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May 31, 2021

Supply-Demand Balance Favours High Prices in Short-Term fo Cobalt

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c18105) has announced the addition of The Economics of Cobalt to their offering.

(PRWEB) May 31, 2021 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c18105) has announced the addition of The Economics of Cobalt to their offering.

Prices for cobalt recovered strongly in the second half of 2003 and the fi rst half of 2004 as growing demand for cobalt coincided with some short-term diffi culties on the supply side. World production of cobalt has increased steadily in recent years, almost trebling to 42,500 since 1993, an average annual growth rate of over 11%py. The dominance of African copper-cobalt producers has been replaced by a more even spread of output between leading producing countries, with Canada, Norway and more recently Australia, together with exports from Russia, replacing lost production in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The strongest growth in production of cobalt has come in Finland, where output grew at over 16% between 1990 and 2002, largely as a result of the aggressive expansion of capacity by OM Group.

The medium-term outlook for demand for cobalt now appears to be relatively optimistic, as superalloy production is benefi ting from renewed confi dence in the aerospace industry and the battery sector looks to be returning to the rates of growth seen in the 1990s. The factors that could put the brakes on growth in the cobalt market include a desire on the part of the Chinese government to control growth to prevent the economy overheating and the effects that high oil prices could have on world economic growth.

'The Economics of Cobalt' analyses the key trends, issues and developments in the market. It provides a clear insight into all areas of the industry and an authoritative analysis of the prospects for the future.

Countries covered in the report include:
Albania, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, China, Congo, Cuba, France, Guatemala,Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, New Caledonia, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, UK, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Report Contents:
1. Summary
2. Occurrence, geology and reserves of cobalt
3. World production of cobalt
4. Review of cobalt-producing countries and companies
5. International trade in cobalt
6. World consumption of cobalt
7. End-uses for cobalt
8. Cobalt prices

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c18105

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May 30, 2021

Harry Barr Issues Presidents Report for Pacific North West Capital Corp.

Pacific North West Capital has undertaken one of the most aggressive platinum group metals (PGM) exploration programs in North America over the past three years and our success accruing from these efforts have firmly established Pacific our Company as a leader in North American platinum-palladium exploration.

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 30, 2021 -- Pacific North West Capital Corp.(PFN: TSX, OTCBB: PAWEF)) It is my pleasure to provide you with an update of our latest activities at Pacific North West Capital.

Pacific North West Capital has undertaken one of the most aggressive platinum group metals (PGM) exploration programs in North America over the past three years and our success accruing from these efforts have firmly established Pacific our Company as a leader in North American platinum-palladium exploration.

A summary of our key accomplishments follows:
River Valley, Ontario
Developments at our flagship joint venture with Anglo American continue to progress most favourably. The $3.0 million Phase 7 program, completed in March 2005, undertook a total of 20,740 metres of diamond drilling, metallurgical testing and bulk sample collection. Strong mineralization was reported in the newly-discovered Lismer's Extension zone and additional drilling, geophysics and geological mapping in the Varley, Varley Extension, and Pardo zones have served to increase the known mineralization and strike length of the River Valley deposit from 9 kilometres (reported in Phase 6) to 15 kilometres.

We are now working to compile the final results of the Phase 7 program, following which, a revised resource estimate incorporating new mineralization results from the Lismer Extension and Varley zones will be prepared. Planning is also presently underway towards finalization of the Phase 8 exploration budget.

Union Bay, Alaska
Pacific North West Capital completed 5,973 feet of diamond drilling and 744 kms of airborne geophysical surveys under its 2004 exploration program. Favourable PGE mineralization was traced over a strike length of approximately 6 kilometres. A budget of US$1.1 million has recently been announced by the Company and joint venture partners Lonmin Plc and Freegold Ventures Limited to extend exploration activities for a third season. The new season will focus on the further delineation and drilling of targets identified from previous years' airborne geophysical surveys and field work.

West Timmins, Ontario
In November 2004, Pacific North West Capital entered into an agreement with Falconbridge whereby it may earn up to a 100% interest by undertaking exploration on the West Timmins nickel property. This broadening of focus into nickel is seen as a natural progression for the Company and is compatible with its principal PGM exploration business as many nickel deposits contain associated PGMs. The West Timmins Project is located adjacent to Falconbridge's Montcalm Mine, which recently received mine permit approval.

Pacific North West Capital recently completed a high-resolution airborne geophysical survey over the property aimed at identifying Montcalm style targets, for drill testing later this year.

Pacific North West Capital presently holds $5.5 million in working capital. We remain committed to developing our existing projects by way of joint venture agreements. However, your Company is now entering into an aggressive phase of major new acquisitions whereby we will expend our internal funds to finance projects and add shareholder value. I look forward to reporting our achievements to you in the future.

Yours truly,
"Harry Barr"

Harry Barr
President & CEO

The Toronto Stock Exchange have not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release may contain certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with The Toronto Stock Exchange, British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission. Not to be construed as an offer to buy or sell securities of this company.

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May 26, 2021

Pacific North West Capital Corp Releases Varley Assay Drilling Results

Pacific North West Capital Varley Assay Results Intersect, Broad Zones of PGM Mineralization, River Valley PGM Project, Sudbury, Ontario

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- Pacific North West Capital Corp. (PFN: TSX, OTCBB: PAWEF))reports assays from drilling in the Varley Zone and Varley Extension on the River Valley Project.

