Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA, NYSE: SA): Exceptional Leverage to Rising Gold and Copper Prices, KSM in BC. Canada Reports 17 Billion Lbs Copper Resources, Measured and Indicated; Rudi Fronk, Chairman & CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Rudi Fronk, Chairman & CEO of Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA, NYSE: SA), the mining exploration and development company, designed to provide its shareholders, with exceptional leverage to a rising gold price. Seabridge holds a 100% interest in several North American gold projects. In addition to gold, the Company has amassed a large quantity of copper, at their KSM project, located in British Columbia, Canada. KSM reports copper resources, in the measured and indicated category of 17 billion pounds, with an additional 33 billion pounds in the inferred category. As a result, in addition to Seabridge's industry-leading, gold-per-share metrics, the Company now has more copper reserves and resources per share than the major copper companies.
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Namibia Critical Metals Inc. (TSXV: NMI): Rare Earth Project Fully Funded, All the Way Through to Commercial Production by JOGMEC Partners and Exploring Emerging Gold District of Central Namibia; Darrin Campbell, President Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Darrin Campbell, President of Namibia Critical Metals, tells us more about their projects in Namibia. Namibia Critical Metals Inc. (TSXV: NMI) holds a diversified portfolio of exploration and advanced stage projects, in the country of Namibia, focused on the development of sustainable and ethical sources of metals for the battery, electric vehicle and associated industries. The two advanced stage projects, in the portfolio, are the Lofdal Heavy Rare Earths project and the Epembe Tantalum-Niobium project. The Company also holds significant land positions in areas favorable for gold mineralization.
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Hot Chili Limited (ASX: HCH) (OTCQB: HHLKF): Largest Copper Company on the ASX Index, and Among North American Peers; Christian Easterday, Managing Director Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Hot Chili Limited (ASX: HCH) (OTCQB: HHLKF)
is advancing three key copper projects: Cortadera, Productora, and El Fuego — all located in close proximity to one another, with a vision to develop a new mining hub, on the coastal range of Chile, called Costa Fuego. We learned from Christian Easterday, Managing Director of Hot Chili, that for the last two years, they have been focused on the Cortadera porphyry copper-gold discovery, which is one of only two major copper discoveries announced globally, since 2014. The maiden resource at Cortadera is 451 million tons, from surface, at about half a per cent copper equivalent. According to Mr. Easterday, by combining Cortadera and Productora into one development strategy, the Company is now holding some 724 million tons of resources on the coastline of Chile. This establishes Hot Chile as the largest copper company on the ASX index, and well placed among a crowd of North American peers, with similar resources, sporting much larger valuations.
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Gatling Exploration (TSXV: GTR, OTCQB: GATGF): Aggressively Drilling the Advanced, High-Grade Larder Gold Project, in Ontario, Canada, in the Heart of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt; Jason Billan, President and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Jason Billan, who is President, CEO and Director of Gatling Exploration (TSXV: GTR, OTCQB: GATGF). Gatling Exploration owns the advanced, high-grade Larder gold project in Ontario, Canada, in the heart of the Abitibi greenstone belt, just 35km east of Kirkland Lake. The project's historical resource contains 43,800 indicated Au oz at 4.1 g/t and 917,000 inferred Au oz at 5.6 g/t. Gatling has been expanding this resource in every direction, with 140km of successful drill results thus far. The Company is now rolling out a 25km drill program, during H1/21, with the goal to update the resource in the second half of the year.
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Sunrise Energy Metals (ASX: SRL; OTC: SREMF): Sunrise is the owner of the Sunrise Battery Materials Complex in NSW, Australia. The Project is Australia’s largest and most advanced battery materials project and will produce critical metals for Electric Vehicles.; Sam Riggall, Managing Director and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Sam Riggall, who is Managing Director and CEO of Sunrise Energy Metals (ASX: SRL; OTC: SREMF). Based in Melbourne, Sunrise Energy Metals is the 100% owner of the Sunrise Project, located in New South Wales, 350km west of Sydney. The Sunrise Project is one of the largest cobalt deposits outside of Africa, and one of the largest and highest-grade accumulations of scandium ever discovered.
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Magna Mining Inc. (TSX.V: NICU): Exploring and Developing the Past Producing Ni-Cu-PGM Shakespeare Mine, Located near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; Jason Jessup, President, CEO, and Founder Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Jason Jessup, President, CEO, and Founder of Magna Mining Inc. (TSX.V: NICU) Magna Mining is an exploration and development Company, focused on the past producing Ni-Cu-PGM Shakespeare Mine, located 70km southwest of Sudbury, in Ontario, Canada. Shakespeare is an advanced project, with 14.4 million tonnes of indicated open pit resource and an additional 1.7 million tonnes of inferred open-pit resource. The project has major permits for the construction of a 4500 tonnes per day open pit mine, processing plant and tailings storage facility and is surrounded by a contiguous 180km2 prospective land package. Magna Mining started trading on the TSXV on May 11th and raised $7 million to fund the 9000-meter exploration program this year. The Company is looking to expand the resource, as well as to test some new regional targets.
