Russian zinc market on verge of monopolization

Zinc from Periodic Table of the Elements with magnifying glass
The Russian zinc market is on the verge of monopolization, as the Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC), a Russian metallurgical company, and the second largest copper producer in the country, has completed the acquisition of the Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant (CZP), one of Russia’s largest zinc producers, which holds 60% of the local market. The deal has been approved by the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS) after…

Paltrowitz of the OTC Markets on the competitive three platforms serving 10,000 companies globally

October 17, 2016 -- Jason Paltrowitz, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Business Development at the OTC Markets Group Inc., in an interview with InvestorIntel Sr. Editor Fred Cowans discuss their three tiered markets used by nearly 10,000 U.S. and international securities. Jason explains that their platforms provide “early stage and developing companies a place to be proactive to engage their investors while having some very…

Nevada Energy capitalizing on what Goldman Sachs calls the new gasoline in the electric vehicle revolution – lithium

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Nevada Energy Metals Inc. (TSXV: BFF | OTCQB: SSMLF | Frankfurt: A2AFBV) is capitalizing on lithium, what Goldman Sachs calls the new gasoline as an enabling commodity in the electric vehicle revolution. It is approaching the market smartly to minimize risk, keep overhead low and maximize shareholder value. Nevada Energy is an exploration company focused on the acquisition and exploration of brine lithium projects in the world-class mining jurisdiction…

Gold’s Swoon – It wasn’t supposed to be like this…

While we don’t often wander off into macro-economic factors very often, it is impossible not to interpret the current fall in the gold (and silver) price except in this context. The main drivers for gold traditionally have been: Political risk Monetary debasement Inflation risk (usually a result of monetary degradation) Much of the last decade has seen the gold enthusiasts latch onto monetary degradation as their main…

Do Iranian aluminium projects carry more risk?

Core Consultants recently evaluated the merits of Iran’s various investments into their aluminum industry and the potential to procure bauxite ore from Guinea. Guinea boasts rich, under exploited bauxite deposits. The alumina content averages above 40% and in most cases closer to 46%, while their reactive silica levels vary between 1-2.5% on average. As such the average A/S ratio varies between 20-40, rendering Guinea’s deposits extremely compelling…

Stainless steel scrap market briefing

Stainless steel pipes
Demand and scrap prices have mirrored the nickel market. Following a near-full recovery to $9,600/tonne in May as the nickel deficit widened to 11,200 tonnes, but this demand has not been sustained. Once more at the end of September, nickel prices have stagnated at around the $10,430/tonne mark. Following the increase in commodity prices (chrome and nickel), stainless steel scrap availability improved and consumption of this raw…

Arafura attains Major Project Facilitation Status with Australian Government

Last week, Arafura Resources Limited (ASX: ARU) released its 2016 Annual Report. This was then swiftly followed by the news that the Australian government had awarded Arafura's Nolans Rare Earth Project with Major Project Facilitation (MPF) status. As such the Nolans project joins 17 other significant projects around Australia including Shell's Prelude FLNG Project to be granted this title. In terms of its annual report update, the main…

Lynas releases positive results and confirms operating license

September was a month of positive news-flow from Lynas Corporation Ltd. (ASX: LYC | OTC: LYSDY). First at the beginning of the month, Lynas revealed that it had finally received renewal of its full operating license for its Malaysian based operation, the Lynas Advanced Materials Plant, "LAMP." Following this announcement of the operating license, Lynas released its 2016 results for the year ended 30 June 2016. The operating license has…

Whistling Past the Marijuana Graveyard

Marijuana Buds Legalized Cannabis on 20 Dollar Bills. Close Up Macro of Cannabis , Marijuana , Pot , Mary Jane , Buds with trichomes , THC , CBD , manicured and ready to smoke on top of US Currency. 20 dollar bills with pile of weed on top.
The marijuana community in Canada is enjoying a huge surge in value, driven by the federal government's looser medical regulations and the dream of decriminalization. Analysts and market participants are predicting that surge will hold and that values will increase even further "when decrim happens". There are conflicting and unreliable estimates of the number of Canadian authorized users. My experience in the marijuana industry and my own…

