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Berry on graphite, lithium and the electric vehicle market revolution

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May 21, 2015 — Chris Berry, co-editor of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal, founder of House Mountain Partners, LLC and Host for InvestorIntel in an interview with InvestorIntel Publisher Tracy Weslosky discusses the recent Tesla Motors Powerall battery announcement, and how it will increase demand for graphite, lithium, cobalt and copper. They also discuss the supply and demand for the electric…

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Search and rare earths shall be found – Maybe in them HighREE Hills

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Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY), had their stock go up 42.86% in April, and on May 12th they announced funding totalling C$50,000 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to do a conceptual study of their proposed rare earth processing facility at their Foxtrot Project in Labrador. And as of the week ending May 15th, their stock was up 100% on the week before. On May…

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German Resource Alliance: The Rohstoff Allianz ‘circles the wagons’ to make investments

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Several weeks back I wrote about the revival of the Frankfurt stock exchange and German equity markets in general as a playing field for mining juniors. It is strange that mining has captured the imagination of German “man-in the street” investors twice in the last decade when Germany has had so little presence in the international mining scene for so…

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Jacob Securities on the emerging North American cannabis market

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May 20, 2015 - Khurram Malik, Clean Technology analyst with Jacobs Securities was interviewed by InvestorIntel publisher Tracy Weslosky, about the North American emerging market for medical cannabis. He explains how it has become a real market where companies can be valued by their cash flow and commercial prospects rather than just potential. He also explains some of the differences between…

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Market Psychology: The Fraud Triangle

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Are you a good person? James Bagarozzo thought he was. His family probably thought he was. He was working to put food on their table and save for his daughters’ college years. But over 8 years, instead of fixing parking meters like he was supposed to, he broke them in advance so quarters would collect on top, where he could…

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Will China overshadow Elon?

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InvestorIntelReport (May 8-15, 2015): The numbers for this week are better than last, but shakeups seem to be afoot. After April being "the best time to invest in rare earths," as Jack Lifton said, the numbers for the first week of May were nearly even, down .7%.  This was good though, since there weren't major corrections after April's average of…

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Toronto Venture Exchange nears an ‘Event Horizon’

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As the risk of perturbing the astrophysicists amongst InvestorIntel’s followers, it has struck me in recent times that the benighted Toronto Venture Exchange is nearing the event horizon of a black hole of its own creation, with potential effects for mining market participants that border on the unearthly.  The definition of the “event horizon” in astrophysics is useful as a…

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Critical Elements and the rising demand of lithium

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Critical Elements Corporation (TSXV: CRE | OTCQX: CRECF | FSE: F12), has developed a compelling narrative to rebut the equity market’s reluctance to support the mining sector, an enviable state of being that is highly sought after among junior minors in this time of financial strife. The company is a Canadian mining exploration company, which began drilling the Rose property, located…

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Australian miners claim big graphite advances

It has been quite a week on the Australian graphite scene with at least three technology breakthroughs. As posted here on InvestorIntel overnight you will have seen one more company confirming it can produce graphene in a single-step process. On top of that, one player is moving into producing Super Sand, while another is proving up its ability to offer…

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GTA Resources’ got Gold

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GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (GTA.V), announced good news today regarding their golden deposits in the historic gold mining regions of northern Ontario. They reported excellent progress for both their Ivanhoe and Northshore properties. They expect more definitive numbers in the next month, and an updated NI 43-101 report on Northshore. GTA's Ivanhoe claim includes the historic Joburke Mine which produced 500,000 tons at…

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Technology Metals: The Forgotten Players

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Brazil a future rare earth powerhouse? Poland a leading silver player anytime soon? India a forgotten graphite producer? And all that antimony in Bolivia! (And does anyone remember that large potash deposit lying under central Michigan?) A browse through the latest commodity reports compiled by the U.S. Geological Service is a timely reminder for many of the complexity of potential…

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Theralase progresses to high purity anti-cancer drug: poised for human trials.

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Those who signed up for Theralase Technologies Inc.’s (TSXV: TLT | OTCBB: TLTFF), news alert woke up to a pleasant surprise on May 12 as it reported successful manufacturing of its light-activated anti-cancer drug, TLD-1433 to high purity levels sufficient to enter Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), review by regulators. Pending Health Canada’s approval, the Company is ready to proceed to…

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Regulators should be coming round the Copper Mountain

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It wouldn’t be surprising if the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), wanted a word or two with Copper Mountain Mining Corp. ("Copper Mountain", TSX: CUM). For context, click here for my original piece Copper Mountain’s Q&A: The Shareholders Deserve Better Answers on April 28th or my quick follow-up on the 30th, click here. Copper Mountain owns 75% of the Copper Mountain Mine in…

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China is looking everywhere for rare earths outside of China?

