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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
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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.
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Rethinking Resource Investing
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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
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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
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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
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Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Hydraulic Fracturing
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it’s more commonly referred to, is used to stimulate the production of oil and gas from unconventional oil and gas deposits - shales, coalbeds, and tight sands. These types of deposits need to be stimulated because they have a lower permeability than conventional reservoirs and require the additional stimulation for production. Hydraulic fracturing involves drilling a well then injecting it with a slurry of water, chemical additives and proppants. Wells a
Wednesday, July 20, 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
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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
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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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Fracking: Serious Environmental Concerns
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking” is a technique used to extract oil and natural gas from wells. Fracking refers to how rock is fractured apart by a high pressure mixture of water, chemicals, and sand. The process is controversial. Proponents say fracking is safe, but concerns abound. What follows is a guest post by Richard (Rick) Mills at “Ahead of the Herd” on the environmental concerns of fracking. Hydraulic Fracturing by Richard Mills Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as i
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INDUSTRY BULLETIN: Highlights from Industrial Minerals Lithium Conference, Las Vegas
Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. is pleased to report on highlights from the Industrial Minerals Lithium conference held May 24-26, 2016 in Las Vegas, USA. Over 260 delegates from 21 countries attended the conference, representing lithium producers, consumers, traders, project developers, analysts and suppliers. Avalon was represented by Pierre Neatby, VP, Sales and Marketing, who provided the following report. Growing interest in lithium supply is driven by shortages currently being experienced
Monday, June 6, 2016
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Avalon continues to advance metallurgical work on the Separation Rapids Lithium Project, Kenora, Ontario
News Release Avalon continues to advance metallurgical work on the Separation Rapids Lithium Project, Kenora, Ontario May 25, 2016 Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 25, 2016) - Avalon Advance Materials Inc.(TSX : AVL) (OTCQX: AVLNF) ('Avalon' or the 'Company') is pleased to provide an update on the 2016 work program on its 100% owned Separation Rapids Lithium Project, near Kenora, Ontario. Since the last update (provided in the News Release dated April 5, 2016), the Company has initia
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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INDUSTRY BULLETIN: Avalon to present at Marcum Microcap Conference in New York, June 1-2, 2016
Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. will be a featured presenter at the 5th Annual Marcum MicroCap Conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York, June 1-2, 2016. Don Bubar, President and CEO, will be discussing lithium and the exciting opportunity Avalon's Separation Rapids Lithium Project offers to participate in the rapidly growing energy storage market. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1 at 10:30 am. Mr. Bubar will also be available for one-on-one meetings with interested attendees th
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Ucore Updates on Early-Stage Performance of SuperLig®-One Pilot Plant
May 9, 2016 - HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) ('Ucore' or the 'Company') is pleased to update on the early-stage performance of the SuperLig®-One rare earth element ('REE') separation pilot plant (the 'Plant' or 'SuperLig®-One'). Pregnant leach solution ('PLS') derived from the Company's Bokan-Dotson Ridge project in Alaska has been treated by the first circuit of the SuperLig®-One Molecular Recognition Technology ('MRT') Plant, at the IBC Advanced Techn
Monday, May 9, 2016
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INDUSTRY BULLETIN: Major industrials jockey for position in rapidly evolving energy storage and electric vehicle markets
Recent announcements from major international companies confirm the widespread adoption of lithium ion battery technology in automotive and energy storage applications. This is accelerating and creating increased interest in securing new supplies of lithium. It has long been rumoured that Apple Inc. plans to enter the electric vehicle ('EV') market and is actively developing its own product. It is also rumoured that Magna International Inc. will partner with Apple to build EVs in Austria, and
Monday, May 2, 2016
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GOLD Matamec Highlights the Gold Potential of the Hoyle-Matheson Royalties Property
Montreal, April 18th, 2016 - Matamec Explorations Inc. ('Matamec' or the 'Company') announces the results of a review of the gold potential of the Hoyle-Matheson Royalties Property ('HMR'). As described in its press release dated March 2, 2016, Matamec sold its interest in the Colbert/Anglo Property and surface rights on 8 claims and received as consideration an amount of CAD$500,000 and a 1% Net Smelter Return ('NSR') Royalty on four properties collectively referred to as the Hoyle-Matheson Roy
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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Surprising demand for Tesla Model 3 Electric Vehicle underlines need for new lithium supply
Pre-orders for the highly anticipated, relatively affordable Tesla Model 3 electric car caught even the perennially optimistic Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk by surprise when it went on sale on March 31st. Worldwide pre-orders for the new lower-priced electric car hit 276,000 during the first weekend, prompting Mr. Musk to tweet that Tesla will 'definitely need to rethink production planning,' including building a European factory to keep up with regional demand. Pricing for the Model 3 starts at
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