Sniffing out Kent Moors’ “OBL Superfuel” — What’s the White Gold “1,693X more powerful than gasoline?”

What's Energy Advantage selling in their "Roadmap for the OBL Revolution?"

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, April 12, 2017

Another day, another crazy hyped-up pitch from Dr. Kent Moors — this time, he’s advertising his “entry level” Energy Advantage newsletter with a promise that he has found a way to profit from a “breakthrough superfuel.”

So what’s the story? Well, let’s start you out with a look at the headline:

“This Breakthrough ‘Superfuel’ is 1,693X More Powerful Than Gasoline

“Unearthed in the Andes Mountains, these mysterious crystals contain what MIT researchers call energy’s ‘Holy Grail.’

“And they could ignite a $7.2 trillion economic revolution!”

And he refers throughout to this “OBL” fuel, which is a term he made up to make it sound like it’s a mysterious thing that you couldn’t possibly understand without his assistance… that’s somehow an acronym for “Oro Blanco”, a reference to the white crystal structure of this “fuel”.

Which means, if you’ve been paying attention to natural resources investing at all over the past few years, that you probably already know the basics of what he’s talking about — this is another pitch for a lithium stock, though he persists in using that “OBL” term throughout.

And if you haven’t been around these parts for a while, well, this is what we do: We check out the wild promise in the ads from these newsletter pitchmen, then we sift through the clues and figure out what stock they’re referring to so you can do a little thinking for yourself, without the pressure of the sales pitch.

Lithium Carbonate is indeed a hot commodity these days, mostly because, in addition to being traditionally used for lots of ceramic and glass applications, it is a major component in lithium-ion batteries… and, as we are all quite aware, the lithium battery market is booming. No longer are we just using lithium-ion batteries for our laptops and iPhones, now they’re also powering full size, high powered electric cars like the Tesla Model S.

That increased demand from electric cars is part of the reason for the dramatic investment over the past few years in expanding battery production capacity around the world, most visibly with Tesla’s heavily promoted Gigafactory in Nevada, but also in China and South Korea, where much of the pre-Tesla production capacity existed, and, probably a bit later, in Europe, where there are some gigafactory-size ambitions in Sweden and Eastern Europe.

So it’s not at all a surprise that battery production is going to ramp up considerably, or that this kind of demand increase will require a supply increase for the components that go into lithium-ion batteries. For the most part, that’s graphite, cobalt, and lithium — and while none are particularly rare, cobalt and lithium are relatively concentrated in a few parts of the world and are somewhat difficult and time consuming to produce, so that’s where much of the investment excitement comes in (though graphite projects get hyped up from time to time as well, including the fairly recent “Pure Carbon” teaser about Leading Edge Materials from Gerardo Del Real).

Things have actually slowed down in the lithium-hype space this year, partly because cobalt has been a more exciting story in recent months, and partly because there have been so very many investment themes for investors to get crazy about since the election that the lithium story has kind of gotten buried in the noise. But the basic facts of the increasing lithium demand are still roughly the same… so which “OBL” stock is Kent Moors turning our attention to today?

“… the price of OBL has doubled TWICE in the past 14 months.

“But almost nobody knows about it… yet.

“And it just so happens that one little miner, led by the most successful management team I’ve ever seen, could dominate this soaring market…

“Because they found a treasure trove of this rare substance – not high up in the Andes Mountains… but right here in America.

“This $92 million miner recently acquired what could soon be considered the most valuable piece of land in the world.”

That land is “in a windswept plane at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains,” apparently, and Moors says the prospects there are huge…

“This company’s own ‘blind’ estimates suggest the property’s reserves could approach 816,000 metric tons.

“The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has recently conducted no fewer than four studies in the region confirming this superfuel is there.

“And at $25,000 per metric ton…

“We could be looking at a $20.4 billion OBL treasure trove!

“It’s literally beginning to burst out of the ground.

“And it’s all controlled by this tiny $92 million company.

“Right now, this soon-to-be energy titan is building a facility to mine their OBL find….

“But if you wait until they put even one speck of OBL onto a train or 18-wheeler, you risk missing your chance at the kind of payday investors normally only dream about.

“Now, nothing in the market is guaranteed, and this is a small stock.

“In fact, shares are only trading for about $1.50 – literally pocket change!”

