Invest Zimbabwe Forum Explores Tourism, Mining and Finance Opportunities in Zimbabwe in 2018

Invest Zimbabwe Forum

Zimbabwe is open for business

The establishment of ZIDA sets the stage for a much more conducive investment ecosystem.”

— Dr. Washington T. Mbizvo, Chairman, One Stop Investment Services Centre

HILTON CANARY WHARF, LONDON, November 8, 2018 / — Zimbabwe is open for business – this was the strong message heard at the Invest Zimbabwe Forum held in London on Thursday. In her opening address, Hon. Priscah Mupfumira, Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry reminded investors that Zimbabwe is now open for business, and highlighted that the country has been rated a top three global tourism destination for 2019 by Lonely Planet.

The forum allowed top government officials, industry experts and international leaders to come together to discuss Zimbabwe’s investment opportunities, and to address the challenges of operating in entering one of southern Africa’s most prospective economies. The message is clear, invest in Zimbabwe.

The one-day investment forum — centred around the theme of 'Unlocking Value Through Fresh Perspectives' — was endorsed by the Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency (ZIDA) and addressed pressing topics for Zimbabwe’s investment community, including reassessing political risk in Zimbabwe, the ease of doing business and cross-sector opportunities.

A delegation from the newly formed ZIDA, led by Dr. Washington T. Mbizvo, Chairman of the One Stop Investment Services Centre, explained to delegates the regulatory and procedural elements of starting a business in Zimbabwe, also expounding on the opportunities available in Zimbabwe’s special economic zones.

Dr. Mbizvo outlined the advantages arising from the creation of ZIDA, saying that “the establishment of ZIDA sets the stage for a much more conducive investment ecosystem.” The summit also celebrated the launch of ‘Invest Zimbabwe 2018,’ a 200-page business intelligence publication dedicated to providing an insight into the nation’s economy.

The high-profile event took place as part of policymakers’ efforts to promote Zimbabwe as an investment destination, and to assist investors in establishing and growing their businesses in the country.

Joel Sam
Africa Branding Corporation
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Antique mining stock certificates from Michigan are a hit with bidders at Holabird's Oct. 18-22 auction in Reno, Nevada

American Mining Company (Michigan) stock certificate, one of only two known, issued in 1902 ($5,250).

Stock certificate issued in 1863 by Bodie Bluff Consolidated Mining Company in California ($5,500).

Pair of sets of American Eagle gold bullion coins, from 1991 and 1992, four coins per set ($5,423).

Copper Block Buffet gold nugget token from Valdez, Alaska ($2,000).

Flint glass Old Tea Cup Whiskey bar back bottle (Nevada), from the 1880s, 11 inches tall ($1,875).

It was Holabird Western Americana Collections’ Cornucopia of Collectibles Auction, held October 18th through 22nd, online and at Holabird’s gallery in Reno.

This sale marked the start of an exciting fall and winter season for us. We will be offering a number of fantastic major collections.”

— Fred Holabird

RENO, NV, UNITED STATES, November 5, 2018 / — RENO, Nev. – Late 19th and early 20th century mining company stock certificates from the state of Michigan proved popular with bidders at Holabird Western Americana Collections’ five-day Cornucopia of Collectibles Auction, held October 18th through 22nd, online and at Holabird’s gallery in Reno. More than 3,000 lots came up for bid in an auction that grossed over $500,000.

Online bidding was facilitated by, and eBay Live. Just a handful of people attended the sale in person, but 3,776 registered bidders participated online. “This sale marked the start of an exciting fall and winter season for us,” said Fred Holabird of Holabird Western Americana Collections. “We will be offering a number of fantastic major collections.”

The Michigan mining certificates included examples from the American Mining Company, one of only two known, issued in 1902 to R.H. Rickard for 29 shares ($5,250); the Elm River Copper Company, issued in 1906 for 25 shares and signed by the company president ($3,000); and the Coulter Cooper Company, issued back in 1882 for 1,100 shares to a Mr. Samuel Henry ($2,500).

Other Michigan mining stocks featured ones from Chicago Mining Company of Lake Superior, issued in 1854 for 100 shares to J. Sanards and showing four vignettes of men and Native Americans ($2,625); Iron King Mining, issued in 1886 for 15 shares, with a large head vignette ($2,250); and Native Copper Company, issued 1905 for 100 shares to William Banks ($2,250).

All the Michigan mining stocks have interesting back-stories. The certificate issued in 1885 to Jacob Pierce, for 34 shares, was from the Pewabic Mining Company, first operating in 1853. The underground copper mine initially focused on opening prehistoric pits that traced an amygdaloid bed. It didn’t yield much, but the company did manage to pay dividends of $1 million before allowing its mining charter to lapse in 1884, when it shut down. The certificate brought $2,250.

The sale’s top-selling mining stock actually came out of California. It was a certificate issued in 1863 by the Bodie Bluff Consolidated Mining Company (Aurora, Mono County), for 25 shares, to W.P. Coleman ($5,500). Interest in the certificate was boosted by the fact that it contained the signature of California Governor Leland Stanford (as well as company secretary F.K. Bechtel).

Another stock certificate signed by Stanford – but not as governor but as company president – was the one issued in 1863 in the amount of 50 shares to Sylvester Byron, from the Governor Stanford Gold and Silver Mining Company ($3,375). Leland Stanford was a tycoon as well as a politician. The stock doesn’t commit to either California or Nevada, as the mine straddled both.

Railroad certificates included one from the Silverton Railroad Company (Denver, Colo.), issued in 1893 for 10 shares (at $100 per share) to C.M. Hobbs and signed by company president Otto Mears ($2,750); and bond specimen #0000 for the South Pacific Coast Railway in California, for a $1,000 first mortgage 4 percent gold bearer bond, with image of George Washington ($3,375).

