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Interview with Catalin Chiloflischi, CEO of Canarc Resource Corp. (TSX: CCM, OTC-BB: CRCUF, Frankfurt: CAN): 1 Million Ounces of Gold 14 Grams per Tonne Property in British Colombia, Canada, $10M+ Cash in the Bank and Growing
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Catalin Chiloflischi, CEO of Canarc Resource Corp., (TSX: CCM, OTC-BB: CRCUF, Frankfurt: CAN) tells us about his New Polaris, high-grade gold property, in British Colombia, Canada. With about one million ounces of gold 14 grams per tonne. Closing a profitable sale and with over $10 million in the bank and no debt, Canarc is in a great position. Canarc recently acquired an option on a second property with another 1-million-ounce resource. They have a focus on doubling their current resource and have a new goal of becoming a producer. There will be lots of news about Canarc this year and next.
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Interview with Mark Ireton, CEO Noram Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: NRM, Frankfurt: N7R: GR): Preparing to Become a Lithium and Graphite Supplier to the Battery Market
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Vancouver based Noram Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: NRM, Frankfurt: N7R: GR) is a junior exploration company planning on becoming a force in a green energy revolution. Mark Ireton is pursuing development of lithium and graphite deposits with the ultimate goal of becoming a low cost supplier for the ever increasing lithium battery market. On the lithium side they have a 17,000 acres’ land package in Clayton Valley, Nevada. This is mostly clay based and affords tremendous economies of scale in the production and extraction as opposed to brine. On the Graphite side they have over 15,000 hectares with 45% large flake graphite they can sell at a premium to the battery market. Pleased to be involved in the green revolution, Noram Ventures is positioned to be an early entrant in the global lithium and graphite markets.
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Dr. Alper Interviews Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, President and CEO of Critical Elements Corporation, Developing a Large Lithium, Tantalum Project with a Take or Pay, Off-Take Agreement
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, President and CEO of Critical Elements Corporation, is developing a large Lithium, Tantalum project based in James Bay in Quebec. We learned from Jean-Sébastien Lavallée, President and CEO of Critical Elements that they have a 100% take or pay, off-take with a large chemical company, HELM AG. Critical Elements announced strategic partner HELM AG is to provide up to $4.5m funding for feasibility study. With a low market cap, a qualified and experienced staff and a strong business partner, Critical Elements is positioned to become a critical player in the Lithium and Tantalum market. On June 2, 2016, Critical Elements Corporation announced it closed a private placement for gross proceeds totaling $6,197,500. The private placement was led by Canaccord Genuity Corp.
This offering was arranged with an elite group of institutions, including lead investor JP Morgan Asset Management UK, which indicates the high regard in which Critical Elements Corporation is held with sophisticated institutional investors.
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Interview with Paul Kuhn, CEO of Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: AVU): An Excellent Junior Canadian Prospect Generator Focused on Politically Stable Regions of Europe
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Avrupa Minerals, Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: AVU) is an excellent junior Canadian Prospect Generator, focused on building a diversified portfolio of mineral exploration projects in politically stable regions of Europe such as Portugal, Kosovo and Germany. The properties are located in areas with existing mines and have strong geological potential for discovery. We learned from Paul Kuhn, CEO of Avrupa Minerals, that there are a number of projects that are in the pipeline that offer great return prospects including Oelsnitz in Germany, Alvalade in Portugal and Slivovo in Kosovo. According to Mr. Kuhn, the latest drill results from Slivovo, coupled with a far better understanding of the geology and mineralization parameters, increase the possibility of finding gold in more areas of the project.
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Interview with Mr. Per, Thorsell, CEO of ProfilGruppen AB.: a Swedish Company that Markets, Develops and Manufactures Customized Aluminum Extrusions and Components.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

