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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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Interviews


Stefan Ioannou: Copper, Nickel and Zinc Won't Be Cheap for Long - Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (10/21/14) More >

John Kaiser's Tips for Escaping the Resource Sector Swamp Alive - JT Long of The Mining Report (10/14/14) More >

Catalyst Check: Natural Resources Watchlist at Three Months - JT Long of The Gold Report (10/6/14) More >

Kal Kotecha: Going Against the Grain in Five Names - Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (9/30/14) More >

Richard Karn's Advice for Avoiding the Walking Dead - Special to The Gold Report (9/24/14) More >

Sprott Fund Manager Jason Mayer's Guide to Resource Stock Profits - JT Long of The Mining Report (9/23/14) More >

Where to Look for Yield During a Time of Low Gas Prices: Elliott Gue - Peter Byrne of The Energy Report (9/11/14) More >

Filipe Martins: African Miners that Can Generate Cash Flow and Dividends - Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (9/9/14) More >

Canaccord's Luke Smith: Five Aussie Companies with Cash Flows, Low Costs and MOUs - Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (8/26/14) More >

Fund Adviser Björn Paffrath's Mantra: In the End, Performance Matters - Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (8/19/14) More >

Paul Renken: Bottom-Fishing for the Best Junior Resource Equities - Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (7/28/14) More >

Doug Loud and Jeff Mosseri: Three Reasons Why Gold and Gold Stocks Will Rise - Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (7/23/14) More >

Tom Hayes' Trio of Rare Earth Project Contenders - Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (7/15/14) More >

Thomas Schuster's Five Stocks to Buy and Hold - Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (7/14/14) More >

Luisa Moreno: Graphite, Lithium and REEs Essential to Hot Technologies - Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (7/8/14) More >

Rick Mills' Econ 101—Rising Demand and Falling Supply Equals Higher Metals Prices - Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (7/1/14) More >

Brent Cook's Tips for Finding Juniors that Can Survive the Dust Bowl - JT Long of The Mining Report (6/24/14) More >

It's Not About Discovering a Mine, It's About Discovering a Technology - JT Long of The Mining Report (6/17/14) More >

What Will Shake Retail Investors Out of Their Shell Shock? - JT Long of The Mining Report (5/13/14) More >

Chris Ecclestone: Right Size, Right Metals Signal Success for REE Projects - Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (5/5/14) More >

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 >

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Companies


Alkane Resources Ltd. (ANLKY:OTCQX; ALK:ASX) Alkane Resources Ltd. is a multicommodity mining and exploration company with a focus on gold, copper, zirconium, niobium and rare earths. Its projects and operations are located in the central west o ...

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMVMF:OTC) ...

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 developing its Blue River tantalum and niobium deposit (British Columbia) and its Ashram rare earth elemen ...

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. Molo ...

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 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 ...

Syrah Resources Ltd. (SYR:ASX) Syrah Resources Ltd. is an Australian resource company with a diversified exploration portfolio located in southeastern Africa. The Balama graphite and vanadium project in northern Mozambique is Syrah ...

Thor Mining Plc (THR:LSE; THR:ASX) ...

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 ...

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News


Today's U.S. 'Baby' Will Consume 3 Mlbs Metals and Minerals In Lifetime "The projected lifetime consumption of metals and minerals by today's U.S. baby extrapolated across the world presents an enormous challenge for the global resource sector." - Lawrence Williams, Mineweb (9/1/14) More >

CEOs in Mining The CEOs of the top 25 gold, silver, copper, coal and base metals mining companies in the world are profiled in this infographic. - Visual Capitalist (8/20/14) More >

Canada Could Become REE Powerhouse. . .with Some Help The Canadian government could be doing more to fund REE academic and industry research and development, says a Canada House of Commons report. - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (6/30/14) More >

This Metal Problem Could Ignite China's Smoldering Crisis "Despite some limited potential weakness in the very near term, the global picture for base metals looks to be heating up from both a supply and demand perspective." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (6/16/14) More >

Tesla's Gigafactory: The Critical Minerals Impact "At a time when supply chain security, transparency and responsibility are becoming central concerns for both manufacturers and consumers, IM Data discusses Tesla Motors' plans to build the world's biggest lithium-ion battery plant and the impact it could have on demand for critical minerals: graphite, lithium and cobalt." - Simon Moores, Industrial Metals (6/6/14) More >

North American REE Exploration & Development "Globally, the greatest proportion of demand for REEs is for application in magnets; though in the U.S. the majority of demand is in catalysts for petroleum refining, chemical processing and catalytic converters." - Derek Hamill, Zimtu Capital Corp. (5/19/14) More >

