Gold soared in 2020 and could be on pace to set more records in the years to come.

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Gold/Lithium Profile (ATAO) Could Be Breakout Bound With Backing From 4 Potential Driver Indicators

The Gold Markets Soared In 2020, Several Analysts Retain Bullish Sentiment Towards Future Growth

The Lithium-Ion Battery Is At The Heart Of The Electric Vehicle Revolution

February 8th

SCF Readers,

Gold soared in 2020 and could be on pace to set more records in the years to come.

In fact, the last time I brought a gold related profile to your attention, all it did was make an approximate double-digit run intraday.

Going into the morning of December 29th, multiple potential driver indicators brought my attention to USAU.

Delivered at the opening bell, USAU erupted from an open of $13.92 to a high of $16.49 on the day.

That intraday surge resulted in an approximate run of 18%.

It even followed up that initial surge by running to a high of $17.40 on January 4th for an overall move of approximately 25%.

Now, here's why this idea could still be on the climb... For one, several analysts and heads of industry are bullish on the yellow metal.

The Next Bull Market – Gold

Once the CV-19 economic crisis is well defined and health issues are mitigated, the economy should have a good base to perform well. Negative interest rates will likely be the order of the day for a long time, which makes gold relatively cheap to hold. And, since and it is nobody's liability, which is quite opposite to government paper which will be issued to support all the spending needed by the trillions to fund the various stability programs throughout the G7, gold has a clear path towards $2,000/oz.” – Bart Melek, Head of Global Strategy TD Securities

$1,600 is going to be a footnote…I think gold is going to $2,500, $3,000/oz in the 2020s because the climate, the landscape for gold is so hugely supportive.” – Paul Schatz, President of Heritage Capital

We are entering 2021 with some nervousness as we got sto*ck markets at elevated levels and (on) prospects of additional stimulus against the prospect of vaccine starting to improve the economic outlook... but overall it hasn’t reduced the appetite for safe-haven metals.” - Ole Hansen, Saxo Bank Analyst (1)

We are very bullish on gold. We think that the prices will go higher and what is interesting is we think it will stay higher for longer than expected.” - Yeoh Choo Guan - Head of Asean Global Markets At Swiss Bank UBS (2)

As you can see, several individuals are bullish on gold moving forward which could make this profile one to watch closely.

For Tuesday, February 9th, there is only one profile to have on your radar:

Altair International Corp. (ATAO)

Altair International Corp. is a diversified holding company whose strategy is to acquire interests in a range of profitable ventures within the Energy and Minerals sector.

The company's primary focus is lithium-ion battery recycling technology and advanced exploration of mineral resource opport-unities.

Altair has 3 major projects in the works that could make this company a major force in the immediate future:

#1. Gold Now

The Walker Ridge Project is located in gold capital of the U.S, Nevada, just 60 miles (100km) north of the mining hub, Elko, and is easily accessed via roads off of Highway 225. The project is sandwiched in-between gold producers and is located just north of the producing Jerritt Canyon gold mines. Cumulative production from the Jerritt Canyon deposits has now totaled over 8.7 million ounces. The proximity to the Jerritt Canyon Mill and infrastructure is a critical advantage for the Walker Ridge Project.

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Nearby Production

The Walker Ridge Project is sandwiched in-between gold producers and is located just north of the producing Jerritt Canyon gold mines owned by billionaire Eric Sprott.

Total production from the Jerritt Canyon deposits is currently over 8.7 million ounces but production has slowed and the mill is hungry for more resources.

Active Region

The Big Springs and Veris-Jerritt Canyon gold claims cover a number of active exploration gold targets that are centered around geophysical and geochemical anomalies within the larger Independence Carlin Trend.

The nearby targets are of a very similar nature to Carlin-type gold and Walker Ridge; however, they are generally of a smaller nature and near to small Eocene age volcanic dykes.

The proximity to the Jerritt Canyon Mill and Roaster is a critical advantage for the Walker Ridge Project.

Walker Ridge

A geochemical survey identified a massive target.

Soil sampling for pathfinder elements provided the initial impetus to perform exploration at Walker Ridge. Sampling was initially conducted by Tenneco Minerals in 1985 and 1986 with in-fill sampling done by Stratos Gold in 2007.

The combined data sets essentially define a large area of strong mercury values surrounded by a halo of high antimony values approximately 6000 ft in diameter.

