Kevin MacNeill, CEO of EQ Resources Limited (ASX: EQR) Discusses their World-Class Tungsten Mine at Mt Carbine, in North Queensland, Australia
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Kevin MacNeill, CEO of
EQ Resources Limited (ASX: EQR) that they own a world-class tungsten mine at Mt Carbine, in North Queensland. It is the only primary tungsten producer in Australia, with by-product revenue, through a well-established quarry business. EQ Resources is currently in the process of expanding Mt Carbine, by way of a bankable feasibility study, leveraging advanced technology, historical stockpiles and unexploited resources, with the aim of becoming the pre-eminent tungsten producer, in Australia. The bankable feasibility study is led by Jukes Todd and is expected to be completed in Q4 2021. EQ Resources formed a 50/50 joint venture, with CRONIMET, on tailings and mineralized stockpiles.
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Steve Parsons, CEO, Goldsource Mines Inc. (TSX-V: GXS) Discusses its Eagle Mountain Gold Project, Guyana, South America, Mineral Resource Estimate of 1.7 million oz, Shallow Gold Mineralization, and the Merits of Phased Development
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Steve Parsons, CEO of Goldsource Mines Inc. (TSX-V: GXS), a Canadian exploration company, focused on the 100%-owned, Eagle Mountain Gold Project, in Guyana, South America. The Eagle Mountain Gold Project has a mineral resource estimate of 848,000 oz, in Indicated, and 868,000 oz, in Inferred categories, shallow mineralization (surface to 80 meters), allowing for low-strip, open-pit potential, with capex and opex to benefit from soft-rock saprolite. Next steps include another resource update later this year, further exploration of known high-priority targets, and a Prefeasibility study by mid-2022.
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Dr. Michael Anderson, Managing Director, Firefinch Ltd (ASX: FFX) Discusses Developing Morila, World-Class Gold Mine to be 150 – 200k oz pa Gold Producer and Goulamina to be One of the Largest Spodumene Producers
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Dr. Michael Anderson, Managing Director of Firefinch Limited (ASX: FFX) - a Mali-focused, gold miner and lithium developer. Firefinch has an 80% interest in the Morila Gold Mine and it currently owns 100% of the Goulamina Lithium Project. Morila is a world-class, ex-AngloGold/Barrick gold mine, transitioning from a 40kozpa tailings, retreatment operation to 150 – 200k oz pa gold producer. Goulamina is expected to be one of the largest spodumene concentrate operations, supplying ~436ktpa to a Tier 1 off-taker in Ganfeng, the world’s largest lithium producer, by production capacity. Firefinch recently announced plans to demerge the Goulamina Lithium Project and form a new Company, called Leo Lithium Ltd. Firefinch’s shareholders will receive an interest in Leo Lithium.
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Leigh Curyer, CEO & President, NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE, NYSE: NXE, ASX: NXG) Discusses Developing the World's Largest, Highest Grade, Arrow Uranium Deposit, Clean Air Energy Fuel
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

We spoke with Leigh Curyer, who is CEO, President and Director of NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE, NYSE: NXE, ASX: NXG). NexGen is a Canadian company with a focus on the acquisition, exploration, and development of Canadian uranium projects. NexGen holds a portfolio of prospective uranium exploration projects, in the southwest Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada, and is advancing the Rook I Project – host of the 100% owned Arrow deposit and the world’s largest, highest-grade uranium project, under development. NexGen’s flagship asset (the Rook I Project) will be the source of clean air energy fuel, for future generations in Saskatchewan. The Arrow Deposit hosts a NI 43-101 compliant, U3O8 resource, of 209.6 M lbs. in Measured category, 47.1 M lbs. in Indicated category, and 80.7 M lbs. in Inferred category. The Rook I Project is supported by a NI 43-101 compliant Feasibility Study, which outlines elite environmental performance as well as industry leading economics.
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Seamus Cornelius, Executive Chairman of Danakali Limited (ASX: DNK, LSE: DNK) Discusses the Best Undeveloped SOP Project in the World, Capable of Producing a Million Tons of SOP for 200 Years
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Seamus Cornelius, who is Executive Chairman of Danakali Limited (ASX: DNK, LSE: DNK). Danakali is focused on their Colluli Sulphate of Potash (SOP) project, located in Eritrea, East Africa, about 75 km from the Red Sea coast, making it one of the most accessible potash deposits globally. The resource is amenable to open pit, which is safer that underground mining, and allows for higher recoveries. It allows for low energy input, high potassium yield conversion to SOP, using commercially proven technology. The salts at Colluli are in solid form, which reduces infrastructure costs as well as the time required to achieve full production capacity. SOP carries a substantial price premium, relative to the more common potash type, MOP.
