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Garibaldi Resources Corp. Reports High-grade silver and increasing base metal values sampled up to 3 km south of Silver Eagle discovery

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:06 AM on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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VANCOUVER, Aug. 22, 2014  – Garibaldi Resources Corp. (TSX.V: GGI) (the “Company” or “Garibaldi”) is pleased to report that as Phase 2 diamond drilling continues at its Silver Eagle target (Rodadero North Project) in central Sonora State, surface sampling results from mineralized outcrops indicate continued high silver values in addition to a significant increase in base metal content (up to 14.9% lead and 1.8% zinc) 1.5 km to 3 km south of discovery hole SE-14-01.

Phase 1 drilling confirmed a shallow high-grade mineralized system open in all directions at Silver Eagle and apparently widening to the south toward the Reales area (see August 5, 2014 news release). Further work is continuing to determine the relationship between the Silver Eagle and Reales targets.

Steve Regoci, President and CEO of Garibaldi, commented: “The similarities of the silver grades in our sampling from Silver Eagle to the south are extremely encouraging. This also correlates with our hyperspectral ‘hot spot’ signatures that initially identified the contiguous Silver Eagle and Reales targets.

“Importantly, as we track mineralization through Reales, we continue to sample high silver grades while the base metal content appears to increase substantially. To the east and southeast of Silver Eagle, we’re investigating what seems to be predominantly gold-silver mineralization with some very high metal values from sampling as previously announced. The clustering of targets along a 10 kilometer distance at Rodadero North is the focus of an expanded exploration program.”

Assays from a total of 23 rock samples selected 1.5 km to 3 km south of Silver Eagle ranged from 6.5 g/t Ag to 549 g/t Ag, and from 0.15% Pb to 14.9% Pb. Average values from these selected dump, grab and channel samples were 117 g/t Ag and 4.9% Pb.

Highlights from the sampling at Reales are as follows:

Sample No. Target Ag (g/t) Pb (%)
865080 Reales central 549 5.8
865079 Reales central 210 13.1
26149 Reales central 198 4.4
121036 Reales central 110 11.4
121115 Reales central 18.9 14.9
62 Reales south 216 2.3
63 Reales south 336 4.8
64 Reales south 100 3.0

Four of the above samples from Reales central also returned elevated copper values ranging from 0.16% in sample no. 121036 to 0.66% Cu in sample no. 865080. Two samples (26149 and 865080) from Reales central returned zinc grades of 1.8% and 0.49%, respectively.

Sampling will soon be carried out over the northern section of Reales and additional areas throughout the target.

By the nature of the biases of sampling, the above sampling results are not necessarily representative of mineralization at Rodadero North in general or, specifically, within the zones, structures or geological features that were sampled.

Sampling data from other target areas at Rodadero are being compiled and interpreted, and the Company looks forward to releasing additional results in the near future.

Updated Maps

A Rodadero Project map can be viewed by going to the following web site URL:

Quality Assurance & Control

Garibaldi maintains strict QA-QC protocols for all aspects of its exploration programs that include the systematic insertion of blanks and standards into each sample batch. Acme Labs (now part of the Bureau Veritis group that includes BSI Inspectorate) performed assay analyses on core, and ALS Global (formerly ALS Chemex) performed analyses on rock samples. All samples were assayed using certified and industry standard assay techniques for gold and multi-element packages for other elements and for over-limits. Au was analyzed by 30 or 50 gram fire assay with an atomic absorption finish, and other elements were analyzed by multi-element ICP.

Qualified Person

Dr. Craig Gibson, Certified Professional Geologist and a director of Garibaldi, is a non-arms length Qualified Person for the Company’s Mexico projects and the direct manager of the technical programs operated under contract by Prospeccion Y Desarrollo Minero del Norte (ProDeMin). Dr. Gibson has reviewed this news release and approved the content thereof.

About Garibaldi

Garibaldi Resources Corp. is an active Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on creating shareholder value through discoveries and strategic development of its assets in some of the most prolific mining regions in Mexico and British Columbia.

We seek safe harbor.


Per: “Steve Regoci”

Steve Regoci, President

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release.

CLIENT FEATURE: DNA Precious Metals (DNAP: OTCQB) Production target fall 2014 with 7+ Year Mine Life In Quebec

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:19 PM on Thursday, August 21st, 2014


Focused on near term production of the Montauban tailings mine in the Province of Quebec, Canada with an aggressive search for economic production assets.

