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Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (OTCBB: LBSR): Gold Anomaly, Phase 1 for High Grade Metals & Other Prospects
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Liberty Star Uranium & Metals (OTCBB: LBSR) is an exploration and mining development company located in Tucson, Arizona under the leadership of James A. Briscoe. The company's flagship project is Hay Mountain multi-target, multi-metal project located in Cochise County, southeast Arizona. It is a variable depth exploration project for porphyry copper, gold, moly and multiple potential by-product metals including lead, zinc, manganese, silver, uranium, thorium, and rare earth elements. Using the most advanced technology and equipment the company identified the potential for discovery of a high grade and very large limestone replacement and porphyry hosted copper, gold, and moly ore body and plans to engage in exploratory diamond core drilling as soon as possible.
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Vital Metals (ASX: VML) Takes 100% Control of Watershed Tungsten Project in Australia with Permitting Completed
by Dr. Allen Alper


With JOGMEC forfeiting 30% interest, Vital Metals has recently gained 100% control of their Watershed tungsten project, located in mining friendly Australia, and Vital Metals is commencing discussions with new project development partners. Their optimization of the flotation process is projected to reduce Capex and Opex. They are currently working on advancing the project to production. Many analysts are forecasting that the demand for tungsten will increase and that there will be a supply deficit.
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Plymouth Minerals Limited (ASX: PLH) Explores Tungsten and Tin Project at Morille Deposit in Mining-Friendly Spain
by Dr. Allen Alper


Plymouth Minerals Limited, with a focus on the Morille tungsten and tin project in Spain, is currently moving forward with systematic exploration.
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Michael Schwarzkopf Discusses Strategy, Vision, Objectives and Accomplishments of the Plansee Group: Globalization and Vertical Integration in Tungsten and Molybdenum
by Dr. Allen M. Alper and Andrew Alper


The Plansee Group, a privately held high performance metals company, has been working to develop vertical competencies in the molybdenum and tungsten specialty markets.
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Tungsten Discovery at Happy Creek Minerals' (TSX-V: HPY) Fox Project
by Dr. Allen Alper and Aaron Hoos


In today's tenuous economy, investors need to be particularly careful about which junior resource company they invest in. Gone are the days when an investor could buy into a company and have a pretty good chance that their holdings will increase in value just out of pure luck.
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Moly Mines Limited: Mining and Shipping Iron Ore to China
by Dr. Allen Alper and Jeff Senior


With plenty of money available due to a positive cash flow and a new strategic alliance, Moly Mines is looking to diversify and expand the scale of its operations.
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Marifil Mines Ltd. (TSXV: MFM) Experts in Argentina, is Diversified to Profit in Both Economic Ups and Downs
by Dr. Allen Alper


A diversified portfolio of base and precious metals, industrial minerals and fertilizers position Marifil Mines Ltd. as a great place to invest. As John Hite, President and Director, Marifil Mines Ltd., says, whether the economy recovers or the current economic downturn continues, Marifil is on a firm footing. He adds, “People always have to eat,” thus ensuring continued demand and profit from their fertilizer projects
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Moly Mines Secures Financing and Prepares for Rapid Growth
by Allen M. Alper.

Moly Mines Limited, under the direction of CEO Dr. Derek Fisher, has moved quickly to develop plans for the Spinifex Ridge Property, as the closing date for their $200 million dollar financing deal draws near.
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PDAC 2011
by Allen Alper and Jeff Senior


With the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s next Toronto show set for 6-9 March 2011, we caught up with Joe Hinzer to find out what’s on the agenda.
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Golden Phoenix Minerals: Royalty Mining In The Americas
by Allen Alper. and Jeff Senior


CEO and Director Thomas Klein joined Golden Phoenix when it got into financial difficulties in the fall of 2008 due to the price of molybdenum crashing from $40 to below $10. The company has been running for around twelve years and had previously brought two mines into production for a period of time — the Ashdown Mine and the Mineral Ridge project, both in Nevada.
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Thompson Creek Metals: Their Moly Focus is their Strength… And There's More to Come
by Allen M. Alper. and Aaron Hoos

Some companies pursue a diversified approach and broaden their skill-set while minimizing their risks. Other companies go in the opposite direction, focusing solely on a single target, which gives them other advantages and mitigates other risks. Thompson Creek Metals Company (NYSE: TC, TSX: TCM) pursues the latter strategy and investors who are excited about the burgeoning opportunities in the molybdenum market will love this company's focus.
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Moly Mines: Molybdenum, Copper, Iron: Profiting from China's Rapid Growth
by Allen M. Alper Jr and Aaron Hoos


