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  • China Rolls Out Welcome Mat For Electric Cars: Ganfeng Lithium Partners With International Lithium In Argentina And Ireland. $ILC.v $TNR.v $TSLA $LIT

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    China Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Electric Cars: Ganfeng Lithium Partners with International Lithium in Argentina and Ireland.

    Financial Post:

    China Rolls Out Welcome Mat for Electric Cars: Ganfeng Lithium partners with International Lithium in Argentina and Ireland.

    According to the World Bank, air pollution costs China as much as $300-billion a year in health problems and productivity losses.

    In response, the Chinese central government just announced a slate of pro-electric car policies, including slashing charging station rates by 30%. Navigant Research predicts that global lithium ion battery sales will increase 400% by 2023.

    A Canadian company is strategically positioned to benefit from this macro-trend.

    On Aug. 5, International Lithium Corp (ILC-TSX.V) announced that it has secured 100% interest in the Mariana lithium brine property in Argentinawhile finalizing a joint venture with Ganfeng Lithium (002460-SHE) - a $1.3-billion Chinese goliath producing industrial grade lithium for new energy, new medicine, and other industries.

    "Ganfeng has an army of lithium-focused geologists who looked at projects in every corner of the planet," stated ILC president Kirill Klip in an exclusive interview, "but they chose ILC to do business with. This is a big de-risking factor for our current and future shareholders. The Chinese do their homework. They believe in the geology of our assets, our management and our development strategy."

    Ganfeng is in the process of buying a lithium battery company in China. That transaction is expected to be completed Q4 2014. They are currently one of the world's top lithium producers.

    Under the terms of the agreement, Ganfeng now holds an 80% interest in the Mariana project and they will loan ILC up to $2-million to cover ILC's required contribution to the joint venture.

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    HandoutVertically integrated Ganfeng Lithium holds an 80% interest in ILC'S Mariana project in Argentina - de-risking it financially and geologically.

    Klip is a MBA-trained economist who has extensive experience in banking, transportation, mining, telecommunications and internet industries.

    ILC was initially spun out of TNR Gold Corp., a mineral exploration company with a strong portfolio of assets such as the Shotgun gold project in Alaska and the back-in rights to McEwen Mining's world renowned Los Azules copper property in Argentina. TNR Gold holds 25.5% in ILC. Ganfeng Lithium holds 17.5%. Klip is the largest individual shareholder in ILC. The company is tightly held by the insiders and management.

    ILC retains the right to "buy back" a 10% interest in the Mariana property by repaying Ganfeng 10% of its total incurred exploration costs.

    "In the context of junior mining, the partnership with Ganfeng is the best possible scenario," stated Klip, "we have gained a strong international strategic partner and an exploration budget with minimal dilution to the share structure."

    The recent acquisition of the Taca Taca copper deposit by First Quantum Minerals has confirmed Klip's view that mining investment in Argentina will increase. Both Taca Taca and Mariana are located in Salta, Argentina, a mining friendly province and heart of the South American Lithium Triangle. Infrastructure development work at nearby Taca Taca is expected to benefit the Mariana project.

    "I spent many years developing an integrated Lithium strategy with Ganfeng's chairman, Liangbin Li, and vice-chairman, Wang Xiaoshen," stated Klip, "I think it is fair to say that we understand one another, and that Li is receptive to our geological expertise."

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    HandoutKirill Klip, president of International Lithium, right, and Li Liangbin, president with Ganfeng Lithium

    China is competing with other countries for lithium supply. Tesla Motors (TSLA-NASDAQ) planned "gigafactory" will more than double the current global lithium ion battery production.

    "Ganfeng inspected projects in Australia, North America, Europe and other projects in Argentina," confirms Klip, "But the Ganfeng team circled back to us and chose to make a sizeable financial investment in two of our projects, in Argentina and Ireland."

