Critical Minerals Institute Summit- Wed Nov, 2022

Critical Minerals Institute Summit- Wed Nov, 2022

Critical Minerals Institute, or CMI The next Critical Minerals Summit hosted by the CMI is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2022, in Toronto, Canada. -Corporate sponsors are listed here, Critical Minerals Institute link -This promises to More »

Appia Rare Earths and Uranium Corp.

Appia Rare Earths and Uranium Corp.

APPIA ANNOUNCES THE EXTRACTION AND SHIPMENT OF ALCES LAKE BULK SAMPLE TO CANMETMINING FROM ALCES LAKE RARE EARTH PROPERTY, NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN (CSE:API, OTCQB:APAAF, Germany: “A0I.F”, “A0I.MU”, “A0I.BE”) -More big news from rare More »

PDAC 2022 ‘Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’ 90th Year

PDAC 2022 ‘Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’ 90th Year

Exciting News: The PDAC is back in person in 2022, for its 90th birthday! The date of the show will now be held from June 13-15 in person and June 28-29 online. More »

Is a ‘Commodities Supercycle’ coming?

Is a ‘Commodities Supercycle’ coming?

Is A Commodities Supercycle Coming? “A commodity supercycle is a sustained period, usually more than a decade, of increasing commodity demand.” The phrase ‘commodities supercycle’ has been popping up in articles more More »

Appia Energy Corp – Alces Lake Video- April 02, 2021

Appia Energy Corp – Alces Lake Video- April 02, 2021

Appia’s management, directors and consulting team have extensive experience with uranium exploration in the prolific Athabasca Basin district of northern Saskatchewan, and uranium and rare earth development and mining in the historic More »

 

Critical Minerals Institute Summit- Wed Nov, 2022

Critical Minerals Institute, or CMI

The next Critical Minerals Summit hosted by the CMI is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2022, in Toronto, Canada.

-Corporate sponsors are listed here,
Critical Minerals Institute link

-This promises to be an interesting meeting with all the positive and financial support which the Canadian government is giving the industry nowadays.

-We will be interested to hear what IntelInvestor has to say about the results of this meeting of the minds with such industry heavies as Jack Lifton attending. (Mr Lifton is also part of the Investor Intel organization and an advisory board member of Appia Rare Earths and Uranium Corp, of which the editor is a shareholder.

More to report after we hear about the results of the meeting.

Romios announces appointment of new CEO Stephen Burega

It looks like an exciting new day for Romios with the appointment of Stephen Burega as CEO!
Mr Burega was formerly serving as President of Romios.
Press Release announcing appointment.

Tom Drivas who founded the company approximately 27 years ago is stepping down. Mr. Drivas has assembled what we see as an impressive assembly of land claim packages over the years, with a significant deal being done with Enduro Resources a few years ago on several of their B.C. Golden Triangle claims.

The company plans to focus on Nevada moving forward.

“Plans are currently underway to move the Company’s assets forward with a focussed effort to streamline our approach and to bring our Nevada assets to the forefront of future exploration activities. We are actively looking for strong partnerships for our core assets in British Columbia and Ontario. All exploration activities will be supported with a well-developed communications and marketing effort that began in early 2022 to re-introduce the Company to the investing marketplace.”

 

With the recent addition of highly experienced geologist Joh Biczok we are seeing this as a very exciting next stage of development for Romios. Mr. Biczok has close to 40 years of experience and is a registered Professionial Geoscientist in Ontario
Mr Biczok spent 12 years conductiong research and exploration at the Goldcorp Musselwhite Mine most recently as senior exploration geologist and senior research geologist.

 

Stay tuned for more exciting developments from Romios, a very well positioned exploration junior.

Tartisan Nickel Corp. – TN:CSE = Moving Towards Production in Kenora

Tartisan Nickel Website

Tartisan Nickel is on a path to mineral production at Kenbridge in Kenora!  This is their 100% owned Kenbridge Nickel Deposit located in Kenora Ontario.
Kenora is a prolific mineral district. Kenbridge was originally discovered in 1937 and was actually mined by Falconbridge in the mid 1950’s for 2.5 years which makes the deposit a logical candidate to go back into production- plus undergo expansion using modern mineral discovery techniques. It is in a mining friendly jurisdiction with all season road access within 9km.

An additional positive note for Tartisan Nickel is they are planning to produce electric vehicle (EV) battery metals.
With so many climate issues the world definitely needs the nickel copper and cobalt metals which this deposit holds!

