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A 2nd Major Silicon Metal Producer Requests High Purity Quartz Samples From Uragold

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:12 AM on Thursday, August 27th, 2015

  • Announced that a second major silicon metal producer (“2nd Producer”) has requested samples of High Purity Quartz
  • Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of Uragold stated, “The interest we are receiving from global silicon metal producers for our quartz demonstrates the exceptional quality of the Roncevaux quartz and the lack of supply of High Purity Quartz. We are now even more focused on determining the full potential of our industry leading quartz portfolio.”

Montreal, Quebec / August 27 2015 – Uragold Bay Resources Inc. (“Uragold”) (TSX Venture: UBR), is pleased to announce that a second major silicon metal producer (“2nd Producer”) has requested samples of High Purity Quartz from our Roncevaux property located in the Matapedia Valley in the Gaspe region of Quebec.

ADDITIONAL THIRD PARTY VALIDATION BODES WELL FOR ADVANCEMENT OF URAGOLD HIGH PURITY QUARTZ PROPERTIES IN QUEBEC

In order to perform their test, the 2nd Producer requires 30 kg of quartz material be sent to a laboratory in Switzerland for thermal and mechanical stability tests in addition to chemical purity analysis. Discussions remain confidential as well as tests and results, which will be proprietary to the 2nd Producer.

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of Uragold stated, “The interest we are receiving from global silicon metal producers for our quartz demonstrates the exceptional quality of the Roncevaux quartz and the lack of supply of High Purity Quartz. We are now even more focused on determining the full potential of our industry leading quartz portfolio.”

FIRST PRODUCER HAS CONFIRMED INTEREST IN PURCHASING SIGNIFICANT TONNAGE OF HIGH PURITY QUARTZ FROM URAGOLD

On March 2nd 2015, Uragold announced that a major silicon metal producer (“1st Producer”) had confirmed their interest in purchasing a significant tonnage of High Purity Quartz from our Roncevaux property in Quebec.

The Producer had confirmed that the Quartz material from our Roncevaux property successfully passed their rigorous testing protocol, which determined that the material is highly suited for their silicon metal production plant.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF FINANCING – INSIDERS ACCOUNT FOR 49% OF FUNDS

Uragold announces that it has closed the new non-brokered private placement of 6,619,000 units (“Unit”) at $0.05 per Unit for gross proceeds of $330,950 previously announced on August 19, 2015. The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used for general corporate expenditures and to enhance the Company’s balance sheet.

Each Unit is comprised of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant (“Warrant”) of the Company. Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the capital stock of the Company at an exercise price of $ 0.07 during a period of 36 months from the date of closing of the placement. Each share issued pursuant to the placement will have a mandatory four (4) month holding period from the date of closing of the placement. The placement is subject to standard regulatory approvals.

SHARES FOR SERVICES PROGRAM

The Corporation also announced that it has issued 565,000 common shares at a deemed price of $0.05 per share and therefore paid a debt of $28,250 for services rendered during the period from January 16, 2015 ending July 15, 2015.

MODIFICATION TO STOCK OPTION PLAN

Uragold announces that its Board of Directors has approved the modification of the total number of shares that may be issued pursuant to its stock option plan, which is increased from 4,400,000 shares to 10,800,000 shares. The maximum number of common of shares that may be issued under the plan shall be equivalent to less than 10% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Corporation. The modification is subject to regulatory approval.

About UBR – Quebec Quartz

UBR – Quebec Quartz is the largest holder of High Purity Quartz properties in Quebec, with over 3,500 Ha under claims. Despite the abundance of quartz, very few deposits are suitable for high purity applications. High Purity Quartz supplies are tightening, prices are rising, and exponential growth is forecasted. Quartz from the Roncevaux property successfully passed rigorous testing protocols of a major silicon metal producer confirming that our material is highly suited for their silicon metal production.

In addition to becoming a supplier of lump quartz for silicon metal production, Quebec Quartz’s objective is to transform its High Purity Quartz into Ultra High Purity Quartz Sands to generate significantly greater profits and become a leading supplier of Ultra High Purity Quartz.

