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Largo Resources on how to outrun an 800lb gorilla

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With the ramp-up of production by Largo Resources (TSXV: LGO) at its Maracas Menchen mine located in Bahia state in Brazil the company, as the most available primary Vanadium mine, looks like the type of tempting morsel that would appeal to a predator, such as Glencore. In this note we shall look at the state of play now the mine is…

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Medallion takes major step toward commercialization of its monazite strategy

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Neodymium, dysprosium or praseodymium are exotic sounding rare metals but they are not geologically limited. As with many other mineral resources, new deposits are regularly identified. Recently Greenland and India have attracted fresh interest over their potential to produce and supply rare earth elements - REE. The issue is far less the identification than it is the accessibility of REE’s;…

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Deveron Resources officially enters the graphite and zinc market with targeted acquisition

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Deveron Resources Ltd. (‘Deveron’, TSXV: DVR), a diversified mineral exploration company (whose majority – 65.8% - shareholder is Greencastle Resources Ltd., ‘Greencastle’) has announced a new zinc and graphite discovery in Ontario related to a Greencastle Resources (TSXV: VGN) property - Rockstone - near Thunder Bay, Ontario. Deveron will earn a 60% interest in the property over a three year…

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Strong graphite market news flow sets the pace for a market turnaround

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Graphite Market Review: Of the graphite stocks InvestorIntel tracks, market performance for the week ended October 24th was up for the first time in at least 4 weeks, by +3.88% versus InvestorIntel members that were up +5.05%. There was a number of outsized positive performers in the past week. Kibaran Resources Ltd. (ASX: KNL) was up 35.00%. Zenyata Ventures Ltd. (TSXV:…

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Uranium – De Profundis

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Seems like an opportune time when all are universally negative to turn positive on a metal’s fortune. I have used "De Profundis" in titles in reference to Zinc in the past and now that metal seems to have broken out of its swoon. The term actually comes from Psalm 130, which starts off, in the Latin version, with “De profundis…

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Hostilities between China and Japan heat up in the American Courtroom over Patents

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From the point of view of China -- Japan is the number one competitor/impediment to its total domination of the global rare earth industry at its currently most profitable point, the manufacture and sale both of the components and of the myriad of consumer devices enabled by the electromagnetic properties of the rare earths. The economic system of the People’s…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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American Sands Energy Makes Important Progress on Permitting

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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…

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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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:…
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Medallion Initiates Laboratory-Scale Rare Earth Monazite Processing

October 30, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Medallion Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MDL)(OTCQB:MLLOF)(FRANKFURT:MRD) ("Medallion" or the "Company") today announced the initiation of lab-scale extraction tests of rare earths from monazite. The extraction will use the standard commercial monazite process to produce a…

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Alabama Graphite Announces Over $2MM in Voluntary Warrant Exercises

October 29, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) -- Alabama Graphite Corp. ("Alabama Graphite" or the "Company") (TSX-V:ALP) (OTCQX:ABGPF) (FRANKFURT: 1AG WKN: A1J35M) (ISIN# CA0102931080) is pleased to announce that holders of share purchase warrants which were issued pursuant to the Company's $2.1mm…

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Deveron Options Zinc/Graphite Property from Greencastle

October 29, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Deveron Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DVR) ("Deveron" or "the Company"), is pleased to report that the Company has entered into a letter agreement with Greencastle Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:VGN) ("Greencastle") relating to Greencastle's Rockstone Zinc…

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Seair Inc. Completes Private Placement Financing

October 28, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES. ANY FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS RESTRICTION MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF U.S. SECURITIES LAWS. Seair Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SDS) (the…

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Fission Hits 24.87% U3O8 Over 7.5M (LINE 510E); Expands R780E Zone

October 27, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- FISSION URANIUM CORP. ("Fission" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:FCU)(OTCQX:FCUUF)(FRANKFURT:2FU) is pleased to announce summer assay results from an additional 13 holes drilled on the R780E zone at its Patterson Lake South (PLS) property in…

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IMF Forced to Raise Key Lending Rate to Protect Lender Nations

October 27, 2014 (Source: Wall Street Journal) -- The International Monetary Fund has been facing a perverse scenario: Key interest rates slipping into negative territory could have forced its member nations to pay interest for the privilege of bailing out other…

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NioCorp Options Archie Lake Property

October 27, 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 signing of an option agreement (the…

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Homestake Reports on Corporate Matters

October 24, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Homestake Resource Corporation (TSX VENTURE:HSR)(FRANKFURT:B6IH) ("Homestake" or the "Company") reported that the shareholders have approved a Shareholder Right Plan at its annual general meeting held on October 22, 2014. The Shareholder Rights Plan was…

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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…
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