August 2017 Cobalt Play Update

Electric Cars

Rick Rule is talking about up-and-coming cobalt, and Bloomberg just put out this article titled: “Billionaire Who Made Killing on Cobalt Bets on Electric Car Fund” so hurrah to us for being on the cobalt train a while back. The message of cobalt’s relevance in light of the electric car boom and the rechargeable batteries that use both lithium and cobalt in their making, is trickling towards the mainstream. Interesting, Rule mentions Congolese, Brazil and Russian, but doesn’t mention Canada’s hot … [Read more...]

Update from Zinc One: $Z.V $ZZZOF

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Zinc One has locked up surface rights for the next 5 years with the Comunidad Campesina de Yambrasbamba (“CCY”) to permit access and work on the Bongará Zinc-Oxide Mine and Charlotte Bongara Zinc-Oxide Project in Peru. This enables work to proceed updating the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), a key component of their pending drill campaign to commence in August.  Milestone Agreement for $Z.V “Reaching an agreement with the Yambrasbamba community is a major milestone for Zinc One and the … [Read more...]

One Critically Hot Metal, Cobalt

Cobalt 12 Year Price Chart: Infomine

Cobalt is hard not to love right now and a handful of junior companies have sprung to life in the wake of cobalt’s aggressive two year price run. While ups and downs in the price of cobalt are going to occur, this commodity’s demand is not just a temporary blip on the chart. Investor demand for battery metals is coming from the Electric Vehicle (EV) market, and specifically the battery market. January sales of EV’s this year saw a 70% increase year-over-year, with 159,139 EV’s sold last year in … [Read more...]

Long Zinc One: $Z.V $ZZZOF

Zinc

Metalheads, do you still like zinc? Well if you do, and there are a number of reasons to think that zinc might kill it again this year, you will want to start tracking a company called Zinc One Resources right about now. Supply dynamics including production cuts, a lack of concentrates and diminishing inventories should keep upward pressure on the price of zinc going forward. Wood Mackenzie is calling for an average of $3,200 a tonne in 2017 and $4,000 a tonne into 2018, with zinc trading at … [Read more...]

Kestrel Gold Hitches a Wagon to Legendary Prospector, Bernie Kreft: $KGC.V

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Kestrel Gold (TSX.V: $KGC), owners of King Solomon’s Dome in the heart of the Klondike in Canada’s Yukon Territory, just announced a few option agreements with legendary, gritty prospector Bernie Kreft, known for his role on the History Channel’s show Yukon Gold. Bernie Kreft and Kevin Nephin, Kestrel Gold's President & CEO, have a decade-long friendship from working in the same hood in the nether regions of Northern Canada. With Kreft’s proven and documented prowess as a diligent project … [Read more...]

First to Drill in Canada’s Cobalt Hotspot: $CPO.V

Cobalt Power Group: CPO.V

We are adding another stock to our cobalt basket today, Cobalt Power Group (TSX: CPO.V). Stock Syndicate recently featured two other Canadian cobalt players, Castle Silver Resources (CSR.V) and CobalTech (CSK.V), and the excitement around this metal continues to brew as the juniors edge into place to become part of the supply chain. Only a year ago cobalt was $10.52/lb. At the time of writing, cobalt is priced at $25.17/lb. Renewable energy demand combined with a volatile supply chain for … [Read more...]

Castle Silver’s Got Grade (and Cobalt): CSR.V

Cobalt

Castle Silver Resources Inc (TSX-V: CSR OTC:TAKRF FRANKFURT:4T9B) is a silver-cobalt company aiming to resume mining at the Castle Silver and Beaver properties in Ontario Canada. The company is run by Mr. Frank Basa, a Metallurgical Engineer who worked for Agnico Eagle back in the 80’s when they were actively mining the properties in Castle Silver’s portfolio. Castle Silver (CSR) is a spinout of three properties from Basa’s other company, Granada Gold Mine Inc., a development company with a high … [Read more...]

What a Year for Dolly Varden Silver: $DV.V $DOLLF

Dolly Varden Silver Property Location

Somebody owes Dolly Varden Silver Corp’s former CEO and President, Rosie Moore, a nice bottle of scotch, that is for sure. Mrs. Moore managed to work some substantial magic over the past two years on behalf of silver explorer/developer, Dolly Varden. After an eventful 2016, the reorganized, reinvigorated Dolly is playing towards a nice comeback in 2017. Shareholders witnessed a battle mid 2016 between major shareholder Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL) and Dolly Varden (TSX.V: DV  OTC: DOLLF). Two … [Read more...]

Top 14 Gold Investment Newsletter Writers

Newsletter

Amidst your summertime fun and patio time, we suggest you start taking a closer look at the precious metals markets and familiarize yourself with the letter writers in the gold investment space. Depending on your investment style and budget for this sort of thing, here are our Top 14 Gold Writers for you to peruse, in no particular order. Add more in the comments for any we have missed. Brent Cook: Exploration Insights Mr. Cook worked for Rick Rule ages ago, and he speaks at most every … [Read more...]

Volume Spikes on Micro Caps

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For those watching it; Lithium X ($LIX.V)... It went berzerk today, after sitting at .40-.45 the past few weeks on low, low volume. Today it rocketed to as high as .64 cents and closed the day at .59 on $350,000 volume (way above average as you can see below) for a gain of over 31% in one day.   WHY DOES THIS MATTER?   Yes, we talked about it a lot here 3 weeks ago and bought lots at .40 after getting to know it's very dynamic and talented CEO - but that's not the point here.   The point … [Read more...]