And, as is always required for a good teaser pitch, there’s some urgency:

“I’m expecting a major announcement that will send this stock to the moon, and enrich savvy investors.

“As we speak, this firm is rushing to complete an important study that will confirm exactly how much OBL can be mined in the seven deposits under its newly acquired property.

“I believe the results will be announced within the next three months.

“Possibly within the next few weeks.”

This is all starting to sound quite familiar. Ring a bell, anyone?

How about now:

“And for years now, members of the “dream team” behind this small firm have been repeatedly making early investors a fortune in similar ventures.

“They are quite possibly the most successful resource team in modern history.”

“The executive chairman is an entrepreneur, geochemist, and geologist with over 35 years in the mining industry….

“And with this OBL venture, he’s teamed up with one of the world’s most successful commodities billionaires.

“Another energy mogul with an incredible track record.”

So yes… this is a repeat of the teaser recommendation that Dr. Kent Moors was circulating last year. Remember that one? Back in November, Moors pitched this same lithium stock with an attention getting “Say No To Lithium Stocks” headline… this is, again, hinting at Lithium X (LIX.V, LIXXF).

And he buried the lead a bit here in this ad — Lithium X does indeed have some exploration properties surrounding Albemarle’s producing lithium brine facility in Nevada — it’s not technically in “Death Valley”, as far as I know, but it’s not all that different a place, and Death Valley National Park in California is only about 150 miles away.

But Lithium X’s much more valuable property, I would argue, is their project in the Andes in South America, the neighborhood where you’ll find most of the world’s current lithium production (and nearly all of its lithium brine production). Here’s how Moors touts that asset, further down in the ad:

“Up to this point, I’ve only told you about this miner’s discovery in the United States.

“But they have just secured another massive property that is bursting with OBL.

“And it’s located far away, where the “White Gold” story first began…the Andes Mountains.

“Nestled between two areas menacingly known as Dead Man’s Lake and Little Devil’s Flats lies 20,000 acres of OBL-rich land.

“So this miner’s new discovery is bigger than the one they are also developing near Death Valley.

“It also contains more OBL.

“According to a recent survey, this chunk of land holds over 2.8 million metric tons of this superfuel.”

The challenge, as with all of the emerging lithium producers, is that it’s hard to predict just what will happen to lithium pricing… and actually building brine ponds and developing production and hiring workers and shipping stuff is a lot more problem-prone than just dreaming of the potential of lithium-rich brines underground and watching your stock spike on the lithium “story.”

So perhaps it’s good that most of the lithium exploration names have come back to earth a bit and gotten a bit more rational, and the actual producers like SQM (SQM) and Albemarle (ALB) have taken their turn to rise in price on the back of their existing and expanding production and higher lithium prices (and, of course, more visibility for lithium stocks).

What, then, is the story now? Well, part of the reason that Lithium X is down a bit is that it has become a bit more obvious that they’re a long way from production — they still don’t have a feasibility study, and they formally reiterated back in February that their 2011 preliminary economic assessment should not be relied on, at the same time that they were raising another $15 million to continue their exploration and initial “test production” work (they are starting not with a feasibility study, it appears, but with a test facility that will produce at a small scale — this is mostly being funded by their JV partner in Argentina, but Lithium X will participate as well).

There will probably be news coming fairly soon, since Lithium X is focusing on upgrading its resources this year with an exploration program, and the test facility will presumably demonstrate that the project can be roughly as profitable as other similarly-situated projects in the Andes, though these things always take longer and cost more than expected.

So my opinion about Lithium X still stands — if we assume, in the absence of more information, that the older resource information about their Sal De Los Angeles project is at all accurate, then the valuation is relatively in line with some other past emerging producers like Orocobre, so it’s probably not as crazy as one might expect for a heavily promoted junior lithium explorer following a huge move in the price of lithium carbonate. This is what I wrote back in November when I was investigating Moors’ tease:

“Lithium X is not as crazily valued as I might have guessed, given the actual potential of their Argentinean project, but it’s years away from real production and I’m not very impressed by anyone’s Nevada lithium projects, including those of Lithium X. This would be one of the first lithium juniors I’d consider, but there is plenty of lithium that can be produced if prices stay up in this area so there’s no real guarantee that lithium prices will be permanently much higher in five or ten years… and risks are quite a bit lower (and valuations higher) with established producers like Albemarle or even emerging producers like Orocobre. I don’t own any lithium names right now.”

