High Strength Permanent Magnets: An Untapped Source of Critical Rare Earth Metals but can the Metals be Economically Recovered?

Introduction. Magnet usage is widespread and increasing rapidly as the global economy grows. Most moving vehicles, computers, appliances, high tech devices, head phones, and countless other products contain small motors that use high strength permanent magnets. These remarkable tiny units are employed in a wide range of domestic, commercial, and military equipment. One could say that they are indispensable because ‘they make things work.’ The strongest permanent…

Building strong team central to Pacific North West Capital success

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Pacific North West Capital Corp. (TSXV: PFN | OTCQB: PAWEF) has found the secret sauce for success. All things being equal and assuming that the mining sector is not treading water in the doldrums, value investors are hard pressed to predict the success of companies. History is replete of people who thought they could predict the future. Unfortunately, we tend to forget those prognosticators. Mr. Harry Barr,…

Platinum sector suffers chronic underinvestment

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The South African mining sector is suffering from lack of investment, falling head- grades, strike action, political strife and overall poor productivity. The platinum sector is suffering the same plight with the added issue of lower recycling rates and reduced market share of diesel cars. In our opinion, the lack of investment in South African mining has little chance of reversing in the medium term, if at…

Russia plans to increase cobalt production in coming years

Russia plans to significantly increase the volume of cobalt production during the next several years, according to recent statements of an official spokesman of Denis Manturov, Russia’s Minister of Industry and Trade. In 2015 the volume of cobalt production in Russia amounted to only 10 metric tonnes, however, according to state plans, these figures should be significantly increased already in the coming years. It is planned that…

Congo Violence, Lundin Mining and the Global Cobalt Supply

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Jurisdiction is a key risk in a mining operation. In any survey of "the best" mining jurisdictions, those that are economically stable, have predictable fair laws, have an impartial justice system and operate under a democratically elected government, are preferred over those jurisdictions that are politically or economically unstable. The Fraser Institute's 2015 Survey of Mining puts Western Australia in first place globally, from fourth in 2014,…

When the Drills Start to Spin Again

It is said that truth, in war, is the first victim. In mining the first victim of a financing crunch is IR, closely followed by drilling. When times get tough in mining IR gets chopped and yet the most that can be saved is maybe $15,000 per month by forgoing the glad-handing IR people, conferences, roadshows, and the like. The real savings though come from slashing exploration.…

eCobalt represents the only near term, cobalt deposit in North America

eCobalt Solutions Inc. (TSX:ECS | OTCQB: ECSIF), formally known as Formation Metals Inc. represents a unique opportunity for investors wanting exposure to the cobalt market. The company owns the Idaho Cobalt Project (ICP) and as the name suggests, the project is located in the USA. Why is this significant? ICP represents the sole, advanced stage, near term primary cobalt deposit in the United States. At present the majority…

James Macintosh on GTA Resources’ high grade near-surface gold mineralization results

September 21, 2016 -- James Macintosh, a Director of GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (TSXV: GTA), in an interview with InvestorIntel Sr. Editor Fred Cowans, discusses GTA's success in the field and in the boardroom translating to success in the stock. They discuss the recently announced assay results from drilling at GTA’s NorthShore Property, which showed very high grade near-surface gold mineralization, and drove the shares from…

Hastings releases first assay results

On the 16th of September 2016, Hastings Technology Metals Ltd. (ASX: HAS) published the first assay results from the infill drilling programme at their Fraser's deposit within the Yangibana Project. The aim of the current drilling programme is primarily to provide a large composite sample for pilot plant processing work. As a first assay, the results exceeded expectations in that grades in the north eastern portion of…

Electrovaya stock included in renewable tech indices

Electrovaya Inc. (TSX: EFL | OTCQX: EFLVF) gained 4.55% on Friday September 16, 2016 to $3.45 and crossing above its 50-day moving average. Over the last five days, shares have gained 13.86% and 385.92% year to date. Shares have outperformed the S&P TSX by 425.78% during the last year. September 16 was a significant day for Electrovaya jockeying for a position in the global race to gain…