ProfilGruppen (Stockholm: PROFB) is a Swedish company that markets, develops and manufactures customized aluminum extrusions and components. The company's vision is to be the preferred supplier of innovative aluminum extrusion solutions in northern Europe. We learned from Per Thorsell, CEO of ProfilGruppen AB, that aluminum is the third most common element in the earth’s crust after oxygen and silicon. It is a light-weight, strong, ductile and durable material that requires zero maintenance, and is therefore the perfect choice for use in a variety of construction contexts. It has good recycling properties, thus a low environmental impact. Its high resistance to corrosion and ability to withstand the elements mean that it can be used in an unlimited range of areas. The customers of ProfilGruppen belong to such areas as Automotive, Electronics, Interior design, and Industry and Construction. According to Mr. Thorsell, aluminum is the material of the future.
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Interview with Mr. Dev Randhawa, Interim CEO of Advantage Lithium: Award Winning Team, JV Owns Lithium Brine Deposits in Clayton Valley, Nevada with Water Rights Adjacent to Albemarle Corporation’s Lithium Production well
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Mr. Randhawa has founded and grown successful junior resource companies, including Strathmore Minerals, Fission Energy and Fission Uranium. Fission Uranium won The Mining Journal’s “Exploration of the Year” in 2015. In his time in the industry, he has gained a reputation for choosing the right people to develop assets and grow shareholder value. Would you like to tell our readers about yourself and Advantage Lithium?
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Interview with Ivan Bebek, Executive Chairman of Auryn Resources: (TSX-V: AUG, OTCQX: GGTCF): Advanced High-Grade Committee Bay Gold Project and Two Scalable Oxide Gold Properties in Southern Peru
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Auryn Resources (TSX-V: AUG, OTCQX: GGTCF), an advanced Canadian gold discovery focused company, currently holds a 100% interest in the high-grade Committee Bay gold project located in Nunavut, Canada. According to Ivan Bebek, Executive Chairman of Auryn Resources, who has an extremely successful track record, Committee Bay is like a massive gold vault with really high grades across the entire 180 mile long belt. It came with great infrastructure and equipment in place and the company is currently amid a very exciting drill program drilling really big targets. Auryn Resources also holds the rights to two scalable oxide gold properties in Southern Peru, in an area with good infrastructure and recently announced the acquisition of Homestake Resource Corp. (HSR). The company has a very strong management and an extensive technical team with a proven record of success no matter the market conditions.
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Interview with Randy Smallwood, President and CEO of Silver Wheaton Corp. (SLW: TSX; SLW: NYSE): The World’s Largest Pure Precious Metals Streaming Company
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Silver Wheaton Corp. SLW: TSX; SLW: NYSE is the world’s largest pure precious metals streaming company. With a strong growth profile, Silver Wheaton offers investors cost certainty, direct leverage to increasing silver and gold prices, and a high-quality asset base. We learned from Randy Smallwood, President and CEO of Silver Wheaton Corp. that the main advantage of the company's streaming business model over traditional mining companies is that the long-term contracts ensure that the gold and silver gets delivered to them at a predictable price. Silver Wheaton discovered that by partnering with base metal mines, where silver and gold are produced as by-product, it can deliver precious metal investors access to this very profitable production.
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Interview with Steve Mallyon Managing Director of Riversdale Resources Limited: Australian-Canadian Hard Coking Coal Exploration and Development Company
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Riversdale Resources Limited is an Australian-Canadian hard coking coal exploration and development company that owns the Grassy Mountain project in Southern Alberta, Canada. Grassy Mountain is a large, very long-life, and low-cost project that came with the package of excellent work on exploration, coal quality assessment and infrastructure. Riversdale is run by an experienced crew of people that all came from majors, which enables the company to move quickly and efficiently. We learned from Steve Mallyon, Managing Director of Riversdale, that they started the permitting process last November, and hope to start building Grassy Mountain in early 2018 and to commission the project in mid-2019, producing 4.5 million Metric tonnes within the first 20 months. The company has recently concluded the Optimization Study of the Grassy Mountain project, that was largely focused on lowering further the cost of the project, reducing its environmental footprint, as well as a quicker ramp up to full production. Riversdale has had a long good relationship with the Piikani First Nation and the other First Nations and with the community. According to Mr. Mallyon, Riversdale Resources is the only independent mid-vol hard-coking coal company that can offer the steelmakers a large long term supply alternative to the majors.
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Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE, TSX: ORL). a Leading Lithium Company Operating in South America’s ‘Lithium Triangle’
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Dr. Allen Alper, Editor-in-chief of Metals News, interviewed Andrew Barber, Investor Relations Manager at Orocobre Ltd (ASX: ORE, TSX: ORL). Orocobre is a leading company operating in South America’s ‘Lithium Triangle’, a region that boasts one of the largest reserves of lithium in the world. It has established a substantial presence in Argentina by construction of large scale lithium and boron projects and facilities.
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Interview with Bob Evans, CFO and Director of Ascot Resources (TSX-V: AOT): High-Grade Premier Gold Project, Located in British Columbia
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

We interviewed Bob Evans, CFO and Director of Ascot Resources (TSX-V: AOT), who is very excited that their high-grade Premier Gold Project, located in British Columbia, was recognized by one of the Canadian precious metals gurus, Eric Sprott, who made a $20 million personal investment in the company. Currently Ascot is conducting exploration and definition drilling on the project. Results continue to demonstrate good continuity and grades of the mineralization. Excellent existing infrastructure and close proximity to the town of Stewart make this a relatively low-cost project.
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Interview with Mark Smith, President and CEO of NioCorp (TSX.V - NB, OTCQX: NIOBF, FSE: BR3) Advancing the Elk Creek Niobium-Scandium-Titanium Project in Southeast Nebraska, USA
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

