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Critical Metals, including rare earth elements (REE) and strategic metals, are driving some of the biggest advancements in technology and energy efficiency in the world today. As demand for these materials explodes and geopolitical pressure increases, each week we interview the leading experts, analysts and newsletter writers in this space for updates on how to invest in the companies that will supply the world's demand.

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Night of the Living Dead Miners: Rare Earth 'Zombies' Attack the ASX and TSX - Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (4/22/14) More >

Zachary Schumacher's 'State of the Rare Earths' Address - Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (4/8/14) More >

Stephan Bogner and the Rise of a Euro-Sino-Russian Superpower - Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (4/1/14) More >

Mark Lackey: What Happens to a Mine Deferred? - Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (3/25/14) More >

Jeb Handwerger: China Isn't Slowing Down, It's Buying Up (Resources, that Is) - Tom Armistead of The Energy Report (3/18/14) More >

Paul Adams: Investor-Friendly Australian Projects Around the World - Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (3/11/14) More >

Kiril Mugerman: Graphite Investors Should Look for Large Flakes, Small Resources - Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (3/4/14) More >

Paul Renken: For 2014 Gains, Look to Uranium, PGMs and Gems - Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (2/25/14) More >

How to Vet Graphite Investments: Stephen Riddle - Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (2/18/14) More >

The Most Important Question Top Stock Pickers Keith Schaefer, Eric Coffin and Lawrence Roulston Ask Company Presidents - JT Long of The Mining Report (2/18/14) More >

Ryan Castilloux: Sorting Reality from Hype in the Crowded Rare Earth Industry - Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (2/11/14) More >

The Numbers Don't Lie: Why the Industrial Minerals Sector Is Here to Stay - Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (1/28/14) More >

Eric Lemieux: What Does 2014 Hold for Metals? - Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (1/22/14) More >

Amanda Van Dyke: A Dozen Gold, Copper, Phosphate and Uranium Standouts - Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (1/21/14) More >

2014 Graphite Outlook: Price Rebound, Supply Shift and New End Uses - Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (1/14/14) More >

Zinc or Swim: Do Base Metals Have a Future? - Peter Byrne of The Mining Report (1/7/14) More >

New Royalty Scheme a Leveler in the Mexican Silver Space - Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (12/31/13) More >

Miners Should Launch a Gold Cartel or Risk Losing Everything, Advises Stephan Bogner - Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (12/28/13) More >

Jeb Handwerger: Follow the Fundamentals in Mining Markets - JT Long of The Mining Report (12/10/13) More >

Richard Karn: Three Australian Miners Positioned for Success - Special to The Energy Report (11/19/13) More >

Eric Muschinski: Investor Psychology Can Trump Market Fundamentals - Special to The Gold Report (11/13/13) More >

Steve Palmer: Change Up Your Portfolio's Sector Weightings to Capture Profits - Peter Byrne of The Mining Report (11/12/13) More >

Play the Market Bottom and Focus on Energy Commodities: Chris Berry - J. Alec Gimurtu of The Mining Report (11/5/13) More >

10 Strategies for Success in a Flat Commodity Price Market: John Kaiser - JT Long of The Mining Report (10/22/13) More >

Maximizing Returns in an Uncertain Mining Market: Tom Szabo - Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (10/15/13) More >

Wave of the Future Investment from the Ground Up: Byron King - JT Long of The Metals Report (10/8/13) More >

Rick Mills: Greenland Is the Final Frontier for Lower-Cost Mining - Kevin Michael Grace of The Metals Report (10/1/13) More >

Paul Renken: It's Time for Retail Investors to Capture Metals Upside - Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (9/17/13) More >

Anthony Mariano: Calling Next-Generation REE Investors - Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (8/27/13) More >

Mark Seddon: Why You Should Look Twice at an Ugly Duckling Metal - Alec Gimurtu of The Metals Report (8/20/13) More >

Electric Transportation Could Jump-Start Rare Earth Markets: Patrick Wong - JT Long of The Metals Report (8/13/13) More >

