQX: FCUUF)(FRANKFURT: 2FU) is a Canadian based resource company engaged in the strategic exploration and development of the award-winning Patterson Lake South uranium project, host to the near-surface, high-grade Triple R deposit - part of the largest mineralized trend in the Athabasca Basin region. As we know from our previous interviews with Ross McElroy, President, COO, and Chief Geologist of Fission Uranium, in addition to being high grade the Triple R deposit is open pittable, which is its main advantage and one of the reasons it has won many awards. The deposit itself is about 108 million pounds with grades ranging from a little under 2% to 20%, and three quarters of the resource is indicated. There are also three additional, high-grade zones that have not yet been added to the resource estimate. As well as continued exploration, the company is progressing pre-feasibility work, which will be followed by feasibility study and production.
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International Lithium Corp. (TSX-V: ILC}: Argentinian Lithium Brine Project, Vertically Integrated Joint Venture with Ganfeng Lithium, One of the Top Five Lithium Producers in the World, Interview with Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


International Lithium Corp. (TSX-V: ILC) is a lithium resource developer with a diversified global portfolio of lithium assets who's current focus is the Mariana lithium brine project located in Argentina within the renowned South American “Lithium Belt” that is the host to the vast majority of global lithium resources, reserves and production. We learned from Kirill Klip, Executive Chairman of International Lithium, that the Mariana lithium brine project is a vertically integrated joint venture with Ganfeng Lithium, one of the top five lithium producers in the world. According to Mr. Klip, International Lithium projects in Argentina, Canada and Ireland show impressive results, and the stockholders will benefit from its experienced technical team, from the company's deep financial connections, from it's capable joint venture partners, and from a diverse portfolio consisting of both hard rock lithium spodumene projects and lithium brine “salar” projects in different parts of the world.
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Glenn J. Mullan, Chairman, President, and CEO of Golden Valley Mines and President of PDAC: Successful Prospect Generator
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Golden Valley Mines Ltd. (TSX- V:GZZ) is a junior exploration company whose original and continued core exploration focus is the Abitibi Greenstone Belt “Grassroots Exploration Project”. The project consists of a series of distinct properties, located in the economically significant and historically prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Canada. We learned from Glenn J. Mullan, Chairman, President, and CEO of Golden Valley Mines, as well as President of PDAC, that the board and the management of the company are all shareholders, with >25% of the shares held by insiders. Golden Valley's main assets are the shares it holds in other public companies, plus multiple joint ventures, several partnerships with other companies, who in each case have the obligation to fund exploration. According to Mr. Mullan, Golden Valley utilizes a prospector's business model, to own shares, royalties, properties, and not dilute its’ own shareholders.
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Revival Gold Inc. (TSXV: RVG): Proven Gold Team, Orion Backing, Brownfield Exploration and Development in the Second Largest Gold Producing Region in the World, Hugh Argo, President & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, US


Revival Gold Inc. (TSXV: RVG) is a growth focused gold exploration and development company. The company has executed an agreement whereby it may acquire a 100% interest in Meridian Beartrack Co., owner of the Beartrack Gold Project located in Lemhi County, Idaho. Revival also owns a 100% interest in the neighboring Arnett Creek Gold Project. In addition, Revival Gold holds a 51% interest in the Diamond Mountain Phosphate Project located in Uintah County, Utah. We learned from Hugh Argo, President, CEO, and Chairman of Revival Gold, that the work at Beartrack is in full swing with two rigs currently drilling, pursing oxide resource at surface and high grade targets at depth. He expects to have initial exploration results towards the end of this year. Plans for 2018 include more drilling at Beartrack and Arnett Creek. According to Mr. Argo, Revival Gold sees itself in a bull market for gold developing, so it's an exciting time to be in gold.