Why DNA Precious Metals?

  • Company is 100% unhedged thus positioned to fully benefit from any future rise in precious metals prices
  • Main asset is the Montauban Tailings Mine Property located at Notre-Dame-de-Montauban in one of the world’s most favorable mining jurisdictions; the province of Quebec
  • Focused on the extraction of gold, silver and potentially, the industrial mineral mica (phogopite) from the approximate 2.5 million metric tons of historic mining residues (“residues”) situated in the Montauban area
  • Extraction of the valuable metals from the residues is a low cost process compared to the processing of ore.
  • Economic potential from the processing of the residues is approximately 174 million dollars

Competitive Edge

  • Sole mining company in Canada with its primary focus of bringing a tailings residue site into commercial production. The Company has “first mover advantage” in Quebec, and may expand into exploitation of other tailings sites throughout the province
  • Longer term potential is tailings exploitation nationally and in other jurisdictions.

The Montauban Project

Montauban, a series of advanced exploration claims, is located in the Portneuf County of Quebec, Canada. The project is situated approximately 120 km west of Quebec City and approximately 60 km north of Trois-Rivieres.

The project is accessible by vehicle through route 363 linking Saint-Marc des Carrieres, St- Casimir, Saint-Ubalde and Lac-aux-Sables, then following the route leading to Riviere-a-Pierre which cuts through the property.


In July of 2010, 9215-8062 Quebec Inc. began a drilling campaign to evaluate the potential resources in the mining residues identified as “recent tailings” located on claims numbers; 5233236, 5233237, and 1037669. After receiving encouraging results from the initial drill campaign, 9215-8062 Quebec Inc. mandated Mr. Yves Gagnon, Engineer Geologist, to supervise a second drill campaign and to evaluate the Montauban Tailing resources by completing a National Instrument 43-101 compliant resource estimate.

Consequently, in January of 2011 Mr. Yves Gagnon Eng.Geo published the 43-101 Technical Report on the Resource Evaluation of the Montauban Tailings indicating the measured resources below. DNA Precious Metals Inc. is 100% owner of the sixty-five mining claims where the Montauban Tailings are located.

Historical tailings of approximately 2.5 million metric tons from past producers have been identified by multiple independent government reports for the Montauban Property. The tailings from those past producers in the Montauban Property area are;

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Quebec Quartz Starts Exploration Program on the Martinville, Malvina and the Montpetit Quarry Silica Properties

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:40 PM on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Montreal, Quebec / August 21, 2014 / Uragold Bay Resources Inc. (“Uragold”) (TSX Venture: UBR) is pleased to announce that it’s wholly owned subsidiary, Quebec Quartz, has initiated a work program and is starting the evaluation process of its Martinville, Malvina and the Montpetit Quarry Silica properties.

Fieldwork will first start on the Martinville property where a Historical Resource of 1,000,000 tons was declared and where samples of up to 99% SiO2 were found and then continue to the Malvina property where sample as high as 99.74% SiO2 were reported. Historical records indicate that the samples were taken from quartz vein systems described as clear white quartz with limited fracturing. Both properties are located approximately 40 km south east of Sherbrooke in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

The Montpetit Quarry is located in Hemmingford Quebec, 70 km south of Montreal. Historical records indicate the silica mined in the 1950s from the quarry was used for ferro-silica production. In 1956, 3,000 tons of sandstone quartzite was analyzed and the average result for SiO2 was 99.27% indicating that the silica from this property could be suitable for silicon metal production. The silica is described as originating from very pure quartzite sandstone from the Cairnside geological formation

Source: Resources Naturelles du Quebec, Sigeom 2014, Work Reports GM54343, GM53695, GM03695. A qualified person has not verified the relevance and reliability of the properties outlined above. All information such as resources estimates and grades herewith presented is historical in nature and while relevant, the information was obtained before the implementation of National Instrument 43-101 and as such does not meet National Instrument 43-101 reporting standards. The historical estimate should not be relied upon until the Company can confirm them.

A field crew has been mobilized to complete a review of the local geology, verify the extent and size of the known quartz deposit in addition to investigating the potential for new discoveries that could compliment the already rich portfolio of High Purity Silica (HPS) assets held by the Company. After having mapped the quartz deposits, the field crew will extract approximately 200 kilograms of quartz per property in the more prospective historic high-grade zones for assaying and metallurgical tests.

