July 24, 2021

Renforth encounters highest concentration of visible nickel to date from summer drilling at Victoria West

2021.07.24 Exciting drill results have become a norm for Renforth Resources Inc. (CSE: […]
July 24, 2021

Marvel goes on a staking spree in Central Newfoundland Gold Belt Area Play

2021.07.24 Area plays, where one company makes a discovery then dozens of other […]
July 23, 2021

Mountain Boy Minerals to begin drilling at American Creek soon; fieldwork underway at Telegraph

2021.07.23 The much-anticipated drilling program at Mountain Boy Minerals Ltd.’s (TSXV: MTB) (OTCQB: […]
July 22, 2021

Cypress well-positioned in US lithium/EV supply chain

2021.07.22 According to the most recent report from Wood Mackenzie, mining companies will […]
July 21, 2021

Cashed-up Provenance Gold drilling for high-grade gold and silver in Nevada

2021.07.21 Ever since Newmont’s discovery of the large Carlin deposit in the 1960s, […]
July 17, 2021

Max Resource extends new copper zone at CESAR property by threefold

2021.07.17 While new discoveries tend to cause excitement within the mining industry, it […]
July 16, 2021
Sprout-less Gold now Tier 1 Capital

‘Lower for longer’ interest rates + non-transitory inflation keep the shine on gold

2021.07.16 At AOTH we are invested in commodities we expect are going to […]
July 15, 2021

Marvel Discovery reports more assays from Blackfly, finds visible gold in diamond drilling

2021.07.15 With the 2021 exploration program well underway at its Blackfly gold project […]
July 15, 2021

Gold marches higher following dovish Fed comments

2021.07.15 A lift in the gold price is welcome news to gold investors, […]
July 14, 2021

Exploits finishes Phase 1 drilling at Schooner, moves on to Quinlan Veins

2021.07.14 Exploits Discovery Corp (CSE:NFLD, FSE:634-FF) is making excellent headway on its 2021 exploration […]
July 14, 2021

Getchell Gold preparing two-front drill campaign at Fondaway Canyon and Star, Nevada properties

2021.07.14 Getchell Gold (CSE:GTCH, OTCQB:GGLDF) just doubled its chances of making a discovery this […]
July 13, 2021
EV and lithium battery markets to experience significant growth

Victory fast-tracks drilling at Smokey Lithium project based on sampling results up to 1,500 ppm

2021.07.13 Drills could soon pierce targets at Victory Resources’ Smokey Lithium project (CSE:VR, FWB:VR61, […]
July 12, 2021

Graphite One to resume drilling at Graphite Creek, Alaska

2021.07.12 Exploration is continuing at Graphite One’s (TSXV:GPH, OTCQB:GPHOF) Graphite Creek property in Alaska […]
July 10, 2021

Dolly Varden begins 10,000m drill program to infill and expand silver resource

2021.07.10 Following up on its June 7 press release, Dolly Varden Silver Corp. […]
July 8, 2021

Renforth extends mineralized zone at Parbec, completes first hole at Surimeau

2021.07.08 Renforth Resources Inc. (CSE: RFR) (OTCQB: RFHRF) (FSE: 9RR) continues to deliver […]
July 6, 2021

Lomiko Metals reaps rewards of long-term technology investment while it continues to develop EV battery materials project

2021.07.06 As Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSXV: LMR) (OTC: LMRMF) (FSE: DH8B) continues to […]
July 5, 2021

ZincX punches first of three holes into Cardiac Creek deposit

2021.07.05 ZincX Resources (TSXV:ZNX, FSE:M9R, US:ZNCXF) is off to a great start at […]
July 2, 2021

Magna restarts San Francisco mine, Mexico, targeting 90,000 oz per year

2021.07.01 Magna Gold (TSXV:MGR, OTCQB:MGLQF) said it wanted to be Mexico’s next precious […]
July 1, 2021

Undervalued Palladium One continues to impress, with high-grade assays from Tyko and open-pit potential at LK