Day 1, on Thursday, October 18th, was packed with Native Americana, posters, entertainment industry memorabilia, bronze sculptures, furniture and related items, original art, vintage and antique bottles, saloon collectibles, taxidermy, gaming items, political memorabilia, and 420 lots of bargains and dealer specials of all sorts. In all, 659 lots crossed the auction block that day.

A star lot from Day 1 was a beautiful, flint glass Old Tea Cup Whiskey bar back bottle (San Francisco, Nev.), from the 1880s ($1,875). The 11-inch-tall bottle, a rare and interesting relic from the Old West, had a fluted neck and shoulder area and 12-paneled body with refired pontil. The words “Old / Tea Cup / Whiskey” were embossed in script, with slanting white enamel.

Day 2, Friday, October 19th, showcased badges (26 lots), belt buckles (28 lots), numismatics (334 lots total, to include ingots, coins, currency and scrip, medals, scales and miscellaneous); jewelry (18 lots), tokens (180 lots), dies (67 lots) and minerals 19 lots) – for a total of 678 lots.

Gold lots did particularly well on Day 2. Top achievers included a pair of sets of American Eagle gold bullion coins, from 1991 and 1992, with each set containing four coins and in the original government packaging ($5,423); a Copper Block Buffet gold nugget token from Valdez, Alaska ($2,000); and two 1978 gold Krugerrand dies, each one ounce designed by Paul Kruger ($1,563).

Day 3, Saturday, October 20th, featured mining collectibles (691 lots, geographically sorted) and militaria (59 lots). Day 4, Sunday, October 21st, included directories, firearms and weaponry, cowboy collectibles, tools, toys, automotive stocks, checks, Gold Rush items, pens and pencils, spoons, World’s Fair and Exposition memorabilia, locks and keys, and general Americana.

Day 5, Monday, October 22nd, had general Americana that was geographically sorted, foreign items, railroadiana, Wells Fargo & Express collectibles and postal history – 702 lots in total.

Anyone owning a collection that might fit into an upcoming Holabird Western Americana Collections auction is encouraged to get in touch. The firm travels extensively throughout the U.S., to see and pick up collections. Last year it visited many cities throughout the country.

Holabird Western Americana is always seeking quality bottle, advertising, Americana and coin consignments for future auctions. To consign a single piece or a collection, you may call Fred Holabird at 775-851-1859 or 844-492-2766; or, you can e-mail him at To learn more about Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC, visit

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Fred Holabird
Holabird Western Americana, LLC
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Amerigo Reports Q3-2018 Financial Results

Amerigo Resources Ltd. (TSX:ARG)

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, November 5, 2018 / — November 5, 2018
N.R. 2018- 10

Amerigo Reports Q3-2018 Financial Results

• Record quarterly copper production of 17.6 million pounds copper
• Cash cost reduced to $1.38 per pound
• $6.2 million generated from operations
• Net income of $1.4 million

Vancouver, British Columbia – November 5, 2018/CNW/ – Amerigo Resources Ltd. ("Amerigo" or the "Company") (TSX: ARG) is pleased to announce financial results for Q3-2018. Results continue to be in line with the Company’s 2018 production and cost guidance. The Company continues to expect 2018 production of 65 – 70 million pounds of copper at a cash cost of $1.45 to $1.60/lb and molybdenum production guidance has been increased to 1.8 million pounds.

“In Q3-2018, Amerigo achieved record production of 17.6 million pounds of copper as the MVC Phase Two expansion began to improve recovery efficiency as planned. As we ramped up production, cash cost came down to $1.38/lb from $1.71/lb in the preceding quarter. These results allowed us to generate $6.2 million in operating cash flow, despite lower copper prices,” said Rob Henderson, Amerigo’s President and CEO. He added, “We look forward to achieving commercial production of the Phase Two project in Q4-2018.”

Amounts in this news release are reported in U.S. dollars except where indicated otherwise.

Amerigo reported net income and strong cash flow despite lower copper prices

• Net income was $1.4 million (Q3-2017: $7.9 million) due to lower copper prices and the effect of revenue settlement adjustments realized in Q3-2018 for Q2-2018 copper deliveries.

• Earnings per share were $0.01 (Q3-2017: $0.04).

• Cash flow generated from operations before changes in non-cash working capital was $6.2 million (Q3-2017: $11.0 million).

MVC’s average copper price in Q3-2018 was $2.74/lb

• MVC’s copper price was $2.74 per pound (“/lb”) (Q3-2017: $3.00/lb) and MVC’s molybdenum price was $11.77/lb (Q3-2017: $8.10/lb).

• Revenue was $32.4 million (Q3-2017: $37.4 million), including copper tolling revenue of $27.2 million (Q3-2017: $34.9 million) and molybdenum and other revenue of $5.2 million (Q3-2017: $2.5 million).

• Copper tolling revenue is calculated from MVC’s gross value of copper produced of $42.8 million (Q3-2017: $50.3 million) less notional items including DET royalties of $9.2 million (Q3-2017: $9.4 million), smelting and refining of $5.8 million (Q3-2017: $5.5 million) and transportation of $0.6 million (Q3-2017: $0.6 million).

• Copper tolling revenue was reduced by $5.3 million in negative settlement adjustments (Q3-2017: positive settlement adjustments of $4.5 million) for the differences between MVC’s Q2-2018 provisional copper price of $3.16/lb and final prices of $2.83/lb, $2.74/lb and $2.73/lb realized in July, August and September, respectively.

• MVC’s Q3-2018 provisional copper price was $2.74/lb. Final prices will be the average London Metal Exchange prices for October, November and December 2018.

• MVC’s financial performance is very sensitive to changes in copper prices. A 10% increase or decrease from the $2.74/lb price would result in a $4.8 million change in revenue in Q4-2018 in respect of Q3-2018 production.

