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March 30, 2018 PDAC 2018 Highlights Graphite as a key ingredient in batteries for electric vehicles

While gold copper zinc silver and base metals are the usual stars of mining conventions like PDAC 2018, the last couple of years so-called green minerals like cobalt, lithium and this year graphite have drawn considerable attention.

Why? Because those three elements are critical for the development of rechargeable electric car batteries that poor the electric car of the near future. Some are already on the road, but more quantities of these elements are needed if the electric car is to be the dominate vehicle on the streets.

This year, Gregory Bowe, President and CEO of Northern Graphite, that is working to bring into production their Bissett Creek mine off Highway 17 near Renfrew Ontario gave a presentation at one of the PDAC 2018 Investor Forums.

March 29, 2018 Rochelle Collins, geologist, working hard to help Gowest open the next gold mine in Timmins

It is the end of Rochelle Collins’ first year at Gowest Timmins North Gold Project, and here she was at the Ontario Mining pavilion on Sunday March 4, 2018 presenting slides at the 86th PDAC convention, about the project the company believes will be the next gold mine to open in Timmins – the land of the 109-year gold rush.

Rochelle Collins is a new breed of professional geologist which traditionally has been a male dominated profession. She has over 20 years progressive experience in surface and underground mining operations. She was formerly Chief Mine and Resource Geologist at Tahoe Resources, she has also held senior positions with AuRico Gold and Teck Resources.

“I have been with Gowest for a little under a year and since May of last year Gowest has  been drilling bore holes, extracting bulk samples and constructing various buildings on the site,” Collins explained. “We have constructed two of four watering ponds, a treatment plant to clean the waste water before discharging it into the environment.

March 29, 2018 Innovative and Enterprising Barrick Gold founder Peter Munk dead at 90

Peter Munk the man who built Barrick Gold into the largest mining company in the world after immigrating to Canada from post World War 2 Hungary died at his Toronto home, peacefully, surrounded by his family at age 90.

It is with deep sadness that Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX) (TSX: ABX) announces the passing of the Company’s Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Peter Munk. Munk passed away peacefully in Toronto on Thursday March 28, surrounded by his family. He was 90.,” said a company issued news release.

Munk, was born in Budapest in 1927.

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