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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 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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San Marco Discovers Copper, Gold, Moly Porphyry System
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 19, 2017) - San Marco Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SMN) ("San Marco" or the "Company") announces updated exploration results from the Company's generative exploration program in Sonora state, Mexico.
Paladin Energy Limited: MGT Shareholder Approval to Acquire 30% Manyingee
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - January 19, 2017) - Paladin Energy Ltd (Paladin or the Company) (ASX: PDN) (TSX: PDN) is pleased to advise MGT Resources Limited (MGT) has received shareholder approval to acquire 30% of the Manyingee Uranium Project (Manyingee) for US$10 million cash. The approval represents another positive milestone towards closing the transaction.
Auction of Stainless Sales Corporation's Equipment Scheduled for February 2, 2017
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The assets of Stainless Sales Corporation of Addison, IL will be sold at auction February 2, announced PPL Group ("PPL"), one of the nation's leading industrial auction firms.
Copper Fox Announces Positive Sampling Results From Mineral Mountain Copper-Molybdenum-Gold Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 18, 2017) - Copper Fox Metals Inc. ("Copper Fox" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CUU)(OTC PINK:CPFXF) is pleased to announce preliminary sampling results (51 samples) from its 100% owned Mineral Mountain porphyry copper project, located in central Arizona. The results for additional samples from the project are pending.
Duval Precision Grinding Receives Upgrade to Tier 1 Vendor Status for GE
CHICOPEE, Mass., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Duval Precision Grinding has been officially approved as a Tier 1 vendor for General Electric (GE). After recent growth, GE has been adding more vendors to their roster of trusted service providers to accommodate increased production demands. As industry experts in aerospace grinding, Duval was chosen to provide precision grinding services as a tier 1 vendor.
Outokumpu announces full stainless rebar offering for the North American market
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Outokumpu wins a stainless steel rebar order for a highway bridge project in Kuwait
Outokumpu Oyj
Entree Gold Closes Second Tranche of Non-Brokered Private Placement
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 13, 2017) - Entrée Gold Inc. (TSX:ETG)(NYSE MKT:EGI)(FRANKFURT:EKA) - ("Entrée" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the second and final tranche of the non-brokered private placement announced on December 15, 2016 (the "Financing").
AuRico Metals Significantly Expands High Grade Core of Kemess East Deposit
TORONTO, January 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Eureka Acquires Additional Claim Block in Klondike
VANCOUVER, Jan. 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Eureka Resources Inc. ("Eureka" or the "Company") (TSXV: EUK) is pleased to announce acquisition of 82 claims, or the "Claims") located in Klondike Gold Fields in the Yukon Territory. The TAK Property consists of a contiguous block of 82 claims covering an approximate area of 1695 hectares within the Dawson Mining Division. The property is located 5 km north of the Yukon River and approximately 20km North East of Goldcorp's Coffee project which is 120km south of Dawson City.
Amarc applies to drill seven significant porphyry copper targets - Completes key property purchase at IKE while Centerra relinquishes option
VANCOUVER, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Amarc Resources Ltd. ("Amarc" or the "Company") (TSX-V: AHR; OTCBB: AXREF) announces that Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. ("TCMC"), which was recently acquired by gold-focused Centerra Gold Inc., has relinquished its option to earn up to a 50% interest in the IKE porphyry copper-molybdenum-silver discovery and surrounding district, located near Gold Bridge, British Columbia ("BC").
Capstone Mining Reports Record 2016 Production
VANCOUVER, Jan. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Capstone Mining Corp. ("Capstone") (TSX: CS) today announced production results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016. Combined production totalled 29,900 and 114,600 tonnes of copper in the fourth quarter and year-to-date periods, respectively, with additional by-products of zinc, molybdenum, lead, silver and gold.
Northisle Files NI-43-101 Red Dog Technical Report on SEDAR; Moves Forward With a PEA on the Combined Hushamu-Red Dog Project
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - January 10, 2017) - Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. Inc. ("Northisle" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: NCX) has filed an independent technical report for the maiden NI-43-101 Mineral Resource Report on its Red Dog copper-gold deposit, which was prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 -- standards of disclosure for mineral projects.
Taseko Announces Record Quarterly Copper and Molybdenum Production at Gibraltar
VANCOUVER, Jan. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; NYSE MKT: TGB) ("Taseko" or the "Company") is pleased to announce fourth quarter copper production of 40.7 million pounds and 0.8 million pounds of molybdenum. Total production for the year was 133.2 million pounds of copper and 0.9 million pounds of molybdenum (for the four months the molybdenum plant operated). Total sales for the year were 131.1 million pounds of copper and 0.9 million pounds of molybdenum.
Outokumpu Oyj and Outotec Oyj reach an agreement on the patent dispute
Stainless Steel Forgings Market Size And Forecast By Product (Cold/Hot Forged Products, Castings, Sintered Parts), By Application (Building & Construction, Industrial, Automotive, Aviation, Consumer Goods), By Region And Trend Analysis From 2013 To 2024
LONDON, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The global stainless steel forgings market is expected to reach USD 13.57 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Positive energy and construction industry outlook is expected to boost the market growth of stainless steel forgings over the forecast period.