2021.07.01 Palladium One Mining (TSXV:PDM, OTC:NKORF, FSE:7N11) is exploring for platinum group elements […]
June 30, 2021

Commodity boom puts world’s copper supply to the test

According to business leaders who participated in this week’s Qatar Economic Forum, commodities like copper are likely to become more expensive as the rally resumes.
June 28, 2021

For industrial metals exploration, it’s game on

2021.06.28 As countries continue to vaccinate their populations, and infections drop due to […]
June 25, 2021
EV and lithium battery markets to experience significant growth

Electrification and decarbonization won’t happen without these 4 metals

2021.06.25 The new “green economy” rejects dirty sources of energy and transportation, namely […]
June 22, 2021
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Palladium One drills into $1,300 rock at Tyko nickel-copper-PGE project in Ontario

Palladium One continues to outline a high-grade nickel system at its Tyko Ni-Cu-PGE project in Ontario, where a second-phase drill program started in April.
June 21, 2021

Magna Gold enters next phase of growth with exploration planned on multiple properties in Mexico

One junior mining company looking to grow into Mexico’s next precious metals producer is Magna Gold Corp. (TSXV: MGR, OTCQB: MGLQF), which recently secured a C$10 million funding for its exploration activities across various projects this year.
June 17, 2021

Dolly Varden readies Phase 1 drilling with sights set on Torbrit resource expansion and new discoveries

With the summer exploration season looming, Dolly Varden Silver Corp. (TSXV: DV) (OTC:DOLLF) announced earlier in the month it has initiated field activities on the company’s namesake silver project located near tidewater in northwest British Columbia.
June 16, 2021

Marvel Discovery Corp: First sample assays at Black Fly contain high-grade and visible gold

Just two weeks into 2021 exploration at its Black Fly gold project near Atikokan, Ontario, Marvel Discovery Corp (TSXV:MARV, FSE: O4T1, IMTFF:OTC PINKS) has already found success in a collection of sample assays reporting high-grade gold and in one batch, visible gold that assayed an impressive 24.3 grams per tonne Au (gold).
June 16, 2021

Falcon Gold poised to drill Central Canada project, Ontario

I expect plenty of new flow from FG, including geophysical interpretations, drill results and even a maiden resource estimate at the Central Canada gold property.
June 15, 2021

Who got copper?

Vancouver-based Max Resource Corp. (TSXV:MXR, OTC: MXROF, FSE:M1D2) continues to make significant progress at its flagship CESAR project, situated along the world-famous Andean Copper Belt.
June 12, 2021

ZincX Resources commences 2021 drill program at Akie property

Following weeks of planning and preparation, ZincX Resources Corp. (TSXV: ZNX) this week announced that it has finally commenced the 2021 summer drill program on its flagship Akie property in BC.

This 2,000-metre diamond drilling program will focus on the Cardiac Creek deposit - ZincX’s primary asset - and build on the positive and robust results from the 2018 preliminary economic assessment (PEA).
June 10, 2021

Mountain Boy Minerals unveils exploration plans for BC’s prolific Golden Triangle

One junior mining company that has set sights on extracting more value out of its precious/metals projects during this auspicious period is Mountain Boy Minerals Ltd. (TSX.V: MTB; OTCQB: MBYMF; Frankfurt: M9UA), which has six active projects spanning 604 square kilometres (60,398 hectares) in the prolific Golden Triangle of northern British Columbia.
June 10, 2021

Investors beat central banks and jewelry, as having the most influence on gold prices

Our research shows that most retail investors, who are the main drivers of gold’s price, trust gold more than fiat (paper) currencies to preserve their purchasing power. When debt soars, when real interest rates go negative, when cash becomes trash, gold shines brightest.
June 8, 2021

‘Fully green’ Palladium One advancing sulfide nickel deposit in Ontario, palladium project in Finland

Though rare, there are companies that have nickel sulfide deposits under development. Palladium One’s (TSXV:PDM, FSE: 7N11, OTC:NKORF) Tyko project is located in northwestern Ontario’s Mid-Continent Rift Nickel Province, where previous and current work indicates strong potential for Voisey’s-style (referring to the huge Voisey’s Bay nickel mine in Newfoundland, re-opened in 2020 by Vale) feeder dyke nickel-copper-platinum group element (PGE) mineralization.
June 5, 2021

Exploits nearly doubles land position in Central Newfoundland area play with PB Hill acquisition

Exploits Discovery Corp (CSE:NFLD, FSE:634-FF) is moving forward with its 2021 exploration program involving up to 13,500m of drilling at five targets — all of which are very prospective. Three of five host visible gold at surface with impressive grades up to 194 g/t Au.

