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From: PaperPerson8/15/2012 7:32:41 PM
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MJNA making a nice move above a three-cent one-year moving average. Fundamentals falling into place now that move has started.

Blue line is 50 week MA. On bakance volume line above and below office chart support validity of breakout.


Medical Marijuana, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Revenue and Income Quarter Over Quarter Increase Of Over 1200 Percent From Same Period Last Year
Last update: 8/15/2012 9:37:00 AM
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA), one of the medical marijuana (MMJ) industry's premier cannabis and hemp industry innovators, today announced its second quarter earnings. The company earned net income of approximately $1.47 million on gross revenues of $2.40 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. This represents a gross revenue increase of 1200 plus percent quarter-over-quarter when compared to revenue of $196,748 for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Operating expenses and cost of goods sold totaled approximately $930,000 for the quarter.
Operational and development highlights
Operating highlights of the quarter were as follows:
Completed the acquisition of Dixie Elixirs & Edibles brand, intellectual property, proprietary formulas and extraction processes. In conjunction it formed Red Dice Holdings, as was announced in late April, to develop manufacturing and distribution partnerships for Dixie in every state and country that has legalized medical cannabis. Finalized national and international product development for Q 3 online and retail sales launch.
Begun hemp-based extraction product development beyond the medical marijuana industry, crossing into the nationally legal category of health and wellness with such products as sleep aids, topical and pain management. A market launch of the new products is expected by the end of the second quarter.
Brought PhytoSPHERE systems on-line and will begin to market the benefits of its seed-to-sale product growth and cultivation technology worldwide.
Completed Hemp Oil CBD production at facility "1". Commercialized and expanded production to meet next 12-24 month demand.
Completed the acquisition of CanCHEW Bio-Technologies, secured regional GMP manufacturing partner, as well as produced first U.S. based sample production.
Submitted company's portfolio of products to European Health Authorities for Over-The-Counter (OTC) approvals.
Started clinical development five of the fifty five products.
In addition, since the close of the second quarter, Medical Marijuana, Inc. has:
Finalized U.S. and International CBD product launch plan.
Produced over 35-million doses worth of CBD Oil for MJNA product sales.
Formally started the negotiations and final terms for the acquisition of a chain of retail health and wellness facilities in the U.S. with revenues in excess of $8.0 million annually.
Sold its first batch of commercialized CBD Oil.
Contracted for the production of 300KG of CBD oil for $7.5 million.
Sourced Arizona, California, European Dixie Brand and CanCHEW distribution partners.
Signed closing docs for Lotus Capital $2.0 million line of credit.
Comments regarding operations and outlook
"The second quarter of 2012 cemented Medical Marijuana, Inc.'s path," said Michael Llamas, President of Medical Marijuana, Inc. "We have spent this last year and a half essentially getting our house in order by clarifying the growth strategy and systematically identifying, acquiring and growing early stage companies across the spectrum of the MMJ and hemp industries from product development and production, to retail sales. As witnessed by our strong quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year growth, there is tremendous opportunity in this industry and that opportunity is growing rapidly at home and abroad. With the acquisition of the Dixie brand we have secured our product development, manufacturing, sales and customer services platform, which now enables the company to focus on developing its online sales and retail sales, while allowing MJNA to develop and acquire additional brands and integrate them seamlessly into our overall sales platform thus allowing our strong growth to continue. With the investment and development of CanCHEW, the company has cemented MJNA's place in the future cannabinoid pharmaceutical drug delivery system. We feel this is truly a revolutionary product."
"In 2012 we have continued to build a strong foundation in which grow the MJNA's portfolio. We appreciate the continued support of our dedicated team and shareholders," stated Michael Llamas, President of Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Our mission is to be the premier cannabis and hemp industry innovators, leveraging our team of professionals to source, evaluate and purchase value-added companies and products, while allowing them to keep their integrity and entrepreneurial spirit. We strive to create awareness within our industry, develop environmentally friendly, economically sustainable businesses, while increasing shareholder value.

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To: esalad who wrote (4655)8/16/2012 8:16:27 AM
From: PaperPerson
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Put and call options on SSL/SAND to come. Writing covered calls is an excellent way to safely generate income in a portfolio.

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From: aknahow8/21/2012 11:43:20 PM
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Negative implications for platinum. Indirect favorable for gold.