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 and that could potentially generate high yield returns. Uragold will reach these goals by developing Quebec’s first paleoplacer mine in 50 years, the Beauce Placer Project 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.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or the benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S un der the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.

For further information contact

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

Tel: (514) 846-3271
www.uragold.com

Avalon Rare Metals Discusses Pilot Plant Program on Separation Rapids Lithium Project

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:10 PM on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Avalon recently announced that a $750,000 pilot plant program has commenced on the Company’s Separation Rapids Lithium Project located near Kenora, Ontario. The 2015 pilot plant program will provide a trial of the new lithium minerals process flow sheet developed at the bench scale over the past year.

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DuSolo Provides Corporate Update

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:17 PM on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

  • “In the coming months, the Company plans to implement a number of sales and production strategies in an attempt to increase revenues, while managing its production costs. DuSolo’s long term focus remains unchanged, as we continue to build the Company into a domestic Brazilian phosphate producer.”

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Aug. 25, 2015) - DuSolo Fertilizers Inc., (TSX VENTURE:DSF)(OTC PINK:ELGSF)(FRANKFURT:E6R) (“DuSolo” or “the Company”) is pleased to provide a corporate update for its Brazilian operations.

After a longer than anticipated rainy season, the Company has been excavating and processing Direct Application Natural Fertilizer (“DANF”) product at Bomfim since June. DANF product sales, however, have been less than anticipated due to soft fertilizer demand in Brazil. This is a result of weaker crop prices, the lower purchasing power of the Real and delayed credit availability from the government to farmers and agri-businesses.

“In light of the current market conditions in Brazil, and the effect it has had on the Company’s performance, DuSolo’s new board and management have undertaken a strategic review of all operations,” said Darren Bowden, CEO of DuSolo. “In the coming months, the Company plans to implement a number of sales and production strategies in an attempt to increase revenues, while managing its production costs. DuSolo’s long term focus remains unchanged, as we continue to build the Company into a domestic Brazilian phosphate producer.”

The following strategic initiatives will be undertaken:

  • Drawdown of Bridge Loan facility. Funds have already been received and will be used as working capital as DuSolo begins to accept forward sales contracts.
  • Plans to reconfigure Bomfim Processing Plant in order to increase DANF product output without installing additional hammer mills, saving the Company C$400,000.
  • Looking at alternative sales strategies, including forward sales contracts and expanding sales into other regions in Brazil.

Sales

Year to Date, 2015, DuSolo produced and sold the following amounts of DANF product (all figures are in tonnes):

Mine Production Plant Production Delivery of Sales To Be Delivered
52,931 29,939 7,373 3,363

Of the 81,100 tonnes in signed commitments, approximately 3,290 tonnes of product has already delivered, and an additional 3,363 tonnes will be delivered in the short term. All of these contracts are still in good standing, though buyers have been slow to perform due to the market conditions described above.

To smooth upcoming sales revenue, the Company will implement a number of sales strategies in order to ensure that DANF product sales continue, including accepting forward sales contracts, while continuing to receive proceeds from sales on delivery.

Operations

The material processed to date has come from the Santiago project (“Santiago”). Further analysis and characterization has confirmed that mineralization at Santiago is softer and more fine that previously thought. This has led to the primary screen being under utilized and the secondary screen being over loaded causing a production bottleneck. DuSolo, at minimal cost, will reconfigure the Bomfim Processing Plant (“the Plant”) to better handle this material.

The reconfiguration includes a plate change in the existing hammer mills to increase final product top size from 1.5mm to 2mm, which has already been completed. In addition, the screen decks will be resized to redirect material to different stockpiles, reducing rehandle and increasing primary and secondary screen efficiency. Once both of these changes are in place, the Plant is expected to achieve a sustainable throughput of 80 tonnes per hour versus the current maximum of 60 tonnes per hour.

The optimization of the Plant will allow for higher production, without having to install the additional hammer mills as previously planned. This will result in a C$400,000 savings for DuSolo. The Company will complete the reconfiguration in September, and expects DANF product inventory stockpiled to meet September sales demand. The Plant is expected to recommence production with the new screens and mills for a short period in October in order to test the upgrades and build sufficient product stock to meet low season sales.

