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Mickey Fulp: ‘We Need to Eliminate the Zombie Miners’

Gold – Mercenary Geologist Mickey Fulp wasn't able to make it to PDAC this year, but that doesn't mean he wasn't watching what went on at the conference. In this video, Fulp delivers interesting information about the finances of some companies in attendance, also touching on issues currently plaguing many major gold miners.

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Wage Talks Loom in Copper Industry

Copper – Reuters reported that miners in the copper industry are facing the largest round of contract negotiations since 2011. Conditions are straining relations between workers and operators, as workers are not scaling back demands in light of low copper prices.

Kivalliq Energy Closes $1.5 Million First Tranche of Private Placement

Kivalliq Energy Closes $1.5 Million First Tranche of Private Placement

Uranium – Kivalliq Energy Corporation (TSXV:KIV) closed the first tranche of its previously announced C$2.7 million private placement for gross proceeds of C$1,522,820. The company intends to use proceeds of the financing to fund mineral exploration in Saskatchewan and Nunavut.

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Pure Energy Minerals CEO Robert Mintak Provides an Update on the Clayton Valley Lithium Brine Project

Lithium – Pure Energy Minerals (TSXV:PE) CEO Robert Mintak spoke about the Clayton Valley Lithium Brine Project, located in Esmeralda County, Nevada - halfway between Las Vegas and Reno. According to Mr. Mintak, "In 2014, Pure Energy was able to successfully raise close to $4 million, which allowed us to begin exploration work on the project. Early drill results have shown promising lithium concentrations ranging from 230 to 400 parts per million. Additionally in 2014, Pure Energy was able to add additional management roles to the company including a new COO, Dr. Andy Robinson, PhD, Geoscientist with a history in water project development; and Alexi Zawadzki as VP of Business Development. Additionally, we added Prof. LeeAnn Munk, a world-ranking geoscientist on lithium brine resources."

Colombian Mines’ CEO Robert Carrington Provides an Update on El Dovio and Mercedes Projects

Gold – Colombian Mines Corporation (TSXV:CMJ) CEO Robert Carrington reported developments at El Dovio and Mercedes projects in Colombia. He says, "Colombia Mines is currently expanding the permitting at El Dovio to increase the area that we can drill from and better interpret and expand the potential resources there. We're also working on a hydrologic survey at our Mercedes project that will see us get the water permits we need so we'll be able to drill that later in 2015."

Foran Mining Corporation States Priority for 2015

Foran Mining Corporation (TSXV:FOM) CEO Patrick Soares spoke to the Investing News Network about its focus on 2015, as well as its Balsam property, located southeast of its flagship McIlvenna Bay Deposit near Flin Flon, Saskatchewan.

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MarketsandMarkets Predicts Specialty Fertilizer Market Will be Worth $19,885 Million By 2020

Potash – MarketsandMarkets published a report titled "Specialty Fertilizers Market by Type (Monoammonium Phosphate, Monopotassiun phosphate, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Sulfate, Urea, UAN, and Others), by Crop Type & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020" that projects the specialty fertilizer global market will reach $19,885 million by 2020.

Cost Estimate to Reinforce Dutch Homes in Earthquake Zone of Groningen Field Increased to 30 Billion Euros

Gas – Reuters reported that the estimated cost to reinforce Dutch homes in the gas extraction earthquake zone at Groningen field has increased to at least EU$30 billion. As quoted in the market news: Gas extraction at the field, Europe’s largest, which reached more than 50 billion cubic meters last year, is causing increasingly stronger and more [...]

Infographic: Peak Coal in China

Coal – Wood Mackenzie recently published an infographic that looks at the geography of peak coal in China. As the firm suggests, it's perhaps more a question of "where" than "when" when it comes to peak coal in the country.

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