Gold breaks psychological barrier of $1,300/oz

The investor demand for gold as a safe haven asset in 2016 has been well documented with the yellow metal up around 30% so far this year. Gold has recently broken through the psychologically important barrier of $1300/oz and is still finding overall bidding interest despite the slight declines in the price during the last few weeks. This is no surprise given the overall weak economic growth…

Turkey – Treasure Chest or Lobster Trap?

In their heyday, one of the principles that the Rothschilds (supposedly) operated by was that the best time to invest was “when the blood was running in the streets”. In more recent times the mantra has been cited by Mark Mobius, the guru/PM of Templeton as a measure for testing emerging markets for investability. By this criteria Turkey would certainly be a very attractive market for bottom-fishers…

Graphene 101 — Adrian Nixon explains the basics

July 26, 2016 -- Who is making graphene and where — that is an important thing to know. The author of the new Global Graphene Manufacturing Report, Adrian Nixon, asked this basic question when writing his columns for InvestorIntel. Adrian was surprised there was no single authoritative source of information about the state of the art of graphene manufacture worldwide. So he has created one for InvestorIntel.…

H20 Innovation’s growing reach in the water and wastewater business

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July 26, 2016 -- H20 Innovation Inc. (TSXV: HEO | OTCQX: HEOFF) is known for its state of the art water and wastewater treatment systems. Through the years, the company has developed a strong knowledge of membrane filtration and a solid understanding of the water industry. It offers complete engineering services, in-house manufacturing and thorough after-sales service. The company is now in the process of acquiring Utility…

InvestorIntel Report: The big cobalt catch-up; Cruz makes another move; Investor excitement; Top performers

Here’s the big cobalt question: why did it take so long? By that, I mean, why did it take so long for the market, and miners, to realize that — with the expected huge surge in demand for lithium-ion batteries — there would also be a large rise in demand for cobalt. Sure, some people were aware of it. Back in 2007, for example, the CEO of a small…

HPQ Silicon confirms greater than 99.9% purity silicon metal, waits for next results

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc. (TSXV: HPQ) announced the results of multiple lab analyses showing PyroGenesis’ PurevapTm Quartz Vaporization Reactor (QVR) output at greater than 99.9% purity. This marks a significant threshold in the technology’s path to commercialization and shareholders should pay close attention as the final purity level in ppb (parts per billion) has yet to be determined because the impurities in the samples were below the…

Iron giants go separate lithium ways

If you look at the latest operational report out this week from global mining major Rio Tinto, it lists its Jadar lithium and borates project in Serbia as being one of its slate of early-stage projects. Indeed, the coverage of the report by the Australian Financial Review concluded with the remark that, of all Rio's new project line-up, Jadar was far and away the most exciting. Two…

Gold – the strategic investment metal

A funny thing happened after Great Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23. According to Reuters, the British people quickly rediscovered their need for some gold reassurance. From Reuters “After Brexit, ordinary Britons warm to gold as a safe haven” "Dealers are seeing an unprecedented amount of interest in gold, much of it from first-time buyers, to take advantage of its role as a safe…

Lifton challenges the WSJ editorial on Honda no longer using heavy rare earths

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This morning The Wall Street Journal editorial page, no less, “reports” that Honda will no longer use “heavy” rare earths in its “hybrid” car engines after 2017. What the WSJ editorial staff does not understand is that this is shilling for Honda and says nothing about the use of rare earths in general for EVs, electrified, not hybrid, vehicles. Honda is among the world’s largest manufacturers of…

Petersen on the challenges of storing electricity generated from solar panels

July 20, 2016 -- InvestorIntel senior editor John Petersen wrote here last week that "since our planet has roughly 5,500,000 MW of installed generating capacity, the 9,025 MW of installed new technology energy storage is little more than a tentative first step in the right direction. We’re all trying to figure out where the path leads from here." Now, in an interview with InvestorIntel Publisher Tracy Weslosky,…

Recycling Recycling: the great lithium challenge

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The first words of the title of this article are intended to be read, respectively, as an adjective and a noun. I want to address the topic of recycling with the focus of the discussion to encompass the conservation of the rare technology metals. Ironically the main driver for the extensive and — in the cases of iron, copper (the key technology metal) and lead — comprehensive…

Research on profitable gold mine price targets a 286% gain

Where would you find a publicly-listed rare earth company that makes a profit? Or a company that has a unique mix of rare and specialty metals such as zirconium, hafnium, and niobium with a profitable gold mine as well? Alkane Resources Ltd. (OTCQX: ANLKY | ASX: ALK) is the subject of a 32-page report by analyst Christopher Ecclestone of Hallgarten & Company. He has a 12-month price target on the company that,…

H2O Innovation acquisition to add $34.5M in topline revenues

H2O Innovation Inc (TSXV: HEO | OTCQX: HEOFF) reported on July 13 the $17 M acquisition of Utility Partners LLC, a US-base company specializing in the operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants. The news was well received by investors. The company closed up significantly last week rallying $0.19 or 13.8% to $1.67 and setting a new high. Shares have gained 51.82% year to date…