Eight Catalysts That Can Move Your Mining Stocks: Jocelyn August - Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (8/6/13) More >

Chris Berry: Rare Earth Stocks Show Signs of Life, but Will the Uptrend Stick? - Alec Gimurtu of The Metals Report (7/30/13) More >

Ron Struthers: Have Flake Graphite Prices Bottomed? - Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (7/23/13) More >

Could Small Modular Reactors Goose Uranium Prices? - Tom Armistead of The Energy Report (7/23/13) More >

The Results Are (Almost) In for Rare Earth Competitors: Alex Knox - Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (7/16/13) More >

Why Stephan Bogner Believes You Should Be 100% Invested in Precious Metals - Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (7/15/13) More >

A Radical Solution for the Rare Earth Supply Crunch: Jack Lifton - Alec Gimurtu of The Metals Report (7/9/13) More >

John Kaiser's Strategies for Success in a Bloody Market - JT Long of The Gold Report (7/8/13) More >

Chris Ecclestone: What M&A Deals Reveal About Management—and if They're Worth Your Investment Dollars - Alec Gimurtu of The Metals Report (7/2/13) More >

China, Base Metal Tiger, Sets the Trend for Metals: Stefan Ioannou - Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (7/1/13) More >

Seven Australian Companies to Survive a Metals Market Correction - Kevin Michael Grace of The Metals Report (6/18/13) More >

Some Like It Hot: Lisa Morrison on the Outlook for Industrial Metals - Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (6/11/13) More >

The Conflict over Conflict Metals: Lisa Reisman - Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (6/4/13) More >

Flake Graphite Prices Have Bottomed: Simon Moores - Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (5/28/13) More >

Brent Cook's Primer on Reading Drill Result Press Releases - JT Long of The Gold Report (5/20/13) More >

Caesars Report's Second Most Important Factor in Picking a Winning Mining Investment: Jurisdiction - Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (5/17/13) More >

The Real Reason Gold Fell—and Why It Has Already Stabilized: Lawrence Roulston - Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (5/8/13) More >

Richard Karn: New Mining Technology Could Increase Profits - JT Long of The Metals Report (5/7/13) More >

Special Report from the SME Conference: How to Find Money in Any Market - JT Long of The Gold Report (5/6/13) More >



Alkane Resources Ltd. (ANLKY:OTCQX; ALK:ASX) Alkane Resources Ltd. is a multi-commodity mining and exploration company with a focus on gold, zirconium, niobium and rare earths. Its projects are located in the central west of New South Wales, Aus ...

Arianne Phosphate Inc. (DAN:TSX.V; DRRSF:OTCBB; JE9N:FSE) Founded in 1997 under the name Arianne Resources Inc. and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2003, Arianne Phosphate Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company now focused on developing its L ...

Commerce Resources Corp. (CCE:TSX.V; D7H:FSE; CMRZF:OTCQX) Commerce Resources Corp. is an exploration and development company with a particular focus on deposits of rare metals and rare earth elements. The company is focused on developing its Blue River tanta ...

Energizer Resources Inc. (EGZ:TSX.V; ENZR:OTCQX) Energizer Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration and mine development company based in Toronto, Canada, that is developing its 100%-owned, flagship Molo graphite project in southern Madagascar. The ...

Energy Fuels Inc. (EFR:TSX; EFRFF:OTCQX; UUUU:NYSE.MKT) Energy Fuels Inc. is the largest conventional producer of uranium in the United States. The company owns the only conventional uranium mill in the U.S., the White Mesa mill in Utah. Energy Fuels als ...

Focus Graphite Inc. (FMS:TSX.V; FCSMF:OTCQX; FKC:FSE) Focus Graphite Inc. is a midtier junior mining development company, a technology solutions supplier and a business innovator. The company aims to become one of the lowest-cost producers of technology ...

Mandalay Resources Corp. (MND:TSX) Mandalay Resources Corp. is a Canadian-based natural resource company with producing assets in Australia and producing and exploration projects in Chile. The company is focused on executing a roll-up ...