DETAILS OF THE KENBRIDGE DEPOSIT: Website Link

Ownership: 100%
Commodities: Nickel, Copper, Cobalt
Location: NW Ontario
Status: Advanced Nickel Deposit
Next Steps: Surface exploration and definition drilling plan, in addition to geotechnical, metallurgical and environmental work

 

Kenbridge Nickel Resource Updated Estimates
Tartisan Nickel published (Sedar: September 17, 2020) a NI 43-101 updated resource estimate that outlined a combined open-pit and underground, historic measured and indicated resource of 7.58 Mt at 0.58% nickel, 0.32% copper for a total of 95 million pounds of contained nickel.

There are more mineral resources to be discovered at Kenbridge undoubtably, and with nickel currently trading over $11.00 U.S. that means there is over $1 Billion of nickel currently ready to be mined at Kenbridge. With certainty and a lot of upside with what is basically already defined exploration targets Tartisan Nickel can deliver a known already mined resource with modern techniques to deliver what could be substantial upside. THis makes for a very exciting story moving ahead.

ENVIRONMENTAL

As of May 31, 2022 Tartisan Nickel Corp. has commenced environmental baseline studies at the Kenbridge nickel project in the Kenora mining district in Northwestern Ontario. Their “P.E.A” is now in the wrap up phase and the Company hopes to update shareholders next month.

Mining production success is the whole point and ultimate aim of exploration.
Therefore we feel it is important to be aware of companies which have achieved the ability to be in that position in the near future. It takes a lot of work and perseverance to achieve this goal but ultimately adds the most value.

-We will be keeping you updated,

Canadian Junior Report

 

PDAC 2022 is live!

Lots of action happening this year with hundreds of exploration companies set up on the exhibition side and the PDAC trade show section full of the usual service providers.

Expecting attendance to pick up tomorrow on the floor. There are many juniors in a great position to gain market cap value it would appear since the whole sector in general has been sliding for months and months it seems.

What they call ‘the fluff’ has really been gone from the sector for a long time because of the extended bear market in junior mineral exploration in general, with juniors such as Scottie Resources Corp. (SCOT-TSXV trading at .18 cents) displaying some really impressive drill results at their Golden Triangle properties. Results are showing very good consistency and talking to their CEO gives one a sense that he is going to get the job done properly.

More to come from PDAC 2022…

 

Appia Rare Earths and Uranium Corp.

APPIA ANNOUNCES THE EXTRACTION AND SHIPMENT OF ALCES LAKE BULK SAMPLE TO CANMETMINING FROM ALCES LAKE RARE EARTH PROPERTY, NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN

(CSE:API, OTCQB:APAAF, Germany: “A0I.F”, “A0I.MU”, “A0I.BE”)

-More big news from rare earth/uranium junior exploration company, Appia Rare earths and Energy Corp. They have submitted a bulk sample as part of a metallurgical collaboration with CanmetMining focused on beneficiation testwork for its Alces Lake rare earth project.

If you are wondering what the definition of ‘beneficiation’ is, here it is:

“Beneficiation is the process where ore is reduced in size and gange separated from the ore. Since all iron ore deposits have unique mineralogy, the beneficiation process is specific to each deposit.”

-This is an excellent step forward in the development of the high grade Alces Lake project located in Saskatchewan.

Press Release

One of the reasons we believe that this can be seen as very significant is that Canmetmining is a Canadian government affiliated organization and in recent years it is no secret that western governments plan to establish their own secure supply of rare earth minerals and critical rare earth minerals. China currently supplies most of the worlds rare earths and they have made no secret of the fact that this is at an end for the foreseeable future!

Here is a quote from the press release detailing this connection:

Federal R&D assistance is provided through a collaboration agreement with CanmetMINING, under their Critical Minerals Research, Development and Demonstration program. This program targets research and development for upstream critical minerals processing and aims to stimulate the development of battery and permanent magnet value chains in Canada.

The following are some of the more technical details of the Canmetmining services:

Proficiency Testing Program for Mineral Analysis Laboratories

CanmetMINING operates a Proficiency Testing Program for Mineral Analysis Laboratories (PTP-MAL) in in cooperation with the Task Group Laboratories Mineral Analysis Laboratories Working Group of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). They are responsible for defining the metals of interest and the concentration range for each, as well as establishing the criteria and target values for assessing laboratory proficiency.

The proficiency testing program operates in full accord with ISO/IEC 17043 standard “Conformity Assessment –General requirements for proficiency testing” and CAN-P-1579, “Guidelines for the Accreditation of Mineral Analysis Testing Laboratories,” striving in particular to respond to the needs of Canadian mineral analysis laboratories.