• Amerigo remains fully leveraged to the price of copper.

MVC achieved record quarterly production at a cash cost of $1.38/lb

• Q3-2018 record production was 17.6 million pounds of copper (Q3-2017: 15.5 million pounds).

• Copper production included 11.9 million pounds from Cauquenes (Q3-2017: 9.8 million pounds) and 5.7 million pounds from fresh tailings in Q3-2018 and Q3-2017.

• Molybdenum production was 0.6 million pounds (Q3-2017: 0.4 million pounds).

• Cash cost (a non-GAAP measure equal to the aggregate of smelting and refining charges, tolling/production costs net of inventory adjustments and administration costs, net of by-product credits) decreased to $1.38/lb (Q3-2017: $1.69/lb) the lowest cash cost posted by MVC since 2006.

• Total cost (a non-GAAP measure equal to the aggregate of cash cost, DET notional copper royalties and DET molybdenum royalties of $0.58/lb and depreciation of $0.21/lb) decreased to $2.17/lb (Q3-2017: $2.55/lb), due to lower cash cost and lower DET notional royalties from lower metal prices.

MVC’s Phase Two Project was essentially complete in Q3-2018 and production ramp up is ongoing

• At September 30, 2018, the Phase Two expansion project was 97% complete. The new rougher flotation cells started to produce concentrates on August 20, and the new cleaner flotation circuit came on-line on October 12.

• The 60-day production test required under the Cauquenes expansion finance loan commenced on October 17. The project’s $1.5 million concentrate regrind mill has been removed from the Phase Two completion timeline and is expected to be installed in April 2019. Completion of the project in Q4-2018 will substantially strengthen Amerigo’s cash generation capacity.

• The Phase Two capital expenditure (“Capex”) is estimated at $39.9 million, compared to budget of $35.3 million, primarily due to a 9.3% appreciation of the Chilean peso during the construction period compared to budget, and additional out of scope equipment installed during commissioning.

• In 2018, MVC expects to incur $28.5 million in Phase Two Capex, $5.5 million in sustaining Capex, an additional $1.5 million in Capex projects to improve safety and process efficiencies and a $8.4 million expansion of its molybdenum plant, financed by way of a seven-year lease and operating contract.

Cash balance at quarter end improved to$ 23.3 million and the $17.0 million DET loan was fully repaid

• At September 30, 2018, the Company’s cash balance was $23.3 million.

• The Company had a $7.0 million working capital deficiency, caused by $17.7 million in scheduled bank debt repayments in the following twelve months.

• Amerigo does not view its working capital deficiency as a liquidity risk, as it anticipates generating operating cash flow to meet current liabilities as they come due, assuming copper prices were to remain in the short-term at current levels ($2.75/lb). Working capital deficiencies are not uncommon in companies with short-term debt.

• Changes in non-cash working capital accounts include a $0.7 million reduction in the value of copper work in process inventory YTD-2018, as a result of lower production costs.

• Borrowings were $71.4 million after final Phase Two loan draws of $8.7 million and final DET loan repayments of $3.0 million in the quarter.

• In Q4-2018, MVC will make debt repayments of $5.4 million, bringing down borrowings at year end to $67.5 million.

Investor conference call on November 6, 2018

Amerigo’s quarterly investor conference call will take place on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 11:00 am Pacific Standard Time/2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

To join the call, please dial 1-800-377-0758 (Toll-Free North America) and let the operator know you wish to participate in the Amerigo Resources conference call.

The analyst and investment community are welcome to ask questions to management. Media can attend on a listen-only basis.

About Amerigo and MVC

Amerigo Resources Ltd. is an innovative copper producer with a long-term partnership with Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (“Codelco”), the world’s largest copper producer.

Amerigo produces copper concentrate at the MVC operation in Chile by processing fresh and historic tailings from Codelco’s El Teniente mine, the world's largest underground copper mine. Tel: (604) 681-2802; Fax: (604) 682-2802; Web:; Listing: ARG:TSX.

The information and data contained in this news release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited) and Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and the Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2017, available at the Company’s website at and at

For further information, please contact:

• Rob Henderson, President and CEO (604) 697-6203
• Aurora Davidson, Executive Vice-President and CFO (604) 697-6207

Key performance metrics for Q3-2018 and Q3-2017

1 Copper production conducted under a tolling agreement with DET.
2 Revenue reported net of notional items (smelting and refining charges, DET notional copper royalties and transportation costs).
3 Operating cash flow before changes in non-cash working capital.
4 At September 30, 2018 includes $15.9 million in operating cash accounts and a $7.4 million debt service reserve account.
5 At September 30, 2018 includes short and long-term portions of $17.7 and $53.7 million, respectively.
6 Copper price before smelting and refining, DET notional copper royalties, transportation costs and settlement adjustments to prior period sales.
7 Molybdenum price before roasting changes and settlement adjustments to prior period sales.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains certain forward-looking information and statements as defined in applicable securities laws (collectively referred to as "forward-looking statements"). These statements relate to future events or the Company’s future performance. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The use of any of the words "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "should", "believe" and similar expressions is intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond the Company’s control, the Company cannot assure that it will achieve or accomplish the expectations, beliefs or projections described in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. These forward-looking statements include but are not limited to, statements concerning:

