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Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
The Future of Thorium as Nuclear Fuel
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Ultrasonic inspection of precious metals
Conventional techniques for precious metal quality assessment Historically, inspection of gold quality has mostly involved chemical analysis to determine purity, using techniques such as fireassay[1]. But as this is a wholly destructive technique, there are obvious disadvantages. More recently minimally or non-destructive techniques such as mass spectrometry [1] or X-ray fluorescence [2,3], and even low temperature photoluminescence [4] have been used.
Monday, April 6, 2020
The Gold Report
Alkane in Position to Benefit from Hafnium Demand Rise
Hafnium may not be a household word, but demand for the element is growing, and Alkane Resources is gearing up to take advantage. Although hafnium is used in electronics, in alloys for aerospace applications and in control rods for nuclear reactors, the market is quite small. Hafnium is not rare, but it is not found alone in nature. It is almost always found with zirconium and must be separated from it. Only about 70 tons are produced each year, but dem
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
What Makes a 'Critical' Metal or 'Strategic' Element
I was a keynote speaker at the recent Murdock Capital Partners Critical Metals/Strategic Elements Symposium in New York City.This is my second gig at one of convener Tom Dean’s on-going series of symposia and I thank him for continuing support.Although the venue is small, intimate, and limited to 75 attendees, the investor quality is second to none, particularly in the amount of money represented and managed.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
24hGold - Publicnow
Matamec Announces that Canada Strategic Metals Has Acquired 50 Interest in the Sakami Property as the Sakami Summer Exploration Program Comes to a Close
Montréal, August 18, 2016 - Matamec Explorations Inc. ('Matamec' or the 'Company') (TSX-V: MAT, OTC-QX: MHREF) and Canada Strategic Metals ('CSM') (TSX.V: CJC; FSE: YXEN; OTC-BB: CJCFF) are pleased to announce that the Summer 2016 Exploration Program at the Sakami property has been completed (see June 28th, 2016 press release). With the completion of this exploration program, CSM has fulfilled its obligations as per the option agreement signed on August 16, 2013, and has acquired a 50% interest
Friday, August 19, 2016
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August 2, Diggers Dealers Mining Forum Presentation
Breaking the Barriers The Lynas Story Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum Amanda Lacaze Managing Director and CEO 2 August 2016 Disclaimer This Presentation has been prepared by Lynas Corporation Limited (ABN 27 009 066 648) (Lynas or the Company) This Presentation contains summary information about Lynas and its subsidiaries (Lynas Group) and their activities current as at the date of this Presentation. The information in this Presentation is of general background and does not purport
Friday, August 19, 2016
The Gold Report
China's Stranglehold on REEs Offers Opportunities
Richard Karn, managing editor of The Emerging Trends Report, makes the argument for investment in rare earth and specialty metals, and explains why one company is a particularly smart bet for investors. A fundamental roadblock to globalization that we are far from overcoming is simply that different cultures and economic systems have different ways of conducting themselves and doing business. Human nature is such that we tend to believe everyone thinks
Sunday, August 14, 2016
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GOLD Merrex Gold Diakha 2016 Drill Program Update
NEWS RELEASE Merrex Gold Diakha 2016 Drill Program Update HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- (July 27, 2016) - Greg Isenor, President and CEO of Merrex Gold Inc., ("Merrex" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: MXI) announces: 2016 Drill Program Update The 2016 drill program had three objectives. The first objective was to further evaluate the geological model and controls on gold mineralization within the current Diakha resource area using core ("DD") drilling. The DD component of the 2016 program was
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Taseko Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results
This release should be read with the Company's Financial Statements and Management Discussion & Analysis ('MD&A'), available at and filed on Except where otherwise noted, all currency amounts are stated in Canadian dollars. Taseko's 75% owned Gibraltar Mine is located north of the City of Williams Lake in south-central British Columbia. Production volumes stated in this release are on a 100% basis unless otherwise indicated. July 26, 2016, Vancouver, BC -
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Avalon Provides Progress Report on the Separation Rapids Lithium Project, Kenora, Ontario
News Release Avalon Provides Progress Report on the Separation Rapids Lithium Project, Kenora, Ontario July 25, 2016 Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - July 25, 2016) - Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX: AVL) (OTCQX: AVLNF) ('Avalon' or the 'Company') is pleased to provide a progress report on the Separation Rapids Lithium Project ('Separation Rapids') 2016 work program, last updated in the Company's news release dated May 25, 2016. Avalon remains focused on the lithium chemicals process develo
Monday, July 25, 2016
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Second High-Grade Lithium Project Acquired in Ontario, Canada
