Hemisphere Energy – A “first mover” in the recovery of the oil and gas industry

Despite miners thinking that the world revolves around them and their sector, the sad truth is that in most places it does not. When commodity currencies had their Wile E. Coyote moment in 2013 and plunged it was interpreted in Canada by miners as being due to the weak metals prices. We would vouch for that being the reason behind the Australian and South African currency dives but…

Cruz Capital increases land holdings for the Bucke Cobalt Project

On the 18th of October Cruz Capital Corp (TSXV: CUZ) revealed that the Company increased its cobalt property holdings by 36 claim units from the initial 1.25 units. As such, the prospect is now a total of 1,480 contiguous acres and one of four cobalt prospects in Ontario currently held by Cruz. The prospect is in the Larder Lake mining division of Ontario and the assay results…

Hastings identifies additional rare earth targets

Hastings Technology Metals Ltd.’s (ASX:HAS) Yangibana Project is an advanced exploration project. In 2015, Hastings completed the advanced pre-feasibility study and has since taken steps to advance the project further. Yangibana comprises two mining leases and one mining lease application, ten exploration licenses and a further three exploration license applications and four prospecting licenses that are 100% owned. In addition, one mining lease and a further six exploration licenses within the Yangibana project is a joint venture with REM, in which Hastings holds 70% interest. On the…

Alix and Lithium Australia Announce Definitive Agreement

Alix Resources Corp. (TSXV: AIX) and Lithium Australia (ASX: LIT) updated the market on their progress at their Electra Project in Sonora, Mexico. Sonora is Mexico’s second largest state and the project is located to the northwest of the country. The Electra Project comprises two concessions, namely the Tule and Tecolote Concession, spanning 22,625 hectares. Both concessions are thought to contain lithium-bearing clays that extend from the…

Marijuana decriminalization inevitable because “the public wants it”

We recently considered skyrocketing stock prices related to the possible decriminalizing of marijuana for recreational use. In short, we see investors taking it on faith decrim will happen, without considering the risk of international treaties preventing that from happening. A good investor perceives that risk and adjusts for it. A bad investor doesn't even ask the question. Since the article was published I've had communications from representatives…

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

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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…
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Elcora’s Graphene Corp Begins Graphene Shipments

October 26, 2016 (Source) -- ELCORA ADVANCED MATERIALS CORP. (TSXV: ERA) (OTCQB: ECORF) (FSE: ELM), (the "Company" or "Elcora"), is pleased to report the first shipment of graphene from its 100% wholly owned subsidiary, Graphene Corp. The graphene, produced from its…

Nevada Energy Metals Appoints Alan Morris as Geology Advisor

October 26, 2016 (Source) -- Nevada Energy Metals Inc. "the Company”, TSX-V: BFF (OTCQB: SSMLF) (Frankfurt: A2AFBV) is please to report that Alan Morris, the Qualified Person for the Company’s lithium projects in Nevada has been appointed to the Advisory Board…

Cruz Corporate Update

October 26, 2016 (Source) -- Cruz Capital Corp (TSXV: CUZ) (OTC Pink: BKTPF) (FSE: BRO2) is pleased to announce that company representatives will be presenting at the New Orleans Investment Conference held at the Hilton New Orleans October 26-29th. The New…

NioCorp Reports Highlights of 1st Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results

October 25, 2016 (Source) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. (“NioCorp” or the “Company”) (TSX:NB) (OTCQX:NIOBF) (FSE:BR3) today released highlights of its financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2016. The Company concluded the quarterly period with a cash balance of US$1.7 million, compared…

Alset Extends Close of Financing to October 31

October 25, 2016 (Source) -- Alset Energy Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ION) ("Alset" or "the Company") announces that it will keep its financing (see news release dated October 13, 2016) open until October 31, 2016 to raise up to $1 million on a…

iAnthus Capital Holdings Appoints Julius Kalcevich as Chief Financial Officer

October 24, 2016 (Source) -- Experienced Investment Banking Professional with Extensive Background in Corporate Finance, Strategy Development and Financial Management iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc., ("iAnthus" or the "Company") (CSE: IAN), which delivers a comprehensive solution for financing and managing licensed cannabis…

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,…
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