James River Coal Company was formed in 1988 through the purchase of McCoy Elkhorn and Bell County from Transco Coal Company. In 1992 we acquired the operations of Johns Creek Coal Company and the Bevins Branch Preparation Plant, both of which are now operated under McCoy Elkhorn. In June of 1995 the Leeco and Bledsoe operating companies were acquired through Transco Coal Company. The Blue Diamond operating company was purchased in 1998. In 1999, we acquired Shamrock Coal Company, which added mines, reserves, and a preparation plant and the Clover loadout facility to the Bledsoe complex. Triad was purchased in May of 2005.
Ternium Mexico provides steel to all points between the Rio Grande and the Guatemalan border. Ternium company, the Mexican unit of Luxembourg-based steel concern Ternium, makes hot- and cold-rolled steel, galvanized steel, and operates steel processing service centers. It also owns iron mining company Las Encinas and 50% of another miner, Pena Colorada. Domestic sales make up a great majority of the company's sales, and Ternium Mexico accounts for about 20% of all steel products sold in the country. Ternium company came into its current form when the families that controlled the former Grupo Imsa sold out to Ternium, whose steel operations span the Americas, in 2007.
Rio Tinto is on the lookout for pay dirt. Rio Tinto Limited, one of the world's largest mining operations (along with BHP Billiton and Vale), is the Australian half of dual-listed sister companies, with Rio Tinto plc taking up residence in London. Although each company trades separately, the two Rio Tintos operate as one business. Rio Tinto mines iron, copper, uranium, industrial minerals (borax, salt, talc), gold, and diamonds. It also produces aluminum products through Rio Tinto Alcan. The company sells globally, but the majority of its operations are located in Australia and North America.
Forsys Metals Corp is an innovative uranium development Company focused on creating shareholder value by developing uranium assets in Namibia, Africa. The Valencia Uranium Deposit, the Company’s flag ship project, is 100% owned and is one of only a handful of new uranium projects around the globe that is scheduled for production in next couple of years. Valencia’s robust financial model underpins our strategic position to participate in an energy sector that is enjoying very positive long-term fundamentals.
As announced in our news release dated August 21, 2008, the Company received our Mining Licence No. 149 for the Valencia project. Granting of the Mining Licence is the most significant milestone in the development of Valencia, and is only the second Licence to be granted within the last few decades in Namibia. Forsys Metals Corp Company holds five additional uranium licenses in the region, solidifying a pipeline of uranium projects far into the future. Exploration on these uranium projects, which are near to Valencia, has uncovered high grade uranium mineralization that appears to be very promising; additional exploration on these as well as other areas is ongoing. With an ever increasing requirement for uranium combined with extremely positive industry fundamentals, Forsys offers excitement to increase shareholder value by bringing Valencia into production while providing organic growth with new discoveries.
ArcelorMittal is the world's No. 1 steel company with
320,000 employees in 60 countries. ArcelorMittal is one of
Canada's leading suppliers of steel products and iron ore to
markets in North America and around the world, with
extensive mining, steelmaking and tube manufacturing
facilities in the provinces of New Brunswick, Quebec and
Ontario.Recognized for the excellence of its products, the
skills of its 12,000 talented employees and its leadership
in the industry, ArcelorMittal produces in Canada iron ore
concentrate and pellets, and a wide range of steel products,
including hot rolled, cold rolled, galvanized, Extragal,
Galvalume, tinplate, chromium-coated and pre-painted falt
rolled steels as well as tubular products.
Everton Resources is a well funded junior exploration company with properties in the Dominican Republic, in Ontario and in Quebec. The Company provides investors with an exceptional portfolio of active projects in three separate and distinct emerging gold and base metals districts.Everton recently acquired Hays Lake Gold Inc., a private mining exploration company with various options to acquire a consolidated land package located in the Shoal Lake area, near Kenora, Ontario. The 38 km² Shoal Lake Gold Project is comprised of two significant high grade gold deposits: Duport and Cedar Island.Everton is actively exploring in the Dominican Republic, with land claims totalling 382 km², adjacent to where the world’s largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold is partnering with Goldcorp to develop the Pueblo Viejo deposit, at an estimated cost of $2.7 billion. The deposit contains 29.6 million ounces of gold, 4.8 billion pounds of zinc, 621.7 million pounds of copper and 173.6 million ounces of silver (December 2008). Everton also holds an impressive land package adjacent to Xstrata’s Falcondo nickel mine in the Dominican Republic. Everton is also exploring in the Opinaca region of James Bay, Quebec where Everton has amassed a large land claim adjacent to Goldcorp’s Eleonore gold deposit, acquired from Virginia Mines for approximately $500 million, where Goldcorp announced a gold resource estimate of 5.31 million ounces of gold in December 2008 (total resource, all categories).
Almaden Minerals Ltd., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. It principally holds interests in the Elk gold and silver property comprising the Siwash Gold deposit in Canada; and Caballo Blanco gold, silver, and copper prospect consisting of 8,200 hectares located in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Almaden Minerals was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
A Japanese trading post operating on a global scale, Hanwa company imports, exports, and sells steel products, including plate, sheet, pipe, wire, and bar. It also recycles nonferrous metals and sells construction, housing, and steel-making materials. Steel accounts for a majority of sales, with the balance of sales generated through diverse lines, such as amusement-park rides, cement, frozen seafood and meat products, industrial machines, lumber, and petroleum and chemicals. Hanwa has trading offices in the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
O'Neal Steel has an angle on the steel industry. One of the US's leading metals service companies, O'Neal sells a full range of metal products -- including angles, bars, beams, coil, pipe, plate, and sheet -- made from steel, aluminum, brass, and bronze. O'Neal Steel company operates about 75 facilities throughout the US as well as in Canada and Mexico; it also markets to Europe and the Asia/Pacific region, offering such metal-processing services as forming, laser cutting, machining, plasma cutting, tube bending, and sawing. Annual sales are more than $2 billion. Founded by Kirkman O'Neal in 1921 in Alabama, the company has expanded largely through acquisitions. It is still owned and run by the O'Neal family.
Dyson Group develops performance materials (metal composites, fibers) and thermal products (ceramics, refractories). Some of the company's products include Ecoflex catalytic converter components and Saffil polycrystalline chemical fibers, both developed by Dyson's Saffil subsidiary. Dyson Group company also has a US subsidiary, Millennium Materials, which develops metal matrix composites, primarily under the Carolite name, that are used in hard disk substrate manufacturing. It also makes lightweight metal and ceramic composite materials that are used by the aerospace, automotive, telecommunications, and electronics industries. Dyson was founded in 1810.
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