Other Phosphate Opportunities

DuSolo maintains its focus on growth through building its operations, as well as assessing new phosphate opportunities in other regions of Brazil. The Company is of the opinion that current market conditions in the fertilizer market are temporary and are likely to improve in the mid to long term. It is therefore evaluating investment opportunities created by the weakness in phosphate demand, and looking to expand into new agricultural areas in Brazil as part of its strategy to become a mid-tier Brazilian fertilizer producer.

ABOUT DUSOLO

DuSolo Fertilizers Inc. is focused on developing a fully integrated process to produce phosphate based fertilizers within the Cerrado region of Brazil as part of a nationwide effort, incentivized by the government, to increase supply of domestically sourced fertilizers and achieve agricultural self sufficiency.

The Company’s shares are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol DSF, on the OTC Pink Sheets under the symbol ELGSF and on Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol E6R.

On behalf of DuSolo Fertilizers Inc.

Darren Bowden, CEO

Forward-looking statements

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes “forward-looking information”, within the meaning of Canadian legislation. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur”, “be achieved” or “has the potential to”. Forward looking statements contained in this press release may include statements regarding the future operating or financial performance of DuSolo which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in these forward-looking statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Among those factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: market conditions and other risk factors listed from time to time in our reports filed with Canadian securities regulators on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and DuSolo disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation.

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

DuSolo Fertilizers Inc.
(604) 331-9853
ir@dusolo.com

Avalon Discusses Continued Listing Standards Notice from NYSE MKT

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:02 PM on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Avalon recently received a letter from NYSE MKT LLC dated July 30, 2015 which states that due to the Company’s recent low selling share price, it has been deemed to be not in compliance with the continued listing standards of the Exchange. The Company’s continued listing is contingent upon the Company effecting a share consolidation within a reasonable period of time or upon a sustained increase in its share price. The company goes “Beyond The Press Release” to discuss this matter further.

 

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DuSolo Announces Management Restructuring

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:15 PM on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

  • Board of directors has appointed Eran Friedlander as Non-Executive Chairman and Darren Bowden as Chief Executive Officer
  • As DuSolo transitions from exploration to production, it is seeking to expand its management’s operational experience,” said Eran Friedlander, Chairman. “Darren Bowden has a wealth of operational experience and knowledge, and will be an asset to the Company as it increases its production profile.”

Finalizes Bridge Loan Agreement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Aug. 19, 2015) - DuSolo Fertilizers Inc., (TSX VENTURE:DSF)(OTC PINK:ELGSF)(FRANKFURT:E6R) (“DuSolo” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that its board of directors has appointed Eran Friedlander as Non-Executive Chairman and Darren Bowden as Chief Executive Officer.

“As DuSolo transitions from exploration to production, it is seeking to expand its management’s operational experience,” said Eran Friedlander, Chairman. “Darren Bowden has a wealth of operational experience and knowledge, and will be an asset to the Company as it increases its production profile.”

Darren Bowden, the Company’s new CEO said, “Having operated in many countries around the world, I am delighted to accept the role of CEO and look forward to working closely with Eran and the team to bring the Company’s operations to their full potential. I look forward to both optimizing the operations and delivering value for all of DuSolo’s stakeholders.”

In connection with these appointments, Mr. Bowden has agreed to act as an interim CEO for up to 12 months and Mr. Friedlander has agreed to consult as a strategic advisor to the CEO for a period of two years.

Bridge Loan Agreement

The Company is also pleased to announce that it has signed the definitive loan agreement with Ndovu Capital III B.V. (“Ndovu”) for C$750,000 (the “Bridge Loan”), as announced in the Company’s press release dated August 10, 2015. The Bridge Loan bears interest at 10% per annum, is repayable in three months, bears an establishment fee of 5%, and is subject to representations, warranties, covenants and negative covenants customary for a loan of this nature. The Company will draw down the Bridge Loan and use the proceeds for general working capital purposes. Ndovu is an affiliate of Tembo Capital Mining Fund LP and is the Company’s largest shareholder, with 15.43% of DuSolo’s issued and outstanding common shares. Mr. Peter Ruxton, a director of Ndovu, is a director of the Company and abstained from the approval of the Bridge Loan.

