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Randgold Resources: Randgold seeks to extend Tongon's life
JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2017) - Randgold Resources (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD)
Taku Increases Financing to $1,000,000
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - Taku Gold Corp. (CSE:TAK)(CSE:TAK.CN) ("Taku" or the "Company") announces its intention to undertake a non- brokered private placement to raise $1,000,000 through the distribution of 10,000,000 units ("Units") at $0.10 per Unit.
Titanium Issues Stock Options
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - Titanium Corporation Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TIC) ("Titanium" or the "Company") announced that it has issued 950,000 stock options to executive officers and directors of the Company in accordance with the Company's shareholder approved stock option plan. The stock options are exercisable at a price equal to the closing price of such shares on the TSX Venture Exchange on April 21, 2017, expire in five years and vest over a period of 36 months with 1/3 of the options vesting at the end of each twelve month period following the date of grant.
Northcliff Reports Annual General Meeting Results
VANCOUVER, April 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Northcliff Resources Ltd. ("Northcliff" or the "Company") (TSX: NCF) announces the voting results from its 2017 Annual General Meeting held on April 20, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia (the "Meeting').
ENPAR: Grants of Stock Options
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Dr. Gene Shelp
President and CEO
Tel: 519.836.6155
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E-mail: info@enpar-tech.com
Web Site: www.enpar-tech.com
Kennametal To Participate In Non-Deal Roadshow Hosted By Credit Suisse On April 28, 2017
PITTSBURGH, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) announced today they will participate in a non-deal roadshow hosted by Credit Suisse on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. In attendance will be Ronald M. De Feo, President & CEO, Jan Kees van Gaalen, Vice President & CFO, Patrick S. Watson, Vice President Finance & Corporate Controller and Kelly Boyer, Vice President, Investor Relations. The presentation slides will be available on the company's website www.kennametal.com on April 27, 2017. Once on the homepage, select "About Us", "Investor Relations" and then "Events".
Getty Copper Inc. Announces New Director
Trading Symbol TSX V: GTC
Cadillac Announces Issuance of Shares for Debt
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - Cadillac Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CDC)(OTC:CADIF) ("Cadillac" or the "Company") announced today Cadillac has agreed to settle debt obligations for management services in the amount of CDN$140,000 through the issuance of 2,800,000 shares at $0.05 per share to non-arms' length parties Norman Brewster, President and Chief Executive Officer and Leo O'Shaughnessy, Chief Financial Officer for services rendered to the Company.
Condor Resources Inc.: Update on the Soledad Project MOU with Chakana Resources S.A.C., Shares for Debt Settlement
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - Condor Resources Inc. ("Condor" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CN) is pleased to provide an update regarding the Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Chakana Resources S.A.C. ("Chakana") on the Company's wholly owned Soledad project in Ancash, Peru, as announced on February 24th.
Forrester Arrangement Update
TORONTO, April 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Forrester Metals Inc. (the "Company" or "Forrester") (NEX: VEM.H) provides an update in respect of its proposed arrangement with Zinc One Resources Inc. ("Zinc One") pursuant to which Zinc One will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Forrester (the "Arrangement").
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to Host First Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call on May 5, 2017
VANCOUVER, April 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world's largest industrial auctioneer and a leading equipment distributor, invites interested parties to participate in its first quarter 2017 earnings conference call, occurring on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:00 am Eastern time / 8:00 am Pacific time / 4:00 pm BST. During the call company executives will discuss Ritchie Bros.' earning results and answer questions from analysts and institutional investors. The Company's first quarter 2017 earnings results will be released the evening before, on May 4, 2017, after NYSE and TSX markets close.
Positive Annual Financial Results for Vivakor
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - Vivakor Inc. (OTC PINK: VIVK) announced GAAP based financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016.
Odyssey Resources provides a corporate update
LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - Odyssey Resources Limited (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ODX.H) announces that it has filed its audited consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2016 on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).
Tower International Declares Quarterly Dividend
LIVONIA, Mich., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Tower International, Inc. (NYSE: TOWR), a leading integrated global manufacturer of engineered automotive structural metal components and assemblies, today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 11 cents per share on the Company's common stock, payable June 9, 2017 to shareholders of record on May 10, 2017.
Fortem Resources Inc. Acquires Interest in 101,888 Acres of Oil and Gas Leases in the Mancos Formation, Utah
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2017) -  Fortem Resources Inc. (OTCQB: FTMR) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that on April 17, 2017, it entered into and closed a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the "MPA") with two arm's length vendors to acquire 100% the membership interests of Rolling Rock Resources, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company. Rolling Rock has the right to acquire a 50% working interest in and to certain leases, hydrocarbons, wells, agreements, equipment, surface rights agreements and assignable permits totaling approximately 101,888 acres (160 sections) at an 80% net revenue interest located in the Mancos formation in the Southern Uinta Basin, Utah.
Capstone Mining Announces Amendments to Corporate Credit Facility
(All amounts in US$ unless otherwise specified)
Consolidated Minerals Limited ("Consmin" or "the Company") Announces That China Tian Yuan Manganese Limited is Extending the Expiration Date in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement Dated April 4, 2017 (the "Statement") With Respect to
ST HELIER, Jersey, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Rockwell provides further update regarding interim liquidation orders against three subsidiaries in South Africa
VANCOUVER, April 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell" or the "Company") (TSX:RDI; JSE:RDI) provides a further update to the interim liquidation orders against three subsidiaries of the Company issued by a judge in Kimberley, South Africa on March 23, 2017. The interim orders, which have yet to be confirmed in a final hearing which will include adjudication of the merits of the application and which has not happened to date, include Rockwell Resources RSA (Pty) Ltd (Rockwell RSA), HC van Wyk Diamonds Ltd (HC van Wyk) and Saxendrift Mine (Pty) Ltd (Saxendrift). Interim liquidators have been appointed by the Master of the High Court in accordance with requisitions by the major creditors, but have not taken control of the subsidiaries in view of further filings by the Company. Accordingly, the subsidiaries remain under the operating control of the Company.
AK Steel Announces Expansion of New NEXMET(TM) Advanced High Strength Steel
WEST CHESTER, OH--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that demonstration samples of new NEXMET™ 1000 and 1200 Advanced High Strength Steel have now been delivered to multiple automotive customers for evaluation. This milestone was made possible with the recently completed upgrades to the company's Dearborn Works galvanizing line.
Otis Escalators, Moving Walkways to Serve Passengers at Expanded Shanghai Pudong International Airport
SHANGHAI, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The new satellite terminal to be built as part of the Shanghai Pudong International Airport expansion will be served by 279 Otis escalators and moving walkways. Covering an area of 622,000 square meters and comprising two linked satellite halls, the new facility will be the world's largest satellite terminal. When completed in 2019, it will boost Pudong Airport's handling capacity to 80 million passengers annually, up from 60 million at the end of 2015. Otis, the world's leading manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
American Creek Engages AGORACOM for Another 12 Month Marketing and Awareness Program
CARDSTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AMK) ("American Creek") is pleased to announce that it has again engaged AGORACOM to implement an online marketing and awareness program.
Critical Elements Corporation: Annual Meeting
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - Critical Elements Corporation (TSX VENTURE:CRE) (OTCQX:CRECF) (FRANKFURT:F12) announce that, at its annual meeting held on April 21, 2017, shareholders of the Company approved all the items, including:
Salazar Completes Royalty Sale
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - Salazar Resources Limited (TSX VENTURE:SRL)(FRANKFURT:CCG) ("Salazar" or the "Company") - Mr. Fredy Salazar is pleased to report that the Company has completed the royalty sale announced on April 6, 2016. The Company initially sold to RCF VI SRL LLC ("RCF") a 1% net smelter returns royalty ("NSR") in the Curipamba project and received US$2,375,000. The Company has now completed the sale to RCF of an additional 1% NSR (the "Additional Royalty Sale") for an additional US$2,375,000.
Altair Expands Land Position to the West and North of High Grade Zinc Trench Samples at Crepulje Zinc-Lead-Silver Property, Kosovo
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - ALTAIR RESOURCES INC. ("Altair" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AVX)(FRANKFURT:90A) (ISIN: CA02137W1014) (WKN: WKN A2ALMP) President and CEO, Mr. Harold (Roy) Shipes, is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a third mining license that expands the land position on the Crepulje zinc-lead-silver property, Mitrovica district of Kosovo.
Cascabel Exploration Update - Hole 21 at Hematite Hill assay results of 844.0m @ 0.73 % copper and 0.43 g/t gold from 688.0m confirm 150m strike-extension at Alpala
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. ("Cornerstone" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:CGP)(FRANKFURT:GWN)(BERLIN:GWN)(OTCBB:CTNXF) announces the following project update for the Cascabel copper-gold porphyry joint venture exploration project in northern Ecuador.
Source Exploration Corp. Announces Name Change to Mexican Gold Corp.
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - SOURCE EXPLORATION CORP. (the "Company" or "Source") (TSX VENTURE:SOP) is pleased to announce that it has filed Articles of Amendment to change its name to Mexican Gold Corp. The Company's shareholders approved a special resolution to change the name of the Company at the Company's special meeting of shareholders held on April 12, 2017. The name change is effective immediately.
Nanomechanics, Inc. Unveils New Product at ICMCTF Show April 25th
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanomechanics, Inc., will showcase its unique new nanoindentation product at booth 315, at the 44(th) annual International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF) with special appearances from company president and international nanoindentation expert, Warren Oliver, Ph.D. The 44(th) annual meeting of ICMCTF will be held April 25-27, in San Diego at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center.
Pasinex Appoints CSA Global to Complete Maiden Independent Mineral Resource Estimate and NI 43-101 Report on Pinargozu High-Grade Zinc Mine, Turkey
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - Pasinex Resources Limited (CSE:PSE) (FRANKFURT:PNX) (the "Company" or "Pasinex") is delighted to announce the appointment of CSA Global to complete the first independent Mineral Resource estimate under CIM guidelines on the Pinargozu High-Grade Zinc Mine in southern Turkey. The Pinargozu Mine is a part of the 50/50 JV company, Horzum AS. This technical study will be disclosed via NI 43-101 Technical Report.
Technical Roundup on Gold Stocks -- Asanko Gold, Gold Resource, and Franco-Nevada
NEW YORK, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Mariana Resources Ltd : Issue of Equity Warrant Exercise
AIM: MARL
Nickel Market Beware: Batteries can no Longer be Ignored - Roskill Information Services
LONDON, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Rise Appoints Alan Edwards and Tom Vehrs to Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2017) - Rise Gold Corp. (CSE:RISE)(CSE:RISE.CN)(OTC PINK:RYES) ("Rise" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Alan Edwards has been appointed a Director and Chairman of the Board of the Company. The Company is also pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Thomas Vehrs as a Director of the Company.