    Ganfeng have also finalized a joint venture agreement with ILC on the Blackstairs Lithium project in Ireland, exercising an option to acquire 51% of the Blackstairs project with the possibility to acquire an additional 24% in the project by spending $10-million within 10 years or producing a positive feasibility study. A budget for the first phase of 1.6-million euro has just been announced on Blackstairs.

    Ganfeng Lithium is a vertically integrated lithium business. As well as mineral development, they produce lithium batteries so they are looking to ILC as a future source of raw materials for their production chain in China.

    ILC and Ganfeng will now begin an accelerated program to develop a pilot plant in Argentina. This project is currently being budgeted. Ganfeng's technological expertise and research facilities are expected to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in on-going development and feasibility studies. A recently signed trade agreement between China and Argentina provides state-level support for the joint venture.

    "The Mariana project has a high potassium-lithium ratio" stated Xiaoshen. "This will make the cost of the lithium resource very competitive. We believe this project will have a bright future considering the fast growing lithium demand for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles."

    ILC's agenda is to become a primary source of lithium to meet the increasing demand of its strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium.

    "For people who have been to China, and understand the way they do business, this partnership is a very significant milestone," stated Kirill. "Our projects have passed through a rigorous testing procedure by a sophisticated team of international lithium geologists. This is the financial and strategic catalyst for our next phase of growth."

    Last month, the Chinese government announced a new mandate that by 2016 at least 30% of all automobiles purchased by the government must be electric.

    ILC is currently trading at .03 with a market cap of $2.7-million.

    This story was provided by Market One Media for commercial purposes. Postmedia had no involvement in the creation of this content."

    International Lithium Presentation May 2014 from Kirill Klip

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  • TNR Gold Acquires Critical Element REE Project In Labrador. $TNR.v $ILC.v $MCP $REE $AAPL $TSLA

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    TNR Gold Acquires Critical Element REE Project in Labrador.

     

    2014 Report On the International Rare Earth Metals Market - Forecast to 2018

    At TNR Gold we are involved not only in Lithium with our stake in International Lithium, but also in REE projects development. We are following closely the changing landscape and identifying new opportunities in this very important market of Strategic Critical Materials. Their applications are spread from Electric Motors to Solar and Wind Power generation and to the Displays of your Mobile Devices.

    TNR Gold Acquires Critical Element REE Project in Labrador

    Vancouver, B.C. / TNW-ACCESSWIRE / August 11, 2014 / TNR Gold Corp. (the "Company" or "TNR) (TSX VENTURE:TNR.V ) has acquired through staking mineral exploration rights totalling 2,050 hectares within the Flowers River Igneous Suite located in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The project area is approximately 25 kilometres from tidewater and 50 kilometres west of the community of Hopedale, Labrador.

    TNR Gold, through its "lead generator business model", identified the Nuiklavik project as highly prospective for rare earth elements ("REEs"). TNR successfully applied the project generator strategy most recently in 2010/2011 when the Company identified theMariana lithium brine and Blackstairs lithium pegmatite projects, that became key to International Lithium Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ILC.V), a Lithium metals focused company spun out of TNR and currently partnered with a prominent lithium products producer, Ganfeng Lithium International Ltd., Co., based in China.

    The Nuiklavik project area was briefly examined in the 1950s by Brinex, but saw no further exploration until Altius Resources Inc. ("Altius") targeting volcanic hosted uranium-type mineralization from 2006 to 2008. Altius sampled several rare earth occurrences, complementing earlier mapping and sampling work by the Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador ("GSNL") in the 1980s and 1990s. All samples reported to date are grab samples and have returned assays of up to 1.4% zirconium oxide, 1.27% yttrium oxide, 1.15% niobium oxide and 1.1% total rare earth oxides with heavy REEs accounting for up to 67% of the total rare earths (Rare Elements Resources press release dated January 7, 2010). Grab samples are by nature selective and therefore may not be representative of mineralization on the property. Altius sold the project to Rare Element Resources Ltd. ("RER") in 2010. In 2012 RER made a decision to no longer maintain the mineral claims in favour of focusing on the exploration and development of their Bear Lodge REE Project.

