written by reader Scandium, Cobalt, and Water Purification: Clean Teq Holdings,Volume 2, 2018

By hendrixnuzzles, January 31, 2018

2017 was a year of tremendous accomplishment for Clean Teq Holdings in every respect.

We saw remarkable achievements in mine construction, in finance, and in market development, with landmark contracts in every business segment;

We saw a complex business appear as if by magic, including business offices on four continents, and the launch of business website in the water division;

We were informed of superb existing and newly-formed strategic partnerships,
with the likes of Airbus, Peng-Xin Mining, Chinese state and power entities, Chinalco, and Multotec;

We were witness to a major off-take agreement with a leading battery manufacture;

We learned of an astute acquisition of a controlling interest in a VRB business by Mr. Friedland;

We learned of deep and valuable research and development support at prestigious universities and manufacturers;
and we became sure of unseen low-cost manufacturing contacts and alliances.

And oh-by-the-way, we got a listing on the TSX.

The company inspires confidence and optimism. Robert Friedland has a deep long-term strategy, and he knows what he is doing.
I am not sure what is more impressive: His strategic vision, or his managerial talent in executing it.

Clean Teq is a company that is worth following. It is by far my largest position.
There are a lot of companies with good concepts. But Clean Teq has a deep and brilliant strategic concept which is at the heart of major world trends; a revolutionary technology; and a management that executes flawlessly.

1. CLEAN TEQ HOLDINGS, CLEAN TEQ WATER, and their interests, or related companies.

2. Miners and producers of COBALT, VANADIUM, SCANDIUM; also nickel, zinc, graphite, lithium, rare earths, silica, and manganese.

3. WATER PURIFICATION, especially when tied into mineral extraction therefrom.

4. “TECHNO MINERS” and other innovators in mining and material extraction

See notes below on thread and topic overlaps, which are unavoidable.
One year ago this week, I wrote an article on Clean Teq Holdings. It was a speculative company, but
one with a visionary and proven leader, dramatic potential in specific, attractive commodities,
innovative methods and IP for mineral extraction, and big ambitions in water purification.

Clean Teq Holdings defied easy categorization, and continues to do so.
One year later, Clean Teq has not disappointed. Clean Teq has exceeded all reasonable expectations.
If you need background on Clean Teq, I refer you to the predecessor of this thread: “Scandium, Cobalt,
and Water Purification: Clean Teq Holdings”, where you will also find the guidelines and rules for this
thread; and to the Clean Teq and Clean Teq Water websites, which warrant close examination.

This thread is for those who believe in the coming EV wave, light weighting of transport, and most importantly,
in the importance of energy storage and batteries of all scales;
and also, it is for those who believe that the disruptions caused thereby will be rapid.

Because of this opinion, it follows that the existing viable battery technologies and the materials needed
for them are important. We anticipate rapid change; we subscribe to the Tony Seba “Disruption Scenario”,
that suggests disruptiv changes are occuring faster.
If you disagree with the Disruption Scenario, or the eventual proliferation of EVs,
that is fine; but please do not debate it on this thread. The thread is for those who believe in the future of battery power,
and in the immediate opporunities in commodities related to batteries and energy storage.
We will be able to see in shortly whether we are right or wrong in this belief.
If it takes longer than we think, we will complain about ”being early.”

My perspective is for the next five years. That is “long term”. This is not a trading thread.
Occasionally short-term opportunities are appropriate to call out,
but short-term trading is not the emphasis here.

On the other hand should restrain ourselves from too much attention
to developments and materials for technologies that are likely to take longer than five years to have an impact.
We are looking for investable ideas, not 10 year forecasts on the Future of Civilization.
So let’s keep it down on hydrogen fuel cells and molten salt batteries for a couple of months.
Our assumption is that Li-NCM, VRB’s, and zinc batteries are going to be the main battery formats purchased,
installed or contracted for in the near-term, hence the commodities needed for them are of interest.

New battery technologies are better discussed on the #batteries thread ,
unless they involve a vertical commodity/battery producer.
We are interested in what is going to have an impact in five years.

For example, if you are convinced that Google is about to conquer the world with a molten salt battery,
then come on over here and recommend Morton Salt as a buy-out candidate.

But debate whether molten salt batteries have a future, and when, on the #batteries thread.

News that shows increasing penetration on solar are relevant,
as they confirm the importance of large-scale energy storage.
But we would like to know who is getting the contracts and what type of battery they are using.

There is going to be some unavoidable overlap. Nickel and manganese sources are swing metals,
sometimes they may be better discussed on the Hard Asset thread as base metals.

If you make a post on the wrong thread, don’t worry too much, there are
no fines or jail time. I do it myself all the time and I understand it can be confusing.
You can also use Travis’ new cross-reference gizmo.

Long $CTEQF $CLQ Clean Teq Holdings

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Old Joe
Old Joe
March 26, 2020 9:42 am

I’ve been catching the CLQ falling knife since Travis bought in and regret not getting out when he did.
Reading this discussion thread has been interesting, albeit not optimism filling re stock price futures.
Is this stock destined to mediocrity and to go down as the eminent Mr. Friedland’s biggest mistake?
Would appreciate related thoughts and outlook of you other (assumed) patient Longs.

