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VIDEO: Fabled Silver Gold $FCO $FBSGF Increase Drill Program Beyond 14,000m with New High Grade Gold Discovery in Mexico $FCO $FBSGF $RDU $KTN $GMBXF $EDR

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 4:36 PM on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
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Fabled Silver Gold (TSXV:FCO ) (OTCQB: FBSGF) controls 100% of the Santa Maria mine gold and silver property in Mexico. It is a high grade silver gold property that is situated right in the middle of the Mexican Epithermal silver gold belt that has reportedly produced more silver than any other equivalent area in the entire planet.

To say it’s a mining friendly jurisdiction is an understatement.

Multiple major operators are in the vicinity and it’s already got a silver equivalent 43-101 of 3.2m ounces, but is looking to add to that significantly with recent intercepts of 2269 g/t silver.

That is not a typo, in other words it is also 2.269 kilos AgEq or 72 troy ounce. Just recently, Fabled encountered a new, previously unknown gold zone with the discovery of a high grade gold system with values up 10.85 g/t Au within 30.7m grading 161.09 Ag Eq, and the latest assays show 22 g/t gold in a discovery that increases the mineralization beyond known areas, and is open in all directions.   Fabled is moving from high grade silver into a more gold rich environment that includes silver


This quote from Peter J. Hawley, CEO and President describes the discovery:

……“ ‘As a result of discovering this new gold domain system, and ongoing interpretation of structural controls, assays results to date, and visual examination of recently drilled holes we have immediately expanded the present drilling by 5,000 meters, to a total of 14,200 meters. This will ensure that we have significant meterage to properly evaluate this gold discovery.’……..” we continue to define a new, never discovered high grade gold mineral domain system, with silver credits, over consistent widths in an area never explored, and which remains open to the west and at depth, plunging 45 degrees to the west and open in all directions for expansion.

Fabled is intent on proving Santa Maria is bigger and of potentially higher grade than the market understands and is well on its way as the deposit appears to be developing at depth into a dominant high grade gold system.

Sit back and enjoy as Peter Hawley President & CEO explains the importance of increasing the drill program beyond 14,000m and how expanding exploration will continue to yield discoveries.

AGORACOM Small Cap 60: ThreeD Capital $IDK $IDKFF Sheldon Inwentash Is Extremely Excited About Loop Insights $MTRX $RACMF

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:47 PM on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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AGORACOM Small Cap 60: ThreeD Capital $IDK $IDKFF Sheldon Inwentash Says Imagine AR $IP.ca $IPNFF Has HUGE Runway Ahead $DBO.ca $YDX.ca $SEV.ca $NTAR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:14 AM on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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ThreeD Capital $IDK $IDKFF Reports Premium Nickel Resources Awarded Exclusivity to Acquire Former BCL Assets in Botswana

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:40 AM on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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  • Announced Premium Nickel Resources (“PNR”) has completed the Exclusivity Memorandum of Understanding with the Liquidator on the Botswana nickel-copper-cobalt assets formerly operated by BCL Limited (see PNR News Release dated February 16, 2021).
  • ThreeD Capital owns 6,716,456 shares of PNR, representing a 9.13% ownership in the company.
  • Furthermore, Sheldon Inwentash, Chairman & CEO of ThreeD Capital is on the Board of Directors of PNR.

TORONTO, March 24, 2021 — ThreeD Capital Inc. (“ ThreeD ” or the “ Company ”) (CSE:IDK) (OTCQB:IDKFF), a Canadian-based venture capital firm focused on opportunistic investments in companies in the junior resources and disruptive technologies sectors, is pleased to announce Premium Nickel Resources (“PNR”) has completed the Exclusivity Memorandum of Understanding with the Liquidator on the Botswana nickel-copper-cobalt assets formerly operated by BCL Limited (see PNR News Release dated February 16, 2021).

ThreeD Capital owns 6,716,456 shares of PNR, representing a 9.13% ownership in the company. Furthermore, Sheldon Inwentash, Chairman & CEO of ThreeD Capital is on the Board of Directors of PNR.