Assay results from the Varley Zone are indicating broad zones of PGM mineralization. In addition assay results from the Varley Extension Area indicate new anomalous zones along the contact as well as within the intrusive (see Intersection Table at http://www.pfncapital.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=107323).

The drill holes were all drilled across strike (See Location Table at http://www.pfncapital.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=107323). The dip of the zone varies along strike and to depth but generally dips southwest between 65 and 75 degrees.

Assay results are still pending from five holes in the Varley Zone, seven holes in the Varley Extension Area, and six holes in the Jackson Flats Area. All assay values from the Lismer Extension drilling have been received. Current interpretation of the drill data suggests a repetition of the host breccia mineralization with the targeted areas.

Significant sulphide mineralization was intersected in all of the areas and the zones are still open in along strike and to depth.

Updated Resource Estimate
Once all of the assay results have been received and compiled, a revised resource calculation will be completed which will include the mineralization from the Lismer Extension Zone and upgraded mineralization from the Varley Zone.

Phase Seven Budget Summary
April 2004 to April 2005 -- Drilling, Bulk Sample PFN, in joint venture with Anglo American Platinum Corporation Limited (Anglo Platinum) has completed the $3.0 million Phase Seven program. The program completed 20,740 metres of diamond drilling, metallurgical testing and the collection of a 40 tonne bulk sample for metallurgical testing on the Dana North and Dana South Zones.

In the Phase seven program particular emphases has been placed on expanding targets identified by reconnaissance drilling, geophysics and geological mapping, especially along the northern contact of the intrusive. The known platinum-palladium mineralization has been identified within the contact breccia zone over a strike length in excess of 15 kilometres. The mineral resource estimates have been primarily concentrated in the Dana Lake and Lismer's Ridge Zones, over a three kilometre strike length.

The Qualified Person for this release is John Londry, VP Exploration.

About Pacific North West Capital
Pacific North West Capital Corp. (TSX: PFN; OTCBB: PAWEF) is an exploration company focused on the discovery of platinum group metals in North America. PFN is currently exploring the River Valley Project (joint ventured with Anglo American Platinum Corporation Limited ("Anglo Platinum"), the world's largest primary producer of platinum) and the Agnew Lake Project, currently under option to Anglo Platinum.

Anglo Platinum has committed over $15.8 million to the River Valley Project to date and may earn a 65% interest by funding it through to production. In Alaska, PFN has a Joint Venture Agreement with Lonmin Plc, the world's third largest primary underground platinum group metals producer. In late 2004 PFN established a Nickel Division and currently has an Option Joint Venture in the Timmins Mining District with Falconbridge Ltd. (please visit www.pfncapital.com for additional information on the Company and it's properties).

On behalf of the Board of Directors

"Harry Barr"
Harry Barr, President & CEO

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release may contain certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with The Toronto Stock Exchange, British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission. Not to be construed as an offer to buy or sell securities of this company.

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Doe Run Posts Environmental, Social Data on Internet

Updates on the progress being made in addressing environmental and social issues at Doe Run Peru's La Oroya smelter and in the surrounding communities are now available on the company's Web site (http://www.doerun.com).

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 25, 2021 -- Updates on the progress being made in addressing environmental and social issues at Doe Run Peru's La Oroya smelter and in the surrounding communities are now available on the company's Web site.

The environmental reports, located at http://www.doerun.com/uploadfile/peruprogressupdate-env.pdf, include current statistics on issues including air lead emissions, sulfur dioxide emissions and discharges into local rivers.

The reports on progress made through Doe Run Peru's social programs can be found at http://www.doerun.com/uploadfile/PeruProgressupdate-social.pdf. They include information on vocational training projects for women; health-related training; forestation efforts; upgrades of schools, public bathrooms and other facilities in La Oroya; and livestock projects.

The Doe Run Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a privately held natural resource company focused on environmentally sound mineral production, recycling and metals fabrication. Based in St. Louis, the company and its subsidiaries serve as North America's largest integrated lead producer and third-largest total lead producer worldwide, employing more than 4,000 people. The company and its employees are committed to keeping its operations and communities clean and safe while producing essential raw materials – lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver – that are needed for everyday life. Doe Run and its subsidiaries have U.S. operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona, and South American operations in Peru. For more information, visit http://www.doerun.com.

Contact:
Christi Dixon
314-469-3500
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http://www.doerun.com

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May 25, 2021

Research and Markets: Tin Market Expected to be in Deficit Until at Least 2006

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c17905) has announced the addition of The Economics of Tin to their offering.

Dublin (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c17905) has announced the addition of The Economics of Tin to their offering.

In 2004, tin performed the best of the six base metals traded on the London Metal Exchange with prices increasing by almost 150% between August 2002 and May 2004. Tin's market strength is underpinned by increasing demand, stagnant supply and low inventories. The market is expected to be in deficit until at least 2006, with a shortfall of around 15kt in 2004. Projects in Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Argentina, Russia and the UK could add 25kt to mine supply over the next five years, with the first new production coming on-stream by the end of 2004. Tin consumption exceeded 300kt for the first time in 2003, and is expected to be around 330kt in 2004.