Mr. Alan Edwards is an experienced executive and engineer with over 35 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Edwards was the General Manager for three major mining operations in the United States and the Senior Vice President of Operations for Freeport Indonesia where he was responsible for the leadership of a workforce of over 6,000 employees. Mr. Edwards served as the Vice President Operations for Kinross Gold Corporation and as the Chief Operating Officer for Apex Silver Mines where he directed the successful construction of the $675M San Cristobal Mine in the difficult political climate of Bolivia. Mr. Edwards has served on numerous boards of public companies including as Chairman of AuRico Gold Corporation during a period of extensive growth which culminated into a successful US$1.5B merger with Alamos Gold. Mr. Edwards holds an MBA and a Mining Engineering degree from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Thomas Vehrs is a highly regarded and experienced exploration geologist with over 40 years of experience in the Americas. During his career, Dr. Vehrs has conducted and managed numerous exploration programs resulting in the discovery and delineation of major copper, gold and silver deposits, including the Los Pelambres porphyry copper deposit in Chile, the Northumberland sediment-hosted gold deposit in central Nevada, the Rio Blanco porphyry copper deposit in northern Peru and orogenic gold deposits in Central Guatemala. For the past ten years, Dr. Vehrs held the position of Vice President of Exploration for Fortuna Silver Mines and was responsible for the development and execution of exploration programs at the Caylloma Mine in Peru and the San Jose Mine in southern Mexico. During this period, Fortuna Silver Mines was successful in expanding the resources, reserves and production rate at the San Jose Mine resulting in a market capitalization in excess of $1 B. Dr. Vehrs holds a Ph.D. in geology from Syracuse University and served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Company announces that Mr. Fred Tejada has resigned as President, Secretary and Director of the Company and announces that Mr. Brad Scharfe has also resigned from the board of directors. The Company thanks Mr. Tejada and Mr. Scharfe for their excellent work in the successful acquisition of the Idaho-Maryland Gold Project. Mr. Benjamin Mossman will remain as CEO and Director and has been appointed President of the Company. Mr. Cale Thomas will remain as CFO and Director and has also been appointed Secretary of the Company.

In connection with their appointments, the Company announces the grant of 500,000 incentive stock options to Alan Edwards and the grant of 400,000 incentive stock options to Tom Vehrs at an exercise price of $0.28 per share for a period of 3 years.

About Rise Gold Corp.

Rise is an exploration stage mining company. The Company's principal asset is the historic past producing Idaho-Maryland Gold Mine located in California, USA. Rise was incorporated in Nevada, USA in 2007 and maintains its head office in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

On behalf of the Board of Directors:

Benjamin Mossman, CEO and Director

Rise Gold Corp.

RISE GOLD CORP.
Suite 488, 1090 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7
604.260.4577
www.risegoldcorp.com