More information on this subject can be found in PNR’s press release below:

Toronto, Ontario, March 24 th , 2021 – Premium Nickel Resources (” PNR “) is pleased to announce that it has completed the Exclusivity Memorandum of Understanding (“ MOU ”) with the Liquidator which will govern a six-month exclusivity period to complete its due diligence and related purchase agreements on the Botswana nickel-copper-cobalt (” Ni-Cu-Co “) assets formerly operated by BCL Limited (” BCL “), that are currently in liquidation.

On February 10, 2021, the Honourable, Lefoko Moagi, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security of Botswana, affirmed in Parliament a press release by the Liquidator for the BCL Group of Companies, stating that PNR was selected as the preferred bidder to acquire assets formerly owned by BCL.

PNR will now start an estimated six-month systematic due diligence program. During this period, PNR will complete an environmental assessment, a metallurgical study, a review of legal and social responsibilities, a review of the mine closure and rehabilitation plans and an on-site inspection of the legacy mining infrastructure and equipment that has been under care & maintenance. Concurrent with this due diligence program PNR will negotiate definitive agreements to finalize terms on the prioritized assets to be purchased.

PNR CEO, Keith Morrison commented, “The World, Botswana and the mining industry have changed dramatically since mining first started at the former BCL assets in the early 1970s. The nickel-copper-cobalt resources remaining at these mines are now critical metals, required for the continued development of a decarbonized and electrified global economy. As we move forward, it is our goal to demonstrate the potential economics of redeveloping a combination of the former BCL assets to produce Ni-Cu-Co and water in a manner that is inclusive of modern environmental, social and corporate governance responsibilities. To attain this, extensive upgrades to infrastructure will be required with an emphasis on safety, sustainability and the application of new technologies to minimize the environmental impact and total carbon footprint for the new operations. Our team remains committed to working with the local communities and all of the stakeholders throughout this period and we encourage anyone with questions or feedback to reach out to us directly.”

PNR continues to monitor the global Covid-19 developments and is committed to working with health and safety as a priority and in full respect of all government and local Covid-19 protocol requirements. PNR has developed Covid-19 travel, living and working protocols in anticipation of moving forward to on site due diligence. PNR is ensuring to integrate these protocols with the currently applicable protocols of The Government of Botswana and surrounding communities.

About Premium Nickel Resources Corporation

PNR is a Canadian company dedicated to the exploration and development of high-quality nickel-copper-cobalt (Ni-Cu-Co) resources. We believe that the medium to long-term demand for these metals will grow through continued global urbanization and the increasing replacement of internal combustion engines with electric motors. Importantly, these metals are key to a low‑carbon future.

PNR maintains a skilled team with strong financial, technical and operational expertise to take an asset from discovery to exploration to mining.

PNR has focused its efforts on discovering world class nickel sulphide assets in jurisdictions with rule-of-law that fit a strict criteria that comply with PNR’s values and principles which stand up against the highest acceptable industry standards. We are committed to governance through transparent accountability and open communication within our team and our stakeholders.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Charles Riopel
Chairman of the Board
Premium Nickel Resources Corporation

For more information contact:

Premium Nickel Resources Corporation
130 Spadina Avenue, Suite 401
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 2L4
[email protected]

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION: This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information” under applicable Canadian securities legislation concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of PNR. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements about the ability of PNR to access capital, any spending commitments, the success of exploration activities, the future economics of minerals including nickel and copper, the benefits of the development potential of the properties of PNR, the benefits of drilling and advancement of projects. Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. All forward-looking information contained in this press release is given as of the date hereof and is based upon the opinions and estimates of management and information available to management as at the date hereof. PNR disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Although PNR has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. Statements concerning mineral reserve and resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements to the extent they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed.

About ThreeD Capital Inc.

ThreeD is a publicly-traded Canadian-based venture capital firm focused on opportunistic investments in companies in the junior resources and disruptive technologies sectors.  ThreeD’s investment strategy is to invest in multiple private and public companies across a variety of sectors globally. ThreeD seeks to invest in early stage, promising companies where it may be the lead investor and can additionally provide investees with advisory services and access to the Company’s ecosystem.