Mason Graphite Inc. (LLG:TSX.V; MGPHF:OTCQX) Mason Graphite Inc. is a Canadian mining company focused on the exploration and development of its 100%-owned Lac Guéret graphite project, located in northeastern Québec. The graphite grade on this pr ...

Medallion Resources Ltd. (MDL:TSX.V; MLLOF:OTCQX; MRD:FSE) Medallion Resources Ltd. is rethinking rare earths. Headed by Dr. Bill Bird and supported by an experienced technical team, the company is well positioned to identify and exploit the world's most prom ...

Midland Exploration Inc. (MD:TSX.V) Midland Exploration is a dynamic and aggressive mineral exploration company focused on gold, base metals and REE mine discoveries in one of Canada's richest mining provinces, Quebec. The company is le ...

Mkango Resources Ltd. (MKA:TSX.V) Mkango Resources Ltd. is a mineral exploration and development company with a mission to maximize shareholder value while spearheading the development of mining in Malawi and implementing meaningful a ...

Namibia Rare Earths Inc. (NRE:TSX, NMREF:OTCQX) Namibia Rare Earths Inc. is a Canadian public company focused on the accelerated development of its 100%-held Lofdal rare earth project in Namibia. Lofdal is an early-stage, district-scale exploration ...

Northern Graphite Corporation (NGC:TSX.V; NGPHF:OTCQX) Northern Graphite Corp. owns a 100% interest in the Bissett Creek deposit, located in eastern Ontario. It is the only public graphite company with a true large-flake deposit and is the only one with ...

Northern Minerals Ltd. (NTU:ASX) Northern Minerals Ltd. is poised to become the world's next producer of dysprosium at its Browns Range HREE project in northern Australia. Following a milestone year, the company is significantly adva ...

NovX21 Inc. (NOV:TSX.V) NovX21 Inc. operates an industrial prototype plant located near Quebec City for the recovery of platinum group elements (platinum, palladium and rhodium or PGMs). The patented process yields more than ...

Royal Nickel Corp. (RNX:TSX) Royal Nickel Corp. is focused on creating value by advancing development of the Dumont nickel project, one of the world's largest undeveloped nickel sulphide projects. Dumont contains the world's thir ...

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (UCU:TSX.V; UURAF:OTCQX) Ucore Rare Metals Inc. is a development-phase mining company focused on establishing rare metal resources with near-term production potential. With multiple projects across North America, Ucore's prim ...



Sanctions for Russia? Here Are the Real Winners "Russia is more than a major producer and exporter of energy and materials; Russia is also an important player within Western supply and product chains." - Byron King, Daily Resource Hunter (4/16/14) More >

What to Buy for Putin's New War: Nickel Could Surge "If Putin were to cut nickel exports to Europe and the U.S., nickel prices would jump. Prices have already gone up from $6.50/lb to $7.40/lb over the last 30 days." - Christian DeHaemer, Energy & Capital (3/20/14) More >

Focus Graphite Inc.: Well Positioned for 'The Next Big Thing' in Graphite Advances in car batteries are making graphite the next big thing for commodity investors. Graphite is the critical material for the new generation of batteries, even more than lithium or rare earths. In this special interview with The Mining Report, Focus Graphite President and Chief Operating Officer Don Baxter explains the eyebrow-raising supply/demand picture of the graphite industry, the attractive financials of the Lac Knife project and the significance of the graphite industry's first offtake agreement, including what it means to investors looking to understand an unfamiliar but well-positioned market. - Alec Gimurtu of The Mining Report (3/10/14) More >

Making Green from Gold, Palladium and Pollution Concerns "It seems that fear surrounding the international political landscape is helping to push the precious metals prices higher and higher." - Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors (3/10/14) More >

Size Does Matter in Rare Earth Mining: Christopher Ecclestone "It looks like market watchers have started to get a handle on what makes a good rare earth company." - Vivien Diniz, Resource Investing News (2/24/14) More >

