About Melissa Shaw

Melissa Shaw

Melissa Shaw is originally from Ontario and has worked primarily in radio and online media. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of King's College, a radio broadcasting diploma from Seneca College and a BA in English and Communication Studies from York University.

Melissa is an avid reader and joined INN in April 2017 as a staff writer for the resource division.


Critical Metals Investing

NioCorp CEO Mark Smith Increases His Personal Stake in NioCorp in Order to Accelerate the Company’s Current Elk Creek Project Finance Efforts

NioCorp Developments (“NioCorp” or the “Company”) (TSX:NB) (OTCQX:NIOBF) (FSE:BR3) announces that CEO and Executive Chairman Mark Smith is increasing his personal stake in the Company by providing USD $180,000 in funding under an existing credit facility with the Company in order to accelerate NioCorp’s ongoing Elk Creek project finance efforts.
The funding from Mr.

Base Metals Investing

Step-Out Drilling Extends Spotty Hill Mineralization: 5.00m @ 1.69% Ni, 0.33% Cu and 2.71 g/t Pt+Pd+Au

North American Nickel (TSX-V:NAN) (OTCBB:WSCRF) (CUSIP:65704T 108) (the “Company”) is pleased to report that assays have been received from two 2017 drill holes completed to test the Spotty Hill target at the Imiak Hill Complex (IHC) on the Company’s 100% owned Maniitsoq nickel-copper-cobalt-PGM sulphide project in southwest Greenland. This drilling extends

Base Metals Investing

FPX Nickel Intersects Broad Zones of Near-Surface, Higher Grade Nickel Mineralization in Stepout Drilling at Baptiste Deposit on the Decar Project

FPX Nickel (TSX-V:FPX) (“FPX Nickel” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce results of the first three of eight diamond drill holes completed during its recent stepout drill testing of the Baptiste deposit at the Company’s 100%-owned Decar nickel project (the “Project”) in central British Columbia. The drill holes highlighted

Critical Metals Investing

Tokyo Tech Identifies Key Reasons for the Ease & High-Yield Conversion of Zenyatta’s Albany Graphite to Graphene

Zenyatta Ventures (“Zenyatta” or “Company”) (TSXV:ZEN) announces testing results from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (‘Tokyo Tech’) in Japan have identified key reasons for the ease and high-yield conversion of Albany graphite to graphene.
One of the greatest challenges for commercializing graphene in various applications, since its discovery at the University

Precious Metals Investing

Silver Range Defines Drill Target at Hard Cash

Silver Range Resources (TSX-V:SNG) (“Silver Range”) is pleased to provide an update on exploration results from its Hard Cash Property in Nunavut.

Ground total magnetic field (TMF) and horizontal loop electromagnetic (HLEM) surveys conducted at Hard Cash during July 2017 have defined a compelling drill target along the length of the 1.1

Critical Metals Investing

Arafura Resources: Nolans Pilot Program Update

Arafura Resources (ASX: ARU) (“Arafura” or “the Company”) is pleased to provide an update on recent progress on flowsheet piloting for its 100 per cent-owned Nolans NeodymiumPraseodymium (NdPr) project in the Northern Territory.

The Nolans pilot plant program is being completed in seven phases, with each phase typically run over several

Precious Metals Investing

SilverCrest Expands Babicanora High-Grade Footprint to 600 metres; New High-Grade Vein Discoveries Highlight District Scale Potential

SilverCrest Metals  (“SilverCrest” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce additional Phase II drill results for the Las Chispas Property (the “Property”) located in Sonora, Mexico.

Step-out drilling targeting extensions of the Babicanora Vein continues to intersect high-grade mineralization. With the latest results, SilverCrest has drill-tested the Babicanora Vein over a 600

Industrial Metals Investing

Perfectus Aluminum Responds to Trade Group

Perfectus Aluminum has issued the following:

On October 12, 2017 the Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC), an industry group representing largely American aluminum extruders, posted to its blog a false narrative regarding a suit to which Perfectus Aluminum is a related party. The government is not “seeking unpaid duties from Perfectus for

Base Metals Investing

Horizonte Minerals: Mine Construction Licence Application Submitted to Environmental Agency

Horizonte Minerals (TSX:HZM)(AIM:HZM) (‘Horizonte’ or ‘the Company’), the nickel development company focussed in Brazil, is pleased to announce that is has completed and filed the Mine Construction Licence (‘Installation Licence’ or ‘LI’) for its Araguaia nickel project (‘Araguaia’ or ‘the Project’), Brazil’s next ferronickel project.

The LI was submitted to SEMAS, the Pará

Precious Metals Investing

AbraPlata reports latest drill results for the Fantasma Mineralized Zone at the Diablillos Project in Argentina

AbraPlata Resource (TSX.V:ABRA)(OTCQB:ABBRF)(Frankfurt:1AH) (“AbraPlata” or the “Company”) is pleased to report results of the latest drill results from the Fantasma Mineralized Zone on its Diablillos property in northwestern Argentina.
Hole DDH-17-152, which was collared 130m WSW of hole DDH-17-128 (the first hole of the current campaign and subject of news release dated 

Precious Metals Investing

Southern Silver Drilling Underway at Stockpond Target, Oro Project, New Mexico

Southern Silver Exploration (TSXV: SSV) (“Southern Silver”) reported today that Phase II drilling on the Stockpond gold target has commenced on its 100% owned Oro project. The program will consist of 8-10 reverse-circulation (RC) drill holes totaling approximately 1,200m, which will test lateral offsets of gold mineralization identified in 2016 drilling.

In addition, results of a