Darren Hazelwood on Panther Metals’ prospective gold projects in Ontario’s Schreiber-Hemlo Greenstone Belt

In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Peter Clausi spoke with Darren Hazelwood, CEO of Panther Metals PLC (LSE: PALM) about Panther’s highly prospective gold projects in the Schreiber-Hemlo Greenstone Belt in Ontario and about the listing of its Australian subsidiary on the ASX to drive forward the Australian exploration projects.

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Darren Hazelwood provided an update on Panther’s drill program at the Dotted Lake Project located along a gold bearing shear-zone, and 16KM from the Hemlo mine operated by Barrick Gold. Darren went on to say that Panther Metals is focused on its Canadian projects which have strong historical indications of finding gold.

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About Panther Metals PLC

Listed on the standard segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Panther Metals invests in or acquires companies or projects within the natural resources sector which have the potential for growth and value generation over the medium to long term. The Company will utilise their extensive international network to identify opportunities in base, precious and energy metals. The Company will focus its search on highly attractive and established and politically stable mining jurisdictions such as Australia, North America and Canada.

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Dev Randhawa on Fission 3.0’s private placement and the uranium market

In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Peter Clausi spoke with Dev Randhawa, Chairman and CEO of Fission 3.0 Corp. (TSXV: FUU | OTCQB: FISOF) about the upsizing of Fission 3.0’s recently announced private placement due to significant investor demand and about why “there could be a massive move in uranium next year.”

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Dev Randhawa went on to talk about the current uranium market and why uranium is essential to achieve net zero-emission goals. He also explained how the new Sprott Physical Uranium Trust and billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates backing a $4 billion nuclear power plant in Wyoming are indications that the uranium sector is on the rise. Led by an experienced team that has found two uranium deposits before, Randhawa said that Fission 3.0 is close to making a major discovery at its Patterson Lake North project.

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About Fission 3.0 Corp.

Fission 3.0 Corp. is a uranium project generator and exploration company, focusing on projects in the Athabasca Basin, home to some of the world’s largest high-grade uranium discoveries. Fission 3.0 currently has 16 projects in the Athabasca Basin region. Several of Fission 3.0’s projects are near large uranium discoveries, including Arrow, Triple R and Hurricane deposits. Fission 3.0 has recently completed an $8 million funding with Red Cloud Securities Inc. and is currently planning a winter exploration/drill program on its PLN project. It is also entertaining JV partners with some of its other projects.

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Fission 3.0’s Dev Randhawa on the Uranium Boomlet

In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Peter Clausi spoke with Dev Randhawa, Chairman and CEO of Fission 3.0 Corp. (TSXV: FUU | OTCQB: FISOF) about the current upward trend in the uranium price and about Fission 3.0’s portfolio of 18 highly prospective properties in Canada’s prolific Athabasca Basin.

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Randhawa highlighted the effect that the US administration’s focus on uranium as a source of baseload electricity, without any carbon footprint, is having on the uranium market, and uranium’s role in the electric vehicle revolution. In the interview, he also talked about the upside potential for investors in Fission 3.0’s project discoveries and the team’s success in two discoveries in the past. Randhawa also provided an update on the closing of Fission’s recent private placement.

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About Fission 3.0 Corp.
Fission 3.0 Corp. is a Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties and is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia. Common Shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “FUU”.

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Thomas Smeenk with an update on the FDA Phase II clinical trial program of the Hemostemix blood-derived, stem cell therapeutics product (ACP-01)

In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Peter Clausi speaks with Thomas Smeenk, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Hemostemix Inc. (TSXV: HEM | OTC: HMTXF) about the Phase II Clinical Trial on Hemostemix’s ACP-01 which has the potential to treat patients with severe critical limb ischemia.

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Thomas went on to say that Hemostemix is in the process of completing the source document verification. With about 60% of source documents verified, Thomas said that they expect the source document verification to be complete within the year.

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About Hemostemix Inc.

Hemostemix is a publicly traded autologous stem cell therapy company. A winner of the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award, the Company developed and is commercializing its lead product ACP-01 for the treatment of CLI, PAD, Angina, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Dilated Cardiomyopathy and other conditions of ischemia. ACP-01 has been used to treat over 500 patients, and it is the subject of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind trial of its safety and efficacy in patients with advanced critical limb ischemia who have exhausted all other options to save their limb from amputation.