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Endurance Gold Corporation (TSX.V: EDG): A Successful North American Gold Exploration, Project Generator and Royalty Company, Robert Boyd, President, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Endurance Gold Corporation (TSX.V: EDG) is a precious metals exploration and development company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of highly prospective North American mineral properties, with the potential to develop world-class deposits. We learned from Robert Boyd, President, CEO, and Director of Endurance Gold, with over 38 years of exploration experience, that they are a project generator type company that has recently generated and sold two early stage exploration opportunities. Currently, the company is focused on its exploration project in Alaska called the Elephant Mountain Project that has potential for both a large tonnage low grade gold system and for a higher grade system with geological comparisons to Kinross’ Fort Knox Mine and Victoria Gold’s Eagle Deposit, Yukon. Plans for 2018 include a drill program to test at least four of six prioritized drill targets, with a goal of advancing through the discovery stage. According to Mr. Boyd, the company's expertise is discovering new camps through research and field work, acquisition of 100% ownership, and advancing these projects through to discovery stage.
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Leading Edge Materials Corp. (TSXV: LEM, OTCQB: LEMIF): Mining and Producing Materials for the Lithium-Ion Battery Sector, Interview with Blair Way, CEO and President
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Leading Edge Materials Corp. (TSXV:LEM, OTCQB: LEMIF) was formed in August 2016 via the merger of Tasman Metals Ltd. with Flinders Resources Ltd. We learned from Blair Way, who is CEO and President of Leading Edge Materials, that they have been progressing their flagship property called the Woxna Graphite facility, which is a fully-permitted and constructed graphite production facility. LEM uses the graphite product and tailors it to meet the needs of the lithium ion battery sector. In addition to that, LEM has lithium and rare earth assets in Sweden. With the focus on the green energy markets of Europe, and, with assets in innovation-rich Scandinavia, the company is ideally placed to play a pivotal role in the sustainable supply of critical technology materials.
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Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL): A Leading Low-Cost U.S. silver Producer and a Growing Gold Producer, Interview with Mike Westerlund, VP- Investor Relations
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) is a leading low-cost U.S. silver producer with operating mines in Alaska, Idaho and Mexico and is a growing gold producer, with an operating mine in Quebec, Canada. We learned from Mike Westerlund, VP of Hecla Mining, that the big difference in Hecla and a lot of other companies is its strategy of acquiring long-lived, low-cost mines, in which it can invest to improve productivity and safety. Also of note, are the high grades of their silver mines, which allows them to generate positive cash flow in most market environments. From a gold perspective, they have doubled the through-put of their gold mine in Quebec, since they acquired it in 2013. They expect the second half of this year to improve operations considerably with higher grade. Another aspect that differentiates Hecla from a lot of companies is their focus on innovation, which is part of its strategy of investing in innovative mining techniques in their operations now.
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Lepidico Ltd (ASX: LPD): Focused on Becoming a Fully Integrated Lithium Business from Mine through the Value Chain to Lithium Carbonate Production, Joe Walsh, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Lepidico Ltd (ASX: LPD) is focused on exploration, development and production of lithium. Lepidico owns the technology to the L-Max® Process that has successfully produced lithium carbonate from non-conventional sources, specifically lithium-rich mica minerals including lepidolite and zinnwaldite. Recently a major capital raising has been taking place that includes a placement to Galaxy Resources Ltd, an A$1.5 billion capitalized lithium producer. We learned from "Joe" Walsh, Managing Director of Lepidico, that they have a strategic objective to become a fully integrated lithium business from mine through the value chain to lithium carbonate production by the end of this decade. What differentiates Lepidico from its lithium peers is the fact that they are looking to develop lithium mica deposits, which is a relatively uncontested space.
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General Moly, Inc. (NYSE MKT and TSX: GMO): Mt. Hope Project in Nevada, One of the World's Largest and Highest Grade Molybdenum Deposits, Bruce Hansen, CEO and CFO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


General Moly, Inc. (NYSE MKT and TSX: GMO), is a U.S.-based molybdenum mineral development, exploration and mining company with an 80% interest in the Mt. Hope project located in central Nevada, which is considered one of the world's largest and highest grade molybdenum deposits. Combined with the Company's wholly-owned Liberty project, a molybdenum and copper property also located in central Nevada, General Moly's goal is to become the largest pure-play primary molybdenum producer in the world. We learned from Bruce Hansen, who is CEO and also CFO of General Moly, that the Mt. Hope project is on the lower end of the primary producer cost curve and has already attracted large strategic players in the steel industry. The Liberty project is an excellent follow-on asset that will produce about half the amount of moly as compared to the Mt. Hope project and will also produce by-product copper. Plans for 2018 include finalizing all required permits for the Mt. Hope project. According to Mr. Hansen, the moly market is improving over the long term and General Moly is the go-to story in the moly space.
