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Resource Clips


May, 2017

May 31st, 2017

Metals and electric cars—A revolution in the making Geology for Investors
Two ways to beat the odds with mining investment Streetwise Reports
Lithium-ion batteries now sell for less than $140 per kWh Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
An unexpected change in gold’s seasonal trading pattern Stockhouse
U.S. State Department memo explains policy to drive gold out of financial system GoldSeek
Brazilian alumina trihydrate exports to U.S. rise almost 150% Industrial Minerals
Poverty is going extinct but the middle class is still in trouble Equities.com
John Kaiser talks cobalt, graphite, zinc, uranium, tungsten SmallCapPower
Lithium Q1 2017 review and risks—The train keeps a rollin’ The Disruptive Discoveries Journal

Simon Moores of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence says China outpaces the rest of the world for battery demand and production

May 30th, 2017

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Stepout drilling hits 1.2% Li2O over 38 metres at Far Resources’ Manitoba lithium project

May 30th, 2017

by Greg Klein | May 30, 2017

Phase II drilling on Far Resources’ (CSE:FAT) Snow Lake-region Zoro property supports the continuity of lithium mineralization at depth, the company announced May 30. The seven-hole, 1,088-metre program on pegmatite Dyke #1 stepped out from last year’s Phase I campaign that found results comparing favourably with historic data. Phase II highlights show:

Hole FAR17-008

  • 1.1% Li2O over 2.4 metres, starting at 144.6 metres in downhole depth
Stepout drilling hits 1.2% over 38 metres at Far Resources’ Manitoba lithium project

FAR17-010

  • 1.2% over 38.3 metres, starting at 164 metres
  • (including 2.3% over 4.6 metres)
  • (and including 2.6% over 2.1 metres)
  • (and including 1.4% over 7.7 metres)

FAR17-011

  • 1.3% over 1.3 metres, starting at 46.7 metres

FAR17-012

  • 1.7% over 10.7 metres, starting at 104.3 metres
  • (including 4.1% over 107.3 metres)
  • (and including 2.1% over 5.1 metres)

FAR17-013

  • 1% over 1.7 metres, starting at 75.3 metres

True widths weren’t provided. Holes FAR17-009 and FAR17-014 showed pegmatite over 1.8 metres and eight metres respectively, but without significant assays.

Overall the results support a 3D model that’s now being updated to incorporate the new info. The standout intercept of 1.2% over 38 metres confirms “that Dyke #1 thickens at depth and continues to host high-grade lithium,” said president/CEO Keith Anderson. “Further exploration will be focused on expanding the mineralization both along strike and at depth of this impressive intersection.”

Field work beginning in June will examine six other dykes on contiguous optioned land as well as Dyke #1, before planning Phase III drilling. The accelerated 100% acquisition of Zoro 1 closed this month, as did an oversubscribed private placement of $315,000.

Far Resources also holds the Winston silver-gold property in New Mexico.

May 30th, 2017

Metals and electric cars—A revolution in the making Geology for Investors
Two ways to beat the odds with mining investment Streetwise Reports
Lithium-ion batteries now sell for less than $140 per kWh Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
An unexpected change in gold’s seasonal trading pattern Stockhouse
U.S. State Department memo explains policy to drive gold out of financial system GoldSeek
Brazilian alumina trihydrate exports to U.S. rise almost 150% Industrial Minerals
Poverty is going extinct but the middle class is still in trouble Equities.com
John Kaiser talks cobalt, graphite, zinc, uranium, tungsten SmallCapPower
Lithium Q1 2017 review and risks—The train keeps a rollin’ The Disruptive Discoveries Journal

May 29th, 2017

Metals and electric cars—A revolution in the making Geology for Investors
Two ways to beat the odds with mining investment Streetwise Reports
Lithium-ion batteries now sell for less than $140 per kWh Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
An unexpected change in gold’s seasonal trading pattern Stockhouse
U.S. State Department memo explains policy to drive gold out of financial system GoldSeek
Brazilian alumina trihydrate exports to U.S. rise almost 150% Industrial Minerals
Poverty is going extinct but the middle class is still in trouble Equities.com
John Kaiser talks cobalt, graphite, zinc, uranium, tungsten SmallCapPower
Lithium Q1 2017 review and risks—The train keeps a rollin’ The Disruptive Discoveries Journal

Alex Demas of the U.S. Geological Survey discusses recent USGS publications on critical minerals

May 26th, 2017

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May 26th, 2017

Metals and electric cars—A revolution in the making Geology for Investors
Two ways to beat the odds with mining investment Streetwise Reports
Lithium-ion batteries now sell for less than $140 per kWh Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
An unexpected change in gold’s seasonal trading pattern Stockhouse
U.S. State Department memo explains policy to drive gold out of financial system GoldSeek
Brazilian alumina trihydrate exports to U.S. rise almost 150% Industrial Minerals
Poverty is going extinct but the middle class is still in trouble Equities.com
John Kaiser talks cobalt, graphite, zinc, uranium, tungsten SmallCapPower
Lithium Q1 2017 review and risks—The train keeps a rollin’ The Disruptive Discoveries Journal

Saskatchewan Mining Association chairperson Jessica Theriault signals “growing leadership role of women in mining”

May 25th, 2017

by Greg Klein | May 25, 2017

The director of environmental affairs for The Mosaic Company NYSE:MOS, Jessica Theriault has been elected to lead the Saskatchewan Mining Association board. A former SMA director and member of its environment committee, she has an environmental engineering degree and MBA from the University of Regina, along with 19 years of environmental experience in Saskatchewan potash mining.