On October 21, 2019, the Company announced the results from its Phase II CLI trial abstract entitled “Autologous Stem Cell Treatment for CLI Patients with No Revascularization Options: An Update of the Hemostemix ACP-01 Trial With 4.5 Year Followup” which noted healing of ulcers and resolution of ischemic rest pain occurred in 83% of patients, with outcomes maintained for up to 4.5 years.

The Company owns 91 patents across five patent families titled: Regulating Stem Cells, In Vitro Techniques for use with Stem Cells, Production from Blood of Cells of Neural Lineage, and Automated Cell Therapy.

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Dev Randhawa on Fission 3.0 and why ESG Investors are looking at Uranium

In a recent InvestorIntel interview, Peter Clausi speaks with Dev Randhawa, Chairman and CEO of Fission 3.0 Corp. (TSXV: FUU | OTCQB: FISOF) about the rising market interest in uranium and exploring for uranium in Canada’s Athabasca Basin, the world’s leading source of high-grade uranium.

In this InvestorIntel interview, which may also be viewed on YouTube (click here to subscribe to the InvestorIntel Channel), Dev went on to say how Fission 3.0 has been able to stake a portfolio of near-surface high-grade uranium assets in close proximity to other major uranium discoveries. Led by the team that founded Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX: FCU | OTCQX: FCUUF) and made the Patterson Lake South (PLS) high-grade uranium discovery, Dev said that Fission 3.0 has significant insider ownership which aligns the management’s interest with that of the shareholders. Dev also highlighted the uranium supply deficit and the rising interest in the sector. He added, “…it is the only energy that is carbon-free, has no footprint yet can provide baseload power.”

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About Fission 3.0 Corp.

Fission 3.0 Corp. is a Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties and is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia. Common Shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “FUU”.

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Looking Beyond USD for Gold

Gold is glittering again, having its strongest week since April, 2016. Many reasons are offered for this long-expected global run, including natural economic cycles, industry consolidation, the new-normal of rape talk in The White House, conflicts in the Middle East and trade uncertainties.

Whatever the reasons, a higher gold price has a trickle-down impact on the junior exploration companies, the ones in the field doing the high-risk heavy lifting to bring new projects into development and production. It’s a well-known axiom to search for gold in the shadow of a headframe, which is why gold camps develop. You find gold near to where someone else already found gold.

Many of these gold camps were historically in production but became economically non-viable when the gold price fell below all-in sustaining costs. I remember attending the world’s greatest mining show, PDAC in Toronto, in 2001 when gold was under USD$300 an ounce – a very grim time to be in the mining industry! Mines and exploration projects were shuttered because the anticipated revenue from the deposits was less than the cost of running the mine, which left no cash for corporate operations, and that’s not a recipe for success.

Those same projects will be back in play, likely in new hands if gold is able to sustain this run.

PDAC 2012 was giddy as gold had hit its all-time high of USD$1,900 per ounce the previous August. Projects with iffy economics were being green-lighted to try to exploit that price. We all know how that ended.

Gold is almost always quoted in USD. That’s the revenue number, the price at which the producer can sell the gold.  What’s very interesting is that the majority of costs on a gold project are incurred in local currencies, not USD, so it’s important to track not only the USD sale price for gold but the movements of gold in the local currency. If the revenue number is up and gold is sold in USD, and the costs are held steady and incurred in local currencies, the opportunity exists for miners in those jurisdictions to increase their margins. What were barely viable projects can be made economically healthy due to exchange rates. This isn’t another trick of accounting from those ivory tower theorists under IFRS. This is the real world of real cash flow.

Look at Australia. The Frasier Institute recently pronounced Western Australia to be the world’s second most attractive mining jurisdiction. Gold there is not flirting with a mere $1,400 an ounce. No, gold quoted in AUD hit an all-time high of $2027 last week, and closed out the week above $2,000. (Thanks to goldbroker.com for the chart below.)

This gives the Australian gold projects an advantage in attracting foreign investment capital. If costs are incurred in Australian dollars, and the inflation rate continues to be under 2%, the expanded gross margins will see Australian projects on a fast track. Previously worked mines that had to be shuttered due to the fall in gold will be re-opened.

(Note this only speaks to gross margins. Australian mining companies have the stereotype for being lifestyle companies for their directors and management team, killing the net margins. The shareholders must ensure that new investment capital goes into the ground, not the Managing Director’s pocket.)

Canada is in a similar position. Gold closed the week at CDN$1,852, and Canada had an inflation rate of 2.4% in April, 2019. Low inflation plus a rising revenue number equals renewed global interest in Canadian gold projects.