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U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU): Advancing High Potential Gold Projects in Nevada and Wyoming in a Major Gold System, Interview with Edward Karr, President, CEO and Chairman
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU) is a U.S.-focused gold exploration and development company, advancing high potential projects in Nevada and Wyoming. We learned from Edward Karr, President, CEO and Chairman of U.S. Gold Corp., that their development asset is called Copper King, and located just outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Copper King has an historic, preliminary-economic-assessment that shows a real robust resource of about 1.1 million measured, indicated, inferred ounces of gold, and 300 million pounds measured, indicated, inferred pounds of copper. In Nevada, U.S. Gold Corp. has another flagship asset, called Keystone. Keystone has been identified and consolidated by legendary Nevada geologist Dave Mathewson, who also has put together a scout drilling program, which showed that there is a major gold system on the property and in the district.
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Interview with Don Baxter, President and CEO of Alabama Graphite Corporation: The Most advanced Battery Grade Graphite Project in USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Alabama Graphite Corp. (TSX-V: CSPG; OTCQB: CSPGF; FRANKFURT: 1AG) is a Canadian-based flake graphite development company, as well as an aspiring battery materials production and technology company. The Company operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Alabama Graphite Company Inc. (a company registered in the state of Alabama). With the only completely battery-focused flake graphite project in the contiguous USA, Alabama Graphite intends to become the first producing American graphite mine this century — and to become a reliable, long-term leading US supplier of specialty high-purity graphite for the growing green-energy Lithium-ion battery markets. We learned from Don Baxter, President and CEO of Alabama Graphite Corporation, that the only significant future demand for flake graphite is for battery-ready graphite materials, and that's what the company is focused on. According to Mr. Baxter, graphite demand is only projected to increase for battery graphite, and you need to have the requisite expertise to process the material. Companies interested in the batteries made by Alabama Graphite include some Department of Defense contractors, who are mandated to use products made and sourced in the contiguous USA whenever possible. No other company out there can offer that, which puts Alabama Graphite in a uniquely strong position.
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Pasinex Resources Limited (CSE: PSE; FSE: PNX): Doubled Zinc Production and Well Positioned for Growth, Interview with Steve Williams, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Pasinex Resources Limited (CSE: PSE; FSE: PNX) and Joint Venture partner Akmetal, are currently producing high-grade zinc from their mine called Pinargozu, in the province of Adana, south-central Turkey. We learned from Steve Williams, President and CEO of Pasinex Resources, that since they expanded the mine last year, they have been able to double their production, which brought them to 160 metric tons per day. As a result, their revenues and profitability significantly increased. Plans for 2017/2018 include ongoing underground mine-development and exploration at the mine site. According to Mr. Williams, Pasinex is a growth story and Zinc is going to be well positioned near term.
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Ian Ball, President/CEO of Abitibi Royalties Inc. (TSX-V: RZZ): A Growing Royalty Company with Three Percent Royalty on the eastern part of Canada's Largest Gold Mine, the Canadian Malartic Mine, Operated by Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Ian Ball, President/CEO of Abitibi Royalties Inc. (TSX-V: RZZ) that his company is focused on the royalties space. Their main asset is a three percent royalty on the eastern part of the Canadian Malartic Mine, which is operated by Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold in the province of Quebec and is Canada's largest gold mine. The areas where Abitibi Royalties has a royalty are set to begin production starting next year. According to Mr. Ball, they expect that the royalty income will start to increase from 2018 into 2019, with the biggest asset called Odyssey - currently in the exploration phase - showing some very impressive drill results and continuing to be the key driver for the company's shareholders.