Board Committees

The Company’s board of directors confirms the appointments to the following standing committees of the board:

Audit Committee: David Farrell (Chair), Peter Ruxton, Michael Vint
Compensation Committee: Peter Ruxton (Chair), David Farrell, Michael Vint
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee: David Farrell (Chair), Peter Ruxton, Darren Bowden

ABOUT DUSOLO

DuSolo Fertilizers Inc. is focused on developing a fully integrated process to produce phosphate based fertilizers within the Cerrado region of Brazil as part of a nationwide effort, incentivized by the government, to increase supply of domestically sourced fertilizers and achieve agricultural self sufficiency.

The Company’s shares are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol DSF, on the OTC Pink Sheets under the symbol ELGSF and on Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol E6R.

On behalf of DuSolo Fertilizers Inc.

Eran Friedlander, Chairman

Forward-looking statements

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes “forward-looking information”, within the meaning of Canadian legislation. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur”, “be achieved” or “has the potential to”. Forward looking statements contained in this press release may include statements regarding the future operating or financial performance of DuSolo which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in these forward-looking statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Among those factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: market conditions and other risk factors listed from time to time in our reports filed with Canadian securities regulators on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and DuSolo disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation.

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

DuSolo Fertilizers Inc.
(604) 331-9853(604) 331-9853(604) 331-9853(604) 331-9853
ir@dusolo.com
www.DuSolo.com

Uragold Starts Work On Quartz Deposit To Validate Historical Estimate For Potential Order From Major Silicon Producer

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:01 AM on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

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  • Fieldwork to confirm resource is capable of fulfilling potential order
  • Anzaplan to test for potential high value applications, including ultra high purity quartz sand
  • Major Silicon Metal Producer expressed interest in purchasing between 20,000 to 50,000 tons annually of High Purity Lump Quartz material (see Mar 2, 2015 release)

Montreal, Quebec / August 19 2015 – Uragold Bay Resources Inc. (“Uragold”) (TSX Venture: UBR) is pleased to announce that fieldwork on the Roncevaux quartz property located in the Matapedia Valley in the Gaspe region of Quebec has started for the purpose of achieving two objectives.

FIELDWORK TO CONFIRM RESOURCE IS CAPABLE OF FULFILLING POTENTIAL ORDER

Per the Company’s announcement on March 2, 2015, a major Silicon Metal Producer has expressed interest in purchasing between 20,000 to 50,000 tons annually of High Purity Lump Quartz material from our Roncevaux property, after our material successfully passed their rigorous testing protocols. This requires Uragold to validate if the historical estimates of 414,700 tons of High Purity Quartz; contained in the V1 vein structure calculated in 2003 (grading @ 99.20% of SiO2), will be sufficient to fulfil the potential order. (GM60610: Barrette, Jean-Paul. 2003. Rapport des travaux d’exploration miniere sur la veine de quartz pur. Projet Silice Roncevaux, Canton Roncevaux, Gaspesie), (press release December 16, 2014).

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.

ANZAPLAN TO TEST FOR POTENTIAL HIGH VALUE APPLICATIONS, INCLUDING ULTRA HIGH PURITY QUARTZ SAND

Pursuant to our MOU announced April 13, 2015, a second objective of the program is to collect 150 kg of sample material from the V1 vein structure ANZAPLAN will then complete quartz processing and beneficiation tests to characterize the quartz potential for high value applications, including Ultra High Purity Quartz Sands. The leading consultancy and engineering company in high purity quartz project valuation, ANZAPLAN has a wide range of international clients in the mining, engineering, and production industries. The company’s’ renowned international reputation in the glass and ceramics industry has steadily extended into the high purity market sectors.

Dr. Marc Richer-LaFleche, Ph.D. (Geo) will be leading the Institut National de la Recherche et des Sciences (INRS, Eau Terre Environnement) team retained by the Corporation to complete the program. The work will also allow the planning of a subsequent drilling program to be complete before the end of the year.

INRS is a university dedicated to fundamental and applied research, graduate studies and the training of researchers in its four research Centres in Quebec City, Laval, Montreal and Varennes. Part of the Universite du Quebec network, INRS University ranks first in Canada in terms of research intensity. Located in Quebec City, the INRS Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre is a world class research facility that brings together 40 professors, over 200 graduate and postgraduate students, and about 20 postdoctoral researchers.