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Niël Pretorius, CEO, DRDGOLD Ltd (DRDGOLD; JSE, NYSE: DRD). DRDGOLD Discusses Being a World Leader in the Recovery of Gold from the Retreatment of Surface Tailings in South Africa
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Niel Pretorius, who is the CEO of DRDGOLD Limited (DRDGOLD; JSE, NYSE: DRD). DRDGOLD is a South African gold producer and a world leader in the recovery of gold from the retreatment of surface tailings. The Company extracts gold from the tailings and cleans the site for future sustainable land use. According to Niël Pretorius, the Company's sustaining costs are quite competitive. Last year, they saw a 26% increase in revenue, which added up to $363 million, giving them a cash inflow of $108 million. DRDGOLD has no debt. The Company's network of assets is unrivalled in South Africa and, with its consolidated businesses, operating as a single entity, it is focused on optimizing these assets in order to increase gold production.
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Mike Davies, CFO, Discusses Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM; OTCQX: TPRFF), the Largest Underground Gold and Silver Producer in Colombia, Its Core investments, Diversification and Excellent Financial Results
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Mike Davies, who is CFO of Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM; OTCQX: TPRFF), the largest underground gold and silver producer in Colombia, with several mines in operation at its high-grade Segovia Operations, which are expected to produce between 200,000 and 220,000 ounces of gold this year. In Guyana, the Company is advancing the Toroparu Project, one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in the Americas. Early in 2021, Gran Colombia Gold completed the spin out of the Marmato Project, to Aris Gold, in which the Company now has a 44% interest. In addition, Gran Colombia Gold owns approximately 27% equity interest in Denarius Silver Corp. (TSX-V: DSLV) that is exploring the Lomero-Poyatos project in Spain, and an approximately 26% equity interest in Western Atlas Resources Inc. (TSX-V: WA)
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Nic Earner, Managing Director of Alkane Resources Limited (ASX: ALK) Poised to Become Australia’s Next Multi-Mine Gold Producer
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Nic Earner, Managing Director of Alkane Resources Limited (ASX: ALK). Alkane has been listed on the ASX, since the early '80s. It's market capitalization is around US$600 million. Alkane Resources is poised to become Australia’s next multi-mine gold producer. The Company’s current gold production is from the Tomingley Gold Operations, in Central West New South Wales, where it has been operating since 2014 and is currently expediting a development pathway, to extend the mine’s life beyond 2030. In 2019 Alkane made a very large porphyry gold-copper mineralization discovery, at Boda, where the Company is spending close to AUS$15 million on doing RC and diamond drilling this year. This, as well the Tomingley mine life extension, will provide a steady news flow, potentially including an initial inferred resource, within the 12-month period.
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Nolan Peterson, CEO, World Copper Ltd. (TSX.V: WCU, OTCQB: WCUFF) Discusses Exploration and Development of Two Primary Copper Porphyry Projects in Chile, and One Copper-Oxide Porphyry Project in Arizona.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Nolan Peterson, CEO of World Copper Ltd. (TSX.V: WCU, OTCQB: WCUFF), a Canadian resource company, focused on the exploration and development of its two primary copper porphyry projects in Chile, and one copper-oxide porphyry project in Arizona. The Escalones porphyry-skarn project, southeast of Santiago, Chile, has indicated and inferred resources and tremendous upside exploration potential. The Cristal property, in northern Chile, is in a prospective porphyry copper belt, with high potential for additional large porphyry discoveries. The 100% owned, advanced Zonia copper-oxide porphyry project, in central Arizona, is located on private land and is being fast-tracked to production.
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Spencer Cole, Chief Investment Officer of Vox Royalty Corp. (TSXV: VOX, OTC: VOXCF) Discusses Their Record Royalty Revenues and Strong Growth
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Spencer Cole, Chief Investment Officer of Vox Royalty Corp. (TSXV: VOX, OTC: VOXCF). On July 27th Vox announced that it now expects 2021 royalty revenues to double to C$4,000,000 – C$5,000,000 on the back of extremely strong operating performance. The increase in 2021 revenue guidance is mainly attributable to: (1) higher royalty-linked production volumes at the Koolyanobbing iron ore operations, across the Deception open pit and recently commissioned Altair open pit; (2) first production from the Segilola gold mine, and (3) continued quarter-on-quarter record royalty-linked production, from the Hidden Secret deposit, at Higginsville, covered by the Dry Creek royalty.