Royal Nickel Corp: Indonesian Ore Export Ban Opens Door to the Next Generation of Nickel Mines Nickel prices have been weak, but the recent Indonesian government announcement banning ore shipments outside the country may be the shock that reverses the trend. In this interview with The Mining Report, Mark Selby, Interim CEO of Royal Nickel Corp., walks through his analysis that indicates nickel price increases and inventory reductions are imminent, while demand continues to grow and over a quarter of global mine supply is shut in. He considers nickel in 2014 one of the best commodity trades in a generation. To capitalize on this unique set of circumstances, Royal Nickel's Dumont Nickel Project follows the path of other large-reserve, large-scale mines in the copper and gold sectors that have changed the mining industry and made early investors fortunes. - J. Alec Gimurtu of The Mining Report (2/11/14) More >

The Rare Earth Commodities that Just Won't Go Away "The Chinese still hold the trump card when to comes to rare earth production—they still produce over 95% of the world's supply." - Byron King, The Daily Reckoning (1/23/14) More >

Rules of Thumb for Junior Mining Speculators: A Light at the End of the Tunnel "Fundamental trends have been set in motion over the past few years that follow upon the previous decade-long bull market and that point to an improving investment climate for the junior miners." - Brent Cook, Exploration Insights (1/13/14) More >

Bullish or Bearish: Mining Sector Prospects for 2014 "The mining sector is not dead. . .not by a long shot. Sure, many metals are relying on an inflationary rally, which may or may not happen in 2014, but others are simply poised to move higher in value based on a supply crunch that has been building for several years. You can't ignore fundamentals." - PinnacleDigest (1/5/14) More >

Metals Shortages, Lack of Substitutes May Harm Innovation: Yale Report "Society will need to pay more attention to the acquisition and maintenance of metals than has been the case in the past, a new study by Yale University suggests." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (12/9/13) More >

Carbon Is the Problem: Is Graphene the Solution? "The search is on to find a better material than silicon—one that is much more energy-efficient and less likely to produce waste heat." - Christine Hertzog, The Energy Collective (10/31/13) More >

McKinsey Report: Commodities Supercycle Dead? Hardly. "Over the past 13 years, the average annual volatility of resources prices has been three times what it was in the 1990s, resulting in a new era of resource price supercycles." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (9/30/13) More >

Zinc Faces Structural Deficit as Demand Outstrips Supply: Glencore "According to Glencore's presentation, a 5% increase in demand equates to around 600,000 mt of new zinc mine capacity needed every year; by 2016 nearly 2 million mt of new annual production will required." - Andy Blamey, Platts (9/10/13) More >

The Impending Shakeout in the Rare Earth Sector: Who Will Survive? "Though there are exceptions, in general the supply chain doesn't care which REE projects will successfully come to fruition, only that enough come to fruition such that their ability to secure REE metals, oxides and other compounds from sources outside of China, at a reasonable price, is realized." - Gareth Hatch, Technology Metals Research (9/5/13) More >

China to Begin Trial Run of Rare Earth Products Exchange "Rare earth trading systems are currently undergoing testing and are expected to become operational in China in October." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (8/12/13) More >

Counterpoint: Supply and Demand in the Rare-Earths Market 2015–2020 "In the rare-earth total supply chain, China is most of the global ball game." - Jack Lifton, Technology Metals Research (8/1/13) More >

Survey: Companies 'Utterly Unprepared' for SEC Conflict Minerals Compliance "The PwC survey determined that the single biggest challenge for companies is getting accurate information from their suppliers." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (7/15/13) More >

China Releases Second Round of 2013 REE Export Quotas "Last week, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced the second round of allocations of rare-earth export quotas for 2013." - Gareth Hatch, Technology Metals Research (7/8/13) More >

Rare Earth Price Jump: Just the Beginning? "Prices for the 17 elements have jumped 10% over the past two weeks." - Shivom Seth, Mineweb (7/1/13) More >

What China's Crackdown on 'Midnight Mining' Means for REE Projects "The rare earth mining industry will be saddled with permanent increased operation costs." - Jack Lifton, Technology Metals Research (6/20/13) More >