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Skanderbeg Capital Advisors Inc.
Mario Vetro
604.687.7130
mario@skanderbegcapital.com
White Cliff Minerals Ltd (ASX:WCN) Aucu High Grade Gold Resource Increases by 93%
White Cliff Minerals Limited (ASX:WCN) ("White Cliff" or the "Company") is pleased to report a new JORC compliant inferred resource for the Aucu gold deposit, using a lower cut-off grade of 1 g/t gold, of 1.8 million tonnes grading 5.2 g/t gold, for 302,000 ounces of contained gold. The new resource represents a 93% increase in contained gold ounces and a 23% increase in average grade over the previous gold resource reported in April 2015.
New Talisman Gold Mines Limited (ASX:NTL) Quarterly Activities Report
New Talisman Gold Mines Limited (ASX:NTL) is pleased to present the quarterly report on activities for the period ended 31 March 2017.
Mithril Resources Limited (ASX:MTH) Drilling underway at the Mexi Nickel Prospect
Mithril Resources Ltd (ASX:MTH) is pleased to advise that a drilling program is underway at the 100% owned Mexi nickel sulphide prospect (located 50 kilometres north-northeast of Kalgoorlie Western Australia - Figure 1 in link below).
Polygon Mining Opportunity Master Fund Acquires Securities of Royal Road Minerals Limited
NEW YORK, April 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Polygon Mining Opportunity Master Fund (the "Fund") announced today that it has acquired 6,500,000 units (the "Units") of Royal Road Minerals Limited ("Royal Road Minerals") pursuant to a private placement as part of an offering which also included the issuance of 1,000,000 Units to another investor on the same economic terms (the "Offering"). Each Unit consists of one ordinary share in the capital of Royal Road Minerals (each, a "Share") and one-half of one Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the Fund to acquire one Share at a price of $0.20 for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance. The 6,500,000 Shares and 3,250,000 Warrants acquired by the Fund represent approximately 4.76% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a non-diluted basis and 6.98% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially-diluted basis, in each case following the Offering. The Fund is an exempt company existing under the laws of the Cayman Islands that operates as a private investment fund which invests primarily in mining companies and other mineral related businesses and opportunities.
Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX:SYA) Share Purchase Plan
The board of Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX:SYA) (OTCMKTS:DMNXF) is writing to you today with an offer to participate in a Shareholder Share Purchase Plan (Plan) which entitles all shareholders to apply for parcels of new shares in Sayona valued between $500 and $15,000.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Commends the Trump Administration for Section 232 Initiation
CLEVELAND, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) today issued the following statement regarding President Trump's executive memorandum for prompt investigation by the Department of Commerce into the implications of foreign steel imports under section 232.
American Creek Resources Announces Shares for Debt Arrangement
CARDSTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 20, 2017) - American Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AMK) ("the Corporation") today announced that it has entered into a shares for debt arrangement with Miller Thomson LLP ("MT") for the settlement of $300,000 of the current debt outstanding to MT. The Corporation will issue 5,000,000 common shares in the capital of the Corporation at a price of $0.06 per share.
TriStar's Castelo de Sonhos Project Receives DNPM Approval
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - April 20, 2017) - Brazil's Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral ("DNPM") has published in the Federal Official Gazette its approval of the Final Exploration Report for the main concession of the Castelo de Sonhos gold project of TriStar Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TSG) (the "Company" or "TriStar").
Jasper Mining Corporation closes $37,000 private placement
CALGARY, April 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Jasper Mining Corporation ("Jasper") (TSX-V:JSP) is pleased to announce that it has completed a non-brokered private placement, as announced on April 4, 2017, and accordingly has issued 616,667 units at $0.06 per unit; for gross proceeds to the Company of $37,000. Each unit will consist of 1 common share and 1/2 common share purchase warrant. The warrants are at an exercise price of $0.10 and expire April 20, 2019.
Stonegate Agricom Announces Lifting of TSX Review of Continued Listing
TORONTO, April 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Stonegate Agricom Ltd. ("Stonegate" or the "Company") (TSX: ST) is pleased to announce that the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") has advised the Company that the TSX has completed its previously announced continued listing review of the Company's common shares. The Company's common shares will continue to be listed for trading on the TSX.
Avrupa Minerals Closes Financing for $225,000
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 20, 2017) - Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AVU)(FRANKFURT:8AM)(OTC PINK:AVPMF) is pleased to announce that it has closed the financing to raise $225,000 by way of a private placement of 2.5 million common shares at $0.09 per common share.
David Lotan joins Aurion Board of Directors
ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND--(Marketwired - April 20, 2017) - Aurion Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AU) ("Aurion" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Lotan to the board of directors. Mr. Lotan is the President of LHI an investment company focused on natural resource opportunities. In his previous career David was the founder and CEO of the structured finance operations of Polar Capital - a Canadian merchant bank and alternative asset manager, acted as a portfolio manager for the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and was a risk management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers focused on commodities and rates. Mr. Lotan is a Chartered Accountant and CPA.
Cameo Resources Corp. Closes Private Placement
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 20, 2017) - Cameo Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CRU)(OTC PINK:SIDNF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has closed a private placement of 4,000,000 units (each, a "Unit") at a price of $0.25 per Unit for proceeds of $1,000,000 (the "Financing"). Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company (each, a "Common Share") and one transferable warrant (each, a "Warrant"), with each full Warrant entitling the holder to purchase one additional Common Share at a price of $0.75 per Common Share for a period of three years. Proceeds of the financing are anticipated to be used for general working capital.
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Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NEE): Low-Cost Open-Pit Heap Leach Gold-Silver Moss Mine in NW Arizona, USA; Ken Berry, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NEE) is an exploration and mining company focused on the reactivation of its 100% owned, low-cost, open-pit, heap leach Moss Mine Gold-Silver Property located in the historic Oatman Mining district in NW Arizona, USA. Northern Vertex just announced, April 20th that it obtained the Final Permit for Commercial Mining at Moss Gold-Silver Project. We learned from Ken Berry, President and CEO of Northern Vertex Mining, they are now in the construction phase of pushing towards commercial production, in the fourth quarter of 2017, so it's exciting times. In a challenging market from 2011 to 2015, the company was able to raise funds to move this project forward and soon they will see cash flow.

22/4/2017
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Interview with Laura Evans, Director of Advancement at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa
by Al Alper, Jr. President of Metals News


We learned from Laura Evans, Director of Advancement at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, the museum was born out of the Geological Survey of Canada. The deepest roots of the museum date back to the geological exploration of Canada. For over 150 years, they've been exploring the natural world, which often yields all kinds of interesting rocks, minerals, and gems, so there are lots of ties between the two worlds. They are working on an interesting project right now hoping to repatriate the Foxfire Diamond back to Canada, and offer it a permanent home at the Canadian Museum of Nature.

21/4/2017
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Interview with Mr. Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner, McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE: MUX, TSX: MUX)
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. McEwen Mining's principal assets consist of; the San José Mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina (49% interest), the El Gallo Mine and El Gallo Silver project in Sinaloa, Mexico, the Gold Bar project in Nevada, USA, and the Los Azules copper project in San Juan, Argentina. Mr. Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner, owns 25% of the outstanding shares. Mr McEwen was the founder and former chairman and CEO of Goldcorp Inc., which is one of the world’s largest gold producers based on market capitalization. We learned from Mr. McEwen, that their treasury almost doubled over the year and they have an offer to buy a junior exploration company, with some advanced high-grade near-term exploration projects in Timmins, which is one of the biggest gold districts in the world. The company has no debt, is generating positive cash-flow, has not sold the upside, or given away a large part through selling a royalty or a metal stream. McEwen Mining is working towards qualifying for inclusion in the S&P 500.

17/4/2017
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Interview with Mitch Krebs, President and CEO of Coeur Mining Inc.: Generating Strong Cash Flow and Poised for Long-term Success
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Coeur Mining, Inc. (NYSE: CDE) is the largest U.S.-based silver producer and a significant gold producer employing approximately 2,000 people with five wholly owned precious metals mines in the Americas: the Palmarejo silver-gold complex in Mexico, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada, the Kensington gold mine in Alaska, the Wharf gold mine in South Dakota, and the San Bartolomé silver mine in Bolivia. We learned from Mitch Krebs, who is President and CEO of Coeur Mining that this year they expect to produce somewhere around 17 million ounces of silver and about 375,000 ounces of gold. According to Mr. Krebs, over the last three years the company managed to lower their all-in sustaining cost by about 25-30%, more than doubled their adjusted EBITDA margins and, with the help of the resulting cash flow, significantly reduced their debt. Coeur Mining is an attractive well-diversified and growing producer that runs in a very responsible, ethical way.

16/4/2017
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Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX-PG): A Gold Producer with a High-Quality Pipeline of Precious Metals Projects in North America; 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 metals projects in proven, accessible and safe mining jurisdictions in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. We learned from Ewan Downie, who is President and CEO of Premier Gold Mines that they have been producing for approximately six months. They operate two low-cost mines in North America, with solid production results surpassing production guidelines. According to Mr. Downie, Premier Gold is one of the highest margin producers in their sector and they can grow their future assets, without having to go to the market and issue shares. The company has never been in better shape than it is today.