The largest landholder in the Exploits Subzone of Central Newfoundland now has even more real estate, upping its chances of a major gold discovery as 2021 drilling begins. this week announced it has acquired the PB Hill property through a 50-50 staking agreement with Crest Resources (CSE:CRES).
June 4, 2021

Manning kickstarts 2021 exploration at Lac Simone, Hope Lake iron ore projects, Quebec

Manning Ventures Inc. (CSE:MANN, FSE:1H5) will soon have boots on the ground at its two iron ore projects in Quebec, collecting samples and mapping in preparation for an upcoming drill program.
June 4, 2021

The future of Canada’s nickel supply isn’t Indonesia

China says it has found a way to make “green” nickel chemical for EV batteries from nickel laterite deposits in Indonesia that could help to alleviate the coming supply deficit in the metal that is essential to electric vehicle batteries.

Don’t be fooled. The process itself is extremely polluting, and ‘ocean tailings ponds’ are anything but green. Thankfully car companies aren’t buying it.

Future nickel supply for battery-making is therefore unlikely to come from Indonesia or anywhere else where nickel laterites are mined.
June 4, 2021

Drilling starts at Getchell Gold’s flagship Fondaway Canyon, Nevada

Getchell Gold’s (CSE:GTCH, OTCQB:GGLDF) Fondaway Canyon is an advanced-stage gold property located in Churchill County, Nevada. The project has been the subject of multiple exploration campaigns in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
June 3, 2021

Cashed-up Graphite One advancing Alaska project to prefeasibility with 2021 drill program and new hire

The global supply chain for graphite is severely vulnerable to disruptions due to the near monopolistic nature of the market.

Currently nearly all graphite processing takes place in China because of the ready availability of graphite there, weak environmental standards, and low costs.

Located on the Seward Peninsula in western Alaska, Graphite One’s (TSXV:GPH, OTCQB:GPHOF) Graphite Creek property hosts America’s highest-grade large flake deposit.
June 2, 2021

The future of Canada’s nickel supply is NOT Indonesia

AOTH’s favorite nickel junior is Renforth Resources (CSE:RFR, OTC:RFHRF, WKN:A2H9TN), whose Surimeau nickel sulphide project covers an area of about 260 square kilometers south of the Cadillac Break in Quebec, among current and former producing mines.
June 1, 2021

Canada’s EV ambitions

The supply-demand imbalance for graphite has meant a rising price environment for the mineral since 2017. Roskill analysts believe prices will likely remain high with resilient demand for EV raw materials, major suppliers getting hit by covid-19, and environmental crackdowns in China.

This is great news for companies exploring for graphite. Our Canadian favorite is Lomiko Metals (TSX.V:LMR, OTC:LMRMF, FSE:DH8C), hunting for the grayish-black mineral in the Canadian province of Quebec.
May 31, 2021

Copper roars past $4.60 as resource nationalism grips market

A number of happenings in the copper market conspired to elevate the spot price beyond $4.60 a pound on Thursday, confirming Ahead of the Herd’s suspicions that a new wave of resource nationalism in some of the largest copper-producing nations is washing over the sector.
May 30, 2021

Cypress Development moves closer to advancing Clayton Valley lithium project towards feasibility

One company committed to developing America’s next lithium supply is Cypress Development Corp. (TSX-V: CYP) (OTCQB: CYDVF) (Frankfurt: C1Z1), which presently holds a 100% interest in the Clayton Valley lithium project in southwest Nevada.
May 28, 2021

The future of US lithium supply

“The world’s future energy course is being charted today because of the ramifications of peak oil and a need to reduce our carbon footprints.

