KEMET's Vision to be the Preferred Supplier of Electronic Component Solutions, Demanding the Highest Standards of Quality, Delivery and Service, Interview with Per Loof, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) offers its customers 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, demanding the highest standards of quality, delivery and service. We learned from Per Loof, CEO of KEMET, that the company's revenues last year were around $1.2 billion, and they are planning to see an 11% increase this year. We learned from Mr. Loof that KEMET is the largest Tantalum polymer supplier in the world, as well as a large supplier of ceramic components, film, electrolytics, EMC and sensors, serving a broad range of global markets from industrial to automotive, computers and communications. According to Mr. Loof, KEMET values its relationships with customers, investors, suppliers, employees, as well as the communities in which it operates.
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Calidus Resources (ASX: CAI) : Controls the High-Grade, Near-Surface, 712,000-ounce Warrawoona Gold Project, in East Pilbara District of Western Australia, Interview with David Reeves, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Calidus Resources (ASX: CAI) is a gold exploration company, which controls the high-grade, near-surface, 712,000-ounce Warrawoona Gold Project, in the East Pilbara district of the Pilbara Goldfield, in Western Australia. We learned from David Reeves, Managing Director of Calidus Resources, that they currently have three rigs turning on their Warrawoona Gold Project, with the aim of extending known deposits of Klondyke and Copenhagen, as well as looking for resources in the new deposits, called Coronation and the St. Georges Shear. The aim of all of this drilling is to get through the million-ounce mark, on the next resource upgrade, due in January-February of 2019. Plans for the next year include the pre-feasibility study due to be completed around June-July, which will lead to the feasibility study and on to development.
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Middle Island Resources Limited (ASX: MDI) : Gold Exploration and Aspiring Development Company Focused on Western Australia, Interview with Rick Yeates, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Middle Island Resources Limited (ASX: MDI) is a gold exploration and aspiring development company focused on Western Australia. We learned from Rick Yeates, managing director of Middle Island Resources, that they are focused on a single project called the Sandstone gold project located about 400 km northwest of Kalgoorlie in the heart of the Western Australian goldfields. The project is 100% owned and fully permitted. The project's resource is approximately 540 thousand ounces plus an exploration target of 900 thousand to 1.5 million ounces. The project includes a 600 thousand ton a year processing plant, which is on care and maintenance, and the company's primary strategy is to recommission that plant and get into production as soon as practically possible. According to Mr. Yeates, this is the only processing plant for 160 km, providing the opportunity to consolidate or toll-treat third party deposits within the Sandstone district.
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Perseus Mining Limited (ASX/TSX: PRU): Diversified West African Gold Producer, Growth Strategy to Transform the Company into a 500,000-Ounce per Year Gold Producer, Interview with Jeff Quartermaine, Managing Director and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Perseus Mining Limited (ASX/TSX: PRU) is a diversified West African-focused gold production, development and exploration company, producing gold from its two mines in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, and developing the third gold mine in Côte d’Ivoire. Perseus' growth strategy aims to transform the Company into a 500,000-ounce per year gold producer, with three operating mines in West Africa by 2020. We learned from Mr. Jeff Quartermaine, Managing Director and CEO of Perseus Mining that the company has been continuously establishing a credible record of performance, building up their own production, while at the same time, bringing down cost, increasing cash flow and available cash. Plans for 2019 include construction of the Yaouré Project, also in Côte d'Ivoire. According to Mr. Quartermaine, Perseus Mining has come from being a single mine operation, with single country exposure, to a multi mine, multi country Company in a very strong financial position, which allows it to fund projects and future growth.
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Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU): Near-Term, Mid-Tier Copper Production near Reno, Nevada, Interview with Matthew Gili, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) is focused on the near-term commencement of copper production at the Pumpkin Hollow copper project near Reno, Nevada in the Yerington District. There are two fully-permitted adjacent projects at Pumpkin Hollow: the high-grade underground project, which is in construction. Initial production is planned by the end of 2019, and the open pit project, a large-scale copper deposit with substantial mineral reserves, which has recently undergone an optimization program to target a reduced-capex, increased margin operation, as outlined in its new PEA.