China Planning New Rare Earth Crackdowns "China accounted for more than 85% of global rare earth production last year, also accounting for 70% of global consumption." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (6/7/13) More >

Salmon Sperm May Provide Cheap Option for Rare Earths Recovery "Dried salmon milt or sperm is a low-cost and environment-friendly method to extract rare earth metals." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (5/20/13) More >

Best Investments 2013: How the Mining Mess Will Send Platinum Soaring "While platinum's long-term outlook is bright, a short-term price catalyst is about to take place, as early as this week." - Tony Daltorio, Money Morning (5/10/13) More >

How One Slip Can Create a Copper Supply Emergency "The landslide in Utah is just one example of how quickly and unexpectedly the supply and demand factors facing the red metal can shift." - Frank Holmes, Frank Talk (4/18/13) More >

Resource Sector Paradigm Shift "I still think discoveries are the best path to salvation for individual companies and perhaps the broader sector. Maybe gold gets a big bounce in the next few weeks but with the drubbing everyone has taken I don't see traders heavily on the bid unless higher gold prices are already in the rear view mirror." - Eric Coffin, HRA Journal (4/15/13) More >

How to Double Your Money by Investing in Copper "With copper, peak inventory levels are usually hit before a price rebound¬—sometimes with prices doubling in less than six months." - Money Morning Staff Reports (4/3/13) More >

The Basics of Investing in Junior Mining Companies "A junior gold producer is a publicly traded company that mines gold at an annual rate of up to about 150 Koz." - Scott Wright, Zeal Intelligence (4/1/13) More >

The DoD's 'About Face' on REEs "In a 189-page report, the DoD recommends investing $130M to establish near-term strategic stockpiles of seven rare earth elements." - Shane Lasley, Mining News (4/1/13) More >

Postcards from the Rare Earth Front "Scientists in Tokyo last week announced they have identified new deposits of so-called rare-earth metals some six kilometers below the ocean surface. " - Joseph Sternberg, Wall Street Journal (3/27/13) More >

Strategic Mineral Advisory Council Calls for US REE Supply Chain "The Strategic Mineral Advisory Council is encouraging the U.S. Department of Defense to nurture a U.S.-based REE supply chain." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (3/25/13) More >

Iron Ore Prices May See Short-Time Gains as 'Rusty' Halts Australian Exports "Global iron ore trade faces major disruptions as cyclone Rusty bears down on Australia's Pilbara region and its shipping ports." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (2/25/13) More >

Why You Can Bet on Platinum Prices Going Higher "Platinum prices, which have been below gold prices since mid-2011, are once again higher than the yellow metal, and the spread's widening." - Jeff Uscher, Money Morning (2/15/13) More >

Big Gains Ahead with Platinum's Neglected Cousin "Let's cut to the chase. We've got a metal play here." - Byron King, Daily Reckoning (2/11/13) More >

Equity Rally Should Boost Discounted Rare Earth and Uranium Miners "Exports have jumped to a seven-month highs despite the debt issues in Europe and the United States. This rebound in China may be a spark for the undervalued junior miners, which have been in a downtrend for close to two years as economists predicted a Chinese hard landing." - Jeb Handwerger, GoldStockTrades (2/4/13) More >

No Dutch Disease in Greenland Mining Prospects "Greenland's Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum has so far awarded 150 licenses for mineral exploration with around 600M kroner spent by companies in 2012. Just ten years ago, there were almost no requests for mining licenses." - Richard Mills, Resource Investor (1/25/13) More >

Forget Demand: Base Metals Supply Should Be the Focus "Barclays Capital believes a lot of focus should be on the supply side." - Geoff Candy, Mineweb (1/19/13) More >

Crash Course: Mining Equity Financing "Mining exploration companies use large amounts of capital to find discoveries, define a resource and advance to production." - Visual Capitalistm (1/11/13) More >

Nickel: Where Form Meets Function "While best known for its use in the five-cent coin, nickel has far more strategic uses." - Visual Capitalistm (1/7/13) More >