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Old Joe
Old Joe
March 29, 2020 10:17 pm

I’ve been trying to catch the CLQ falling knife since Travis bought in and regret not getting out when he did. Reading this discussion thread has proved interesting, albeit not optimism filling re stock price futures. Is this stock destined to continued mediocrity and to go down as the eminent Mr. Friedland’s biggest mistake? Would appreciate related thoughts and outlook of you other assumed Longs.

March 29, 2020 10:33 pm
Reply to  Old Joe

Long and WOW. For me, the only thing that has changed is the timing on the funding to build the mine. I’d like to believe the timing of building of the mine may fall MORE in line with what I see is the future upswing of commodity prices of the metals that Sunrise will produce. And an increase in importance and the use of Scandium. I am underwater on my position with a long term outlook.

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April 16, 2020 11:32 pm

Very positive for Clean Teq being on this list IMHO. The Green world looks as though Sunrise project is needed as I see it.


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June 22, 2020 9:21 pm

Nuzzles SRI had some interest today.


I own SRI not for the gold but for this ….


VRB ENERGY SOLUTIONS INC is a private company run by Robert Friedland. Should be a killer company. SRI owns 9.8 % of it. Interest in buying SRI in Canada today.

Regarding CLQ I was a buyer today. Battery metals will be hot IMHO.

Mining remains a bright spot in M&A gloom

Most large mines are operating without interruption as China continues to suck in their products

Neil Hume, Natural Resources Editor and Henry Sanderson, Metals and Mining Correspondent JUNE 2, 2020
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Mergers and acquisitions have taken a hit because of coronavirus but one bright spot is mining where there has been a flurry of deals, many of them involving smaller gold producers.

Unlike many others, the industry has been comparatively unscathed by the pandemic. Most big mines have continued to operate without interruption and China, the world’s biggest consumer of raw materials, has continued to suck in their products.

This has given executives pause to think strategically about how to position their companies for a world after the pandemic.

According to data from Refinitiv, there have been 292 deals worth a total of $11.8bn in the metals and mining industry since March 23, when Canada’s Endeavour Mining announced plans to combine with Semafo in a $690m deal to create the largest gold miner in west Africa.

Over the past month Anil Agarwal, the Indian metals tycoon, launched a $2bn-plus bid to take control of natural resources group Vedanta, and Colorado-based Alacer Gold announced plans to merge with Canadian rival SSR Mining in a $1.7bn deal.

In addition, state-owned Chinese miner Shandong Gold swooped in to acquire TMAC Resources, and Canada’s Gran Colombia Gold set out plans to buy Guyana Goldfields in an all-stock deal.

“There are definitely opportunities for M&A and consolidation,” Mark Bristow, chief executive of Barrick Gold, the world’s second-largest gold producer, told the Financial Times.

“There are a lot of deals that are going to come out of necessity. I have no doubt about that. And there will be opportunities for us. We are certainly quite busy on that front?.?.?.?tracking the potential opportunities we have identified in the past.”

Spiro Youakim, head of the natural resources team at Lazard, said: “In mining and basic industries, top-line growth is limited other than through higher commodity prices. One way to potentially create growth and earnings momentum in this environment is through well thought out and judiciously priced acquisitions.”

The fundamental drivers of M&A have not gone away, but there is a flight to safety

Spiro Youakim, head of natural resources team at Lazard
Consolidation has been one of the key trends in the gold mining industry since Barrick announced plans to buy Randgold Resources for $6bn in September 2018.

Analysts say there is an abundance of gold companies that lack the scale to appear on the radar of big generalist investors.

When Endeavour announced its deal with Semafo in March, its chief executive Sébastien de Montessus said the combined company would have the “trading liquidity, free float and size, characteristics that investors are seeking in today’s market environment”.

Mr Youakim said the same logic applied to other parts of the mining industry, including industrial metals such as copper.

“The fundamental drivers of M&A have not gone away, but there is a flight to safety. In a very uncertain economic environment, investors in this industry tend to prefer large companies with more resilience, more operational and financial wherewithal, more operational flexibility and a reasonably controlled but greater number of assets,” he said.

Investor preference for big companies was in evidence earlier this year when Australia’s Newcrest Mining raised $655m from shareholders to fund a deal in Ecuador. Petropavlovsk, the Russian gold miner, has examined a potential merger with rival UGC to create a 1.1m-ounces-a-year producer.

Richard Horrocks-Taylor, who runs the metals and mining team at Standard Chartered Bank, picked out gold and battery materials — such as copper, nickel, lithium, cobalt — as attractive hunting grounds.

Gold has been buoyed by the flight to safety, he said. Battery materials are experiencing “some weakness” because of the economic outlook but investors remain optimistic about the sector’s prospects, he said.

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June 22, 2020 11:20 pm
Reply to  rubberworm

rubberworm IIRC you do some trading on ASX

I have a position in PSL Paterson resources formerly traded as HDY Hardy Resources. HDY was delisted several years ago. The HDY BOD was removed and the PSL voted in place. PSL is in the middle of that gold folf in WA, they will relist shortly.

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