Demand is expected to increase in all end-use sectors over the next five years, but the fastest growth rates will be in solder and chemicals, with an overall rate of 3.5%py and resulting in a market of 365Ktpy in 2008. Chemical applications now provide a larger market than tinplate, which was once the major end use for tin before declining in the 1970s and 1980s, as a result of its decreasing use in beverage canning market. The fundamentals of the tin market point to continued strength well into 2006, with the price remaining between $8,000 and $9,500/t. There is, however, an argument for considerably higher prices, should world economies continue to grow at or about the rates seen in 2004, and tin supply struggles to keep pace.

'The Economics of Tin' analyses the key trends, issues and developments in the market. It provides a clear insight into all areas of the industry and an authoritative analysis of the prospects for the future.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c17905

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May 24, 2021

Universal Induction Hardening Work Centre

New four axis CNC controlled induction hardening work centre.

(PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- I&R; Pauk Induction Heating Services has completed the design of four axis induction hardening work centre.

Together with it’s partner 'Induktio d.o.o.', I&R; Pauk Induction Heating Services have developed universal work centre that can be used for hardening of variety of different parts up to a 4.5 tons in weight.

It is delivered with fully integrated multi frequency power supply that is designed to customer specification.

Flexibility and versatility of this work centre are amazing. It is controlled by Siemens CNC 840D controls that controls both, power supply and four axis of inductor and part movement.

It is design for induction hardening of the parts such are gears (helical, spur, bevel), sheaves, sprockets, track shoes for the big mining excavators, track rollers etc.

It comes equipped with quick change inductor clamp and automatic transformer ratio selector switch. This makes it perfect workcentre to handle parts such are track pads (track shoes) where up to three different inductors are used in process of hardening (roller surface, driving lug, bores).

Gearing products can be hardened in full automatic mode tooth by tooth. Gears can be up to 2.5meters in diameter with weight not exceeding 4.5 tons.

Cylindrical parts are hardened vertically and machine accepts parts up to 2meters in length. Diameter is only limited by the size of selected power supply.

Products such are sheaves and wheels can be up to 2.5 meters in diameter and are progressively hardened within one revolution.


It is truly an ultimate induction hardening work centre.

To find more about this product please visit www.pauk.com.au and fill in product inquiry form.

Contact:
Ivan Pauk
+61 8 9250 4084
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May 23, 2021

Tiger Resources Limited Acquires Interest in Brazilian Gold Project Announces David Zukerman

Tiger Resources Limited (ASX: TGS), an Australian exploration company based in Perth continues to invest in projects outside of Australia because of the greater potential to find and develop new resources. The company has added Brazil to its list of international interests with two new gold acquisitions in the Tapajos region in northern Brazil.

(PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Tiger Resources Limited (ASX: TGS), an Australian exploration company based in Perth continues to invest in projects outside of Australia because of the greater potential to find and develop new resources.

The company has added Brazil to its list of international interests with two new gold acquisitions in the Tapajos region in northern Brazil.

“This is a strategic investment in the world renowned Tapajos district which has traditionally produced up to 40 per cent of Brazil’s total gold output in the 1970s and 80s and even now some 80,000 garampeiros (local alluvial miners) are reported to be producing 200,000 to 300,000 ounces of gold annually from alluvial mining,” said Tiger Resources Executive Director, David Zukerman.

The two projects are the Bom Jardim Creek project in the southeast state of Para and the Rosa de Maio project in the state of Amazonas.

High grade gold bearing quartz veins are the dominant mineralization style of both projects, with lower grades found in the hosting wall rock alteration. Preliminary sampling of the Rosa de Maio Project has identified very high gold values within the quartz veins, including 108 g/t, 60 g/t and 11 g/t gold. Similar sampling within the Bom Jardin Project returned bonaza grades in excess of 100 g/t gold.

“We look for projects that include historical mine workings and favorable geology that are essentially untested for hard rock gold mineralization using modern exploration technology,” Mr. Zukerman said.

Among the major exploration and mining companies attracted to the region are Rio Tinto, Barrack Gold, Placer Dome, Phelps Dodge and Kinross Gold.

“Exploration to date within the project area for primary mineralization has been minimal and drilling has not previously been undertaken so our goal is to spend a minimum of US$1 million a year on drilling to delineate a significantly mineralized system,” Mr. Zukerman said.

About Tiger Resources Limited:
Tiger Resources Limited is an early identifier of world-class mining deposits in emerging resource provinces around the globe and has a major investment in two copper cobalt projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

About the Tapajos Province:
Located in northern Brazil, gold was first discovered in the district in the late 1950s. Official government estimates of total Tapajos alluvial gold production to 1993 place this at between 7 million and 10 million ounces, but actual production is believed to be two to three times higher.

Contact:
Thomas Murrell
+61893886888
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8M MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

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New Welding Web Site

In response to the needs of our customers, “The Tungsten Electrode Experts” at Diamond Ground Products would like to announce improvements and upgrades to DiamondGround.com.

Newbury Park, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- In response to the needs of our customers, “The Tungsten Electrode Experts” at Diamond Ground Products would like to announce improvements and upgrades to DiamondGround.com.