The night that platinum died?

Nanostellar's Mixed-Phase NO Oxidation Catalyst (Noxicat™) Continues to gain recognition among customers and scientific community Noxicat™ based paper published in the magazine Science: Mixed-Phase Oxide Catalyst Based on Mn-Mullite ( Sm, Gd)Mn2O5 for NO Oxidation in Diesel Exhaust
By Nanostellar, Inc.

Nanostellar, Inc.
Last modified: 2012-08-18T13:06:23Z

Published: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 - 6:06 am

Copyright 2012 . All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 18, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Nanostellar, Inc., a company developing materials for automotive emissions control and other cleantech applications announced that a paper based on its Noxicat™ catalyst has been published in the August 2012 issue of Science. Noxicat™ has already received considerable interest from manufacturers of light-duty and heavy-duty diesel engines for its ability to help engine manufacturers reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions while dramatically reducing the cost of doing so.

Oxides of nitrogen (NOx) produced during the combustion process in diesel engines are strictly regulated greenhouse gasses. Efficient conversion of NOx into nitrogen in vehicles using diesel engines requires oxidizing some NO into NO2. Currently, the industry practice is to use high levels of platinum, which saddles the engine manufacturers with extremely high cost and low stability under hydro-thermal conditions to which these systems are exposed.

"We achieved the goal of finding a NO oxidation catalyst that performs better than platinum, does not use any precious metals and is hydrothermally stable" remarked Geoffrey McCool, who invented this material. Noxicat™ is stable within diesel exhaust temperature range, while platinum based solutions tend to sinter and loose activity when exposed at temperatures higher than 750 degrees C. This novel material starts being active at temperatures as low as 120 degrees C with NO to NO2 conversion maxima of ~45% higher than that achieved with Pt after prolonged thermal aging. Structurally, the active site was found to be a Mn-Mn dimer on stepped mullite surfaces. "According to my density functional theory calculations, Noxicat's active site has a comparable rate limiting step to that of platinum," stated Weichao Wang, leading author of Science article.

"In addition to significantly reducing the costs of emissions control systems, Noxicat™ has numerous performance benefits over the incumbent platinum based catalysts" commented Pankaj Dhingra, Nanostellar's President and CEO. "Noxicat™ enables higher fuel efficiency by allowing engine designers to reduce the frequency of filter regeneration events and allows for redesign of the emissions control system for further optimization."

Dr. Bulent Yavuz, Nanostellar's vice president of sales and marketing who has been monitoring the reaction of early customers stated that "Noxicat™ has created an unprecedented level of excitement among heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers for both its performance benefits and its promise of significant cost reductions. The commercialization efforts received a further boost when customer testing revealed that Noxicat™ is able to regenerate itself after exposure to fuel-borne sulfur."

About Nanostellar

Nanostellar develops advanced catalysts for emissions control and other cleantech applications. These solutions are developed using the Company's innovative Rational Design Methodology which incorporates computational methods, nano-materials synthesis expertise and strong characterization techniques.

In 2008 the World Economic Forum recognized Nanostellar as a Technology Pioneer, an honor it bestows on those companies whose innovations are expected to have a critical impact on the future of business and society. In 2011 Nanostellar was named as a top emerging catalyst company by Lux Research, an independent research and advisory firm providing strategic advice and on-going intelligence on emerging technologies.

The company is located in Silicon Valley, California, and is funded by venture capital and other private investors.

For more information, visit

Nanostellar is a registered trademark of Nanostellar, Inc. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Nanostellar, Inc.

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To: PaperPerson who wrote (4656)9/1/2012 5:36:11 AM
From: PaperPerson
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Coming soon: Pot chewing gum?
By Chris Kilham
Published August 31, 2012