16/4/2017
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Cartier Resources Inc. (TSX-V: ECR}: Discovery in the Prolific Abitibi Gold Belt in Quebec, Sponsored by Agnico Eagle: Interview with Philippe Cloutier, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Cartier Resources Inc. (TSX-V: ECR) is an exploration company focused exclusively on discovery in the prolific Abitibi Gold Belt in Quebec. We learned from Philippe Cloutier, who is president and CEO of Cartier Resources, that around 2011-2012 they adopted a new corporate strategy that was to identify and acquire projects of merit that had historic resource estimates, or ounces in the ground. Today in early 2017, they have attracted the sponsorship of a major mining company Agnico Eagle, who invested $4.5 million in December of 2016 to own just under 20%. Currently, the company launched a 50-thousand-meter drilling program targeted directly beneath the established showings and high-grade resources on four projects: their flagship Chimo Mine project, the Benoit project, the Wilson project, and the Fenton project. With nine million dollars in the bank, an experienced team and proven exploration strategy, Cartier Resources is ready to conduct a very dynamic and aggressive exploration program on some really high profile projects.

11/4/2017
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Dr. Jack Regan, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of LexaGene Inc. (OTCQB: LXXGF; TSX.V: LXG): Unprecedented Ease-of-Use, Sensitivity, and Breadth of Pathogen Detection
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


LexaGene Holdings, Inc. (TSX.V: LXG, OTCQB: LXXGF) is a biotechnology company developing a fully automated rapid pathogen detection system for use at the site of sample collection, which offers unprecedented ease-of use, sensitivity, and breadth of pathogen detection. We spoke with Dr. Jack Regan, founder, CEO and Chairman of LexaGene, who also happens to be the scientist that invented the LexaGene’s patented microfluidic system. We learned from Dr. Regan that they are currently in the early stages of product development and expect to have their alpha prototype built and ready to show by November 2017.

8/4/2017
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Integra Gold Corp. (TSX-V: ICG; OTCQX: ICGQF): New PEA Indicates a 135,000 Ounce Per Year High Margin Project; Discussion with Chris Gordon
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Integra Gold Corp. (TSX-V: ICG; OTCQX: ICGQF) is a junior gold exploration company, advancing the Lamaque project in Val-d’Or, Québec, one of the top mining jurisdictions in the world. We learned from Chris Gordon that Integra is a company that's exploring aggressively, at the same time, also advancing their project and moving forward with a potential production decision to be made by the second half of 2018. The new PEA shows they will be able to build a 135,000 ounce-per-year high margin project for a relatively low price tag, which is extremely rare in the industry. Also, the mine life was extended from five years to ten and a half years. Plans for 2017 include updating the resource estimate, commencing underground exploration, and reviewing the results of bulk sampling while drilling the Lamaque Deep target.

4/4/2017
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Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL): Leading Low-Cost U.S. Silver Producer with Operating Mines in Alaska, Idaho and Mexico, and a Growing Gold Producer; Interview with Mike Westerlund, VP of 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. Hecla also has exploration and pre-development properties in seven world-class silver and gold mining districts in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. We learned from Mike Westerlund, VP of Investor Relations for Hecla Mining, that 2016 was the record year for the company for revenue and silver production. The reason for that, according to Mr. Westerlund, is the strategy of investing in organic growth, even during tough times, that led to the opening of the new very profitable mine in Mexico, record production and excellent financial performance.

28/3/2017
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Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX): Growth-Oriented, Gold Mining and Exploration Company in Newfoundland, Expanding to Greater Atlantic Canada; Interview with Dustin Angelo, President and CEO
by Allen Alper, Jr., President of Metals News


Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX) is a growth-oriented, gold mining and exploration company, with a producing project called the Point Rousse Project and three exploration/development projects called the Viking and Great Northern Projects and the Tilt Cove Property in Newfoundland. We learned from Dustin Angelo, who is the President and CEO of Anaconda Mining, they are most excited about the acquisition of the Goldboro Property in Nova Scotia, which they hope to bring into production quickly by leveraging their existing infrastructure at the producing Point Rousse Project. The company has been producing around 16,000 gold ounces a year generating around $20 - $25 million Canadian in annual revenue. Bringing Goldboro into production, should significantly increase their production profile over the next couple years.

26/3/2017
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Redstar Gold Corp. (TSX.V: RGC, OTCQB: RGCTF, FRA: RGG): Advancing One of the Highest-Grade Gold Projects in Americas; Interview with Peter A. Ball, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Redstar Gold Corp. (TSX.V: RGC, OTCQB: RGCTF, FRA: RGG) is a well-financed Vancouver based junior exploration company, focused on high-grade gold exploration in North America. In Alaska, the Company is exploring the high-grade 100% owned Unga Gold Project. We learned from Peter A. Ball, who is President and CEO of Redstar Gold Corp. that the company is ~ 60% owned by a number of well-known, knowledgeable investors including; Jacques Vaillancourt, the Executive Chairman and the major shareholder, along with Eric Sprott and several other institutional investors. Redstar Gold controls a 240 square kilometers district in Alaska, where conditions allow operating all year round on the 55th degree latitude location, with nearby one mile long paved airstrip, deep sea port facilities, and by-weekly barge schedules from Seattle. The new exploration program is commencing the end of March, early April this year. According to Mr. Ball, the company has 6 million dollars in the bank and zero debt.

26/3/2017
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Levon Resources Ltd. (TSX: LVN; OTCQX: LVNVF): Indicated Resources of 488.5 M oz of Silver, 9.0 B lbs. of Zinc, 4.7 B lbs. of Lead, and 1.37 M oz of Gold; Interview with Ron Tremblay
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Levon Resources Ltd. (TSX: LVN; OTCQX: LVNVF) is a well-funded gold and precious metals company, exploring one of the world's largest silver resources at the company's 100%-owned, bulk tonnage, Cordero Project in northwest Mexico. Cordero hosts a world class Silver, Zinc, Lead, and Gold resource, with indicated resources of 488.5 million ounces of Silver, 9.0 billion pounds of Zinc, 4.7 billion pounds of Lead, and 1.37 million ounces of Gold. We learned from Ron Tremblay, President & CEO of Levon Resources, they have a fantastic huge open-pit project and are expecting to complete PEA this fall, which should show some very good economics on the project, with silver price on the upturn. According to Mr. Tremblay, for anybody that likes silver and zinc, they have a world class project in a great area of Mexico.

26/3/2017
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Leigh Curyer, CEO of NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE, OTCQX: NXGEF): The Largest Undeveloped Uranium Deposit in Canada with a Very High Grade Core of 164.9M Lbs Grading 18.84% U3O8.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX: NXE, OTCQX:NXGEF) is a British Columbia company with a portfolio of highly prospective uranium exploration assets in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada. The company is currently focused on the Arrow Deposit hosting an Indicated mineral resource of 179.5 M lbs U3O8 contained in 1.18 M tonnes grading 6.88% U3O8 and a very high grade core of 164.9 million pounds at 18.84% U3O8 contained within 0.40 M tonnes with an additional 122.1 M lbs U3O8 at 1.30% U3O8 contained within 4.25 M tonnes in the Inferred mineral resource category. We learned from Leigh Curyer, CEO and Director of NexGen, that 2016 was an exciting year for the company, with the largest drilling program in Canada for a uranium project of just under 100,000 meter but that 2017 should be even better. Plans for this year include aggressive drilling, engineering and environmental studies. According to Mr. Curyer, even though Arrow is the largest undeveloped deposit in Canada, they are still in the very early stages of understanding the true scale of the deposit.