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U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU): District Scale Gold Exploration in Nevada and Near Term Gold and Copper Production Potential in Wyoming, Interview with Edward Karr, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ: USAU) is a gold exploration and development company with two high potential exploration projects: Copper King in Southeast Wyoming, and Keystone, identified and consolidated by Dave Mathewson on the Cortez Trend in Nevada. The advanced-stage Copper King gold-copper porphyry project has a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) technical report, showing robust resource and lots of exploration upside. The big blue-sky Keystone exploration property is located about 10 miles south of Barrick Gold's Cortez Hills mine and has a potential for a major gold discovery. We learned from Edward Karr, President and CEO of US Gold Corp., that 2018 has been a very active year for the company. They have completed several geochemical and geophysical surveys and started drilling at Keystone. They recently received environmental approval from the BLM. They have completed the summer drill program at Copper King that will generate news flow over the next several weeks. With a nice cash position, tight capital structure, no debt and two great properties in a safe jurisdiction with huge upside exploration potential, U.S. Gold Corp. is well positioned for the positive turn in gold market.
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Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM, OTCQX: TPRFF): Largest Gold and Silver Producer in Colombia, Interview with Mike Davies, CFO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM, OTCQX: TPRFF) is a Canadian-based gold and silver exploration, development and production company, with several underground mines in operation at its Segovia and Marmato Operations. We learned from Mike Davies, CFO of Gran Colombia Gold, that the company is currently the largest gold and silver producer in Colombia, with 90% of production coming from the Segovia project in the Antioquia belt. At its Marmato project, Gran Colombia is running a small mining operation, with plans for potential expansion. Its third project, Zancudo exploration project, is under option to IAMGOLD, who are currently executing a drilling program as part of an earn-in agreement. We learned from Mr. Davies that the company recently acquired a 15% interest in Sandspring Resources, who's Toroparu Project is considered to be one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in South America. At the same time, Sandspring acquired 100% of the rights to explore, develop and mine the Chicharron Project, within Gran Colombia's mining title in the Segovia area. According to Mr. Davies, things are moving along well for the company. Their production more than doubled since 2014. Mr. Davies believes that Gran Colombia Gold's stock is significantly undervalued compared to its piers, they are "a mid-tier gold miner available at a junior price".
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Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (NYSE American: PZG): Advanced Stage Grassy Mountain Gold Project, Prefeasibility Study showing Robust Economics, Interview with John Seaberg, Executive Chairman
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (NYSE American: PZG) is a U.S. based, U.S. focused precious metals exploration and development company, with a strategy to minimize shareholder risks and expenses, while maximizing gold ownership per share. Paramount owns 100% of the Grassy Mountain Gold Project, which consists of approximately 9,300 acres, located on private and BLM land in Eastern Oregon. Additionally, Paramount owns a 100% interest in the Sleeper Gold Project, located in Northern Nevada. We learned from John Seaberg, Executive Chairman of Paramount Gold Nevada, that in the near-term the company is focusing on the Grassy Mountain Project, which is now an advanced stage project, with a prefeasibility study completed and published in May of this year, showing robust economics, even at moderate gold prices. The project is in permitting stage, with several key permitting milestones accomplished. According to Mr. Seaberg, the Grassy Mountain will be a small, very profitable operation, with a high-grade underground mine, a small footprint, a resource of 362,000 ounces of gold at 7.23 g/ton, processing 1,200 to 1,400 tons per day, producing 47,000 ounces of gold and 50,000 ounces of silver a year.
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White Gold Corp (TSX.V: WGO; OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF; FRA: 29W): Owner of 40% of White Gold District of the Yukon, Canada, Interview with David D'Onofrio, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


White Gold Corp (TSX.V: WGO; OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF; FRA: 29W) owns a portfolio of 21,218quartz claims across 37 properties in White Gold District of the Yukon, Canada, totaling 423,260hectares (approximately 40% of the district). This makes White Gold Corp the largest land holder in the District. We learned from David D'Onofrio, CEO of White Gold Corp, that recently they have announced two major high-grade discoveries near their existing 1.3 million ounce high-grade resource. Shawn Ryan, the company's Chief Technical Advisor, has 20 years of experience prospecting gold in the Yukon, which led to the discovery of the White Gold, Coffee, and QV projects [7.5M ounces Au]. According to Mr. D'Onofrio, they barely scratched the surface on the property that has huge potential for many more discoveries.