New, More Transparent, Contracts to End Africa's Resource Curse? "African nations are now much more 'up to speed' with what they should be demanding by way of a fair share of the resources being mined in their countries. New contracts are much tougher and some are being drafted with the idea of transparency and even online publication in mind." - Anthony Harrington (QFinance), EconomyWatch (4/28/14) More >

These Alternative Energy Stocks Will Soar on China's Rare Metal War "In 2012, production and consumption of the rare earth metals used in production of clean tech reached more than 100,000 metric tons, according to IHS Chemical. Today, the vast bulk of materials needed to build these technologies come primarily from China." - Money Morning (4/25/14) More >

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 >

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Expert Quotes


LODE Continues to Execute in Nevada Teresa Matich, Resource Investing News -"LODE is expanding its mine plans and ramping up production while reducing costs." (10/28/14)

LLG Working on Graphene Challenge The Gold Report Interview with Ron Struthers -"LLG is the leader as far as graphite grade is concerned." (10/22/14)

FMS Only North American Company with Graphite Offtake Agreement The Gold Report Interview with Ron Struthers -"FMS successfully tested upgrading the Lac Knife graphite to battery grade." (10/22/14)

CCE's Ashram's a REE Space Game Changer Stephan Bogner, Rockstone Research Ltd. -"CCE's Ashram is a great project in the hands of great management; it's my top pick." (10/22/14)

LGO Continues Ramp-up Luisa Moreno, Euro Pacific Canada -"The TSX.V approved consolidation of LGO's shares on a 1:10 basis." (10/17/14)

CEE Closes Private Placement Arie Papernick, Secutor Capital Management -"CCE is cashed up and ready to advance Ashram." (10/17/14)

NRE Completes PEA The Mining Report Interview with John Kaiser -"NRE's PEA reported an after-tax IRR of 43%." (10/14/14)

MND: Q3/14 Production Beat as Cuffley Takes Hold at Costerfield Andrew Kaip, BMO Capital Markets -"MND's Q3/14 production numbers were a solid beat compared to our expectations." (10/14/14)

RD: Lots of Money and Big Plans Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report -"RD's Santa Rosa is a perfect fit for investors looking for low-capex and high-margin projects." (10/13/14)

FMS: Grafoid Finalizes Its Acquisition of Alcereco Ben Kramer-Miller, Seeking Alpha -"Of the late-stage Canadian graphite companies, I continue to believe FMS is the best positioned." (10/10/14)

CCE Continues Derisking Efforts Derek Hamill, Zimtu Capital Corp. -"Material from CCE's Ashram achieved +40% TREOs with 70% REE recovery." (10/9/14)

FMS Warrants Positive Recommendation Jon Hykawy, Investor Intel -"FMS' Lac Knife is a good project by any measure." (10/9/14)

TV: Zinc Continues to Beat the Alternatives Derek Macpherson, M Partners -"TV is our top base metals pick as it continues to benefit from strong supply and demand fundamentals." (10/7/14)

XRC Expands Water Testing Program Daniel Earle, TD Securities -"Validating the potential water source at XRC's Caspiche will greatly derisk the project." (10/7/14)

MKA: PFS Impresses Christopher Ecclestone, Hallgarten & Co. -"MKA's prefeasiblity numbers were attractive, and gave the stock price a deserved kick upwards." (10/1/14)

LGO's Maracás Continues to Impress Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"LGO's Maracás positions the company to benefit from improving vanadium fundamentals." (9/29/14)

SYR Bolsters Board of Directors Luke Smith, Canaccord Genuity -"We view the board's experience as the right mix of market, technical, development and management." (9/26/14)

ALK a Favorite The Gold Report Interview with Richard Karn -"ALK increased gold reserves by 47% this year." (9/24/14)

CCE Is Top of the Rock Stephan Bogner, Rockstone Research Ltd. -"CCE's Ashram is leading the pack, while its peers are lagging in terms of economics and commercial viability." (8/27/14)

SYR Has Signed Offtakes MOUs The Mining Report Interview with Luke Smith -"SYR owns the Balama project, which contains close to 1.2 Bt with about 10% total contained graphite." (8/26/14)

MIN Advancing Gunnison Nicely Eric Coffin, HRA Advisory -"MIN has advanced Gunnison with very impressive results and the stock has big value potential." (8/24/14)

ALK: Stamp of Approval Christopher Ecclestone, Investor Intel -"ALK is up there among the sector leaders." (8/14/14)

MIN Makes Progress with Gunnison Financing Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"MIN's recent financing leaves it well positioned to complete bulk testing at Gunnison." (8/14/14)