25/3/2017
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Ely Gold & Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: ELY, OTC: ELYGF): A Project Developer, Royalty Generator and Exploration Company, Focused Primarily in Nevada; Interview with Trey Wasser, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Trey Wasser, who is President and CEO of Ely Gold & Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: ELY, OTC: ELYGF) that they are a project developer, focused primarily in Nevada with a portfolio of about 20 consolidated properties. Ely Gold is focused on developing recurring cash flow streams, through the acquisition, consolidation, enhancement, and resale of highly prospective, un-encumbered North American precious metals properties. Ely Gold’s property development efforts maximize each property’s potential for third party acquisition, while reserving significant royalty interests. Plans for 2017 include more property deals with the goal of 2 million dollars in revenue from these deals.

25/3/2017
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Copper Mountain Mining (TSX: CUM), Successfully Increases Efficiency and Lowers Operating Costs at Copper Mountain in Canada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Copper Mountain Mining (TSX: CUM), located in Canada, is doing an excellent job increasing their efficiency and decreasing their costs. With the addition of the world’s largest cone crusher (housed in the 12 story building on the left), they are well positioned to be very profitable as copper prices recover.

25/3/2017
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African Queen Mines Ltd. (TSX.V: AQ, Frankfurt: QM0.F): Advancing their Flagship Yellowjacket Gold Project in the Atlin Area, British Columbia, Interview with Irwin Olian, President & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


African Queen Mines Ltd. (TSX.V: AQ, Frankfurt: QM0.F) is advancing their flagship Yellowjacket gold project that covers an aggregate of approximately 291.54 sq. km in Atlin area, British Columbia and has a fully permitted past producing mine. We learned from Irwin Olian, CEO of African Queen Mines, how they bought the property in 2015 for a very favorable price, which gives them tremendous upside as they manage to consolidate a very large exploratory portfolio and develop the geological model that gives them an idea of the potential gold deposits in the region. Mr. Olian expects a big work season in 2017. He is very proud of his terrific team that he feels is second to none from a geological standpoint.

23/3/2017
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RJK Explorations Ltd. (TSXV: RJX.A): Gold, Silver and Base Metals Exploration Company, Located in Ontario and British Columbia; Interview with Glenn Kasner, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


RJK Explorations Ltd. (TSXV: RJX.A) is a Canadian mineral exploration company, with a solid focus on gold, having properties located in Ontario and British Columbia. RJK’s advanced Maude Lake Gold property, in Ontario has had over $11 million worth of exploration expenditures, including over 49,000 metres of drilling, pre-stripping for an open-pit, and underground development, utilizing a decline ramp to the 140 metre level. In 2017, RJK intends to increase the non NI43-101 compliant historical gold resource and explore both the open pit and underground production potential. We learned from Glenn Kasner, who is President and CEO of RJK Exploration, that the recent drilling program yielded some high-grade results.

22/3/2017
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Richard Kern, President and CEO of Iconic Minerals Ltd. (TSX‑V: ICM; OTC: BVTEF; FSE: YQGB): Acquiring and Exploring Precious Metal and Lithium Projects Primarily in Nevada, USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Iconic Minerals Ltd. (TSX‑V: ICM; OTC: BVTEF; FSE: YQGB) is an exploration company focused on acquiring and exploring precious metal and Lithium projects in North America, primarily in Nevada, USA. We learned from Richard Kern, President and CEO of Iconic Minerals, they have accumulated very significant gold as well as lithium projects. The Bonnie Claire Sarcobatus Valley lithium property, located about 60 kilometers south of Clayton Valley, encompasses 1,155 claims covering over 35 square miles and can have recoveries as high as 98%. Their gold exploration portfolio includes the Hercules property in the Como mining district, 17 kms from the famous Comstock Lode mine, the New Pass property in the New Pass mining district, and the Squaw Creek property located in the northern area of the Carlin Trend.

22/3/2017
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Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG): A Leading Gold Producer; Interview with Todd White, COO
by Allen Alper, Jr., President of Metals News


Goldcorp Inc. (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) is a leading gold producer, focused on responsible mining practices and delivering long-term value with safe, low-cost production from a high-quality portfolio of mines throughout the Americas. We learned from Todd White, the COO of Goldcorp, the company set up a very exciting "20/20/20" strategy over the next five-year period: to achieve 20% growth in production, 20% increase in reserves, and a 20% reduction in cost. Goldcorp actively invests in innovation to improve safety and reduce costs as well as their environmental footprint. In the current environment, where we see the trajectory of gold on the uptick, Goldcorp is well positioned in the senior gold market.

22/3/2017
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EXPLOR Resources Inc…TSX-V: EXS; OTCQB: EXSFF; FSE & BE: E1H1…Focused on Exploration in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Ontario and Quebec; Interview with Chris Dupont, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


EXPLOR Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EXS, OTCQB: EXSFF, FSE & BE: E1H1) www.explorresources.com, is a gold and base metals exploration company, with mineral holdings in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, Canada. We learned from Chris Dupont, President and CEO of EXPLOR, that the Company is currently exploring base metal targets on two of their extensive property holdings immediately north of the prolific Glencore Kidd base metals mine in Timmins, Ontario. They are also focused on further exploration at their Timmins Porcupine West Gold resource, their Ogden Gold Property, the PG-101 Gold property, the Chester Copper resource and the Duparquet (East Bay) Gold property block. The company plans to execute aggressive exploration programs on all of these very promising prospects during 2017.

22/3/2017
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Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI, TSX: SSO): A Canadian-Based Precious Metals Producer, with Three Wholly-Owned and Operated Low-Cost Mines; Interview with W. John DeCooman Jr., Vice President, Business Development and Strategy
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Silver Standard Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: SSRI, TSX: SSO) is a Canadian-based precious metals producer, with three wholly-owned and operated low-cost mines, including the Marigold gold mine in Nevada, U.S., the Seabee Gold Operation in Saskatchewan, Canada and the Pirquitas silver mine in Jujuy Province, Argentina. We learned from W. John DeCooman, Jr., Vice President, Business Development and Strategy of Silver Standard, that they are an approximately $1.5 billion US market cap company and in 2016 they produced nearly 400,000 gold equivalent ounces at cash costs below $700 per ounce, generating over $170 million of operating cash flow, over $115 million of which they put on their balance sheet. According to Mr. DeCooman, Silver Standard's combination of a very seasoned, deep team of experts, quality assets, and capital provides internal growth and M&A opportunities with very attractive downside protection and liquidity should the markets get difficult.

20/3/2017
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Trilogy Metals Inc. (TSX, NYSE-MKT: TMQ): Thirty M Tons of Six Percent Copper Equivalent, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Gold, Silver, the Highest Grade Copper Mine in the World in an Open Pit; Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, President & CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Trilogy Metals Inc. (TSX, NYSE-MKT: TMQ) is a metals exploration company, focused on one of the richest copper-dominant districts in the world, called Ambler mining district, located in northwestern Alaska. We learned from Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, President & Chief Executive Officer of Trilogy Metals, that their efforts currently are concentrated on advancing their high-grade, polymetallic Arctic VMS deposit, which holds roughly thirty million tons of six percent copper equivalent, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, and is nothing less than the highest grade copper mine in the world, in an open pit. According to Mr. Van Nieuwenhuyse, in early April, they should have a final resource update, which will convert inferred resource to measured and indicated. Next, this summer, they will come up with the mine plan. The pre-feasibility study is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2018.

20/3/2017
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Ascot Resources (TSX.V: AOT): Gold and Silver Explorer Near-Term, High-Grade, Advanced Exploration Premier/Dilworth Project in the Golden Triangle Area of Northwest British Columbia; Interview with Bob Evans, CFO and Director, and Graeme Evans P. Geo, Con
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Ascot Resources (TSX.V: AOT) is a gold and silver explorer focused on their near-term, high-grade, advanced exploration Premier/Dilworth project in the Golden Triangle area of Northwest British Columbia. This is a large past producer that had produced over two million ounces of gold. We learned from Bob Evans, CFO and Director, and Graeme Evans P.Geo, Consulting Geologist from Ascot Resources, the main features that make their project exciting are the spectacular high grades and the potential size of the resource. Plans for 2017 include a $13million surface resource program with the goal of coming up with the initial high grade resource, and another $7 million underground drilling program. Collectively they're talking 170,000 meters of drilling. According to Bob Evans, if you believe in gold, Ascot is one of your best opportunities around.