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Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX: ER, OTCQX: EANRF): Advancing Three High-Grade Gold Assets in the Emerging James Bay Gold Camp in Québec, Interview with Claude Lemasson, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX: ER, OTCQX: EANRF) is a Canadian exploration company advancing three high-grade gold assets in the emerging James Bay gold camp in Québec. The Company holds a 100% interest in the Eau Claire Project, for which it recently issued a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”), and the Eastmain Mine Project, where the Company prepared a NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate in 2018. Eastmain is also the manager of the Éléonore South Joint Venture, which hosts a new high-grade gold discovery found in late 2017. It is located immediately south of Goldcorp Inc.'s Éléonore Mine. We learned from Claude Lemasson, President and CEO of Eastmain Resources, that the PEA on the Eau Claire Project is very robust and very strong, with high grade gold and an NPV of $260 million dollars Canadian at a 5% discount after tax, and a 27% IRR after tax. Plans for the coming two and a half years include exploration drilling to increase the total resources to 3 million ounces.
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Bluestone Resources Inc. (TSXV: BSR): Advancing 100% Owned Cerro Blanco Gold Project, in Guatemala, One of the Highest Grade Gold Projects in the World, Interview with Darren Klinck, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Bluestone Resources Inc. (TSXV: BSR) is a mineral exploration and development company, focused on advancing its 100% owned Cerro Blanco Gold project, located in Guatemala. Cerro Blanco is one of the highest grade undeveloped, fully permitted gold projects in the world, and it had more than 230 million dollars invested in it by Goldcorp, in terms of infrastructure and exploration work. As we learned from Darren Klinck, President and CEO of Bluestone Resources, Bluestone was fortunate to acquire Cerro Blanco from Goldcorp for 18 million dollars. We learned from Mr. Klinck that over the last 12 months of exploration work the Company was able to confirm the existing resource, upgrade some of the indicated into the measured category, and also add about 300,000 ounces to the inferred category. Near term plans include completing the feasibility study by the end of the year, while simultaneously running the task of financing the project. With a very strong management team, strong shareholder support, and one of the best undeveloped gold projects on the globe today, Bluestone Resources is well positioned for growth.
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Saltworks Developed and Commercialized Technology for Lithium Mining and Processing Companies, Interview with Ben Sparrow, CEO of Saltworks Technologies Incorporated
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We interviewed Ben Sparrow, CEO of Saltworks Technologies Incorporated, a Canadian industrial desalination and advanced water-treatment Company. Saltworks developed and commercialized a technology that can help lithium mining and processing companies extract lithium from brine more economically. We learned from Mr. Sparrow that they developed a chemical softening robot that is much more compact, much more precise, easier to use and automated, compared to standard reverse osmosis systems. At the membrane treatment step, Saltworks developed the ability to remove and manipulate ions in water selectively and they created special membranes that can selectively pull lithium away from calcium or magnesium. Saltworks also created membranes tolerant to oil and gas, where they can desalt oil and gas produced water. At the thermal treatment step, Saltworks built a more reliable evaporative crystallizer made out of fiberglass so it doesn't rust. It cleans itself, doesn't stick, and has a built-in solids management system. Saltworks has two factories in Canada, about 40 patents, and its shareholders include British Petroleum, ConocoPhillips and Teck Resources.
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Transition Metals Corp (XTM -TSX.V): A Canadian-Based, Multi-Commodity Project Generator, Interview with Scott McLean, President and CEO
by Allen Alper Jr., President, Metals News


Transition Metals Corp (XTM -TSX.V) is a Canadian-based, multi-commodity project generator that specializes in converting new exploration ideas into discoveries. Transition uses the project generator business model to acquire and advance multiple exploration projects simultaneously, thereby maximizing shareholder exposure to discovery and capital gain. Joint venture partners earn an interest in the projects by funding a portion of higher-risk drilling and exploration, allowing Transition to conserve capital and minimize shareholder’s equity dilution. The company has an expanding portfolio that currently includes more than 25 gold, copper, nickel and platinum projects, primarily in Ontario, Nunavut, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and the maritime provinces. While at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium, in Vancouver, Canada, we learned from Scott McLean, President and CEO of Transition Metals that Rick Rule is their biggest shareholder, holding about 15% of the stock. The company's main project is the Sunday Lake PGM joint venture with North American Palladium where they have several intersections of about 40 meters of approximately four grams per tonne platinum and palladium. Transition also owns 40% of the Canadian Gold Miner that is exploring the South Kirkland project in the heart of the Abitibi, and 29% of SPC Metals that is exploring the Aer-Kidd project and Lockerby East nickel cobalt PGM projects in Sudbury.
