Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX, OTCQX: ANXGF): A Growing Gold Producer in Atlantic Canada; Interview Dustin Angelo, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX, OTCQX: ANXGF) is a growing gold producer in Atlantic Canada. Anaconda Mining operates the Point Rousse Project, located in the Baie Verte Mining District in Newfoundland, and is also developing the Goldboro Gold Project in Nova Scotia, a high-grade Mineral Resource, subject to a 2018 preliminary economic assessment, which demonstrates strong project economics. We learned from Dustin Angelo, President and CEO of Anaconda Mining, that they are currently producing around 20,000 ounces at the Point Rousse Project, with plans to bring the Goldboro Gold Project to production by 2021. According to Mr. Angelo, this will allow Anaconda to get up in the 50 to 60,000 ounce range, ultimately looking at about 100,000 ounces a year, in production, through organic growth.
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Murchison Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: MUR): Exploring and Developing Zinc-Copper in North-Central Saskatchewan; Jean-Charles Potvin, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Murchison Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: MUR) is a Canadian based exploration company, focused on the exploration and development of the 100% owned Brabant-McKenzie zinc-copper project, located in north-central Saskatchewan, right next to the highway, an existing village, and power lines. We learned from Jean-Charles (JC) Potvin, President and CEO of Murchison Minerals, that they have just recently tripled their land position to 221 square kilometers and have completed an extensive airborne survey over the new claims, identifying a whole slew of very interesting new targets that they are excited to begin exploring as soon as the snow melts in May. We learned from Mr. Potvin that Rob McEwen owns 10% of Murchison.
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Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: WHN):Exploring British Columbia’s Newest Gold Belt; Interview with Shaun Pollard, Director and CFO
by Allen Alper, Jr., President, Metals News


Westhaven Ventures Inc. (TSX-V:WHN) is a Canadian based exploration company focused on advancing its wholly owned Shovelnose, Prospect Valley, Skoonka and Skoonka North gold projects covering over 35,000 hectares within the prospective Spences Bridge Gold Belt in British Columbia. The projects are situated within a geological setting like those which host other significant epithermal gold-silver systems. There is evidence of a significant mineralized alteration system within the property. The proximity to great infrastructure lowers the drilling costs. Recent drilling intersected 17.77 metres of 24.50 g/t Au, including 6.78 metres of 50.76 g/t Au. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Shaun Pollard, Director and CFO of Westhaven Ventures, that their management team has been very successful, to date, making multiple discoveries and creating billions of dollars in market value. The company was the best performing resource equity on the Toronto Venture Exchange for 2018 going from a low of nine cents to a high of $1.43. Plans for this year include a 5-7 million dollars of exploration drilling across the company's properties with the goal to define the size of the discovery before starting the infill drilling.
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Delrey Metals (CSE: DLRY, FSE: 1OZ): Own Four Vanadium Projects and One Cobalt Project; Interview with Morgan Good, Founder, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Delrey Metals (CSE: DLRY, FSE: 1OZ) is focused on sourcing, financing and developing undervalued, strategic energy metals assets. We learned from Morgan Good, Founder, President and CEO of Delrey Metals. They own four vanadium projects and one cobalt project. The Company's main focus is on vanadium. According to Mr. Good, the vanadium sector is expected to increase in size, demand, and value over the coming year. All four of Delrey's vanadium properties are located on tide water in BC and have exactly the types of geology and historic exploration results geologists want to see for further exploration when looking for potential deposits. The company plans to kick off 2019, with an exploration program in February, starting with geophysics and airborne magnetics, followed by fieldwork and drilling. Delrey's Sunset cobalt property is an early stage project, with a 43-101 resource and an NSR of 2% owed to Cobalt 27.