And, well, that’s still how I feel. Lithium X is more appealing than most of the really tiny juniors I’ve seen, partly because they have some experienced management, and the backing of Frank Giustra (which always draws investor attention), and have at least a test project underway on their most promising property.

But you can also keep it simple… if you want exposure to lithium doubling in price again a few more times, as is possible but certainly not guaranteed, I’d still feel much better about buying the high-quality companies who are producing it profitably now and are able to expand production, which is generally much easier and faster than building a brand new production facility.

And this is perhaps a cynical view, but I still don’t see much reason to waste time with juniors who are trying to develop US production in Nevada — if Albemarle wanted to expand their production dramatically in Nevada, where they’ve had a facility for a very long time, they could have invested in expansion there many times over the years, and could also have easily bought out some of these little players that surround their Silver Peak operation… and they haven’t done either, to my knowledge.

Why? My guess would be that’s because they know that expanding production in South America (where most of their lithium comes from) is far more profitable. The primary reason to think about Nevada lithium production is if you believe Elon Musk was issuing an incontrovertible promise when he said he was going to only buy “local” raw materials a few years ago while he was being a showman for his Gigafactory… he probably will buy some of his lithium from US producers, I imagine, but only if they are similar in cost to the lithium he can buy from the world’s major producers in South America and Australia. If the prices are similar, then the production capacity and the mature operations mean the South Americans, from what I can tell, are going to make a lot more money than the Nevadans. That might include Lithium X if they can get their Argentina project built and up to capacity over the next five or ten years, but it’s going to take some time and patience.

That’s just my opinion and assessment, though, and I’m certainly not an expert on lithium production — so I may be missing some gem of information or suffering under some sort of bias that blinds me to the value of some of these assets. I’d be delighted to hear from those who disagree with me, just shout out your thoughts with a comment below.


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138 Comments on "Sniffing out Kent Moors’ “OBL Superfuel” — What’s the White Gold “1,693X more powerful than gasoline?”"

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SOBARS
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SOBARS

How would XMG.V fit into this picture. Processing is a lot faster.

Suzanne
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Suzanne

Thanks for the explanation and information.

Jeff
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Jeff

Could somebody please tell me the name/symbol of the US OBL mining stock Kent Moors is referring to that is trading at $1.50 per share? I started listening to his tutorial but ran out of time

Cora
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Cora

lixxf, closed out at 1.37

Victory
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Victory

( Lithium Brine ,) OR SHOULD I SAY ( OBL)

Research these 2 Companies , it should answer all your questions
Enertopia Corp & Ultra Lithium Inc

https://www.equities.com/news/enertopia-signs-exclusive-international-lithium-technology-deal-august-16-2017

also google this
Tesla signs 2 lithium suppliers for the Gigafactory
and just keep in mind that Tesla is a Environmentally friendly Company
with that in mind you will find all your answers

kenm
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kenm

Maybe yo will understand if you pay $57 for his “little” book” that still does not give you the info you need.

Doug
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Doug

You can always get to the text version. Just hit the x to exit the page, a pop up appears asking if you want to close. Answer “no”, and it will go to a page with the text version of the video.

Deon
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Deon

Hi I’m Deon I’m interested in this stock symbol , please let me know. Thank yoi

Ruth
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Ruth

Thank you for unpacking this for me!

Agni of BIX
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Agni of BIX

Electric cars have been plagued by two fundamental problems since Thomas Edison first developed the electric car. How much energy they could hold per pound (storage density), and how many times you can recharge them. Scientists at Tesla, GM, and other companies have made fantastic strides in fixing these limits. But they are a old energy, made better. There is no doubts battery power has arrived. It is a storage device. Not a fuel! 3 Alarm Hype alert.

Thank you very much for the article.

Victory
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Victory
the Electric vehicles first appeared in the mid-19th century. An electric vehicle held the vehicular … The first known electric car was built in 1837 by chemist Robert Davidson of … English inventor Thomas Parker, who was responsible for innovations Scottish inventor Robert Anderson invents the first crude electric carriage powered by non-rechargeable In 1834, Vermont blacksmith Thomas Davenport built a similar contraption which operated on a short, circular, electrified track In 1834, Professor Sibrandus Stratingh of Groningen, the Netherlands and his assistant Christopher Becker created a small-scale electrical car, powered by non-rechargeable primary cells…. and in 1911 -1912 a… Read more »
Ken Fortin
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Ken Fortin

Yep, they’ll be able to develop a battery that lasts a year and takes a year and costs a fortune to charge up to that potential… But it will be AAA sized… Not bad if you don’t like big batteries….

diane
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diane

Where can a person buy this stock?

