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Lifton leaves Oaktree to Molycorp

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I have never met anyone from Oaktree Capital nor have I ever spoken with anyone from that company. So either they read my rare earth industry analysis or, as it is said, “great minds think alike.” In a classically Freudian outcome, the thing acquired (Neo Material Technologies Inc.) has consumed the acquirer (Molycorp Inc.). Since I learned of the complete…

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Playing God (or Confucius) with Eldorado Gold

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Much opprobrium has been heaped upon Kinross for “dumb deals” but little has been said about Eldorado Gold (NYSE: EGO | TSX: ELD). Despite this Eldorado has been a very poor performer in recent years and much of that has to do with its own deal history. In this piece I shall strap on my investment banker battle gear and…

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Cannabis industry update on Smith decision, Tweed deal and Tilray layoff

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The Canadian cannabis industry is digesting three high profile news items from the past few weeks. Event 1: The Smith decision from the Supreme Court of Canada. Meaning:  legalized medical marijuana consumables. Impact on the industry: highly positive. A new segment of the industry has been created. Event 2: Tweed and Bedrocan, two of the largest participants in this newborn…

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Niger – Africa’s Rising Uranium Hotspot

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No one much in the West paid much attention to Niger’s mining activities before 2003 and hardly anyone knew that Niger was an important uranium producer. All that changed in the run-up to the Iraq War where the “smoking gun” for the invasion of Iraq was the supposed attempts by Saddam Hussein of Iraq to obtain yellowcake from Niger to…

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Japan still deadly serious about finding own sources of technology metals

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Remember the much-promoted story (2010 through 2013) about all the rare earths and other metals Japan had discovered beneath the seabed? Not much has been heard about that in recent months – which is not surprising given that it is widely believed Japanese manufacturers are obtaining regular REE (rare earth elements)supplies from illegal miners and exporters based in China; moreover,…

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Vanadium market expert Darcie Ladd of Largo on pricing, demand and batteries

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June 29, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Darcie Ladd, VP of Investor Relations of Largo Resources Ltd. (TSXV: LGO), the only ‘pure-play’ vanadium producer on the overall market demand and associated rising prices. They also discuss how vanadium use is vital for steelmaking and the increasing interest and development of vanadium for the…

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Fast and Furious: 10 Leading Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms Outside the US in 2015

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The crowdfunding wave that took off in the US and Europe in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis has since spread into different countries of the world, disrupting established institutional practices of financing a business startup. In particular, the alternative finance landscape of many countries, previously dominated by peer-to-peer lending, has been impacted in a profound way.  Firms…

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The Water Rush: Chesapeake Gold to use desalinated process water at Metates

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Chesapeake Gold Corp. (TSXV: CKG | OTCQX: CHPGF) reported earlier today that it has identified seawater desalination to reduce cost of process water supply for its Metates project located in Durango Mexico (click here). This effort is a direct result to a 100% consumptive water tax hike by the Mexican National Water Agency. The Metates project requires 20,000,000 cubic meters of process…

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Clausi on Cannabis Industry Infrastructure: Abattis Bioceuticals

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Jacob Securities hosted a Canadian Cannabis investor conference this week in Toronto. The MMRP licencees and applicants were well represented there, but so were the “infrastructure” players. Their view of the industry is very different from the producers’ view. Below is a brief Q&A with one such infrastructure participant, Bill Fleming, the CEO of Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (CSE: ATT |…

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Good news for technology metals: renewables are booming

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In the first quarter of 2015, many clean-tech funds handily outperformed the S&P 500. That from international consulting firm McKinsey & Co. And one more piece of good news: McKinsey estimates that the cost of producing lithium-ion batteries, now about $400 per kilowatt hour, could go as low as $150 by 2020. If the report (Lower oil prices but more…

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Next Steps at Great Lakes Graphite

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Great Lakes Graphite Inc. (TSXV: GLK) is holding its shareholder meeting today in Toronto, Ontario. Since no nominees apart from management’s slate of directors has appeared, it’s probable that management's nominees will be elected to execute on the company’s business plan. The shareholder circular is here at SEDAR. Also on the agenda are the usual shareholder house-keeping proposals. It is…

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China moves to Stage 2 of its great gold grab

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China has a two-stage gold domination plan. Stage 1 is well advanced with the domestic accumulation of gold rising rapidly, both through importing the metal and banning the export of gold mined within China. Stage 2 is to buy as many gold deposits abroad, and this week we saw another move in this direction. First, where is Stage 1 up…

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Lifton on the “GLARE” of Technology Materials: Graphite, Lithium and Rare Earths

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A New Due Diligence Paradigm for Natural Resource Production I sincerely hope to offend the bulk of my fellow sector analysts with this essay. I am today going to discuss technology, innovation, and the near-term value of so-called “disruptive technologies.” Although we all believe that we are able to recognize new technologies, in general, we in fact only see and…

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Beyond cannabis edibles: New patent shows new methodology to deliver smokeless marijuana

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On June 11, 2015 insiders to the marijuana industry extolled Canada’s Supreme Court decision to grant access to edibles, a safe and efficient delivery of bioactive cannabinoids which offers new medical applications.  As a consequence we should expect the needs of medical marijuana users to reshape the industry. It is axiomatic that medical marijuana users need new delivery methods, especially…

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Non-invasive diabetes test provides “Miraculins” results through technology

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June 12, 2015 — Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Christopher Moreau, President, CEO & Director for Miraculins Inc. (TSXV: MOM) about the Scout technology, a non-invasive diabetes test and their recent promising results as supported by the joint MIraculins and Amway Scout DS® study being accepted for the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology. In addition to…

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InvestorIntelReport: It’s all about batteries.