NioCorp Developments Ltd. (TSX.V - NB, OTCQX: NIOBF, FSE: BR3) is advancing the Elk Creek niobium-scandium-titanium project in the Southeast Nebraska, USA. With the prospective production of 240 million kilograms of ferroniobium. This is the third richest niobium resource known in the world today. According to the Company’s October 2015 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), the mine and processing facility is expected to produce 7,490 metric tonnes (mt) of ferroniobium per year for 32 years, along with 97 mt a year of scandium trioxide and about 24,000 mt of titanium dioxide annually as a byproduct of the niobium production. Mark Smith is the President and CEO of NioCorp and the single largest shareholder in the company. He has had a very successful career in running companies that mine, refine, manufacture and market strategic and critical elements and products. The Elk Creek project has extremely strong state and local support in Nebraska. The company is closing in on completion of the project’s Feasibility Study, and the next step is full project financing and building the underground mine and surface processing facility. According to Mr. Smith, demand for niobium is robust (4-6% CAGR); they have already contracted out 75% of their niobium production; and are in discussions with several other parties concerning the remaining 25%.
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Interview with Rob McEwen, Chairman & Chief Owner of McEwen Mining (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. 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 during the 2nd quarter, the company produced 27,888 ounces of gold and 875,006 ounces of silver, while their cash and bullion inventories have increased to $57 million. The growth was generated entirely through their operations, without having to do any financing. Mr. McEwen is very pleased with the changes happening in Argentina, where the company's San Jose mine is located. With the export taxes removed and the exchange rate addressed, Mr. McEwen is seeing the increase in the contribution of the San Jose mine to his treasury. According to Mr. McEwen the company has a strong balance sheet, no debt and good growth prospects.
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Joseph Grosso, Executive Chairman, CEO and President of Golden Arrow Corporation (TSX-V: GRG): 100% owned Chinchillas Silver Project, Strategic Partnership with Silver Standard, Accelerating Development
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Golden Arrow Resources Corporation (TSX-V: GRG) is focused on its 100% owned Chinchillas Silver Project located in the province of Jujuy, Argentina. We learned from Joseph Grosso, Executive Chairman, CEO and President of Golden Arrow, that the strategic partnership has been worked out with Silver Standard who owns nearby Pirquitas Silver project that is near the end of its mine life. This could allow Golden Arrow to use the Pirquitas mine infrastructure and to start exploitation of the Chinchillas deposit within one year instead of waiting six or seven years. According to Mr. Grosso what makes Golden Arrow stand out from other mining companies is the decision they made 23 years ago to become the early stage developer of mining in Argentina, a country with huge geology potential that had zero mining going on in 1993. According to Mr. Grosso the new government in Argentina is mining-friendly, and with the turn in the market the company will continue its quest towards new discoveries.
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Steve Houghton, CEO of Cerro Grande Mining Corporation (CSE: CEG): (OTCQB: CEGMF) Gold and Copper Mining Company with Properties in Chile
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Cerro Grande Mining Corporation (CSE: CEG) (OTCQB: CEGMF) is a gold and copper mining company with properties in Chile. It´s 100% owned, producing Pimenton mine has been operating for the last eight years at about 110 tons per day producing up to 15,000 ounces of gold a year. The mine has been shut down since June 2nd due to snowstorms. According to Steve Houghton, CEO of Cerro Grande Mining, the company needs about $3 million to restart the mine and is actively looking for funds. The mine is totally permitted and ready to start producing within about two weeks after raising the funds. The projected free cash flow in the first year should be close to $750,000 a month. The company has just received its updated NI 43-101 dated July 21, 2016 prepared by Watts, Griffis& McOuat, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Mr. David Mendelawitz, Managing Director of Cleveland Mining Company (ASX: CDG): An Australian Managed, Emerging Low-Cost Gold Producer with Assets in Brazil
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Cleveland Mining Company (ASX: CDG) is an Australian managed, emerging low-cost gold producer with assets in Brazil. The company’s most advanced project is the producing Premier Gold Mine in the Crixás Gold Hub, located right next to AngloGold Ashanti's multi-million ounces Sierra Grande Project. Premier Gold started as a small-scale operation designed to allow for rapid expansion and holds a huge upside exploration potential. The expansion and exploration programs are currently under way drilling multiple high-grade targets across the project to expand the resource. Mr. David Mendelawitz, Managing Director of Cleveland Mining, believes that by the end of this year we will see a completely different company with large resources, a larger process plant, more through-put and a clean balance sheet.
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Interview with Jon Awde, President and CEO of Gold Standard Ventures (TSXV: GSV; NYSE MKT: GSV): Made a Significant Discovery of Shallow 3.95 Grams per Ton Oxide on Their Railroad-Pinion Property in the Carlin Trend, Nevada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Jon Awde, President and CEO of Gold Standard Ventures (TSXV: GSV; NYSE MKT:GSV), used the downturn to consolidate Gold Standard’s land package in the Carlin Trend, Nevada. These efforts directly led to a significant discovery of shallow 3.95 grams per ton oxide on their North Dark Star property. They have raised $30M and budgeted 13.5 million dollars in 2016 for drilling, metallurgy and permitting. Look for a preliminary economic assessment, PEA early in 2017. Gold Standard Ventures leveraged the poor market to position themselves for a major advantage going into 2016, 2017 and beyond.
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Jim Greig, President and CEO of Crystal Exploration (TSX.V: CEI.V): New Canadian Diamond Exploration Company that Recently Acquired Three Exceptionally Good Diamond Assets in Nunavut, Canada
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Crystal Exploration, Inc. (TSX.V: CEI.V) is a new Canadian diamond exploration company that recently acquired three exceptionally good diamond assets in Nunavut, Canada. The most advanced property, called Muskox project, is located approximately 150 kms north of the Ekati Diamond Mine. We learned from Jim Greig, President and CEO of Crystal Exploration, that the properties came with an extensive historic drill database as well as with many untested bulk samples. Currently, Crystal Exploration is testing those samples, and by September Mr. Greig expects good news about the actual grade of the diamonds. On top of that, Crystal defined ten new drill targets on the Muskox project for the next exploration program. According to Mr. Greig rough diamond prices are closely correlated with gold prices and over the past six months there's been a strong increase in rough diamond prices as well as in demand from China, India and the USA. In the future, Crystal Exploration wants to consolidate the Muskox’s region via acquisition of the nearby formerly producing Jericho Diamond mine and surrounding ground.
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Interview with Rudi P. Fronk Chairman and CEO of Seabridge Gold Inc. (TSX: SEA, NYSE: SA): Increases the Shareholders Leverage on Gold by Increasing Ounces of Gold in the Ground Per Share
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Rudi P. Fronk reveals how Seabridge Gold Inc. (TSX: SEA, NYSE: SA) increases the shareholders leverage on gold by increasing ounces of gold in the ground per share. They have more gold reserves than Goldcorp, Kinross, or Agnico Eagle, and are top 10 in the world. They are updating their 2012 prefeasibility plan using current metal prices as well showing the economic impact of 2 new deposits they have added since 2012.This year Seabridge also acquired Snip Gold, which adds a project with high grade potential. Seabridge is a world class operation that provides great leverage to the gold market. Since their formation in 1999, gold has moved up 370% while Seabridge has moved up 2200%. Anyone who has an interest in gold should take a close look at Seabridge Gold.
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Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX: SWY): Renard Diamond Project Becoming Québec's First Producing Diamond Mine
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX: SWY) is a leading Canadian diamond exploration and development company advancing their 100% owned Renard Diamond Project (nearing construction completion), located in the James Bay region of north-central Québec, to become Québec's first diamond mine. We learned from Orin Baranowsky, Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Development at Stornoway, that Renard holds a little over 22 million carats in the reserve, 14-year mine life, and will begin commercial production by the end of this year. According to Mr. Baranowsky, what sets Stornoway apart is that they own 100% of their project, have shown the ability to deliver ahead of schedule and on original budget, have a higher quality diamond profile, and their project is the only Canadian diamond mine with permanent year-round road access, which really plays into its cost profile.
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Interview with Aubrey Eveleigh President and CEO of Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN, OTCQX: ZENYF): Developing a World Class Graphite Deposit
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