For further information:
Jakson Inwentash
Vice President Investments
[email protected] Phone: 416-941-8900 ext 107

The Canadian Securities Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release and accepts no responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy hereof.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of Canadian securities laws including, without limitation, statements with respect to the future investments by the Company. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which are inherently uncertain, are based on estimates and assumptions, and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties (both general and specific) that contribute to the possibility that the future events or circumstances contemplated by the forward-looking statements will not occur. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward looking statements contained in this press release, and the assumptions on which such forward-looking statements are made, are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements included in this document, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which the forward-looking statements are based will occur. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not occur, which may cause the Company’s actual performance and results in future periods to differ materially from any estimates or projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Gratomic Inc. $GRAT.ca Mobilizes Drill Fleet to Further Delineate Graphite Mineralization $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca #TODAQ $NMI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 1:51 PM on Monday, October 19th, 2020
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  • Mobilizing all three of its 100% owned drills to execute a strategic diamond drill program targeting areas proximal to known graphite mineralization

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 19, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(OTC Pink:CBULF)(FRANKFURT:CB81)(WKN:A143MR) is pleased to provide a graphite mineralization update for its Flagship Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa.

Gratomic Inc. is currently mobilizing all three of its 100% owned drills to execute a strategic diamond drill program targeting areas proximal to known graphite mineralization previously defined by mining, diamond drilling, and surface sampling. The drill program will also incorporate exploratory drilling, testing known structures along strike and optimized targets indicated by recent Geophysical Surveys.

Two phases of diamond drilling will be executed. The first of which will involve tightly spaced infill drilling in ML215 (Figure 1), targeting areas below and along visible strike from the main underground workings within, and around, the graphite bearing shear zone. Delineation drilling in EPL3895 & EPL6710 of known structures and new targets optimized by geophysical surveys will also be tested. Strategic planning of the drilling program is expected to assist with calculating a NI 43-101 mineral resource at Aukam in support of the completion of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA).

Figure 1: Gratomic Inc. Mining and Exploration Licenses

2020 Diamond Drilling

Diamond drilling executed on Mining License ML215 will first test the strongest EM conductor C1 on Grid 1 (Fig 2 & 3). Drill holes will initially be spaced 40 metres apart testing each of the five conductors delineating the extent of the graphite mineralization proximal to past mining activities. Two holes per drill set up will initially be completed targeting 20 metres below the overburden, with the second hole drilled steeper to intersect 40 metres below the first hole. Subsequent infill drilling, based on delineation results, are to be drilled on 20 metre centres between the 40 metre spaced holes both along strike and at depth (down dip).

Drilling planned in Grid 2 – EPL6710 will concentrate on conductors C1a & C1b (Fig 2 & 4) with delineation drilling spaced initially at 40 metre centres.

Figure 2: Geophysical Survey & 2020 Diamond Drill Areas

Figure 3: Grid 1 Geophysical Survey & Drilling Areas
HLEM response: Conductors C1 to C5 interpreted as graphitic mineralization with C1 the strongest EM anomaly.

Figure 4: Grid 2 Geophysical Survey & Drilling Areas
Analytical Signal (AS) response: C1 interpreted as graphitic mineralization.

Arno Brand, President and CEO of Gratomic Inc, states “Now that travel restrictions due to Covid-19 have softened enough to allow our Geologic Team to make their way to site, planned drilling, specifically infill drilling, will allow us to quickly outline areas at Aukam which we plan to bulk sample. Upon completion of our Graphite Processing Plant during Q4-2020 we expect to process both current stockpiles and the intended bulk sample material in Q1-2021.”

Steve Gray, P. Geo. and a Director of the Company has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release and is the Company’s “Qualified Person” as defined by National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Gratomic Inc.

Established in 2014, Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, high purity vein graphite. The Company is focused on producing low-cost, eco-friendly graphite and is set to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains. Gratomic Inc. is a leader among its peers, promising to deliver mine-to-market traceability and guaranteed quality control. This will be accomplished by providing documented tracking of the nearly negligible carbon footprint on all graphite generated at its flagship Aukam Graphite Project. The tracking will begin at Aukam and will be verified at every stage during transport.

