FinancialWire  (Investrend Forums Syndicate) – Published September 24, 2010
The A-Fund Emerging Hi-Growth Sectors Conference was held yesterday. Presenting public companies included rare earth/special alloy exploration and development company Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. (GWG.V), rare earth element and uranium exploration company Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (UCU.V) (UURAF.PK), mineral exploration company Alexco Resource Corp. (AXU), and gold and silver exploration company Orko Silver Corp. (OK.V) (OKOFF.OB).
The conference also included a DuPasquier “best ideas” panel with Brian Brogan, Herve Van Caloen, Charles Kaplan, Lloyd Khaner and Charles Lemonides, as well as talks on why the heavy rare earths are important by Dr. Gareth Hatch, and what’s next in heavy rare earths by Jack Lifton.
In addition, the conference included a precious metals panel discussion, as well as talks on the fundamentals of gold and silver by Eliot Glaser, the new trading dynamics of gold and silver by George Gero, and valuations of gold and silver stocks by Christopher Ecclestone.
Orko Silver engages in the acquisition and exploration of gold and silver resource properties in Mexico. The company was formerly known as Orko Gold Corporation and changed its name to Orko Silver Corp. in March 2006. Orko Silver Corp. was incorporated in 1983 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Alexco Resource Corp. engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Canada, primarily in Yukon Territory. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Ucore Rare Metals engages in the exploration and development of rare earth element and uranium properties. The company was formerly known as Ucore Uranium Inc. and changed its name to Ucore Rare Metals Inc. in June 2010. Ucore Rare Metals Inc. is based in Halifax, Canada.
Great Western Minerals engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of metal properties in the United States, Canada, and South Africa. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is based in Saskatoon, Canada.