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Rick Rule to headline Colombia Gold Symposium 2017
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Medellin, Colombia - Rick Rule of Sprott Asset Management is the keynote speaker at the 2017 Colombia Gold and Copper Symposium taking place on November 14th and 15th at the Hotel San Fernando Plaza in Medellin, Colombia. The Colombia Gold and Copper Symposium is rapidly establishing itself as a must-attend event for participants in the mining and exploration sectors in Latin America interested in the gold and copper potential of the northern Andean region.
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Patrick Mutz, Managing Director of Image Resources NL (ASX: IMA) Has a Binding Off-Take Contract for its Australian High-Grade, High-Value Heavy Minerals Projects
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Image Resources NL (ASX: IMA) is an advanced exploration company located in Australia. It is currently focused on the development of its 100%-owned, flagship Boonanarring and Atlas projects with high-grade, high-value mineral resources. We learned from Patrick Mutz, Managing Director of Image Resources, that the projects are located in a well-established infrastructure area, with no shortage of skilled workforce. From the standpoint of heavy minerals content, the Boonanarring project is arguably the highest grade, high-zircon, undeveloped mineral sand project in Australia and potentially elsewhere. Zircon is one of the four products that will be made from the mining of the Boonanarring deposit, and it represents 65 to 70% of total revenue. In 2016, Image Resources acquired a wet-concentrate plant and the majority of associated equipment, required to process ore at Boonanarring into a heavy mineral concentrate (HMC). The company has a binding off-take contract for 100% of the HMC for the life of the project. According to Mr. Mutz the company plans to be moving into production in 2018.
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AuRico Metals Inc. (TSX: AMI): A Mining Development and Precious Metals Royalty Company with the Advanced Stage Past Producing Kemess Project in British Columbia, Interview with John Miniotis, VP of Corporate Development
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


AuRico Metals Inc. (TSX: AMI) is a mining development and precious metals royalty company that is combining high-quality, cash-flowing precious metals royalties, with an advanced-stage Canadian development project. AuRico's producing royalty assets include a 1.5% NSR on the Young-Davidson Gold Mine, a 0.25% NSR on the Williams mine at Hemlo, and a 0.5% NSR on the Eagle River mine – all located in Ontario, Canada, plus a 2% NSR on the Fosterville Mine, located in Victoria, Australia. AuRico Metals holds a 100% interest in the Kemess property in British Columbia, Canada. The Kemess property hosts the feasibility-stage Kemess Underground Gold-Copper project, the Kemess East exploration project, and the infrastructure pertaining to the past producing Kemess South mine. We learned from John Miniotis, VP of Corporate Development of AuRico Metals, the existing infrastructure in place at Kemess has an estimated replacement value of Cdn$1 billion and includes a 50,000 ton-per-day processing plant, power lines, roads, admin buildings, etc. The company has already received its Environmental Assessment certificate and signed an Impact Benefits Agreement with the three local First Nations on the Kemess Underground project. According to the feasibility study, the Kemess Underground project has a 12-year mine life with a production rate of over 200,000 ounces a year of gold equivalent at very attractive cash costs of about $718 per ounce.
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Bruce Reid, President and CEO, Bunker Hill Mining Inc (CSE: BNKR) with a Proven Track Record: Developing the Largest Zinc-Lead-Silver Deposit in the Americas
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Bunker Hill Mining Incorporated (formerly Liberty Silver Corp (CSE: LSL) is uniquely positioned to re-develop the largest Zinc-Lead-Silver deposit in the Americas not in production, located in the Silver Valley, Idaho USA. We learned from Bruce Reid, President and CEO of Bunker Hill Mining that they are in the process of acquiring the past producing Bunker Hill Mine and changing their name to Bunker Hill Mining. According to Mr. Reid, who has a great deal of experience in developing projects and getting them to production, Bunker Hill is easily the largest and most important project he'll ever work on. At the time it was shut down there were 60 million tons of historical resource still in the ground and the company is currently focusing on one of the most promising zones on the property. Near term plans include financing and underground drilling to complete a 43-101 resource on the Quill Zone. After that they expect to design the mine plan for the first 18 to 22 years and make a number of repairs.
