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Azure Minerals
Azure is focusing its efforts on its silver-gold-copper Alacrán project, as expectations surrounding precious metals gain strength.
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Tony Rovira
Managing Director
Azure Minerals
Azure Minerals is Australia’s leading mineral exploration company in Mexico.
In the meantime, other base metals are on the rising. Cobalt and zinc are rising stars and Mexican producers such as Peñoles and Grupo México are…
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Rick Rule
Rick Rule
President and CEO of Sprott US Holdings

Lithium is the flavor of the month at the moment for several reasons, the most important being that people have not yet lost money on it in a prior market downcycle. This means investors are generally unburdened by caution when it comes to this metal and there are no bad expectations. Another factor is that the world is not short of lithium. The reason for the upsurge is that demand for lithium increased so quickly that the producers of the metal could not increase their productive capacity fast enough to meet demand, and the speculators conflated the price increase in lithium with a shortage of lithium. There is no shortage of lithium, rather a shortage of lithium processing capability, and the industry is working very hard to increase productive capacity, which will fix this problem.

When it comes to the trendiest base metals, lithium is king.
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Tony Rovira
Managing Director
Azure Minerals
Azure Minerals holds 100 percent ownership of several high-quality, precious and base metals projects in northern Mexico
Having another source of high-grade cobalt is important, so we are really excited about the advantages of mining cobalt in Mexico.
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As world-class deposits become harder to find and end users increasingly demand ethically-sourced products, both governments and the private sector…
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Tony Rovira
Managing Director
Azure Minerals
Azure Minerals is Australia's leading mineral exploration company in Mexico. It has two projects in progress:
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Manolo Espinoza
Manolo Espinoza
Mine Director
ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal operates six facilities in three ports in Mexico. With a steel production capacity of more than 6.5 million t/y and employing more than 8,000 individuals, we are the largest employer in Michoacan state and the Lazaro Cardenas municipality. In 2016 ArcelorMittal Mexico produced 3.11 million tons of steel. Mexico has faced significant challenges in sustainable development in recent years, in being a trusted user of air, land and water, finding more ways to use energy efficiently, and ensuring we have the skills to continue to innovate with the next generation. Production from our Volcan mine in Mexico was unfortunately suspended in October 2015 because of the low iron ore price environment. But we expect shipments to increase in 2017 as we have now restarted production, which increases our capacity by 2 million tons.

In 2016, Mexico ranked 10th on the list of copper producers, fifth for zinc, sixth for lead and 13th for steel.
TONY ROVIRA Managing Director and CEO of Azure Minerals
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Tony Rovira
Managing Director and CEO
Azure Minerals
We are very good at exploring in areas which are under cover and have no outcropping rocks.
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