• a forecasted increase in production and a reduction in operating costs;
• our strategies and objectives;
• the expected improvement of flotation recovery efficiency from the Phase Two expansion;
• our estimates of the availability and quantity of tailings, and the quality of our mine plan estimates;
• prices and price volatility for copper and other commodities and of materials we use in our operations;
• the demand for and supply of copper and other commodities and materials that we produce, sell and use;
• sensitivity of our financial results and share price to changes in commodity prices;
• our financial resources and our expected ability to meet our obligations for the next 12 months;
• interest and other expenses;
• domestic and foreign laws affecting our operations;
• our tax position and the tax rates applicable to us;
• the timing and costs of construction and tolling/production of, and the issuance and maintenance of the necessary permits and other authorizations required for, our expansion projects, including the expansion for the Cauquenes deposit and the timing of ramp-up to full production from Cauquenes;
• our ability to procure or have access to financing and to comply with our loan covenants;
• the production capacity of our operations, our planned production levels and future production;
• potential impact of production and transportation disruptions;
• hazards inherent in the mining industry causing personal injury or loss of life, severe damage to or destruction of property and equipment, pollution or environmental damage, claims by third parties and suspension of operations
• our planned capital expenditures (including our plan to upgrade our existing plant and operations) including the timing and cost of completion of our capital projects;
• estimates of asset retirement obligations and other costs related to environmental protection;
• our future capital and production costs, including the costs and potential impact of complying with existing and proposed environmental laws and regulations in the operation and closure of our operations;
• repudiation, nullification, modification or renegotiation of contracts;
• our financial and operating objectives;
• our environmental, health and safety initiatives;
• the outcome of legal proceedings and other disputes in which we may be involved;
• the outcome of negotiations concerning metal sales, treatment charges and royalties;
• disruptions to the Company's information technology systems, including those related to cybersecurity;
• our dividend policy; and
• general business and economic conditions.

Inherent in forward-looking statements are risks and uncertainties beyond our ability to predict or control, including risks that may affect our operating or capital plans; risks generally encountered in the permitting and development of mineral projects such as unusual or unexpected geological formations, negotiations with government and other third parties, unanticipated metallurgical difficulties, delays associated with permits, approvals and permit appeals, ground control problems, adverse weather conditions, process upsets and equipment malfunctions; risks associated with labour disturbances and availability of skilled labour and management; fluctuations in the market prices of our principal commodities, which are cyclical and subject to substantial price fluctuations; risks created through competition for mining projects and properties; risks associated with lack of access to markets; risks associated with availability of and our ability to obtain both tailings from Codelco’s Division El Teniente’s current production and historic tailings from tailings deposit; risks with respect to completion of all phases of the Cauquenes expansion, the ability of the Company to draw down funds from bank facilities and lines of credit, the availability of and ability of the Company to obtain adequate funding on reasonable terms for expansions and acquisitions, including all phases of the Cauquenes expansion; mine plan estimates; risks posed by fluctuations in exchange rates and interest rates, as well as general economic conditions; risks associated with environmental compliance and changes in environmental legislation and regulation; risks associated with our dependence on third parties for the provision of critical services; risks associated with non-performance by contractual counterparties; title risks; social and political risks associated with operations in foreign countries; risks of changes in laws affecting our operations or their interpretation, including foreign exchange controls; and risks associated with tax reassessments and legal proceedings. Many of these risks and uncertainties apply not only to the Company and its operations, but also to Codelco and its operations. Codelco’s ongoing mining operations provide a significant portion of the materials the Company processes and its resulting metals production, therefore these risks and uncertainties may also affect their operations and in turn have a material effect on the Company.

Actual results and developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Such statements are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions about:

• general business and economic conditions;
• interest rates;
• changes in commodity and power prices;
• acts of foreign governments and the outcome of legal proceedings;
• the supply and demand for, deliveries of, and the level and volatility of prices of copper and other commodities and products used in our operations;
• the ongoing supply of material for processing from Codelco’s current mining operations;
• the ability of the Company to profitably extract and process material from the Cauquenes tailings deposit;
• the timing of the receipt of and retention of permits and other regulatory and governmental approvals;
• the availability of and ability of the Company to obtain adequate funding on reasonable terms for expansions and acquisitions, Including all phases of the Cauquenes expansion;
• the ability of the Company to draw down funds from bank facilities and lines of credit;
• our costs of production and our production and productivity levels, as well as those of our competitors;
• changes in credit market conditions and conditions in financial markets generally;
• our ability to procure equipment and operating supplies in sufficient quantities and on a timely basis;
• the availability of qualified employees and contractors for our operations;
• our ability to attract and retain skilled staff;
• the satisfactory negotiation of collective agreements with unionized employees;
• the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates and capital repatriation on our costs and results;
• engineering and construction timetables and capital costs for our expansion projects;
• costs of closure of various operations;
• market competition;
• the accuracy of our preliminary economic assessment (including with respect to size, grade and recoverability) and the geological, operational and price assumptions on which these are based;
• tax benefits and tax rates;
• the outcome of our copper concentrate sales and treatment and refining charge negotiations;
• the resolution of environmental and other proceedings or disputes;
• the future supply of reasonably priced power;
• our ability to obtain, comply with and renew permits and licenses in a timely manner; and
• our ongoing relations with our employees and entities with which we do business.

Future production levels and cost estimates assume there are no adverse mining or other events which significantly affect budgeted production levels.

We caution you that the foregoing list of important factors and assumptions is not exhaustive. Other events or circumstances could cause our actual results to differ materially from those estimated or projected and expressed in, or implied by, our forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements or the foregoing list of factors, whether as a result of new information or future events or otherwise.

Rob Henderson
Amerigo Resources Ltd.
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OMNICOMM unveils OMNICOMM OKO on-board terminal with panoramic video at IMME 2018 in Kolkata, India



Kolkata, October 31st – OMNICOMM, the global FMS provider, is proud to announce its participation in the 14th International Mining & Machinery Exhibition.

KOLKATA, INDIA, October 31, 2018 / — The IMME 2018 brings together 400+ visitors and more than 1 thousand mining industry professionals to discuss the trends and technology development for continued growth. OMNICOMM is showcasing its technology products for the mining industry together with valued partner Vareli Tecnac, the official distributor of Wenco Mining Systems in India.