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Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX) (OTCQX: ANXGF): On Track to Become a 150,000 Ounce Per Year Gold Producer in Three to Five Years, Kevin Bullock, President and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We learned from Kevin Bullock, President and CEO of Anaconda Mining Inc. (TSX: ANX) (OTCQX: ANXGF), that they are on track to become a 150,000 an ounce per year gold producer, within three to five years. Anaconda's Point Rousse Project, located in Newfoundland, continues to produce free cash flow, which funds exploration and development of the Company's Goldboro Gold Project in Nova Scotia, as well as its Tilt Cove Gold Project in Newfoundland. Last year, Anaconda put $14 million back into the ground to advance exploration and growth efforts. The updated resource, on the Goldboro Gold Project, increased 100% and it is now looking like a very significant and robust project. Near term plans include the Feasibility Study, due at the end of this year, as well as the PEA based on the new resource, due out in June.
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GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. (TSXV: SPOT) (OTCQX: SPOFF): Expert Scientists Merge Geoscience and TData Science Delivering Custom Solutions Transforming the Mineral Discovery Process; Denis Laviolette, Chairman Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Denis Laviolette, Executive Chair and President of GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. (TSXV: SPOT) (OTCQX: SPOFF), a technology services company in mineral exploration. GoldSpot is a leading Team of expert scientists, who merge geoscience and data science to deliver custom solutions that transform the mineral discovery process. To aid in making discoveries, GoldSpot produces Smart Targets and advanced geological modelling that saves time, reduces costs, and provides accurate results. GoldSpot also has developed an impressive equity and royalty portfolio and a growing software service offering with over 40 mining software products in development
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Nicola Mining Inc. (TSX.V: NIM): Soon Generating Cash flow with Their Gold and Silver Mill and Tailings Facility, Exploring a High-Grade Silver Property, and New Craigmont Copper Project near Merritt, BC; Peter Espig, President & CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Nicola Mining Inc. (TSX.V: NIM)
is a junior mining company in the process of recommencing mill feed processing operations at its 100% owned state-of-the-art mill and tailings facility, located near Merritt, British Columbia. The fully permitted mill can process both gold and silver mill feed, via gravity and flotation processes. The Company also owns 100% of Treasure Mountain, a high-grade silver property, and an active gravel pit that is located adjacent to its milling operations. In addition, Nicola Mining is planning to start a large five-year exploration program at its wholly owned, New Craigmont Copper Project, located near Merritt, BC, 33 km south of the world-class Highland Valley porphyry district. The 2021 program includes up to 21 drill holes (8520 meters), five new trenches and the reactivation of 6 historic trenches. We learned from Peter Espig, who is President, CEO and Director of Nicola Mining that the mill will be commences in June/July this year, in partnership with Blue Lagoon Resources. The proceeds from the mill operations will help the Company’s exploration projects.
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Vizsla Silver Corp. (TSX-V: VZLA) (OTCQB: VIZSF) (Frankfurt: 0G3): Panuco District, Sinaloa, Mexico, Could Become a Multi-Hundred-Million-Ounce Silver Resource; Michael Konnert, President and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Vizsla Silver Corp. (TSX-V: VZLA) (OTCQB: VIZSF) (Frankfurt: 0G3)
has an option to acquire 100% of the newly consolidated, 9,386.5-hectare, Panuco District, in southern Sinaloa, Mexico, near the city of Mazatlán. The option allows for the acquisition of over 75 kilometers of total vein extent, a 500 ton per day mill, 35 kilometers of underground mines, tailings facilities, roads, power and permits. We learned from Michael Konnert, President and CEO of Vizsla Silver, that they have consolidated an entire historic district that has been in production for over 400 years, since the Spanish times, and are currently conducting Mexico's most exciting and aggressive district-scale silver exploration program. According to Mr. Konnert, Panuco could become a multi-hundred-million-ounce silver resource. Utilizing the existing infrastructure, it can be moved into production very rapidly. Plans for 2021 include ongoing exploration drilling on two veins that make up that Western portion of the district.