H20 Innovation receives another award for their global impact on water purification

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H2O Innovation Inc. (TSXV: HEO | OTCQX: HEOFF) announced that it has won the WateReuse Equipment/Manufacturer of the Year Award by the WateReuse Association, at the 31st Annual WateReuse Symposium, in Tampa (Florida), on August 13, 2016. The award was presented to H2O Innovation Inc. the to highlight its work in the water reuse and desalination industry in recognition of H2O’s global impact on the water purification and conservation.…

Stans Energy to expand in Russian lithium industry

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The Canadian Stans Energy is considering investing up to US$70 million in the production of lithium carbonate in Russia, according to the company. In the heart of the project is the development of Zavitinsky lithium field, one of Russia’s largest poly-metallic fields, which is located in the Shilkinsky district of the Zabaykalsky Krai, the krai, in the historical region of Transbaikalia, close to China. The overall volume…

Intema Solutions deploying user-friendly big brother

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Intema Solutions Inc. (TSXV: ITM) is one of these companies that Google should ogle with envy. With offices in New York and in Quebec City, this Quebec Company has been developing its own software for 20 years to simplify and optimize the online marketing activities of medium and large companies. Intema has serviced prestigious clients such as L’Oreal, TELUS, National Bank, and Dior among many. Its services…

Lifton prepares for the Mines and Money Show in Toronto

September 16, 2016 -- Jack Lifton in an interview with InvestorIntel Sr. Editor Fred Cowans discusses recycling automotive components, particularly batteries. Jack will be representing InvestorIntel in the Toronto Mines and Money show and speaking at 3:20 PM Monday, September 26th on energy storage presentation. In this interview, Jack explains that it is very important to recycle electric vehicle battery materials as we do not produce enough lithium, cobalt and spherical graphite…

Life After Consolidation: The South African Ferrochrome Industry Landscape

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Over the last eighteen months or so, a number of South African producers either went into business rescue or reduced their ferrochrome output. At the end of the third quarter, chrome ore prices reached a six-year low, though by July, prices had rebounded to its highest levels since 2008, driven by Chinese demand and relatively low chrome ore inventory levels. The recovery in chrome ore prices has coincided…

Single-minded approach to rare earths offers compelling proposition to large investors

Peak Resources Limited (ASX: PEK) is a company that I've always liked as I found that management has a single-minded approach to developing the Ngualla project as well as very clear communications with stakeholders, which makes Peak's proposition compelling to large investors. Consequently, the project has managed to attract strategic partners including Appian Natural Resources Fund (Appian) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). In July Peak received its A$1.3m stage…

Search Minerals: making ‘huge’ rare earth strides in 2016

Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY), and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alterra Resources Inc. ("Alterra") are on track to advance developments at their Foxtrot project which includes commissioning a pilot plant and sourcing strategic and offtake partners. To this end the company has made huge strides in 2016 that includes: Commissioning SGS Minerals to build and operate a pilot plant, funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency. Updating and publishing…
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H2O Innovation: Building on a Record Year

September 27, 2016 (Source) -- H2O Innovation Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HEO)(ALTERNEXT:MNEMO:ALHEO) (OTCQX:HEOFF) Key highlights of fiscal year 2016 Revenues reached $50.7 M; Gross profit margin at 30.7%; Adjusted EBITDA(1) at $2.9 M, which is a 5.7% ratio over revenues. Strategic outlook for…

Otis Drills 120.4 Metres @ 1.55 g/t Au at Kilgore Gold Deposit

September 26, 2016 (Source) -- Otis Gold Corp. ("Otis" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:OOO)(OTC PINK:OGLDF) is pleased to announce assay results from the first six holes of its ongoing drill program at the Kilgore Gold Project, where bulk-tonnage intercepts ranging from…