While the site will continue to focus on the entire Diamond Ground Products line of Tungsten, Tungsten Grinders, and Welding related consumables, it will also feature:
• Free Tungsten Guidebook downloads designed to educate welders on the proper selection and preparation of tungsten.
• Free tungsten sample request pages
• New sections on Tungsten Fabrication & Fiber Optic cleaver blades & electrodes.
• A new design and easier to navigate format

Don't take our word for it, check out www.diamondground.com today! For more information or to speak with a trained DGP representative, contact us today at 1-805-498-3837 3-7867 or e-mail e-mail protected from spam bots

Diamond Ground Products is dedicated to the improvement of weld quality & welder productivity, and maintains a reputation as the industry leader in tungsten and tungsten preparation. Our ongoing management philosophy is to provide quality product and receptive service that exceeds even the most stringent expectations.

For more information, contact:
Jim Elizarraz
Diamond Ground Products
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Handling Problems When Conveying Bulk and Powdered Materials Are Still Evident But Can Be Reduced By Adhering to Good Design Principles

Handling problems when conveying bulk and powdered materials are still evident but can be reduced by adhering to good design principles. This will always improve operational efficiency. This seminar will address the introduction of new British Standards, methods of feeding, carrying and discharging materials, conveyor plant safety, reliability, operation and successful plant upgrading.

(PRWEB) May 22, 2021 -- Presentations include "Know Your Material" by Lyn Bates, Managing Director, Ajax Equipment Ltd.
The behaviour of bulk solids takes a multitude of forms and many types of operating difficulty can arise if the all the various attributes of the material are not taken into proper account. A thorough understanding of the inter-relationship between the quantitative and qualitative factors of significance of the product, equipment, environment and operation is needed in order to establish an optimum design for solids handling equipment to give efficient and troublefree performance.

The discussion will include a review of the IMechE 'Guide to the Specification of Bulk Solids for Storage and Handling Applications', the recent British Standard BS8438 'Properties of Bulk Solids' and the British Materials Handling Board 'Glossary of Terms in Powder and Bulk Technology'. These publications highlight crucial features of significance that should be considered. Cases studies and examples will also be discussed.

"Conveyor Belt Properties and the Relevance of Current Standardisation Work" by Brian Rothery, Head of Development and Quality Assurance, Fenner PLC
The paper will examine the need for conveyor belts to have the required blend of mechanical and safety properties. Recent developments in standardisation will be discussed including the work behind the introduction of BS EN 12882 and its relevance to the Machinery Directive. Details of other ongoing work within the CEN and ISO conveyor belting committees will also be presented.

"Innovations in Variable Speed Conveyor Control" by Stephen Barker, Marketing Manager, Siemens Automation & Drives Plc
Over the last few years great improvements in variable speed drive technology have occurred which can provide significant benefits in conveying applications. In addition to the technological advances, additional requirements in system design also need to be correctly considered in order to offer regulatory compliance and optimum system performance. This paper seeks to explain the technical innovations, highlight the necessary system design constraints and provide guidance on the best practice application of VSD's in conveyor applications.

Other presentations include:
- "Opportunities for Improved Conveying"
- "Spillage Prevention"
- "Asset Management of Large Coal Conveying Plant"
- "Conveying the Safety Message"
- "Unique Applications of Troughed Belt Conveyors"

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Tiger Resources Limited Plans to Acquire Copper/Cobalt Projects in World Class Zambia-Congo Copper Belt in The Democratic Republic of Congo Says David Zukerman

Tiger Resources Limited (ASX: TGS), an Australian junior explorer based in Perth, plans to complete a bankable feasibility study on its newly acquired 3.7 million tonne copper/cobalt resource at Kabolela in the Democratic Republic of Congo having contained metal worth up to US$1.2 billion at today’s metal prices according to Executive Director, David Zukerman. The resource acquisition follows from an agreement to acquire copper/cobalt projects in the Congo/Zambian Copper Belt located in the southern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a joint venture with Groupe Orgaman, a large Belgium owned Congolese trading house.

(PRWEB) May 21, 2021 -- Tiger Resources Limited (ASX: TGS), an Australian junior explorer based in Perth, plans to complete a bankable feasibility study on its newly acquired 3.7 million tonne copper/cobalt resource at Kabolela in central Africa having contained metal worth up to US$1.2 billion at today’s metal prices.

The resource acquisition follows from an agreement to acquire copper/cobalt projects in the Congo/Zambian Copper Belt located in the southern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in a joint venture with Groupe Orgaman, a large Belgium owned Congolese trading house.

“This is a very advanced project with a big tonnage and importantly we will be able to quickly and easily process around 440,000 tonnes of mine tailings and waste dumps which are in addition to the 3.7 million tonne resource to provide early cash flow for the company. The value of contained metal in the dumps is approximately US120 million dollars,” said Tiger Resources Executive Director, David Zukerman.

The Kabolela deposit is located two hours drive north-west of the city of Lumbumbashi, which hosts an international airport with scheduled flights from Johannesburg in South Africa as well as Lusaka and Kinshasa in the DRC. Access is by a well-maintained gravel road and rail link.

“The Kabolela ore body was the subject of small scale mining between 1939 and 1945 and at today’s prices the value of the extracted minerals would be worth nearly US$500 million dollars,” Mr Zukerman said.

Sampling of the tailing dumps has returned just over one per cent copper and between 1.1 and 0.6 per cent cobalt.

“We’re planning the possibility of production start-up in the short term because of the mining infrastructures already in place such as former mine works, roads and concentrators as well as the availability of a trained labour force and mining contractors,” Mr Zukerman said.

About Tiger Resources Limited
Tiger Resources Limited is an early identifier of world-class mining deposits in emerging resource provinces around the globe.

