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Equity Holding Commerce Resources Corp. and the Ashram Rare Earth Element Deposit Site Visit

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Equity Holding Commerce Resources Corp. (TSXv: CCE) is an exploration and development company with a particular focus on deposits of rare metals and rare earth elements. The Company is specifically focused on the development of its Upper Fir Tantalum and Niobium Deposit at the Blue River Project in British Columbia, and the Ashram Rare Earth Element Deposit in Quebec.

In late June 2015, Zimtu Capital visited the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit. We would like to share some photos from the site visit:

Darren Smith, Project Manager (Eldor Rare Earth Project)

Darren Smith, Project Manager (Eldor Rare Earth Project)

Camp at the Eldor Rare Earth Project

Camp at the Eldor Rare Earth Project

Boardwalk Between Camp and the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit (4km)

Boardwalk Between Camp and the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit (4km)

Drill Core (EC11-059) from the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit

Drill Core (EC11-059) from the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit

Drill Collar from the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit

Drill Collar from the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit

Bulk Sample Pit at the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit

Bulk Sample Pit at the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit

Center Pond

Center Pond

Kazuo Machida at Ashram Rare Earth Deposit Outcrop

Kazuo Machida at Ashram Rare Earth Deposit Outcrop

Flight Back to Kuujjuaq

Flight Back to Kuujjuaq

To view the complete photo gallery of the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit Site Visit (June 2015), click here.

Zimtu Capital is a founding shareholder of Commerce Resources and owns 3,584,178 common shares and 1,051,900 share purchase warrants.

 

Sincerely,

Dave Hodge

Dave Hodge
President
Zimtu Capital Corp.
Suite 1450 – 789 W Pender St.
Vancouver , BC V6C 1H2
Tel: 604.681.1568
http://www.zimtu.com

Commerce Resources Corp: Update on the Metallurgical Programs for the Ashram Rare Earth Element Deposit

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Commerce Resources Corp. (TSXv: CCE) provided an update on its metallurgical programs for the Ashram Rare Earth Element Deposit in northern Quebec.  The primary objectives of the programs are to demonstrate the entire flowsheet (mini-pilot / bench testing) through to the production of several kilograms of marketable mixed rare earth carbonate concentrate, and to produce a sample of high purity mixed RE chloride concentrate to further establish flowsheet product versatility.

News Release

Click Here for the Complete News Release

Highlights from the update include:

  • Reproduced baseline flotation flowsheet using varied Ashram feedstock material.
  • Improved flotation concentrate grades.
  • Improved flotation concentrate recoveries.
  • Initial program expanded to produe 500g of mixed RE chloride concentrate, of high purity, anticipated to further demonstrate flowsheet product versatility.
  • Demonstrated successful hydrochloric (HCl) acid regeneration on synthetic solution with up to 66% recovery into 24-26% HCl concentrated solution.

 

Figure 1:  Base Ashram Flowsheet for Production of High-grade (>40% TREO) Mineral Concentrate

Figure 1: Base Ashram Flowsheet for Production of High-grade (>40% TREO) Mineral Concentrate

 

Commerce Resources President Chris Grove stated, “These are significant results showing continued advancements on the fundamentals for our Ashram REE Deposit. We are fortunate to be able to underwrite programs both in the lab and in the field to advance our world class asset, and further, appreciate the interest we are receiving from industry.”

 

Zimtu Roadtrip 2014

Commerce Resources was a participant of Zimtu Roadtrip 2014.  The annual event brings mining executives and investors together in various European cities.  In 2014, there were events in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Geneva.

We would like to share some of the photos:

Chris Grove, President of Commerce Resources in Frankfurt [Zimtu Roadtrip]

Chris Grove, President of Commerce Resources in Frankfurt, Germany [Zimtu Roadtrip]

Kevin Bottomley, Corporate Communication of Commerce Resources Corp. in Frankfurt, Germany [Zimtu Roadtrip]

Kevin Bottomley, Corporate Communication of Commerce Resources Corp. in Frankfurt, Germany [Zimtu Roadtrip]

Discussion of Commerce Resources Corp. by Dave Hodge, Dr. Hans Bocker and Sven Olsson at the Edelmetall- & Rohstoffmesse in Munich, Germany

Discussion of Commerce Resources Corp. by Dave Hodge, Dr. Hans Bocker and Sven Olsson at the Edelmetall- & Rohstoffmesse in Munich, Germany

Introduction of Company Presidents at the Edelmetall- & Rohstoffmesse in Munich, Germany [Zimtu Roadtrip]

Introduction of Company Presidents at the Edelmetall- & Rohstoffmesse in Munich, Germany [Zimtu Roadtrip]

Moderator Chris Berry with Panelists Chris Grove (Commerce Resources), Robert Bick (Prima Diamond) and Thomas Yingling (Arctic Star Exploration) in Zurich, Switzerland

Moderator Chris Berry with Panelists Chris Grove (Commerce Resources), Robert Bick (Prima Diamond) and Thomas Yingling (Arctic Star Exploration) in Zurich, Switzerland

Chris Grove, President of Commerce Resources, talks with investors at the Edelmetall- & Rohstoffmesse in Munich, Germany