Two off-take purchase agreements are currently held for lump-vein graphite sourced from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa. Fulfillment of the contracts is slated to begin in late 2020. The agreements exist with TODAQ and Phu Sumika.

TODAQ is an innovative tech company and will partner with Gratomic on its mine-to-market commodity tracking.

Phu Sumika is a large global graphite supplier to battery and lubrication companies.

The Company anticipates full operational capabilities in late 2020 and aims to transition to an open pit mine as early as 2021.

Gratomic Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GRAT.

For more information: visit the website at www.gratomic.ca or contact:

Arno Brand at [email protected] or 416 561-4095

“Neither 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.”

Gratomic $GRAT.ca One Step Closer to Completion of Aukam Processing Plant $SRG.ca $NGC.ca $LLG.ca $GPH.ca $NOU.ca #TODAQ $NMI.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 12:47 PM on Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / October 15, 2020 / Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT)(OTC Pink:CBULF)(FRANKFURT:CB81)(WKN:A143MR) is pleased to announce the arrival of its custom drying and dewatering equipment to its Aukam mine site, allowing the company to complete construction of its on-site graphite processing plant. The equipment was shipped from China and was recently received at Walvis Bay Port in Namibia.

“Covid-19 has certainly posed a challenge in getting our equipment on site. Our team’s hard work and dedication has prevailed against impossible odds and allowed us to get these vital pieces of equipment on site and stay on track with construction timelines. We are now ready to take Gratomic and its Aukam project forward to realize its full potential,” says Arno Brand, President & CEO.

Aukam staff will install the remaining equipment over the coming weeks, bringing the plant into its commissioning phase. The team will then begin testing and calibrating the new equipment to optimize its operations. Product sampling will be conducted in order to set processing parameters to conform to industry standard, quality control and quality assurance requirements. Graphite that is processed through the plant during this calibration phase will be cumulatively bagged and graded as part of the fulfilment for current purchase agreements and future sales.

The new equipment consists of one thickener tank, a cyclone, filter press, rotary dryer, and various slurry pumps and accessories.

The thickener tank, which will be assembled on site, boasts a standing height of 4 meters high by 6 meters wide and will be able to accommodate up to 64 tonnes of graphite per cycle.

Once assembled, the hydro cyclone will allow slurry to flow continuously between the Rod mill and the cyclone, size classifying the graphite between undersized and oversized material. Oversized material will be diverted back to the rod mill for increased resonance time. The undersized material will be sent to a separate holding tank that sends the material to the mixing tanks, and then the flotation columns.

The vertical flotation columns will have the capacity to treat up to 4 tonnes of graphite slurry per hour. From the columns, the processed graphite will settle into the thickener tank. Graphite will flow from the second tank into the filter press. This process is designed to remove as much water as possible for recycling before entering the chipper that will break up the caked mineral material.

Once positioned, the custom-built 39 foot rotary drier, with a drying capacity of up to 5 tonnes per hour, will remove any excessive moisture content from the graphite through evaporation before it is bagged and tagged for customers.

The entire system has been designed to accommodate graphite derived from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project. It has been designed for expansion and the Company intends to add an air classification unit onto the existing plant in late 2020, or early 2021. Plant parameters will be set based on mineral grading and finished product requirements calculated during the calibration phase and will include end product requirements from our current and future customers.

Gratomic wishes to emphasize that no Preliminary Economic Analysis (“PEA”), Preliminary Feasibility Study or Feasibility Study has been completed to support any level of production. In fact, no mineral resources, let alone mineral reserves demonstrating economic viability and technical feasibility, have been delineated on the Aukam Property.

The Company appointed Dr. Ian Flint to complete a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on the Aukam Processing plant. The study, its recommendations, and their subsequent implementation, will provide conclusions and recommendation at a PEA level of comfort relating to the scale up of the existing processing plant to a commercial scale processing facility that will provide the desired concentrate grades and production rates. The PEA requires that 4 drill holes be completed on the Property and the results be included in the PEA. Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions resulting from Covid-19, the Company has been unable to get a geologist on the Property to complete the drilling so that the PEA can be finalized. It is anticipated that a geologist will soon be able to arrive on the Property to complete the drilling. A preliminary economic assessment is preliminary in nature, it includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves, and there is no certainty that the preliminary economic assessment will be realized.

