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New Partnerships, Safety Innovations & Cost Reductions - Research Report on Vale, Hecla Mining, Alpha Natural Resources, IAMGOLD

 New Partnerships, Safety Innovations & Cost Reductions - Research Report on
   Vale, Hecla Mining, Alpha Natural Resources, IAMGOLD and Peabody Energy

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NEW YORK, March 15, 2013

NEW YORK, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Vale SA
(ADR) (NYSE: VALE), Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL), Alpha Natural Resources,
Inc. (NYSE: ANR), IAMGOLD Corporation (USA) (NYSE: IAG) and Peabody Energy
Corporation (NYSE: BTU). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Vale SA Research Report

The second annual Women in Mining Canada National Trailblazer Award was given
to Samantha Espley, Vale's general manager of mines and mill technical
services for its Ontario operations. She was honored during the recently
concluded Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference in
Toronto. As GM of mines and mill technical services, she leads a
multi-disciplinary group of more than 200 mining and mineral processing
engineers, geologists, metallurgists, technologists and other technical staff
supporting Vale's mining and milling operations in Sudbury. The Full Research
Report on Vale SA- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/9726_VALE]

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Hecla Mining Company Research Report

Hecla Mining has strongly urged its shareholders to reject the Alamos offer in
regards to the acquisition of Aurizon Mines Ltd. With Hecla's offer superior
to Alamos by CAD$0.27, it also includes a 68% higher cash component. President
and Chief Executive officer, Phillips S. Baker, Jr. said, "Tendering to the
Alamos offer risks depriving Aurizon shareholders of the premium our offer
represents as well as the significant upside we see in a Hecla-Aurizon
combination. As a North America focused precious metals producer, we believe
the combined company will deliver increased value well into the future."
Separately, Aurizon today reiterated its recommendation that shareholders
support the Hecla transaction and do not tender into the Alamos offer or
withdraw tenders already made. Aurizon urged shareholders who have tendered to
immediately withdraw tendered shares. The Full Research Report on Hecla Mining
Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets
- is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/2b99_HL]

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Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Research Report

Leading U.S. coal supplier Alpha Natural Resources has received honors for
outstanding safety achievements in 2012 for its 10 mines and other facilities
operated by its affiliates in West Virginia. Nine operations received the
Mountaineer Guardian safety award, while the Bart B. Lay, Jr. Milestones of
Safety award was given to the Republic Energy Surface Mine for being the most
outstanding mine in the state of West Virginia. Paul Vining, Alpha's
president, said, "We congratulate our people and operations for their
accomplishments in 2012. We are proud of our miners and the work they do every
day. These awards underline how important safety is to Alpha and our culture."
The Full Research Report on Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/71e1_ANR]

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IAMGOLD Corporation (USA) Research Report

With its long track record of generating attractive returns in capital
employed, IAMGOLD Corporation is reinforcing its already strong financial
position via reducing its annual spending by $100 million. This will be
achieved through cost-cutting initiatives aimed at reducing mine operating
costs, exploration expenditures and mine site and corporate general and
administrative costs. The Company ended 2012 with over $1 billion in cash and
gold bullion. President and CEO Steve Letwin adds, "The need for a robust
return on capital is not a new concept at IAMGOLD, and we continue to approve
only projects that will generate a return surpassing our risk adjusted cost of
capital. Our recent share price performance is unacceptable. We are determined
to intensify our return on capital and improve our operating performance. In
this period of lower gold prices and rising costs we have launched an
aggressive cost reduction program to remove $100 million from our 2013 plan."
The Full Research Report on IAMGOLD Corporation - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/f934_IAG]

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Peabody Energy Corporation Research Report

Colorado's Mining Association and the state's Division of Reclamation Mining
have recognized Peabody Energy's operations for innovation in safety,
environmental leadership and environmental excellence. The Twentymile mine was
honored with the Safety Innovation Award, with innovations such as an improved
conveyor belt system and use of pilot holes for installing stopping rails. The
mine was also recognized for recycling more than 1 million pounds of materials
including cable, scraps metal and used oil. The Twentymile Sage Creek portal
was given the Coal Reclamation Award while Colorado Reclamation Manager Roy
Karo was honored for a lifetime of achievement pioneering best practices for
land restoration with the Dr. James A. Pendleton Award for Reclamation. "Our
Colorado team is known for a progressive culture that prizes innovation and
best practice in all facets of our activities," said Peabody Energy - Americas
President Kemal Williamson. "I'm proud of our employees for their leadership
in setting safety and environmental standards that are respected among the
highest levels in the state and the industry." The Full Research Report on
Peabody Energy Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/b18e_BTU]

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