About Orgaman
Groupe Orgaman has been operating in the Congo for over 70 years and has extensive interests in farming, agriculture, food production and distribution, transport, shipping, property development and resources. They are also the Congolese partners of ASX listed MOTO Gold Mines Limited (ASX:MTO) and the Tiger Resources Limited partnership represents the company’s first investment in the world renowned Kolwesi/Likasi Copper Cobalt Belt.

About Kabolela
The Kabolela deposit is located 45 km NW of Likasi in the middle of the Zambia Congo Copper belt of the Katanga Province of the DRC. It is a sulphide-hosted stratiform Cobalt-Copper deposit and its upper geological units hold supergene enrichment mineralisations. Historical mining has produced nearly 440,000 tonnes of ore grading 4.84 per cent copper and 2.38 per cent cobalt.

Contact: Thomas Murrell, 8M Media & Communications +61 417 984 996 or e-mail protected from spam bots or Executive Director, David Zukerman on T: +61 8 9481 7833, M: +61 401 285 571 or E: e-mail protected from spam bots

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May 19, 2021

Ask Filter Man Forum

Do you have a question about industrial filtration? Ask the experts! The new Ask Filter Man forum is an online industrial filtration community that will answer your questions about filtration at no cost or obligation to you.

(PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- The new Ask Filter Man forum is a community that provides industrial filtration answers within a 24-hour time period, and it is completely free.


Selecting the Right Filter for Your Process:
Factors to Consider

When selecting a filter for a particular application, the following criteria should be considered:
• How large is the process volume? What is the flow rate?
• Is it continuous or batch process?
• What are the material characteristics of the solids being removed? How large are the particles? Is the material hazardous? Can the material being removed be recycled back into the process?
• What are the waste disposal costs? How often do bags or cartridges need to be replaced? Can the waste volume be reduced or eliminated by switching to a different filtration method?
• What are the labor and downtime costs for filter or cartridge replacement? Can downtime be replaced or eliminated by switching to a different filtration method?

Here is your chance to tap in to a forum of RPA filtration specialist that have decades of experience. They understand the impact your filtration system can have on your process, and would like to help guide you in the selection of the right system for your application and process requirements.

Here is a sample of a few questions:
1. We have Sweet Gas Pipeline that contain a noticeable amount of black powder (Iron Oxides and Iron Sulfides) what will be the best filtration system for it Please note that the line size is 56" dia.

2. I have an aqueous and a solvent based systems with 5-150 micron pigment particles. What filtration system do you recommend for a batch(2000 gal)or 33 gal/min continuous operation.

3. I am looking for an alternative to our current method of filtration. We are filtering high viscosity materials (50,000 cps) at 15 microns. We are using wire mesh cloth and our of our major problems is blinding of the mesh. Our runs are short (less that 100 gallons), so I am looking for small units with minimal dead volume.

RPA Process Technologies owns four brands that have been in the filtration business for over one-hundred years. They are Ronningen-Petter, Filtres Philippe, Filtres Vernay, and Malaxeurs Guittard.

Here is your chance to let them share their knowledge gained by experience with you!

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May 17, 2021

Wastewater Treatment Ponds: Solar-Powered Circulators Provide Barrier to Noxious Odors at Shell Oil Martinez Refinery

Solar-powered circulators provide reliable wastewater odor control to prevent health hazards, public outrage and air quality citations –- along with major savings.

Dickinson, ND (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 17, 2005-- In wastewater treatment, the prevention of odors escaping from storage ponds is so problematic it is a disaster-waiting-to-happen. Even an occasional lapse in maintaining an effective odor cap can have dire consequences including health hazards, public outrage, and even shutdowns.

Such scenarios are not limited to sludge storage ponds. Industrial storage basins holding manufacturing effluents, and even rainwater, contain odor-producing sulfurous compounds that can waft over communities unless capped effectively.

“We are very concerned about maintaining an odor cap,” says David Williams, Project Engineer at Shell Oil for the Martinez, California refinery. “Our wastewater treatment pond is about 1/4 mile from the residential community. We’ve got a delicate situation where even just a slight amount of odor could arouse complaints from the community.”

William’s concern about wastewater odor control led him to looking for a new aeration technology to replace two brush aerators that had been attributed to incidents that produced odor complaints from local residents.

The solution was the SolarBee, a solar-powered water “circulator” from Pump Systems (www.solarbee.com) that aerates ponds by circulating the top two feet of water at a rate of up to 10,000 gallons per minute. This circulation occurs with a gentle, “near laminar” long-distance flow pattern that provides an oxygenated odor cap across the entire surface 24 hours a day.

This solution provided impressive cost savings. “Because the wastewater treatment pond is at a remote location, we had been using rented diesel generators to power the brush aerators,” Williams explains. The total rental costs for testing that system was about $15,000 a month. The alternative of powering the site from the grid would have cost up to $150,000 due to the remote location and electrical classification. As an added bonus, SolarBees reduce energy costs by $10,000/year compared to hard-wired aerators.

Williams reports that since the installation of the circulator systems, the Martinez wastewater treatment pond “has had zero odor complaints due to inadequate aeration.”

Contact:
Joel Bleth
Pump Systems
866-437-8076
www.solarbee.com

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May 16, 2022

Major Automotive Company Generates Over $60,000 of Annual Savings

In an effort to reduce operating costs, a major automotive company generated over $60,000 of annual savings, and a Return on Investment (ROI) in less than three months on their filter purchase. The idea was to discard the OEM-equipped replaceable media filters with the NEW Ronningen-Petter® self-cleaning magnetically coupled filter.

(PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- The process in question was a group of three machining centers that machine aluminum transmission parts. The fluid to be filtered--machine tool coolant--is designed to lubricate, cool, and flush contaminants away from the part and tool. The fluid is collected under the machining operation where it is routed through a set of weirs to separate out the large particulate. A pump then sends the fluid to a housing containing three large 75-micron cartridge filters.

The filters needed to be replaced three times per week, generating a tremendous amount of annual costs to the automotive company. An in-house filtration audit highlighted the recurring high costs of the cartridges cost of disposal labor for change out machining down time. Other costs and inconveniences include tool life concerns, the inability to separate harmful chips from the fluid, all resulting in borderline product quality and safety concerns.

In their search for a solution for the costly and recurring problem, the customer selected a Ronningen-Petter Magnetically Coupled Filter (MCF), which features a permanent self-cleaning slotted filter media, which effectively removes the harmful aluminum chips and fines from the coolant. The automotive company chose the Ronningen-Petter MCF filter for its spring-loaded cleaning disc design that continuously regenerates the open area of the filter media.

The engineers responsible for the machining centers requested tighter filtration, 50 micron, upon installation as a potential opportunity to increase tool life. The new Ronningen-Petter MCF filter was installed seamlessly into the existing space of the removed cartridge filter.

The new Ronningen-Petter MCF permanent self-cleaning filtration equipment positively affected the machining centers with its ability to more efficiently manage the full coolant flow and chip loading. The more efficient cleaning cycle and purge frequency were adjusted to meet the customer's needs. Extending the cycle times greatly increased the life of the moving parts, and allowed for a greater concentration of chips to be discharged. The purge, or concentrated chip stream, was rerouted three weeks into the installation back to a large paper band filter for recycling purposes.

The quality of the filtrate under the Ronningen-Petter MCF filter was evaluated every shift for the first few weeks to ensure the quality of the machined parts. Full evaluation of the economic impact of the MCF installation was completed following three months of continuous operation. The final review determined that the Ronningen-Petter MCF paid for itself within that three-month evaluation period.

How the MCF Works
Machining fluids enter the filter at the top inlet connection and flow into the 316L stainless-steel filter element. As the liquid passes from the inside to the outside of the filter element, unwanted particles are retained on the inside of the slotted screen. Filtered coolant passes thru the outlet connection to the downstream requirement.

With the Ronningen-Petter MCF filter, the collected debris is automatically wiped from the filter media by a cleaning disc that deposits the solids in the lower chamber of the housing, out of the flow path. An adjustable timer sets the cleaning disc stroke frequency.

Periodically, the collected debris gathered by the cleaning disc is purged from the lower chamber in less than a second, using system pressure. Like the stroke frequency, an adjustable timer presets the purge timer.

With shrinking budgets, increased production and reduction of labor forces, mechanically cleaned filtration such as the Ronningen-Petter MCF filter offers a tremendous advantage over replaceable media.

http://www.rpaprocess.com/Cleanable-Media-Magnetically-Coupled-Filter.asp

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May 15, 2022

Tiger Resources Limited Strengthens Board Says David Zukerman

Australian-based Tiger Resources Limited (ASX: TGS) has strengthened its Board of Directors with the appointment of two mining specialists with international expertise according to Executive Director, David Zukerman. Tiger Resources Limited is an early identifier of world-class mining deposits in emerging resource provinces around the globe. The main focus of Tiger Resources Limited are copper/cobalt projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and precious metal projects in Brazil.

(PRWEB) May 15, 2022 -- Tiger Resources Limited (ASX: TGS), an Australian-based mining exploration company has strengthened its Board of Directors with the appointment of two mining specialists with international expertise.

New Executive Director, Mark Gasson will be the full-time exploration director running the operations of Tiger’s new project in the Congo/Zambian Copper Belt located in the southern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

“This is an exciting development for the company and adds to our expertise in the exploration and development of world-class deposits in the Congo region,” said Tiger Resources Executive Director, David Zukerman.

Mr Gasson will be based out of Cape Town and responsible for the day to day running of Tiger’s African operations.

“Having someone on the ground in Africa with 20 years experience who can speak and read four local languages will save us time and money in fast-tracking this project,” Mr Zukerman said.

The other new Director is Klaus Eckhof, currently a Director of Moto Goldmines Limited.

“The considerable expertise of Klaus Eckhof will be invaluable to Tiger, particularly because of his success in acquiring and developing the Moto Gold Project in the Congo,” Mr Zukerman said.

About Tiger Resources Limited
Tiger Resources Limited is an early identifier of world-class mining deposits in emerging resource provinces around the globe.

About Mark Gasson B.Sc. (Hons)
Mark is a qualified geologist based in South Africa and has held senior positions with a number of Australian and International Mining Companies operating in Africa. He is currently the Exploration Manager-East Africa for Gallery Gold Limited. He is to join the Company in an Executive capacity and will be in charge of the Company’s overall exploration activities and responsible for project acquisition. He will direct the exploration and development of the Company’s recently acquired copper/cobalt projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and precious metal projects in Brazil.