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Elemental Royalties Corp. (TSX-V: ELE, OTCQX: ELEMF}: Gold-Focused Royalty Company, Lower Risk Precious Metals Exposure, Portfolio of Nine High-Quality Royalties; Frederick Bell, CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Frederick Bell, CEO and Director of Elemental Royalties Corp. (TSX-V: ELE, OTCQX: ELEMF), a gold-focused royalty company that provides investors with lower risk precious metals exposure, through a portfolio of nine high-quality royalties. The Company's approach is to secure royalties, over advanced assets, with established operators from a robust geographically diverse pipeline. This enables investors to benefit from ongoing royalty revenue, future exploration upside and low operating costs. We learned from Mr. Bell that the current biggest revenue earner and a cornerstone asset is a 1% NSR royalty on the Wahgnion project, owned by Endeavor Mining, targeting ~150koz average gold production over the next 4 years, with initial 10-year mine life. The second cornerstone royalty is a 2% NSR royalty, acquired in February 2021, from South 32, on Karlawinda Gold Project, Australia's newest mine scheduled to have first gold pour in Q2, 2021.
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U.S. Gold Corp. (Nasdaq: USAU): Advancing 4 Projects: CK Gold Project in WY, Keystone on the Cortez Trend in NV, Maggie Creek on the Carlin Trend in NV and the Challis Gold Project in ID; Ed Karr, Founder Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Ed Karr, Founder of U.S. Gold Corp. (Nasdaq: USAU), the USA-focused gold exploration and development Company, currently advancing 4 projects: the CK Gold Project, located in Southeast WY Keystone is on the Cortez Trend in North Central NV, Maggie Creek on the Carlin Trend in NV and the Challis Gold Project located in ID. The Company is working on a pre-feasibility study at the CK Gold Project, which is due to be completed in July. According to Ed Karr, the CK Gold Project could be in production by 2024. The Company has a very tight share structure with just over 7 million shares of common. Management and insiders are quite significant shareholders. U.S. Gold Corp. has a nice cash balance in the bank, fully funded for 2021 and 2022, with around $14 million in cash, no debt.
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Geopacific Resources Ltd. (ASX: GPR): Developing the 1.6 Moz, High-Margin, Woodlark Gold Project, in Papua New Guinea., Pouring Gold in Q4 Next Year; Tim Richards, CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Geopacific Resources (ASX: GPR)
is a gold development company, focused on developing the 1.6 Moz Woodlark Gold Project, in Papua New Guinea. Woodlark is a high-margin gold project, with significant exploration upside. We learned from Tim Richards, who is CEO of Geopacific Resources, that they will begin construction in Q2 of 2021 and will be pouring gold in Q4 next year.
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Bluestone Resources Inc. (TSXV: BSR, OTCQB: BBSRF): Interview with Jack Lundin, CEO; New PEA for Optimized Project, Doubles the Gold Resource Ounces and Production Profile, Triples the NPV5% of the Project to $907 Million
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Bluestone Resources Inc. (TSXV: BSR, OTCQB: BBSRF)
was created in 2017, with the purchase of the Cerro Blanco gold & Mita Geothermal projects in Southern Guatemala. The Cerro Blanco Gold Project is an advanced stage, high-grade, near surface development project. The company just announced the findings of a PEA that highlights an optimized project, which doubles the gold resource ounces and production profile and effectively triples the NPV5% of the project to $907 million. We learned from Jack Lundin, CEO and Director of Bluestone Resources that they have taken a strategic change and went from developing an underground mine to developing an open pit scenario at Cerro Blanco. The new project is capable of producing over 300,000 ounces of gold per year at an all-in sustaining cost of around $640 per ounce gold. This will allow Bluestone to generate a significant amount of free cash flow because of the great margins.
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Chesapeake Gold Corp. (TSXV: CKG, OTCQX: CHPGF): Discovering, Acquiring and developing Major Gold-Silver Deposits in North and South America; Alan Pangbourne, CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Alan Pangbourne, who is CEO and Director of Chesapeake Gold Corp. (TSXV: CKG, OTCQX: CHPGF), the mining development company, focused on the discovery, acquisition and development of major gold-silver deposits in North and South America. Chesapeake’s flagship asset is the Metates gold-silver-zinc project, located in Durango State, Mexico. Metates hosts over 18 million ounces of gold and 500 million ounces of silver and is in the top five undeveloped deposits in the world. According to Mr. Pangbourne, they expect to produce a PFS in the middle of 2022, feasibility permitting, to begin in 2023, to start construction in 2025, operations in 2026, and then they will look at expansion stages.
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Bunker Hill Mining Corp. (CSE: BNKR): Most Prolific Silver Region in USA, Targeting Rapid, Low-Cost Production Restart, with Zero Footprint; Richard Williams, Executive Chairman and Sam Ash, CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


We spoke with Richard Williams, Executive Chairman, and Sam Ash, CEO of Bunker Hill Mining Corp. (CSE: BNKR), a USA-focused silver exploration and development company, located in the most prolific silver region in the Country. Under the new Idaho-based leadership, Bunker Hill Mining Corp. intends to sustainably restart and develop the world-class, high-grade Bunker Hill Mine, that had produced over 165M oz silver and over 5Mt base metals, between 1885 and 1981. The project has the potential for a very long life of mine, with significant exploration upside, and has extensive existing infrastructure. With the focus on sustainability, the Company is targeting rapid, low-cost production restart, with zero footprint. The PEA was recently released on April 20 www.bunkerhillmining.com/news-and-media/news-releases/bunker-hill-announces-robust-restart-pea and the PFS is expected to be published by Q3-2021. Bunker Hill Mining aims to build a modern, zero-emission, zero-footprint operation as a cornerstone asset, that will mine in ways that enhance the quality of the environment.