To fully comply with high purity quartz industry standards, several constant parameters must be met including: 1) Chemistry; 2) Particle shape, size and distribution; 3) Hydroxyl level and; 4) Carbon content. These four characteristics are fundamental for the successful production of high purity quartz to a commercially acceptable product standard. Samples will be sent to an independent lab, silicon metal producers and specialized labs that supply high purity quartz to high tech companies.

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of Uragold stated, “We are extremely pleased with the field crew’s work on our Drucourt and Roncevaux properties earlier this summer. The same crew will be mobilized for the Martinville, Malvina and the Montpetit Quarry Silica properties with the task of evaluating the HPS properties the Company staked in Q2.” Mr. Levasseur then added, “The Company looks forward to shipping samples to leading Silicon Metal producers and HPS laboratories so that we can evaluate the quality of our material.

About Silica

Quartz is one of the most abundant minerals. It occurs in many different settings throughout the geological record. High Purity Quartz deposits with low impurities are rare. However, only very few deposits are suitable in volume, quality and amenability to tailored refining methods for specialty high purity applications.

High Purity Silica (HPS) and Silicon Metal which is used in large part in the aluminum industry has become one of today’s key strategic minerals with applications in high-tech industries that include semiconductors, LCD displays, fused quartz tubing, microelectronics, solar silicon applications and recently, Silicon Anode Lithium Batteries

About Quebec Quartz

Uragold acquired some of the most prospective historical HPQ deposits with High Purity Silica (+99.5% SiO2) (HPS) values in Quebec during Q2 2014. Quebec Quartz is a 100% own subsidiary of Uragold Bay Resources, a junior exploration company listed on the TSX Venture under the symbol UBR. Quebec Quartz holds a strategic portfolio of high purity silica (+99.5% SiO2) deposits and closed silicon metal mines in Quebec.

About Uragold Bay Resources Inc.

Uragold Bay Resources is a TSX-V listed Gold and High Purity Quartz exploration junior focused on generating free cash flow from mining operations. Our business model is centered on developing mining projects suited for smaller-scale start-up, (Capex < C$10M), that will generate high yield returns (IRR > 50%). Uragold will reach these goals by developing Quebec’s first placer mine in 50 years, the Beauce Placer Project developing and, in partnership with Golden Hope Mines, the Bellechasse-Timmins Gold Deposit.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information contact

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO
Patrick Levasseur, President and COO

Next Gen Engages America’s First Lady of Cannabis Media Personality Cheryl Shuman to Launch Global Cannabis Summit with GreenRush Financial Conference in Seattle, WA on September 23, 2014

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:26 PM on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

- Next Gen and GreenRush Financial Conferences announce historic international partnership with Media Personalities Cheryl Shuman, American’s First Lady of Cannabis to launch historic Cannabis Summit.

- Ms. Shuman brings with 30 years of expertise in the cannabis, celebrity and media industry and has launched over 1700 companies within the cannabis sector.

- First Cannabis entrepreneur to manage an historic $100 million hedge fund to invest in cannabis businesses.

- Her Celebrity driven “Beverly Hills Cannabis Club” Featured on AdWeek’s Magazine Cover for building the most recognized brand and the largest media platform in the cannabis industry beginning with $150,000 in seed capital in 2009 to $6.5 million in revenue in less than 18 months as the face of KUSH MAGAZINE.

- Shuman’s “mommy lobby” is known as the most powerful political force in American politics. As the Executive Director of Moms for Marijuana Shuman has over 500,000 followers and recognized by media as the “secret to legalizing marijuana”.

- Ms. Shuman launched an historic “rebranding” campaign for cannabis generating $537 million in earned media worldwide to date. Shuman brings an elite level of credibility, experience, relationships and exposure to GreenRush, having both worked with and been seen on ABC’s 20/20, Katie Couric Show, CNN, Fox Business News, The View, Good Morning America and many more.

- The conference is being held in Seattle, Washington on September 23, 2014 at the Washington State Convention Centre – Level 600

- GreenRush Financial Conferences is a wholly owned subsidiary of Next Gen (CSE-N, OTC-PK NXTTF, FSE-M5BN) and is aligned to be the Premier Purveyor of Investment Conferences for the Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp and Alternative Medicine Industries


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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada / TNW-ACCESSWIRE / August 21, 2014 / Next Gen Metals Inc. (“Next Gen”, the “Company”) (CSE: N, OTC Pink: NXTTF, FSE: M5BN) is pleased to announce that it has engaged Cheryl Shuman of Echelon Cannabis to consult and co-host GreenRush Financial Conference being held in Seattle, Washington on September 23, 2014. Management of Next Gen is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Cheryl, who is commonly referred to as the “Martha Stewart of Marijuana” and who brings decades of experience working with media, celebrities, marketing and health care. She has been instrumental in the cannabis movement since 1996 working as an activist and legal cannabis patient. Since using cannabis therapy, she has survived cancer and injuries from two car crashes.