    "The Nuiklavik project is the next step in TNR's strategy to identify and generate projects of high value ahead of the curve. Several countries around the world have conducted research and identified potential future supply constraints of certain metals, naming them "critical metals". These are elements that are deemed essential to manufacturing industries in these countries. TNR is focussed on generating projects hosting critical elements needed for certain high tech and renewable energy industries. These elements are usually produced as by-products from other mining and industrial activities. A number of the rare earth elements which includes both heavy and light rare earths, are on the "critical" list. The supply chain from China is expected to decrease over the next few years and many REE sources outside China are dominated by the non-critical REEs. TNR has also recognized that many of the advanced stage REE exploration projects face significant cost challenges specifically related to infrastructure (as projects tend to be quite remote) and metallurgy (extracting individual rare earth oxides). TNR's team believes the geology and geochemistry of the Nuiklavik volcanics indicate the potential to host mineralization that is enriched in critical elements. The Property location, only 25 kilometres from tidewater, potentially gives it an infrastructure advantage. As done with International Lithium Corp., TNR is seeking a strategic partner with the technical expertise and end-use demand to facilitate the advancement and if warranted, the development of the project." Mr. Kirill Klip, Non-Executive Chairman of TNR.

    TNR Gold Investor Presentation March 2014 from Kirill Klip

    OTHER NEWS

    Further to the Company's June 13, 2014 news release announcing a grant of stock options, the Company has cancelled 1,125,000 stock options on June 13, 2014.

    ABOUT TNR GOLD Corp. (www.tnrgoldcorp.com)

    Over the past twenty-one years TNR, through its lead generator business model, has been successful in generating high quality exploration projects around the globe. With the Company's expertise, resources and industry network, it is well positioned to aggressively identify, source, explore, partner and continue to expand its project portfolio.

    TNR Gold recently reported an inferred mineral resource at the Shotgun Gold project in Alaska containing 20,734,313 tonnes at 1.06 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold for a total of 705,960 ounces gold ("Au") using a 0.5 g/t Au cut-off (see news release dated 22 April 2013).

    TNR is also a major shareholder of International Lithium Corp. (TSX:ILC.V) ("ILC"), a company created by TNR to advance its internationally acquired lithium prospects. TNR currently holds about 25.5% of the outstanding shares of ILC.

    At its core, TNR provides significant exposure to gold and copper through its holdings in Alaska and Argentina and is committed to continued generation of in-demand projects, while diversifying its markets and building shareholder value.

    John Harrop, PGeo, FGS, is a "Qualified Person" as defined under NI 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

    For further details please see our website at http://www.tnrgoldcorp.com/s/NewsReleases.asp

    On behalf of the board,

    Gary Schellenberg

    President

    Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this Q&A. Statements in this Q&A other than purely historical information, historical estimates should not be relied upon, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, are forward-looking statements. Q&A may contain certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including risks inherent in resource exploration and development. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

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    There are NO Qualified Persons among the authors of this blog as it is defined by NI 43-101, we were NOT able to verify and check any provided information in the articles, news releases or on the links embedded on this blog; you must NOT rely in any sense on any of this information in order to make any resource or value calculation, or attribute any particular value or Price Target to any discussed securities.

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    Aug 12 6:30 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Dump The Pump: Powered By Lithium - Calculate The Cost To Drive An Electric Car. $TSLA $KNDI $ILC.v $TNR.v $LIT

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    Kirill Klip.:

    Powered By Lithium: Calculate the Cost to Drive an Electric Car.

    Among many other questions we have discussed on this blog, the economic benefits of electric cars are among the most important for them to take our roads in numbers by storm. Now you can easily calculate your own economic incentive of being green:

    UC DAVIS: EV Explorer.

     

    Elon Musk With Tesla Gigafactory Starts The Race To Secure Supply Of Lithium Batteries And Lithium.