20/3/2017
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Goldgroup Mining Inc. (TSX: GGA, OTC: GGAZF, BMV SIX: GGAN.MX): Canadian-Based Gold Production, Development and Exploration Company with Assets in Mexico and Ecuador; Interview with Keith Piggott, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Goldgroup Mining Inc. (TSX: GGA, OTC: GGAZF, BMV SIX: GGAN.MX) is a Canadian-based gold production, development and exploration company with assets in Mexico and Ecuador. Goldgroup owns the producing Cerro Prieto gold mine in Sonora State, Mexico, as well as 50% interest in the DynaResource de Mexico S.A. de C.V., which owns 100% of the near-term San José de Gracia project known as Sinaloa State's "Most Significant Gold Project". We learned from Keith Piggott, President and CEO of Goldgroup Mining, that Cerro Prieto is a stable, good cash-flow operation that keeps Goldgroup effectively out of any debt, and they are making modifications to increase gold recovery even further. Recently Goldgroup expanded to Ecuador, where they have a property, which is expected to be a small low-cost run of mine heap-leach gold mine called El Mozo. The Company expects the project to begin production at the end of 2017. According to Mr. Piggott, Goldgroup is looking forward to an extremely exciting future in the very near term.

20/3/2017
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Pasinex Resources Limited (CSE: PSE; FSE: PNX): Expecting Production of about 40 Million Pounds of Zinc this Year, Interview with Steven Williams
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Pasinex Resources Limited (CSE: PSE; FSE: PNX) is a metals company which is a 50% owner of the high-grade Pinargozu Zinc Mine, which has produced for several years and, under its DSO Program, is shipping directly to zinc smelters/refiners in Europe from its mine site in Turkey. We learned from Steven Williams, who is President and CEO of Pasinex, that since last September they doubled the production of their mine, expecting production of about 40 million pounds of zinc this year. The company's major well sought-after product is zinc oxide, which is 32% zinc, and constitutes 85% of their production. The second product is a zinc sulfide product, sphalerite, which is 48-49% zinc. Zinc prices went up 75% last year and Mr. Williams believes that there's still some upside on the zinc price.

17/3/2017
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Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK, TSX: EDR): A Mid-Tier Precious Metals Mining Company with Three High-Grade Silver-Gold Operating Mines and Three Development Projects in Mexico, Interview with Brad Cooke, President and CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK, TSX: EDR) is a mid-tier precious metals mining company that owns three high-grade, underground, silver-gold mines in Mexico and produced 9.7 million ounces of silver and equivalents in 2016. We learned from Bradford Cooke, Founder and CEO of Endeavour Silver that last year they had $157 million in revenue and their new focus, thanks to the turnaround in the markets these past few months, is to grow their business by building three new mines in Mexico. Mr. Cooke is a gold and silver specialist and according to him the purchasing power of the dollar, Euro, Yen are going sharply lower in the next three to five years and that's the main reason to own precious metals.

17/3/2017
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Rudi Fronk, Chairman of Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA; NYSE:SA): Leveraged Play to a Rising Gold Price - more Ounces of Gold in Ground Per-Share
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Rudi Fronk, who's chairman of Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA; NYSE:SA), that he started Seabridge almost 18 years ago with a contrarian view on gold. Their goal was to create what they thought would be the best leveraged play to a rising gold price. Their concept is driven on the idea of providing more ounces of gold in the ground on a per-share basis than anybody else in the industry and to that end, they've been highly successful. Seabridge holds a 100% interest in several North American gold projects. The Company's principal assets are the KSM Project located near Stewart, British Columbia, Canada and the Courageous Lake gold project located in Canada's Northwest Territories. Plans for 2017 include more exploration drilling at the Iron Cap deposit at KSM project.

12/3/2017
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Interview with Scott Donaldson, Director and CEO of BMC (UK) Limited: Kudz Ze Kayah project (KZK) a High-Grade, Moderate-Sized VMS Deposit in the Southeast Yukon
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Scott Donaldson, Director and CEO of BMC (UK) Limited (PRIVATE:BMC), the parent company of BMC Minerals, that they started off as a strategic relationship between Global Natural Resources Investments (GNRI) and the management team. Their key asset, the Kudz Ze Kayah project (KZK) is a high-grade, moderate-sized VMS deposit in the southeast Yukon, which came with 20 years of environmental work out of the project and two complete baseline studies, roughly 20 years apart. The BMC executive team has a strong track record of discovery, development and operation of independent zinc, copper and other base metals projects worldwide. Recently, the government of Yukon awarded them the Robert E. Leckie award for environmental excellence. According to Mr. Donaldson, BMC has a very strong financial backing, thanks to their relationship with GNRI, and their business plan is fully funded through to the point of construction, and a little bit past that.

10/3/2017
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Telson Resources Inc. (TSX.V: TSN): Planning Production during 2017 Advanced Stage Tahuehueto Gold-Silver Project in Northwestern Durango State, Mexico; Discussion with Ralph Shearing President (PDAC Booth #3033)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Telson Resources Inc. (TSX.V: TSN) is a Canadian-based junior resource company focused on the development towards production during 2017 of its advanced stage Tahuehueto gold-silver project in northwestern Durango State, Mexico. We learned from Ralph Shearing, who is president and secretary and director of Telson Resources, that they have recently published pre-feasibility study that shows very good economics to move the project forward into production at a five hundred and fifty ton a day underground mining operation. Late last year Telson collected an industry scale bulk sample, thirty-five hundred tons and has sold all of the concentrate.

10/3/2017
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Mark Morabito CEO, Logan Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: LGR): Exploring Nine Gold Properties in Nevada & Utah, United States Under Option Agreement from Pilot Gold Inc (PDAC Booth # 2749)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Logan Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: LGR) is a junior exploration company in the business of acquiring and advancing mineral properties. We learned from Mark Morabito, CEO and Director of Logan Resources, that all of the company's projects are located in Nevada and Utah. Logan's focus is on actively exploring nine gold properties that are under option agreement from Pilot Gold Inc., earning a participating interest of up to 80% on up to four of the nine properties. Plans for 2017 include evaluating the drill results from the Brik Project, which contains significant gold mineralization near surface.

6/3/2017
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Interview with David Cole, President and CEO of Eurasian Minerals (NYSE MKT: EMX, TSX-V: EMX) Update on Eurasian’s Royalty Generation Model (PDAC Booth # 2651)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


David Cole, President and CEO of Eurasian Minerals TSX-V: EMX updates us on the Eurasian royalty generation business model. Eurasian acquires prospective mineral rights around the world and adds value through the geological process, and then sells those properties keeping a royalty. They have promising portfolios in Russia, Arizona and Northern Europe. Eurasian has a strong management team, with excellent technical backgrounds that are perfectly suited to identify highly prospective properties worldwide. During the downturn in the mining market, EMX management and other insiders showed their commitment to and confidence in the company by increasing their share in EMX.