Her private medical cannabis collective, “The Beverly Hills Cannabis Club” is unlisted and membership is by referral only. Through her personal relationships and connections within Hollywood and the media, Cheryl Shuman has been named as one of the most influential women in the cannabis reform movement by international media.

Harry Barr, CEO, stated that, “We look forward to working with Cheryl Shuman to develop and brand the GreenRush Financial Conference as the best investment conference in this exciting and emerging multi-billion dollar Industry.”

Next Gen is scheduling a multi city conference schedule over the coming months and in association with Echelon is looking forward to continuing to establish its reputation as the premier investment/business conference in the Industry.

Next Gen and Cheryl Shuman would also like to formally invite interested investors, industry participants, stakeholders and exhibitors to the conference being held in Seattle, Washington on September 23, 2014.

If you are interested in being a speaker, exhibitor or sponsor for the GreenRush Financial Conferences, please contact:


Cheryl Shuman 310.779.4797

Ray Rich 604.648.1401

Taylor Barr 604.685.1870


Cheryl Shuman 310.779.4797

Andrew Brougham 604.648.1414



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About Next Gen

Next Gen is a diversified Canadian public company which focuses on investing in the Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp and Alternative Medicine sectors. Recent regulatory/legal changes in North America have provided an opportunity for the company to enter into this emerging multi-billion dollar industry. Next Gen’s vision is to be the leading provider of venture capital, management expertise, education, brokerage and consultancy solutions and a facilitator for these explosive new industries.

Next Gen’s business model generates new industry business proposals and plans on a continuous basis. To that end, Management is currently negotiating with a number of companies who are interested in entering into contractual arrangements to co-venture, co-finance, and option-joint venture on one or more of Next Gen’s large inventory of business opportunities and existing 100% owned companies and projects in these multi-billion dollar industries.

For further information on the company, visit our website at

About Cheryl Shuman

Cheryl Shuman‘s TV reality started at age three with Charles Kuralt. By age 17 she’d been in several television appearances and was offered to host a twice-weekly regular show on WLWT-TV in Cincinnati that led to a segment on ‘PM Magazine.’ At age 23, Cheryl relocated to Los Angeles as the personal optician to the stars and created a new business Starry Eyes. In Hollywood with Starry Eyes, she worked on the biggest films, TV and music properties generating revenues of $22 million within 36 months. This led to her own show on the QVC Network and a mutually rewarding 7-year relationship expanding to include product placement, production and branded entertainment divisions. In 2006 Shuman was diagnosed with cancer, and after years of following failed allopathic medicine treatments, she opted for medical cannabis (raw juice and oils grown on a California farm) as an alternative. Having successfully used medical cannabis, she subsequently founded the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club, became the face of medical cannabis and is most visible woman in the medical marijuana reform movement. Cheryl received the 2013 Activist of the Year award. Together Cheryl and Aimee, her daughter and EVP of Cheryl Shuman, Inc., have reached over 100 million viewers while appearing on such mainstream shows as CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, the Katie Couric Show, The View, ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, Fox Business News and many other international media outlets. Cheryl Shuman is represented by agent Mark Itkin with the prestigious William Morris Endeavor Agency in Beverly Hills. For more information visit or, to contact Cheryl Shuman directly, call 310.779.4797.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

“Harry Barr”

Harry Barr

President & CEO


This News Release contains forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words “anticipate”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should”, “believe” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements speak only as of the date of this News Release. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks including various risk factors discussed in the Company’s disclosure documents which can be found under the Company’s profile on This News Release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The CSE has neither reviewed nor approved the contents of this News Release

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Silicon markets set to extend upward trend in September

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:08 AM on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

LONDON (Metal-Pages) 20-August-14. Silicon markets in Europe and the US are expected to trend higher in the coming weeks on firm demand from the chemicals sector, while demand from the aluminium sector is expected to pick up again after the seasonal slowdown, according to industry sources this week.