Gratomic wishes to emphasize that the supply of graphite pursuant to any off-take or supply agreement referred to in this Press Release is conditional on Gratomic being able to bring the Aukam project into a production phase, and for any graphite being produced to meet certain technical and mineralization requirements. Gratomic continues to move its business towards production and as part of its business plan, expects to obtain a National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects technical report to help it ascertain the economics of the Aukam project as soon as drilling can be completed on the Property.

About Gratomic Inc.

Established in 2014, Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of carbon-neutral, high purity vein graphite. The Company is focused on producing low-cost, eco-friendly graphite and is set to become a key player in EV and Renewable Resource supply chains. Gratomic Inc. is a leader among its peers, promising to deliver mine-to-market traceability and guaranteed quality control. This will be accomplished by providing documented tracking of the nearly negligible carbon footprint on all graphite generated at its flagship Aukam Graphite Project. The tracking will begin at Aukam and will be verified at every stage during transport.

Two off-take purchase agreements are currently held for lump-vein graphite sourced from Gratomic’s Aukam Graphite Project in Namibia, Africa. Fulfillment of the contracts is slated to begin in late 2020. The agreements exist with TODAQ and Phu Sumika.

TODAQ is an innovative tech company and will partner with Gratomic on its mine-to-market commodity tracking.

Phu Sumika is a large global graphite supplier to battery and lubrication companies.

The Company anticipates full operational capabilities in late 2020 and aims to transition to an open pit mine as early as 2021.

Gratomic Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GRAT.

For more information: visit the website at www.gratomic.ca or contact:

Arno Brand at [email protected] or 416 561-4095

CLIENT FEATURE: Tartisan Nickel (TN:CSE) Advancing the Kenbridge Nickel Mine – A Project Designed for Small Cap Success $TN.ca $NICO.ca $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 11:07 AM on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Investment Highlights

  • Kenbridge property has a measured and indicated resource of 7.14 million tonnes at 0.62% nickel, 0.33% copper
    • The deepest hole extends to 838.4 metres, intersecting mineralization grading 4.25% nickel and 1.38% copper over 10.7 metres
    • The deposit remains open at depth
  • Tartisan completed a Spectral Analysis Survey that identified the Kenbridge Deposit, and has shown a possible extension and three additional trends
  • Owns 17.5 (21.8 fully diluted) percent equity stake in Eloro Resources and 2 percent NSR in their La Victoria property and are drilling their Iska Iska Pollymetallic project in Bolivia
    • Tartisan currently owns close to 4 million ELO shares  
  • Tartisan owns close to 1,700,000 shares in Class 1 Nickel (CSE:NICO)
    • Tartisan vended the Alexo- Kelex asset to Class 1 Nickel, who recently listed on CSE

Kenbridge Ni Project (ON, Canada)

  • Advanced  stage  deposit  remains open  in  three  directions,  is  equipped with a 623m  deep  shaft  and  has  never  been  mined
  • Preliminary  Economic Assessment completed and updated returned robust project 
    economics and operating costs including  a  NPV  of  C$253M  and  cash costs of US$3.47/lb of nickel net of  copper credits
  • Plans for Kenbridge include updating PEA, advancing the project through to feasibility and exploring the open mineralization at depth

Recent News

  • Company has completed a Spectral Analysis Survey
  • Survey covered the patented and single-cell mining claims that make up the historic land position which contains the Kenbridge Deposit and the surrounding area, identifying several new exploration targets not only for nickel, copper, cobalt, but also for potential gold occurrences
  • Analysis Survey shows the distribution and intensity of up to 304 minerals, with the first pass showing up to 16 minerals
  • Each mineral can be classified into an exploration relevance for base metals, precious metals and industrial metals

Tartisan CEO Mark Appleby said, “the survey picked out the Kenbridge Deposit, and has shown the possible extension to the Kenbridge Deposit and three additional trends that relate directly to underlying geology and structure implicit in the Kenbridge Deposit. Of significant interest, the survey found two gold trends as well, which include the Violet and Nina historic gold occurrences. One of the occurrences is almost 54 hectares in size and covers almost all of three of our staked claims on the border of the Kenbridge property.”