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Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR, LMRMF, FSE: DH8B): Preparing to Supply the New Demand for Graphite in Li-Ion Batteries, Interview with Paul Gill, CEO
by Allen Alper Jr. President, Metals News


Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR, LMRMF, FSE: DH8B) is a Canadian-based, exploration-stage company, that discovered high-grade graphite at its La Loutre Property in Quebec and is working toward a Pre-Economic Assessment (PEA) that will increase its current indicated resource of 4.1 Mt of 6.5% Cg to over 10 Mt of 10%+ Cg. We learned from Paul Gill, the CEO of Lomiko Metals, that they have raised funds and are drilling. About 30% of the deposit is large flake, 30% is intermediate sized, between 80 and 50, and the rest of it is fine grain, all of which is usable in various industries. According to Mr. Gill, this is a great market for graphite and Lomiko Metals is currently one of the most developed graphite juniors in the world. Recently, Simon Moores, of Benchmark Minerals, appeared before a Senate Committee on the Supply and Demand of Critical Battery Materials Lithium, Graphite, Cobalt and Nickel.
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American Manganese Inc. (TSX-V: AMY, OTC US: AMYZF, FSE: 2AM): Recycling Lithium-ion EV Batteries; Interview with Larry Reaugh, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


American Manganese Inc. (TSX-V: AMY, OTC US: AMYZF, FSE: 2AM) is a critical metals company, with a patent approved process for the recovery of metals from lithium-ion batteries, such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. Using a novel combination of reagents and unit operations, American Manganese can provide 100% extraction of cathode metals at battery grade purity. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Larry Reaugh, President and CEO of American Manganese, that they have built their pilot plant and it has recently been delivered to the Kemetco testing facility. They have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Dutch private company, called Battery Safety Solutions B.V., for the purpose of forming a partnership to create and commercialize a closed-loop circular economy solution, for the upcycling of lithium-ion battery cathode materials. Their goal is to be commercially ready by late 2019 and become the industry leader in recycling spent electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries.
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Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: GLDN): Advancing High Grade Au-Ag Project in the Heart of BC’s Golden Triangle; Interview with Michael Blady, President & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: GLDN) owns a 100% interest in the 1,700-hectare Hank copper-gold-silver-lead-zinc property located in the Golden Triangle district, approximately 140 kilometres north of Stewart, British Columbia. At the 2019 Vancouver Resource Investment Conference, we learned from Michael Blady, President-CEO of Golden Ridge Resources that in 2018 they drilled just under 7000 meters and discovered a Cu-Au-Ag alkalic porphyry, called the Williams Zone, which has become the Company's flagship deposit. Plans for 2019 include drilling the Williams Zone to depth and putting together an inferred resource.
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Golden Rim Resources Limited (ASX: GMR): Building on 1 Million Ounces in Burkina Faso; Interview with Craig Mackay, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Golden Rim Resources Limited (ASX: GMR), is an emerging West African gold developer, focused on its near term Kouri Gold Project, located in north-east Burkina Faso. The Kouri Gold Project contains 1.4Moz in defined Mineral Resources, with significant upside potential to grow. We learned from Craig Mackay, Managing Director of Golden Rim Resources, that they are in the process of acquiring more land next to their property and are looking forward to doing a lot more drilling there, over the next 12 months, to expand the resource base. According to Mr. Mackay, Burkina Faso is a mining friendly country with the fastest growing gold industry in Africa.
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White Rock Minerals (ASX: WRM): Globally Significant High-Grade Zinc, Silver, Gold Project in Alaska and with a Near-Term Gold and Silver Production Asset in Australia; Interview with Matthew Gill, Managing Director and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


White Rock Minerals (ASX: WRM) is an Australian minerals exploration and development company, with projects located in central Alaska and New South Wales. The 100% owned zinc-silver-lead-gold Red Mountain VMS project in central Alaska has a maiden JORC 2012 Resource of 9Mt grading 13% ZnEq. The 100% owned Mt Carrington gold-silver project in New South Wales, Australia, has a JORC Resource of over 300,000 ounces of gold and 23 million ounces of silver. We learned from Matthew Gill, Managing Director and CEO of White Rock Minerals, that the next step is to commence the environmental approval process at Mt Carrington that will take about 12 to 18 months. We also learned from Mr. Gill, that their Alaska project attracted a billion dollar company, called Sandfire Resources, who became their largest shareholder this year with 13% of White Rock and an option to earn 51% through a joint venture agreement. Sandfire will be required to spend a minimum of A$20 million over four years.