A large bullseye Gravity anomaly sits under the geochemistry A 2012 survey found a prominent gravity low that correlates directly with the mercury soil anomaly. Amplitude for the low exceeds two milligals, which represents a significant density reduction. Typical of Carlin Style Gold deposits is the reduced density of the gold bearing strata due to decalcification of the host carbonate rocks.

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#2. Lithium Now

The Stonewall project is located within the Lida Valley where high values for Lithium have been recorded on surface and within drill cuttings as well as brine within the Lida Valley by a number of exploration efforts that date back to the mid 1970s.More recent geochemical surveys have revealed anomalous to high levels of Lithium over an 9km (5.6 mile) expanse with two main concentrations in a portion of the valley. A new round of geophysics and sampling is highly warranted.

Powering Tomorrow - Lithium The New Gasoline

The Lithium-Ion battery is at the heart of the Electric Vehicle revolution. It is the same battery that has allowed personal mobile devices such as phones, tablets and computers to become longer lasting, lightweight and thinner.

Lithium is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal. Under standard conditions, it is the lightest metal and the lightest solid element. Its high charge density makes It an ideal element for rechargeable batteries.

Supply and Greater Demand

Rising demand for Lithium to service the Electric Vehicle (EV) battery market is forecasted to rapidly outpace current world production.

UBS forecasts that Lithium Carbonate demand could very well triple from the current 220,000 metric tons (mt) to a staggering 900,000mt by 2025.

In fact, a mere 1% increase of EVs into the automobile market would increase Lithium demand by 70,000 mt, which is nearly half current production. This demand may become rapidly exacerbated by countries that have announced or plan to ban gas -powered vehicles.

The predicted demand is likely unserviceable from current and planned Lithium mining operations.

Overall, despite some ups and downs, Lithium Carbonate prices have over the last 8 years increased from just over $5,000 USD/t to over $13,000/t.

The hunt is on for viable Lithium in -brine and Lithium hardrock projects worldwide to fulfill the rising demand.

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Stonewall is strategically located in the Nevada lithium supply hub, 306 kilometers (191 miles) southeast of Tesla's Gigafactory 1, which currently has 13 Production lines. Recently in 2020, Panasonic has inv-ested $100Mn to increase the number of production lines and output by 10% to a capacity of 39 gigawatt-hours per year.

Stonewall is located within the Lida Valley where high values for Lithium have been recorded on surface and within drill cuttings as well as brine within the Lida Valley by a number of exploration efforts that date back to the mid 1970s.

More recent geochemical surveys have revealed anomalous to high levels of Lithium over an 9km (5.6 mile) expanse with two main concentrations in a portion of the valley.

A new round of geophysics and sampling is highly warranted.

Rare Earth Potential- Kingman Project

A growing global concern about supplies of "rare earth" elements (REE) has sparked a renewed interest in Arizona where rock types for such elements are favorable.

Rare earth metals are used to manufacture everything from electric or hybrid vehicles, wind turbines, consumer electronics and other clean energy technologies. REEs play a critical role in the Defense Industry.

The push to find Economic Deposits of these valuable rare-earth elements in the United States has accelerated since 2010, when China, which currently produces about 95 percent of REE used worldwide, imposed limits on the amount it exports.

The reduction in availability coupled with increasing demand has led to increased prices for rare earths.

  • The Kingman Claims cover the past producing Kingman Feldspar Mine located nearby Kingman Arizona
  • Mined since 1924, workers excavated a massive Potash Feldspar bearing pegmatite that the Arizona Bureau of Mines later identified as containing high grade REEs
  • We plan to expand the analytical work stated by the Bureau of Mines and to rapidly build a viable REE resource within the area

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#3. Recycling Now

Advanced Recycling Solutions

NICKEL, COBALT, RARE EARTH CIRCUIT

The second circuit aims to recover metals like nickel, cobalt, rare earths, and critical elements. This portion subjects the recovered components to a two-stage leach. The first recovers rare earths and critical elements. The second puts nickel, cobalt, and other metals into solution. The first solution goes through resins for the selective recovery and purification stages and will have a fertilizer by-product. The second solution recovers cobalt removed from the circuit with a solvent extraction step. This step collects cobalt for high purity cobalt with electrowinning. The second solvent extraction circuit collects nickel for high purity nickel production and goes to electrowinning.

A Better Choice for the Planet

With the coming Electric Vehicle revolution, Altair International and St-Georges Eco-Mining have teamed up to take on the massive battery metal recycling market in an effort to maximize recovery and value for: Lithium, nickel, cobalt, and rare earths.