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Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: GAC, OTCQB: GARWF), the Next Massive Silver Producer in Argentina
by Allen Alper, Jr., President, Metals News


Joe Grosso, with Golden Arrow, the Next Massive Silver Producer in Argentina, advises, “Buy your Straw Hat in the fall.” I am taking a position in Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX-V: GRG, FSE: GAC, OTCQB: GARWF). 2018 Guidance 1.4-to 2.8 Moz. Ag, plus 7.0-12.5 Mlbs Pb, 5.50 – 7.5 Mlbs Zn
Joe Grosso has spent the last 25 years doing the nearly impossible - de-risking a mining operation in Argentina. Before the end of the year, as early as September, Golden Arrow will be in production. Because of current market conditions, this stock is currently around 45 cents a share. This is the fall, for buying a straw hat.
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Novo Resources Corp. (TSX-V: NVO; OTCQX: NSRPF): Exploring and Developing Conglomerate Gold in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Interview with Dr. Quinton Hennigh, Chairman and President
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Novo Resources Corp. (TSX-V: NVO; OTCQX: NSRPF) is focused on exploration and development of gold projects in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. We learned from Dr. Quinton Hennigh, Chairman and President of Novo Resources, that it was established in 2010, specifically to explore for conglomerate-hosted gold deposits in Australia and since then has built up a significant land package, covering approximately 12,000 sq. km, with varying ownership interests. According to Dr. Hennigh, rocks of the Pilbara Craton are very similar or related to those of the Kaapvaal Craton in South Africa, host to one of the largest single gold fields on Earth. Today Novo is focused mainly on its very large Karratha gold project in western Pilbara, where it is aggressively bulk sampling and diamond drilling a new conglomerate discovery at Comet Well and Purdy’s Reward. Novo's other gold project, called Beaton’s Creek, has a resource of around 600,000 ounces. In the long term, Novo Resources plans to take its projects to production and has a very good cash balance to support this goal.
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Dajin Resources Corp. (TSX-V: DJI, OTCQB: DJIFF): Lithium Exploration Company, Large 100% Owned Brine-Based Lithium Projects, in Argentina and Nevada, Interview with Mr. Brian Findlay, President and CEO, and Dr. Catherine Hickson, Director and COO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Dajin Resources Corp. (TSX-V: DJI, OTCQB: DJIFF) is an early stage lithium exploration company, with large 100% owned brine-based fully permitted drill ready lithium exploration projects, located in the salar basins of northwest Argentina and Nevada. On August 8, 2016, Dajin's wholly owned Argentinian subsidiary, Dajin Resources S. A., signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU"), with LSC Lithium Corporation ("LSC Lithium"), whereby LSC Lithium was granted an option to earn a 51% interest in Dajin's lithium properties in Argentina by spending $2 million in exploration expenses. We learned from Mr. Brian Findlay, President and CEO of Dajin Resources, and Dr. Catherine Hickson, Director and Chief Operating Officer, that their project in Nevada is one of the few untested areas in all of North America for lithium brines, and Dajin has now built all the necessary infrastructure and is ready to start drilling. We also learned from Dr. Hickson, that the company just started this year's drilling campaign in Argentina.
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Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU): Potential for World Class Gold Discoveries with a Proven Team, Interview with Richard Spencer, President
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aurania Resources Ltd. (TSXV: ARU) is a junior exploration mining company engaged in the identification, evaluation, acquisition and exploration of mineral property interests, with a focus on precious metals and copper. Its flagship asset, The Lost Cities – Cutucu Project, is located in the Jurassic Metallogenic Belt in the eastern foothills of the Andes mountain range of southeastern Ecuador. We learned from Dr. Richard Spencer, President and Director of Aurania, that the Cordillera de Cutucu is the northern extension of a very prolific gold-copper belt and possibly the location of two ancient "gold cities" mentioned in Spanish records in the Vatican and other libraries. According to Dr. Spencer, Aurania is looking for the lost cities from the historical records, while at the same time, doing standard exploration, which is very likely to identify, not only the lost cities, but also new areas that actually weren't found by the Spanish, potentially new deposits.
