Commodities hope: some analysts see light at end of tunnel

Are we reading the wrong signals when it comes to the outlooks for metals? Apart from the bounce on Tuesday at the London Metal Exchange, it has been a pretty terrible time for traded metals and energy. Gold has been bashed around, Goldman Sachs is now forecasting $20/barrel oil (the world is apparently running out of storage capacity as the…

Anthony Marchese of Texas Rare Earth presents at the Technology Metals Summit

Watch Anthony Marchese, Chairman of Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) present being one of the lowest cost technology metal projects in the world during the InvestorIntel Technology Metals Summit on October 14, 2015 in Toronto. Explaining how the Texas Rare Earth Resources’ model is profitable “even today”, using internal Chinese prices, he explains how the project risk is mitigated by non-REE by-product…

Tailings Dams and Due Diligence – Questions for the Board, shareholders and potential investors

A large tailings dam has burst. Its contents; millions of tonnes of sludge, a muddy deluge, have spewed forth and destroyed a local village with tragic loss of life. The tidal wave of man-made misery and despair continues seemingly unstoppable contaminating water ways, destroying the ecology so necessary to the local indigenous people, polluting water sources, on its way downstream.…

Argentina Unshackled

Observers from outside Argentina have gone on a frenzied romp of self-congratulation hailing the change in the Argentine Presidency in last week’s elections as something akin to a Revolution. Once again though we find that simplistic formulas are being used and the nuances of what has happened being ignored. The situation still has the potential to be a wild ride…

An emerging force in the plasma technology sector

Analysts have now recognized PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (TSXV: PYR | OTCQB: PYRNF) as an emerging force in the plasma technology sector (Ubika Research Report). PyroGenesis has successfully shifted from a focus on research and development, to commercializing their line of plasma processes, as seen through their assorted list of commercial clients which includes the US Navy and Air Force, as well…

The Temptation of Data

Everyone wants happiness, no one wants pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain. Not sure where that's originally from but it sums up BigData. We as individuals are constantly instantly detectable by a plethora of data points. Every time your smart phone shakes hands with a cell network or connects to a Wi-Fi anywhere, a “smart”…

Canadian Metals to broaden silicon product offerings

On November 18, 2015 Canadian Metals Inc. (CSE:CME) announced that it plans to enhance its strategic options with the introduction of a Hybrid Flex concept for its planned ferrosilicon production plant based on its Langis quartzite deposit in Matapedia Quebec. The novel approach would allow the facility to shift production between ferrosilicon and metallurgical grade silicon depending on market needs.…

A silver lining for one technology metal

Did you know that up to 25% of hospital keyboards are contaminated with the Super Bug MRSA, a strain of staph bacteria resistant to antibiotics? That news was published earlier this year in the academic journal Infection Control, in an article from experts at  the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. And why am I telling you this? Because…

Nemaska Lithium Gets Best Girl at the Dance

In the mining space these days there are announcements and there are announcements. Some are forced on companies by regulatory bodies that require any sort of agreement to be announced, no matter how skeletal (this is particularly the case in Australia and the UK), some are genuine announcements with fleshed out details that move forward the market’s knowledge and perceptions…

The Hip Bone is Connected to the Lithium Bone

After a lifetime of sports, MyLovelyLady recently had hip replacement surgery. That's not a big deal - according to the Canadian Joint Replacement Registry there were roughly 49,000 hip replacements in Canada in a 12 month period over 2013 - 14. What is a big deal is that she was walking up stairs the day after a full hip replacement.…

End of Russian palladium exports may result in world market shortage

Russia may significantly reduce exports of strategic rare earth elements to foreign markets during the next several years, despite the recently announced state plans for a significant expansion of their domestic production. It is planned that at the initial stage such restrictions will apply to palladium, huge reserves of which were accumulated by the country during the Soviet era, which allowed…

Angelo on gold producing Anaconda being debt free and trending towards a longer mine life

November 17, 2015 — Dustin Angelo, President, CEO and Director of Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX) in an interview with InvestorIntel Publisher Tracy Weslosky discuss the recently updated mineral resource estimate, which conforms to NI 43-101 standards and how this may extend the mine life for another 10 years. They also discuss how Anaconda has increased property claims 10 times…

The dark clouds over Europe

Before leaving Sydney a few weeks ago, I half-joked that we were off to Paris to see Europe once again before it disappeared. Now, sitting in the City of Light, that line doesn’t seem in the least bit funny. Everybody should be intensely worried. The two most important powers, Germany and France, are showing themselves weak-kneed in dealing with the…

The agricultural (and investment) micronutrient advantage of Cancana manganese

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Cancana Resources Corp (TSXV: CNY) is establishing itself through a joint venture, as a producer, high-grade manganese for agriculture, a niche market that we believe to grow in line with expansion of the world’s agricultural needs to feed a growing population. In practice this offers excellent prospects for Cancana but I found that there is a fundamental problem to this…

