April 15, 2021

Max Resource reports another significant copper discovery at CESAR North target zone

As the first company ever to explore all of the copper and silver-rich areas covered by the CESAR property, Max has so far identified multiple copper-silver target zones, all with significant potential to expand further, demonstrating the presence of a widespread highly prospective copper-silver district.
April 15, 2021

Tinka makes tin discovery at Ayawilca project, Peru

Tinka Resources’ (TSX.V:TK, OTCQB:TKRFF) Ayawilca polymetallic project in Peru just got a whole lot more interesting with the discovery of a new tin zone, that is expected to add significant value to what is already the largest zinc development project in Latin America and one of the biggest zinc resources held by a junior explorer.
April 13, 2021

ESG seen as biggest risk to mining industry

ESG was a dominant theme running through this year’s AME Roundup conference in Vancouver.

Ross Beaty, chairman of Pan American Silver and Equinox Gold, said “It’s just critical. Every single meeting you have with investors, it’s number one on the topic (list).”
April 11, 2021

The mounting obstacles to battery/ energy metals supply parity

“The adage of ‘if it can’t be grown it must be mined’ serves as a reminder that electric vehicles, transitional energy, and a green economy start with metals. The supply chain for batteries, wind turbines, solar panels, electric motors, transmission lines, 5G — everything that is needed for a Green Economy starts with metals and mining. Demand for these metals, principally lithium, nickel and cobalt on the battery side and copper, uranium and rare earth elements on the energy side is expected to rise rapidly.”
April 5, 2021

The US has a metals problem

Years of neglecting its critical metal supplies is catching up with the United States, as demand for the raw materials needed to build a new green economy that rejects fossil fuels gears up.
April 2, 2021

Renforth continues to unlock huge VMS/ sulfide nickel system at Surimeau, Quebec

Though early stage, the possibility of widespread sulfide nickel mineralization at Surimeau looks promising. The grades and rock value given here are conservative; the 0.224% Ni used to calculate the rock value of US$41.83 per tonne is based on only three intercepts from three holes drilled at Surimeau, less than 200m. Highlights from summer 2020 grab sampling show grades up to 0.495% Ni. If those grades start showing up in drill core, Renforth could really be onto something.
April 2, 2021

Victory Resources names new CEO as it expands exploration focus to battery metals

As Victory Resources Corp. (CSE: VR) (FWB: VR61) (OTC: VRCFF) continues to scale up mining operations on multiple properties across North America, the company has made a significant management change to reflect its broadening exploration focus that now includes battery metals.
March 30, 2021

Rick Mills Podcast: Copper Will Be the Key Commodity for Green Energy Push

Mainstream media and the large mining companies are finally catching on to what we at AOTH have been saying for the past two years: the copper market is heading for a severe supply shortage due to a perfect storm of under-exploration/ lack of discovery of new deposits, clashing with a huge increase in demand due to electrification and decarbonization.
March 27, 2021

AOTH stocks – project development stages and risk versus reward

When looking for an investment, the approach I take involves looking at the global, big picture conditions. I study trends, read the news, basically watch and listen to what’s going on in the world. Then I study the different sectors to select the one (or ones) that I think is going to match up well with the overriding, long-term theme. This is top-down investing.

The second part of my search for the dominant investment is a bottom-up approach. This is where I find individual companies, in the specific sector I have chosen to invest in.
March 27, 2021

Graphite One: America’s climate plan comes down to building domestic critical mineral supply

The common denominator for each countries climate action plan is electric vehicles; that’s easy to identify. But whether economies can acquire sufficient raw materials to reach “full electrification” is another story — it's a problem that has yet to be solved.

For years, the US has been heavily reliant on foreign supply of minerals required for key areas such as national defense, electronics and medical equipment, and its EV sector is no different.

Under Trump’s executive order (September 2020), graphite was identified as one of four minerals considered essential to the nation’s “national security, foreign policy and economy.”
March 23, 2021

Competition for energy and battery metals intensifying

Goldman Sachs says that the next structural bull market for commodities will be driven by spending on green energy.

The fossil-fueled based transportation system needs to be electrified, and the switch must be made from oil, gas, and coal-powered power plants to those which run on solar, wind and thorium-produced nuclear energy. If we have any hope of cleaning up the planet, before the point of no return, a massive decarbonization needs to take place.

In a recent report, commodities consultancy Wood Mackenzie said an investment of over $1 trillion will be required in key energy transition metals over the next 15 years, just to meet the growing needs of decarbonization.
March 2, 2021

Dolly Varden advancing one of the world’s few “pure play” silver projects

“Native silver” found in the Earth’s crust on its own, is relatively rare. More commonly, it is mined alongside gold, or as a by-product of zinc-lead ore. There are currently only 75 “pure play” silver companies, most of whom have projects in Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Peru.

The rarity of silver and gold becomes apparent when we consider how little of both have been mined throughout history – just 190,000 tonnes of gold and 1.6 million tonnes of silver. Or in ounce terms, 6.1 billion oz of gold and 51.3 billion oz of silver. All the gold ever mined in the world could fit into a cube 21.6 meters on each side, and all the above-ground silver could fit into a 55m cube.
February 26, 2021

Graphite One Secures C$10 Million in Financings to Advance Graphite Supply Chain Project

2021.02.26 Looking to advance what would be an integral part of the US […]
February 23, 2021

Commodities and soon Juniors in vogue

2021.02.23 Gold and copper are up, the dollar is down, and bond yields […]
February 18, 2021

ZincX Resources: Developing the world’s next zinc mine

2021.02.18 According to the US Geological Survey, zinc is mined in over 50 […]
February 12, 2021

Renewables and electrification? Nothing happens without copper

2021.02.12 On Wednesday, Feb. 10, copper prices tore past $3.79 a pound ($8,350 […]
February 10, 2021

Nickel, graphite to benefit from explosive growth in battery storage market

2021.02.10 The challenges most countries are facing right now are daunting. Not only […]
February 5, 2021

ZincX planning to launch summer drilling at Akie Property in BC

2021.02.05 As the global economic recovery progresses over the next few years, demand […]
January 28, 2021

Max Increases the CESAR Copper-Silver Landholdings to Over 2,000 Sq. Km.

2021.01.28 Max Resource Corp (TSX.V:MXR; OTC:MXROF; Frankfurt:M1D2) has procured a major section of […]
January 25, 2021

Tinka delivers more good results from drilling at Ayawilca

2021.01.25 The Covid-19 crisis has served as a catalyst for a new “commodity […]
January 25, 2021

Dolly Varden Silver: Hot on the trail of past and future silver mines in BC’s Golden Triangle

2021.01.25 “Finding gold in the shadow of headframes” is an old mining adage, […]
October 10, 2020
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America’s graphite vulnerability

2020.10.10 At Ahead of the Herd we’re invested in metals necessary for the […]
August 26, 2020
Palladium One discovers massive sulphides during initial drilling at Tyko

Palladium One hunting PGEs, copper and nickel in mining-friendly Finland

2020.08.26 In 2017 Finland claimed the number one spot on the Fraser Institute’s […]
July 25, 2020
Palladium One discovers massive sulphides during initial drilling at Tyko

Palladium One hits high-grade PGEs at LK

2020.07.25 Palladium One (TSX-V:PDM) has found initial success at the drill bit, indicated […]