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Interview with Bob Felder, President and CEO, Renaissance Gold: A Nevada-Based, Gold/Silver-Focused, Prospect Generator, Utilizing a Joint Venture Business Model
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Renaissance Gold Inc. (TSX.V: REN) is a Nevada-based, gold/silver-focused, prospect generator, utilizing a joint venture business model. RenGold maintains a large portfolio of gold and silver exploration properties and has entered into over 65 exploration agreements, with the objective of testing as many drill targets as possible and providing maximum exposure to success through discovery. We learned from Bob Felder, President and CEO of Renaissance Gold, that they acquire properties mostly through staking, then do initial work of mapping, sampling, geochemistry, geophysics, developing targets and marketing to companies, who will come in and spend a certain amount of money to earn an equity interest in the project. RenGold's most significant projects to drill this year are: the Silicon project in Nevada under option agreement with Anglo Gold Ashanti, the South Roberts gold project, located on Battle Mountain/Eureka Trend, which is under an earn-in agreement with S2 Resources, the Spruce East, Carlin-type sediment-hosted gold deposit, located in the Spruce Mountain mining district, in Elko County, Nevada, under an earn-in agreement, with Kinross Gold, and the Ecru Project in Cortez area of the Battle Mountain/Eureka Trend under an agreement with S2 Resources. Another joint venture is the Cine Mountain gold project, with Coeur Exploration, to be drilled this fall.
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Giga Metals Corp. (TSX.V: GIGA, FSE: BRR2): Becoming a Premier Supplier of the Key Battery Metals for Electric Vehicles: Nickel and Cobalt, Mark Jarvis, President and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Giga Metals Corporation (TSX.V: GIGA, FSE: BRR2) aims to be a premier supplier of the key battery metals for electric vehicles: Nickel and Cobalt. The Company's Turnagain Project, located in north central British Columbia, is among the largest undeveloped nickel-cobalt sulfide deposits in the world in terms of total contained nickel. The NI 43-101 compliant resource contains 4.1 billion pounds of nickel and 252 million pounds of cobalt in the measured and indicated categories, plus a further 4.3 billion pounds of nickel and 279 million pounds of cobalt in the inferred resource category. We learned from Mark Jarvis, President and CEO of Giga Metals, that they have recently closed a NSR transaction with Cobalt 27, in which Cobalt 27 bought a 2% net smelter return in Turnagain Project for a million dollars U.S. in cash, plus 1.125 million shares of Cobalt 27. We learned from Mr. Jarvis that while currently the Turnagain is a huge low-grade open-pitable nickel and cobalt sulphide project, Giga Metals has identified high-impact exploration targets that could be the roots of the system where they hope to find the massive high-grade sulphides. The drilling of the targets is underway as part of the 2018 drill campaign. Near term plans include getting the project ready to pre-feasibility by the third quarter of next year.
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GoviEx Uranium Inc. (TSX-V: GXU; OTCQB: GVXXF): Focused on the Exploration and Development of Uranium Properties in Africa, Interview with Daniel Major, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


GoviEx Uranium Inc. (TSX-V: GXU; OTCQB: GVXXF) is a mineral resource company focused on the exploration and development of its uranium properties in Africa. The company's main assets are the mine-permitted Madaouela Project in Niger and the mine-permitted Mutanga Project in Zambia. We learned from Daniel Major, CEO of GoviEx Uranium, that with the two large, fully-permitted uranium projects and with the uranium market currently on the uptick, GoviEx has positioned itself to be able to make a transition from an exploration/development-stage company to being a producer-rated company, subject to a uranium price that supports the development of new mines. According to Mr. Major, there is currently a long-term trend of increasing demand for nuclear energy, with the construction of the new reactors in China and India, restarts in Japan, and steady retention in developed markets.
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