HPQ Silicon on track for disrupting the solar industry

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (TSXV: HPQ) reported on September 29, 2016 that its PUREVAPtm process is performing as previously expected with the production of 3N+ purity of silicon metal and particularly the removal of boron impurities, a troublesome contaminant in solar voltaic cells. While HPQ is now engaged in an optimization program to reach 6N purity, easy steps can take it well over 4N purity in the…

Investor Intelligence Report: fasten your seatbelts, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride

Special Note from the Publisher: On this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, we at InvestorIntel Corp. and Markethack Inc. are sharing a complimentary copy of Investor Intelligence Report: fasten your seatbelts, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. Please note that the Investor Intelligence Report is an economic data report distributed monthly to over 50,000 investment advisors in North America and Australia. With a summary introduction written by Christopher Ecclestone, an…

Elcora announces first shipment of processed graphite

Graphene is a planar sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern. Stacked graphene sheets form graphite, used in pencils.
On October 4, 2016, Elcora Advanced Materials Corp. (TSXV: ERA | OTCQB: ECORF), announced the first shipment of processed graphite from its Sri Lankan-based Ragedara mine. This represents a milestone achievement for the company in its quest to become a vertically integrated producer of graphite. Furthermore, now that the company is in production, it is expected that it will start to become cash flow positive in the near…

Russia to solve problem of graphite shortage?

The crystal lattice of graphene
Graphite production in Russia will be significantly increased during the next several years, due to the planned implementation of at least two investment projects in this field in the country this year. One of such projects might be launched already in the coming months by Dalgrafit, one of Russia’s largest graphite producers on the basis of the Topolihinsky site of the Soyzny, the Russian graphite field. Currently…

Ecclestone on Neometals “superb” deal-making with the Chinese

There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of Neometals Ltd. (ASX: NMT) deal with Ganfeng. Even I had trouble grasping the full implications as the relationship evolved. In the beginning there was MinRes and all was good but not much money was forthcoming. MinRes was earning in by building the plant for Mt Marion, but that was just not happening as Lithium prices doodled…

The godfather of graphene

It is not every day you get to shake hands with a Nobel Prizewinner, especially if this particular Laureate is one Professor Sir Andre Geim who first isolated graphene (with his colleague Kostya Novoselov). I think this unassuming person will be one of the most important figures of the 21st century, read on to find out why… I met the man in Manchester, UK, last week and…

Lifton on the recycling of lithium ion batteries

I spoke at the Mines and Money, Toronto, Conference last Monday in the Battery Materials Section, and I was struck by the fact that battery materials’ recycling has a fluid definition, so I’d like to give you my answer to the question. What exactly do I mean by the “recycling of lithium ion batteries?” I mean the profitable recovery and reprocessing for re-use of the functional materials…

Could water become the next exchange traded commodity?

It is widely accepted that around 25% of the world’s population already lack adequate water for drinking and sanitation. In terms of the metrics, around 66,245 cubic metres of water is consumed every second. This compares to a mere 155 cubic metres of oil consumed per second. Moreover, if we consider the UK alone, the amount of water consumed per capita per day has been growing at…
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Signature Announces the Completion of Its First Field Program

October 20, 2016 (Source) -- Signature Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SGU)(OTC PINK:SGGTF) ("Signature" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the completion of its field program of mapping, prospecting and outcrop sampling. The results of the mapping/prospecting component of the program identified…

eCobalt Announces Filing of Preliminary Base Shelf Prospectus

October 20, 2016 (Source) -- eCobalt Solutions Inc. (TSX: ECS; OTCQB: ECSIF) (the "Company" or "eCobalt") announces that it has filed and obtained a receipt for a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus with the Securities Commissions in each of the…