A whole new industry – a global wide automotive and industrial lithium-ion battery industry – is going to be built.” April 17th 2010, Richard Mills, aheadoftheherd.com
May 27, 2021

Marvel Discovery kicks off 2021 exploration program at Blackfly gold project in Ontario

Fresh off a company rebrand earlier in 2021 and a recent asset spin-off, Marvel Discovery Corp. (TSX-V: MARV) (Frankfurt: O4T1) (IMTFF: OTC PINKS) is now ready to move forward with this year’s exploration plans, beginning with one of the most promising gold projects in Ontario.
May 25, 2021

Peak mined silver reached

According to Sprott Insights, the three areas of growing demand — solar, 5G and automotive — potentially account for greater than 125 million ounces, annually, in 10 years. Where is this new silver supply going to come from?

Their conclusion? “We do not see enough supply growth to offset the demand growth,” with mine supply falling since 2016 and “we do not see enough projects in development to generate the kind of production levels in question, at least not at current silver prices.”
May 24, 2021

Max’s exploration success at CESAR project comes right as copper enters “super bull” territory

Energy and precious metals explorer Max Resource Corp. (TSX.V: MXR; OTC: MXROF; Frankfurt: M1D2) continues to make significant progress at its flagship CESAR project in northeastern Colombia, along what is considered to be the world’s largest copper-producing belt in the Andean.
May 22, 2021

Renforth continues to report high grades from Parbec drilling ahead of upcoming resource update

With a new resource estimate on its Parbec project in Quebec imminent, Renforth Resources Inc. (CSE: RFR) (OTCQB: RFHRF) (FSE: 9RR) has kept on delivering exciting results from the second phase of drilling completed during winter 2021.
May 21, 2021

Copper con

If you needed upwards of 50 million tonnes of copper over the next five years, and had very little production of your own, what would you do?

I’m thinking you would manipulate the market like crazy trying to get everyone to believe there is a huge surplus instead of a major deficit.
May 20, 2021

Getchell Gold poised to sink drills into Nevada projects Fondaway Canyon and Star

As an asset/ development stage junior, Getchell believes the deposit, the asset, is large and rich enough to start down a development path. An asset/development stage company is, in the opinion of management, and likely stockholders who are following the story, likely to become a mine. The risk has been greatly reduced, the wait time for a discovery non-existent, and the reward can be very nice, considering the much lower amount of risk, compared to an exploration-stage junior.
May 18, 2021

Running on MT — peak copper

In a previous article we proved peak gold; in this piece, a deep dive into copper supply depletion, we ultimately reach the same conclusion, ie., that we have reached peak copper.
May 17, 2021

Gold historically follows inflation higher. Will it do so again?

According to the World Gold Council, gold is the third most consistently bought investment (46%), behind savings accounts (78%) and life insurance (56%).

According to the World Gold Council, gold is the third most consistently bought investment (46%), behind savings accounts (78%) and life insurance (56%).

Precious metals are among the best places to park your money in times of economic or political distress.
May 16, 2021

Drilling underway at Victory Resources’ Loner property as it looks to unlock value of Nevada assets

One international mining company that is committed to exploring Nevada’s mineral-rich regions is Victory Resources Corp. (CSE: VR) (FWB: VR61) (OTC: VRCFF), which has been actively looking at precious metals opportunities in the state and recently expanded its focus to battery metals.
May 15, 2021

New Found Gold, Eric Sprott show confidence in Exploits with $8M upsized private placement

Shareholders in Exploits Development Corp (CSE:NFLD, FSE:634-FF) were rewarded this week with an explosive move in the stock price following an announced $8 million financing.
May 14, 2021

Global iron ore sector has robust dynamics

Iron ore prices recently broke a new record amid a sustained rally in commodities prices as demand from top consumer China remains as robust as ever.

