What do Floods in Chile Mean for Lithium Supply?

The north of Chile has been devastated by heavy rains and flooding that began last Tuesday, and while there have been several reports on how the rainfall has affected copper mines in the region, some investors are likely wondering what it means for lithium operations as well.

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Rob Chang on the Uranium Market for 2015

At the 2015 PDAC conference in Toronto, Resource Investing News spoke with Rob Chang, senior analyst and head of metals and mining for Canada at Cantor Fitzgerald, about what's in store for the uranium market in 2015.

Ross McElroy on Fission’s Latest Drill Results

This week, Fission Uranium released the latest step-out drill results from its Triple R deposit, reporting off-scale radiation on-land 555 meters west of the Triple R deposit. The company was on the show floor at the 2015 PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange, so Resource Investing News caught up with Fission president and COO, Ross McElroy to talk about the results.

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Purepoint Hits New High-Grade Intercept at Hook Lake Project

Purepoint Uranium Group (TSXV:PTU) announced the preliminary results from the 2015 Hook Lake JV drill program, which saw hole HK15-27 return 2.8 meters of 2.23 percent U308 including 12.9 percent U308 over 0.4 meters.

Fission Step Out Hits High-Grade Mineralization, Expands Zones at PLS

Fission Uranium Corp. (TSX:FCU) announced the results from 15 angled holes drilled on the R600W, R00E, R780E and R1620E zones at its PLS property, which saw the R600W zone expand and hole PLS15-372 intercept a new high-grade interval about 30 meters north of the zone.

Pure Energy Now On XETRA® Trading Platform in Germany

Pure Energy Now On XETRA® Trading Platform in Germany

Pure Energy Minerals (TSXV:PE) is now trading on the electronic XETRA® platform in Germany under the ticker symbol: A111EG with the International Security Identification Number number: CA74624B2057.

NexGen Energy Discovers New High Priority Area, “Bow Discovery”

NexGen Energy Discovers New High Priority Area, “Bow Discovery”

NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSXV:NXE) discovered off-scale radioactivity, "Bow Discovery", approximately 3.7 km northeast and along trend from the Arrow zone in the Rook I property, Athabasca Basin. Bow is now a high priority area, and is coincident with the recent radon anomaly that tracks the strike of a VTEM conductor from 730m up to 140m wide. This particular radon anomaly has the highest reading of all known radon anomalies in the area with a peak reading of 36.0 pCi/L, and is 80 m south of off-scale radioactivity drilled in hole BO-15-10.

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Cobre Montana’s Adrian Griffin Talks Lithium in the Czech Republic

Cobre Montana (ASX:CXB) Managing Director Adrian Griffin is anticipating a Scoping Study for the Cinovec project in the Czech Republic, "within the next couple of months." He also said, "if you go back only 2 months, that project was considered a tin project; by applying the appropriate technology, we found that there is probably twice as much lithium value in that project as there is tin." Cobre Montana applied their licensed processing technology to extract lithium from the micas and achieved float recoveries of 98% and leach extraction of 99.5% lithium at Cinovec.

Toro Energy Managing Director Dr. Vanessa Guthrie Says Be Patient and Persistent in Tough Times

Toro Energy Ltd. (ASX:TOE) Managing Director Dr. Vanessa Guthrie says what makes Toro Energy stand out from any other uranium company in its class is that, "we are the only project approved, ready to go, and the most advanced in terms of engineering and resource studies in Australia. [And] all we are now waiting for is the time to come back... the market to come back, with the uranium price, which will actually put Wiluna into production." In the last 12 months, major funds have invested in Toro Energy: $5 million from RealFin Capital Partners, and a $20 million investment from The Sentient Group.

Bayhorse Silver CEO Talks about Light Oil in Saskatchewan

Bayhorse Silver Inc. (TSXV:BHS) President & CEO Graeme O’Neill spoke to Resource Investing News at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2015 about the Little Swan light oil prospect in Saskatchewan.

Market News

China Restarts Nuclear Power Plant Construction

World Nuclear News reported that China has now resumed construction of new nuclear power plant projects, starting with the fifth unit at the Hongyanhe nuclear plant in Liaoning. All nuclear construction in China has been halted for the past 15 months.

Australian Coal Prices Drop to Pre-2008 Levels

Reuters reported that Australian coal prices have fallen to levels before the 2008/2009 financial crisis, as coal demand in China suffers from slower economic growth and new environmental rules.

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