Saskatchewan Mining Association chairperson Jessica Theriault signals “growing leadership role of women in mining”

Jessica Theriault

Theriault succeeds Neil McMillan, who serves as chairperson of Cameco Corp TSX:CCO.

“Given the importance of mining to the Saskatchewan and Canadian economies, and the strength of our industry’s reputation, my focus as chair will be to ensure that we continue to deliver, but also drive improvements across the sector,” said Theriault.

Elected as SMA vice-chairperson was Tammy Van Lambalgen, VP of corporate affairs and general counsel for AREVA Resources Canada.

Although the SMA already has a female president in Pamela Schwann, the association noted that Theriault will be the first woman to lead its board. Her election, along with that of Van Lambalgen, “represents a significant milestone in signalling the growing leadership role of women in mining,” the SMA stated. “It also shines a light on the diversity of rewarding careers for women in the mining sector in Saskatchewan, home to global mining and exploration companies and the top jurisdiction in the world for attracting mineral investment according to the annual Fraser Institute Survey of Mining Companies.”

The news follows last week’s appointment of Edie Thome as president/CEO of the British Columbia-based Association for Mineral Exploration, which already had a female chairperson in Diane Nicolson. But in 2002, when the position of AME president was voluntary and the executive director was the staff lead position, Shari Gardiner served as president.

That province lost a prominent female industry spokesperson in April, however, when Karina Briño stepped down as B.C. Mining Association president/CEO to take on a mining role in her native Chile.

Earlier this month Saskatchewan mining companies pledged $1 million to the International Minerals Innovation Institute to help encourage greater employment of women and natives in the industry.

Rockcliff Copper readies for gold exploration on three of its northern Manitoba projects

May 25th, 2017

by Greg Klein | May 25, 2017

Now known chiefly for VMS deposits, Manitoba’s Snow Lake actually began as a gold mining camp. With active projects in both categories, Rockcliff Copper TSXV:RCU outlined near-term plans for three gold properties on May 25: Dickstone North (DSN), Laguna and Snow Lake Gold (SLG). The summer exploration will precede autumn drilling at Laguna.

Field work on Rockcliff’s 100%-held DSN will focus on a fault zone where historic, non-43-101 gold results included grab samples up to 34 g/t and channel samples up to 104.5 g/t over 0.25 metres. Work will also examine a 12-kilometre strike length that was overlooked by previous operators, Rockcliff stated.

Rockcliff Copper readies for gold exploration on three of its northern Manitoba projects

With a 100% option on the former Laguna gold mine, the company plans to resume this year’s surface and airborne geophysics following spring breakup. Intermittent mining on a single vein between 1916 and 1939 produced over 60,000 ounces from tonnage averaging 18.7 g/t. Rockcliff has previously announced surface grab samples ranging from trace to over 600 g/t. The geophysics will be followed by Laguna’s first drill program in over 70 years.

Another 100% option, SLG will undergo geological work on a major regional structural break with several areas of high-grade gold potential, the company added.

The three programs comprise just part of Rockcliff’s busy 2017 agenda for its approximately 45,000-hectare Snow Lake portfolio. The package also includes two copper-polymetallic deposits with resource estimates and four zinc deposits with historic, non-43-101 estimates, all within trucking distance of two Hudbay Minerals TSX:HBM plants.

“While we remain committed to advancing our core VMS properties we cannot underestimate the primary lode gold potential of our project which includes Manitoba’s first and highest-grade gold mine,” said Rockcliff president/CEO Ken Lapierre. Last month the company announced a new VMS zone on the 51%-optioned Talbot property, where Phase II drilling has been producing copper-gold-zinc-silver results.

In addition to Talbot and Laguna, the company has drilling planned this year for its Bur zinc property and Rail copper-gold-silver project.

Read more about Rockcliff Copper.

May 25th, 2017

Metals and electric cars—A revolution in the making Geology for Investors
Two ways to beat the odds with mining investment Streetwise Reports
Lithium-ion batteries now sell for less than $140 per kWh Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
An unexpected change in gold’s seasonal trading pattern Stockhouse
U.S. State Department memo explains policy to drive gold out of financial system GoldSeek
Brazilian alumina trihydrate exports to U.S. rise almost 150% Industrial Minerals
Poverty is going extinct but the middle class is still in trouble Equities.com
John Kaiser talks cobalt, graphite, zinc, uranium, tungsten SmallCapPower
Lithium Q1 2017 review and risks—The train keeps a rollin’ The Disruptive Discoveries Journal