6/3/2017
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Kirill Klip, CEO and Chairman of International Lithium Corp. (TSX-V: ILC.V): Robust Financial Support, Strategic Partner and Keystone Investor Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


International Lithium Corp. (TSX-V: ILC.V) is a “Clean Tech” lithium resource developer and an exploration company with an outstanding portfolio of projects, strong management ownership, robust financial support and a strategic partner and keystone investor Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd., a leading China based lithium product manufacturer. We learned from Kirill Klip, who is CEO and Chairman of International Lithium, that Ganfeng Lithium is holding 18% in the company. International Lithium is currently developing projects on three continents: one in Ireland, the Avalonia Lithium project with Ganfeng Lithium, one in Argentina, the Marianna project, also with Ganfeng, and two projects in Canada. Plans for 2017 include resource definition on their most advanced project - the brine lithium potash project in Argentina called Mariana.

2/3/2017
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Ross Orr, President and CEO, BacTech Environmental Corporation (CSE: BAC, OTC Pink: BCCEF): Using Commercial Bioleaching Technology to Remediate Highly Toxic Tailing Areas
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


BacTech Environmental Corporation (CSE: BAC, OTC Pink: BCCEF) is a pioneering, environmental technology company that has developed and commercialized a proprietary technology to remediate highly toxic tailing areas resulting from abandoned mining operations. BacTech holds the perpetual, exclusive, royalty-free rights to use the BACOX bioleaching technology for the reclamation of tailings and mining waste materials. The company's principal focus is a high-grade silver/copper/tin tailings project called Telamayu, located in Atocha, Bolivia, in association with COMIBOL, the state mining group. According to Ross Orr, who is President and CEO of BacTech, this project should lead to cash flow later this year. Plans for 2017 include finishing drilling the tailings and moving on to metallurgy and then designing a simple gravity flotation plant by the end of the year.

2/3/2017
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Daniel Major, CEO of GoviEx (TSXV: GXU): Advanced Uranium Projects in Niger, Zambia and Mali with a Very Strong Team and Shareholder Base (PDAC Booth # 2146)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We talked with Daniel Major, CEO of GoviEx (TSXV: GXU), a uranium Development Company with three projects in Africa: one in Niger, one in Zambia, and one in Mali. Mr. Major tells us that the uranium price is positioned to increase with a serious market gap by 2020. The two GoviEx properties are fully permitted in an environment where it is increasingly hard to permit uranium mines, and its stock is likely to be significantly re-rated after mine construction.

2/3/2017
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Interview with Ian Stalker, CEO K92 Mining: Vancouver based gold producer with operations in Papua New Guinea
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


K92 Mining is a Vancouver based gold producer with operations in Papua New Guinea. The company has commenced gold production from the Irumafimpa Gold Deposit at their Kainantu Gold Project that was previously mined by Highlands Pacific and Barrick Gold and has existing infrastructure, including underground mine development, mill processing facility, staff housing, licensed tailings pond, office space, paved access roads and reliable hydro supply via a dedicated power line. We learned from Ian Stalker, who is CEO and director of K92 Mining, that by the end of the first quarter 2017 they will be cash flow positive and by the middle of 2018 they plan to turn from junior to a mid-cap company.

2/3/2017
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Paul Thompson, President and CEO of Mexus Gold US (OTCQB: MXSG): In Gold in Production Shortly with JV Partner MarMar Holdings of Mexico
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Mexus Gold US (OTCQB: MXSG) is an American based exploration company with assets in Mexico, where they have a joint venture partner called MarMar Holdings of Mexico. The company's flagship property is wholly owned Santa Elena mine located 54km NW of Caborca, Mexico. We learned from Paul Thompson, President and CEO of Mexus Gold US that they will be in production shortly with minimal debt. The company is also advancing another joint venture project in Northern Mexico, called the San Felix mine. Mr. Thompson believes they are in good position for 2017, they will be mining at an extremely low cost of approximately $450 an ounce and are looking for $25 to $30 million year of revenue at 10,000 tons per day.

2/3/2017
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Dr. Alper Interviews Tom Drivas, President, CEO, Director and Founder of Appia Energy Corp.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Tom Drivas, President, CEO, Director and Founder of Appia Energy Corp. exploration company looking for uranium and rare earth in the Athabasca Basin. Appia has promising projects in areas with strong infrastructure in place. Insiders hold approximately 64% of Appia. With an experienced management team and a good risk reward stock ratio, Appia should be closely watched. Appia trades on the CSE: “API” and in the USA, “APAAF.US OTC”, and in Germany “A0I.F”, “A0I.MU”,”A0I.BE”.

2/3/2017
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James Pettit, President of Aben Resources (TSX-V: ABN): Owns over 23,000 Hectares within the Gold-Rich Golden Triangle in Northwestern BC
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) is a Canadian gold exploration company, currently focused on its option to acquire a 100% interest in the Forrest Kerr Gold Project, located in northwestern BC in a region called the Golden Triangle. This region has hosted significant mineral deposits including: Pretium (Brucejack), Eskay Creek, Snip, Galore Creek, Copper Canyon, Schaft Creek, KSM, Granduc, Red Chris and more. Aben has an option to acquire a 100% interest in 3 properties that make up the Forrest Kerr Project. Aben has consolidated three large contiguous land positions, previously held by different owners, into one big project. They will now take all the available old data on the three individual properties and consolidate it into one large regional database. This will allow them to see the big regional scale picture and help identify drill targets. Mr. Pettit is looking forward to the large drilling program during the summer; he has never seen such a target-rich environment.

1/3/2017
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Greg Johnson CEO and Chairman, Metallic Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: MMG; US OTC: MMNGF): An Exploration Stage Silver Company Located in the High-Grade Keno Hill Silver District of Canada’s Yukon Territory
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Metallic Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: MMG; US OTC: MMNGF) is an exploration stage silver company focused in Canada, particularly in the high-grade, historic Keno Hill silver district. Greg Johnson CEO and Chairman and Chris Ackerman Corporate Communications of Metallic Minerals believe that the district remains significantly under-explored with excellent upside for future discovery. The company’s core project is the Keno-Lightning property in the renowned Keno Hill Silver District in the Yukon Territory, Canada – directly adjacent to, and on-trend with, Alexco Resource Corp’s well-known 67 million ounce high-grade silver holdings. Plans for 2017 include an exploration & drilling campaign focused on 12 identified high-priority targets, with a minimum $1 million budgeted which is likely to expand significantly. Metallic Minerals is led by a team with a track record of discovery and exploration success, including large scale development, permitting and project financing.

1/3/2017
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Interview with Darin Wagner, President, and CEO of Balmoral Resources Ltd. (TSX: BAR; OTCQX: BALMF): A Well-Funded, Canadian-Based Company with High Grade Gold and Nickel Assets in the Prolific Abitibi Greenstone Belt in Quebec
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Balmoral Resources Ltd. (TSX: BAR; OTCQX: BALMF) is a well-funded, Canadian-based company with assets in the prolific Abitibi greenstone belt in Quebec, Canada. Balmoral is currently delineating a series of high-grade gold deposits on its Martiniere Property, which is part of the company's wholly owned 1,000 km2 Detour Gold Trend Project. Employing an aggressive, drill focused exploration style in one of the world’s preeminent mining jurisdictions, Balmoral is following an established formula, with a goal of maximizing shareholder value through discovery and definition of high-grade, Canadian gold and base metal assets.