At the center of the latest rally is rising steel prices, from Asia to North America. Steel demand remains strong as economies - China in particular - continue their massive investments in steel-intensive infrastructure.
May 12, 2021

Norden Crown developing Broken Hill Type ‘look-alike’ as investors pump billions into silver & base metals ETFs

As base metals prices continue to attract investor interest, I’m keeping a close eye on juniors like Norden Crown, whose Fredriksson Gruva target, and its resemblance to a Broken Hill Type deposit, appears to have the scale, the grades and the consistency of mineralization to interest a major.
May 11, 2021

Manning Ventures positioned to capitalize on the robust dynamics of global iron ore sector

One up-and-coming miner looking to capitalize on this supercharged commodity cycle is Canada’s Manning Ventures Inc. (CSE: MANN) (CNSX: MANN.CN) (Frankfurt: 1H5). The junior’s business approach is to acquire and explore a diversified set of projects across the country’s mineral-rich regions, with the aim of finding impactful resource discoveries.
May 11, 2021

Lomiko sharpens focus on green metals with lithium property acquisition

I’m looking forward to seeing what Lomiko has planned for its lithium and graphite properties in Quebec and upcoming shareholder catalysts.
May 9, 2021

Dolly Varden aiming to develop silver district in British Columbia’s famed Golden Triangle

Dolly Varden Silver finds itself in the rare position of being a pure-play silver explorer, in a space where most silver production comes from lead-zinc deposits or is a by-product of gold mining.
May 9, 2021

Magna Gold completes San Francisco mine acquisition

On Friday Magna announced the second half of the arrangement, a US$5 million payment to vendor Argonaut Gold (TSX:AR), and promised to pay the remaining working capital balance of US$2.675 million in four monthly installments between July and October, 2021.

“We are very pleased to be fulfilling our obligations to Argonaut. With this payment behind us we are looking forward to reaching a steady rate of production at the San Francisco Mine and strengthening our balance sheet primarily through the cash flow generated by the operations,” said Magna’s President and CEO Arturo Bonillas, in the May 7 news release.
May 8, 2021

Dark side of green

What’s the point of making supposedly “green” battery components when the refining process is so dirty?
May 7, 2021

Falcon Gold ramps up acquisitions, eyes maiden resource estimate at Central Canada gold project

Falcon Gold (TSXV:FG, Frankfurt:3FA.G, OTC:FGLDF) continues to make excellent progress at its flagship Central Canada gold project, located 21 km east of Atitokan, and 160 km west of Thunder Bay, Ontario. In addition, the company has acquired a gold-silver-copper property in Argentina, and a trio of mineral claims in central British Columbia near the town of Clinton.
May 6, 2021

Graphite prices stay high as America continues its push to win the global EV market

Demand for graphite used in EV batteries is set to increase by 15 times over the next decade, rising from 200,000 to 3 million tonnes annually. On the other side of the equation, global graphite supply is expected to remain tight for the foreseeable future. Last year, the world’s total output came to 952,600 tonnes, a staggering 15% decline over 2019.

With an intensifying national focus surrounding EV raw materials, it’s no surprise that high-priority designation was given earlier this year to Graphite One Inc. (TSX-V:GPH) (OTCQB:GPHOF) to develop what is possibly the largest known graphite resource in the US.
May 5, 2021

Palladium One links sulfide conductors at Tyko, continues to intersect significant widths at Kaukua South

The demand for “green” metals is pinned on bets that more aggressive climate pledges will accelerate the proliferation of solar panels, wind turbines and electric cars. Beyond electrification and decarbonization, the need is being driven by something more immediate — a worldwide economic recovery from the pandemic.
May 5, 2021

Dr. Copper’s inflation diagnosis shows the patient is already sick

Copper’s broad use in various industrial sectors including construction, transportation and telecommunications, makes it a reliable early indicator of economic activity.