PTP-MAL is a means by which a mineral analysis laboratory can assess its performance for one or more analytical methods independently of internal quality control. Moreover, participation in the program is obligatory if a laboratory is to be accredited or is to retain its accreditation for mineral analysis activities by SCC to ISO/IEC 17025 “General requirements for the competence of calibration and testing laboratories.”

We will be anxiously awaiting results because information on the metallurgy of a project is always welcome news. The company has also been drilling Alces Lake since earlier this year having got a jump on most drilling situations with the establishment of a winter camp in the 2021 season. The company is also awaiting assays from last year because of covid delays, so Lots of exciting news to come!

More at the company website: Appia Website

Disclaimer:
Editor owns shares in Appia and may add to or sell these shares at any time.

Yours,
The Canadian Junior Report

 

PDAC 2022 ‘Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’ 90th Year

Exciting News: The PDAC is back in person in 2022, for its 90th birthday!

The date of the show will now be held from June 13-15 in person and June 28-29 online.
This is a change from the usual spot in early March, probably due to ongoing pandemic considerations.
After 2 years of being hosted online only due to the Covid pandemic it appears 2022 will see the  world renowned Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada back in all it’s glory.

Also looks like this years event will be busy as we see this announcement on the official website:
“Please note that exhibit space for the in person portion of the Trade Show is sold out. See below for more details.” Prior years regularly have seen well over 30,000 attendees so we expect the event to be very busy this year given that the pandemic measures continue to normalize.

You can register by clicking this link: PDAC 2022 Registration

-The location for exhibits and trade show events at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto at 222 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto Canada.

As usual we expect to see various company parties and evening events hosted at other venues in the surrounding downtown area as in pre covid years. There is usually a list of events posted in the lobby of the Royal York Hotel and
flyers posted and so on in the convention area and at the exhibit booths.

2022 promises to be a very exciting year as there has been a lot of important discoveries and the term ‘commodities supercycle’ has become popular lately, as well as the need for certain metals to support national defense and various industries that rely on a secure supply of metals for their products. This has lent a more than usual sense of urgency to the important task of finding new mineral resources.

Hope to see you there!

Editor,
The Canadian Junior Report

 

 

 

PDAC Contact Address:

Prospectors & Developers
Association of Canada

800-170 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3B3
416 362 1969
info@pdac.ca convention@pdac.ca

 

Is a ‘Commodities Supercycle’ coming?

Is A Commodities Supercycle Coming?

“A commodity supercycle is a sustained period, usually more than a decade, of increasing commodity demand.”

The phrase ‘commodities supercycle’ has been popping up in articles more frequently recently. The last time it was getting mentioned so frequently was back around 2008 just before we entered a severe downturn in the fortunes of the junior exploration business.

The following 20 year chart shows where we are at with the current sentiment via the TSX.V which tends to be heavily weighted with junior exploration companies.

20 Years of TSX.V

Now a lot of people know you can get quite rich from holding shares in the right junior exploration companies, but it can also really test your patience waiting for a discovery. Conventional wisdom also says you need to own around 10 of these companies in order to achieve success with one because it is a game of probabilities.

That being said there is a lot you can learn, and even participate in by telling all your friends and going to the various conventions for these companies, one of which is the annual PDAC in Toronto.

The Prospectors and Developers Association Convention is one of the largest in the world and has been a virtual institution in Toronto for decades. The covid pandemic the past couple of years has been the only real hiccup to one of the most interesting conventions out there, at least if you are a mining enthusiast!
The past 2 years has seen the PDAC go virtual but it will be back at the regular spot as of this year.

Official dates: PDAC 2022 will now be hosted in person in Toronto from June 13-15 and online from June 28-29.

Official Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON
CANADA

See you there!

Editor,
The Canadian Junior Report

Global Lithium demand continues to Dazzle

LITHIUM! The new oil?

One of the biggest commodity stories of 2021 is the enormous demand for lithium to supply batteries for electric vehicles. Electric vehicle production has grown at a staggering pace for anyone aware that not that long ago all the electric cars made were taken out into the desert and destroyed! Now I wonder who was behind those shenanigans?

At any rate we have a new consciousness which declares that electric vehicles are going to save the planet from overheating and we need them to replace ICE vehicles as soon as yesterday.
For this to occur we need batteries and lots of them! Those batteries take lithium to construct, hence the lithium price has soared to all time highs of approximately $30,000.00/ton U.S. as companies and countries move aggressively to obtain reliable supplies.

