Uranium Junior NexGen Energy, The Next Big Takeout in Athabasca?

I believe that the last 3 press releases in August, describing 2 spectacular drill holes from Athabasca junior NexGen Energy (TSXV: NXE) makes it a question of when, not if, the company gets acquired. The most likely candidate is Fission Uranium. However, there's also the possibly of existing Athabasca players Denison, Areva, KEPCO, Rio Tinto and Cameco. Further, there's various…

Arafura Development Report reinforces robust project economics, rare earth production scheduled for 2019

Arafura Resources ('Arafura', ASX: ARU) will start production in 2019 with a 20,000 tons/year target featuring excellent project economics according to the Company’s ‘Development Report for the Nolans Project in the Northern Territory – the Nolans Development Report (NDR). The Report provides an updated picture for the project while serving as the preview to the Definitive Feasibility Study scheduled for…

Groundstar Resources Offers Compelling Risk/Reward in Next 6 Months

Lower-Risk Heavy Oil Production, Pristine Balance Sheet & Growing Cash Flow to Fuel Bigger Opportunities Groundstar Resources (TSXV: GSA) is a heavy oil developer & light oil explorer in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada. Groundstar is cash flow positive today, has zero debt drawn on a C$10 million credit facility and is sitting on C$1.9 million of cash. The company has 2 foreign…

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…

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…

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…

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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AELB grants full operating licence to Lynas

September 2, 2014 (Source: Malaysia Kini) -- With the Temporary Operating Licence (TOL) issued to the Lynas rare earths plant expiring today, the Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) has agreed to grant the controversial plant a Full Operating State…

Japan, India vow to boost strategic ties at Tokyo summit

September 1, 2014 (Source: Shanghai Daily) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held summit talks here Monday, and the two leaders decided to boost bilateral strategic ties and double Japan's investment in India…

NioCorp Adds Vice President, Finance

September 2, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce the appointment of Neal S. Shah to the position of Vice President, Finance. Neal is a graduate of the University of Colorado's…

Flinders Resources to Acquire Big North Graphite


Canada Strategic Metals Inc.: Request for Extension of the Maturity of the Warrants

September 2, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Canada Strategic Metals Inc. ("Canada Strategic Metals" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:CJC)(FRANKFURT:YXEN)(OTCBB:CJCFF) announces that, subject to required approvals from regulatory authorities, the Company will extend until November 10, 2015 the expiration date of warrants issued…

First wind farm spins in Samoa

August 29, 2014 (Source: Recharge News) -- Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar has completed Samoa's first wind farm. Located on the island of Upolu – home to nearly 75% of the population – the two-turbine, 550kW development will…

Fission Appoints Mr. Anthony Milewski to the Board

August 29, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- FISSION URANIUM CORP. (TSX VENTURE:FCU)(OTCQX:FCUUF)(FRANKFURT:2FU) ("Fission" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Anthony Milewski to the board of directors of Fission. Mr. Milewski is an expert on uranium industry…

Tony Abbott to visit India next week; uranium deal tops agenda

August 29, 2014 (Source: Indian Express) -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will undertake his first visit to India next week to further strengthen the strategic partnership and promote trade and investment between the two countries, which are also…

India’s Economy Grows 5.7% in Q1, Highest in More than 2 Years

August 29, 2014 (Source: Hindustan Times) -- The Indian economy expanded at its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years in April-June, data released Friday showed, amid signs that companies are producing, investing and hiring more, buoyed by the Narendra Modi-led government’s…

Indonesia Forms Special Council for Nuclear Technology

August 29, 2014 (Source: Jakarta Globe) -- The Ministry of Research and Technology said on Thursday that it was planning to form a special body that will advise the president on nuclear technology — including on the details of…

Brent oil rises on Ukraine crisis but heads for monthly fall

August 29, 2014 (Source: Reuters) -- Tensions mount over alleged Russian troops in Ukraine Ample supply, softening demand drag on prices OPEC output rises in Aug from July - survey U.S. oil prices supported by healthy GDP growth (Updates…

Scotland’s oil reserves: The Trillion-dollar question

August 29, 2014 (Source: CNBC) -- In less than a month the Scottish referendum on independence will take place. With emotions running high, the question of what happens to the North Sea's oil and gas reserves if Scotland votes…

Beijing should be cautious about lowering interest rates

August 29, 2014 (Source: Want China Times) -- The third round of quantitative easing in the United States is set to end in October. The US Federal Reserve may raise interest rates while China looks for the right timing…

Canada economy picks up in Q2

August 29, 2014 (Source: Global Post) -- Canada's economy picked up momentum in the second quarter after starting the year in a slump, with activity increased in most sectors, the government statistical agency said Friday. Growth rose to 0.8…

Google test drives airborne drones to deliver goods

August 29, 2014 (Source: Irish Times) -- Google is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the company said on Thursday. The effort, which Google calls Project Wing, marks the company’s latest…

Solar panel makers set for record shipments on strong demand

August 29, 2014 (Source: Montreal Gazette) -- Solar manufacturers are set to ship a record number of panels this year, with the largest makers expected to deliver 52 percent more panel between them than 2013.Hanwha SolarOne Co. saw "robust"…

U.S. Stocks Rise, Poised for Best Month Since February

August 29, 2014 (Source: Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised to cap the best monthly gain since February, as financial and technology shares advanced. The S&P 500 (SPX) added 0.2 percent to 2,000.85…
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