Stainless steel forgings are now finding acceptance across various end-use industries on account of characteristics such as economic viability, reliability, and strength. These forgings exhibit higher strength than other steel alloys and also have good corrosion resistance. The forged products also have a higher strength to weight ratio on account of which they are used in a large number of applications.

The industrial application was the dominant segment in the market. The demand is driven by countries such as China and Japan due to a presence of a large number of heavy component manufacturers present. The growing usage of this product in automotive is expected to boost the overall demand. The application of stainless steel forgings in aviation is also expected to boost the demand over the forecast period.

Further key findings from the report suggest:

Cold/Hot forged parts are thelargest product segment and are expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2016 to 2024. The ease of manufacturing coupled with low costs involved in the manufacture is expected to drive demand for these products.

Industrial application segment is the largest application segment and is expected to reach USD 2.35 billion by 2024 on account of rising industrial activity in Asia Pacific and Africa.

Stainless steel forged products are largely chosen in building and construction application segment as they provide a high degree of corrosion resistance with necessary strength.The buildings & construction application of stainless steel forgings market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2016 to 2014.

Latin America is expected to witness significant revenue growth, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2016 to 2024 in light of the increasing construction projects and rise in the number of energy installations in the region.

Companies are moderately competitive with leading companies such as PCC Forged Products and ISGEC Heavy Engineering increasing their product portfolio by introducing new products in the market. The industry leaders are expected to dominate the market by acquisitions and increasing the capacity of their production facilities.