Canadian Metals Provides Bi-Weekly Update on Status of MCTO

September 23, 2016 (Source) -- Canadian Metals Inc. (the "Corporation") (CSE:CME) announces that further to its application for a Management Cease Trade Order ("MCTO"), which was granted on July 29, 2016, the Corporation has been required to provide bi-weekly status reports…

Almonty Announces that it has Terminated the ATC HOA

September 22, 2016 (Source) -- Almonty Industries Inc. (TSX-V:AII) (“Almonty”) previously announced on 26 July 2016 that ATC Alloys Ltd ACN 118 738 999 (“ATC”) and Almonty had entered into a Binding Heads of Agreement (“HOA”) pursuant to which Almonty conditionally…

eCobalts’ Feasibility Study Maintains Critical Path

September 22, 2016 (Source) -- eCobalt Solutions Inc. (TSX:ECS) (the "Company" or "eCobalt") wishes to provide its stakeholders with a progress update on its Idaho Cobalt Project ("the ICP").  This past June, eCobalt commissioned a Feasibility Study ("FS") on the ICP…

West Red Lake Gold Starts Fall Exploration Drill Program

September 22, 2016 (Source) -- West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. (“West Red Lake Gold” or the “Company”) (CSE: RLG) (FSE: HYK) (OTCQB: RLGMF) announces the commencement of the Fall 2016 exploration program on the Company’s 3100 hectare West Red Lake…

Snipp Expands Contract With Leading Digital Coupon Company

September 22, 2016 (Source) -- Snipp Interactive Inc. (OTCQX:SNIPF)(TSX VENTURE:SPN) ("Snipp"), an international provider of marketing promotions, rebates and loyalty solutions listed on the OTCQX and the TSX Venture Exchange, is pleased to announce that it has secured an expanded twelve-month…

iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. Issues Interest Shares

September 21, 2016 (Source) -- iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. ("iAnthus" or the "Company") (CSE: IAN), announces that payment of interest in the amount of US$19,945.20 pursuant to a convertible promissory note purchase agreement entered into on February 10, 2016 (the "Loan…

GTA Completes Phase 2 at Northshore Gold

September 21, 2016 (Source) -- GTA Resources and Mining Inc. (TSXV: GTA) ("GTA" or the "Company"), reports that Phase 2 of this year's diamond drill program on the Northshore Property has been completed, under the supervision of CEO Wayne Reid. This…

Elcora Appoints New General Manager at Sakura – Ragedara Mine

September 20, 2016 (Source) -- Troy Grant, President and CEO of ELCORA ADVANCED MATERIALS CORP. (TSXV: ERA) (OTCQB: ECORF) (FSE: ELM), (the "Company" or "Elcora"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Klaus Leiders as the General Manager for the Sakura…

Nevada Energy Metals Inc. Clayton Valley BFF-1 Project Update

September 20, 2016 (Source) -- Nevada Energy Metals Inc. "the Company", TSX-V: BFF (OTCQB: SSMLF) (Frankfurt: A2AFBV) is pleased to report that American Lithium Corp (TSX-V: LI), the Optionee of the Company's Clayton Valley BFF-1 Project "the Project", has advised the…

Snipp Receives US$1.3 Million Contract from Global Consumer Goods Company

September 20, 2016 (Source) -- Snipp Interactive Inc. ("Snipp" or the "Company") (OTCQX:SNIPF)(TSX VENTURE:SPN), a global provider of digital marketing promotions, rebates and loyalty solutions, today announced that an existing customer has increased its contract by over 90% to US$1.3 million.…

Lingo Media Ranks No. 346 on the 2016 PROFIT 500

September 19, 2016 (Source) -- PROFIT and Canadian Business Unveils 28th Annual List of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies Lingo Media Corporation (TSX VENTURE: LM) (OTCQB: LMDCF) ("Lingo Media" or the "Company"), an EdTech company that is 'Changing the way the world learns…
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