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InvestorIntelReport for May 2015: Though the news lately has been consolidation of the Chinese rare earth companies, the talk elsewhere this month was about batteries. This was very good for lithium and graphite stocks. There was news about graphite everywhere from Elon Musk's powerwall batteries to mention in the US senate; specifically our members Graphite One and rare earth company Ucore…
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Geomega Resources Inc.: Final Closing of a Private Placement

July 6, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Further to the news release of June 19th, 2015 Geomega Resources Inc. ("GéoMégA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GMA) announces the final closing (the "Final Tranche") of a private placement consisting of 1,294,444 units…

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Greece Drama Fails to Spur Gold, Silver Prices

July 6, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- Gold and silver prices were steady on Monday, as investors appeared to be more concerned about a possible interest rate hike in the U.S. than any of the fallout from the Greek ‘No’…

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Casio to Launch First Smartwatch in March

July 3, 2015 (Source: NDTV) -- Following tech giants like Samsung, LG, Sony, and Apple, apart from luxury watchmakers, noted Japanese digital watch and calculator maker Casio has finally said it will join the smartwatch bandwagon next year. The…

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Eurozone economic growth speeds up

July 3, 2015 (Source: BBC) -- Eurozone business activity rose at its fastest pace in four years in June, boosted by higher spending by consumers and businesses, a survey has indicated. The final Markit composite eurozone Purchasing Manages' Index…

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Solar power set to provide record 15% of UK’s power

July 3, 2015 (Source: The Guardian) -- Sunny weather and a recent surge in solar panel installations means that solar power could provide a record 15% of the UK’s electricity on Friday afternoon. Torrid heat tends to slightly reduce…

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Gold above 3-1/2 month low on dollar, focus on Greek vote

July 3, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold prices firmed on Friday, rebounding from a 3-1/2 month low as the dollar softened after weaker-than-forecast U.S. employment data tempered expectations for a September rate rise by the Federal Reserve. Investors remained…

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Oil drops on rising U.S. rig count

July 3, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil prices slipped on Friday as a rising U.S. rig count stoked fears of global oversupply and after Chinese regulators opened an investigation into suspected stock market manipulation. U.S. oil drilling increased this…

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Poll shows both sides neck and neck before Greek referendum

July 3, 2015 (Source: NY Post) -- The brief but intense campaign in Greece’s critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting “yes” and “no” answers to a murky question in what an opinion poll suggests…

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Northern Graphite Corp.: IIROC Trading Resumption

July 3, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Trading resumes in: Company: Northern Graphite Corp. TSX-Venture Symbol: NGC Resumption (ET): 8:00 AM IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicly-listed…

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Northern Graphite Files Final Prospectus for Equity Offering

July 2, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Northern Graphite Corporation ("Northern" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NGC)(OTCQX:NGPHF) is pleased to announce that it has filed and obtained a receipt for a final short form prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in…

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Northern Graphite Corp.: IIROC Trading Halt

July 2, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company: Northern Graphite Corp. TSX-Venture Symbol: NGC Reason: At the Request of the Company Pending News Halt Time (ET): 15:12 PM IIROC can make a…

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Search Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement

July 2, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY) ("Search" or the "Company") announces that it will proceed with a non-brokered private placement of up to 12,000,000 units (the "Units") at $0.06 per Unit for gross proceeds of up…

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NioCorp Arranges a USD $2 Million Non-Revolving Credit Facility

July 2, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce that it has arranged a non-revolving credit facility agreement in the amount of USD $2 million dated July 1, 2015 between the…

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Molycorp, Inc. Receives Court Approval for Interim Financing

July 2, 2015 (Source: Globe Newswire) -- Company Has $22 Million in New Funds to Support Operations Next Court Hearing to Review Final DIP Financing Set for July 20, 2015 Molycorp, Inc. (OTC:MCPIQ), (“Molycorp” or the “Company”) the only global,…

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Molycorp Lines Up New Bankruptcy Loan from Oaktree

July 2, 2015 (Source: WSJ) -- In an about-face, Molycorp Inc. has chosen bankruptcy financing from top-ranking lender Oaktree Capital Group LLC over a competing offer from secured bondholders, setting off a new round of court fights. Oaktree’s proposed…

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German Wind-to-Hydrogen Plant Takes Car-Fuel Battle to Tesla

July 2, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- After decades of research, Linde AG says the elements needed to make hydrogen-fuelled cars a viable challenger to Tesla Inc’s battery-driven vehicles are finally falling into place. The world’s largest industrial gas supplier…

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Oil rises after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data hits dollar

July 2, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil prices edged higher on Thursday as the U.S. dollar slipped following weaker-than-expected U.S. non-farm payrolls data. Poll indications that Greek citizens were expected to back a cash-for-reforms deal in a referendum on…

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U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs; Unemployment at 5.3%

July 2, 2015 (Source: NY Times) -- The American economy entered the summer powered by a decent head of steam, as employers added 223,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. After bottoming out in…
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