Dr. Marc Richer-LaFleche, Ph.D., is professor of geology and research scientist at INRS. He is a renowned geologist with special interest in clays and silica. Dr. Richer-LaFleche completed his doctoral studies with Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France (CNRS) and at Universite de Montpellier II. He also completed his post-graduate with the National Geological Commission of Canada.

Private Placement

Uragold announces its intention to proceed with a new non-brokered private placement of 6,619,000 units (“Unit”) at $0.05 per Unit for gross proceeds of $330,950. Insider participation in this placement could accounts up to 49% of the total amount subscribed. The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used for general corporate expenditures and to enhance the Company’s balance sheet.

Each Unit is comprised of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant (“Warrant”) of the Company. Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the capital stock of the Company at an exercise price of $ 0.07 during a period of 36 months from the date of closing of the placement. Each share issued pursuant to the placement will have a mandatory four (4) month holding period from the date of closing of the placement. The placement is subject to standard regulatory approvals.

Shares For Services Program

In accordance with the agreement between Uragold and AGORACOM (see Uragold press release July 18, 2014) Uragold Board has approved the issuance of 565,000 common shares at a deemed price of $0.05 per share for the outstanding debt of $28,250 for services rendered during the period from January 16, 2015 ending July 15, 2015.

Mr Levasseur stated, “With this additional private placement, insiders are continuing the demonstration of their belief that 2015 will be an exciting year for Uragold as we continue to develop our exciting high purity quartz projects.”

About Uragold- Quebec Quartz

Uragold – Quebec Quartz is the largest holder of distinct High Purity Quartz properties in Quebec, with over 3,500 Ha under claims. Despite the abundance of quartz, very few deposits are suitable for high purity applications. High Purity Quartz supplies are tightening, prices are rising, exponential growth forecasted. Quartz from the Roncevaux property successfully passed rigorous testing protocols of a major silicon metal producer confirming that our material is highly suited for their silicon metal production.

In addition to becoming a supplier of lump quartz for silicon metal production, Quebec Quartz’s objective is to transform its High Purity Quartz into Ultra High Purity Quartz Sands to generate significantly greater profits and become a leading supplier of Ultra High Purity Quartz.

About Uragold

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 and that could potentially generate high yield returns. Uragold will reach these goals by developing Quebec’s first paleoplacer mine in 50 years, the Beauce Placer Project 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.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or the benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S un der the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.

For further information contact

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

Tel: (514) 846-3271(514) 846-3271(514) 846-3271(514) 846-3271
www.uragold.com

CLIENT FEATURE: Dusolo (DSF: TSX-V) Capitalizing on Brazil’s Growing Demand for Fertilizer

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:58 PM on Monday, August 17th, 2015

BY BEING A DOMESTIC FERTILIZER PRODUCER, DUSOLO IS ABLE TO OFFER A PREMIUM PRODUCT AT A SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER COST

  • Direct Application Natural Fertilizer (DANF) product is in demand in the region
  • Flagship asset, the Bomfim Project, is 100% owned and located in one of the world’s fastest growing agrarian regions
  • Bomfim Processing Plant operating at full capacity
  • On track to produce at least ~100,000 tonnes of DANF in 2015
  • Sales contracts in place for 2015 planting season: 81,100 tonnes for ~C$8.5 million
  • Starting to generate revenue

MANY NEAR TERM CATALYSTS EXPECTED

  • Entering into additional DANF product sales contracts
  • Doubling capacity at our processing facility to 160,000 tonnes per year
  • Updating the National Instrument 43-101 Resource Estimate to include results from the 2015 drill campaign – Recent drill results confirm presence of additional high-grade phosphate mineralization beyond areas identified in initial resource estimate
  • Third Party Economic Evaluation of Operations Planned for 2015
  • Strong Financial Backing