The highlight of the extensive demonstration program at the booth will become the new OMNICOMM OKO video terminal that adds extensive video surveillance features to OMNICOMM Fleet Management Platform. The new on-board terminal combines all the features of OMNICOMM’s most feature-packed Profi on-board terminal with constant panoramic video recording. Videos can be requested via the Fleet Management Platform OMNICOMM Online manually or video fragments of the user-defined events can be sent to the platform automatically. This enables additional transparency and visibility in everyday fleet management, especially required with heavy mining machinery and offers extensive incident investigation capabilities.

With the ingress protection rating of IP41 the new OMNICOMM OKO terminal is designed for uninterrupted operation in demanding conditions, such as mining & construction sites, subjected to moisture and/or dust. The terminal’s reliability is validated by OMNICOMM’s long-term customer and partner the Kamaz-Master racing team.

KAMAZ-master racing team successfully implements OKO on the testing areas during the testing processes. It allows to fix all actions of a crew and then to make detailed analysis. KAMAZ-master is a multiple prizewinner and fifteen-time winner of supermarathon Dakar, six-time winner of the international Silk Way Rally, all-time leader of Russian rally-raid championships.

The exhibition takes place on October 31st – November 3rd in Kolkata, India. Product demonstration is available during the show at booth # D-301 and upon separate request. Additional information about the event can be found at

Omnicomm India
+91 88807 70770
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Made in USA Spherical Graphite Changes Global Landscape

Cross Section view of purified spherical graphite. Edge planes effectively folded.

Purified Spherical Graphite made from Battery Minerals Flake Graphite. Made by Urbix Resources.

Urbix Resources producing remarkably high-quality spherical graphite particles: yield is over 75 percent, much higher than currently standard in the industry.

[We do] not use hydrofluoric acid or high-energy consuming graphite refining methods for li-ion battery cell anode production. This offers…advantages over petroleum-based synthetic graphite.”

— Adam Small, co-founder Urbix Resources

MESA, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, October 30, 2018 / — Some of the world’s most important players in the energy storage industry came together in October at Graphite + Anodes 2018. The two-day event was part of Benchmark Minerals Week at Newport Beach, California. They were gathered to discuss new technologies and global supply chains.

One presenter at the event was David Flanagan, Managing Director of Battery Minerals (ASX: BAT) a publicly traded graphite mining development and minerals company dedicated to exploring for and developing graphite mineral deposits in Mozambique. During Flanagan’s talk, he showcased the successes the company has had with the proprietary purification and spheroidization techniques developed and applied by Urbix Resources at the company’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Mesa, Arizona.

Flanagan reported that Urbix had recently successfully purified graphite for Battery Minerals with a very good outcome, both for the environmentally friendly techniques that had been used and the purity of the results.

The tests were done on graphite sourced from Battery Minerals’ Montepuez Graphite Project in Mozambique and included all flake size fractions to >99.95% total graphitic carbon, then went on to produce remarkably high-quality spherical graphite particles with a yield in excess of 75 percent. This is an exciting outcome because standard spheroidization results in 30 to 40 percent yields. In addition, the high level of spherocity (not potato shaped), ideal D50 particle size distribution, and effective “folding” of the graphite edge planes add up to a very suitable candidate for the lithium-ion battery market. This is expected to result in longer total cycle life for the battery. The unique combination of Urbix’s low-cost purification, Flanagan told those assembled, and high-yield spheroidization results in a very real economic advantage, even over China who dominates more than 90 percent of this portion of the graphite market today.

“At Urbix, we have moved far beyond antiquated refining methods and focused on a sustainable future,” says Urbix co-founder, Adam Small. “The Urbix method does not use hydrofluoric acid or high-energy consuming graphite refining methods for li-ion battery cell anode production. This offers profound economic and environmental advantages over petroleum-based synthetic graphite.”

In addition to the work Urbix has produced for Battery Minerals, the company has proven their purification technology on natural graphite materials sourced from every producing continent, potentially comprising one third of the world’s current and future natural graphite production.

“The anode materials we are producing are exceptional and at a significantly lower cost,” says Urbix CTO, Dr. Palash Gangopadhyay. “We compare and validate our material qualities with proven characterization techniques and side-by-side with materials made by the industry giants in China.”

Already working closely with the US Department of Energy, Urbix is on track to become one of the most prominent providers of li-ion battery grade anode materials in the United States and abroad. Further vetting and supply chain optimization is now underway with Urbix’s global partners.

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CONTACT: Linda Richards, Urbix Resources
(805) 459-1550

About Urbix Resources:
Urbix Resources LLC is one of the premier providers of refined graphite powders, pristine graphene, and specialty graphite products in the world. Urbix is also an expert in li-ion battery cell design and boasts next generation high voltage electrolyte and fast charging electrode nanoarchitecture. The company creates radical change in the way natural graphite is refined and commercialized, and specializes in all aspects of the graphite value chain. It is a premier provider of refined graphite powders, pristine graphene, and specialty graphite products. Urbix’s advanced technology includes environmentally and cost conscious purification methods and significant intellectual property developments in a wide range of applications.