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Clean Recycling Technology

Circuit 1 Lithium

In our first circuit the lithium-ion batteries are taken apart. The inside aluminum with LiFePO4 is then exposed to a selective leach that primarily catches the lithium and phosphor. The solution is filtered to remove iron fines and coarser aluminum. Nothing is wasted, the aluminum is sent to aluminum recycling and iron can be reused or sent to a steel maker. The lithium-rich solution moves into to a purification stage with a resin to collect the lithium and the phosphate portion is used to make phosphate rich nitrate fertilizer. The collected lithium can be then re-used to make a lithium carbonate or lithium hydroxide for the battery market.

Circuit 2

Advancing Value

NICKEL, COBALT, RARE EARTH CIRCUIT

Our second circuit aims to recover metals like nickel, cobalt, rare earths, and critical elements. This portion subjects the recovered components to a two-stage leach. The first recovering rare earths and the second puts nickel, cobalt, and other metals into solution. The first solution goes through resins for the selective recovery and purification stages and will again have a fertilizer byproduct. The second solution recovers metals from the circuit with solvent extraction and electrowinning that collects the cobalt and nickel in a 2-step process.

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Your No. 1 Potential Driver Indicator For ATAO

Right after the open on Monday (2/8), ATAO was displaying some serious momentum as it reached out to a new 52-week high of $.57.

Take a look for yourself:

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With this most recent burst, ATAO is now trading above 2 important lines of potential support in its 50-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA) and its 13-Day Exponential Moving Average (EMA).

Additionally, ATAO is trading above its 5-Day EMA and its 5-Day EMA is trading above its 13-Day EMA.

What does this all mean? It means that ATAO has been trending in a positive direction in the short term and may see a continued vertical surge in the days ahead.

Could ATAO look to set another new 52-week high in the short term?

Your No. 2 Potential Driver Indicator For ATAO

Update: Barrel Energy to Provide Tech Space for Lithium Battery Recycling

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barrel Energy Inc. (the “Company” or “Barrel”) (OTC: BRLL) is pleased to provide an update on the company’s recent activities.

The CEO of Barrel Energy Mr. Craig Alford is, at this time, also assisting Altair International Corp. (ATAO: OTC) to develop ATAO’s prized lithium/rare earth and gold assets in Nevada. Mr. Alford was also the founder of American Battery Metals Corp. The Chairman of Barrel Energy, Mr. Harp Sangha and Mr. Alford are also the founders of Lithium Now.

Barrel Energy is aware that most analysts see an upcoming bull market for Lithium and other battery raw materials to feed the surging Lithium-ion battery supply chain and has made this a strategic focus for the company.

Global demand for these key battery materials is expected to rise dramatically over this decade. The outlook for Lithium will outstrip production with global demand for Lithium expected to increase 650% by 2027. Market demand for Lithium has been predicted to be a staggering 470,000mt by 2025. Each 1% increase in new global Electric Vehicles sales could further increase Lithium demand by 70,000mt, nearly representing the total of last year’s annual production of Lithium.

Barrel has recently been in discussions with St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) (“St-Georges”) a Canadian public company engaged in the development of new Lithium extraction technologies regarding several sites for their Lithium processing technology centers within the southwest U.S.

Barrel is considering location sites with a specific eye toward cost efficiency and process permitting. Access to infrastructure, sufficient power, transport and nearby source material and demand are all factors for project viability. Our lead development site is situated on a roughly 30 acre property that is now zoned for industrial activities located in Nevada just 18.5 miles from the Tesla Gigafactory 1.

Read the full article here.

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Your No. 3 Potential Driver Indicator For ATAO

Altair Provides Update on Lithium Extraction and Battery Recycling Technology

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altair International Corp. (the “Company” or “Altair”) (OTC: ATAO) is pleased to provide an update on its previously announced partnership with St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) (“St-Georges”) a Canadian public company engaged in the development of new Lithium extraction technologies.

On December 1, 2020 the two companies entered into a Binding agreement that would allow Altair access to St-Georges’ patent-pending Lithium processing technology for Altair’s Nevada based Stonewall project and most importantly bring together the two companies to jointly develop a patentable industrial scale process for Electric Vehicle Lithium-ion battery (LIB) recycling.

