Alessandro Bruno

About Alessandro Bruno

Alessandro Bruno holds a BA, MA. He has worked for the United Nations in Libya and specialized in Middle Eastern, African, and South American affairs. Alessandro has worked as an industry analyst, lived and worked abroad extensively and is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and French with a working knowledge of Portuguese, Arabic and German.

U.S. Rare Earths approved to start rare earths production immediately!

US-Rare-Earths As of today, U.S. Rare Earths, Inc. (‘USRE’, OTCBB: UREE ) can start mining and producing rare earths at its Last Chance Project in the Lemhi Pass region of Idaho and Montana. USRE announced that it has received approval to re-open its historic tunnel work, speeding up the production process by at least three years, which is literally at least two years ahead of the closest competitor. USRE had expected to start processing by 2017 but thanks to the permission to revisit the existing adits (extending underground more than 400 meters, which have already proven to contain mineralized veins of critical…

Gold price catalyst for ‘mysterious stock performance’

Carlisle Goldfields Limited (‘Carlisle’, TSX: CGJ | OTCQX: CGJCF) says that it has no material explanation to account for the recent drop in its share price. On September 9, Carlisle stock reached a yearly low of CAD$ 0.03/share only to rebound to CAD$ 0.04/share on Wednesday and holding on to that level today, September 11. Carlisle completed a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Farley Lake Project on April 15, showing intersections of 20.3g/t gold at over 6.0m of depth, which is higher than expected. The PEA covers two of the five deposits being explored by Carlisle and it suggests…

Anfield’s Uranium One acquisition positions Anfield as one of the largest uranium property owners in the United States

Dias-Corey September 11, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Corey Dias, President and CEO for Anfield Resources (‘Anfield’, TSXV: ARY | OTCQB: ANLDF) about its acquisition of assets controlled by Uranium One (TSX: UUU). The assets include the former’ Shootaring Canyon Mill in Garfield County, Utah, one of three licensed conventional uranium mills operating in the United States. The acquisition also includes conventional uranium assets amounting to historically estimated resources of 6.8 million pounds of uranium, which will establish Anfield as one of the largest uranium property owners in the United States. Anfield has a number…

Grafoid enters the electric vehicle race with the Braille Battery acquisition

Braille Grafoid Inc., part of Focus Graphite (‘Focus’, TSX.V: FMS | OTCQX: FCSMF | FSE:  FKC), announced that it acquired 75% of Braille Battery (Braille), which has designs and manufactures lightweight Li-Ion batteries for the automotive market. The acquisition will allow Grafoid to gain a high profile platform through which to develop graphene, which will be used by Braille to improve the performance of their batteries. Braille has built its technology and reputation, supplying batteries to Formula One, NASCAR and Indy racing teams. Automobile racing subjects man and machine to high levels of stress. Apart from performance, these sports provide an…

Energizer on how graphite flake size does matter for high end market

Energizer-Resources September 10, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel, speaks to Craig Scherba, President and COO for Energizer Resources (‘Energizer’, TSX: EGZ | TSX: EGZ | OTCQX: ENZR), one of the top emerging graphite companies in the world, about its Molo Project in Madagascar. The Project can count on a 140 million ton resource, of which 100 million tons is measured and indicated “so this is one of the largest graphite deposits in the world”. But the size of the resource is but one factor, nor is the graphitic carbon content itself, says Craig, it’s also about the…

Elcora Resources’ to produce high quality graphite at lowest cost

Elcora-Resources Last August Elcora Resources Corp (‘Elcora’, TSXV: ERA) completed the first tranche a non-brokered private placement for a total amount of up to CAD$ 1.5 million at a price of $ 0.35 per unit. Elcora will use the proceeds from the private placement as general working capital to continue developing its Sakura graphite project in Sri Lanka. Unlike many of its competitors, Elcora has the advantage of being able to exploit a resource that is already in production ready phase. It needs a processing plant to ensure the highest grades possible, restoring Sri Lanka’s role as a world leading supplier…

Higher Uralkali sales and global trend suggest higher potash prices for 2015

Russian fertilizer giant Uralkali, a year after shaking the potash market by terminating its strategic pricing alliance (BPC) with the Belarusian potash concern Belaruskali announced that it expects better results for the final quarter of 2014. Global potash sales have reached record levels.  This an important indicator for the potash market in general because Uralkali is the world's largest producer of potash. Its profits were down year to year, but they beat analysts’ expectations. Significantly, Uralkali has seen a reversal of last year’s trend, as revenue grew 7% to $ 1.7 billion, supported by a 42% surge in sales of…

Elcora mine has the potential to restore Sri Lanka’s role as a leading supplier of flake graphite

Flint-Ian-Dr September 8, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews Dr. Ian Flint, VP of processing and Refining at Elcora Resources (TSXV: ERA), about the reasons that led him to choose to develop Elcora’s property in Sri Lanka out of all the other graphite projects in the world. Dr. Flint taught engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax for eleven years during which period he came to know many of the people, managing the Elcora team, many of whom are based in Halifax. Dr. Flint has many years of experience in graphite processing and his appointment is part of…

Texas Rare Earth Resources targets lower than $100 Million CAPEX at Round Top Heavy Rare Earths project

Texas_Rare_Earth Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (‘TRER’, OTCQX: TRER) has updated its operational strategy earlier this week in order to reduce operational costs, potentially lowering the initial CAPEX for the Round Top heavy rare earth project to USD$ 60-90 Million. The improved project economics rely on shifting the focus on the production of “a selected group of separated REE products in the range of 350-450 tonnes/year,” based on a mining rate of 2,500-3,500 tons of ore/day. The remaining rare earth elements that will not be separated immediately, according to the scalability based strategy, would be stored on site as a mixed…

Beyond the experimental phase: NanoXplore already developing a market for graphene

Nazarpour-Soroush September 8, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Dr. Soroush Nazarpour, President and CEO of NanoXplore Inc. (Nanoxplore) about its proprietary low cost electrochemical method to convert natural flake graphite into graphene, using much less energy than the more common vapor deposition and liquid exfoliation methods. Nanoxplore’s main advantage, given its lower cost, is scalability, which gives it the potential to make graphene into a more widely available material, bringing it from the lab to the market. Dr. Nazarpour, the author of numerous books and scholarly articles on the topic, describes graphene as a derivative…