About Battery Minerals:
Battery Minerals Limited (“Battery Minerals”) is an ASX listed Australian company with two world-class graphite deposits in Mozambique, those being Montepuez and Balama Central. Battery Minerals has produced high quality graphite flake concentrate at multiple laboratories and intends to commence graphite flake concentrate production from its Montepuez graphite project with first shipment, subject to financial close, expected in early 2020 at export rates of 45,000 to 50,000tpa at an average flake concentrate grade exceeding 96% TGC. In December 2017 and January 2018, Battery Minerals signed four binding offtake agreements for up to 41,000tpa of graphite concentrate, representing over 80 percent of Montepuez’s forecast annual production. The Mozambican Government has granted Battery Minerals a mining license for its Montepuez graphite project and accepted the Company’s EIA for the Montepuez graphite project. As Battery Minerals executes subsequent expansions, it expects production to grow to over 100,000 tonnes per annum graphite flake concentrate from its Montepuez graphite project in its second year of operations. In March 2018, Battery Minerals announced the delivery of a scoping study on its Balama Central project, which comprises a Stage 1 production rate of 55,000tpa (B1) and Stage 2 production rate of an additional ~55,000tpa (B2) for an aggregate of 110,000tpa from Balama Central. Balama Central is currently the subject of a feasibility study expected to be completed in November 2018. Combined with Montepuez and subject to continued positive economic, social and technical investigations, Balama Central provides scope for self-funded growth from a ~50,000tpa production-rate in year one to more than 200,000tpa in year five.

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Urbix Resources
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Nexus Announces Issuance of Research Report by US-Based RB Milestone Group

Mines in Burkina Faso

Gold in quartz from Niangouela

In-depth Analyst's Report covers current projects, progress and future opportunities

Nexus Gold Corp (OTCQB:NXXGF)

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, October 30, 2018 / — Vancouver, Canada – October 30, 2018 – Nexus Gold Corp. (“Nexus” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: NXS, OTCQB: NXXGF, FSE: N6E) is pleased to announce the issuance of a research report compiled by New York-based consulting firm, RB Milestone Group LLC, for distribution to its North American investor network. The report features an in-depth analyst’s view of the Company and its current projects, progress and growth opportunities. The report can be accessed on the Nexus website here: or directly by contacting Trevor Burcato, Managing Director at RBMG (

RB Milestone Group LLC (“RBMG”) is a US-based consulting firm that specializes in assisting small and venture-stage companies with enhancing corporate strategy, business development, market intelligence and research. RBMG partners with clients internationally and across a wide range of industry segments, including: energy, cleantech, mining, oil & gas, healthcare, professional services, consumer goods and technology. Staff specialists have diverse sector knowledge centered on capital markets.

Visit the RB Milestone website here:

About the Company

Nexus Gold is a Vancouver-based gold exploration and development company operating primarily in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The company controls nearly 500-sq km of highly prospective gold exploration projects and is currently concentrating its efforts on establishing a compliant resource at one or more of those projects. The 38-square km Bouboulou project comprises no less than five established gold zones contained within three separate 5km gold trends. The adjacent 250-square km Rakounga gold concession extends the Bouboulou gold trends and currently contains three drill tested zones of gold mineralization. The Niangouela gold concession is a 178-square km project featuring high-grade gold occurring in and around a primary quartz vein and associated shear zone approximately one km in length.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of


Alex Klenman
President & CEO

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Nexus Gold Corp
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Nexus Gold – Bouboulou & Rakounga Projects

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CS4CA MENA: Government Officials & 100+ Industry leaders Discuss Cyber Security

Save $250 on Your CPD Certified CS4CA MENA Pass

DUBAI, UAE, October 29, 2018 / — Understaffing and underinvestment place ICS security under constant risk in the MENA region, with over 40% of the region’s ICS computers facing cyber-attacks every semester [Kaspersky]. Several industries suffer the consequences of this cyber crisis: Transport & Logistic companies dread the reputational damage following a cyber-attack, while Chemical, Energy, and Oil & Gas enterprises worry about production halts and physical disasters. In short: cyber threats are keeping the region’s security leaders awake at night –and not unreasonably so. With this in mind, Qatalyst Global is pleased to announce CS4CA MENA 2019, uniting the assistance and expertise needed to protect MENA’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats. The 13th in a successful global series of Cyber Security for Critical Assets Summits will be in Dubai, January 21st-22nd, to focus exclusively on the Middle East and Northern African Regions.

This is a content-driven platform for the region’s senior leaders to learn, discuss and asses the practical steps needed to achieve cyber resilience in the MENA region. Key topics include: risk mitigation for safety systems, managing security in a hybrid IT/OT environment, and creating a cohesive regulatory framework for MENA’s critical infrastructure. The likes of Saudi Aramco, Kaspersky Lab, GE, PwC, and the Government of Saudi Arabia compose the line-up of thought-leading speakers.

CS4CA MENA is catered for the Oil & Gas, Utilities, Nuclear, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Aviation, and Maritime industries, as well as Government Officials and select security solution providers. Request a copy of the detailed agenda here.

Book your Early Bird pass before November 8th to save $250 on your 2-day CPD certified conference pass inclusive of seated lunches & 5+ hours of networking. More details at:

Victoria Anderson
Qatalyst Global
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Wattwatchers among first energy techs on track to work with world-leading Decentralised Energy Exchange

Meet the Wattwatchers … on track to ‘work with’ the deX

Gavin Dietz, CEO, Wattwatchers

Dr Phil Blythe, CEO, GreenSync

GreenSync today declares deX ‘Open for Business’, announcing partner technologies in line to integrate with new marketplace to trade in energy capacity

the role of precision-level remote monitoring and control of energy flows behind the meter is going to be paramount to make Grid 2.0 work”

— Gavin Dietz, CEO, Wattwatchers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, October 24, 2018 / — Digital energy company Wattwatchers announced today that its internationally-certified, utility-grade solutions for monitoring and controlling electricity at circuit and appliance level, in real-time through the cloud, are on track to becoming certified for the groundbreaking deX platform.

The most advanced of its kind in the world, the Decentralised Energy Exchange (deX), developed by Melbourne-based GreenSync, facilitates access to open markets for the dispatch of distributed energy services.