Moreover, supply tightness on both markets should also buoy prices despite an increase in Chinese exports, which are subject to EU trade duties, and a shortfall in supply from Brazil, South Africa and Australia.

Exports from Brazil are seen falling further in the coming months as stocks are being used to a low level against steep domestic production cuts this year as the country battled a prolonged, widespread drought and an energy shortfall.

There have also been power shortages in South Africa.

EU producers such as Ferroatlantica have made little material available to the spot market so far this year, industry sources said, while Australia’s Simcoa has been forced to shut one of its two silicon metal furnaces for repairs.

Officials at Simcoa could not be reached for comment. Consequently, US and European prices have moved up several cents a pound and about €50 a tonne, respectively this summer. Metal-Pages last assessed prices are some €2,125/tonne and $1.44/lb on average in Europe and the US.

Tighter supply

Brazilian exports are expected to tighten in the coming months as power-restricted production starts to bite after exporters have persistently met customer orders, while also taking advantage of buoyant overseas prices. Brazilian silicon metal exports have jumped more than 5% in the first half of this year, year-on-year, to more than 70,000 tonnes. but although exports increased more than 4% in June, they fell almost 29% from the month before, according to industry data.

Brazilian exporters have also been redirecting material towards Europe as the price differential between European and American domestic prices has narrowed.

Brazilian silicon exports to Europe accounted for almost half of total overseas shipments in June, from below a quarter of the total in January this year, while Brazilian exports to the States fell to below 45%, from two-thirds of total Brazilian silicon exports in the same comparison.

-By Declan Conway in Europe (

Graphene is the Future of Tech and the Future is Here

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:37 AM on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Lomiko’s Cash and Investments Value Almost Exceed Its Market Cap

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 20, 2014 — Even though graphite companies have been ever increasing blips on investors’ radar screens over the past couple of years, the space got a massive visibility and validation boost when the already iconic Tesla Motors announced its planned lithium ion battery gigafactory to be completed by 2017 to support the demand for its new Tesla Model S. It’s partnering with Panasonic and initiatives by rival behemoths such as Samsung and others will undoubtedly add to the interest both for graphite and tech derivative graphene.

Without reciting readily available facts, the bottom line is that Tesla is projected to use 30k tons of battery grade spherical graphite derived from 102k tons of feedstock. At the moment, only 80k tons of the high-grade natural flake mineral necessary is being produced annually. And given that the cost per ton of synthetic graphite is roughly double that of natural flake, the future growth may well belong to the latter as more mines come on-stream.

“Investors need to understand that the impressive growth will ultimately come from graphite/graphene technology applications such as 3D printing,” stated A. Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko Metals (TSX-V:LMR) (OTCQX:LMRMF) (FRANKFURT:DH8B). “Lomiko not only has first class mineral properties, but also intends to be an incubator of graphene technologies. The recent successful market debut of Graphene 3D Labs, of which LMR owns 11.23% or 4.4 million shares, has been a solid proof of concept that our aggressive plans to seek out the best opportunities deliver exceptional shareholder value.”

Considering there are more than 11,000 plus patents or patents pending for graphene technologies, the story just gets more compelling. Large companies such as General Electric and Lockheed-Martin and have also confirmed their interest in utilizing graphene technologies.

Credit Suisse forecasts that global 3D printing market revenues will reach almost $12 billion by 2020; it came in just over $2 billion in 2012. That represents annual growth of 20-30%. The retail consumer/small business market shows the largest growth potential with 100%+ year over year growth in 2013.

While financing for all companies is tough at the moment, LMR closed a $5.5 million financing in March 2014. As well, over the last nine months, the Company’s 100 % subsidiary, Lomiko Technologies, invested $350,000 for a stake in (with Graphene Labs) spinoff Graphene 3D Labs for a final ownership total of approximately 4.4 million shares.

GGG began trading on Aug 11th, 2014, and the shares rapidly hit $1.22 a share on Aug 13 2014, a rise of more than 800% on impressive volumes. The shares currently trade at about $0.95, evidencing the ongoing investor interest. For Lomiko, the collective math of the value of its stake following the GGG debut and recent financing should impress investors. Lomiko’s current market cap is a modest $10.25 million.

At $0.075 a share, investors in Lomiko are basically buying the cash and Graphene 3D Lab stake and getting the rest of the assets as a bonus.