About Klaus Eckhof Dipl. Geol. TU AusIMM
Klaus is a qualified geologist and a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He migrated to Australia in 1988 to work for Mount Edon Gold Mines (Aust) Limited in Australia, Asia and Africa. Since 1994 Klaus has managed his own geological consultancy company and has considerable experience in assessing and acquiring mineral prospects around the world including Africa, Asia and South America. He is currently a Director of Moto Goldmines Ltd and is credited with the acquisition of their substantial Moto Gold Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Contact: Thomas Murrell, 8M Media & Communications +61 417 984 996 or e-mail protected from spam bots or Executive Director, David Zukerman on T: +61 8 9481 7833, M: +61 401 285 571 or E: e-mail protected from spam bots

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May 13, 2022

DOJ Files Civil Action Against MagCorp for PCB Violations

Leading U.S. polluter, US Magnesium Corporation of Salt Lake City, has been on the EPA's list as the largest toxic air polluter in the country. Though it emissions have improved, they are still significant. Local inventor said he demonstrated the successful burning of some of their emissions for energy and clean-up, but they declined to integrate the technique.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil action against US Magnesium Corporation (MagCorp) of Salt Lake City Thursday for illegal manufacture, disposal and lack of cleaning PCB waste.

MagCorp is the only producer of primary magnesium in the United States, drawing from the Great Salt Lake. They also manufacture liquid chlorine.

This is not the first time MagCorp has been charged. For nearly 13 years, they topped the EPA's list as the largest toxic air polluter in the country. In 1998, MagCorp emitted 57.7 million pounds of chlorine gas into the atmosphere. By 2003, they had reduced that down to 2.9 million pounds. The waste-water ditches around USMC-SLC are contaminated with dioxin at levels as high as 170 parts per billion. EPA action levels for clean-up begin at one part per billion. (ref)

According to today's filing, PCBs are toxic chemicals that are extremely stable and persistent in the environment. They have been proven to cause liver damage, adverse skin effects, and changes in other biological functions, and are suspected of causing cancer in humans. PCBs bioaccumulate in humans and other organisms.

When MagCorp propositioned the local government about locating their facilities in Utah in 1969, a deal was struck in which MagCorp was promised certain tax advantages and a set power rate of 2 cents per kilowatt hour of energy, in exchange for so many jobs brought into the economy. The 30-year electricity contract expired in 1999, and, after several years of court disputes, was renewed at 2.514 cents per kW-h in Nov. 2004. That amount is slightly lower than "cost of service" according to Public Service Commission docket number 03-035-19. (ref) A good rate for municipalities purchasing power at wholesale rates is 4 cents per kW-h.

Though MagCorp filed for bankruptcy on August 2, 2001, the principals do not seem to be hurting for cash. According to KSL radio in Salt Lake City, one of the members of the board of directors of the Renco Group, Inc, which owns MagCorp, Ira Rennart, recently bought an entire city block outside of New York City (Hampton) and built a multi a mansion worth tens of millions of dollars.

Late in 1994, Salt Lake City inventor, Paul Pantone took a sample of the emissions from MagCorp and demonstrated that he could burn it in his GEET engine. He noted significant reduction in toxic emissions. When he approached two MagCorp engineers about integrating this solution, they said to him, "You don't seem to understand. We do not have an emissions problem." When Pantone pointed out the extent of paint corrosion on the cars in their parking lot, again, they denied that the emissions from their plant were to blame. Pantone has a phone conference appointment tomorrow morning with Tom Tripp, a manager at MagCorp, to present this proposal once again.

Pantone commented that when he first moved to Salt Lake City, he noticed that the bridges appeared as though they had been acid washed. When he learned of MagCorp and investigated their facility, he realized why this is the case, considering the amount of acid steam emitted from the plant. He thinks he can make a difference. Will MagCorp listen?

Perhaps Mr. Rennart can spare some of his personal wealth for some research and development into Pantone's claim.

The above story by Sterling D. Allan, Executive Directory of PES Network Inc, is published at
http://pesn.com/2005/05/12/6900093_MagnesiumCorporation_of_America/

Source material and related sites are linked there.

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May 10, 2022

Atlanta Seminars to Discuss Future Surge in China's Energy Consumption

New Jersey consulting firm Business Restoration Partners will conduct two one-day seminars in Atlanta during the first week of June that will address the alarming rise in Chinese energy consumption. (Go to www.business-restoration-partners.com for seminar info) International economist James A. McCune will cover the segment on China's economic outlook, as well as the segment on long-term forces impacting the U.S. economy.

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) May 10, 2022 -- New Jersey consulting firm Business Restoration Partners will conduct two one-day seminars in Atlanta during the first week of June that will address the alarming rise in Chinese energy consumption. (go to www.business-restoration-partners.com for seminar info) International economist James A. McCune will cover the segment on China's economic outlook, as well as the segment on long-term forces impacting the U.S. economy.


Atlanta seminar attendees will hear Mr. McCune make the case that China is poised to import 10 million barrels of oil per day by 2010 – an amount roughly triple what they imported in 2004. This result, or anything near it, will affect all of China’s competitors, including anyone who drives a car!

The Atlanta seminars will focus on changing patterns of consumption and development that have already begun to increase the energy intensity of China’s economic growth. This trend, says McCune, will only intensify going forward: “For the ten years between 1990 and 2000,” McCune states, “China’s real GDP grew at an average rate of 10% per year, while energy consumption grew 3% per year. This means energy usage per unit of real output fell about 6% per year...but this is changing fast.”