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Michael Tamlin, COO, Neometals Ltd (ASX: NMT): Discusses Progress of Their Value-Added Integrated Lithium, Titanium and Cobalt Chemical Production Strategy
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Michael Tamlin, COO of Neometals Ltd (ASX: NMT), that they are an Australian minerals project developer and chemical production company with a primary focus on adding value to resources in the ground to produce a relevant product in global markets. The company's principal activities are related to lithium and titanium. They are adding cobalt to their portfolio through battery recycling. Neometals' main project is the high-grade Mt Marion Lithium JV project with Mineral Resources Ltd and Ganfeng Lithium. In the titanium space, they have the early stage, Barrambie Deposit in Western Australia. Neometals have also developed a process, now in pilot stage, which can extract cobalt, lithium, nickel, and copper at high purity and return them to the battery manufacturing process. According to Mr. Tamlin, last year, the company paid two dividends to its shareholders, and have been engaged in a share buyback program this year. The company is debt free and has positive cash. Plans, for the next 2-3 years, include taking the Mt Marion project from a concentrate producer into a lithium hydroxide producer, which will uplift the value of their lithium unit by a significant amount.
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Wolfden Announces Additional Drilling Results on Its Orvan Brook Property in the Bathurst Mining Camp, New Brunswick
THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Wolfden Resources Corporation (WLF:TSX-V) ("Wolfden" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from recently completed diamond drilling on its 100%-owned Orvan Brook property (the "Property"). The Property is well located proximal to infrastructure, approximately 35 kilometres west of the City of Bathurst and 15 kilometres east-northeast of Trevali Mining Corporation's Caribou mine and mill facility, in the prolific Bathurst Mining Camp of northeastern New Brunswick.
Routemaster Announces Board Appointment
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Sage Gold Announces Private Placement of Flow-Through Units
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Explor Closes a First Tranche of a Private Placement in Common and Flow-Through Shares
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Dundee Sustainable Technologies announces cobalt testing
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Stelco Holdings Inc. Announces Completion of Inventory Monetization Transaction
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Silver Spruce Receives Financing Mandate Letter from M Securities Limited in Hong Kong
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Minera IRL Limited : Annual General Meeting of MIRL re-elected Board of Directors
Annual General Meeting of MIRL re-elected Board of Directors

Lima, 11 December 2017: Minera IRL Limited ("Minera IRL", or the "Company") (CSE:MIRL) (BVL:MIRL) is pleased to announce that it held its annual general meeting ("AGM") on 07 December 2017 in Vancouver, Canada and that the Company's shareholders adopted all of the resolutions presented, receiving the annual financial statements, re-electing all of the incumbent directors and re-appointing the incumbent auditor.

Gerardo Perez, Executive Chairman of Minera IRL said that "We are delighted with the strong support we received from the shareholders at the AGM.  Each director was re-elected with over 90% of the vote at the AGM, with our Chairman receiving 96% and our Chief Executive Officer receiving over 99% of the vote.  This support from our shareholders serves as a source of timely inspiration for all of us at Minera IRL as we continue our efforts to negotiate a solution with COFIDE and build shareholder value."

Mr Harry Bettis, a significant shareholder of the Company for many years and an old friend of the late Courtney Chamberlain (who was one of the original founders of the Company), attended the AGM in Vancouver and commented as follows: "I am delighted that the directors were re-elected by my fellow shareholders with such a significant mandate.  I am confident that the Board intends to use this mandate to continue its transition into a new phase of stability, progress and value creation for all shareholders."

The Company continues to focus on its effort to advance its Ollachea project.