Today, GreenSync has announced that deX is ‘Open for Business’, meaning technology providers can now integrate with the platform in readiness for public rollout in 2019.

Wattwatchers CEO Gavin Dietz congratulated GreenSync on its deX progress. 'Well done GreenSync. Your leadership on deX is a clear case of comes the hour, comes the platform,’ said Dietz.

‘Our team is proud that Wattwatchers is among the first technology providers in line to integrate to deX. Wattwatchers has been working with GreenSync’s established platform for some time, and deX is an exciting next frontier for the new energy ecosystem.’

Crucially, deX allows Distributed Energy Resources (DER) access to open markets via a single (fleet-wide) integration completed by their technology provider (e.g. Wattwatchers and its software solution partners) using the deX API.

This integration connects millions of DER – including virtual power plants (VPPs), inverters, battery storage, monitoring solutions and other new "behind the meter" products – both physically and digitally to the Decentralised Energy Exchange, enabling new tradable energy services and expanding the reach of existing VPPs already in the market today.

Through deX, DER owners can access existing markets, the wholesale market and new markets for the trading of energy services, allowing the energy system to operate with high proportions of renewables, while ensuring reliable supply of energy.

GreenSync CEO Dr Phil Blythe, who is hosting a landmark deX event in Melbourne tonight, has highlighted the collaborative nature of the deX model.

‘One year ago GreenSync launched deX with a clear vision for decentralised energy markets and an open invitation to the industry to join us,’ said Blythe.

‘Together, in just over 12 months, we’ve delivered the foundations; bringing to life the principles of "plug and play" access for DER technology and network "visibility" into production software.’

Dietz said that Wattwatchers was highly focused on wrapping up integration with the deX API in time for its public launch next year, and was on track to become one of the initial round of ‘deX-certified’ technology providers.

‘In the rapidly emerging new electricity market of distributed energy resources, two-way distribution, clean generation, battery storage and electric vehicles, the role of precision-level remote monitoring and control of energy flows behind the meter is going to be paramount to make Grid 2.0 work.

'While Wattwatchers is providing enabling infrastructure like devices, data streams and circuit-switching, someone needed to step up and provide the marketplace infrastructure where energy capacity can be traded through the cloud. With deX, that's exactly what GreenSync is doing.

'Wattwatchers was an early partner to sign on for deX when it was first mooted by our friends at GreenSync in 2017, and we're delighted to be one of the first intelligent energy management solutions in the world to be integrating with the deX software.'

About GreenSync

GreenSync connects millions of decentralised energy resources to create a more resilient and efficient energy network. We call this the trend towards the dynamic grid. By empowering and enabling new energy market participants, our market-enabling technology offers an unrivalled breadth of capability and efficiency. This delivers an advantage to our clients, whilst making a better energy future possible for the world.

To achieve real change, we are implementing new ways of measuring, generating, storing and trading energy. This means transforming existing energy grids into live energy marketplaces. Marketplaces that drive sensible investment in infrastructure and encourage energy trading and sharing. Marketplaces that empower households and businesses to participate in energy exchanges when they are most needed. Marketplaces that improve the sustainability of our energy systems without compromising their security or reliability.

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About deX

deX is a market-based platform that enables the physical coordination and dispatch of DER. Initially conceptualised in 2016 from a tight collaboration between utilities, tech companies and energy stakeholders at an Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) A-Lab workshop, the deX concept is the embodiment of energy democracy. Its three core product layers, deX Connect, deX Vision and deX Markets, work together to harmonise between system parameters, existing monitoring and control systems, and market contracts and requests.

In August 2017, GreenSync launched deX as a digital marketplace for DER and outlined plans for the release of key platform features and products throughout 2018 and 2019.

deX has united more than 70 foundation partners and stakeholders to define deX’s core principles, develop the deX platform architecture and establish the deX pilot marketplace. The pilot successfully achieved its principal task: to demonstrate that a digital marketplace for DER incentivises asset owners to respond to dynamic, time-related and location-based prices.

GreenSync’s focus for 2018 has been to adapt and tailor its software, with a view to evolving to facilitate the trade of electricity services – real power, reactive power and reserves – between all users, from households and businesses to retailers, generators, networks and system operators.

For more information, visit

About Wattwatchers

Wattwatchers Digital Energy is an award-winning Australian technology company focused on devices, data and communications to make behind-the-meter energy management intelligent, connected, easy to install and operate, and cost-effective.

Based in Sydney, Wattwatchers develops and markets ‘IoT for energy’ hardware + firmware + software solutions to accurately monitor, analyse and control electrical circuits in real-time through the cloud. The internationally-certified Wattwatchers product suite is highly flexible, crossing over for residential, commercial and industrial, and utility use cases; and works with an expanding choice of cloud platforms, software applications and consumer interfaces.

For more information, visit

Murray Hogarth
+61 417 267 235
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Azincourt Energy Commences Work Program at Escalera Uranium Project, Peru

Figure 1: Project Location Map

Historical Sample Results – Escalera Uranium Project

Escalera concessions weathered volcanic flow outcrops

First phase ground work designed to generate high-priority drill targets

Azincourt Energy Corp (TSX:AAZ)

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, October 24, 2018 / — Vancouver, BC – October 24, 2018 – Azincourt Energy Corp. (“Azincourt” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: AAZ, OTC: AZURF) is pleased to announce the commencement of its initial work program at the recently acquired series of uranium-lithium exploration projects located in the Picotani volcanic field in Carabaya and San Antanio De Putina Provinces, Puno Region, in southeastern Peru, collectively known as the “Escalera Group”.