    International Lithium Presentation May 2014 from Kirill Klip

    "I would like to share with you the very interesting summary from Seeking Apha on this subject. It confirms my personal observations of the investment and M&A trends in our Lithium industry today. I will share with you few quotes and links which will help you to understand International Lithium strategy and, what is very important, how our strategic partner Ganfeng Lithium sees this megatrends from the ground of the world's biggest auto market in the world in China. Read more"
    Powered by Lithium: Clean Electric Cars - Renewables to Get Most of $7.7 Trillion Power Investments

    Is Tesla, Apple and Foxconn A Match Made In Heaven To Make Electric Apple iCar Under $15k?

    Where On Earth All The Lithium Will Come From?

    Who Will Make Enough Lithium Batteries For Electric rEvolution?

     

    Lithium Catalyst: Hydrogen Dreams And Write-down Of Two-thirds Of US Shale Oil Explodes Fracking Myth.

     

    No Danger From Magnetic Fields In Electric Cars As Their Sales Have Doubled Every Year For Three Years.

    and why it all matters to you:

     

    Peak Oil Is Back! - IEA Write-down Of Two-thirds Of US Shale Oil Explodes Fracking Myth.

    ECT.coop:

     

    Calculate the Cost to Drive an Electric Car

    By Michael W. Kahn | ECT Staff WriterPublished: August 8th, 2014

    So you're thinking about buying an electric car, but can't help wonder whether you'll really be saving money. A new online tool helps you figure out what the cost to drive from point A to point B in any four vehicles, whether they're gasoline-fueled, pure electric or plug-in hybrids.
    The EV Explorer is the brainchild of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis.
    "Just enter your start and finish commute locations and frequency of travel, and the yearly energy costs for the four vehicles will instantly appear side-by-side," Michael Nicholas, lead researcher at the institute's Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center, wrote in a blog post.
    The EV Explorer can compare cars as new as model year 2015 and as old as 1984. It allows users to enter several variables, including the kilowatt-hour price they pay for electricity, the local cost of gasoline, and how frequently they make the trip.
    "You can even specify the location of a public charging station you use and its charging price to get an accurate cost for public charger use," Nicholas added.

    ECT.coop put the EV Explorer to the test on two staff commutes.

    One is a 34-mile roundtrip, made five days a week in a 2010 Toyota Yaris. Figuring gasoline at $3.43 per gallon, and a Dominion Virginia Power rate of 7 cents per kilowatt-hour, with all charging done at home, the EV Explorer calculated that:
    • The annual gasoline cost for the Yaris is $856

    • Making the trip in a 2014 Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid (PHEV) would cost $418 ($359 in gas and $59 in electricity)

    • The commute in a 2014 Chevrolet Volt PHEV would cost $217 strictly for electricity

    • The commute in an all-electric 2014 Nissan Leaf would cost $186

    ECT.coop then looked at a second staffer commuting 77 miles roundtrip, five days a week, in a 2005 Acura RL. He pays $3.95 for high-octane gas, and as a member of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative pays about 10 cents per kwh. With all charging done at home, EV Explorer determined that:

    • The annual gasoline cost for the Acura is $3,162

    • A 2014 Chevy Volt PHEV would cut that to $1,169 ($823 for gas and $346 for electricity)

    • In a 2014 Toyota Prius PHEV the cost would fall to $1,113 ($1,030 for gas and $83 for electricity)

    • The all-electric Nissan Leaf would get the cost down to $601

    "Even though it was designed for California and the United States, it can work anywhere in the world, by finding a close fuel economy match to any of the more than 34,000 vehicles in the fueleconomy.gov database and, of course, by converting to metric," Nicholas noted. ECT.coop."

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    There are NO Qualified Persons among the authors of this blog as it is defined by NI 43-101, we were NOT able to verify and check any provided information in the articles, news releases or on the links embedded on this blog; you must NOT rely in any sense on any of this information in order to make any resource or value calculation, or attribute any particular value or Price Target to any discussed securities.

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    Aug 12 6:07 AM | Link | Comment!
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