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China is looking everywhere for rare earth sources outside of China now that export quotas have been replaced with a new tax. The first possible agreement between a Chinese and a Canadian company has been announced. Pele Mountain Resources Inc. (TSXV: GEM | OTCQX: GOLDF), declared March 30th that they have a memorandum of understanding, (MOU) with Sheng Kang Ning Mining Investment Co. Ltd., (SKN). SKN…

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Is the golden age of Technology Metals upon us?

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InvestorIntelReport: Jack Lifton was right that April was the best time ever to invest in our sectors. Graphite & Graphene stocks lead the way up 24% on average, followed by Technology Metals stocks at 20%. The average for our Members is over 12%; eleven companies were up over 25%. The top five were all up over 50%. The top three were, Cobre Montana, who just…

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Clausi updates us on his Financings, Takeovers and Confusion

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The following are updates on my recent articles, which are all linked in for context and disclosures. Fission Uranium Corp. (TSCV:FCU) and the entire Athabasca Basin, from April 1, 2015. Still in play. Deals are being done, money is being raised, eyes are being set on prizes. Fission’s bought deal financing, originally announced at $15M, saw so much demand that…
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Asia defense spending: New arms race in South China Sea

May 21, 2015 (Source: CNBC) -- The Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan are beefing up their military in the face of increasingly bold incursions in the region by China. But most of that spending is not going…

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Maryland embraces solar power

May 21, 2015 (Source: Baltimore Sun) -- For too long, solar energy has primarily been available to Maryland residents who live in single-family homes with maximum sun exposure who can afford to pay for the installation of solar panels on…

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WTO ruling prompts China to drop rare earths export quota

May 21, 2015 (Source: The Japan Times) -- China on Wednesday told the World Trade Organization that it had scrapped a quota system limiting exports of rare earth minerals after complaints by the U.S., EU and Japan. China told WTO…

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Oil Price Inches Higher as U.S. Storage Levels Decline

May 21, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Oil prices inched higher on Thursday after data showed a further decline in U.S. oil storage levels and China reported better economic numbers. Brent crude for July delivery recently rose 1.2% to $65.80…

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Geomega Resources Inc.: Montviel Hydrometallurgical Results

May 20, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Highlights of the news release: - High recoveries of rare earth elements ("REE") and niobium; - Hydroelectric power and salt make up for full hydrochloric acid ("HCl") regeneration on site; - 58 kg…

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Wind Power Is Poised to Spread to All States

May 20, 2015 (Source: NY Times) -- All 50 states could become wind energy producers, according to an Energy Department report released Tuesday, once the next generation of larger, taller turbines in development hits the market. The bigger machines…

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Gold prices edge higher ahead of Fed minutes

May 20, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold edged higher on Wednesday, recovering some lost ground after the previous session's slide, but gains were muted as the dollar strengthened ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. The…

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Geomega Resources Inc.: IIROC Trading Halt

May 20, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company: GEOMEGA RESOURCES INC TSX-Venture Symbol: GMA Reason: At the Request of the Company Pending News Halt Time (ET): 10:18 IIROC can make a decision to…

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Ucore Secures $4.9 Million Payment for Granting MRT Production Royalty

May 20, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:UCU)(OTCQX:UURAF) ("Ucore" or the "Company") today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") with a high net worth US-based investor (the "Investor") through which the Investor…

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The ECB’s in a Tight Spot Over Greece

May 20, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- European Central Bank policy makers will discuss Greek bank aid on Wednesday in a chore that is getting more uncomfortable every week. The Governing Council is due to meet in Frankfurt to debate…

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Tasman Announces Results of AGM

May 20, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Tasman Metals Ltd. ("Tasman" or the "Company") (TSXV : TSM); (Frankfurt : T61); (NYSE-MKT : TAS) is pleased to announce that at the Company's Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on Tuesday, May…

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Oil prices rise on U.S. stock draw, strong Japan data

May 20, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Crude oil prices bounced back on Wednesday from steep falls in the previous session as industry data showed that U.S. crude stocks fell more than expected last week. Brent futures LCOc1 rose 85…

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Interest rate marketization coming to China via large-amount CDs

May 19, 2015 (Source: Want China Times) -- Following the introduction of a depositary insurance system, China's central bank will begin offering test runs this month by issuing large-amount certificates of deposits (CDs) to individuals and enterprises, aiming to…

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