28/2/2017
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Michael Hudson, Chairman, CEO of Mawson Resources Ltd. (TSX: MAW): High Grade Rompas and Rajapalot Gold Projects in Finland (PDAC Booth # 2941)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Mawson Resources Ltd. (TSX: MAW) is as a leading Nordic Arctic exploration and development company with a focus on the flagship Rompas and Rajapalot gold projects in Finland. We learned from Michael Hudson, Chairman, CEO and director of Mawson Resources, that they have a very large-scale, very high- grade, early-stage gold discovery in Finland that is now very well poised for the market turn-around and renewed enthusiasm from the majors. They have two rigs and are moving it up to four rigs over the next few weeks, turning 24/7, so lots of news-flow coming

28/2/2017
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Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc: Innovative Financing Alternatives, Growth Opportunities, and Market Exposure for Mining Companies (PDAC 2630)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc. (“RedCloudKS”) is an exempt market dealer focused on providing unique and innovative financing alternatives, growth opportunities, and market exposure for select mining companies. We spoke with Chad Williams who's the Founder, President and CEO of Red Cloud Klondike Strike and also to Katherine Fedorowicz, VP Marketing and Investor Relations. We learned from Mr. Williams, formerly a top-ranked mining analyst, an investment banker and CEO of Victoria Gold, that he started Red Cloud Klondike Strike five years ago and has since helped well over 200 mining companies access capital. Here are the five approaches utilized by Red Cloud: help raise money (in the traditional broker sense as well as via its online financing platform), help buy or sell assets, provide strategic advisory services, research analysis, and non-deal roadshows for these mining companies. According to Mr. Williams, Red Cloud focuses on solid mining companies that have great assets and technical expertise but need assistance on the capital market side.

28/2/2017
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Ruby Project of Mustang Resources Ltd (ASX: MUS) Reported by Christiaan Jordaan, Managing Director
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Mustang Resources Limited (ASX: MUS) is an emerging gemstone developer, focused on the near-term development of the highly prospective Montepuez Ruby Project in Northern Mozambique. We learned from Christiaan Jordaan, who is the managing director of Mustang Resources that they are currently one of the only two listed ruby mining companies in the world. According to industry expert Richard Hughes, Mozambique is the most significant ruby discovery made to date. The deposits are characterized by extremely rich primary mineralization.

27/2/2017
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Stuart W. Rogers, President and Director of TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: TXR; Frankfurt: TX0; OTC Pink: TRXXF): Recent High Grade Drill Results Indicate Potential for a World-Class Gold District (PDAC BOOTH # 2304)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSX-V: TXR; Frankfurt: TX0; OTC Pink: TRXXF) is focused on the Yellowknife City Gold ("YCG") project, located on the prolific high grade Yellowknife greenstone belt, immediately north and south of the City of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. The project area contains innumerable gold showings. Recent high grade drill results serve to indicate the project's potential as a world-class gold district. We learned from Stuart W. Rogers, President and Director of TerraX Minerals, that since our last discussion, the company's experienced technical team has tripled the size of the property and assembled a district in the mining friendly jurisdiction, with excellent infrastructure, near two past producing world class mines. Plans for 2017 include a fully funded winter drill program that will generate a steady flow of positive news, beginning in March and continuing through the spring.

24/2/2017
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Richard Williams, President and CEO of Waseco Resources (TSX-V: WRI): Exploring Gold Property Adjacent to a Newmont Mine on the Prolific Battle Mountain Trend in Nevada.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Waseco Resources (TSX-V: WRI) is an emerging international exploration company focused on a highly prospective gold property adjacent to a Newmont mine on the prolific Battle Mountain Trend, in Nevada. We learned from Richard Williams, President and CEO of Waseco Resources, that in October they had all seven holes hit gold and they were able to extend their Stibnite gold zone both to depth and on strike. Plans for 2017 include follow-up on the drilling program and putting together a very strong four person technical advisory committee with about 200 combined years of exploration and development experience. The company is fairy tightly held with management owning 30%.

24/2/2017
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Interview with Kiran Patankar, President and CEO of Geologix Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: GIX}: Advanced-Stage Tepal Copper-Gold-Silver Porphyry Project in Michoacán State, Mexico
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Geologix Explorations Inc. (TSX-V: GIX) is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on acquiring, exploring, and developing promising mineral resource opportunities. The company's primary focus is its 100% owned advanced-stage Tepal Gold-Copper Porphyry Project in Michoacán State, Mexico. We learned from Kiran Patankar, President and CEO of Geologix Exploration, that the recent PEA shows an average production level of 79,000 ounces of gold over the 10-year mine life with 32 million pounds of copper, paying back capital in 2.3 years. In 2017 the company plans to continue to de-risk the project and take Tepal from the PEA stage all the way through to feasibility. According to Mr. Patankar, Geologix is blessed with a fantastic asset, talented people, a world-class board of directors and strong local partners.

22/2/2017
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Interview with Normand Champigny, President & CEO of Sphinx Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SFX): A Canadian Mineral Exploration Company and Project Generator Operating in Quebec, Canada (PDAC Booth # 2213B)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Sphinx Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SFX) is a Canadian mineral exploration company and project generator, operating in the province of Quebec, recognized as an attractive mining jurisdiction worldwide. We learned from Normand Champigny, President & CEO of Sphinx Resources, that they have assembled a team of mine finders and have three projects they will be drilling in 2017. They believe they have all the ingredients to make a discovery. Sphinx is focused on acquisition and deal flow, with strategic partners, while maximizing drilling budgets on highly prospective targets. Projects are designed to advance low-cost, high-grade precious metals and zinc projects, within proximity of existing infrastructure or previous mines.

22/2/2017
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Interview with Paul Kuhn, President of Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX.V: AVU): A Prospect Generator Business Model with Projects in Portugal, Kosovo and Germany
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX.V: AVU) is a growth-oriented junior exploration and development company focused on discovering valuable mineral deposits in politically stable and prospective regions of Europe. The Company currently holds six exploration licenses in Portugal, two exploration licenses in Kosovo, and one exploration license in Germany. Avrupa is using a prospect generator business model and has three joint ventures, two in Portugal and one in Kosovo. We learned from Paul Kuhn, President of Avrupa Minerals, that in 2017 they will advance programs in Portugal, where they have a JV with Colt Resources, called the Alvalade discovery, as well as three other projects that need a JV partner. According to Mr. Kuhn, Avrupa is poised to move ahead, thanks to its business model where they are largely using their JV partner's money to advance their projects.

22/2/2017
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Stephen G. Roman, Chairman, President and CEO of Harte Gold (TSX: HRT, FSE: H4O, OTC: HRTFF): Completed a $25 Million Bought Deal Financing, Accelerating Exploration and Development Program at Sugar Zone and Building a Processing Plant (PDAC Booth # 2820)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We interviewed Stephen G. Roman, Chairman, President and CEO of Harte Gold who was awarded the honor of “Prospector of the Year” for 2016 and has received the “Bill Dennis Award” from the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in March, 2016. Harte Gold Co(TSX: HRT, FSE: H4O, OTC: HRTFF) is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on their 100% owned high-grade Sugar Zone property located in Ontario, 80 kilometers east of the Hemlo Gold Camp. The company just completed a $25 million bought deal financing, which will allow them to accelerate and complete engineering and design of their own processing plant. This financing will also allow Harte to expand exploration beyond Sugar Zone and start drilling the rest of their land package. Currently, the company is conducting the 70,000 tonne Advanced Exploration Bulk Sample mining operation and generating their own cash.

19/2/2017
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Claude Lemasson, President and CEO of Eastmain Resources (TSX:ER): Aggressive Gold Exploration in James Bay, Quebec (PDAC Booth # 3100B)
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Claude Lemasson, President and CEO of Eastmain Resources, tells us about their aggressive exploration strategy for gold exploration in James Bay, Quebec. They have 11 properties and are steadily advancing 3 active projects. With a strong treasury, a great land position and mining friendly jurisdiction, Eastmain is positioned to complete its 75,000 meters company-wide 2016-1Q2017 exploration program, setting the building blocks in place to complete both a mineral resource update followed by a Preliminary Economic Assessment in Q4 2017 at the Clearwater Project. Mr. Lemasson sees a strong upside potential for gold in 2017 and the market contraction has left Eastmain in a solid position, with a better leverage on the price of gold as a strong junior mining company.

18/2/2017
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