We talked with Aubrey Eveleigh, who is President and CEO of Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV: ZEN, OTCQX: ZENYF). They have found a world class and unique graphite deposit with a potential for 1.5 million tons of 99.9% pure graphene product. The site has great infrastructure, located in mining friendly Canada, just north of the Trans-Canada Highway. Zenyatta is positioned to provide graphite for lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, and various clean tech applications. They are a strong company with a great team and a world class property in Canada.
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Interview with Major General David R. Heinz, President and CEO of IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (TSX-V: IB, OTCQB: IAALF): Leading Manufacturer and Supplier of High-Performance Beryllium Aluminum Cast Components and Specialty Copper and Other Alloys
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (TSX-V:IB, OTCQB:IAALF) is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-performance beryllium-aluminum cast components and specialty copper and other alloys. The Company serves customers in a variety of industries such as defense, aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, electronics, and telecommunications. The company is under the strong leadership of highly decorated Major General David “Duncan” R. Heinz, who serves as President and CEO. The company has two business divisions: - the Copper Alloys Division and the Engineered Materials Division, and serves its customers from four manufacturing locations in the United States. IBC Advanced Alloys recently raised C$7.46 million in an over-subscribed, non-brokered placement that they are now using to upgrade and optimize equipment, increasing throughput capacity, and further reduce cost. IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. also is at the forefront of developing scandium-containing aluminum alloys. General Heinz stressed the importance of IBC’s relationship with NioCorp Developments Ltd. – which intends to produce Scandium in the U.S. -- and the importance of scandium-containing aluminum alloys in the aerospace industry to significantly reduce aircraft weight, improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions, and strengthen performance.
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Interview with Chris Dupont, President and Director of Explor Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EXS, OTCQX: EXSFF, FRANKFURT: E1H1, BERLIN: E1H1): Flagship Timmins Porcupine West Gold Project, Located in the Gold Rich Timmins Camp in Ontario.
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Explor Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EXS, OTCQX: EXSFF, FRANKFURT: E1H1, BERLIN: E1H1) is a Canadian junior mineral exploration company currently focused on their flagship Timmins Porcupine West gold Project, located in the gold rich Timmins Camp in Ontario. The exploration drilling is conducted by Teck Resources as part of their earn-in on the TPW property. We interviewed Chris Dupont, President and Director of Explor Resources, who started his mining career over 40 years ago as an underground laborer and worked his way up to become an Officer and director of several mining companies. We learned from Mr. Dupont that Explor is advancing two other projects: the Ogden Gold project, which is the continuation of the Timmins Porcupine West Project across the Mattagami River, and the Kidd Creek property that can become the next major base metal deposit. Near term plans include exploration drilling at Kidd Creek and Ogden, as well as more exploration diamond drilling by Teck at TPW.
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Interview with Christian Easterday, Managing Director of Hot Chili (ASX: HCH): High Grade Gold Being Added to One of the World’s Lowest Capital Intensity Large Scale New Copper Developments. Located within the Iron Oxide/Copper-Gold Belt of Chile
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Hot Chili Ltd. (ASX: HCH) is an Australian company, focused on its very large-scale Productora copper porphyry deposit, located within the iron oxide/copper-gold belt of Chile 15km south of the town of Vallenar in Chile’s Region III. Productora is a very infrastructure-rich project, standing out as one of the lowest capital intensity large scale new copper projects to be developed. We learned from Christian Easterday, Managing Director of Hot Chili, that the company is fast-tracking a very low cost, rapid assessment of a high-grade gold deposit, recently discovered in the southern extent of Productora. Next steps for Hot Chili will be advancing Productora to a decision to mine, while in parallel, making preparations towards the first major drilling program to be directed over what appears to represent approximately 1 billion tons of additional growth potential in the main copper-gold asset. According to Mr. Easterday, Hot Chili is a very consolidated company, has very strong funding support and is partnered with CAP Mineria, one of Chile's largest resource majors. The company has a very strong news flow lined up for the coming 6 to 12 months. Productora is an asset that will be at the front of the queue of the next wave of copper price escalation. Most importantly for investors- it is the emergence of a very robust looking high grade gold deposit which looks likely to be turning heads- with the drill rods due to start turning soon also.
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Interview with Dr. Iain Todd, President and COO of Stria Lithium Inc. (TSX-V: SRA; OTCQX: SRCAF): A Junior Miner on a Fast-track to Revenues
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Stria Lithium (TSX-Venture: “SRA”) is a junior mining company, advancing development of its Pontax Lithium exploration property in Quebec and developer of a proprietary lithium extraction technology aiming to be in production of in-demand lithium metal within the next 12 to 24 months. According to metallurgical engineer Dr. Iain Todd, President and COO of Stria, the company has validated its technology in the laboratory, holds the in-house equipment for producing lithium metal and are currently in the process of raising funds through a private placement offering to develop a pilot production plant to obtain the engineering data prior to full-scale production. We learned from Dr. Todd there are three main areas where lithium metal is consumed: battery market, where it is used as a lithium foil; aluminum alloying for the aircraft industry; and also, in pharmaceuticals. Having the in-house technology ready, Stria aims to become a lithium metal producer, and to get its product to the market in one or two years rather than four or more years it might take to bring its mine into production.
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Interview with Stan Bharti, Chairman and Acting CEO of Aberdeen International (TSX: AAB): a Successful Global Resource Investment Company and Merchant Bank
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Aberdeen International (TSX: AAB) is a global resource investment company and merchant bank focused on small-cap companies in the mining and metals sector. We learned from Stan Bharti, Chairman and acting CEO of Aberdeen International, who has a very successful track record, that today the company has two major investments: one is close to a US $15 million investment in a private South-African platinum-palladium company called African Thunder, and the other is an investment in one of the largest advanced lithium resources in the world called Lithium X, located in Argentina. African Thunder is a producing mine with close to a million ounces of platinum and palladium and a huge exploration upside that was put on standby because of low prices, but there is a plan to reactivate it in the beginning of 2017. Aberdeen owns approximately 50% of African Thunder with the other 50% owned by a company in Switzerland. Lithium X is a well-developed resource that is completing its feasibility study. According to Mr. Bharti, these are both world-class assets that, over the next two or three years, in a good market, will unlock substantial value for Aberdeen. In addition, Aberdeen had several other assets, including coal and gold that have been sold to build a small resource fund that helps fund investments like the lithium project. Aberdeen manages this fund, which has already grown from about $8 million to $10 million in assets in less than a year.
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Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (OTCBB: LBSR): Gold Anomaly, Phase 1 for High Grade Metals & Other Prospects
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Liberty Star Uranium & Metals (OTCBB: LBSR) is an exploration and mining development company located in Tucson, Arizona under the leadership of James A. Briscoe. The company's flagship project is Hay Mountain multi-target, multi-metal project located in Cochise County, southeast Arizona. It is a variable depth exploration project for porphyry copper, gold, moly and multiple potential by-product metals including lead, zinc, manganese, silver, uranium, thorium, and rare earth elements. Using the most advanced technology and equipment the company identified the potential for discovery of a high grade and very large limestone replacement and porphyry hosted copper, gold, and moly ore body and plans to engage in exploratory diamond core drilling as soon as possible.
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Brooke Macdonald, President and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Resources (TSXV: CGP, F: GWN, B: GWN, OTC-CTNXF): a Prospect Generator Following the Joint Venture Model with a Diversified Portfolio of Projects in Ecuador
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. (TSXV: CGP, F: GWN, B: GWN, OTC-CTNXF) is a mineral exploration company and a prospect generator following the joint venture model with a diversified portfolio of projects in Ecuador and Chile. The anchor in the company right now is the 15% interest in a property in Ecuador called Cascabel that has the potential to become a very large gold enriched copper porphyry deposit. The operator of the project, an Australian company called SolGold, has announced it is putting together the first inferred resource toward the end of the year. According to Brooke Macdonald, President and CEO of Cornerstone, deposits like Cascabel are very hard to find, and has already attracted the interest of major mining companies. We learned from Mr. Macdonald that Ecuador is the last under-explored part of the Andes and likely to be the place where large deposits are discovered in the near future at lower cost than in other places. Cornerstone entered into a strategic alliance with ENAMI EP of Ecuador, the state mining company, in order to explore for new areas together. In addition to Cascabel, Cornerstone owns several properties in Ecuador that are drill ready, and an early stage gold-silver-copper property called Miocene in Chile. The company is well funded with enough money to last several years without going back to the market.
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Interview with Dr. Morgan Poliquin, President and CEO Almaden Minerals Limited (TSX: AMM; NYSE MKT: AAU): Owns Ixtaca Gold-Silver Deposit in Eastern Mexico, About Three and a Half Million Gold Equivalent Ounces
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

