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Appia Rare Earths and Uranium Corp. in Brazil


Appia Rare Earths and Uranium company continues to report quite astonishing results from their PCH Property located in the state of Goias Brazil. This is a very favourable mining country and the property is in a very favourable district with 5 mines apparently located nearby and infrastructure also located very close.

The company has recently launched a new website where extensive media interviews, property descriptions and of course all press releases can be accessed. The website link is here: Appia Website .

The short report on the PCH property so far:

  • High grade rare earths in ionic clay close to surface.
  • Easily mineable with no radioactive waste elements to process.
  • Favourable mining laws in Brazil make getting permits much quicker
  • Highest grades reported of any recent RE deposit from Target IV
  • Target IV consists of 193.28 hectares of the total 40,963-hectare project
  • Company is working on a Maiden Resource Estimate (MRE) soon
    (hopefully in time for PDAC 2024)
  • Mineralization extends into the hard rock below the clay and is open at depth

The company states:
“We have taken significant strides in advancing the PCH Rare Earths Ionic Clay Project by enlisting the services of SGS Geological Services (SGS) to prepare a comprehensive NI 43-101 technical report and maiden Mineral Resource Estimate (MRE) focused on Target IV, which consists of 193.28  hectares of the total 40,963-hectares.  The project consists of 22 claims and holds immense potential for mineral exploration within a region known for its robust infrastructure and mining activity.”

-Stay tuned for more exciting news from Appia regarding the PCH Project, plus their Alces Lake rare earths project in Saskatchewan as well as exploration on their various uranium targets in Sask.


The editor of this article has owned shares in Appia  pre-public and continues to hold.
Disclaimer, the editor may buy or sell shares at any time.

Appia Reports Wide Mineralization at Wilson Zone (Up to 8.98m @ 9.46 wt.% TREO), and Expands Underlying Amp Zone

“Appia Rare Earths & Uranium Corp. (the “Company” or “Appia”) (CSE: API, OTCQX: APAAF, Germany: “A0I0.F”, “A0I0.MU”, “A0I0.BE”) is excited to announce the release of assay results from 2022 diamond drilling of the Wilson and AMP zones of the WRCB area at its 100%-owned Alces Lake Rare Earth Elements (REES) Property, Northern Saskatchewan.”

-Appia continues their work at Alces Lake looking to define a rare earth resource.
They have been diamond drilling for 2 years and are now coming out with the results from the 2022 season.
The host rock is monazite and they have found several high grade zones, one which was known about from previous exploration called the Wilson Zone.

They have also identified several other high grade and lower grade zones as well as a 25 km structure along which they intend to keep exploring for new zones. 2023 will see more results coming out as they receive the rest of their assays from the 2022 season.

Appia will also continue with diamond drilling in 2023 to further identify new rare earth mineralization. We will be watching closely to see what more drilling brings this season.

Appia Press Release- March 02, 2023

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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.

Appia Rare Earths and Uranium Corp.


(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

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

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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!

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PDAC Contact Address:

Prospectors & Developers
Association of Canada

800-170 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3B3
416 362 1969


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

See you there!

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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 Elliot Lake mining camp.

-The following video describing their exciting “Alces Lake” rare earth (REE) and critical rare earth (CREE) minerals property located in Saskatchewan. The company is launching a $5 million diamond drill program in the 2nd quarter of 2021 to further develop this highly mineralized property.

-Disclaimer: Editor holds shares in Appia Energy Corp. and may buy or sell at any time.

PDAC 2021 is Here!

It is PDAC again, the biggest mining conference of the year (in the world) is here and this year it is virtual! Like most of the world PDAC is going virtual this year and it promises to be a good one.

You can register here: PDAC 2021 Convention Registration
-A popular real life event which has now gone virtual is the Core Shack PDAC 2021 Core Shack

-With this year being basically 100% virtual, it is quite possible that attendees will be able to cover even more of the events and participate in more meetings – since they won’t have travel to deal with. As the world has adapted to virtual communication at a blinding speed because of the pandemic it may just be that consuming new information on potential investments or companies and subjects of interest will permanently be facilitated by virtual information consumption.

There is a lot to be happy about this year if you are in the mining or minerals and commodities supply business. Demand is booming with Electric Vehicles firmly leading the way in a number of categories. Uranium and nuclear power demands are also on the scene and more and more people are realizing that keeping the world green may well depend on implement nuclear power as it creates virtually no greenhouse emissions. (Wake up Greenpeace!) Copper has seen recent multi-year highs which is usually considered a very powerful sign of growth. In short, things are booming for this sector and the rest of the investing world is starting to catch on. Very exciting!

At any rate, it is happening in full measure this year of 2021 and we expect the PDAC organization to be fully prepared and to ‘knock it out of the park’ as they do every year, see you there!

Bitcoin Update- 2021

Last year at this time, PDAC 2020 was occurring and Bitcoin was trading in the $8,500.00 USD range.
Now it is PDAC 2021 and Bitcoin is trading in the $48-49,000.00 USD range. Just saying….

Market corrections do happen..

Stock markets overall have been correcting for the past couple of weeks, with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies not immune to this phenomenon either. Markets have been on what is considered a long if not historical bull run so this correction is not really a surprise. How long and deep the correction will be is the question. Traders watch the Nasdaq QQQ and SQQQ ETF’s for clues.

When a medium to deep correction happens most sectors lose value, with some sectors tending to fall more than others. In this particular correction in fact the oil sector has actually been doing well because of oil prices rising to new intermediate term highs.

The OTC and pink sheet market companies have taken a brutal hit for some reason- maybe the short algos have been working overtime but it has not been pretty.

At any rate picking quality growth companies to invest in is always in fashion and can protect against longer downturns when the overall markets inevitably continue to march north.