In fact, “Dr. Copper’s” ability to predict which way the global economy will go, has earned it a PhD in economics.
May 3, 2021

Gold to benefit from mounting US debt pile

Climbing yields, as investors rotate funds out of bonds into stocks, on increasing confidence in the economy, is the primary reason why the prices of precious metals gold and silver have pulled back in recent weeks. For now.
May 2, 2021

Tinka Resources: New tin discovery spells new heights for Ayawilca amid chronic supply squeeze

Tin currently has the highest value of the major base metals, three times the value of copper and nine times the value of zinc.

Chances are the value of zinc could stay high for a while. This is because the global tin market is in the midst of a historic squeeze (or one might call a “super squeeze”).

One potential source of tin that we should be looking at lies in the Pasco region of central Peru. This is where we find Tinka Resources (TSXV:TK, OTCP:TKRFF) and its flagship Ayawilca project.
April 29, 2021

Gold, silver, inflation and Quantifornication ‘out the wazoo’

While precious metals have somewhat been subdued over recent weeks, there’s a storm brewing that could set gold, and by extension silver, on an upward trajectory once again.
April 29, 2021

Silver to hit $30 on expected 8-year-high demand

According to the Silver Institute, global demand for silver will rise to 1.025 billion ounces in 2021, the highest in eight years, led by investments in industrial and investment-grade physical silver, ie., bars and coins.

“The outlook for the silver price in 2021 remains exceptionally encouraging, with the annual average price projected to rise by 46 percent to … $30,” it said in a statement.
April 28, 2021

Bullish copper narrative continues to build

New chapters of the copper success story that started in 2020 are being written as the tawny-colored metal basks in the glory of global climate pledges, and an economic recovery from the pandemic underpinned by strengthened industrial demand.
April 27, 2021

The case for green economy metals and the companies exploring for them

The United States is back in the fold of countries pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and that is helping to drive demand for an assemblage of metals that a global push to decarbonize and electrify is expected to require.
April 24, 2021

Biden’s Green New Deal

Joe Biden came to power as the 46th US president expecting to spend more on green energy and clean technology. Just how much more is starting to be revealed.
April 23, 2021

Exploits gearing up to drill 5 targets in Newfoundland

As the dominant landholder in Central Newfoundland exploring over 200 km of deep regional fault structures known to host significant gold discoveries, Exploits Discovery Corp. (CSE: NFLD, OTCQB:RNRRF, FSE:634-FF) continues to generate buzz in what is one of the world’s most exciting gold area plays.
April 23, 2021

The role of silver in Chinese history

There was a time when China had an appetite for silver, and the West hungered for Chinese goods.

In a world dominated by paper currencies, we sometimes forget the role of gold and silver in fostering international trade and creating the basis of the monetary system as we know it today.

Many scholars consider the silver trade to mark the beginning of the global economy, with one historian noting that silver “went round the world and made the world go round.”

The precious metal has made an indelible mark on Chinese history, helping both to build an empire and to destroy it.

April 21, 2021

Gold’s perfect storm

There’s an old saying on Wall Street: “Six percent interest will draw money from the moon.” And it’s true, but what is also true is, 1/ As long as real interest rates are below 2% gold is in a bull market and 2/ Real interest rates below 2% draw investors to gold.

Central banks know this, so do educated gold buyers.

With Treasury notes paying such low net yields, gold becomes an attractive investment.
April 20, 2021

Water — the next US-Canada trade irritant

What gets me, though, is how bad Canadian politicians are at negotiating. Here we finally have a resource that should give us significant leverage in dealing with our largest trading partner, ie., critical metals. In return for offering our minerals and our mining expertise, what are we asking for in return? I’ve yet to discover anything in print.
April 19, 2021

Renforth delivers more promising results from Parbec, Surimeau drill programs

Renforth Resources Inc. (CSE: RFR) (OTCQB: RFHRF) (FSE: 9RR) continues to deliver good news for shareholders, this week announcing new assay results for the 2020 drill program on its wholly owned Parbec open-pit constrained gold deposit in Quebec.