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Aeris Resources Limited (ASX: AIS): Australia’s Fifth Largest, Independent Copper Producer; Interview with Andre Labuschagne, Executive Chairman
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aeris Resources Limited (ASX: AIS) is currently Australia’s fifth largest, independent copper producer by volume produced. Its flagship asset, the Tritton Copper Operations in New South Wales, has delivered record production in recent years and is targeting production of 24,500 tonnes of copper in FY2019. The Tritton Copper Operations include multiple mines and a 1.8 million tonne per annum processing plant. We learned from Andre Labuschagne, the Executive Chairman of Aeris Resources, that the company is focused on extending the mine's life, re-starting greenfields exploration activities and accretive mergers and acquisitions. The company is also about to start drilling at their 70% owned Torrens project, which is a very large IOCG anomaly in South Australia, not far from the BHP's large Olympic Dam mine and also in close proximity to BHP’s recently announced Oak Dam discovery. According to Mr. Labuschagne, Aeris Resources is now positioned for growth and ready to spend money on exploration, with significant upside potential both at Tritton and at Torrens.
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Mako Gold Limited (ASX: MKG): Three High-Grade Gold Projects in West African in the >60Moz.Gold-Rich Birimian Greenstone Belts; Interview with Peter Ledwidge, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Mako Gold Limited (ASX: MKG) is an Australian based exploration company founded by a husband and wife team of geologists Ann and Peter Ledwidge, who between the two of them have 60 years of field experience on three continents. Mako Gold is focused on making a significant high-grade gold discovery by exploring its portfolio of highly prospective gold projects in Côte d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso in the gold-bearing West African Birimian Greenstone Belts which hosts more than 60 +1Moz gold deposits. Mako has three highly prospective projects in West Africa – the Napié, Niou and Tangora Projects. We spoke with Peter Ledwidge, Managing Director of Mako Gold. Their flagship Napié Project, located in the north central part of Côte d’Ivoire, is a farm-in joint venture with Occidental Gold, a subsidiary of Perseus Mining and Mako Gold and is earning up to 75% interest. To that end, the Company identified and drilled two areas called Tchaga Prospect and the Gogbala Prospect, with highest grade results of 215 grams per ton. The company's second project is the Niou gold project in Burkina Faso, where they have drilled in December 2018 and are currently awaiting assays.
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Interview with Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner of McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX, TSX: MUX): Rapidly Growing Gold and Silver Producer in the Americas
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE: MUX, TSX: MUX) is a growing gold and silver producer in the Americas, with operations in Argentina, Mexico, Nevada, and Canada. The Company's goal is to qualify for inclusion in the S&P 500. We learned from Mr. Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner of McEwen Mining, that in 2019 the company will be producing 200,000 ounces gold equivalent. It’s internal growth pipeline could add another 50% to the company's annual production over the next four years, bringing it to 300,000 ozs. According to Mr. McEwen, in order to qualify for the S & P, they need to get to an annual production rate in excess of 600,000 ounces a year and have a credible growth pipeline to 1 million ozs. per year. Plans for 2019 include commencing commercial production at the company's Gold Bar mine in Nevada, as well as cost-reduction and exploration work in Timmins, and innovative in pit tailings disposal in Mexico. McEwen Mining is incorporated in the state of Colorado.
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White Gold Corp (TSX.V: WGO; OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF; FRA: 29W): Largest Land Holder in 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 21,218 quartz claims, across 34 properties, in the emerging White Gold District of the Yukon, Canada, totaling over 423,000 hectares (approximately 40% of the district). This makes White Gold Corp the largest landholder in the District. We learned from David D'Onofrio, CEO of White Gold Corp, that their entire land package was brought into the company by the renowned prospector Shawn Ryan, the company's Chief Technical Advisor and a Director, who has over 20 years of experience prospecting gold in the Yukon, which led to the discovery of the White Gold, Coffee, and QV gold deposits. We learned from D'Onofrio that their $11 million-dollar exploration campaign during 2018 was very successful in producing several high-grade discoveries, and led to a $15 million dollar bought deal financing that the company closed a few weeks ago.