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Maybe it just had to happen. This October, a cannabis-based chewing gum will hit marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, California, Arizona and Washington, D.C. This roll-out will follow on the heels of a dizzying array of home-made pot-based candies, baked goods, honeys, and elixirs – most of which are produced in the local areas where the cannabis shops conduct business. The gum, called Can Chew, is a collaboration of San Diego-based Medical Marijuana Inc., and Can Chew Technologies, a San Diego chewing gum technology company headquartered in the Netherlands.
Can Chew has developed a cannabis chewing gum containing Dronabinol, or THC, for people suffering from Alzheimer’s, appetite loss, multiple sclerosis and nausea. Through their technology, they are able to produce a gum that when chewed, releases fine particles of THC into the oral mucosa – the lining of the mouth – allowing for rapid absorption of the cannabis compound. According to the company, this allows for speedy relief from pain, nausea, tension and loss of appetite. According to Dr. Philip Van Damme of Can Chew, chronic pain sufferers, early and late-stage cancer patients and even anorexics can experience relief with the gum.
Cannabis has steadily emerged as a medicine for the treatment of nausea, glaucoma, pain, and a variety of neurodegenerative disorders. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, cannabis contains potent antioxidant compounds that demonstrate benefits in cases of cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, inflammation, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, HIV and dementia.
Medical Marijuana Inc., the first publicly held company (MJNA) devoted to cannabis, is positioning itself as the leading corporate innovator in the burgeoning cannabis product marketplace. The alliance with Can Chew is one of five strategic partnerships with entities in the cannabis medicine category. The company is also involved with cannabis cultivation, cannabis-based elixirs, cannabis dispensary retail stores, and additional cannabis medicines in other forms.
However, cannabis is illegal, and even in states where medical marijuana is state-approved, it flies in the face of federal laws regulating pot. Stepping around federal regulations with a mass-market, publicly traded product could prove very tricky. Also, cannabis is not suitable for everybody. Psychotic episodes have been reported among some cannabis users. And a recent study shows that adolescents who smoke pot and continue to do so throughout adulthood actually lose IQ points. So how do you keep Can Chew gum away from minors?
Over time, the public will have access to a broader array of cannabis-based products for various health needs. As with alcohol and prescription drugs, there are thorny issues to sort out about who should, and should not, be chewing pot gum. As local and state enforcement of anti-cannabis laws potentially continue to soften, more numbers of cannabis retail stores and more types of cannabis-based products will hit the U.S. market.
Can Chew is the first retail pot product that isn’t home-grown. Who knows what’s next after cannabis chewing gum. Could Cannabis Cola be far behind?
Chris Kilham is a medicine hunter who researches natural remedies all over the world, from the Amazon to Siberia. He teaches ethnobotany at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is Explorer In Residence. Chris advises herbal, cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies and is a regular guest on radio and TV programs worldwide. His field research is largely sponsored by Naturex of Avignon, France. Read more at


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To: PaperPerson who wrote (4659)9/14/2012 5:58:14 PM
From: PaperPerson
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This Thursday piece i the L.A. TImes deals with value of a marijuana extract, CBD, to treat seizures without getting high.

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From: PaperPerson9/25/2012 9:49:47 AM
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SSL.V/SAND acting very nicely after a brief sharp pullback.

Sandstorm Gold Agrees to Purchase Precious Metals From Colossus Minerals
Vancouver, British Columbia | September 19, 2012
Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (“Sandstorm Gold” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: SAND, TSX-V: SSL) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a precious metals purchase agreement with Colossus Minerals Inc. (“Colossus”) (TSX: CSI) to purchase an amount of gold and platinum from the Serra Pelada Mine (“Serra Pelada”) located in Para, Brazil.

Sandstorm Gold has agreed to purchase an amount equal to 1.5% of the gold and 35% of the platinum produced from Serra Pelada (the “Precious Metals Purchase Agreement”). Pursuant to this agreement, Sandstorm Gold will pay an upfront cash deposit to Colossus of US$60 million and ongoing per ounce payments equal to the lesser of US$400 per ounce of gold and the prevailing market price of gold, and the lesser of US$200 per ounce of platinum and the prevailing market price of platinum.

“Serra Pelada is a fantastic project run by a first-class management team”, said Sandstorm Gold President & CEO Nolan Watson. “We are confident that the high-grade nature of the Serra Pelada deposit will contribute to it being a low cost producer for years to come.”