Microsoft Word - PIO Raleigh Acquisition_FINALV3.docx Second High-Grade Lithium Project Acquired in Ontario, Canada Raleigh Lithium (Spodumene) Project located nearby to the Mavis Lithium Project Perth Western Australia, 13 July 2016: Pioneer Resources Limited ("Company" or "Pioneer") (ASX: PIO) and International Lithium Corp ("ILC") (TSX.V:ILC) are pleased to advise of a second Option Agreement ("Agreement") between the companies enabling Pioneer to initially earn a 51% interest and, subje
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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June 2016 Quarterly Activities and Cashflow Report
51d790bb-d44e-473e-8e5f-08eb958b9e24.pdf 11 July 2016 AVALON MINERALS LTD JUNE 2016 QUARTERLY REPORT Lithium Portfolio, Scandinavia (Avalon - 80%) Avalon entered into two agreements over known lithium properties in Finland and Sweden; The flagship property includes the known high grade Kietyönmäki lithium pegmatite and surrounding area which includes 24m at 1.3% Li2O in historical diamond drilling by the Finnish Geological Survey. Peak assays include 3m at 4.35% Li2O; Drilling a
Monday, July 11, 2016
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The Sakami Summer Exploration Program Launches Amidst a Rush of Interest in Mineral Exploration along the La Grande-Opinaca Tectonic Boundary in the Baie James Sector
Montréal, July 6th, 2016 - Matamec Explorations inc. ('Matamec' or the 'Company') (TSX-V: MAT, OTC-QX: MHREF) and Canada Strategic Metals ('CSM') (TSX.V: CJC; FSE: YXEN; OTC-BB: CJCFF) are pleased to announce that the exploration program of almost CAD$700,000 that recently started on the Sakami property (see June 28th, 2016 press release), is taking place as a rush of interest in the mineral exploration is happening along the La Grande-Opinaca Tectonic Boundary in the Baie James Sector (See figu
Friday, July 8, 2016
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INDUSTRY BULLETIN: Avalon presents at International Electric Vehicle Symposium in Montreal
Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. is pleased to report on its recent participation in the 29th Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition ('EVS29') held in Montreal, June 19 to 22, 2016: the largest electric vehicle ('EV') conference in the world, with over 2,500 attendees and 150 exhibiting companies. Avalon was invited to participate as an exhibitor within the Ontario Pavilion, sponsored by the Government of Ontario. Rechargeable battery technology was a key theme of the symposium and Avalon was
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Diakha RC Drill Results including 70 metres averaging 1.55g/t Au from the Siribaya Gold Project, Ma

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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Operations and Investment Update
RNS Number : 4130C Regency Mines PLC 28 June 2016 Regency Mines Plc ("Regency" or the "Company") Operations and Investment Update 28 June 2016 Regency Mines Plc ("Regency" or the "Company"), the natural resource development and investment company with interests in oil and mineral exploration, announces an update on its operations and investments. This release will cover Regency's core oil and mineral assets, current investments, non-core assets and discontinuing activities. Andr
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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GOLD From Gold to Rare Earths - Matamec provides an ...
Montreal, June 20, 2016 - Matamec Explorations Inc. (« Matamec » or the « Company ») (TSX-V: MAT, OTC-QX: MHREF) is very pleased to announce that its 2015-2017 objectives are being achieved as planned for the Kipawa rare earths joint venture project ('the JV'), of which 72% is owned by Matamec. At the formation of the JV in January 2015, the joint venture held funds of $ 4M CAD. As of March 31st 2016, the JV has invested $1,970,000 CAD in reaching the objectives. The joint venture plans to inve
Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Pioneer Resources to proceed with Mavis Lithium Project Acquisition and Strategic Alliance
2df0327f-5363-4df8-8e3c-ae5fc1249be9.pdf Pioneer Resources to proceed with Mavis Lithium Project Acquisition and Strategic Alliance Due Diligence Successfully Completed Perth, Western Australia, 22 June 2016: Pioneer Resources Limited ("Company" or "Pioneer") (ASX: PIO) is pleased to announce that it has completed its due diligence investigations, and has elected to exercise its option to earn into the Mavis Lithium Project, under a strategic alliance with International Lithium Corp. ("ILC"
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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Commerce Resources Corp. Announces Filing of Amended and Restated Final Short Form Prospectus
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION OR DISSEMINATION DIRECTLY, OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES. June 21, 2016 - Commerce Resources Corp. (TSXv: CCE; FSE: D7H) (the 'Company' or 'Commerce') is pleased to announce that it has filed an amended and restated final short form prospectus, amending and restating the short form prospectus dated February 25, 2016, with the securities regulatory authorities in the Provi
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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CENTENNIAL, Colo. and VANCOUVER BC - (June 20, 2016) - NioCorp Developments Ltd. ('NioCorp') (TSX: NB; OTCQX: NIOBF; FSE: BR3) and IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. ('IBC') (TSX-V: IB; OTCQB: IAALD) announce that they have entered into a joint development agreement to investigate and develop applications for scandium-containing alloys for multiple downstream markets. Scandium is a transition metal (element #21) that can provide many powerful benefits to industries such as commercial aviation, automoti
Monday, June 20, 2016