Manufacturers in the market are also engaged in expanding their presence by increasing the number of warehouses to cater to a large number of customers in different regions. The noticeable trend is of manufacturers entering into agreements with end-users for the supply of products.
Powder Nickel Alloys Market in Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies and 3D Printing Demand and Revenue to 2026
PUNE, India, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The report on Nickel Alloys Market in Additive Manufacturing looks into the world of nickel alloys and the current and future potential for short run and serial production utilizing various AM techniques.
Cornerstone awarded Bramaderos concession
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 5, 2017) - Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. ("Cornerstone" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:CGP)(FRANKFURT:GWN)(BERLIN:GWN)(OTCBB:CTNXF) announces its subsidiary La Plata Minerales S.A. ("Plamin") has been awarded the "Bramaderos" concession in Ecuador following a public bidding process.
JDL Gold Provides Corporate Update
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 4, 2017) - JDL Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:JDL) ("JDL Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to provide the following corporate update.
Cascabel Exploration Update Holes 18, 19 and 20R
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 4, 2017) - Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc. ("Cornerstone" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:CGP)(FRANKFURT:GWN)(BERLIN:GWN)(OTCBB:CTNXF) announces the following project update for the Cascabel copper-gold porphyry joint venture exploration project in northern Ecuador, in which the Company has a 15% interest financed through to completion of a feasibility study. SolGold Plc is funding 100% of the exploration at Cascabel and is the operator of the project.
Pershing Gold Hires Timothy D. Arnold as Vice President of Operations
LAKEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pershing Gold Corporation (NASDAQ:PGLC) (TSX:PGLC) (FWB:7PG1) ("Pershing Gold" or the "Company"), an emerging Nevada gold producer, today announces that Timothy D. Arnold ("Arnold") has joined the Company as Vice President of Operations.
Paladin Energy Limited: Inaccurate Media Articles
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - January 03, 2017) - Paladin Energy Ltd ("Paladin" or the "Company") (ASX: PDN) (TSX: PDN) notes that it has been pointed out to it that there have been inaccurate trade journal articles, blog posts and other media reports concerning its announcement of 28 December 2016 (EDF Long-Term Off-Take Contract Update). The announcement updated the market on the contractual process to determine the value of EDF's security and the consequences of that process. More than one article incorrectly states that Paladin may expect to receive some additional funds from EDF at this time, which is incorrect. We encourage stakeholders and media to refer to the Company's announcements and direct any questions for points of clarification to Paladin.
Almadex Hits 240.00 Meters of 0.22% Copper and 0.50 G/T Gold Within 646.38 Meters of 0.15% Copper and 0.30 G/T Gold Which Also Includes 469.00 Meters of 0.18% Copper and 0.38 G/T Gold in Hole EC-16-017 at the Norte Zone
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - January 03, 2017) - Almadex Minerals Limited ("Almadex" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: AMZ) (OTCQB: AXDDF) is pleased to announce it has received complete assay results from hole EC-16-017, drilled from the same pad as the previously announced holes EC-16-010, 012, 013 and 016, but at an azimuth of 150 degrees and a dip of -55. In addition results from the bottom of Hole EC-16-016 have also been received. Hole EC-16-017, like the previous holes drilled from this pad, intersected significant mineralisation from the collar. With these new results the last of the 2016 Norte drill program, the Company interprets that a distal and high level portion of a porphyry system with significant gold values has been intersected.
Largo produces a record 828 tonnes of vanandium pentoxide in December
TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") (TSX: LGO) (OTCQB: LGORF) is pleased to announce it has achieved a new monthly production record at its Maracás Menchen Mine during the month of December. The Company produced 828 tonnes of vanadium pentoxide ("Vanadium" or "V2O5") surpassing by 22 tonnes the Company's previous monthly production record of 806 tonnes set during September 2016. In addition to a new monthly record, Largo is also pleased to announce that it has achieved new weekly and daily production records in December of 219 and 39 tonnes, respectively.
Metallic Gasket Demand to Grow 4.7% Annually Through 2020
CLEVELAND, Jan. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for metallic gaskets is forecast to advance 4.7 percent per year through 2020 to $2.2 billion, slowing from the robust pace of the 2010-2015 period but continuing to outperform nonmetallic gaskets as metallic gaskets continue to supplant nonmetallics in a number of applications. Sales of metallic gaskets will also be supported by ongoing gains in major end-use markets, including motor vehicles and machinery. However, slowing output gains in both industries will cause metallic gasket sales increases to slow compared to the 2010-2015 period. In addition, competition from some nonmetallic gaskets, especially those made from advanced nontraditional materials such as flexible graphite and advanced fibers, will also restrain growth to some extent. These and other trends are presented in Gasket & Seal Market in the US, 12th Edition, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.
Outokumpu – Transfer of the company’s own shares
Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel. We create advanced materials that are efficient, long lasting and recyclable – thus building a world that lasts forever. Stainless steel, invented a century ago, is an ideal material to create lasting solutions in demanding applications from cutlery to bridges, energy and medical equipment: it is 100% recyclable, corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free, durable and hygienic. Outokumpu employs 11,000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and shares listed in Nasdaq Helsinki. 
Paladin Energy Limited: EdF Long Term Off-Take Contract Update
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - December 27, 2016) - Paladin Energy Ltd ("Paladin" or the "Company") (ASX: PDN)(TSX: PDN) has received a notice from Électricité de France ("EdF") regarding EdF's US$200M pre-payment under the Long Term Off-Take Contract between EdF and Paladin entered into in August 2012 ("Off-Take Contract").
Largo announces agreement to qualify its vanadium for use and sale in the aerospace alloy sector
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") (TSX: LGO) (OTCQB: LGORF) is very pleased to announce that it intends to produce, qualify and sell its vanadium products at the specifications required for use in the aerospace alloy market sector via Glencore International AG, the existing exclusive off taker of all vanadium product currently produced from the Maracás Menchen Mine.
BC Moly Ltd. Announces Shareholder Approval of Re-Pricing of Options
BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2016) - BC Moly Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BM) (the "Company" or "BC Moly") announces that, at the Company's Annual and Special General Meeting held on December 2, 2016, shareholders approved the re-pricing of a total of 600,000 options ("Options") to purchase common shares of the Company to an amended exercise price of $0.05 per share. The TSX Venture Exchange requires that the re-pricing of the Options be approved by the holders of a simple majority of the Company's shares, excluding the shares beneficially owned by Insiders of the Company who hold the re-priced Options and associates of those Insiders.
Material Sciences Corporation Ramps Up Production and Marketing of Exclusive RepliKote Prefinished Decorative Metal
CANTON, Mich., Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Material Sciences Corporation (MSC) announces that the company is expanding the reach of its RepliKote(TM) decorative metals. A specialty line of prefinished coils or sheets that emulate exotic metals, stone, wood and designer patterns is stylish, durable and environmentally sensitive, RepliKote can be shaped, by conventional methods, into stunningly realistic exterior and interior panels, partitions, casework, furniture, equipment and appliances. Produced at MSC facilities in Toronto, Ontario, and Elk Grove Village, Illinois, RepliKote materials yield significant cost savings and quality improvements across multiple manufacturing, architectural, construction and design segments.