Over and above the fact that Gill is a font of knowledge on all things graphite, graphene and the related technologies and applications, the way he has structured Lomiko is unique among peers. Is LMR a graphite miner? A tech company? An advocate for the economics and sustainability of natural flake graphite and graphene applications?


Anyone who has linked to Gill or Lomiko on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or signed up for news directly from the Company will never have to wade through pedestrian information, but the latest and most relevant developments in the space. Given how fast moving developments are, investors who want to keep abreast should find LMR not only a great potential investment, but also an indispensable information resource.

Graphene 3D Labs has proprietary technology which management believes has the potential to bring 3D printing to the next stage of commercial development and create new markets. The company has two US patent applications pending for its technology.

Nobel Laureate Andre Geim discovered graphene in 2004. Simply put by Geim in a 2013 CNN interview:

Because of its range of extraordinary properties, people are considering using graphene in a myriad of different applications. For example, because graphene is so strong, people want to use it to reinforce plastics, making them conductive at the same time. Because it’s transparent and conducts electricity, people want to use it in applications like mobile phone screens, touch screens, TV screens and so on. People are also considering using it to go beyond silicon technology and make our integrated circuits even denser and speedier. Those are just few examples.

While the applications in 3D printing are impressive, there are several multi-billion dollar industries that will benefit from this alliance including the medical appliance market, biotech and super capacitors. RFID, smart packaging, ITO replacement, sensors, logic and memory are also areas where graphene will likely see exceptional growth.

Lomiko’s flagship property, the 3824 hectare Quatre Milles in Quebec continues to move ahead. The eastern portion has already been drilled. The exciting part is what was found in the West Claim Block in the July 2014 survey; 88 magnetic anomalies with no less than 23 high priority targets. These represent by far the best potential within the property, displaying the same size as the eastern anomalies but larger in number of targets. Since the Company can’t ignore the impressive potential of these findings, drilling is being stepped up within the 2014 plan. Lomiko’s cash position will fund the development.

If you want a pure graphite mining play there are lots of candidates. If you want one that is already diversifying revenue streams, positioning itself at the leading technology edge of this burgeoning space and can be had for what seems to be a ridiculously low price, kick Lomiko’s tires.

Lomiko trades at $0.06 with a market cap of $8.2 million.

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Xylitol Canada Appoints Ian Sansom, P.Eng as Project Director: 21 Years of EPC/EPCM Experience to Benefit Company’s Xylose Plant Project

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Aug. 20, 2014) - Xylitol Canada Inc. (“Xylitol Canada“, or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:XYL) today announced that it has engaged the services of Ian Sansom of EACL Consulting Services Inc. as the lead project manager overseeing the Company’s plant development initiatives.

“We are pleased to welcome Ian on board as we continue to develop our xylose plant strategy. Ian comes to us with over 21 years of experience in project management spanning a broad range of industries including power, petrochemical, polymer, industrial and pharmaceutical. We are pleased that his successful breadth of real world project experience can lend itself to the Xylitol Canada xylose plant initiatives” commented Andrew Reid, CEO of Xylitol Canada, Inc.

When asked about his participation, Mr. Sansom stated “I’m very excited to help Andrew and the Xylitol Canada team execute on their xylose plant program. My project management background specific to medium to large scale industrial and chemical plant projects is a great fit for all parties. I look forward to working with the Company in this capacity.”

Presently, the Company has been exploring a variety of different areas to deploy its novel technology in conjunction with other organizations that have readily available biomass. This model allows for low cost, sustainable production of xylose, among other high value bio extracted product streams.

In closing, Mr Reid stated “We have come a long way in the past four years on our plant based initiatives, and we are pleased with our progress. Bringing Ian onto our team brings us the commercial experience levels required for us to take the next step on these opportunities.”

About Xylitol Canada Inc.

Xylitol Canada markets xylitol and xylitol based-products and is focused on becoming a major low-cost manufacturer of xylitol and related products, serving the global market from operations in North America. Xylitol Canada’s business strategy is to leverage novel proprietary technology and processes to become North America’s premier manufacturer of low cost, high quality xylitol from readily available environmentally-sustainable biomass. Xylitol is a natural sweetener which is marketed globally including Canada and the United States and is accepted by the American Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization and the American Dental Association. Xylitol contains 75% less carbohydrates and 40% less calories than sugar, has a myriad of oral health benefits including the prevention of tooth decay and is safe for diabetics. To date, wider spread use of xylitol has been limited by the lack of a reliable, low cost, high quality supplier.