BRAZIL’S DOMESTIC FERTILIZER SUPPLY DOES NOT MEET CURRENT DEMANDS

  • World’s largest exporter of sugar, coffee and orange juice and the 2nd largest in soybean exports
  • Brazil imports more than 50% of phosphate fertilizers used overseas
  • Significant transportation and logistic-related costs are added to imported fertilizers
  • DuSolo’s is increasing the supply of domestically produced fertilizers
  • Helping the country achieve agricultural self-sufficiency

FLAGSHIP ASSET LOCATED IN ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST AGRICULTURAL REGIONS

  • The Cerrado region is home to one of the largest arable landmasses in the world
  • Majority of future increases in global food production is expected to come from this region
  • The tropical rains in the Cerrado wash away nutrients, leaving the soil poor for farming and needing to be fertilized frequently
  • Cerrado is land locked, therefore making fertilizer imports very expensive

 

STRONG DEMAND FOR DANF EXISTS IN THE REGION

Within a 500 km radius of DuSolo’s processing facility:

  • 1.2 million tonnes of phosrock is being consumed every year
  • 585 farms and agricultural centres exist
  • DANF consumption is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6%
  • No domestic production

Garibaldi advances La Patilla, crews mobilize for Grizzly Program

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:40 AM on Friday, August 14th, 2015

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  • Seven RC holes have been completed at the Company’s 100%-owned La Patilla Gold Property
  • Assays are pending, and results will guide the next phase of exploration at this property where a shallow high-grade zone was discovered last year
  • Five of the seven holes targeted the La Patilla vein system, to test for continuity of high-grade mineralization along strike and down dip in the vein area as cut in several holes in 2014, while two holes were successfully completed at the adjacent Murcielago breccia.

VANCOUVER, Aug. 14, 2015 /CNW/ – Garibaldi Resources Corp. (TSX.V: GGI) (the “Company” or “Garibaldi”) is pleased to report that seven RC holes have been completed by Layne Drilling at the Company’s 100%-owned La Patilla Gold Property in Sinaloa State, Mexico.  Assays are pending, and results will guide the next phase of exploration at this property where a shallow high-grade zone was discovered last year (10.4 g/t Au over 8.5 meters in LP-14).

Five of the seven holes targeted the La Patilla vein system, to test for continuity of high-grade mineralization along strike and down dip in the vein area as cut in several holes in 2014, while two holes were successfully completed at the adjacent Murcielago breccia.

Meanwhile, in advance of delivering stockpiled material from the vein system to the nearby Gainey Capital Corp. mill, Garibaldi has received highly encouraging metallurgical results with a recovery rate of 95% for a flotation test carried out by the Servicio Geologico Mexico (Mexican Geological Survey) in Chihuahua City.

The analyzed head grade for the sample (7.9 kg) was 17.7 g/t Au. The sample was taken from surface exposures in the La Patilla vein system where previous drilling reported high-grade gold values. Garibaldi cautions that the head grade is not necessarily representative of mineralization at La Patilla in general or, specifically, within the zones, structures or geological features that were sampled for the metallurgical testing.

Steve Regoci, Garibaldi President and CEO, commented: “The high gold recovery rate from the metallurgical work helps confirm that the mineralized material from the La Patilla veins is very amenable to the flotation system used at Gainey’s processing center. We’re continuing preparation work to advance this important part of the project at La Patilla.

“We are active on several fronts and we look forward to providing shareholders with additional updates on developments at our key projects in Mexico and British Columbia over the next few weeks.”

British Columbia Update – Grizzly Project

Crews are mobilizing for a fresh round of surface exploration, commencing in the next few days, that will determine final drill targets at the 270 sq. km Grizzly Project in northwest B.C.’s prolific Sheslay district.

Crews will be focusing on the highly promising Grizzly Central area as well as the newly-acquired Golden Bear claims, featuring an historical high-grade gold showing, adjoining the Grizzly to the south.

“Indeed this will be a busy and exciting summer at the Grizzly as productive discussions with all stakeholders concerning this emerging world class district are giving us great encouragement,” stated Regoci.

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 contents 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.

GARIBALDI RESOURCES CORP.

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.

SOURCE Garibaldi Resources Corp.