Investors everywhere love robust, growing economies. That's because a growing economy is building and people are buying. And a growing economy like China has an extra benefit: It's a country with a huge landmass and a lot of people and it desperately needs infrastructure – roads, power, buildings, etc. So, smart investors are watching China and buying infrastructure-related investments in order to profit from that growth.
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Gold, Molybdenum, Manganese and Magnesium - Larry Reaugh Shares his Expertise with Metals News
by Dr. Allen M. Alper


Back in late 2008, when doom and gloom were everywhere, Larry Reaugh was upbeat about the mining industry, predicting everything would start to pick up. He was proved right, with metal prices soon on the rise, so we went to seek out his latest views on the situation.
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Numerous 100-Percent-Owned Properties, Financially Independent, Diversified and Making Innovations in Eco-Friendly Minerals Applications
by Dr. Allen Alper and Bryan Martin


The last time Metalsnews.com spoke with the ever-ebullient Jack Stoch, President and CEO of Quebec-based Globex Mining Enterprises Inc., his domain included 85 projects, all of which featured elements spanning a vast stretch across the periodic chart. October saw Globex celebrate a milestone of 60 years in the exploration and mining sphere.
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Riches in the Mountains of Mexico-Tony Rovira of Azure Minerals
by Dr. Allen Alper and Jill Cueni-Cohen

At PDAC 2009 we had the opportunity to talk to Tony Rovira founder of Azure Minerals in the Sierra Madre Occidental Range in northwestern Mexico. He has a great reputation as one of the discoverers of the huge Cosmos nickel deposits for Jubilee Mines in Western Australia.
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Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSR: OTCBB) (LBSR: OTCPK) Moves Forward with Hay Mountain Copper Gold Project Plan after Approval by Arizona Officials
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Liberty Star Uranium & Metals Corp. (LBSR: OTCBB) (LBSR: OTCPK) is an Arizona-based mineral exploration company focused on Arizona, Nevada and Utah, with claims on areas that have been found to be rich in copper, gold, silver molybdenum and uranium. Currently, the company is positioned to move forward with the Hay Mountain multi-target project located in mining-friendly Arizona. Liberty Star has lowered exploration and development costs by using its research facilities to identify quick producing properties to meet market demand for rapid delivery of resources.
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Peak Resources (ASX: PEK) Advances Ngualla Rare Earth Deposit toward Production with High Grades and Low Capex in Tanzania
by Dr. Allen Alper


Peak Resources (ASX: PEK), focused on their Ngualla rare earth deposit located in Tanzania, which is a high quality, low cost and low Capex project. Ngualla is very high in Neodymium and Praseodymium, which are the magnet metal rare earths. It is the world’s highest grade undeveloped project for these two metals, which are the most valuable of the rare earths. The bulk of the composition of high powered magnets is made from these two metals. The project has a very competent team that is being led by Darren Townsend.
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MPIF award winning Powder Metallurgy parts announced at PM2014

Winning parts in the Metal Powder Industry Federation (MPIF) 2014 Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition were announced at the PM2014 World Congress, Orlando, USA, May 18-22.
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Indo Gold Diversifies Exploration to Incorporate Gold, Molybdenum and Base Metals in Europe, Africa, East Asia and India
by Dr. Allen Alper


Indo Gold, with a significant discovery in India on hold due to permitting challenges, has refocused efforts by diversifying into gold, molybdenum and base metals across several continents – Europe, Africa, East Asia and India.
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Happy Creek Minerals Ltd (TSXV:HPY) Exploring for Copper and Tungsten in British Columbia
by Allen Alper.


David Blann, with education in mining engineering and as a professional geological engineer of 25 years’ experience, set up Happy Creek Minerals Ltd (TSXV:HPY) in 2006 determined to follow the old adage that the “best place to find a mine is near a mine”. The company became a publically traded company in August 2006 and has never looked back.
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Tasman Metals Makes Huge Strides on the Norra Karr Rare Earth Project in Sweden
by Dr. Allen Alper


Tasman Metals, a Canadian-based junior exploration and development company working in the rare earth markets, has made considerable strides in the development of the Norra Karr project located in Sweden.
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Equitas Resources Corp., led by CEO Jay Roberge, is Pioneering the Partnership Model
by Allen Alper. and Aaron Hoos