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Why Small Cap Gold Investors Need To Take Notice of Ohio Pension Fund Entering The Gold Market $AMK.ca $AFF.ca $DGO.ca $CDG.ca $LN.ca $LAB.ca $SX.ca $TAJ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 9:54 AM on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Small cap investors should take notice of the following small cap gold exploration companies after the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund (OP&F) approved a 5% allocation into gold in a move to diversify its portfolio and hedge against the risk of inflation. This may not sound like much, but it may be the first of many pension funds to follow as they seek to protect their pension assets. The OP&F fund currently holds about $16 billion in assets under management and believe gold will give the portfolio a strong diversifier to its growth-oriented investments as well as provide an effective hedge against inflation

More and more pensions are going to need to protect themselves against rising inflation and the falling value of currencies and 5% from every fund poses an incredible amount of purchasing power for the gold market to sustain.

Rising gold prices boost demand, as witnessed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway surprising gold investors after buying nearly 21 million shares of Barrick Gold. The first time ever in the funds history.

If the worlds largest funds are finding value in the gold market, small cap investors need to pay attention to the following Agoracom clients poised for success.

 (TSXV: AMK)

American Creek owns a 20% Carried Interest to Production at the Treaty Creek Project in the Golden Triangle. 2020’s first hole is the best yet, intersecting 973 Meters Averaging 0.845 gram per ton Equivalent, From Hole GS-20-57, Including 1.40 gpt AuEq Over 217.5 Meters. Eric Sprott believes Treaty Creek may contain over 30 million ounces. Initial resource report expected late 2020 from project operator Tudor Gold.                  

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(TSXV: AFF)

Affinity controls 2 projects, The West Timmins Gold and The Regal where and Affinity just announced that drilling has begun targeting several major geophysical anomalies as well as three historic small-scale past producing mines. Past results include 11.10 meter interval of 143.29 g/t silver which included a 0.55 meter interval of 2,612.0 g/t silver.

The West Timmins Gold property is located near Timmins, Ontario, Canada and adjoins Melkior’s Carscallen project. The first drill hole has been completed and assays from that first hole are expected to be received by the Corporation within the next two weeks.

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(TSXV: DGO)

Durango is positioned for discovery with a 100% interest in strategically located properties in the Windfall Lake gold camp in the Abitibi region of Quebec, named Trove and Barry. Osisko is currently drilling the Lynx Project close to Durango’s property border. Durango is currently finalizing its drill plan for 2020.

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(CDG: TSXV)

Candente owns a large, economic, copper ore body in Peru waiting to be mined. Cañariaco Norte is a 100% owned feasibility-stage porphyry copper deposit containing 7.5 billion pounds of copper and has had multiple scientific studies propelling it along the way toward production. Strengthened by Goldman Sachs belief it is one of the top 80 copper deposits yet to be exploited and strategically guided by Australian Iron Ore giant Fortescue’s 19% inside ownership, Candente has the lowest quartile production costs slated for development.

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(TSXV: LAB)

Labrador Gold explores for prospective gold projects in Eastern Canada. The Kingsway project is the current focus in Newfoundland, along strike of New Found Gold’s discovery of 92.86 g/t Au over 19.0 metres on their Queensway property. Field crews have started the 2020 exploration program on the Kingsway Property. Labrador also holds the Hopedale and Ashuanipi district scale gold exploration properties.

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(TSX: LN)


Loncor Resources (LN: TSX / Q: LONCF /) is an excellent gold explorer that is 100% focused on Africa, where they have already discovered over 3 million ounces of gold …. with plans to find even more.