As the global Electric Vehicle (EV) market heats up over the coming decade, the demand for battery metals is expected to outpace current production. Even with increased energy density and charge cycles, Lithium based batteries for EVs, laptops, phones and other mobile devices will create cumulative waste challenges both in the environmental footprint of production and end-of-life LIB disposal.

Altair and St-Georges recognize that new optimized recycling technologies will offer valuable solutions to both a waste-management and battery metal supply. Selective, economic and responsible metal extraction of spent LIBs will be an integral part of the multi-billion dollar green economy and play a crucial part in the future of EV dominance of the automotive sector.

At present our two companies are working diligently to complete a long-form partnership agreement before the end of the month. As well, St-Georges has named Paul Pelosi, Jr, a member of Altair’s Advisory Board, to the position of President of EVSX Corp, the subsidiary that St-Georges has dedicated to the development of our recycling technology program.

Mr, Pelosi has many years of experience contributing to the sustainability of the environment through his service as President of the Environment Commission in San Francisco and contributions at various green technology companies. Paul Mr. Pelosi’s strong affinity and familiarity with sustainable investments, which incorporate environmental, social and governance criteria will play a critical role in assisting the role out of our Lithium mineral processing and its deployment.

Altair has the exclusive option to acquire 49.99% of the common shares of EVSX Corp by issuing shares to St-Georges and making certain milestones payments to co-fund development.

Read the full article here.

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Your No. 4 Potential Driver Indicator For ATAO

Altair International Completes First Stage of Lithium and Rare Earth Project Earn-In With American Lithium Minerals Inc.

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altair International Corp. (the “Company” or “Altair”) (OTC: ATAO) is pleased to announce that it has completed its Initial Earn-in Option as defined in the definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) with American Lithium Minerals, Inc. (“American Lithium”), a Nevada-based corporation.

In seeking to purposefully position itself into the growing Lithium battery market, the Company signed the Agreement on November 24th 2020 with American Lithium that allows Altair the exclusive right to earn in up to a Sixty Percent (60%) interest in two projects, the Stonewall Lithium Project in southwestern Nevada and the Kingman Rare Earth Project in northwestern Arizona. The Earn-in agreement is granted to Lithium Now, a Nevada based subsidiary of Altair for a primary term of three (3) years in consideration of cash and stepped annual exploration expenditure commitments.

The Stonewall Project covers highly anomalous Lithium found within the Nevada lithium supply hub just 191 miles southeast of Tesla's Gigafactory1 and is a near neighbor to the Clayton Valley, the site of Albemarle’s’ Silver Peak Lithium production. The Kingman Rare Earth Project located in Mohave County, Arizona and encompasses past producing mine sited by the Arizona Bureau of Mines as having high grade Rare Earths Elements (REEs).

Read the full article here.

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Your No. 5 Potential Driver Indicator For ATAO

Altair Enters Binding Agreement for Advanced Lithium Extraction and Processing Technologies

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altair International Corp. (the “Company” or “Altair”) (OTC: ATAO) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Binding Agreement (the “Agreement”) with St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp. (CSE: SX) (OTC: SXOOF) (FSE: 85G1) (“St-Georges”) a Canadian public company on the cutting edge of developing new technologies to solve some of the most common environmental problems in the mining industry. Under the terms of the Agreement, St-Georges has agreed to provide access to its patent pending lithium processing technology for lithium mineral deposits and to jointly develop with Altair a patentable electric vehicle battery recycling industrial process.

Altair recognizes that global Electric Vehicle (EVs) market is accelerating and that batteries are the heart of this powerful economic engine. The battery marketspace is projected to reach over US$90Bn by 2025 and Altair is rapidly positioning itself within the exploration, development, end use and the recycling of the most important element of the new array of battery technologies, Lithium.

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Conditions of the Agreement

In return for the access to the lithium processing technology and as part of their contribution in the development of patentable intellectual property in regard to Lithium Battery Recycling, Altair will issue 2Mn shares to St-Georges at signature of this Binding Agreement. The Company has further committed to 2 subsequent shares issuance of 2Mn shares each, the first at the filing of a joint patent application in regards to the battery recycling R&D effort and the second issuance at the start of an Industrial Pilot Plant demonstrator of the battery recycling process. If all milestones are completed, a total of 6Mn common shares of Altair will be issued in favor of St-Georges.

Read the full article here.

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Coverage is officially initiated on ATAO. Before you do anything else, do this:

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Before Tuesday's opening bell, get ATAO on your radar.

Sincerely,

Axel Adams

Editor, SCF


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