TerraX completes summer drill program, expands management team

October 19, 2016 (Source) -- TerraX Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TXR)(FRANKFURT:TX0)(OTC PINK:TRXXF) is pleased to announce that it has completed the summer phase of the recently announced 27,000 metre drill program on the Yellowknife City Gold Project ("YCG"), immediately north of Yellowknife…

Snipp Signs Annual Loyalty Program Agreement With Giverang

October 19, 2016 (Source) -- Snipp Interactive Inc. ("Snipp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SPN)(OTCQX:SNIPF), a global provider of digital marketing promotions, rebates and loyalty solutions, announced today that it has signed a loyalty program agreement with Giverang, a new cause-based online…

Sunvest Minerals Corp. Closes Private Placement

October 18, 2016 (Source) -- Sunvest Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: SSS) ("Sunvest Minerals" or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, further to its news release dated September 7, 2016, the Company has completed a non-brokered private placement of 9,454,182 units (the…

Sunvest Minerals Corp. Announces CFO Change

October 18, 2016 (Source) -- Sunvest Minerals Corp. (TSX-V: SSS) ("Sunvest Minerals" or the “Company”) announces that, effective immediately, John Masters will replace Ryan Cheung as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Masters has been a business administration consultant…

Otis Expands Land Position at Kilgore by 116%

October 18, 2016 (Source) -- Otis Gold Corp. ("Otis" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:OOO)(OTC PINK:OGLDF) is pleased to announce that it has increased its land position at the Kilgore Gold Project ("Kilgore") by approximately 116% via the staking of an additional…

Alset Insiders in First Tranche of Private Placement

October 14, 2016 (Source) -- Alset Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ION) ("Alset" or "the Company") announces that it has received TSX Venture Exchange approval for the first tranche of its previously announced re-priced private placement (the "Financing") (See PRs dated October 6,…

iSIGN Media Announces Convertible Promissory Notes

October 13, 2016 (Source) -- iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. ("iSIGN" or the "Company") (TSXV:ISD) (OTCQX: ISDSF), a leading provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and advertising agencies throughout North America, today announced that it intends to…

Alset Closes First Tranche of Private Placement

October 13, 2016 (Source) -- Alset Energy Corp. (TSXV: ION) (“Alset” or “the Company”) announces that it has closed the first tranche of its previously announced re-priced private placement (the “Offering”) (See PR dated October 6, 2016). Gross proceeds from the…

Nemaska Lithium Inc. Opens the Market

October 13, 2016 (Source) -- Guy Bourassa, President and CEO, Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMX), joined Orlee Wertheim, Head Business Development, Global Mining, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange to open the market. Located in Québec, Québec, Nemaska Lithium is a…

Nano One Begins Trading on the OTC Markets as NNOMF

October 13, 2016 (Source) -- Dan Blondal, CEO of Nano One Materials Corp., (TSXV: NNO) (FSE: LBMB) (OTC Pink: NNOMF) confirms that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority of the United States has cleared Nano One's Form 211 application for a quotation…

Nemaska Lithium to Open Toronto Stock Exchange October 13, 2016

October 12, 2016 (Source) -- Nemaska Lithium Inc. ("Nemaska Lithium" or the "Corporation") (TSX:NMX) (OTCQX:NMKEF) is pleased to announce that members of senior management and directors, will ring the opening bell on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on Thursday, October 13,…

Alix Appoints Ecclestone as CEO and Weslosky to the Board

October 12, 2016 (Source) -- ALIX RESOURCES CORP. (“Alix” or the “Company”) (AIX-TSX:V) (37N–FRANKFURT) is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Christopher Ecclestone to its Board and as its new Chief Executive Officer and Ms. Tracy Weslosky to its Board.…

Nano One Progress Update on Pilot, Team and Patents

October 12, 2016 (Source) -- Dan Blondal, CEO of Nano One Materials Corp., (TSXV: NNO) (FSE: LBMB) today provided an update on the progress of its lithium battery materials pilot plant. "Nano One's pilot plant is key to our business plan…
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