Rare Element Resources delivers “better than expected” Pre-Feasibility Study for its Rare Earth Project

August 28, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel, speaks to Randy Scott, President, CEO & Director of Rare Element Resources (‘RER’, TSX: RES | NYSE MKT: REE) about the Company’s Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) on the Bear Lodge Project, which was published on August 26.  Randy said that one of the most significant points of the PFS is…

Opportunities for investment into licensed medical marijuana producers hit the market this week

Investors seeking exposure to the Canadian medical marijuana industry now have more investment opportunities thanks to with OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSXV: OGI) and Bedrocan Cannabis Corp. (TSXV: BED) whose stocks drew significant attention this week. Until this week, Tweed (TSXV: TWD) remained the only publicly traded marijuana company with a Licensed Producer status from Health Canada. Since Health Canada’s new…

MLPs in Mining – the Path Less Travelled

While financing in the first half of 2014 has been a quantum leap healthier than in the truly dire days of 2013, the reactivation (if I dare call it that) is certainly not rambunctious and it has not concluded anything that we would call innovative. However we might note that Royalty funds and those that use the Silver Wheaton-type model…

Niocorp on the path to global niobium leadership

Niobium is one of fourteen metals or groups of metals that the Council of Europe has identified as critical. The United States National Research Council considers it even more important, listing it as one of the five "most critical" metals. Niobium carries great economic importance, made all the more so by its high level of supply risk. As has been…

Agnico Eagle working towards increasing Homestake Resources gold and silver grade

Homestake Resource Corp (‘Homestake’, TSXV: HSR) is developing the gold and silver in northwestern British Columbia. It is part of the same stratigraphic assemblage of rocks as the Brucejack gold project, which was shown to contain several million ounces of gold (13 million ounces of gold and 62 million ounces of silver) and other gold-silver deposits hosted in lower Hazelton…

Clausi on Arcan Resources: My Debt trumps your Equity

Imagine going to your bank and saying, “My mortgage is almost due but I can’t pay it, so here’s a 27% discount on what I owe you, and I’m going to keep the rest because I feel like it.” Arcan Resources Ltd. tried doing that. Arcan produces light, sweet oil from the Swan Hills area of the Western Canadian Sedimentary…

Epstein Interviews Don Baxter of Focus Graphite

The following exclusive interview of Don Baxter, President & COO of Focus Graphite (TSXV: FMS | OTCQX: FCSMF), was conducted on August 18-20 by phone and email. Focus Graphite is a leading contender to be one of the first graphite producers into action. According to Mr. Baxter, Focus could be up and running in 2016. A takeaway from this comprehensive…

Largo Resources starts production at lowest risk vanadium mine in the world

Largo Resources (‘Largo’, TSXV: LGO) Largo Resources completed the first production of vanadium pentoxide at the Maracas Vanadium Project – now renamed ‘The Vanadio de Maracas Menchen Mine’ (Maracas for short) in honor of Kurt Menchen, Largo's President of Brazilian Operations.  Largo said it has tested the product at its laboratory, designed to meet all the specifications required in the…

Energizer – Charging for the Next Phase

A balmier breeze has been blowing through the halls, where graphite stocks lay shivering for a long while, and that has turned the focus (pardon the pun) back onto the carbon sub-sector and its more serious players. The graphite sector was never as over-run with wannabes as the Rare Earth space, so there was never the need for mass attrition…

Anfield Resources, the Next Conventional U.S. Uranium Producer

Anfield Resources (TSXV: ARY | OTCQB: ANLDF) is a dual-commodity play focused on uranium and copper in the U.S and Chile. For the purposes of this article, I will discuss an extremely important development concerning the company's uranium business. Anfield's copper assets and the opportunities it has to build a formidable copper business in conjunction with a strategic partner is…

Mercedes Benz has better ‘driverless’ car solution than Google…for now

In the United States there are many companies, especially Google, which have been experimenting with self-driving or ‘driverless’ cars. As someone who loves to drive and who prefers old style manual transmissions and unassisted steering, the idea of technology that makes a mockery of the skill and pride of driving a car is rather bittersweet. In fact it is very…

InvestorIntel Special Report: Rare Earth Industry Leaders on U.S. Bill HR 4883

August 13, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel, speaks to leaders from the rare earths sector in the United States to gauge their support for HR Bill 4883. On June 17 of this year, US House Representative, Steve Stockman, introduced Bill HR 4883 “to provide for the establishment of a National Rare-Earth Refinery Cooperative, and for other…

Mason Graphite expands resource and stock moves +25% in July

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Mason Graphite Inc. ("Mason", TSX.V: LLG | OTCQX: MGPHF) has the potential to deliver very high purity graphite – up to 99.9% graphitic carbon content - in response to new industrial applications, using traditional processes, which require relatively modest investment. On July 29, Mason expanded its resource, announcing the discovery of high-grade intersections graphite in the northeastern extension of Lake…
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Europe Power – Spot prices rise on solar power output drop