Almaden Minerals Limited (TSX: AMM; NYSE MKT: AAU) is advancing its wholly owned Ixtaca Gold-Silver Deposit in eastern Mexico that the company discovered back in 2010. This is a gold and silver vein system with about three and a half million ounces of 43-101 compliant resource in gold equivalent. Recently they produced a PEA that focused on a mine plan for a higher grade portion of the deposit, about 1.6 million ounce gold equivalent open pit and a conventional mill. They expect the pre-feasibility study based on the PEA to be completed later this year. According to Morgan Poliquin, President and CEO of Almaden, they will make a production decision sometime next year. We learned from Dr. Poliquin that he completed his PhD in eastern Mexico and has a lot of proprietary knowledge on this area. The company has access to inexpensive drilling through its sister company, Almadex Minerals Limited (TSXV: AMZ), which owns its own drills and can take a project from early stage prospecting and target definition all the way through resource and engineering level drilling. They have no debt, a clean balance sheet and capital to push forward. Almaden’s excellent team has a track record of making new discoveries, and has found a number of deposits that have become mines.
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Discussion with the Management of Scheelite Metals LLC. Looking for Financing to Create a World Class Tungsten Mine in the United States
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA

We interviewed the management team of Scheelite Metals LLC., who is positioned to create a world class tungsten mine in the United States. They have a huge orebody with over 44 miles of tungsten outcroppings. Scheelite Metals, with minimal investment, has progressed the mine to the point where a relatively small investment of 12.5 million dollars will bring the mine to a 500 ton per day production capacity. This is a golden opportunity for investors to get in on the ground floor, where in 1-2 years, this mine can be virtually untouchable from any external market. Scheelite Metals is positioned to be a highly profitable operation with minimal operational cost and it will be a serious market player here in the United States.
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White Cliff Minerals Limited (ASX:WCN) High Grade Drilling Results with Visible Gold at Aucu Gold Deposit
White Cliff Minerals Limited (ASX:WCN) ("White Cliff" or the "Company") is pleased to report additional visible gold intersections from recent drill holes at Quartz Zone and the Eastern Gold Zone within the Aucu Gold project.
Alt Resources Ltd (ASX:ARS) Awarded $200,000 Grant to Drill Windy Hill Gold Prospect
Alt Resources Ltd (ASX:ARS) ("Alt or the Company") is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the maximum drill funding of $200,000 for Round 2 of the NSW Government's New Frontiers Co-operative Drilling Program. The grant has been awarded for upcoming drilling at the Windy Hill Intrusion Related Gold (IRG) Prospect at the Company's flagship 70%-owned Paupong gold and base metals Project in southern NSW.
High Purity Alumina Market Analysis By Product, By Application And Segment Forecasts To 2024
LONDON, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The global high purity alumina market is expected to reach USD 6.41 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Substantial demand for the product in plasma displays as it is a cost-effective and an energy efficient substitute for traditional materials including incandescent light bulbs is expected to drive demand. Moreover, growing demand for plasma displays is projected to propel the growth of the market over the forecast period. High purity alumina is an essential base material for artificial sapphire substrates, which are used in numerous electronics.

