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SQM and Corfo Continue to Butt Heads

Lithium – Following recent reports regarding SQM's arbitration proceedings with Chile's CORFO, SQM came out with more of its own side of the story this week. SQM published a release regarding the "Main Points of the Arbitration Proceeding Between SQM and CORFO," reasserting that has fulfilled all obligations relating to its lease agreement and has no outstanding debt with the government agency.

Imperial Metals Gets Green Light for Red Chris Less Than a Year After Mount Polley Disaster

Copper – Imperial Metals has received an environmental permit for another project in the province. This month, the BC government announced that the company has received its environmental permit for Red Chris, making it the sixth mine to open in the province since June 2011.

Cormark Securities Ups Long-Term Copper Price Forecast

Copper – In its latest Base Metals update, Cormark Securities upped its forecast for long term copper prices from $2.75 to $3 per pound, citing concerns over supply. While the firm admitted that it might seem counterintuitive to put in bullish predictions now, when copper prices are low and oversupply is apparent, but it argued that higher prices will be needed to sustain the industry within the next few years.

Win $1 Million: Help Integra Gold Make its Next Big Discovery

Gold – In a tough market, it takes patience, grit and a bit of creativity for mining companies to survive. Integra Gold is certainly thinking outside the box with its latest venture. This week, the company announced that it will offer $1 million in prizes to those who help direct it to its next big gold find at its Sigma-Lamaque gold property in Val-d'Or Quebec.

Silver Price Takes a Hit; Teck Mulls Sale of Silver Streams

Silver – The silver price took a hit this week on the back of a Greece-driven stock market rally. Companies active in the space include Teck Resources, which reportedly said it "could sell silver streams from its mines to increase liquidity."

Joe Lowry Talks Lithium Supply, Demand and Market Fundamentals

Lithium – Peter Epstein of Epstein Research interviews Joe Lowry, who formed Global Lithium after more than two decades working for one of the “Big 3” lithium companies. Lowry, also known as "Mr. Lithium," discusses lithium supply and demand and goes over other market fundamentals.

Pilot Gold and Nevada Sunrise Find New Zone at Kinsley Mountain

Gold – Tuesday was a good day for Pilot Gold and Nevada Sunrise Gold. The companies released initial drill results from their 2015 drill program at the Nevada-based Kinsley Mountain project, noting that they've discovered a new zone. Drill highlights include 2.34 g/t gold over 9.1 meters and 3.46 g/t gold over 18.3 meters, including 13.7 g/t gold over 3 meters