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Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX, OTCQX: ANXGF): Growing Newfoundland and Nova Scotia Gold Mining, Development and Exploration Company; Interview with Dustin Angelo, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX:ANX, OTCQX: ANXGF) is a gold mining, development and exploration company, focused in the prospective Atlantic Canadian jurisdictions of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. The company operates the Point Rousse and Tilt Cove Projects, located in the Baie Verte Mining District in Newfoundland, comprised of the Stog'er Tight open pit mine, the Pine Cove open pit mine, the Argyle Mineral Resource, the fully-permitted Pine Cove Mill and 7-million tonne capacity tailings facility, and approximately 9,150 hectares of prospective gold-bearing property. Anaconda is also developing the Goldboro Gold Project in Nova Scotia, a high-grade Mineral Resource, subject of a 2018 preliminary economic assessment, which demonstrates a strong project economics. We learned from Dustin Angelo, President and CEO of Anaconda Mining, that Point Rousse has been generating a tremendous amount of cash-flow for the company, producing about 16,000 ounces a year of gold, for several years, with 2018 being a record year of about 18,000 ounces or more. This year Anaconda also expanded the resource on the Goldboro Project up to about 1,056,000 ounces of gold. According to Mr. Angelo, the Company will be in production at the Goldboro by 2021, increasing overall company production to about 50,000 to 60,000 ounces a year, with the goal to increase to about 100,000 ounces a year over time.
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Leagold Mining (TSX: LMC, OTCQX: LMCNF): Mid-Tier Latin America Gold Producer, Four Gold Mines and Two Development Projects in Mexico and Brazil; Interview with Meghan Brown, Vice President of Investor Relations
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Leagold Mining (TSX: LMC, OTCQX: LMCNF) is a mid-tier gold producer, with a focus on Latin America. Leagold owns four gold mines and two development projects in Mexico and Brazil. We learned from Meghan Brown, Vice President of Investor Relations at Leagold Mining, that their four mines, in total, produced 93,000 ounces of gold in the third quarter for revenue of $111 million and net income of $15 million, which is five cents per share. The company is very well established, with a solid growth trajectory, in a very short period of time, of just a little bit over two years, and with the pipeline of development assets, within its portfolio.
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Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM): Largest Underground Gold and Silver Producer in Colombia, Improved Balance Sheet, Reduced Debt, and Increased Cash Balance; Interview with Mike Davies, CFO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM) is currently the largest underground gold and silver producer in Colombia, with several underground mines in operation at its Segovia and Marmato properties. The company's 2018 gold production is expected to surpass 210,000 ounces. We learned from Mike Davies, the CFO of Gran Colombia, that the high grade Segovia operations were recognized as one of the top five highest grade underground mining operations globally in 2017, and this year they have increased production over 20 percent compared to the same time in 2017. According to Mr. Davies, the Company was able to improve their balance sheet, reduce debt, and increase cash balance up to $29.5 million. With its experienced management team and continued focus on exploration, expansion and modernization activities, Gran Colombia Gold is the mid-tier gold miner at a "junior" price.