Growing demand for high purity alumina in niche applications including medical, precision optics and defense is expected to drive demand over the forecast period. Moreover, increasing adoption of LED screen as they provide high-definition images is projected to boost demand for alumina products over the forecast period.

Further key findings from the report suggest:

4N high purity alumina is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 18.0% from 2016 to 2024. The increasing use of the product in ceramics, smartphones, and batteries on account of its superior electrical insulation, low moisture absorption, and improved thermal conductivity is expected to drive the demand. The product is being widely used to coat ceramic separators in lithium ion batteries.

Rising demand for lithium ion batteries owing to growth in Electric Vehicle (EV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) is expected to drive the market demand for high purity alumina over the forecast period.

Sapphire production accounted for over 12.5% of high purity alumina consumption in 2015. Growing investments in sapphire glass production on account of its increasing requirement across a wide array of applications including smartphones, tablets, LEDs and semiconductors is expected to open new opportunities over the forecast period.

North America high purity alumina demand was 4.31 kilo tons in 2015. The material is being increasingly used in plasma displays as it helps in reducing the overall dimensions of the final product by making it lighter and thinner. A boom in utilities rebate on account of using LED retrofits is expected to drive the market over the forecast period.

Significant demand for the material from the LED industry owing to growing use of energy efficient lighting in emerging economies including China and India coupled with rising government initiatives to increase the market share of LED lamps and minimize the use of incandescent lamps is projected to augment growth. Abundant raw material availability coupled with adequate manufacturing capabilities has led to relatively lowering production costs.

Nippon Light Metal is a key market player which manufactures high purity alumina, aluminum metal alloys, industrial parts, metal rolls, capacitor foils and heat exchangers. Baikowski Pure Solutions is involved in producing high purity alumina powders and other fine composites & oxides including YAG, ZTA, ceria, and Spinel. The company has its manufacturing facilities located in Japan, U.S., and France.
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Golden Dawn Announces Closing of Final Tranche of Company's Private Placement for $179,200
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Wolf Wiese, CEO of Golden Dawn Minerals Inc., (TSX VENTURE: GOM) (FRANKFURT: 3G8A) (the "Company" or "Golden Dawn") reports that the Company has closed the final tranche of a previously announced non-brokered private placement financing totalling 2,736,012 non flow-through units (the "NFT Units") at $0.32 per NFT Unit with a full warrant exercisable for two years, for total proceeds of $875,524 in both tranches. The final tranche includes 500,000 units subscribed for by Company CEO, Wolf Wiese. The NFT warrants can be exercised at $0.40 per share in the first year and $0.45 in the second year. This transaction is subject to TSX-V approval.
Core Exploration Ltd (ASX:CXO) Key Finniss Tenements Granted
Core Exploration Ltd (ASX:CXO) ("Core" or the "Company") is pleased to announce Core has been granted two key 100%-owned exploration licences (EL) covering 120km2 within the Finniss Project (Figure 1, see link below).
Crusader Resources Limited (ASX:CAS) Raises $8.5m in Oversubscribed Placement
Brazil focused gold development company Crusader Resources (ASX:CAS) (OTCMKTS:CHLXF) ("Crusader" or "the Company") plans to accelerate development of the Juruena Gold Project and complete the Bankable Feasibility Study at the Borborema Gold Project, following completion of a Placement ("Placement") to raise a total of $8.5 million (before costs).
Prospect Resources Ltd (ASX:PSC) New Lithium Bearing Pegmatite Discovery
Prospect Resources Ltd (ASX:PSC) (Prospect, the Company) is pleased to report that an approximate 300m length outcrop of lithium bearing pegmatite has been discovered within the Arcadia High Grade Lithium Project area. This discovery is some 1.5km down dip from the known strike. Additional RC rigs are being mobilised to target this outcrop and the wider claims area.
Yamana Gold Clarifies Information Relating To Certain Interests In Catamarca Province In Argentina
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - YAMANA GOLD INC. (TSX:YRI)(NYSE:AUY) ("Yamana" or the "Company") herein provides clarification with respect to information that has appeared in the public markets relating to the status of legal proceedings between its subsidiary 0805346 BC Ltd. ("0805") and Ricardo Auriemma ("Auriemma") and to recent developments in Andalgala, a municipality in the Catamarca province of Argentina located 17 kilometres from Agua Rica.
Alto Metals Ltd (ASX:AME) Sandstone Tenements Granted and Field Work Commenced
Alto Metals Limited ("Alto" or "the Company") (ASX:AME) is pleased to announce that following the grant of the five exploration licences at its recently acquired Sandstone Gold Project in Western Australia, fieldwork has commenced and preparation for a 5,000m reverse circulation (RC) drilling campaign is underway. Subject to Programs of Work (PoW's) being approved by the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP), Alto's maiden drilling program will commence in mid to late October to initially test a number of high-priority shallow oxide targets and deeper primary gold targets.
Aquila Resources Provides Permitting Update
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Alianza Minerals Financing Fully Subscribed
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Alianza Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ANZ) ("Alianza" or the "Company") announces that the financing announced on September 22, 2016 has been increased to $300,000, from $250,000, and is fully subscribed. Alianza will now proceed to close the financing and file for approval with the TSX Venture Exchange.
Caterpillar Goes Beyond the Iron at MINExpo International
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At MINExpo International, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will demonstrate its focus on new technologies, innovations and solutions that help its mining customers succeed in a challenging environment. The MINExpo exhibit unveiled today highlights Caterpillar's rapid advances in leveraging technology and data to improve miners' productivity and efficiency.
Brazil Resources completes final milestone payments for the Cachoeira Gold Project and provides an update on Brazilian gold projects
Star-Orion South Diamond Project test work progress towards Updated Feasibility Study
Stock Symbol: SGF: TSX
AR Metallizing Achieves ISO 9001 for its US Manufacturing Facility
FRANKLIN, Mass., Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AR Metallizing is proud to announce another milestone in their commitment to excellence and to have received ISO 9001 certification. The certification covers the operations in AR Metallizing's facilities in Franklin, MA.
Monument Reports Appeal Court Upholds Mersing Decision in Monument's Favor
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Monument Mining Limited (TSX VENTURE:MMY) (FRANKFURT:D7Q1) "Monument" or the "Company" reports that the appeal filed by the Defendant against the Judgment on Mersing matter granted by Shah Alam High Court was upheld by the Court of Appeal in favor of Monument. Therefore the Shah Alam High Court decision in favor of Monument stands.
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Boart Longyear's LF(TM)160 Drill Rig and FL262 FREEDOM(TM) Loader to make debut during MINExpo INTERNATIONAL
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boart Longyear (, the world's leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will introduce its LF(TM)160 Drill Rig and FREEDOM(TM) Loader during MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, from September 26 to 28.
Freedonia Focus Reports: US Demand for Jewelry & Watches on the Rise
CLEVELAND, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- US demand for jewelry and watches is forecast to total $90.0 billion in 2020, representing annual growth of 3.1% from $77.2 billion in 2015. Advances will stem in part from increases in population and disposable personal income.
Ucore Confirms Success of SuperLig(R)-One Pilot Plant via Independent Analysis
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UCU)(OTCQX:UURAF) ("Ucore" or the "Company") is pleased to provide independent third party review and confirmation of the previously reported operational success of the SuperLig®-One pilot plant near Salt Lake City, Utah ("SuperLig®-One" or the "Plant"). The rare earth element ("REE") separation process of SuperLig®-One, which utilizes advanced Molecular Recognition Technology ("MRT") as a separation platform, has been observed by an independent Qualified Person ("QP").
PyroGenesis Announces Grant of Incentive Stock Options
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - PyroGenesis Canada Inc. ( (TSX VENTURE:PYR)(OTCQB:PYRNF), a clean-tech company (the "Company" or "PyroGenesis") that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, announces today that pursuant to the Company's Stock Option plan, the Company has granted incentive stock options to its directors to purchase up to an aggregate of 6,350,000 common shares in the capital of the Company, at a price of $0.18 per share. The Options will be exercisable for a period of five (5) years, commencing on the date of the grant.
Argonaut Gold Reports Incident at the El Castillo Mine in Durango, Mexico
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Argonaut Gold Inc. (TSX:AR) (the "Company", "Argonaut Gold" or "Argonaut") regrets to advise that an employee of its Mexican subsidiary Minexson S.A. de C.V was fatality injured as a result of an incident on Sunday, September 25, 2016.
Diamcor Provides Update on Rough Diamond Tenders for Second Fiscal Quarter

