Rodeo – Round-up of Latin American Mining – Part 2

It seems a good moment to review what has transpired, what has changed and what might happen when financing improves.. This we shall do here on a country by country basis with Part 1 covering Argentina to Colombia. Part 2 covers Ecuador to Venezuela. Ecuador – Viva la Banana Unfortunately for miners this quintessential banana republic discovered oil and thus…

USRE targets billion dollar electronics industry with its europium rich deposit at Lemhi Pass

Rare earths recycling is one of the most often proposed solution to China’s monopoly, given the exorbitant OPEX and CAPEX costs faced by the newly emerging rare earths miners (on average at least USD$ 1.5 billion). A mobile phone alone can contain several rare earths and similar metals such as yttrium. Used and discarded mobile phones alone can yield significant…

Seair’s ‘genius’ greentech patent increases production and revenue for the oil & gas sector

October 23, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Jeffrey M. Seibert, CEO of Seair Inc. (‘Seair’, TSXV: SDS), a Calgary-based cleantech company, specialized in technologies for gas based water treatment, about its recent deal with Newalta Corporation (Newalta). Seair will supply its patented diffusion technology to adjust the acidity (pH) in wastewater prior to deep…

Gluskin on Eastgate’s revolutionary technology to throw out the needle in the treatment of diabetes

October 23, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Anna Gluskin, CEO and Director for EastGate Acquisitions Corporation (‘Eastgate’, OTCBB: ESAQ) about its proprietary technology to treat diabetes. Insulin is crucial for treating diabetes but it relies on a needle delivery system (four or five times a day). This has made this disease more insidious than…

Triton Minerals Beats All Expectations with Maiden JORC Resource

On October 21st, Triton Minerals (ASX: TON) announced its much anticipated maiden JORC compliant mineral resource estimate for the Nicanda Hill graphite deposit at the Balama North project in Mozambique. The company's management team promised it would be good, and they more than delivered. Not only is the maiden resource the largest known in the world, but it includes both…

McDonald’s losses reflect the end of the ‘golden age’ of fast food

McDonald's has made fast food popular around the world and becoming synonymous with the burger, fries and soft drink combo. Its business model has been copied everywhere, leading the onslaught of franchise businesses that extend from burgers to tacos and coffee. However, for the past ten months the famous restaurant chain has suffered a malaise that seems inexorable. The Golden…

American Sands Energy Makes Important Progress on Permitting

American Sands Energy (NASDAQ: AMSE) is a pre-production oil company with oil sands resources located near Sunnyside, Utah. It proposes to mine oil sands ore using conventional mining techniques and a licensed, proprietary solvent to extract oil from the oil sands. The solvent and off-the-shelf equipment has been tested extensively at pilot-scale. The company's water-free process produces heavy oil and…

Rodeo – Round-up of Latin American Mining – Part One

Pre-2000, much of LatAm was off-limits to foreign miners and had been (with the exception of sporadic openings (and closings) since the Second World War. As a result much of the mining sector had languished. Some countries, (notably Chile and Peru) had seen nationalization of substantial foreign interests. With the opening of the economies, the ASX miners were first in…

Levon acquires 10% of one of Nevada’s most promising precious metals assets

Last week, the precious metals explorer Levon Resources (‘Levon’, TSX: LVN | OTCQX: LVNVF) announced that the company has entered into an agreement with the emerging gold producer Pershing Gold Corporation to purchase a total of USD$ 9.85 million worth of its shares (35,178,572 ordinary shares). This corresponds to 9.9% of the total. In a separate release, Levon has announced that the company…

The impact of ebola and oil wildcards on the global economy

Global economy: IMF points to fissures, downside and short-term risks Financial markets danced wildly in the first half of October as investors contemplated the importance of economic indicators and realized the global economy is showing signs of weakness. The IMF released its biannual World Economic Outlook in October pointing to downward revision in global economic growth for the second half…

Stans Energy can use the new geopolitical order in its quest for justice

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Stans Energy Corp. (TSXV: HRE | OTCQX: HREEF) announced that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued an order prohibiting the Kyrgyz Republic and Kyrgyzaltyn JSC  “from selling, disposing, exchanging, assigning, transferring, pledging or encumbering 47,000,000 shares  in the capital of Centerra Gold Inc. (which is operating the Kumtor Gold Mine near Bishkek). Stans obtained the order as part…

The economics of Ebola

The World Heath Organization (WHO) has labeled the current Ebola outbreak a major epidemic if not the most significant health crisis of modern times. Without health funding, it has potential to become a significant economic crisis. The Ebola outbreak has now killed more than 4,000 people, according to the World Health Organization. Until now compared to HIV/AIDS or the Spanish…