Further, according to data from the website MarketsandMarkets.com, (Article Link)the demand by 2025 will increase by more than double:

The lithium compounds market is projected to grow from USD 5.3 billion in 2020 to USD 13.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 20.6% from 2020 to 2025.

A junior exploration company which we own shares in largely because of faith in management is Infinite Ore Corp. (ILI.V OTCQB-ARXRF)
Jackpot Lithium deposit is the name of their established lithium deposit near Thunder Bay Ontario which is high grade although is rather small at present and needs to be expanded by more exploration. Jackpot is approximately 2 million tones of over 1% lithium which is considered high grade.

ILI has very recently closed a financing for approximately $8 million (cad) to expand their lithium holdings although it is unclear at this point where they will focus their spending.
We await further guidance from management, and the prospect has not gone unnoticed as the company valuation has basically doubled recently on the news of financing. The financing was done around 100% below where the share price was trading so that tells you something positive is happening in the sector and the company as well/
Stay tuned for updates and “GO Lithium!”

Disclosure: Editor owns shares of Infinite Ore Corp. and may buy or sell at any time. Infinite Ore Corp. is

    not

a paid client.

API:CSE-Appia Announces Assay Results, Additional Land Acquisitions, A New Discovery And Drilling Update

Sept 01, 2021

Press Release Sept 01, 2021

Appia Energy Corp. continues to move full speed ahead with their 2021 exploration program at Alces Lake, Saskatchewan. Having recently added critical metals expert Jack Lifton to the Advisory Board, and with 13 geologists working at the project plus a winter camp set-up there is a lot of excitement in the air!

Recent results have added to the energy surrounding the Alces Lake rare earth/critical rare earth prospect with additional land being acquired.

“Acquisition of a further 11,055.4 hectares (27,318.5 acres) of land contiguous to the claim block at
Alces Lake, increasing the 100% owned landholdings to 35,682.2 hectares (88,,172.7 acres),
doubling the landholdings from the start of the 2021 exploration season.”

NEW ZONE DISCOVERED:

The Sweet Chili Heat zone (“SCH”), among others (Figure 2), is a new discovery that was found as a direct
result of the new airborne survey. As a result of the analysis of the geophysical data and geologic work done at the location, the SCH zone has been prioritized for drilling in the near future. Monazite mineralization has an exposed strike length of ~25m, with elevated radiation readings continuing under ground cover for an additional ~30m. Observed mineralization indicates that the SCH is a highly prospective target.”

DIAMOND DRILLING
With two drills active on the property, there are so many occurrences to explore that the diamond drilling program is being extended from 5000 meters to a possible total of 10,000 meters. As was mentioned earlier there is now a winter camp set-up and earlier grab samples have been assayed by the SRC (Saskatchewan Research Council) laboratories. With all this activity and focus we can expect a steady flow of news from Appia moving forward.

We will continue to follow this company on their exciting journey to become a rare earth/critical rare earth producer right here in our own Canadian back yard, one of the highest grade discoveries in the world.

Disclaimer:
Editor owns shares in this company and may buy or sell at any time.

Appia Energy-Research Capital Corp. Initiating Coverage-May 31, 2021

Research Capital Corp. has just initiated coverage on Appia Energy Corp. (CSE: API) (OTCQB: APAAF) (FSE: A0I.F) (FSE: A0I.MU) (FSE: A0I.BE)

The report is focused on their Lake Alces high grade rare earth property in Saskatchewan.

This is a comprehensive 25 page report and is well worth the read if you are interested in exposure to rare earth mineralization projects with potentially explosive upside.

The high grades Appia has found so far rank 2nd in the world at around 16% according to the company and there are plenty of other reasons to take a very close look at what this company has to offer.

AppiaEnergy-ResearchCapitalMay27,2021

One great stroke of luck for Appia is a rare earth processing facility is currently being built in the same jurisdiction by the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC). This $31 million facility is like a dream come true to a junior, especially with their early exploration results are showing high grade rare earth and critical rare earth mineralization in monzanite host rock.. This is significant because the method of processing rare earth minerals found in monzanite are well established.

(From the Research Capital Report)
“As noted above, the Saskatchewan government is constructing a 3,000 tonne per year REE processing facility north of Saskatoon – the first facility of this kind in Canada. The government intends the facility to act as a catalyst to drive the growth of the REE industry in Canada by “providing the early-stage supply chain needed to generate industry investment and growth”. The new
facility is expected to be operating in the fall of 2022.”

Appia is just about to start a $5 million diamond drilling program on Alces Lake where they have identified at least 70 targets so far on their 34,000+ hectare property.

AppiaEnergy-ResearchCapitalMay27,2021