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Next Steps at Great Lakes Graphite

next steps Great Lakes Graphite Inc. (TSXV: GLK) is holding its shareholder meeting today in Toronto, Ontario. Since no nominees apart from management’s slate of directors has appeared, it’s probable that management's nominees will be elected to execute on the company’s business plan. The shareholder circular is here at SEDAR. Also on the agenda are the usual shareholder house-keeping proposals. It is this team, led by Paul Gorman, CEO, that will have to propel the company's business plan forward, driven in part by the June 17/15 press release in which Great Lakes Graphite announced the completion of its inaugural mineral resource estimate for…

Cobre Montana – this lithium extraction company is evolving…

Cobre-Montana The upcoming shareholder meeting for Cobre Montana NL (ASX: CXB) is important in the company's evolution. For the shareholders to make their will known to the board, shareholders are encouraged to vote at the annual general meeting, to be held on July 15/15 in Belmont, Western Australia. The notice of the meeting is here. The company had announced on May 20, 2015 that it had made a breakthrough in lithium extraction technology, to produce continuous, steady state production of lithium carbonate from micas, using hydrometallurgical processes. This breakthrough removes the need for roasting, an energy intensive and costly process. CSB's…

Northern Graphite – Purity Matters

Purity matters in graphite because a higher carbon content and larger mesh size usually translate to higher value. No two graphite deposits are the same. A review of Northern Graphite's press releases shows that it has spent considerable effort educating the markets about the special purity of its Bissett Creek graphite deposit. Northern Graphite's latest substantive press release (not including the MD&A and financials) from March 2, 2015 looked at the independent testing results carried out on that graphite by NGS Naturgraphit GmbH. Naturgraphit tested large flake and combined XXL / XL flake concentrates for volatile matter, moisture content, ash…

The big business of age-management through skin pre-testing

Miraculins-1 It was my perception in meeting Miraculins Inc. (TSXV: MOM), CEO Chris Moreau last night that he is dedicated to his company and truly wants to help people. Miraculins have a diagnostic device for painless screening of pre-diabetes that has the potential for many other uses, called the Scout DS® - I told him about the time I had a diabetes screening and was bruised halfway up my arm. Because of this, the Scout's needle free, light activated test really appeals to me. This morning Miraculins announced they will present a peer reviewed scientific poster at the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology. The poster will present…

Great Lakes Graphite to get into the game earlier

GLK graphite The talk of late about batteries has been great for the graphite industry. The Tesla Powerwall batteries that Elon Musk wants to put into homes, to be powered by the sun, is being called the ‘democrizitation of energy.’ These batteries need a great deal of graphite, yet there has been no graphite produced in North America since 1991. For this reason Great Lakes Graphite Inc. (TSXV: GLK), is bringing in graphite from Brazil to be processed at their facility in Matheson Ontario. After announcing news about progress towards commercialization May 28th, the stock rose from $0.10 to $0.14 CAD by…

InvestorIntelReport: It’s all about batteries.

tesla-powerwall InvestorIntelReport for May 2015: Though the news lately has been consolidation of the Chinese rare earth companies, the talk elsewhere this month was about batteries. This was very good for lithium and graphite stocks. There was news about graphite everywhere from Elon Musk's powerwall batteries to mention in the US senate; specifically our members Graphite One and rare earth company Ucore Rare Metals deposits' in Alaska were discussed. Numbers for May were up and down, yet on average our members were up 6.65%. The sector that did the best was Graphite and Graphene, up 22.06%.  This was no surprise after all…

Spratly Islands’ dispute redirects investors to Hastings heavy rare earths

spratly China is expanding the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in contested waters that the US is following closely. A little too closely the Chinese think. This could affect the rare earth trade that China controls. As a result, the west will be looking more closely at deposits outside of China, like the one in Australia owned by Hastings Rare Metals Ltd, (ASX: HAS). Tensions in the Spratly Islands have sparked interest in what these events may do to the price of rare earths, and rare earth companies. The dispute is largely over potential oil reserves, but the events…

Last week’s numbers had a lithium, graphite and copper lining

USpenny InvestorIntelReport (May 18-22, 2015): The numbers for our members this week are nearly even, down .81%, but there were outliers. No huge gains were to be expected after the news of Chinese amalgamation put a shadow on Technology Metals financing outside of China. The news continues to be positive for graphite and lithium stocks. It was also a good week for gold, base & precious metals. There were no major movements in any direction except oil & gas continued its slide. As for why that is, the answer is always in foreign relations. Percentages Gainers The companies that did well this week were: top gainer Next Gen Metals…

US Senate highlights rising graphite demand in critical mineral hearing

alaska flag The US is import-dependent on not just oil but many critical and strategic minerals. Alaska has most of them, and provides the most funding in the US for mining. Graphite has been the mineral on everyone's lips lately. The US produces none, and yet has North America's largest deposit in Alaska. The critical need for a domestic supply has been targeted by a bill introduced last month and mentioned in the US senate two weeks ago. Graphite One Resources Inc. (TSXV: GPH | OTCQX: GPHOF), has North America's largest graphite deposit, an increasingly strategic mineral. They isused a news release May 19th regarding mention in the U.S. Senate Critical…

Search and rare earths shall be found – Maybe in them HighREE Hills

search map Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY), had their stock go up 42.86% in April, and on May 12th they announced funding totalling C$50,000 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to do a conceptual study of their proposed rare earth processing facility at their Foxtrot Project in Labrador. And as of the week ending May 15th, their stock was up 100% on the week before. On May 20th Search had other news, regarding a $100, 000 cash payment from InCoR Technologies Ltd, for it's proprietary Starved Acid Leaching Technology (SALT). SALT extracts nickel from below cut-off grade nickel saprolite ores. It isn't used for rare earth recovery and…