GARIBALDI RESOURCES CORP., 1150 – 409 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2, Telephone: (604) 488-8851(604) 488-8851(604) 488-8851(604) 488-8851, Website: GaribaldiResources.comCopyright CNW Group 2015

Avalon Receives Continued Listing Standards Notice from NYSE

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:09 PM on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

  • Company’s continued listing is contingent upon the Company effecting a share consolidation within a reasonable period of time or upon a sustained increase in its share price.
  • A potential share consolidation, if required, will need to be approved by the Company’s shareholders at the Company’s next annual general meeting currently planned for February, 2016

Toronto, ONAvalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX and NYSE MKT: AVL) (the “Company”) has received a letter from NYSE MKT LLC (“NYSE MKT” or the “Exchange”) dated July 30, 2015 which states that due to the Company’s recent low selling share price, it has been deemed to be not in compliance with the continued listing standards of the Exchange. Pursuant to Section 1003(f)(v) of the Exchange’s Company Guide, the Company’s continued listing is contingent upon the Company effecting a share consolidation within a reasonable period of time or upon a sustained increase in its share price. A potential share consolidation, if required, will need to be approved by the Company’s shareholders at the Company’s next annual general meeting currently planned for February, 2016.

About Avalon Rare Metals Inc.

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. is a mineral development company focused on rare metal deposits in Canada, with three advanced stage projects. Its 100%-owned Nechalacho Deposit, Thor Lake, NWT is exceptional in its large size and enrichment in the scarce “heavy” rare earth elements, key to enabling advances in clean technology and other growing high-tech applications. Avalon is also advancing its Separation Rapids Lithium Minerals Project, Kenora, ON and its East Kemptville Tin-Indium Project, Yarmouth, NS. Social responsibility and environmental stewardship are corporate cornerstones.

For questions and feedback, please e-mail the Company at ir@avalonraremetals.com, or phone Don Bubar, President & CEO at 416-364-4938.

Cautionary Statement

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the continued listing of the Company’s securities. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “potential”, “scheduled”, “anticipates”, “continues”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “scheduled”, “targeted”, “planned”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be” or “will not be” taken, reached or result, “will occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Avalon to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable at the time such statements are made. Although Avalon has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from expected results described in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to market conditions, as well as those risk factors set out in the Company’s current Annual Information Form, Management’s Discussion and Analysis and other disclosure documents available under the Company’s profile at www.SEDAR.com. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Such forward-looking statements have been provided for the purpose of assisting investors in understanding the Company’s plans and objectives and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Avalon does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are contained herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

130 Adelaide St. W, Suite 1901
Toronto, ON M5H 3P5
Tel: (416) 364-4938
Email: ir@avalonraremetals.com

Lithium demand from Electric Vehicles, “EVs,” alone could grow 30% annually for years to come

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:38 PM on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Lithium demand from Electric Vehicles, “EVs,” alone could grow 30% annually for years to come

Jul 17, 2015 | Posted by: Peter Epstein

 

  • Conventional wisdom seems to say that overall lithium demand will grow by 8%-12% annually
  • Everything’s going electric, lithium-ion batteries large & small will reign supreme

A short time ago, manufactures released hybrid gasoline-electric cars so that they could claim to be green companies. That has completely changed, now the race is on for market share, volumes and profits.

I’m on record as stating that demand for lithium will grow faster than most believe. Conventional wisdom seems to say that overall lithium demand will grow by 8%-12% annually. I understand why that range has been adopted, it’s already a fast growth rate by historical standards. Commodity and natural resource demand is frequently said to increase at, “the rate of GDP growth.” I wonder which country’s GDP rate is being referred to, hopefully not the U.S. A prime reason for my bullishness on lithium demand, with overall growth closer to 20% a year, is that Tesla is attracting A LOT of attention and competition. I will spare readers the obligatory rattling off a list of Tesla’s growing competition. But there’s much more to the story than Tesla.

I believe that hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles will be phased out sooner rather than later. Any manufacturer that can’t deliver a full EV within the next 2-4 years might as well start working on flying cars, previously known as airplanes. This paradigm shift to EVs is not 5-10 years away, it’s right around the corner. Hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars are deployed on new car platforms, why would it be any different for the builders of EVs? A short time ago, manufactures released hybrid gasoline-electric cars so that they could claim to be, “green” companies. That’s completely changed, now the race is on for market share, volumes and profits.