World renown gold miner Newmont has a market capitalization of $50 Billion and owns 8% of Loncor.    Resolute Mining of Australia has a market capitalization of $1.5 Billion and owns 26% of Loncor 

Joint Venture on all of Loncor’s remaining land with Barrick Gold, the $53 Billion Company whose mandate is to find a Tier 1 asset. On Loncor ground

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SX has a “Eco-Green’ approach to the mining business. It creates eco-friendly mining solutions through technology to grow its business and has developed 4 separate and distinct avenues to create an ideal growth company for the ecological requirements 21st mining will face. Currently focused on exploring for gold in Iceland while developing processing technologies to reduce the environmental impact of mining activities.  

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(TSXV: TAJ)

Tajiri Resources Corp is exploring for world class gold deposits in Guyana with 2 exploration properties that could each wield major discoveries, the Gargantuan and Epeius projects. Supported by management that have a track record of discovery with almost 20 million ounces, mostly in Guyana

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Tesla’s Musk Hints of Battery Capacity Jump Ahead of Industry Event SPONSOR Tartisan Nickel $TN.ca $NICO.ca $RNX.ca $TSLA $NOB.ca $SHL.ca $CNC.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-Eric at 10:06 AM on Thursday, August 27th, 2020

SEOUL (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has suggested the U.S. electric carmaker may be able to mass produce batteries with 50% more energy density in three to four years, which could even enable electric airplanes.

SEOUL (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk has suggested the U.S. electric carmaker may be able to mass produce batteries with 50% more energy density in three to four years, which could even enable electric airplanes.

His comments came as speculation is growing about announcements at Tesla’s anticipated “Battery Day” event where it is expected to reveal how it has improved its battery performance.

“400 Wh/kg *with* high cycle life, produced in volume (not just a lab) is not far. Probably 3 to 4 years,” Musk tweeted on Monday in response to a Twitter thread by Sam Korus, an analyst at ARK Investment Management LLC, about why Musk keeps hinting at a Tesla electric plane.

Researchers have said the energy density of Panasonic’s (6752.T) “2170” batteries used in Tesla’s Model 3 is around 260 Wh/kg, meaning a 50% jump from the current energy density which is key to achieving a longer driving range.

Musk said last year that for electric flight to work, the energy density of batteries needed to improve to over 400 Wh/kg, a threshold which may be achieved in five years.

The electric car manufacturer also showed an image where a number of dots are clustered in line formations, sparking speculation among media and fans about what it will reveal at the event. (here)

South Korean battery expert Park Chul-wan said the image may hint at “silicon nanowire anode,” a breakthrough technology which can potentially increase both battery energy density and battery life sharply.

Panasonic Corp (6752.T) earlier told Reuters that it plans to boost the energy density of the original “2170” battery cells it supplies to Tesla by 20% in five years.

Tesla is also working with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd (CATL) (300750.SZ) to introduce a new low-cost, long-life battery in its Model 3 sedan in China later this year or early next year, with the batteries designed to last for a million miles of use, Reuters reported in May.

Tesla has said its Battery Day will take place on the same day as its 2020 annual meeting of shareholders on Sept. 22.

A very “limited number of stockholders” will be able to attend both of the events due to pandemic-related restrictions, Tesla said, and a lottery will be held to select attendees.

source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-batteries/teslas-musk-hints-of-battery-capacity-jump-ahead-of-industry-event-idUSKBN25L0MC

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  • “I’d just like to re-emphasize, any mining companies out there, please mine more nickel,” said Musk
  • Nickel is arguably the single most important metal component in EV batteries.

In the popular imagination, lithium is the element that powers EVs. However, as Elon Musk has pointed out, the term “lithium-ion batteries” is something of a misnomer, because they don’t really contain that much lithium. “Although [they’re] called lithium-ion, the actual percentage of lithium in a lithium-ion cell is approximately 2%,” Musk explained at Tesla’s 2016 shareholder meeting. “Technically, our cells should be called nickel-graphite, because the primary constituent in the cell as a whole is nickel.” 

Above: Tesla’s Elon Musk (Flickr: Steve Jurvetson)

More recently, Musk reiterated the importance of nickel, and made what sounded to some like an urgent plea for more of the stuff. “I’d just like to re-emphasise, any mining companies out there, please mine more nickel,” said Musk during Tesla’s latest quarterly conference call. “Wherever you are in the world, please mine more nickel and…go for efficiency, obviously environmentally-friendly nickel mining at high volume. Tesla will give you a giant contract for a long period of time, if you mine nickel efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive way.”