Stability and Patience Are the Keys for Rare Earth Investing "House Mountain Partners' Chris Berry explained that an investment in the space now requires a 'belief in the management of a company and the location, the geo-political story surrounding the deposit.' And, more importantly a clear view of the company’s financial sustainability." - Geoff Candy, Mineweb (12/13/12) More >

A Critical Year in Review: What's Next? Every great mining story begins from the ground up. This is as true of critical metals as it is for gold and silver. Many investors took losses by chasing the pie-in-the-sky potential every publicly listed rare earth stock seemed to promise. Since its debut 18 months ago, The Critical Metals Report has focused on the goods in the ground, striving to present valuable insights on an oft-misrepresented sector, sharing related stories as they emerged. As the year comes to a close and we prepare to extend our coverage further, we are revisiting our most popular expert interviews from 2012. Yes, it's still rough out there for miners, but when you think nothing's looking up, look down. - The Critical Metals Report Editors (12/11/12) More >

Graphene: Thinnest Material Ever Made "Sheets of it are only one atom thick. Expect it in a gadget near you within five years." - The Economic Times (12/10/12) More >

China's Subsidies Give HREE Prices a Boost "Prices for heavy rare earths have not just stopped falling, but started moving up again." - Stuart Burns, MetalMiner (12/3/12) More >

Three Sharp Pencils in the Graphite Game "Graphite is next in line for a commodity boom." - Mickey Fulp, Mercenary Geologist (11/26/12) More >

Does China Really Want a Rare Earth Monopoly? "China's rare earth White Paper notes that China 'hopes countries and regions with abundant REE reserves will make active efforts in developing their own resources.'" - Hongpo Shen, ProEdge Wire (11/19/12) More >

SA Gold Mines Resume Production as Strikes Draw to Close "The illegal strikes that spread throughout the South African mining sector have eased at three gold producers as workers returned and some mines resumed production." - Mining Weekly, Natasha Odendaal (10/29/12) More >

The Five-Minute Minute Guide to the Rare Earth Metal ETF "While there are a few major publicly traded rare earth miners in the U.S., the space remains fraught with individual company risk. As a result, many investors should take a closer look at this fund." - Carolyn Pairit, Seeking Alpha (10/29/12) More >

Three Tech Breakthroughs for Graphene Investors "Just in the month of October, three breakthroughs have proved how graphene isn't just opening new possibilities. . .it's closing in on tangible results." - Josh Grasmick, The Penny Sleuth (10/26/12) More >

Ames Laboratory Improving Process to Recycle Rare-Earth Materials "Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are working to more effectively remove the neodymium, a rare earth element, from the mix of other materials in a magnet." - (10/24/12) More >

How The World Uses Rare Earth Metals: Infographic "Rare earth elements are crucial to maintaining our current economy, and crucial to developing a sustainable future." - VoucherCloud (10/22/12) More >

Why REE Mining Will Never, Ever Be the Same "Just as new technology enabled explorers to liberate petroleum locked within the oil sands, so too will it unlock critical metals for centuries to come." - Nick Hodge, Energy & Capital (10/20/12) More >


Expert Quotes

ALK: Cultivating Relationships with End Users The Mining Report Interview with Richard Karn -"ALK is one of the few companies in the space that has been able to deliver samples across its entire product line for end-users to evaluate." (4/22/14)

CNQ Meets Japan's REE Needs The Mining Report Interview with Richard Karn -"CNQ has fine-tuned operations over the last 22 months, growing average production to 1,500 MTU/month." (4/22/14)

PVG: Enticing Production Numbers at Brucejack Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets -"PVG's Valley of the Kings zone will generate both interest in the company and working capital." (4/17/14)

MND: Solid Production and Higher Grades to Come Andrew Kaip, BMO Capital Markets -"MND reported Q1/14 antimony production ~13% above our projections." (4/14/14)

NRE: Namibia Offers Jurisdictional Advantages The Mining Report Interview with Zachary Schumacher -"NRE has a good project. It's definitely smart for the company to be where it is." (4/8/14)