RANGE ANXIETY!!

“Range anxiety.” That’s the cool way of saying that prospective buyers of EVs are on the fence, until they’re confident that a massive infrastructure of electric charging stations is in place. Guess what? That’s nonsense. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, average daily driving per capita is about 40 miles. Commuters that drive 100-150 miles or more round trip are the exception, not the rule. Does 40 miles per day sound too low? That’s the U.S. average, the range around that average is probably fairly large. Take for example city dwellers that don’t drive daily.

If one were talking about natural gas stations, “range anxiety” would be a serious concern. Recall that T. Boone Pickens has been calling for the replacement of gasoline and diesel fueled cars with cleaner burning natural gas. In that highly unlikely scenario there would have to be a huge build out of natural gas stations. Not so with EVs. Electric Vehicles won’t require an epic rollout of thousands upon thousands of charging stations. As EVs evolve, there will be dozens of models with driving ranges in excess of 100 miles. By then, range anxiety will disappear. Instead of searching for a charging station, one’s garage electricity outlet will do the trick.

Everything’s going electric, lithium-ion batteries large & small will reign supreme

Admittedly there are occasions when long distances are called for. In this circumstance, let’s assume that a gasoline powered vehicle remains the best alternative. That still allows for EVs to potentially become 1 of the 2 vehicles in a suburban family. That equates to a staggering amount of lithium demand without the need of ubiquitous charging stations. The same will be the case for bikes, motorcycles, mail delivery vehicles and buses, (among others). That’s why I believe that the annual growth rate of lithium demand for EVs alone could be as high as 30%, a tripling in 5 years. If the fastest growing segment were to triple (30% growth annually from 2016-2020), that suggests 20% overall demand growth for lithium is not a crazy assumption.

Without range anxiety, EVs will become ubiquitous, not charging stations! This is especially true given that Nissan, Ford, GM and Toyota, (among others) will be coming out with a number of inexpensive EVs with price tags in the $20k-$25k range sooner rather than later. That’s before considering favorable State and/or Federal tax treatment. Importantly, the lower price point EVs will not necessarily use less lithium. Not if they want to achieve high milage per charge. Miles per charge will be a key determinate of customer preference. Note that inexpensive EVs will benefit as much as high end EVs, from lower annual operating expenses by plugging in instead of filling up.

Dajin Resources Corp. (DJI.V) / (DJIFF) a high risk / high return opportunity

While the available supply of lithium is difficult to forecast, and will come on-stream unevenly, demand growth for EVs alone could be two or three times that of today’s consensus. Clearly, the demand for lithium will be lower or higher than expected. Readers probably know which side of the coin I’m betting on. That’s why I like a small cap, pure-play lithium company named Dajin Resources Corp. (DJI.V) (DJIFF). Combined U.S. and Canadian trading volume is averaging roughly 625,000 shares per day. The company has no debt and a solid balance sheet. Warrant exercises have been helping to maintain adequate cash balances.

Taking a contrarian view by being substantially more bullish on lithium demand from EVs, calls for an investment approach that differs from those who follow the crowd. Following the crowd is prudent if conventional wisdom prevails. However, for those like me who believe overall demand for lithium could grow by 20% annually, (30% for EVs alone), a way to articulate a bullish position is through juniors such as Dajin Resources. Taking a contrarian view entails both higher risk and higher reward. Unlike following the crowd though, an investment in Dajin Resources could play off quite handsomely. With properties in both Nevada’s Lithium Hub, located approximately 12 km northeast of Rockwood’s decades long Nevada operations and a very large land position in Argentina’s, Lithium Triangle. This company’s tock is strongly positioned to move considerably higher upon an increase in lithium prices and/or a rebound in the morbid TSX Venture Exchange.

Disclosure:

Dajin Resources (ticker DJI.V) (DJIFF) – Mr. Epstein owns shares of this company. Investors should consult with their own advisors before making investment decisions. Mr. Epstein is not an investment advisor. The article on this company on EpsteinResearch.com should be viewed in this context. This company is highly speculative and not suitable for all investors. As of [5/1/15] Dajin Resources is a Sponsor of EpsteinResearch.com on a month-to-month basis.

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