Today, many junior resource companies dig around on their property until they find something – anything! Then they wait for larger companies to outbid each other in an effort to acquire the junior company.
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Larry Reaugh is Ready to Profit from Another ‘M’: Manganese
by Allen Alper. And Aaron Hoos


Smart investors watch for trends and invest accordingly. Some notice trends headed downward and they get out to protect their gains. Others see trends headed upwards and they get in early to earn profits. Smart investors should be paying attention to Larry Reaugh, who has not only identified a compelling and potentially profitable trend for investors, he and his company are doing something about it in a big, big way.
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Mining convention draws people from around the world
by PDAC 2011


For a few days every March, Toronto becomes the focal point for some 20,000 people involved in the world’s exploration and mining industry.
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Stan Bharti Leader of Forbes & Manhattan
by Dr. Allen Alper and Jeff Senior


A leading private merchant bank that mainly manages junior resource companies to create shareholder value, Forbes & Manhattan has founded and managed many public and private enterprises. It employs geologists and mining engineers as well as financial professionals and lawyers so it can focus on the global resources sector.
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Copper, Gold, Uranium, Molybdenum: Polar Star Mining: Excelling in Chile
by Allen Alper. and Aaron Hoos


While a lot of the companies we interview here were often started by people who have only ever worked in the mining industry as geologists, it's interesting to get a different perspective from time to time.
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Exciting Times for Levon Resources: Gold, Silver, Lead, Molybdenum and Zinc!
by Dr Allen M. Alper and Bryan Martin


For more than 20 years Ron Tremblay had been exclusively involved in mining finance. So when he was approached three-and-a-half years ago by Vancouver-based junior Levon Resources Ltd to oversee operations, it didn’t take long for the now-president and CEO to make what has become a pivotal venture into mineral exploration.
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Avanti Mining focuses on Molybdenum: An Experienced Gold Manager Turns His Attention to Molybdenum
by Allen Alper. and Aaron Hoos


Gold, silver, uranium, and other metals often get glamorous headlines and a dedicated following who will invest in them and swear by them through thick and thin.
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The Waterfront Mining Group: Molybdenum, Nickel, Copper, Cobalt, Platinum, Palladium and Silver
by Dr. Allen Alper and Mindy Matter


With five publicly traded companies, and numerous deposit projects, The Waterfront Mining Group is poised to make a sizable impact in the metals industry in the years ahead
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Globex Mining Enterprises : a very large North American portfolio of advanced properties with gold, copper, zinc, silver, uranium, platinum, palladium, magnesium and talc potential
by Dr. Allen M. Alper and Bryan Martin