Saskatchewan finished third globally in that same Frasier Institute report. Quebec, the Yukon, Northwest Territories also made it into the Top 10 globally. Nunavut came in at 15, Ontario at 20. Of the fifteen provincial or territorial mining jurisdictions in Canada, six finished in the top 20 globally. That’s impressive, and that’s why that same report ranked Canada as the #1 mining jurisdiction on a national level beating out (who else) Australia.

There’s more to gold than USD.




Zombies in the Land of Cobalt

It’s like Pet Sematary. Just when you thought they were buried and gone, just when you come to terms with your losses and say goodbye, they come back. No, not recycled politicians, ex-spouses or 70 year-old rock&rollers on their fourth farewell tour. We’re talking about the metals.

There weren’t many consistent themes at PDAC in Toronto this year, but one constant credible whisper was that this will be the year gold finally makes a big move. Since hitting its high of over USD$1900 per ounce in late August, 2011, gold has given the market a few reasons to hope but few reasons to believe. The current global macroeconomic factors now in play finally add to the reasons to believe.

As stated by Jeff Currie, Goldman Sach’s global head of commodities research in early March, 2019, “We actually think this is a pound-the-table time to be buying gold right now. We’re sticking to our $1,450 target.”

When gold is alive, all the metals get to suck in a deep breath of fresh air. Our pick for the metal that should have a tremendous 2019 is our old friend, #27 on the periodic table, cobalt.

Our thesis is first, gold’s spike will renew interest in the mining sector generally, and second, the globe is facing a shortage of key minerals vital to drive the Green Revolution. The Green Revolution requires cobalt or there won’t be mass produced lithium-ion batteries. Without those batteries, there is no Green Revolution. If you think the world will produce more electric cars than last year, then be a cobalt investor.

Our last look at cobalt was in September of 2018. We looked at how the price per tonne on the London Metal Exchange had blown up from roughly $24,000 to $94,000, and then over the past year sank back around $30,000. It was not a happy time to be a shareholder in cobalt explorers, as pricing in their shares tracked downwards with the plunge in cobalt pricing.

At PDAC this year I asked the question to many industry participants, what caused the ill health in the cobalt market? There was no consistent first answer, but it seemed like everyone’s second answer was to blame China for some form of market interference.

Artificial market conditions can only continue for so long before they return to the norm. That might be happening now.

In September we looked at six cobalt companies and their performance YTD. Here they are as of today’s date.

Name High August, 2018 Today
First Cobalt $1.65 $0.26 $0.165
Cobalt Power * $0.50 $.045 $0.01
Cruz Cobalt $0.41 $0.08 $0.05
eCobalt Solutions $2.10 $0.54 $0.34
Cobalt 27 $14.00 $5.73 $4.30
CBLT ** $0.09 $0.03 $0.025

*Cobalt Power changed its name to Power Group Projects and carried out a 1-for-12 consolidation, and is now trading at $0.13 per share. The price in the table above reverses the consolidation for comparative purposes.

**The author is an insider at CBLT Inc. (TSXV: CBLT).

The numbers show the junior cobalt explorers are still in a coma.

The main reason for continued enthusiasm for cobalt recovery is that the basic economics of supply and demand have not changed. Cobalt is an essential element in lithium ion batteries. The average cell phone, for example, requires roughly 12 times more cobalt than lithium. Tesla’s Model 3 requires 15 kg of cobalt per car. Assuming Tesla hits its production target of 500,000 units, an additional 7.5 million kg of cobalt will be consumed for one model for a minor car producer. That’s roughly 7% of incremental global supply needed for only that one model.

The global market for cobalt is only 100,000 tons per year. That sounds like a lot, but realize that a freighter can take a 100,000 tons of iron ore in one load and ship it across the oceans to India for processing. The cobalt market is comparatively small, leaving it more exposed to kinks in the supply chain.

The car manufacturers understand that vertical integration in their cobalt supply chains will be vital to their success, just as in the rare earths industry. We have seen Volkswagen and BMW announce forays into the cobalt market to secure a long-term cobalt source for their vehicles. They are not content to rely on the Congo (source of 60% of the world’s cobalt) or upon China who processes is more than half of the world’s cobalt.

This is part of the thinking behind FocusEconomics’ latest cobalt projection, which is calling $40,000 per tonne this year for cobalt and then $50,000 in 2021.

We are finally seeing normalization start to play out in the global pricing for cobalt. After a punishing spiral, cobalt has had a 13% jump since March 15/19. While it’s possible these are just zombies stumbling in the dark, we believe this is Life returning to a once buried market.