BluSky Investments
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BluSky Investments

Send me your bank account info and I’ll see that you get in on the ground floor! Don’t pay any attention to P.T. Barnum.

Lamont C o\'neil
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Lamont C o\'neil

To good to be true I woke up and turn on my cell and found this tell about obl to good to be true but just in case i looking for advise

Doug
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Doug

So how does OBL produce this amazing energy?

Victory
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Victory

it doesn’t its all BS he’s talking about lithium Brine ( OBL ) is a code he made up to mask the companies from discovery so he can sell his research and advice first,

Hmmmmm… and you wonder why his advice is so DIRT cheep meanwhile all the other guys charge 2000-5000$ for their advice ,

Lawrence Branchetti
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Scientists have discovered a fuel thousands of times more powerful than gasoline and just one company is positioned to own a vast majority of its market share. This is all False reporting about your famous 1,693X OBL FUEL , FAKE NEWS ONCE AGAIN, I AM CALLING YOU OUT ON THIS, CAN YOU CONVINCE ME AND OTHERS, BECAUSE SNOOPS HAS CHECK IT FROM INSIDE OUT AND FOUND YOU STATEMENTS TO BE FALSE. EVERYONE SHOULD CHECK SNOOPS, ITS PLACED THERE FOR YOU to read their entire report on white gold 1,693x

RATING from Snoops correct fake news reporting
FALSE

Mike Travis
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Mike Travis

Lawrence, Do you mean “snopes”? If so you should do some research on them as they are run by two openly liberal people who are biased, not neutral as good reporters used to be. Personally I do not consider them to be a reliable source of information given their bias, though everyone is free to draw their own conclusions.

EDISTO
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EDISTO

Who are selling the stocks of OBL?

Gail
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Gail

Where can I buy this stock?

John
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John

At such a low price point, most exchanges will place itin the OTC and flag it as a Pink Slip stock. These categorizations usually apply additional trade charges above your normal trade price.

Libby
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Libby

Who what when and where is this obl

Dr. G
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Linh Le

In the video, he sound like this source of energy is much denser than gasoline and can drive your average car up 20k miles for a gallon. It is so misleading to the public. I just wonder that it is legal to mislead people like that? What a crook

g kaplan
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g kaplan

TRUMP does this every day and we bought his BS

Diuver
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Diuver

Thank you for the awesome article. It was well explained and it didn’t take much to see there was no coffee under that foam. If you want to invest in Lithium, go ahead, but seek professional advice and stay away from everything that sound and/or looks too good to be true.
keep an eye on graphene, as it becomes more and more cost effective. It will eventually replace batteries. Best wishes to all

jemihami
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jemihami

Total bullsh1t!

Piraal
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Piraal

What I got from this is, Kent Moors is a crook.

Thaddeus Buttmunch, MD
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Thaddeus Buttmunch, MD

What a SCAM! I though BHO had finally whacked OBL outside the Pakistan Military Academy back in ’11.

John
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John

lol – right on, I love it!

Jason
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Jason

Very funny. Of course the BHL’s believe all that

Greg Bowman
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Greg Bowman

A great Expose’ by Travis Johnson of “StockGumshoe”. A good companion piece is from Snopes.com FACT CHECK: Have Researchers Discovered a New ‘Superfuel’ 1,693 …
http://www.snopes.com/new-superfuel/
The “Lithium X” stock being hyped is a very high risk speculation, with no real prospects of becoming a serious producer of Lithium Carbonate in the next 12 monthes. I like Travis’s redirect to well established, higher valued producers of Lithium, “the actual producers like SQM (SQM) and Albemarle (ALB). that also have mining properies in Nevada, and could expand production with much greater ease than the start-up being deceptively pushed.

Future Horse
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Future Horse

‘White Gold’ or ‘Fool’s Gold?’

Bob Griffith
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Bob Griffith

Currently, this Oro Blanco is rated “false” by many in the know as well as snoop’s.

