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NET NIT – Sloppy moly headline

Regular reader N.C. (Nick) Carter pointed out a mistake in a news item last week about SULTAN MINERALS.


Regular reader N.C. (Nick) Carter pointed out a mistake in a news item last week about SULTAN MINERALS.

Your second story headline on June 14 (Jersey Emerald Core Assays 0.10% Mo over 176.8 metres) is erroneous and misleading. As stated correctly in the first paragraph of the story, the hole actually assayed 0.10% MoS2 (molybdenum disulphide) over the reported hole length.

There’s a big difference between Mo and MoS2 values. The factor to convert Mo values to MoS2 is 1.6681. Most exploration companies (and producing companies) currently report molybdenum values as percent Mo but some continue to report in percent MoS2. The interested public, and regulatory agencies for that matter, should be aware of the difference.


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