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Annual General Meeting of MIRL re-elected Board of Directors
LIMA, PERU--(Marketwired - Dec. 11, 2017) - Minera IRL Limited ("Minera IRL", or the "Company") (CSE:MIRL)(CSE:MIRL.CN)(CNSX:MIRL)(BVLAC:MIRL) is pleased to announce that it held its annual general meeting ("AGM") on 07 December 2017 in Vancouver, Canada and that the Company's shareholders adopted all of the resolutions presented, receiving the annual financial statements, re-electing all of the incumbent directors and re-appointing the incumbent auditor.
Morien Receives $1.5 Million Milestone Payment and Provides Update on Donkin Mine
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Ascot Resources Announces the Successful Conclusion of the 2017 Drilling Season
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Rye Patch Gold Announces Florida Canyon November Production
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Katanga Mining Announces Commissioning of the Core of the First Train of Whole Ore Leach Plant and Provides an Operational Update
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Loeb Welcomes Vince Andrews to the Team as Vice President, Equipment Division
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ScoZinc Announces Status on Updated Independent Economic Assessment and Discontinues Non-Brokered Private Placement
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Trevali discovers significant zone of massive sulphides at Caribou Zinc Mine in New Brunswick
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 11, 2017) - Trevali Mining Corporation ("Trevali" or the "Company") (TSX:TV)(LMA:TV)(OTCQX:TREVF)(FRANKFURT:4TI) announces the latest results of its 2017 exploration campaign at the Caribou Zinc Mine in the Bathurst Mining Camp of New Brunswick, Canada. Directional exploration drilling has defined a major body of massive sulphide mineralization containing significant zinc-rich polymetallic intervals. As presently defined, the zone is centred approximately 350 metres from the currently defined deposit and remains open for expansion.
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Cresval Capital Corp. Announces Proposed Arrangement With Tess Inc.
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U3O8 Corp. Grants Stock Options to New Director - a Key Specialist - and Waives Fees
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Contura Subsidiaries Sell Powder River Basin Assets
BRISTOL, Tenn., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Contura Energy, Inc., a leading U.S. coal supplier, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Contura Coal West, LLC, and related entities, have completed a transaction with Blackjewel L.L.C. to sell the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines located in the Powder River Basin (PRB) in Wyoming, along with related coal reserves, equipment, infrastructure and other real properties. Combined, the two mines shipped 24.5 million tons through the first three quarters of 2017, and Contura subsidiaries controlled approximately 600 million tons of proven and probable reserves in the PRB.
JV Inkai Restructuring Takes Effect January 1, 2018
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Dec. 11, 2017) - Cameco Corporation (Cameco) (TSX:CCO)(NYSE:CCJ) announced that the restructuring of Joint Venture Inkai LLP (JV Inkai) outlined in the implementation agreement dated May 27, 2016 with Joint Stock Company National Atomic Company Kazatomprom (Kazatomprom) and JV Inkai closed today and will take effect on January 1, 2018.
Asanko Gold Announces Dismissal of Class Action Securities Lawsuit
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 11, 2017) - Asanko Gold Inc. ("Asanko" or the "Company") (TSX:AKG)(NYSE American:AKG)(NYSE MKT:AKG) announced today that a putative class action securities lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Asanko Gold and several executives has been dismissed.
Desert Lion Energy Announces Production of First Lithium Concentrate
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 11, 2017) - Desert Lion Energy Corp. ("Desert Lion" or the "Company") today announced that the Company has begun production of lithium concentrate, on time and inline with management's Phase I production plan. The concentrate was produced from stockpiled material at the Company's lithium project in Namibia, which is located approximately 30 kilometres (km) southeast of Karibib and 210km southeast of Windhoek, the nation's capital. There are approximately 700 thousand tonnes (kt) of stockpiled material and 100kt of fines located on Desert Lion's exclusive prospect license that will be processed over the next 12 months.
Prominent Industry Leaders Join Deveron UAS Advisory Board
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 11, 2017) - Deveron UAS Corp. (CSE:DVR)(CSE:DVR.CN)(CNSX:DVR) ("Deveron" or the "Company"), is pleased to welcome agriculture industry leaders Art Froehlich and David Sippell to the Company's Advisory Board. Mr. Froehlich and Mr. Sippell have a tremendous amount of experience and success in bringing new technologies to agriculture in North America.