UCU: Ripe for Partnership The Mining Report Interview with Zachary Schumacher -"UCU has local political and economic support, which can offer real assurance to companies looking to partner." (4/8/14)

CCE: Increasing Confidence in the Ashram REE Deposit Stephan Bogner, Rockstone Research Ltd. -"CCE is our top pick in the rare earth space; we are confident that the Ashram deposit will be put into production." (4/3/14)

CCE: Rare Earth Favorite The Mining Report Interview with Stephan Bogner -"CCE is our favorite company in the REE space." (4/1/14)

NOV: PGM Recovery Method Has Impressive Margins The Mining Report Interview with Stephan Bogner -"NOV's PGM recovery technology has a gross margin in excess of 30%." (4/1/14)

ZC: Mining Powerhouse The Mining Report Interview with Stephan Bogner -"Many of ZC's core holdings have more than doubled year-to-date." (4/1/14)

FMS: Advancing Lac Knife Gareth Hatch, Seeking Alpha -"FMS' definitive feasibility study is slated for completion in H1/14." (3/25/14)

NGC Moves Toward Production Gareth Hatch, Seeking Alpha -"NGC completed development and testing of coatings for its graphite." (3/25/14)

LLG: No Other Graphite Company Presents a Better Investment Option James West, Midas Letter -"LLG is squarely in the lead to be one of Canada's next producing graphite mines." (3/24/14)

ZC: One-Stop Diversified Mining Stock Shopping The Mining Report Interview with Jeb Handwerger -"ZC is one of the forces behind some high-quality, early-stage junior mining companies." (3/18/14)

LLG: Busy Year Ahead Daniel Greenspan, Macquarie Capital Markets -"If LLG reaches its milestones, it could start construction in 2015." (3/6/14)

NGC: Top of the Junior Graphite Food Chain The Mining Report Interview with Kiril Mugerman -"NGC only needs to sell a relatively small amount of graphite to reach its revenue targets." (3/4/14)

LLG: The Full Spectrum of Graphite The Mining Report Interview with Kiril Mugerman -"LLG will be able to supply the full spectrum of graphite, from minus-150 mesh to plus-50 mesh." (3/4/14)

FMS: Improved Metallurgy + Offtake Partner The Mining Report Interview with Kiril Mugerman -"FMS produced improved metallurgical results last year and has an offtake agreement with a Chinese company." (3/4/14)

EGZ: Narrowing Focus on Graphite The Mining Report Interview with Kiril Mugerman -"EGZ plans to produce over 80K tons of graphite annually." (3/4/14)

DAN: Attractive Long-Term Play Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"DAN's Lac a Paul project has very appealing economics." (3/1/14)

MND Keeps Its Shareholders Happy Andrew Kaip, BMO Capital Markets -"MND continues to beat production expectations and bring cash to shareholders despite weak prices." (2/26/14)

MDL: Intact Long-Term Story Eric Muschinski, Gold Investment Letter -"MDL is working hard behind the scenes; some good news is close." (2/23/14)

FMS Obtains Offtake Agreement The Mining Report Interview with Stephen Riddle -"I'd like to congratulate the management of FMS for obtaining an offtake agreement." (2/18/14)

EGZ: Molo Project Development Opportunity Enhanced The Mining Report Interview with Stephen Riddle -"EGZ is determining its expected footprint; when that is determined, the company can calculate realistic selling prices." (2/18/14)

NRE: Small Yet HREO-Rich Resource The Mining Report Interview with Ryan Castilloux -"NRE's Lofdal project is very interesting; REOs are 80% HREOs and 70% CREOs." (2/11/14)

NTU: Interesting Project at Brown's Range The Mining Report Interview with Ryan Castilloux -"NTU's Browns Range project in Australia is interesting." (2/11/14)

AMM: Positive Estimate for Ixtaca Zone, Tuligtic Charlotte McLeod, Resource Investing News -"AMM has a robust portfolio, with an estimated 1,351,000 oz Au eq in the Ixtaca zone at Tuligtic alone." (2/5/14)