Vedanta gambles on zinc

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We draw attention to Zinc and its steady rise to a recent thirteen month high to $2,216/tonne on the 15th of July. With the metal generally one of the lesser used of the base metals, zinc last week rose due to concerns over a possible supply deficit. According to the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG), global zinc mine production declined by 8.1% y.o.y. in the…

InvestorIntel Report: Arafura stock boosts rare earths image; Gold miners re-ranked; Discoveries galore

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A rare earth company seeing its shares rise by 53.06% in a week? It’s an extraordinary event, and even more so because it seems to have entirely skipped the attention of the Australian financial press (so far as I can see from a news search). Such was the case with Arafura Resources Ltd. (ASX: ARU) which saw its shares gain from A$0.049 at the close on July 8, to have them at A$0.075 when trading finished on the following Friday, July 15 (and there were trades as…

Meredith on West Red Lake Gold building on one of the richest gold deposits in the world

July 16, 2016 - West Red Lake Gold Mines Inc. (CSE: RLG |  FWB: HYK |  OTC: HYLKF) is a Toronto based company focused on gold exploration and development in the prolific Red Lake gold district of northwestern Ontario, Canada. The Red Lake Gold District is host to some of the richest gold deposits in the world and has produced over 30 million ounces of gold from high grade zones.…

NioCorp and scandium — walking the walk

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When it comes to scandium, it seems to be have been a case of so many plans, so little scandium — quite a deal of talking the talk, not so much walking the walk. Until now. It may be only at the bench-testing level, but NioCorp Developments Ltd. (TSX: NB | OTCQX: NIOBF | FSE: BR3) has produced the first sample of scandium material from its Elk…

Understanding the cost of stationary energy storage

The next decade will be a challenging era for energy storage technology developers, but a highly profitable time for their raw material suppliers. It’s essentially the same dynamic that prevailed during the California Gold Rush when miners were dropping like flies but merchants who sold picks, shovels, shakers, pans and blue jeans smiled all the way to the bank. Historically, North America and Europe had plenty of…
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Otis Initiates 2016 Kilgore Drill Program

July 25, 2016 (Source) -- Otis Gold Corp. ("Otis" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:OOO)(OTC PINK:OGLDF) is pleased to announce that it has commenced a first phase 5,500-meter, 20-hole drill program at its flagship Kilgore Gold Project, Clark County, Idaho. This…

Cruz Capital Corp to Acquire Six Cobalt Prospects

July 25, 2016 (Source) -- Cruz Capital Corp (TSXV: CUZ) (OTC: BKTPF) has entered into a share purchase agreement with Cobalt Locaters Inc. The assets of Cobalt Locaters Inc. consist of 6 separate cobalt prospects. 4 are located in Ontario…

Eastplats Provides Update on Previously Announced

July 24, 2016 (Source) -- The new board of directors and new management of Eastern Platinum Limited ("Eastplats" or the "Company") (TSX:ELR)(JSE:EPS) continue to investigate the transactions undertaken and disclosed by prior management of the Company. On June 28, 2016,…

Electrovaya Joins the OTCQX Market in the United States

July 22, 2016 (Source) -- Electrovaya (TSX: EFL) (OTCQX: EFLVF) today announced that it has been approved to trade on the OTCQX Best Market in the United States under the symbol "EFLVF." Electrovaya will continue to trade on the Toronto…

Signature Announces Closing of Final Tranche of Private Placement

July 21, 2016 (Source) -- Signature Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:SGU)(OTC PINK:SGGTF) ("Signature" or the "Company") is pleased to announce today that it closed the second and final tranche (the "Second Tranche") of its unit (the "Units") financing (the "Financing") initially…

Harte Gold Closes Private Placement & Announces Strategic Investor

July 21, 2016 (Source) -- HARTE GOLD CORP. ("Harte Gold") (TSX:HRT)(OTC:HRTFF)(FRANKFURT:H4O) has raised gross proceeds of $4,050,000 pursuant to the closing on July 20, 2016 of a non-brokered private placement of 13,500,000 Units ("Units") priced at $0.30 per Unit. Each…

Cancana JV Discovers Gold Anomalies on Rondonia Property Package

July 19, 2016 (Source) -- Multi-commodity team returns early positive results Pan concentrate and soil sampling outlines multiple gold anomalies Reconnaissance pan program and soil sampling program continues Cancana Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CNY) (the "Company" or "Cancana") and its…

Green Swan Capital Corp. Site Visit

July 14, 2016 (Source) -- Green Swan Capital Corp. (GSW: TSX-V) (“Green Swan”) announces continuation of its exploration on its 100% owned cobalt property in the world-famous Sudbury Basin, Ontario including a recent site visit by management. Pictures of the…

Snipp to Host Live Webinar With Verizon on July 26th 2016

July 14, 2016 (Source) -- Snipp Interactive Inc. ("Snipp") (OTCQX:SNIPF)(TSX VENTURE:SPN), an international provider of marketing promotions, rebates and loyalty solutions listed on the OTCQX and the TSX Venture Exchange, will be hosting a live webinar on 'Marketing in the…
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