Experts Corner
Sean Brodrick Remains Bullish on Energy Metals
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
Sean travels far and wide to seek out small-cap values in the natural resource sector. His journey started in New England. As a youth he worked on Mt. Washington, on the cog railroad that runs to the summit. Working on the coal-fired, steam-powered trains was hard work but...
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What History Says for Gold Stocks in 2018-2019
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
      It has been a while since we’ve applied historical analysis to the precious metals sector. It is something we really enjoy as history can help define and contextualize current trends and help us spot opportunities. Back in March of this year we noted...
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TheDailyGold Premium Update #547
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
TheDailyGold Premium Update #547, a 32-page update was published, emailed to subscribers and uploaded to the website. This update included an updated report on one of our holdings. We discuss the company and concluded as to when and at what price would be a low risk buy. We...
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Interview with Korelin Economics Report: Rising Real Rates Pressuring Gold & Silver
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
Jordan Roy-Byrne joins me today to outline some of the factors that have us concerned about the metals markets. We discuss short and long term yields as well as real interest rates. Also a look at some of the largest mining company charts we are seeing these break to new...
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TheDailyGold Premium Update #547
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
TheDailyGold Premium Update #547 was published, emailed to subscribers and uploaded to the website early Sunday morning. The 27-page update includes an updated company report (on a junior explorer/developer who we think has big upside potential over the coming years. We are...
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Gold Stocks Break, Gold to Follow
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
      We’ve been persistently bearish on precious metals since September and that has annoyed our readers. The weak price action, negative divergences and bearish fundamentals are too much to currently overcome for the time being. The gold stocks finally...
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Flash Update (12/7)
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
The 9-page update was published early Thursday morning and emailed to subscribers and uploaded to the website. We cover the current technicals and sentiment of the sector. We discuss where a short-term low could form and at which price levels a  sustainable low and a sector...
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Buy or Sell? A Question of Risk Management
by Axel Merk, Merk Investments
Whether you ride this bull market or stay on the sidelines is not a matter of brilliance, but of risk management. To illustrate, we look at lessons to be learned from the “greatest predictor” of market returns (hint: it isn’t).
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Interview with Korelin Economics Report: Historical Comparisons for Gold Stocks
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
Jordan Roy-Byrne has found some very interesting similarities between some markets you would not expect and gold. Long term chart patterns have a history or repeating themselves even if the markets are unrelated. In this interview we look at the turn from crashes to bull...
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Video Update: Gold & Gold Stocks on Cusp of Downside Break
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
We provide our immediate outlook for Gold and gold stocks which is bearish but we also touch on how gold stocks fit into the history of recoveries from mega bear markets. This history implies gold stocks will make a significant low in 2018 and perform fantastically well...
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TheDailyGold Premium Update #543
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
Early Monday morning we published and emailed subscribers the 22-page update. It was a bit shorter than usual but we included some important thoughts on the sector, among other things.  
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Flash Update (11/29)
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
The 7-page flash update has been published, emailed to subscribers and posted to the website. In this update we cover the short-term technicals of the precious metals sector as well as a few stocks. One company we hold and recently recommended as a buy, reported strong...
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Gold Fundamentals Not Bullish Yet
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
    Too many technical analysts dismiss fundamentals. True, technicals usually lead fundamentals but understanding the fundamental drivers (when it comes to Gold) can give you an edge. Gold and gold stocks have remained below their 2016 peaks even in the face of a...
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Metals Investor Forum Presentation
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
Saturday we presented at the Metals Investor Forum in Vancouver, BC. The title of our presentation was “The Bearish Bull Continued.” We discussed what needs to happen both technically and fundamentally for the bearish part of the bull to dissipate. We also...
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TheDailyGold Premium Update #545
by Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
The 21-page update was published, emailed to subscribers and uploaded to the website Sunday evening. This update covers Novo Resources’ recent news, action in the stock and potential support levels. It also covers our sector outlook as well as buy target prices for a...
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