As part of the transaction, Sandstorm Gold has also agreed to purchase 35% of the palladium produced from Serra Pelada (the “Palladium Purchase Agreement”) in exchange for paying a US$15 million deposit (bringing the total deposit payment made by Sandstorm Gold to US$75 million) plus ongoing payments of US$100 per ounce of palladium. In addition, Sandstorm Gold has entered into a back-to-back agreement with Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. (“Sandstorm Metals”) whereby Sandstorm Metals has purchased the Palladium Purchase Agreement from Sandstorm Gold in exchange for issuing a promissory note. The promissory note states that the US$15 million will be repaid to Sandstorm Gold in cash or shares, within one year’s time. For more information, see the Sandstorm Metals press release at

Colossus will have the option, until April 1, 2015, to purchase in whole or in part, up to 50% of the obligation to purchase metals under the Precious Metals Purchase Agreement and the Palladium Purchase Agreement by making a US$48.75 million payment, whereupon the percentage of gold and platinum to be purchased by Sandstorm Gold shall be decreased to 0.75% and 17.5% respectively and the percentage of palladium to be purchased by Sandstorm Metals shall decrease to 17.5%.

About Serra Pelada

Serra Pelada is a high-grade gold-platinum-palladium deposit located in the mineral and mining prolific Carajas region in Para State, northern Brazil. The existing infrastructure and accessibility to the site are excellent due to the close proximity of a number of major mines. During the 1980’s, Serra Pelada hosted the largest ever gold rush in Latin America with up to 80,000 artisanal miners producing 2 million ounces of gold, plus platinum and palladium, from a hand dug open pit. Colossus Minerals has been involved in the development of Serra Pelada since 2007 and is targeting initial production by the end of 2013. Serra Pelada is fully permitted and construction is underway. It is expected to be a high grade, low-cost polymetallic producer.

For more information on Serra Pelada, visit the Colossus Mineral’s website at

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From: PaperPerson9/29/2012 8:35:58 AM
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A current favorite warrant just got a pink sheet symbol. ELG-WT.TO is now tradeable in u.s. as

The main stock is

Elgin Mining Inc.
ELG:CA $0.71. Its already established pink sheet listing is ELGMF.


April 30, 2012
Elgin Mining And Gold-Ore Resources Announce Results Of Shareholder Meetings
Vancouver, British Columbia, April 30, 2012 - Elgin Mining Inc. (TSX-V: ELG) ("Elgin Mining") and Gold-Ore Resources Ltd. (TSX:GOZ) ("Gold-Ore") are pleased to announce that at Special Meetings of the Shareholders (the "Meeting") held earlier today, both companies received overwhelming approval for the plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") pursuant to which Elgin Miningwill acquire all the issued and outstanding common shares of Gold-Ore ("Gold-Ore Shares").

Of the votes cast, 99.31% of Gold-Ore shareholders voted in favour of the special resolution approving the Arrangement. Of theElgin Mining votes cast, 99.8% voted to approve the issuance ofElgin Mining common shares ("Elgin Mining Shares") andwarrants to purchase Elgin Mining Shares ("Elgin MiningWarrants") in connection with the Arrangement. Under the Arrangement, Gold-Ore shareholders will receive in exchange for each Gold-Ore Share, one Elgin Mining Share and one half of oneElgin Mining Warrant. Each whole Elgin Mining Warrant will be exercisable at a strike price of $1.30 per Elgin Mining Share with a two year term

"We are very pleased with the results of the shareholder votes today. The combination creates a junior gold producer with near term growth in the politically safe jurisdictions of Canada and Sweden," commented Patrick Downey, President and CEO ofElgin Mining. "Our focus will now be on cost reduction initiatives at the Bjorkdal Mine in Sweden and the accelerated development of the Lupin Mine towards a production decision. The combined company will have a strong treasury, cash flow and an excellent growth platform."

"We appreciate the support of our shareholders in approving this transaction with Elgin Mining. Our management team and Board of Directors believe that this transaction will create value for our shareholders," stated Glen Dickson, Chairman and CEO of Gold-Ore. "The combined company will have a stronger asset base, low capital/execution risk and operations are fully permitted. The merged company will greatly benefit from the experience of the combined management teams."

Gold-Ore's application to the Alberta Superior Court to obtain the final order approving the Arrangement is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Assuming court approval is obtained and that all other conditions to the Arrangement are satisfied or waived, the Arrangement is expected to become effective on or about May 2, 2012. Delisting of Gold-Ore common shares from the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") is expected to occur on or about May 4, 2012. Graduation of the Elgin Mining Shares and Elgin MiningWarrants to the TSX is expected to occur on or about May 4, 2012.