Highway to the Western Lithium Zone

I’m guessing that proximity is becoming one of the three favorite words of Western Lithium’s (TSX:WLC | OTCQX:WLCDF) shareholders. Much of the world’s lithium is produced by Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM) and FMC (NYSE:FMC) from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Australia and eastern China, and is shipped long distances to battery makers in Asia. But Western Lithium…

Russian government to ease resource investment access for foreign investors

The Russian government has approved a package of legislative acts, which eases access of foreign investors to the country’s largest mineral deposits. In accordance with new rules, foreign investors will be able to conduct exploration and development of Russia’s strategic oil, gas as well as mining fields and to purchase up to 49% stake in them (under certain circumstances). In…
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Geomega Resources Inc.: Annual Meeting Results

November 24, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Geomega Resources Inc. ("GéoMégA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GMA) announces that shareholders have approved all resolutions put forth at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders ("Annual Meeting") held in Montreal, Quebec, on Monday, November…

Tandem solar cells are simply better

November 23, 2015 (Source: EMPA) -- Stacking two solar cells one over the other has advantages: Because the energy is “harvested” in two stages, and overall the sunlight can be converted to electricity more efficiently. Empa researchers have come up…

Lynas to avoid rare earths ‘price casino’

November 23, 2015 (Source: Business Spectator) -- Australian miner Lynas Corporation said it is striving for price stability in the volatile rare earths market, moving to fixed contracts and other arrangements with a number of customers rather than continuing to "play at the…

Gold drops towards 6-year low on dollar, US rate hike view

November 23, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold fell on Monday towards the near six-year low it reached last week on a robust dollar and upbeat comments from Federal Reserve officials on a possible U.S. rate hike next month. Spot gold…

Moroccan solar plant to bring energy to a million people

November 23, 2015 (Source: BBC) -- A giant plant using energy from the Sun to power a Moroccan city at night will open next month. The solar thermal plant at Ouarzazate will harness the Sun's warmth to melt salt, which…

Miraculins Announces Extension of Secured Loans

November 23, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Miraculins Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MOM) (the "Company"), a medical diagnostic company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing diagnostic tests and risk assessment technologies for unmet clinical needs, today announces that it has entered into amending…

Nemaska Lithium Appoints Francois Biron to Board of Directors

November 23, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Nemaska Lithium Inc. ("Nemaska Lithium" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:NMX)(OTCQX:NMKEF) is pleased to announce that Francois Biron has joined the Board of Directors. Mr. Biron joins the existing 7 board members as an independent…

Elcora Resources Closes Convertible Loan Agreement

November 20, 2015 (Source: Accesswire) -- Troy Grant, President and CEO of ELCORA RESOURCES CORP. (TSXV: ERA) (FSE: ELM), (the "Company" or "Elcora"), is pleased to announce that the Company has closed the previously announced C$1,388,040 two-year syndicated limited recourse…

Gold extends gains on rebound from near six-year lows

November 20, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold edged higher on Friday, extending the previous day's rally, as expectations that the Federal Reserve will take its time over raising interest rates prompted a wave of short covering after prices hit…

ECB willing to act fast to boost inflation, says Draghi

November 20, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- The European Central Bank is ready to act quickly to boost anaemic inflation in the euro zone, its president said on Friday, offering the strongest hint yet that the bank will unveil fresh stimulus…

Oil trades near three-month low as excess supply takes toll

November 20, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Brent crude oil futures traded near three-month lows on Friday as the pressure of a persistent supply glut quashed any optimism about a price recovery. An early rally in Brent crude proved difficult to…

Gold Slump Slows as Fed Says It’s Prepared Market for Rate Rise

November 20, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Gold held above a five-year low as Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said that U.S. policy makers have done their best to prepare markets for the first interest-rate increase since 2006. Bullion is set…

Anaconda Mining Announces Election of Directors

November 20, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda" or the "Company") – (TSX: ANX) is pleased to announce that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular for the 2015 Annual and Special Meeting were elected as directors…

The chart that says crude oil is going to $26

November 19, 2015 (Source: CNBC) -- Crude oil futures briefly dipped below $40 a barrel on Wednesday, as crude's November drop continues. And one technical analyst sees oil falling much lower even from these levels. Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com…

Central Banks Fight to Ensure Crisis Toolkits Become the Norm

November 19, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Unconventional tools deployed by central bankers from Frankfurt to Washington to mitigate the economic fallout of the financial crisis may be conventional when the time comes to combat the next downturn. The Federal Open…

Saudi Oil Minister Says OPEC With Others to Stabilize Market

November 19, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Saudi Arabia is working with other OPEC members and producers from outside the group to stabilize the market, Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said. The global economy is going through an unstable period, al-Naimi…

Gold edges off near six-year low as dollar dips

November 19, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Gold prices edged higher on Thursday, recovering from near six-year lows as the dollar took a breather after a run of gains, though the precious metal remained under pressure from expectations a U.S. rate…

Oil price firmer as bargain hunters dip into market

November 19, 2015 (Source: Reuters) -- Oil prices rose on Thursday with some investors keen to buy at what they think are bargain levels, but persistent gluts of crude and refined fuel kept gains limited. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were…
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