Banner Green
Banner Mining
Banner Pharma
Banner Tech

The U.S., not to mention the entire West, needs to rethink its commodity supply chains. The realization is uncomfortable: for the beautiful vision of a fully electrified future, more mining is needed, not less. And geostrategic arguments aside, there are good reasons for taking the extraction of raw materials back into our own hands. After all, where better to ensure responsible extraction than on our own doorstep? The necessary change in mentality is a challenge for an entire generation.

Pictures are worth a thousand words, they say. Group Ten Metals Inc. (TSX.V: PGE; FRA: 5D32) just released, for the first time, an image from its Stillwater-West polymetallic project in Montana that provides a kind of X-ray view of the massive dimensions of the suspected PGE-Ni-Cu-Co + Au mineralization that lies just beneath the surface.

FYI Resources (WKN A0RDPF / ASX FYI) begins trading today on the U.S. OTCQX exchange. The ticker symbol is OTCQX: FYIRF. From the US listing, Australian FYI expects better visibility and accessibility among North American retail, high net worth and institutional investors. The latter will be able to trade in the local time zone and in U.S. dollars with immediate effect.

Great people don't like to dwell on small things. That's why the caliber of the people involved allows certain assumptions to be made about the caliber of a company and project. This correlation is currently easy to observe at Group Ten Metals (TSX.V: PGE; FRA: 5D32), which has just announced the surprise appointment of Australian, Gordon Toll, as an independent director. Toll is a heavyweight by global mining industry standards. Among other things, he was a co-founder of Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG), now the world's fourth largest iron ore producer with a current market capitalization of A$62 billion. If that's not a remarkable personal and business success story! The man even has a Wikipedia page.