“This trend abruptly turned around in 2002,” McCune says, “with energy consumption growing 2 percentage points faster than real GDP.” With China’s jump in oil imports during 2004 already having a significant tightening effect on the oil market, and on oil prices, “this is just the beginning,” says McCune, “with new auto plants being built rapidly, and with 50 million or so Chinese that make over $7,000 per year, China is on the verge of explosive growth in both auto production and auto purchases, and it takes a great deal of energy both to make them and to drive them.”

But according to economist McCune, it's not just autos driving China's energy consumption.

Ten million barrels of oil imported every day would be bad enough, but McCune is concerned that his forecast has a real chance of being too low: “China's place in its development cycle suggests that future growth will be higher up the value added chain, and therefore more capital and energy intensive than in the past. Adding this to the auto component, energy growth per unit of real economic growth could actually be higher than the 1.2% per year I have built in...but if it is, something will probably come unglued along the way.” (Go to www.business-restoration-partners.com for info on attending one of the Atlanta seminars.)

In Atlanta Mr. McCune hopes to get some lively input from seminar participants. “The study isn't finished yet,” he states. “I plan to tweak the China forecast based on input from the Atlanta seminars and have the finished report available to the general public by the end of June.”

Persons interested in attending one of the Atlanta seminars on China can go to www.business-restoration-partners.com for more information on the topics covered in the seminars and how to register, or they can call Mr. McCune at the number listed below.

Business Restoration Partners is an economic and financial consulting firm offering analytical tools and advice to help U.S. businesses compete in today's difficult business environment.

Contact Information:
James A. McCune
Business Restoration Partners, LLC
609 933 2687
http://www.business-restoration-partners.com

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May 03, 2022

C-Byte Supports MySQL 5.0, the Database for e-Business Computing

C-Byte Leverages MySQL Scalability and Partitioning; Supports More Users, More Data and Faster Query Responses

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) May 3, 2022 -- C-Byte, Inc., the leading supplier of open Data Center Ready systems, today announced support for MySQL 5.0, the Database for e-Business Computing, on C-Byte's family of servers. C-Byte's servers have been designed to take full advantage of MySQL for high-end, mission critical applications that support terabytes of data, tens of thousands of users and large decision support queries.

"The decision to use MySQL was easy because the system runs on its own," said Terry Ewing, Associated Press (AP). "The key benefits of using the MySQL database are its performance, its stability and its low total cost of ownership. Bottom line: it just works."

MySQL, the Database for e-Business Computing, manages large amounts of information securely, reliably and economically across the internet. MySQL is a versatile information platform that enables high-speed transactions, better business decisions, and sophisticated object-relational applications. Built on a foundation of proven technology, MySQL is designed to lower an organization's computing costs, manage all types of data, and deliver faster information access to all kinds of users.

"The powerful combination of MySQL and C-Byte will allow our customers to manage business information on a whole new scale," said Trevor Biscope, C-Byte's Chairman. "Through network computing, employees are being empowered from the top down with server-based information systems so they can make better, more informed decisions and improve their company's effectiveness. MySQL on our Intel-based systems will meet the growing demand for large corporations, performing more business queries against larger data sets for more users."

Since Yahoo! Finance started using MySQL, the database's popularity has grown within the company, and many of Yahoo's other world-wide properties are now using MySQL too. "We have used MySQL far more than anyone expected," stated Jeremy Zawodny, Yahoo!'s MySQL expert. "We went from experimental to mission-critical in a couple of months. Once others saw it, they jumped on board."

C-Byte's servers are a robust, scaleable Data Center Ready server that minimizes customers' risk of implementing complex business applications in an open systems environment. C-Byte's technology delivers enterprise-level performance by seamlessly connecting multiple Intel microprocessor's - handling up to 252 processors in a single server.

"Today's mission-critical e-business applications require a database that can support tens of thousands of concurrent users and tens of terabytes of data," said Biscope. "The combination of MySQL and C-Byte provides our customers with unparalleled power and performance for increasingly demanding e-business and on-line transaction processing applications."

"MySQL has proven itself to be exceptionally fast and reliable," said Michael Alvarez, Sony International (Europe) GmbH. "It is simple enough for us to rapidly develop small projects and powerful enough to successfully implement large projects."

Ask us a question, call toll free 800-601-3729 Canada/US, International customers can dial +1-403-770-7818, or query us on line at https://www.c-byte.com/direct/mysql.php

About MySQL
MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools. The company's flagship product is MySQL, the world's most popular open source database, with more than six million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Sabre Holdings, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.

With headquarters in Sweden and the United States - and operations around the world - MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please visit www.mysql.com

About C-Byte
C-Byte, Inc. based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, is a leading architect and provider of open client/server systems for commercial computer applications in on-line transaction processing, decision support and messaging.

C-Byte provides professional consulting and educational services to ensure successful systems solutions. The company develops and markets scalable computing systems that support enterprise wide applications and information services: our server series running on UNIX operating system, and the server family running on the Microsoft Windows operating system. Since the launch of its symmetric multiprocessor family of systems in 1989, C-Byte has installed more than 6,000 large-scale systems worldwide.

For further information, phone C-Byte at 800-601-3729 or visit our Web site at http://www.c-byte.com , or purchase online at http://www.c-byte.com/direct/.

All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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