The Projects cover a combined area of 7,400 hectares of prospective exploration targets for volcanic hosted supergene/surficial uranium and lithium on the Picotani Plateau (or “mesata” in Spanish). Surface rock samples obtained in 2017 from the Escalera project were processed by ALS Minerals, in Lima, Peru, and returned values of up to 3,560 ppm uranium and 153 ppm lithium. Historical samples taken from the Escalera project have yielded values up to 6,812 ppm uranium* (see accompanying table).

A crew of experienced geologists familiar with the area are assembling in country over the next ten days and are immediately commencing a comprehensive phase one work program at all three concessions forming the Escalera Group (Escalera, Lituania, Condorlit), which is expected to last throughout the month of November.

First phase ground work will include detailed reconnaissance to locate favorable outcroppings and known host rock formations, focused ground radiometric geophysical surveys using hand portable scintillometers to test for elevated radioactivity at surface, and a comprehensive channel sampling program.

“We’re pleased to get on the ground and start the work programs there,” said president & CEO, Alex Klenman. “As we know, the Macusani-Crucero-Picotani area is very mineral-rich environment, with uranium, lithium and other metals present. Both recent and historical sampling at the Escalera Group have returned very solid uranium numbers, so we’d like to confirm and expand on that success. The data we glean from this initial work program will give us a better understanding of the geological footprints at each site and will allow us to zero-in on drill targets. Our goal is to get the projects to drill-ready status as soon as possible,” continued Mr. Klenman.

The initial work program will focus on full digital data compilation of detailed geological mapping, reconnaissance level scintillometer radioactivity surveying, and surface rock and soil sampling with the purpose of generating high-priority drill targets for subsequent work programs. The program is being managed by Michael Moore, P. Geo., who has both extensive Latin American and uranium exploration experience. Results from this program will be released once received, reviewed and verified.

The Macusani-Crucero-Picotani Volcanic Fields have been of interest for uranium exploration since the 1980’s. A 1981 report by the International Atomic Energy Agency** examined the Macusani-Crucero-Picotani area and concluded “…the large Crucero to Picotani basin, although having less well exposed occurrences may have more potential. Isolated outcrops of the volcanic sequence around the rim of the basin may have been available both during sedimentation and later basin evolution, leading to the accumulation of significant deposits.”

The projects are accessible year-round via paved/dirt road access, with a national airport only 130km to the south.

** IUREP Orientation Phase Mission Report, PERU, Donald L. Hetland, Uisdean McL. Michie, August-October 1981

Qualified Person
The technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Michael Moore, P.Geo, an independent Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

About Azincourt Energy Corp.
Azincourt Energy is a Canadian-based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of alternative energy/fuel projects, including uranium, lithium, and other critical clean energy elements. The Company is currently active at its joint venture East Preston and Patterson Lake North uranium projects in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada, and its lithium exploration projects in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field, Manitoba, Canada.


“Alex Klenman”

Alex Klenman, President & CEO

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This press release includes “forward-looking statements”, including forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Azincourt. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially.

For further information please contact:

Alex Klenman, President & CEO

Tel: 604-638-8063

Azincourt Energy Corp.
1430 – 800 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2V6

Alex Klenman
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International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) Opens Applications for Scholarship

$2,500 annual scholarship accepting applications through November 15, 2018

The annual scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is open to all college undergraduate students preferably enrolled in majors geared toward a Safety and Health career”

— Charles Johnson, President

ALEXANDRIA, VA, UNITED STATES, October 22, 2018 / — Charles Johnson, President of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is proud to announce applications are being accepted for the $2,500 annual Daniel K. Shipp Scholarship. Mr. Johnson and ISEA recognize the ambition, drive and dedication of those entering the Health and safety field. They also know the expenses associated in choosing this educational and career path. ISEA, actively working to enhance the field and entry of college students into the fields of occupational health and safety, developed the Daniel K. Shipp Scholarship Fund in 2017.

ISEA instituted the Daniel K. Shipp Scholarship as a legacy program to encourage new generations to enter the Safety and Health profession, and to help defray educational costs to eligible candidates as they pursue a career in the field of environmental and occupational health and safety. It was created to recognize the contribution that Mr. Shipp has made to ISEA and the safety and health of American workers during his 25 years as President of ISEA.

Mr. Shipp established ISEA as the “Voice of the Safety Equipment Industry.” He skillfully melded the hard work of ISEA members, to develop and implement the association’s benchmark of standards making, government relations and knowledge-sharing strategies. The positive impact on the industry is undeniable, and the health and life-saving impact for workers is inspirational. Mr. Shipp has rightfully established himself as a pillar of this industry.

The annual scholarship in the amount of $2,500 is open to all college undergraduate students preferably enrolled in majors geared toward a Safety and Health career, (such as, but not limited to, Environmental Science, Fire Protection, Health Physics, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Safety) who are currently registered as full-time students in North America. A full-time student is one who is carrying 12 credit hours per semester, trimester or quarter. Applicants must have at least one full year of study remaining in their degree program students who share our vision to protect others.

This scholarship is awarded based on academic and extra-curricular achievement and financial need, and the recipients are selected by an independent review panel unaffiliated with the ISEA. Interested applicants can download an application form at, review the required information and the selection criteria or got to the ISEA website and click from the links below in the “Scholarship Resources” section. Completed application package must be digitally postmarked by 11:59 pm, November 15, 2018 and sent to

ISEA is the association for personal protective equipment and technologies – equipment and systems that enable people to work in hazardous environments. For more than 75 years, ISEA has set the standard for personal protective technologies, supporting the interests of its member companies who are united in the goal of protecting the health and safety of people worldwide.

ISEA is a recognized leader in the development of safety equipment standards, in the U.S. and around the world. It works with Congress and government agencies to consult with policy makers whose decisions affect the industry. It is a forum for information sharing and industry action, providing market insight and advocating for the use of personal safety equipment to keep workers safe.

Tanya Bronson
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