Carmax announces positive results from grindability and flotation testing on the Eaglehead project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2016) - Carmax Mining Corp. ("Carmax") (TSX VENTURE:CXM) is pleased to announce results from preliminary grindability and flotation testing on Carmax Mining Corporation's Eaglehead copper-gold-molybdenum project, located in northwest British Columbia. Test work was completed by SGS Mineral Services ("SGS").
Libero Mining Options the Tomichi Porphyry Copper Deposit
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2016) - Libero Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:LBC) is pleased to announce it has optioned the Tomichi porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit ('Tomichi') in Colorado from Kris Weckerling and partners. Libero Mining has a five-year option until December 16, 2021 to acquire 100% of Tomichi for an exercise price of US $4 million (the 'Exercise Price'). To maintain the option, Libero Mining must make option payments in the amounts of US $40,000 by January 15, 2017, US $60,000 by December 16, 2017, US $80,000 by December 16, 2018, US $125,000 by December 16, 2019 and US $150,000 by December 16, 2020. Option payments made to maintain the option are not credited against the Exercise Price, however at any time the option may be exercised early by paying the Exercise Price with no further option payments required. The transaction is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
U.S. Stainless Steel Bar Producers Encouraged by the Department of Commerce's Initiation of a Changed Circumstances Review Concerning Two Indian Producers - Viraj Profiles and Venus Wire
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced the initiation of its changed circumstances review to determine whether two Indian producers, Viraj Profiles Ltd. ("Viraj") and Venus Wire Industries Pvt. Ltd., including its affiliates Hindustan Inox, Precision Metals and Sieves Manufacturers (India) Pvt. Ltd. (collectively, "Venus Wire's") should be reinstated back under the existing antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India. The original antidumping duty order went into effect on February 21, 1995. The estimated margins of dumping range from 9.27 to 45.98 percent for Viraj and from 26.59 to 43.55 percent for Venus Wire.
Northcliff closes $3 million financing
VANCOUVER, Dec. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Northcliff Resources Ltd. ("Northcliff" or the "Company") (TSX: NCF) is pleased to announce that it has closed a private placement financing (the "Private Placement") with a subsidiary of Todd Corporation ("Todd"), issuing 27.2 million common shares its capital ("Common Shares") at a price of $0.11 per Common Share to Todd, for gross proceeds to the Company of $3 million. The Common Shares issued are subject to applicable resale restrictions, including a four month hold period under Canadian securities rules.
Almadex Hits 268.50 Meters of 0.20% Copper and 0.46 G/T Gold Within 497.00 Meters of 0.16% Copper and 0.33 G/T Gold in Hole EC-16-16 at the Norte Zone and Provides Further El Cobre Project Overview and Target Discussion
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 15, 2016) - Almadex Minerals Limited ("Almadex" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: AMZ) (OTCQB: AXDDF) is pleased to announce it has received partial results (to 502.00 meters depth) from hole EC-16-16, drilled from the same pad as the previously announced holes EC-16-10, 12 and 13, but at an azimuth of 200 degrees and a dip of -55. Hole EC-16-16 intersected significant mineralisation from the collar, similar to that announced previously in the Norte Zone. Hole EC-16-14 was also collared from this pad but was drilled to the north at an azimuth of 0 degrees and a dip of -80 degrees. This hole, like the previously announced hole EC-16-013, intersected considerably less stockwork veining and corresponding mineralisation. Together these two new holes reported today further support the interpretation that the Norte drilling to date has intersected shallow dipping to flat lying mineralisation with significant gold values, that represents a distal and high level portion of a porphyry system. The current data suggests that the mineralisation trends to the south towards the undrilled high chargeability and magnetics target known as Villa Rica. Extending from the Norte Zone to the Villa Rica zone there is a roughly 2.5 kilometer long by 1 kilometer wide zone of high chargeability, high magnetics and high copper, gold and molybdenum in soil that has never been drill tested (see attached maps and IP section summary). Highlights from hole EC-16-013 and 016 include the following intercepts which are also shown on the attached plan and sections:
Serengeti Identifies Strong Drill Target Immediately West of Mt. Milligan Mine
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 15, 2016) - Serengeti Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SIR)(FRANKFURT:34S) and partner Fjordland Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FEX) have identified a very strong induced polarization(IP) geophysical anomaly on their jointly held Milligan West property located four kilometers west of the currently producing Mt. Milligan Mine owned by Centerra Gold Inc. Serengeti views this newly identified target as having the size and intensity to host a potentially significant sulphide system at a moderate depth. The anomaly remains open to the west for expansion and is a high priority for drill testing.
Minera Alamos Inc. Engages CSA Global Canada Geosciences Ltd. To Complete Preliminary Economic Assessment on the La Fortuna Gold Project
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 15, 2016) - Minera Alamos Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MAI) (the "Company" or "Minera Alamos") is pleased to announce that it has engaged CSA Global Canada Geosciences Ltd. ("CSA Global") to undertake a Preliminary Economic Assessment of the La Fortuna gold project located in the State of Durango, Mexico and prepare a technical report for the project in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 (the "PEA").
Steel Alloys: The Year in Review for Vanadium, Chromium and Molybdenum
LONDON, December 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Northcliff announces results of Special Meeting
VANCOUVER, Dec. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Northcliff Resources Ltd. ("Northcliff" or the "Company") (TSX: NCF) is pleased to announce the results of the Company's Special Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") held December 13, 2016 in Vancouver, including approval of a $3 million financing.
Paladin Energy Limited: Sale of Deep Yellow Shareholding
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - December 14, 2016) - Paladin Energy Ltd (Paladin or the Company) (ASX: PDN) (TSX: PDN) wishes to advise it has sold its entire shareholding in Deep Yellow Limited. The sale price of A$0.01 per share will translate to a receipt of approximately A$2.6M.
Paladin Energy Limited: Sale of Non-Core Australian Exploration Assets
PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - December 14, 2016) - Paladin Energy Ltd (Paladin or the Company) (ASX: PDN) (TSX: PDN) wishes to advise it has sold a number of non-core Australian exploration assets to Uranium Africa Limited (UAL) for A$2.5 million.
Sciaky to Deliver Large, Industrial-Scale Metal 3D Printer to Airbus
CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), and leading provider of metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, announced today that Airbus will take delivery of a state-of-the-art Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM(TM)) 110 System in December 2016. The renowned aircraft manufacturer will utilize Sciaky's industrial-scale metal 3D printing system to produce large structural parts made of titanium.
A. M. Castle & Co. Announces New $112 Million Secured Term Credit Facilities
OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A. M. Castle & Co. (OTCQB:CASL) (the “Company” or “Castle”), a global distributor of specialty metal and supply chain solutions, announced the execution and closing of a definitive agreement for new $112 million secured term credit facilities (the “Credit Facilities”).