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CLIENT FEATURE: Garibaldi Resources (GGI: TSX-V) $1.7M in Working Capital + Strong News Flow

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:32 PM on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014


  • $1.7 million in working capital as per latest financials (Apr 30)
  • Attractive share structure
  • no warrants, no major financings since 2009
  • Drilling in progress – strong news flow from Mexico and B.C.


  • Synergistic mix of business, market & geological expertise
  • Drilling underway at La Patilla Gold Property (high-grade targets) plus multiple drill-ready targets at 3 district-scale projects in Mexico
  • Largest landholder (262km2) among juniors in Sheslay Cu – Au porphyry discovery area at top of B.C’s Golden Triangle



Through the strength of its geological team and the use of cutting- edge technology and proprietary data, Garibaldi has built a foundation for lasting success in Mexico:

  • GGI continues to accurately pinpoint the most prospective targets for potential new discoveries in large, district-scale land packages
  • Project value is being cost-effectively unlocked
  • Financial strength is being built (i.e., sale of Temoris option, current Tonichi pilot coal program generating royalty income)

La Patilla Project

  • First-ever diamond drilling at the La Patilla gold property in Sinaloa state has returned highly encouraging gold values near-surface, including an interval grading 10.4 grams per tonne gold over 8.5
  • Five of six holes drilled to test the La Patilla vein system intersected broad zones of mineralization along 75 metres of strike length to depths of approximately 50 metres

Rodadero North Project

  • Drilling along almost 100 meters of strike length has returned significant high-grade silver intersections within 50 meters of surface, and mineralization remains open in all directions;
  • SE-14-03 intersected 1,935 g/t Ag (62.2 oz/t) between 4 and 5 meters’ depth while the most recent hole (SE-14-06) – the farthest step-out from previously reported discovery hole SE-14-01 – has produced the widest mineralized intercept to date;
  • Surface sampling at three target areas immediately southeast and east of Silver Eagle has returned high-grade silver (up to 8,000 g/t Ag) in addition to high-grade gold (up to 52.6 g/t Au) as explained further in this update;
  • As Garibaldi commences a second round of drilling at Silver Eagle, the total number of mineralized target areas within the 45 sq. km Rodadero North Project has increased from eight to 11.


  • Successful exploration methods developed in Mexico are now being adopted to rapidly advance the company’s 100%-owned Grizzly Property
  • Multiple targets are being identified over 15 km from Grizzly West to Grizzly Central
  • GGI is the largest landholder among juniors in this highly prospective, under-exploited new Cu-Au porphyry discovery area in prolific Stikine Arch
  • Recently announced that it has acquired two highly prospective Cu-Au porphyry properties within the Stikine Arch

Red Lion

  • The Red Lion prospect, comprising 35 sq. km, is located 60 km south of AuRico Gold’s Kemess mine and adjoins the Kiska Metals’ Kliyul Cu-Au porphyry project under option to Teck Resources Ltd. The Red Lion shows extremely strong Cu-Au stream sediment geochemistry in both Government Regional Geochemical Survey responses and follow-up proprietary surveys. Access and infrastructure at Red Lion are excellent with the powerline to the Kemess South mine only three km away.

Mount Sister Mary (MSM)

  • The MSM prospect, comprising 58 sq. km, is located approximately 50 km northeast of Imperial Metals’ Red Chris mine and is underlain by similar Triassic and Jurassic volcanic and plutonic rocks. Government Regional Geochemical Survey responses confirm prior assessment work in which at least eight Cu-Ag-Au showings have been documented on the property.

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Solar Boom Driving First Global Panel Shortage Since 2006

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:32 AM on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
By Ehren Goossens Aug 19, 2014 10:26 AM ET

The solar industry is facing a looming shortage of photovoltaic panels, reversing a two-year slump triggered by a global glut.

The oversupply pushed prices through the floor, making solar power more competitive and driving up demand. It also dragged dozens of manufacturers into bankruptcy, and slowed capital investment at the survivors. With installations expected to swell as much as 29 percent this year, executives are bracing for the first shortfall since 2006.

Scarcity will benefit the biggest manufacturers, including China’s Yingli Green Energy Holdings Co. (YGE) and Trina Solar Ltd. (TSL) A shortage may slow development outside the top markets in Asia and North America if suppliers favor their largest customers. Shipments to large, utility-scale solar farms may get priority over smaller, rooftop systems, threatening one of the industry’s fastest-growing markets.