Jack Stoch has very rare abilities and geological and business background that has enabled Globex to have a very successful approach of discovering and acquiring a vast amount of diversified valuable properties and developing them for licensing or partnership.
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 29, 2016) - HAWKEYE Gold & Diamond Inc. (the "Company" or "HAWKEYE") (TSX VENTURE:HGO)(FRANKFURT:HGT)(ISIN:CA42016R3027)(WKN:A12A61) is pleased to announce that Dr. Stewart Jackson and Mr. Ralph Stricklen have agreed to join the Hawkeye team as geological, mining and milling Senior Technical Advisors providing the Company with years of significant knowledge and experience which will be invaluable as the Company advances its projects.
Experts Corner
Dr. Alper Interviews Thom Calandra, THE CALANDRA REPORT, at PDAC 2016
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC
This is Dr. Allen Alper, of Metals News, who's interviewing Thom Calandra of subscriber service The Calandra Report and his free and affiliated thomcalandra.com. Thom has been following the minerals industries for about 30 years as a writer, researcher and investor. He also started several publishing ventures, including the world’s largest financial news service via Internet: MarketWatch and CBS MarketWatch. Give us some of your insights and thoughts, Thom.
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Interview of Long-Term Uranium Analyst Rob Chang of Cantor Fitzgerald
by Peter Epstein, CFA, MBA EpsteinResearch.com @peterepstein2
This interview of Rob Chang of Cantor Fitzgerald is based entirely on his own Uranium Sector views. Disclosure here a piece of cake — I have no prior or existing relationship with Mr. Chang, Cantor Fitzgerald or any company listed herein. Rob Chang has been a proponent of the uranium sector for years. Like many of his peers, including Rick Rule, my friend Alex Molyneux of Azarga Uranium, Chris Berry who said in 2014, something that very well come true, that the uranium sector rebound is a 2016 event. Nice call!
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Nickel Mining Like its 1864
by Richard (Rick) Mills / Ahead of the herd
Nickel Sulphide Project Pipeline Empty. Nickel is present in over 3000 different alloys that are used in over 300,000 products for consumer, industrial, military, transport/aerospace, marine and architectural applications.
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Rare Earths Panel Explores Prices, Supply and Demand, and Investors Opportunities
by Allen Alper and Aaron Hoos
One of the events at the summit was a panel entitled "The Rare Earth Think Tank". Mickey Fulp, founder of the Mercenary Geologist, moderated the discussion and he was joined by Anthony Alfidi (of Alfidi Capital), John Thomas (the Mad Hedge Fund Trader), and Jeb Handwerger (of Gold Stock Trades). Some of these experts, themselves, own an interest in some of these companies.
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Gareth Hatch: Navigating the Rare Earth Metals Landscape
by Brian Sylvester of The Critical Metals Report (11/22/11)
Gareth Hatch, co-founder of Technology Metals Research LLC, gives us the lay of the land in the rare earth sector. Many variables are shaping this developing market, and from calculating global demand to anticipating individual project costs, data makes the difference in determining viable investments. Gareth Hatch gets down to the nitty gritty in this Critical Metals exclusive, and comes up with some promising projects in the works.
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Electrolytic Manganese - More Than Meets The Eye
by Ken Reser
Historically, Electrolytic Manganese Metal (EMM) held a few basic critical and strategic uses, primarily in the alloying of Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum to name a few.
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Mine to Magnet
by Richard (Rick) Mills / Ahead of the herd
The rare earths are a group of 17 elements comprising Scandium, Yttrium, and the Lanthanides. The Lanthanides are a group of 15 (Cerium, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Holmium, Lanthanum, Lutetium, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Terbium, Thorium, Thulium, Ytterbium) chemically similar elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71, inclusive.
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Tiex Inc. – Green Fields and Blue Sky in BC’s Cariboo
by Richard (Rick) Mills / Ahead of the Herd
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information
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Mickey Fulp Talks about the Critical Problem of “Critical” Metals
by Allen Alper. and Aaron Hoos
Markets go up and down. They are fundamentally propelled by supply and demand but markets are also propelled by investor exuberance over the latest fad. For a while it was gold. We've also seen uranium as the "everyone's-talking-about-it" metal, and copper, and rare earth elements. Right now, the term "critical” is a popular term for a particular group of metals among speculators.
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Wicheeda Lake REEs
by Richard (Rick) Mills / Ahead of the Herd
The rare earths are a group of 17 elements comprising Scandium, Yttrium, and the Lanthanides. The Lanthanides are a group of 15 (Cerium, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Holmium, Lanthanum, Lutetium, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Terbium, Thorium, Thulium, Ytterbium) chemically similar elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71, inclusive.
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A Report From The Rare Earths Conference In Beijing
by Jack Lifton
I am in Beijing, where I am attending and have spoken at the 2010 China Rare Earth Summit, part of the 6th International Conference on Rare Earth Development and Application, run by the Chinese Society of Rare Earths. I was honored to be one of only three American guest speakers.
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Financing Trends. Trouble in Paradise.
by Christopher Ecclestone, Hailgarten
Investors’ interest has revived in the mining space since the slump of 2008/9 but it is not what it was.
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Rare Earths The GAO Report – Mapping the Road Not Taken
by Christopher Ecclestone - Hallgarten & Company Metals Review
After a brief lull in the gunfire in the battle over Rare Earths the heavy artillery is now being drawn into position and a big shell has just gone whizzing over the marketplace in the form of the GAO’s long awaited report on US dependency on Rare Earths. The real barrage is yet to come with the Molycorp IPO set to ride the resurgent chatter in the sector and the politicians will begin to wade in and see how Rare Earth can be turned into pork with some Washington alchemy.
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Thom Calandra, Ticker Ticker Trax: Optioning Colombia gold & copper
by Dr. Allen Alper of Metals News
We sat a spell in Vancouver, Canada, with Thom Calandra, investor and writer. Thom is the journalist who started CBS MarketWatch and MarketWatch.com – now part of the Dow Jones-News Corp. family. Thom (by the way, folks -- as friendly and helpful as ever – some five years post-MarketWatch), and his California family of four profited handsomely from the $518 million sale of MarketWatch to Dow Jones in 2005.
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Who are the real top-performing companies in the metals industry today?
by Thom Calandra
Thom Calandra of Ticker Trax has been following natural resources since 1991 and shares his thoughts on the current metals market trends. He is the co-founder of CBS MarketWatch and is well known among geologists, prospectors and merchant bankers
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