Chris Grove, President of Commerce Resources, talks with investors at the Edelmetall- & Rohstoffmesse in Munich, Germany

Chris Grove (Commerce Resources), Frank Vogel (Baader Wertpapierhandelsbank), Michael Adams (Star IR) and Jim McKenzie (Ucore Rare Metals) at the Edelmetall- & Rohstoffmesse in Munich, Germany

Chris Grove (Commerce Resources), Frank Vogel (Baader Wertpapierhandelsbank), Michael Adams (Star IR) and Jim McKenzie (Ucore Rare Metals) at the Edelmetall- & Rohstoffmesse in Munich, Germany

Chris Grove, President of Commerce Resources, in Zurich, Switzerland [Zimtu Roadtrip]

Chris Grove, President of Commerce Resources, in Zurich, Switzerland [Zimtu Roadtrip]

Chris Grove, President of Commerce Resources, in Geneva, Switzerland

Chris Grove, President of Commerce Resources, in Geneva, Switzerland

Corporate Presentation Featuring Commerce Resources Corp. at the Edelmetall- & Rohstoffmesse in Munich, Germany

Corporate Presentation Featuring Commerce Resources Corp. at the Edelmetall- & Rohstoffmesse in Munich, Germany

Chris Grove (Commerce Resources) and Anthony Vaccaro (Nothern Miner) in Zurich, Switzerland [Zimtu Roadtrip]

Chris Grove (Commerce Resources) and Anthony Vaccaro (Nothern Miner) in Zurich, Switzerland [Zimtu Roadtrip]

Chris Grove (Commerce Resources) and Chris Berry (House Mountain Partners) in Munich, Germany

Chris Grove (Commerce Resources) and Chris Berry (House Mountain Partners) in Munich, Germany

 

Other companies participating in the Zimtu Roadtrip 2014 were Arctic Star Exploration Corp., BioMark Diagnostics Inc., Cambridge House International, Canadian Securities Exchange, Electra Gold Ltd., House Mountain Partners LLC, Lakeland Resources Inc., Northern Miner, Pasinex Resources Ltd., Prima Diamond Corp., Red Oak Mining Corp., Rockstone Research Ltd., SecureCom Mobile Inc., True Leaf Medicine Inc., Urban Barns Foods Inc., W.D. Latimer Co. Ltd., Western Potash Corp., Wolverton Securities Ltd. and WPC Resources Inc.

 

Sincerely,

Dave Hodge

Dave Hodge
President
Zimtu Capital Corp.
Suite 1450 – 789 W Pender St.
Vancouver, BC
V6C 1H2
Tel: 604.681.1568
http://www.zimtu.com

 

Disclosure: Zimtu Capital Corp. owns 3,584,178 common shares of Commerce Resources Corp. (as at Dec 15, 2014).  For more information on Zimtu Capital and our equity holdings, visit http://www.zimtu.com/s/CoreHoldings.asp.

 

Equity Holding Commerce Resources Updates Metallurgical Flowsheet and Outlines Next Steps for the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit in Northern Quebec

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

TSXv: CCE

Commerce Resources Corp. (TSXv: CCE) released an update on their advances in metallurgy for the Ashram Rare Earth Deposit.

Overall, the company has produced a mineral concentrate grading 43.6% TREO at a 71% recovery rate, representing a mass reduction of 97%.

Highlights from this update include:

1.  Bench scale test confirmation of the mineral processing flowsheet with demonstrated reproducibility of flotation, HCL leach, and WHIMS components.

◦   Additional mineral concentrate of 41% TREO at 70% recovery and 3% mass pull was produced during repeat testing (See news release December 4, 2013 which details first production of a 44% TREO mineral concentrate at 71% recovery).

2.  A conceptual hydrometallurgical flowsheet was designed, and partially tested at bench scale, to produce a representative mixed rare earth oxide (REO) / (REC) as a potential saleable product.

◦   Demonstrated sulphation roast and pot digestion tests on high-grade mineral concentrate (>40% TREO), to put REE into solution, with staged TREO recoveries of 87% and 93%, respectively, at low acid consumptions.

◦   Demonstrated removal of deleterious Th from the circuit using industry standard methods.

◦   Demonstrated that flotation tailings have significant capacity to neutralize leach liquor, suggesting there may be no process need for costly lime as a neutralizing agent.

3.  UVR-FIA and Hazen Research reports (which include high level data review of test work to date) provide recommendations and outline optimization testing for the next phase of work.

To date, no optimization testing has been completed (e.g. temperature, pH, reagent dosage, etc.). This suggests that significant scope remains for increased recovery. The next steps of optimization work will proceed in parallel with increasing focus on the production of a variety of potentially saleable end-product(s), using representative mineral concentrate feed material, in preparation for a full-scale pilot plant to be run before completion of the Prefeasibility Study.

View a photo gallery from some of the exploration activities at the Eldor Rare Earth Project:

Property Photo Gallery

Zimtu Capital is encouraged by the progress Commerce Resources is making.

 

Disclosure:  Zimtu Capital Corp. owns 3,584,178 common shares of Commerce Resources (as at Aug 28, 2014). For more information on Zimtu Capital and our equity holdings, visit http://www.zimtu.com/s/CoreHoldings.asp.


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