“The cell and module glut has certainly dried up,” said Stefan de Haan, a solar analyst at IHS Inc. “There is no massive overcapacity anymore.”

The looming shortage shows the rapid expansion of solar energy. The industry may install as much as 52 gigawatts this year and 61 gigawatts in 2015. That’s up from 40 gigawatts in 2013, and more than seven times what developers demanded five years ago, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

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The industry has about 70 gigawatts of production capacity, New Energy Finance estimates, including a significant amount of older equipment that’s not profitable. The supply-demand balance is tighter than those numbers suggest. De Haan estimates capacity at about 59 gigawatts, excluding manufacturing lines that are out of date or obsolete.

‘On Par’

Considering only “factories that are meaningful and active,” supply and demand is “almost on par,” said Luc Grare, senior vice president for the Norwegian panelmaker REC Solar ASA.

The last time supplies were hard to find was in 2006, when the nascent industry installed just 1.5 gigawatts of capacity. The following year, the top Chinese manufacturers raised $1.8 billion selling stock to Wall Street to finance new production capacity.

Chinese manufacturers sold about $5 billion of shares from 2005 to 2010, and wrested control of the market from companies in the U.S., Germany and Japan. The added capacity drove down prices and pushed dozens of manufacturers into bankruptcy. Solar panels sell for 76 cents a watt now, compared with $2.01 at the end of 2010. The price has slipped 12 percent this year.

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Expanding Now

Nobody is predicting upheaval now. Production capacity this year is “expected to stay more or less flat, but consolidate, with new-build balancing exits,” said Jenny Chase, lead solar analyst at New Energy Finance.

Some manufacturers are already expanding. In May, Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) began construction on a new cell factory in China, a joint venture with GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd. that will initially have 300 megawatts of annual capacity.

The solar industry is cyclical and near a turning point, said Canadian Solar Chief Executive Officer Shawn Qu. He’s expanding now because he anticipates a shortage.

“Every industry goes through cycles,” Qu said. “It’s inevitable to see a cycle in solar.”

Other manufacturers already see a shortfall.

“It would be fair to say our panels are in short supply,” said Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower Corp. (SPWR) The San Jose, California-based company’s factories are running at full, and it announced in July plans for a new factory that may begin production in 2017 and will be able to make at least 700 megawatts a year. That’s more than double the plant it’s bringing online next year.

Supply Chain

When panels become scarce, they’ll probably be routed to customers placing the biggest orders, said Angelo Zino, an analyst in New York at S&P Capital IQ.

“The large-scale utility projects are going to be where the modules go,” Zino said. “If there’s any sort of tightness in the supply chain, you would think that the push-outs would be on the residential side.”

That potential threat to the rapidly growing U.S. residential solar market prompted SolarCity Corp. (SCTY) to buy a panelmaker in June. The rooftop developer expects demand to surge, especially for systems atop homes and commercial buildings.

SolarCity Deal

“At some point, it will be a 400-gigawatt-a-year market; it’s just mathematical,” said CEO Lyndon Rive. Smaller companies without supply contracts may be unable to get enough panels.

Billionaire Elon Musk, SolarCity’s chairman, said the acquisition will guarantee supply. “If we don’t do this, we thought there was risk of not being able to have the solar panels we need,” he said during a conference call announcing the deal.

Any shortage may also limit deliveries to markets where stronger demand means better pricing, said REC Solar’s Grare.

Regions with “heavy price competition” such as Latin America will feel a shortage first, while regions with stable prices, such as the U.S. and Japan, will be prioritized, he said.

Companies that make manufacturing equipment such as Germany’s Manz AG expect the looming shortage to spur orders.

“According to our estimation, the gap between supply and demand will be closed at the end of 2014,” said Axel Bartmann, a spokesman for Manz. “This will definitely lead to rising investments in advanced equipment.”

Panel Pricing

Unlike other industries, a shortage probably won’t boost prices, said Arno Harris, CEO of Recurrent Energy, a San Francisco-based developer owned by Sharp Corp.

As production costs slide, manufacturers can increase profit without raising prices. That’s important because solar power is extremely price-sensitive, Harris said.

“It would be difficult for module pricing to really go up because there isn’t going to be natural demand for those products at those higher price points,” Harris said. “If you raise the price too much they’ll move on to something else. They’ll move on to gas, they’ll move on to wind.”

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