Meanwhile, Renforth has also been making significant progress at its Surimeau District property (nickel, copper, zinc), a brownfield project covering an area of 215km2 south of the Cadillac Break among current and former producing mines.
April 17, 2021

Under the Spotlight – Getchell Gold Corp

2021.04.17 New Videos showing expanded Geological Model of Gold Zones: Fondaway Canyon, Nevada […]
April 17, 2021

Mined gold supply still not keeping up with demand

With gold prices rising 22% in 2020, a pertinent question is whether the world can produce enough of the precious metal to meet rising demand — especially considering we are entering what could be a particularly ugly period of inflation
April 17, 2021

Copper: the linchpin of ancient and modern society we need to find a lot more of

The big question is, will there be enough copper for future electrification needs, globally? Plus all the other modern-day uses of copper?

The short answer is no, not without a massive acceleration of copper production worldwide.

Global leaders have set strict decarbonization targets that require green-focused infrastructure built with copper. This, combined with a massive rise in government expenditures and years of underinvestment, has investment bank Goldman Sachs predicting that another commodity super-cycle is on the horizon.

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 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 10, 2021

Magna Gold fast-tracking million-ounce former gold mine in Mexico towards production

Among those actively exploring the mineral-rich regions of Mexico, one miner that is on a fast track to achieving intermediate status is Canada’s Magna Gold Corp. (TSXV: MGR, OTCQB: MGLQF), which has been actively acquiring and developing quality precious metals properties in Mexico.

The company’s flagship project is the past-producing San Francisco mine, located 150 km north of Hermosillo, Sonora’s state capital. The 47,395-hectare property consists of two previously mined open pits (San Francisco and Chicharra) — which Magna plans to reopen soon — and associated heap leaching facilities located close to the San Francisco pit.
April 9, 2021

Under the Spotlight – Dolly Varden Silver Corp

Dolly Varden’s goal is to try and extend Torbrit through some step-out drill holes, and to get into the high-grade, 500g to 1kg material. There are early indications of other Torbrit “look-alikes” along a 4.5-km trend. Through drilling, Dolly Varden wants to prove up another Torbrit and drastically increase the size of the resource which in all categories is about 44Moz at an average grade of 300 g/t. A key part of the exploration thesis is the fact that the rocks hosting the mineralization on the property are the same age as some of the other large deposits found in the Golden Triangle including Eskay Creek.
April 6, 2021

Under the Spotlight – Exploits Discovery Corp.

Exploits Discovery Corp. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of mineral projects in Newfoundland, Canada. The Company holds the Middle Ridge, True Grit, Great Bend, Mt. Peyton, Jonathans Pond, and Gazeebow projects, which cumulatively cover an area over 2,000 km². All projects within Exploits’ portfolio lie within the Exploits Subzone and Gander River Ultramafic Belt (GRUB) of the Dunnage Zone, which contain the majority of Newfoundland’s gold mineral occurrences and exploration efforts, including New Found Gold’s 2019 discovery of 92.86 g/t Au over 19.0 meters near surface. The Exploits Subzone has been the focus of major staking and financing throughout 2020, with increased exploration activities forecasted in the area moving into 2021.
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 4, 2021

Freegold Ventures: New assays continue to show resource expansion potential of Golden Summit project

With the market for gold deals heating up and miners still hungry for high-upside projects, one gold developer that could garner attention is the Alaska-focused Freegold Ventures Ltd. (TSX:FVL), which currently holds an advanced-stage gold asset in a highly mineralized district near Fairbanks.
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 25, 2021

Max’s success at CESAR points to rich copper-silver district in Colombia

Max Resource Corp (TSXV:MXR, OTC:MXROF, Frankfurt: M1D2) continues to make good progress at its CESAR copper-silver project in Colombia, this week announcing high-grade results from the CONEJO discovery at CESAR North

Highlight assays greater than 9% copper and 50 grams per tonne (g/t) silver included 12.5% copper + 83.5 g/t silver over 5X5 meters; 10.4% copper + 95 g/t silver over 5 meters by 5 meters; 10.5% copper + 50.1 g/t silver over 3X2 meters; and 9.5% copper + 120 g/t silver over 1 meter by 1 meter.
March 25, 2021

ZincX Resources: Critical state of zinc mineral supply places Akie project in spotlight

Unsurprisingly, many of the base metals, which are invaluable to many sectors of the global economy, are found within Canada’s critical minerals list. Among them is zinc, an essential ingredient used to build our roads, bridges, buildings, and cars.