However, meeting the expected surge in demand for element #28 may not be so easy, because of various supply-side issues. In a recent interview with Kitco News, Michael Beck, Managing Director at Regent Advisors, said he sees something of a “perfect storm” brewing in the nickel trade.

A Tesla Model 3 contains around 30 kilograms of nickel, Beck told Kitco’s Michael McCrae. “Nickel is probably the single most important metal component in battery fabrication. It’s where all of the energy is stored, and increasingly battery chemistries are being refined to allow the inclusion of as much nickel as possible. The more nickel, the higher the energy density of the battery.”

The spotlight on nickel is a recent development. Nickel prices collapsed in 2007, and there’s been little development of new capacity since then, says Beck. “In this intervening almost 12 years there was no material investment in new nickel capacity. The last 12 years has been a drawdown of excess inventory, and that’s coming to an end. The ramp-up of demand is just beginning.”

The long lead time for bringing new nickel mines into production is another constraining factor. “It takes 7 to 10 years to bring on new nickel projects,” says Beck. “So, you have the makings of a perfect storm. You have a baked-in structural deficit for the next 12 years…you have inventories in the next 18 months going down to almost zero. You also have this new demand source that never existed for nickel.”

Above: Ken Hoffman, senior expert at McKinsey, weighs in on Tesla’s need for nickel in order to expedite the EV revolution (YouTube: Kitco NEWS)

All that would seem to add up to an investment opportunity for somebody. “In the universe of metals, [nickel is] our favorite,” says Beck. “We think in the next two to three years you’re going to see a major up-tick of the nickel price…as shortages emerge, and that’s what’s going to be required to get new investment in the sector.”

So, what companies are poised to take advantage of the coming nickel rush? “Maybe the most interesting in the larger cap of established players is Norilsk,” says Beck. “They’re the number-two nickel producer, and they’re based in Russia. That’s probably the single best large-cap way to get exposure to nickel. It’s a major producer of the metal, and when nickel goes up, their share price goes up accordingly. At the smaller cap end of the spectrum, there are a bunch of smallish nickel explorers and emerging developers.”

Over the next few years, Beck believes that nickel shortages will emerge, and most companies with nickel exposure will benefit. However, there’s another factor in play. Tesla and other EV-makers are naturally eager to get their raw materials from sustainable sources. The industry has invested much effort and cash in cleaning up its supply chain for cobalt. Elon’s recent plea for nickel specified that it needed to be mined in an environmentally sensitive way. (Norilsk, by the way, has recently been involved in not one but two oil spills in Russia’s Arctic region.)

Vancouver-based Giga Metals quickly responded to Elon’s appeal, saying that it has a source of environmentally-responsible nickel in development. As Matthew Hall reports in Mining Technology, Giga Metals owns a property called Turnagain in north-central British Columbia, which it says is one of the largest undeveloped sulphide nickel projects in the world, and also contains cobalt.

Canada has plenty of nickel mines, but Giga Metals has a unique vision for the Turnagain mine. “Our goal is to be the world’s first carbon-neutral mine,” said Giga Metals President Martin Vydra. “We plan to use power from BC Hydro’s clean energy grid, which will involve more capital expenditure than the alternatives, but is the right thing to do.”

Above: Tesla’s Model 3 (Source: EVANNEX; Photo by Casey Murphy)

“If you want environmentally-responsible nickel, I really think you have to look at sulphide deposits in first-world jurisdictions such as Canada and Australia,” said Giga Metals CEO Mark Jarvis. “Canada has several very large, low-grade, open-pittable sulphide nickel deposits waiting to be developed, including Canada Nickel’s Crawford deposit, Waterton’s Dumont deposit and our own Turnagain deposit. Canada has some of the toughest environmental regulations in the world, so if you buy your nickel from Canada, you can be assured that this part of your supply chain is ethically sourced.”

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Written by: Charles Morris

SOURCE: https://insideevs.com/news/440582/elon-musk-lithium-ion-battery-nickel-is-new-gold/