Full details of the Arrangement and certain other matters are set out in the management information circulars of Elgin Mining and Gold-Ore and the joint management information circular supplement of Elgin Mining and Gold-Ore (the "Information Circulars") dated April 3, 2012. A copy of the definitive agreement, Information Circular, and other meeting materials can be found on the SEDAR website at

Elgin Mining also wishes to announce that, effective today, John Huxley, who has been a director since 2008, will be replacing Bob Buchan as Chairman of the Board in anticipation of the closing of the Arrangement and to meet TSX corporate guidelines for the subsequent listing. Mr. Buchan was appointed Chairman in June 2008, President from March 2010 to July 2011 and will remain as a director of Elgin Mining.

Commenting on the above, Bob Buchan stated, "I am happy to hand over the role of Chairman to John Huxley who has been a director since the Company became public. I will remain an active director and am excited about the direction and growth prospects for the Company."

Elgin Mining Inc.

Elgin Mining is a Canadian based company focused on the exploration and development of the Lupin Gold Mine and Ulu gold project, both located in Nunavut Territory, Canada. In addition, the Company's portfolio includes a 36% interest in Auracle Resources, which is exploring the Mexican Hat property in Arizona and an exclusive right and option to earn a 60% interest in LincolnMining's Oro Cruz (California) and La Bufa (Mexico) gold projects. The Company will also selectively review opportunities to add advanced stage development projects to its portfolio.

For further information, please visit Elgin Mining's web site at

Gold-Ore Resources Ltd.

Gold-Ore is a gold producing company focused in the low political risk jurisdiction of Sweden. The company's primary asset is the Bjorkdal Gold Mine, which has produced 1,060,000 ounces in the last 24 years. Drilling is expanding the resources indicating a long mine life at current gold prices. The company has a strong balance sheet, generates significant cash flow from gold sales, and remains un-hedged.

For further information, please visit Gold-Ore's web site at

Elgin Mining Inc.
Patrick Downey
President & Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (604) 682-3366

Gold-Ore Resources Ltd.
Glen Dickson
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Tel: (604) 687-8884

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information set forth in this press release contains "forward-looking statements", and "forward-looking information" under applicable securities laws. Except for statements of historical fact, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements which include management's assessment of Elgin Mining's future plans and operations and are based onElgin Mining's and Gold-Ore's current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs, which may prove to be incorrect. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects" "anticipates", "believes", "projects", "plans", and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Elgin Mining's and Gold-Ore's actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Elgin Mining and Gold-Ore undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinion's should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
You can view the Next News Releases item: Wed May 2, 2012, Elgin Mining and Gold-Ore Resources Announce Closing of Merger Creating Growth Oriented International Gold Producer, Developer and Explorer

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From: PaperPerson10/2/2012 10:18:05 AM
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Claude Resources Inc. 2012 production guidance remains on track with strong Q3 results
CGR/CRJ.TO) u.s.
85 cents :
Co has announced preliminary production results from its 100% owned and operated Seabee Gold Operation. During the third quarter the Seabee Gold Operation produced ~ 15,100 ounces of gold representing a 24% increase over the second quarter 2012 production of 12,166 ounces of gold. During the quarter, the Company milled 66,173 tonnes at a grade of 7.27 grams per tonne. During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company expects to complete the Seabee shaft extension. The shaft will be shut down for ~ 4-5 weeks. The Company expects to continue milling during this period and consequently expects to meet its production guidance of 48,000 to 50,000 ounces for the full year. The shaft project will extend the shaft to 980 metres from its current depth of 600 metres. This extension is expected to improve operating efficiencies and significantly lower operating costs on the Seabee ore body.

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From: PaperPerson1/2/2013 4:55:40 PM
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Silver stock alexco AXU starting to act cool.

Stock made a 7.8 percent move wednesday with silver bullion getting sparky. broke out above its 50-day moving average, too. i dont own it yet, but i think i might buy some.

in SLV, the silver etf, which is a fair proxy for silver the metal. you can see the parallel action.

both showing positive accumulation via the on-balance-volume chart (OBV).

alexco web site

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To: PaperPerson who wrote (4664)1/3/2013 6:38:28 AM
From: TheSlowLane
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Alexco was ranked as the number two silver stock for 2013 by a contributor over at TMF:

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