As previously announced on November 4, 2016, the Company entered into commitment letters (each, a “Commitment Letter”) with certain financial institutions including Highbridge Capital, Whitebox Advisors, Corre Partners, and Wolverine Asset Management (the “Financial Institutions”) in order to repay outstanding borrowings and support the continuance of letters of credit, totaling $53.2 million in the aggregate under the Company’s former revolving loan and security agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association as lender and administrative agent (the “Former Credit Agreement”). The Company’s new Credit Facilities will take the form of senior-secured, first-lien, term loan credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of up to $112 million, which is $12 million greater than previously announced. In connection therewith, commitments pursuant the Former Credit Agreement have been terminated and liens granted to the collateral agent pursuant thereto have been released in full.

President and CEO Steve Scheinkman commented, “These new credit facilities will enhance Castle’s liquidity and better position the Company to advance its ongoing efforts to capitalize on market opportunities. We are excited to have the support of the financial institutions funding the Credit Facilities.”

In connection with the funding of the Credit Facilities, the Financial Institutions were issued warrants (the “Warrants”) to purchase an aggregate of 5,000,000 shares of the common stock of the Company, pro rata based on the principal amount of each Financial Institution’s commitment in the Credit Facilities. The Warrants have exercise prices as follows: (i) 50% of the Warrants have an exercise price of $0.50 per share and will expire on June 8, 2018 and (ii) the remaining 50% of the Warrants have an exercise price of $0.65 per share and will expire June 8, 2018.

The funding of the Credit Facilities was subject to original issue discount in an amount equal to 3.00% of the full principal amount of the Credit Facilities. The Credit Facilities will bear interest at a rate per annum equal to 11.00%, payable monthly in arrears. The outstanding principal amount of the Credit Facilities and all accrued and unpaid interest thereon will be due and be payable on September 14, 2018.

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Rubicon Minerals Strengthens its Board and Management Team
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 8, 2016) - Rubicon Minerals Corporation (TSX:RMX) ("Rubicon" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that, upon the completion of the refinancing and recapitalization transaction (the "Restructuring Transaction") announced on October 20, 2016, Peter R. Jones, P. Eng., and David A. S. Palmer, Ph.D., P.Geo., will be appointed to the Rubicon Board of Directors (the "Board"). Michael A. Willett, P. Eng., will also join the management team as the Director of 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 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 @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 – 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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