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Millrock Announces Geophysical Survey at Oweegee Dome Project, Stewart Golden Triangle District, BC
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Millrock Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MRO) ("Millrock") announces that a ZTEM airborne geophysical survey is underway at its Oweegee Dome project, located in the Golden Triangle district northwest of the town of Stewart, British Columbia.
Copper Lake Announces Closing of Oversubscribed Financing
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Copper Lake Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CPL)(FRANKFURT:W0I) ("Copper Lake" or the "Company") announces that it has closed the non-brokered private placement of flow-through units ("FT Units") and non flow-through units ("NFT Units"), collectively the "Financing", previously announced on August 8, 2016 and September 13, 2016, and has applied to the TSX Venture Exchange for final approval of the Financing.
Rockhaven Steps-Out and Drills 17.01 g/t Gold Over 4.32 m at Klaza Project, Yukon
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Rockhaven Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RK) ("Rockhaven") is pleased to announce additional results from the recently completed diamond drill program at its 100% owned Klaza gold-silver property, located in the Dawson Range Gold Belt of southern Yukon. The 2016 drill program focused on better defining and expanding near surface mineralization adjacent to open pits and declines proposed in a PEA released in March 2016.
Nevada Exploration Inc. Doubles its Land Holdings at Grass Valley Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Nevada Exploration Inc. ("NGE" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NGE)(OTCQX:NVDEF) is pleased to announce that it has added 233 new claims covering 18.9 km2 (7.3 mi2) at its Grass Valley Project in north-central Nevada, more than doubling the size of the Project to 34.4 km2 (13.3 mi2).
Zenyatta Commences Two-Part Metallurgical Program at SGS Designed to Provide Data for the Albany Graphite Deposit Pre-Feasibility Study
THUNDER BAY, ON--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. ("Zenyatta" or "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ZEN) (OTCQX: ZENYF) today announced it has commenced a two-part metallurgical program designed to provide data for the start of a pre-feasibility phase on its Albany graphite project located in northern Ontario, Canada. The program will be carried out at SGS Canada Inc. ("SGS") in Lakefield, Ontario under the supervision of Zenyatta's project manager James Jordan, P.Eng.
Millrock Announces Progress at Stellar Gold - Copper Project, Alaska
Millrock President & CEO Gregory A. Beischer commented, "We are pleased to see this project advancing. The Zackly gold - copper prospect presents an excellent opportunity for Vista to establish a modern gold resource and expand upon it. The porphyry and intrusion-related gold targets, none of which have ever been drilled, are virgin country, ripe for a new discovery."
Avino Completes New Resource Estimate for Producing Property in Mexico