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Image Resources NL (ASX: IMA): Australia's Newest Mineral Sands Miner, High Grade and High Value Zircon, First Production in 2018; Interview with Patrick Mutz, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Image Resources NL (ASX: IMA) is Australia’s newest Mineral Sands producer, following the recent development of its high-grade, zircon-rich Boonanarring Project in the North Perth Basin in Western Australia. We learned from Patrick Mutz, Managing Director of Image Resources, that they have been in the process of constructing a mine and a processing facility, since the first of April 2018, and, in October and November, they announced the start of wet commissioning of the process, first production of Heavy Mineral Concentrate (HMC) and transport of HMC to storage at the port, ready for export and receipt of first project revenue before Christmas. The company is on track to achieve positive cash flow by the end of the first quarter of 2019. We learned from Mr. Mutz that in addition to being very high-grade, the Boonanarring Project is also rich in zircon, the most valued mineral within the heavy mineral matrix of the deposit. Premium grade zircon currently sells for as much as US$1,640 per tonne, and its price has been climbing very quickly and steadily since mid-2016. According to Mr. Mutz, over 73% of the revenue from the Boonanarring Project is coming from zircon, the rest is coming from the titanium dioxide products, principally ilmenite, with rutile and leucoxene as minor contributors. Image Resources will ship the HMC to its off-takers in China, where it will be separated into the various final products.
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Melior Resources Inc. (TSXV: MLR): Completed the Restart Program on Time and on Budget at Goondicum Ilmenite Mine in Queensland Australia; Interview with Mark McCauley, Director and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Melior Resources Inc. (TSXV: MLR) is the owner and operator of the Goondicum ilmenite mine, a past-producing ilmenite and apatite mine, strategically located in Queensland Australia. We learned from Mark McCauley, Director and CEO of Melior Resources, that they have completed the restart program at Goondicum on time and on budget. As of early November, they have moved from the construction phase into the commissioning phase and have started putting ore through the processing plant and commissioning the facility. According to Mr. McCauley, Goondicum is anticipated to be in full production middle of next year, and cash flow positive in the second quarter of 2019. The project will produce ilmenite for export to China, Japan, and Korea, and phosphate rock for a domestic agri-tech company in Australia.
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Ascot Resources Ltd (TSX.V: AOT; OTCQX: AOTVF): Near-Term High-Grade, Advanced Exploration, Large Upside Potential in Golden Triangle of BC; Interview with Derek White, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Ascot Resources Ltd (TSX.V: AOT; OTCQX: AOTVF) is a gold and silver focused exploration company, with a portfolio of advanced and grassroots projects in the Golden Triangle region of British Columbia. The company's flagship Premier Project is a near-term, high-grade, advanced exploration project, with large upside potential. We learned from Derek White, President and CEO of Ascot Resources, that since November 2017, the company has a new management team that is focused on developing its high-grade resources, from three areas, in order to provide potential feed for the existing mill. We learned from Mr. White that in early May of 2018, Ascot issued their maiden underground 43-101 resource from the Premier Northern Lights mining area, which established about three million tons of material mineralized, with high-grade gold equivalent. The second resource, expected to be completed by the end of November, is in the Big Missouri Ridge, where they did 45,000 meters of infill and exploration drilling this summer. The third resource, which will be the new addition to the company's portfolio, will be the adjacent, high-grade, past producing Silver Coin project. With its experienced and successful exploration, development and operating team, Ascot is poised to be the next Golden Triangle producer.
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Guyana Goldstrike Inc. (TSX.V:GYA, OTC:GYNAF, FSE:1ZT): Canadian Gold Company, Focused on Near-Term Production and Advanced Exploration; Interview with Peter D. Berdusco, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Guyana Goldstrike Inc. (TSX.V:GYA, OTC:GYNAF, FSE:1ZT) is a Canadian gold exploration and development company, with a focus on near-term production and advanced exploration. The Company’s operations are in Guyana, South America, where its asset, the Marudi Gold Project is under development. The project is 13,500 acres in size, contains a mineral resource estimate, a permitted mining license and remains 95% unexplored. We learned from Peter D. Berdusco, President and CEO of Guyana Goldstrike, that their primary objective is to grow the resource to over a million ounces to start to incur interest from mid-tiers or larger players or to make the decision to go into production. Near term plans include extensive exploration drilling during the next 12 month with weekly news flow. Mr. Berdusco is bullish on gold and expects it to break through the 200-day moving average. We learned from Mr. Berdusco, that they were the benefactors of a $3.2 million equity investment from the Zijin Global and Zijin Midas Investment Funds, which are part of the Zijin Mining Group, the largest gold-producing company in China.
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