The Akie property is an advanced exploration project with drill indicated resources owned by Vancouver’s ZincX Resources Corp. (TSXV: ZNX).
March 25, 2021

Wage slaves vs gold owners

According to Pew Research the real average wage, which Pew defines as “the wage after accounting for inflation” has roughly the same purchasing power as it did 43 years ago.

In real terms average hourly earnings peaked more than 45 years ago: The $4.03-an-hour rate recorded in January 1973 had the same purchasing power that $23.68 would today
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 21, 2021

Arctic mines face thawing permafrost disaster

The thawing of permafrost is yet another manifestation of climate change, that populations living near it will have to deal with in the coming decades as global warming accelerates, particularly in the polar regions

Mining is often deemed complicit in the rise of greenhouse gas emissions, given its use of heavy machinery and ground disturbance, but in this case, in areas where the ground is permanently frozen but starting to thaw, operations can be negatively impacted, and big miners are having to shell out millions. We have seen the implications of thawing permafrost at Teck’s Red Dog Mine in Alaska, and at Norilsk Nickel’s Oktyabrsky and Taimyrsky mines in Siberia.

The problem is not going away; in fact, there is every indication it will get worse.
March 20, 2021

Getchell Gold prepares for Phase 1 drill program at Fondaway Canyon

It is not very often that every hole of an exploration drill program returns gold intersections as good as or better than expected, but that is exactly what junior miner Getchell Gold Corp. (CSE:GTCH, OTCQB:GGLDF) has done so far from drilling at its Fondaway Canyon project in the world-famous mining state of Nevada.

Last year’s drilling has already shown that the gold mineralization at Fondaway Canyon is thick and broad, with high-grade intervals that were not accounted for in the company’s geological model. The mineralization remains open, and every indication shows that it could continue.

The significant potential for extensions is likely to be investigated further in this year’s exploration program, as Getchell continues its path towards building ounces at what it believes could be another Carlin-style gold system.
March 19, 2021

Tinka adds Nexa Resources to share register; Ayawilca showing high-grade zinc promise

Peru-focused Tinka Resources (TSXV:TK, OTCP:TKRFF) has the backing of a major player in the Peruvian zinc and silver market, adding significant heft to its flagship Ayawilca zinc-silver play.

Nexa Resources (TSX:NEXA), one of the world’s largest zinc producers, and owner of the only zinc smelter in Peru, purchased 28.895 million common shares from an arms-length shareholder, giving the Luxembourg-based firm an 8.8% stake in Tinka.

The transaction means Tinka Resources now has two major miners as shareholders — the other being Buenaventura SA (NYSE:BVN) — along with JP Morgan UK.
March 16, 2021

Call for domestic mining of critical minerals is finally being answered

North America relies heavily on foreign supplies of critical minerals — the raw materials it needs to become a leader in high technology, transportation, energy, and defense. Materials like lithium, graphite, and tin.

For years, the United States and Canada did not bother to explore for these minerals and build mines. Globalization brought with it the mentality that all countries are free traders, and friends. Dirty mining and processing? NIMBY. Let China do it, let the DRC do it, let whoever do it.

China recognized opportunity knocking and answered the door
March 12, 2021

Renforth excites market with high-grade gold intercept

Renforth Resources (CSE:RFR, OTC:RFHRF, WKN:A2H9TN) continues to make good progress on its Parbec gold project in Quebec, releasing a cache of drill results to the market on Tuesday, March 9.

The highlight from was 21.45 meters grading 5.57 grams per tonne (g/t) gold, between 254.8m and 276.2m meters in hole PAR-20-112. Two higher-grade sub intervals returned 6.27 g/t Au over 16.7m and 37.3 g/t Au over 1m.