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Mawson Grants Stock Options
VANCOUVER, Sept. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") or (the "Company") (TSX:MAW) (Frankfurt:MXR) (PINKSHEETS: MWSNF) announces the granting of stock options to its directors, officers, employees and consultants to purchase up to an aggregate of 4,620,000 common shares of Mawson at an exercise price of $0.35 per common share for a period of 3 years.
TomaGold Reports Successful Drilling Program on the Hazeur Property
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - TOMAGOLD CORPORATION (TSX VENTURE:LOT) ("TomaGold" or the "Corporation") is pleased to report the results of its drilling program on the Hazeur property, adjacent to its Monster Lake property in Chibougamau. TomaGold has an option to acquire a 70% interest in the property from Visible Gold. This phase of work should enable TomaGold to meet the conditions for the acquisition of its interest.
Goldstrike Trenches 154 Metres of 0.42 Grams Per Tonne Gold at Lucky Strike, Including 0.76 Grams Per Tonne Gold Over 78 Metres, Including 3 Grams Per Tonne Gold Over 8 Metres
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Lundin Gold Announces Sale of a Portion of Kinross Interest
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Lundin Gold Inc. ("Lundin Gold" or the "Company") (TSX:LUG)(OMX:LUG) announces that one of its significant shareholders, Kinross Gold Corporation, has agreed to sell and GMP Securities L.P. has agreed to purchase for re-sale to existing and institutional shareholders on a private placement basis, 5,500,000 common shares of the Company.
Kinross Sells Portion of Lundin Gold Shares
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K) (NYSE: KGC) announced today the signing of an agreement with GMP Securities L.P. ("GMP") pursuant to which GMP has agreed to purchase, for re-sale on a private placement basis, 5,500,000 common shares of Lundin Gold Inc. ("Lundin Gold") (the "Sale"), representing approximately 4.6% of currently outstanding common shares. GMP is purchasing the shares at a price per share of CAD$5.60, resulting in gross proceeds of CAD$30,800,000.
First Mining Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - First Mining Finance Corp. ("First Mining" and the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:FF)(OTCQX:FFMGF) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Mr. Andrew ("Andy") Marshall has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") of the Company.
Golden Predator Common Stock to Begin Trading on OTCQX
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Golden Predator Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE: GPY) (OTCQX: NTGSF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that its common shares will be eligible for trading on OTCQX under the symbol "NTGSF", effective with the open of business on Monday, September 26th, 2016. The Company's common shares will continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the Company's current symbol "GPY."
Short Column Test Results Confirm Heap Leaching Opportunities at Both the Marathon and Leprechaun Deposits, Valentine Gold Camp
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 26, 2016) - Marathon Gold Corporation ("Marathon" or the "Company") (TSX: MOZ) has completed the short column leaching test program to assess the heap leaching potential for both the Marathon and Leprechaun Deposits at the Valentine Gold Camp in central Newfoundland. The short column tests on samples crushed to minus half inch and minus three quarter inch have confirmed that rock containing 1.33 to 2.13 grams per tonne of gold is amenable to heap leaching technology.
Pershimco Resources Announces Completion of the Private Placement of C$4 Million
ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Pershimco Resources Inc. ("Pershimco")(TSX VENTURE:PRO)(FRANKFURT:BIZ) is pleased to announce that, following the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, it has closed the C$4 million Private Placement (as defined below) with Orla Mining Ltd. ("Orla"). As announced on September 14, 2016, Orla and Pershimco entered into a definitive arrangement agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") to combine their respective businesses to create a new, growth-oriented gold company in the Americas (the "Transaction"). Concurrently with the announcement of the Transaction, Orla subscribed for 12,121,212 Pershimco common shares ("Pershimco Shares") at a price of C$0.33 per Pershimco Share on a private placement basis (the "Private Placement"). The Private Placement is not conditional on the completion of the Transaction. Pershimco will use the proceeds of the Private Placement for working capital purposes and to continue exploration activities at its Cerro Quema project.
Probe Metals Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Mattagami and Flying Post First Nations
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Probe Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PRB) ("Probe" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Mattagami and Flying Post First Nations in relation to Probe's West Porcupine Project near Foleyet, Ontario.
Auryn Options Banos Del Indio Gold Property in Southern Peru
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2016) - Auryn Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AUG)(OTCQX:GGTCF) ("Auryn") is pleased to announce that it has acquired the option to earn a 100% interest in the Baños del Indio gold project located 10 km to the north of Auryn's Huilacollo project with known gold mineralization (see figure 1 and figure 2). The project is located in the Tacna province of Southern Peru. The Banos Del Indio gold project hosts one of the largest untested alteration systems in the Andes and is located within a prominent epithermal belt.
Azimut and SOQUEM form a Strategic Alliance covering the James Bay-Eeyou Istchee region, Quebec
Symbol: AZM.TSX Venture
Jaguar Intercepts High-Grade Gold Mineralization at Pilar Gold Mine
TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaguar Mining Inc. ("Jaguar" or the "Company") (TSX: JAG) is pleased to announce positive drill results from 40 underground diamond drill holes conducted at the Pilar Gold Mine ("Pilar") located at the Company's Caeté Complex in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Caeté Complex is situated in the Iron Quadrangle, one of the most prolific mining districts in South America. These results continue to reaffirm increasing grade profiles at depth at the Pilar BFII ore body and suggest a strong potential for the significant conversion of Mineral Resources to Mineral Reserves.
Mexus adds new project and updates its shareholders on the Santa Elena mine
CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexus Gold US (OTCQB:MXSG)(“Mexus” or the “Company”) President Paul Thompson is happy to report that his recent visit to the Santa Elena mine was successful and confirmed that the project is still on track to be in production late October 2016.  The recent storms which passed through the area slowed progress at the mine site but the crew continues to push forward.   
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