MDL Signs MOUs Christopher Ecclestone, Hallgarten & Co. -"MDL's partnerships in Oman and Jordan could provide access to substantial monazite deposits." (2/5/14)

Prospect Generator MD in Strong Position The Gold Report Interview with Adrian Day -"MD's JV partners have already re-upped, which demonstrates confidence in the projects." (1/31/14)

DAN: Substantially Derisked Chris Berry, Morning Notes -"DAN has a sound balance sheet, strong insider and institutional holders and a deposit in a favorable jurisdiction; it is substantially derisked." (1/31/14)

NRE: Lofdal Attractive for Large Percentage of Most Valuable REEs The Mining Report Interview with Luisa Moreno -"NRE's Lofdal REE project has the potential to produce large amounts of these less common elements." (1/28/14)

CCE: Ashram Results Impress The Mining Report Interview with Luisa Moreno -"I think CCE's recent Ashram deposit results are very positive." (1/28/14)

KDX to Acquire Midas Mine Philip Ker, PI Financial -"The Midas mine acquisition makes KDX a bona fide producer with great potential." (1/23/14)

MDL: Poised to Reach New Highs Eric Muschinski, Gold Investment Letter -"I believe MDL stock is going to roar back this year." (1/19/14)

FMS Offtake Agreement with China The Mining Report Interview with Simon Moores -"The offtake deal with China gives FMS an advantage now over other players." (1/14/14)

NGC Industry Leader The Mining Report Interview with Simon Moores -"NGC did a great job of getting out ahead in the race." (1/14/14)

PLG: Cashed Up for More Exploration Tara Hassan, Haywood Securities -"PLG's TV Tower has the potential for significant scale." (1/9/14)

TV Reports Strong Q4/13 Numbers Derek Macpherson, M Partners -"TV is positioned as the next midtier base metal producer with significant leverage to a favorable zinc market." (1/7/14)

FMS Lands Graphite Deal Jeb Handwerger, Gold Stock Trades -"FMS' offtake with the Chinese may have spurred stock volume breakouts." (12/31/13)

LLG Sees Recent Gains Thom Calandra, The Calandra Report -"LLG's Lac Guéret is extremely high grade." (12/30/13)

DAN: One to Watch Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"DAN is sitting on a gold mine (OK, a phosphate mine) at Lac a Paul." (12/19/13)

NGC: Market to Lose Tonnage Henry Lazenby, Mining Weekly -"Stopped graphite production in Pingdu could benefit NGC." (12/18/13)

EGZ: Strategic Acquisition Charlotte McLeod, Resource Investing News -"EGZ has acquired the remaining 25% interest in Molo." (12/17/13)

ZC: Active on the Fronts of the Commodity Markets The Gold Report Interview with Stephan Bogner -"ZC's business model provides a great way for investors to profit from the public company-building process." (12/16/13)

CCE: Two Advanced-STage, COmpetitive REE Projects The Gold Report Interview with Stephan Bogner -"CCE's Ashram REE project has a huge resource, high grades and a unique distribution of the most in-demand elements." (12/16/13)

DAN: Attractive Acquisition Target Jay Taylor, Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks -"DAN's phosphate mine is not being given the respect it deserves." (12/13/13)

LLG: Astounding Grades, Approaching Prefeasability Study The Gold Report Interview with James West -"LLG is one of my larger holdings; its project has grades up to 20% graphite and beyond." (12/11/13)

NRE: Making Steady Progress on Metallurgical Test Work The Gold Report Interview with Mike Niehuser -"NRE has the highest basket price for contained minerals, within a well-defined resource with excellent expansion opportunity." (12/4/13)

LLG: Labs Show Promise Michael Niehuser, Beacon Rock Research -"NRE is in an excellent position to build upon metallurgical test work to date." (12/2/13)

LLG: Moving Higher Luisa Moreno, Euro Pacific Capital -"LLG was the top performer in our Graphite Explorer universe." (11/28/13)