LGO: Niche Market Producer Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"We are initiating coverage on LGO with a Buy rating." (8/11/14)

LGO: Likely to Become a Takeover Target Luisa Moreno, Euro Pacific Canada -"LGO's Maracás project is arguably the most advanced vanadium project in the world." (8/5/14)

FMS Stands in Good Stead Against Competitors John Hykawy, Stormcrow Capital Ltd. -"FMS' Lac Knife is truly world class; we are initiating coverage with a positive recommendation." (8/5/14)

SYR: Balama Hosts High-Purity Vanadium Powder Luke Smith, Canaccord Genuity -"SYR's test work highlighted that high-purity V2O5 product can be produced from Balama ore." (8/4/14)

LLG: Drill Results at Lac Guéret Highlight Potential Resource Growth Daniel Greenspan, Macquarie Capital Markets -"LLG's stepout holes at Lac Guéret hit high-grade mineralization." (7/30/14)

LLG Expands Resource at Lac Gueret Alessandro Bruno, Investor Intel -"LLG's Lac Gueret is world class, with 99%-pure graphite potential that will draw international demand." (7/30/14)

AKG Reports Positive Metallurgical Tests Joe Mazumdar, Canaccord Genuity -"Metallurgical test results for AKG's Dynamite Hill came in higher than our forecasts." (7/29/14)

MKA's Prefeasibility Results Expected Shortly The Gold Report Interview with Paul Renken -"Metallurgical testing on MKA's REE deposit in Malawi suggests that it should be fairly easy to process with relatively high rates of recovery." (7/28/14)

LLG Progressing Toward Production The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer -"LLG has a very sizable resource." (7/24/14)

XRC: A Caspiche Transformed The Gold Report Interview with Doug Loud -"We like XRC a lot; it's made Caspiche into a low capex project with high profitability potential." (7/23/14)

FMS Develops Chemical Processes The Gold Report Interview with Byron King -"I like what I've seen with FMS; management is on track." (7/21/14)

LGO Is 2014 Top Pick Luisa Moreno, Euro Pacific Canada -"LGO is our top pick because Maracás will be one of the best vanadium projects in the world." (7/17/14)

ALK Holds Interesting New Asset The Mining Report Interview with Tom Hayes -"ALK is well positioned for the recovery." (7/15/14)

NRE Hosts High HREE Concentrations The Mining Report Interview with Tom Hayes -"NRE is one of my favorites because of the actual strength of its resource." (7/15/14)

TV Reports Q2/14 Operating Results Derek Macpherson, M Partners -"TV is positioned as the next mid-tier base metal producer with significant leverage to a positive zinc market." (7/15/14)

SYR: Upside Remains Michael Slifirski, Credit Suisse -"SYR could dominate the spherical graphite market." (7/11/14)

MDL Closes First Tranche of Financing Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"I like MDL as a long-term (and, potentially, highly profitable) way to play the rare earths story." (7/11/14)

FMS: Graphite Player on the Rise Ben Kramer-Miller, Seeking Alpha -"Even in a bearish scenario, FMS' Lac Knife project is very undervalued." (7/10/14)

NTU Hosts Unique Xenotime REE Deposit The Mining Report Interview with Luisa Moreno -"NTU has been able to produce a concentrate that is about 20% total rare earth oxides." (7/8/14)

LGO Close to Production The Mining Report Interview with Luisa Moreno -"LGO has a vanadium deposit that is close to reaching production." (7/8/14)

FMS Just Completed Feasibility The Mining Report Interview with Luisa Moreno -"FMS is the only TSX-listed graphite company that has been able to secure an offtake agreement with an end-user." (7/8/14)

CCE Achieves Higher-Grade Concentrate The Mining Report Interview with Luisa Moreno -"CCE has shown that it can produce a concentrate running 40% TREO." (7/8/14)

Derek Hamill, Zimtu Capital Corp. -"CCE has made positive discoveries that strengthen the robust economics of Ashram." (7/7/14)

MIN Raises Money for Gunnison Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"We like the MIN story and recommend the stock to investors." (7/7/14)

CCE Publishes Drill Results Stephan Bogner, Rockstone Research Ltd. -"CCE intersected the same mineralization four times in the MHREO zone." (7/3/14)

SYR: MOUs Boost Production Volume Vincent Pisani, Shaw Stockbroking -"SYR likely will increase its plant size to produce more graphite." (7/3/14)

NTU Completes Project Study Alessandro Bruno, Investor Intel -"NTU's Browns Range project offers excellent economics." (7/1/14)

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