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Eira Thomas, President and CEO of Lucara Diamond (TSX: LUC, XSTO: LUC, BSE: LUC), Renowned for Their Production of Very Large, Gem Quality, Historic Diamonds, Discusses Their $530 Million-Dollar, Underground Expansion Program.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Eira Thomas, who is President and CEO of Lucara Diamond (TSX: LUC, XSTO: LUC, BSE: LUC). Lucara is a leading independent producer, of large, exceptional quality, Type IIa diamonds, from its 100% owned Karowe Mine, in Botswana, and owns a 100% interest in Clara Diamond Solutions, a secure, digital sales platform, positioned to modernize the existing diamond supply chain and ensure diamond provenance from mine to finger. With the diamond prices rebounding up to $671 average price per carat, Lucara produced $46.3 million in revenue in Q2 2021. The Company is rapidly moving forward, with a $530 million-dollar, underground expansion program, at Karowe, which has already begun and will continue over the next four to five years.
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Honeywell Providing Control, Automation, and Energy Optimization Solutions to Help Cobalt Blue Streamline Its Pioneering Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP) to Ensure Rapid Scalability Between Pilot Plant, Demonstration Plant, and Commercial Operations
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Joe Kaderavek, who is CEO of Cobalt Blue Holdings Limited (ASX: COB), and with Andrew Hird, who is Sales Director in the Pacific for Honeywell. Cobalt Blue, an Australian exploration and project development Company, advancing its large feasibility-stage, Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP), in New South Wales. When in production, the BHCP will be a top-five ex-African producer of cobalt. Honeywell is a Fortune 100 technology company and industry leader, with a long history of mineral processing experience that will provide control, automation, and energy optimization solutions to help Cobalt Blue streamline risk management and development of its pioneering BHCP. Honeywell will utilize its expertise to ensure rapid scalability, between pilot plant, demonstration plant, and commercial operations. Cobalt is a strategic metal, in strong demand for new generation batteries, particularly lithium-ion batteries, now being widely used in clean energy systems.
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Bruce Smith, President and CEO, Radius Gold (TSXV: RDU): Drilling Two Guatemalan Projects in JV with Volcanic Gold, and about to Drill Their Mexican JV with Pan American Silver
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Radius Gold Inc. (TSXV: RDU)
is a gold and silver exploration Company, with a portfolio of compelling projects, located in Mexico, and Guatemala. Radius utilizes partnerships, where appropriate, to retain our Company’s strong treasury. We learned from Bruce Smith, President and CEO of Radius Gold, that they are currently drilling at two projects, Holly in Guatemala, in joint venture, with Volcanic Gold Mines, and at Amalia, their Mexican Joint Venture, with Pan American Silver. Radius expects to start drilling at Banderas, the project, with Volcanic Gold, in the next weeks. Radius also owns 100% of two drill-ready projects, in Mexico and expects to be drilling them, within the next 12 months.
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Joe David, CEO, Elementos Ltd (ASX: ELT) Discusses Moving Forward with a Definitive Feasibility Study for its High-Grade Oropesa Tin Project in Spain, Global Tin Supply Shortfall of 40,000 tpa Forecasted
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Joe David, who's CEO of Elementos Limited (ASX: ELT) that recently, they made an announcement, committing to move forward, with a definitive feasibility study (DFS), for the Oropesa Tin Project in Spain. The Company has completed a nine-month drill program, with the goal of releasing an updated mineral resource estimate for the deposit, in approximately October of this year. Other exploration work, to support the DFS, includes a; geotechnical program, geo-hydrological program, and metallurgical programs. They are looking to fill a gap in the tin supply market, and aim to commence tin production in 2024/2025, aiming to meet some of the forecast global tin supply shortfall, of 40,000 tpa.
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Boab Metals Limited (ASX: BML): Australia’s Largest, Near Surface, Undeveloped Lead-Silver-Zinc Deposit; Simon Noon, Managing Director and CEO Interviewed.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Boab Metals Limited (ASX: BML)
is based in Western Australia and is a base and precious metals exploration and development company, fast tracking it's 75% owned, Sorby Hills Project towards production, following outstanding drilling success and a recent Resource update (44.9Mt at 4.3% Pb equivalent). The Sorby Hills Base Metals Project is located 50km northeast of Kununurra, in East Kimberley and just 150km from Wyndham Port, in an area with established infrastructure. We learned from Simon Noon, who is the Managing Director and CEO of Boab Metals, that the project has a robust pre-feasibility study, 10-year mine life, with 1.6 years payback. Sorby Hills will produce around 50,000 tons of lead and 1.5 million ounces of silver per annum. Near-term plans include DFS, during Q1, and making a final investment decision, in Q2 next year.