August 27, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- European spot power prices rose on Thursday on forecasts for a drop in solar production in Germany and France, while tensions between Ukraine and Russia supported year-ahead prices. German day-ahead baseload for Friday…

Russian Recession Risk Seen at Record High Amid Sanctions

August 28, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- The chance of Russia’s economy tipping into a recession is rising as the escalating crisis in Ukraine raises the risk of the government in Moscow retaliating with further import bans, according to a survey…

Russia’s Uralkali H1 Net Profit Falls Less Than Expected

August 28, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Russia's Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer, said on Thursday its first-half net profit fell 7 percent year-on-year due to lower prices for the crop nutrient. Uralkali quit a powerful trading alliance with Belarus…

Cool Roofs in China Can Save Energy and Reduce Emissions

August 28, 2014 (Source: Berkeley Lab) -- Working with Chinese researchers, the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has conducted the first comprehensive study of cool roofs in China and concluded that they would be effective in…

Great Lakes Graphite Adds Depth to Board and Management Team

August 28, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Great Lakes Graphite Inc. ("Great Lakes"the "Company") (TSXV: GLK) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Brad Barnett as a new member of the Board. Mr. Barnett joins the Great…

Apple May Unveil iWatch on September 9

August 28, 2014 (Source: Sydney Morning Herald) -- Apple's first smartwatch - dubbed the iWatch - may be unveiled as soon as next month alongside the much-anticipated iPhone 6. Technology news site Re/code has reported the tech giant will announce…

3D Printed Nose Wins Design Award

August 28, 2014 (Source: Victoria University of Wellington) -- A Victoria University of Wellington design student is the New Zealand finalist for the James Dyson Award 2014 for his Master’s project—a 3D printed prosthetic nose. Zach Challies, under the supervision…

Oil Steadies Around $103 on Ample Supply

August 28, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Brent crude oil steadied around $103 a barrel on Thursday, not far above 14-month lows on ample supply and lacklustre demand as global economic growth remained tepid. Oil supply is expected to exceed demand…

China Private Energy Firm Wins Rare Crude Oil Import Permit

August 28, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- China's Guanghui Energy has received a crude oil import licence from the government, becoming one of only a few private firms to win the sought-after licence as Beijing slowly loosens its grip on the…

OPEC Oil Output Rises in August As Libyan Recovery Holds

August 28, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- OPEC's oil production has risen in August from July, a Reuters survey found on Thursday, as a recovery in Libyan supply held up and Angola and Iran boosted supplies, outweighing a further decline in…

Wall Street Dips on Ukraine Concerns Despite Strong Data

August 28, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday after Ukraine's president said Russian forces had been brought into his country, bringing concerns over the volatile region back into focus and overshadowing some positive economic data. Worries over…

Economy in U.S. Expands 4.2%, More Than Previously Forecast

August 28, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- The economy in the U.S. expanded more than previously forecast in the second quarter, propelled by the biggest gain in business investment in more than two years that bodes well for the rest of…

Paladin Energy: Financial Report for Year Ended 30 June 2014

August 28, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Paladin Energy Ltd ("Paladin" or "the Company") (TSX:PDN)(ASX:PDN) announces the release of its consolidated Financial Report for the year ended 30 June 2014. The Financial Report is appended to this News Release. HIGHLIGHTS  OPERATIONS…

DuSolo Obtains Operational License for Mining Site at Bomfim

August 28, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- DuSolo Fertilizers Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DSF)(PINKSHEETS:ELGSF)(FRANKFURT:E6R) ("DuSolo" or "the Company") is very pleased to report it has received the Operational license (Licença de Operação) for mining phosphate at the Company's Santiago Target. The License was…

iBio Receives European Patent Allowances for Protein Expression Technology

August 28, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- iBio, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IBIO), a leader in plant-based biotechnology for developing and manufacturing biological products, received notices of intention to grant for two European patent applications claiming novel protein expression technologies. The first…

Avino Re-Starts Mining Operations at the Avino Mine

August 28, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ASM)(NYSE MKT:ASM)(FRANKFURT:GV6) ("Avino" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Avino Mine and the re-starting of mining operations. The Avino Mine is located…

Rubber Meets the Road with New ORNL Carbon, Battery Technologies

August 28, 2014 (Source: ORNL) -- Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National…

Japan to Import Rare Earth from India – Nikkei

August 28, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Japan and India will next week agree to jointly produce mixed rare earth, with Japan set to start importing from India in 2015 as it tries to wean itself of its reliance on China,…
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