Jesse Spencer
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Jesse Spencer

Just the breathless pitch makes me very suspicious. Oh, and I don’t think lithium is “fuel” and more than hydrogen is. They are fuel containers needing electric input. Real question to me is what long term need for lithium likely to be? A better battery with higher energy density is needed to make electric vehicles more practical. Dragging around a 200 lb battery to go 80 miles has serious flaws, it’s like sending a lot of bottled beer on a Mars mission.

Eriberto Leija
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Eriberto Leija

Would someone with experience on this stock shares explain who to contact and how to go about buying shares for the OBL ? Thank you

Jared
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Jared

Hah! To the author, this is good info.. but jesus, based on most of these comments, VERY few even understood this OBL and related BS is a complete scam!

Reading comprehension, people. If you left a comment like “where can I buy this OBL stock”… STOP INVESTING NOW. You do not have the knowledge or intelligence to be investing yourself. Get a financial advisor, or waste your time and money on other things!

Robert
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Robert

The elephant in the room is: the government would not allow a ‘SUPERFUEL’ to become practical to the consumer because the petrol industry would not allow it to be fielded. Maybe is 100 years or so a SUPERFUEL will be the norm, but not now. SO do not invest your money in this technology because, it will not turn you a profit.

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I personally drove for four solid days across the Atacama Desert. Where all the lithium sits on the ground. I saw huge bulldozers scoop the material off the service and dump it into waiting dump trucks that drove off into Chile. There is so much Lithium in the desert. Its easy to scoop up and drive away. The problem is the drive is pretty far to the ocean. Scarcity will not be an issue. Transporting and politics is the only issue. Almost no one lives in the desert so the politics will be played out in the Capitals of Chile… Read more »
Greg
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Greg

So, I see a bit or miss senario. At 1.5/ share and a committed long term investment, is it worth it?

Lawrence Branchetti
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Could somebody please tell me the name/symbol of the US OBL mining stock Kent Moors is referring to that is trading at $1.50 per share? I started listening to his tutorial but ran out of time there is no symbol, that’s why Moors never mentioned it fake news according to snoops check snoops out

Gail Chapel
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Gail Chapel

As always, it’s really nice to know you are there and have my back – – – Thanks. Gail

john
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What company would one look too for investment purposes

Tony Konte
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Tony Konte

Suckers born every day

JP Reed
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JP Reed

Where do i purchase stock on this new fuel

caci2
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caci2

Watch out for Weiss Educational Services…..they are the ones that advertise these scams…..Kent Moore is a crook and works well with this service. Watch out! All fake news

Sam
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Sam

Ticker symbol or the company for OBL super fuel

Harry Gray
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Harry Gray

There is none!

Harry Gray
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Harry Gray

A sucker is born every day…and I am one of them. Kent Moore’s
OBL Superfuel sounds just like the ‘pitch’ I got on Whiting Petroleum Corp., WLL, when it sold at $60+ and now sells for about $8.00 now. Or was that a fellow named Dent? I will check with “Gumshoe” next time. Thanks!

Nik Pavlovich
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Nik Pavlovich

Thank you for the article as much as I dislike the long winded Kent Moors he sucked me in on Sun Edison Big Mistake he does have a tendency to draw you in it’s like i once heard (A MINE IS A HOLE IN THE GROUND OWNED BY A LIRE TRYING TO SELL STOCK) but our desire to find a winner draws us in.
Thank you Nik

guest
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guest

If everything they said is true, why don’t they buy all the stock… $92 million are pennies for big investors… why they will share this info with us for a couple of bucks? maybe because they don’t like money…

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918Scott

Here is the direct link that is finally available after listening to the almost 1 hour (bang your head on the wall, repetitive, I’d rather study molecules that make up an English muffin than watch this again) presentation.

Your welcome!

https://purchases.moneymappress.com/EADLTM2/PEADT4AJ/index.htm?pageNumber=2&link_source=button&vidTime=42

Myron Martin
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Based on the many inane questions being asked I have to wonder how many commenters are really serious investors who do enough in-depth research? The article by Travis was pretty straight forward, in depth and clear. Lithium is technically not a fuel, just one component of the latest form of batteries that still need a lot of improvement in chargeability, efficiency and cost reduction before electric cars become practical for the average driver. The bigger potential may well lie with graphite and cobalt where I also have several profitable investments. RANGE is still a major problem as well as recharge… Read more »
jerry richards
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jerry richards

Anyone remember AMEL, the last lithium scam. Stock went to $0. Check it out.
JR

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