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Rob McEwen, Chief Owner and Chairman, McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE: MUX, TSX: MUX0) Discusses their Major Recovery from 2020; Gold, Silver, and Copper Bright Outlook and the Exciting Creation of McEwen Copper
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Rob McEwen talks about the market and the outlook for gold, silver, and copper. He is a recognized Leader in the mining industry and has greatly supported investment in mining. He founded Goldcorp Inc., which has merged with Newmont to become the world’s greatest gold mining Company. Rob is also a philanthropist, who is funding pioneering stem cell research, education developing entrepreneurs and leadership and architecture. McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE: MUX, TSX: MUX) is a diversified gold and silver producer, with operating mines in Nevada, Canada, Mexico and Argentina. It also owns a large copper deposit in Argentina. Rob McEwen, Chief Owner and Chairman of McEwen Mining, owns 18% of the Company. He is very excited about the gold, silver, and copper outlook, as well as about the mining industry in general. With a diversified production base, in three of some of the best mining districts in the world, and with excellent potential for McEwen Copper, McEwen Mining is in the middle or a major recovery from 2020 lows.
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Dr. Mark Cooksey, CEO, Alcore Limited, Discusses Becoming the First Low-Cost, Environmentally Friendly Producer of Aluminum Fluoride in Australia, Essential for Aluminum Smelting
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Dr. Mark Cooksey, of Alcore Limited, that they are aiming to become the first low-cost, environmentally friendly producer of aluminum fluoride in Australia. Aluminum fluoride is a critical mineral, essential for aluminum smelting. Australia/NZ currently imports 100% of its aluminum fluoride requirement, mostly from China. Alcore plans to use aluminum smelter wastes to produce aluminum fluoride. The first Alcore plant, with initial capacity of 10000 t/y, about 35% of Australian/NZ demand, is planned for northern Tasmania, near an existing hydro-powered aluminum smelter. The plant will be able to expand to 30000-60000 t/y. Alcore has already successfully achieved proof of concept, by producing aluminum fluoride, from aluminum smelter wastes, in a laboratory. Next step is to proceed with engineering validation, including pilot plant.
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James Anderson, Chairman & CEO, Guanajuato Silver Co. Ltd. (TSXV: GSVR, OTCQX: GSVRF), Discusses Reactivating Past Producing Silver and Gold Mines and Producing Again in the Fourth Quarter
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with James Anderson, Chairman and CEO of Guanajuato Silver Company Ltd. (TSXV: GSVR, OTCQX: GSVRF), a mining and development company, engaged in reactivating past producing silver and gold mines, near the city of Guanajuato, Mexico. Guanajuato Silver is a near-term producer, focused on the refurbishment of the El Cubo mine and mill, and swift re-commencement of production, from the El Cubo and El Pinguico Combined Operation. According to Mr. Anderson, they expect to be in production by the fourth quarter of this year. The PEA shows a 7-year mine life and a low-cost operation. The El Pinguico project is a significant past producer of both silver and gold. It has surface and underground stockpiles, left over from 110 years ago that were considered waste back then, but with modern metallurgy, produces good silver and gold recoveries. This will give Guanajuato Silver enough cash-flow to get the mine and mill back operating again.
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Timothy Froude, P.Geo., President and CEO, Sokoman Minerals Corp. (TSXV: SIC, OTCQB: SICNF), Discusses Its Portfolio of Gold Projects, over 150,000 Hectares in Newfoundland
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Timothy Froude, a professional geologist, who is President and CEO of Sokoman Minerals Corp. (TSXV: SIC, OTCQB: SICNF) - a discovery-oriented junior explorer, with a portfolio of gold projects, in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Sokoman's flagship project is the high-grade-gold Moosehead Project that consists of 98 claims totaling 2,450 hectares, adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway, with five drilling programs, completed to date and an ongoing Phase 6 program. In addition, Sokoman has recently entered into a strategic alliance, with Benton Resources Inc., through three large-scale joint-venture properties, including Grey River, Golden Hope and Kepenkeck, in Newfoundland. With around $14 million in the bank and strong backing from Eric Sprott, who owns 26.1% of Sokoman, the Company's near-term plans include an $8 million aggressive exploration program over several projects.
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Australian first! Mining event welcomes First Nations partner
by IMARC


In an Australian first, the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) is proud to announce the Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA) as its First Nations Partner. The partnership will foster stronger connections between First Nations communities and the minerals and resources sector, as well as continue to raise the profile of First Nations people working in the industry globally.
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