Market Movers of the Week: Stria Lithium +16.67%, Energizer Resources +11.11% & Mason Graphite +10.71%

Did you catch the news Theralase Technologies Inc. put out last week about their partnership with SAFC in the manufacturing of anti-cancer drugs? Allow me to congratulate them for their ongoing efforts towards the elimination of pain, reduction of inflammation and dramatic acceleration of tissue healing in our planet as they averaged up the InvestorIntel biotech members to +0.45% for the week -- TSXV:…

The Ebola health crisis is shaking up the iron ore sector

Since last July, there have been rumors of a merger between the Australian mining group Rio Tinto and the Swiss metal trading giant Glencore, which has long wanted to secure a major position in the iron ore market. Glencore’s iron ore quest might well be linked to its attempts to increase business with China. Rio Tinto has rejected Glencore’s advances;…

Smart Wearable Electronics Systems (SWS) mark the beginning of yet another era in consumer electronics

The unveiling of the Apple Watch (NASDAQ: AAPL) in September marked a new era in consumer electronics. Apple isn’t the first vendor to come up with wearable electronics as for example Fitbit, but Apple’s market recognition and reach suggest wearable electronics are shifting well past the guaranteed enthusiasm of early adopters toward mainstream consumers, marking the beginning of yet another…

Solar companies make hay while sun shines on industry

In the past year I've become much more bullish on the prospects for distributed solar generation. Distributed simply means that the energy production, in this case solar energy, is produced at or near the place where it's consumed. Don't get me wrong, solar still enjoys some State and Federal kickbacks, but even without that help solar will definitely become competitive…

NexGen Energy proving to be an appetizing investment target

NexGen Energy Ltd. (‘NexGen’, TSXV: NXE) is a British Columbia based company involved in exploring and acquiring uranium projects in Canada and especially in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin, where it has 100% holdings and controlling interests in promising projects, one of which, the Radio Project, is immediately adjacent to Rio Tinto's Roughrider Deposit. Today, NexGen announced that it has signed an…
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Risen Energy Plans $600 Million Mexican Solar Farm, Daily Says

October 24, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Risen Energy Co. (300118), a Chinese solar-panel maker, expects to invest $600 million to build a 300-megawatt solar-power project in Mexico, China Daily reported. The company plans to complete the project in Durango…

Iraq’s oil exports rising in October despite unrest

October 24, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals are holding close to a record high in October and Kurdish shipments are climbing, a further sign that fighting has not derailed an expansion of supplies…

Rapid UK economic growth slows slightly in third-quarter

October 24, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Britain's rapid economic recovery eased in the three months to September, as services output growth slowed and manufacturing expanded at the weakest pace in 18 months, official data showed on Friday. Gross domestic…

WHO: Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses Ready in 2015

October 24, 2014 (Source: ABC News) -- The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March. Still,…

Levon Resources Ltd. Announces a USD $1 Million Private Placement

October 24, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Levon Resources Ltd. (the Company) (TSX: LVN) (OTCQX: LVNVF) (BERLIN: LO9) (FRANKFURT: LO9) is pleased to announce it is undertaking a USD $1 million private placement (the "Placement"). A total of 4,400,000 common…

Seair Announces Warrant Expiry Date Amendment

October 23, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Seair Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SDS) ("Seair" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received conditional approval of the TSX Venture Exchange to the extension of the expiry date of its 18,619,106…

Gold Demand in India, China on the Rise

October 23, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Appetite for physical gold in India and China has rebounded in recent days, with low prices boosting demand during India’s Diwali festival, the country’s biggest gold-buying occasion of the year. Demand…

The Swiss Gold Vote: Should Investors Worry?

October 23, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- Should the Swiss National Bank SNBN.EB -0.37% buy gold? Lots and lots of gold? The country’s electorate goes to the polls on Nov. 30 to decide. If it’s a yes, the…

Graphene Oxide New Tool in Fight Against Diseases

October 22, 2014 (Source: Korea Herald) -- A leading South Korean biochemistry researcher believes graphene oxide ― oxidized sheets of carbon atoms ― will eventually play a key role in conquering hepatitis C, cancer and genetic diseases. This is mainly…

iRobot Reports Third-Quarter Financial Results

October 21, 2014 (Source: PR Newswire) -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 27, 2014. "I am pleased to report an outstanding third quarter, with…

NioCorp Announces Terms of Its Special Warrant Financing

October 22, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE U.S. NEWSWIRE OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce the terms of its previously announced private…
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