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White Rock Minerals Ltd (ASX: WRM, OTCQX: WRMCF): Very Large District Scale, Land Package with High-Grade Silver/Zinc/Gold in Alaska and Gold/Silver Project in Australia; Matt Gill, Managing Director and CEO Interviewed
by Allen Alper Jr., President of Metals News


We spoke with Matt Gill, who is the Managing Director and CEO of White Rock Minerals Ltd (ASX: WRM, OTCQX: WRMCF), an Australian minerals exploration and development company, with activities focused on two projects: Red Mountain, located in Alaska, and Mt Carrington, located in northern NSW, Australia. At the 100% owned Red Mountain Project, covering 798km2, White Rock Minerals is blessed with two great geological settings: the high-grade silver, zinc, gold VMS area, and the very large, intrusive gold anomaly called Last Chance, the latter over 15 square kilometers in size. Mt Carrington, a 100% owned, advanced gold-silver epithermal project, with a robust 2020 Pre-Feasibility Study, is currently subject to a 3-stage earn-in agreement, with Thomson Resources, whereby Thomson can earn up to 70% of the project. Plans for this season include a fully funded and very aggressive exploration program at the Last Chance gold target as well as numerous VMS prospects in Alaska.
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Manganese X Energy Corp. (TSXV: MN, FSE: 9SC2, OTCQB: MNXXF): Goal to Advance Project into Production to Supply Value-Added Materials to the Lithium-Ion Battery and Other Alternative Energy Industries; Martin Kepman, CEO Interviewed
by Allen Alper, CEO and Senior Editor


We spoke with Martin Kepman, CEO of Manganese X Energy Corp. (TSXV: MN, FSE: 9SC2, OTCQB: MNXXF), who are advancing their Battery Hill manganese project, located in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Manganese X plans to advance the Battery Hill project into production, with the intent of supplying value-added materials to the lithium-ion battery and other alternative energy industries. The Company is striving to achieve new carbon-friendly, more efficient methodologies, while processing manganese at a lower competitive cost. The Company is moving toward commercialization of a manganese deposit in Canada. Disruptive Battery is a subsidiary of Manganese X that is developing an HVAC air purification delivery system, for cleaner and healthier air, aiming to mitigate COVID-19 and other contaminants on surfaces and in the air.
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Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL): Produces a third of All Silver Produced in USA, Silver Production Increasing, Widening Gap between Supply and Demand; Phillips Baker Jr., President and CEO Interviewed
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL)
is the largest primary U.S. silver Company, with operating silver mines in Alaska and Idaho and with a gold operating mine in Quebec, Canada. The Company also has exploration and pre-development properties in eight world-class silver and gold mining Districts, in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, also an exploration office and investments, in early-stage silver exploration projects, in Canada. We learned from Phillips Baker Jr., who has been President and CEO of Hecla Mining for the past 18 years, that their assets have long lives. Currently the Company has by far the largest reserves in history. The prices of gold and silver continue to gain traction. Hecla is in a unique position to take advantage of precious metal prices, as a Company that has significant reserves and resources, in the right jurisdictions.
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Champion Iron Limited (TSX: CIA, ASX: CIA, OTCQX: CIAFF): Operates Very Profitable Iron Ore Mine in the North of Quebec, Canada Produces 8 Million Tons of High-Grade Iron Ore Per Year, Planning on Doubling Production by Mid-2022; David Cataford, CEO
by Dr. Allen Alper, PhD Economic Geology and Petrology, Columbia University, NYC, USA


Champion Iron Limited (TSX: CIA, ASX: CIA, OTCQX: CIAFF)
is exclusively an iron ore exploration and development company, with major projects in the southern Labrador Trough, Canada’s largest iron ore producing region. We learned from David Cataford, who is CEO of Champion Iron, that they operate an iron ore mine in the North of Québec, Canada, and produce around 8 million tons of high-grade iron ore per year, while working to double their production to keep up with the rising demand for high-purity iron ore by steelmakers. The Company expects to complete the expansion by mid-2022 by starting up their second plant, expected to double production to 15 million ton per year. Other near-term plans include delivering a feasibility study on the recently purchased Kamistiatusset (“Kami”) project just a few kilometers away from the Company's operating Bloom Lake Mine.
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