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Press Release Archives: 08/26/2013

Itronics Announces That Market Need for Its Breakthrough GOLD'n GRO Guardian Deer Repellent May Be 10 Times Greater Than Anticipated

GOLD'n GRO Guardian Could Reduce Spread of Lyme Disease by Deer Ticks

RENO, NV--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2013) - Itronics Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ITRO) wholly-owned subsidiary, Itronics Metallurgical, Inc., is resuming field testing of its breakthrough GOLD'n GRO Guardian Deer Repellent fertilizer. The fertilizer provides systemic protection for plants from foraging deer while at the same time improving plant health through fertilization.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued a report stating that more than 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are occurring annually in the United States, up from 21,000 cases reported in 2007. It is a 10 times increase from the 30,000 cases per year that the CDC had been recently reporting. "Because of the increasingly rapid spread of Lyme disease by deer ticks and black legged ticks, and the potential great expense and difficulty of treating Lyme disease, reduction of deer foraging in suburban yards is a desirable method of reducing the spread of deer ticks to humans," said Dr. John Whitney, Itronics President.

Lyme disease, if not treated early, can lead to severe and chronic health problems. The cost to the United States is estimated at $30 billion annually. A report issued in "Contingencies," an actuarial publication, estimated that the average per patient cost of Lyme disease, including treatment, diagnosis, and lost wages, is more than $60,000 per year per patient. Adjusted for inflation to 2013 dollars, this cost increases to almost $100,000 per patient per year. Since Lyme disease is not readily diagnosed, and if not identified right away the health impact can take years to overcome, the national cost is potentially staggering.

Deer damage to people and property in the United States is also very costly. In a report issued by Cornell University, it was estimated that the annual damage exceeds $2 billion. The damage categories and amounts were $1 billion in car damage, more than $100 million to agricultural crops, $750 million in damage to the timber industry, and more than $250 million in damage to metropolitan households, mainly to landscape plantings. The annual cost adjusted for inflation to 2013 dollars exceeds $3 billion.

The Company's development of GOLD'n GRO Guardian was driven by the need to solve a severe urban problem, deer foraging in people's yards. Deer destroy suburban landscapes and spread Lyme disease by transporting deer ticks and black legged ticks, the primary carriers of Lyme disease and related ailments. Reduction of deer foraging in urban yards reduces the potential for human contact with the deer ticks, which get into family lawns and shrubs and are transported by family pets to their owners. The GOLD'n GRO product does not harm the deer.

In December 2008 the Company obtained a provisional biopesticide registration for GOLD'n GRO Guardian from the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Under United States Environmental Protection Agency rules, costly and extensive outside contract laboratory testing of the GOLD'n GRO systemic repellent system for safety in the natural environment is required before final registration can be approved. In 2008 the Company's registration consultants had estimated this cost to approach $1.5 million and to meet the EPA mandated requirement would take a minimum of 3 years. This is true even though the individual repelling ingredients have been used safely in the human environment for more than 40 years in America. For example, the main repelling ingredient is used in anti-freeze throughout the United States as a bittering agent to prevent children and pets from drinking the anti-freeze.

The recession that began in 2008 made it impossible for the Company to obtain the funds required to pay for the research. The market and sales development of GOLD'n GRO Guardian Deer Repellent fertilizer was discontinued in the second half of 2009 due to the collapse of the housing market in the United States. The state registrations were dropped in 2010 and 2011. The registration of the manufacturing locations has been maintained.

The U.S. housing market is improving and is expected to return to more normal conditions over the next several years. The Company's plan is to continue to selectively obtain field effectiveness information in anticipation of re-starting the registration process when the housing market regains sufficient strength. Itronics Board of Directors has authorized management to investigate the possibility of government grants to fund the needed environmental research so that the Company can obtain the registration needed before manufacturing and sale of GOLD'n GRO Guardian can resume.

The GOLD'n GRO systemic deer repellent fertilizer technology and manufacturing process was developed as an outgrowth of the GOLD'n GRO advanced nutrient technology utilized in the award winning GOLD'n GRO fertilizers and is 100 percent owned by the Company.
Itronics' technologies maximize sustainability. The Company is using science and engineering to pursue profitable clean technology driven growth in chelated specialty fertilizers, silver, and related technologies and products. "Itronics as a fertilizer and silver producer, and a large-scale iron copper gold mineral exploration property owner is well positioned to participate in these strong markets," said Dr. Whitney.

About Itronics:

Headquartered in Reno, Nevada, Itronics Inc. is a "Creative Clean Technology" company that produces GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizers and pure silver bullion. Itronics, through its subsidiary, Itronics Metallurgical, Inc. is the only company with a fully permitted "Beneficial Use Photochemical, Silver, and Water Recycling" plant in the United States that converts spent photoliquids into pure silver and GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizers. The Company is developing environmentally compatible mining technology, and is developing the Fulstone Iron Oxide Copper Gold exploration property in Nevada.

Itronics has received numerous domestic and international awards that recognize its ability to successfully create and implement new environmentally clean recycling and fertilizer technologies.

The Company's environmentally friendly GOLD'n GRO liquid fertilizers, which are extensively used in agriculture, can be used for lawns and houseplants, and are available, along with liquid fertilizer injectors, at the Company's "e-store" catalog at http://goldngro.com. Its popular Silver Nevada Miner bars are available at the Company's "e-store" catalog at http://www.itromet.com.

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Recent News (archives)

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07/02/19 - Itronics 2019 First Six Month’s GOLD’n GRO Fertilizer Sales Exceed 2018 Full Year Sales

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03/05/19 - Itronics Discovers Strong Evidence Of A Tertiary Polymetallic Low Sulfidation Gold System At Its Auric Fulstone Gold Silver Zinc Copper Project

02/05/19 - Itronics 2009 Limited Edition of Its Popular Collectible 5-Troy Ounce Silver Nevada Miner Bars Now Available

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12/11/18 - Uptick Newswire's 'Stock Day' Podcast to Interview Itronics Inc.'s Dennis Bradley December 18th on Expansion into its 2nd plant with 60,000 square feet

12/04/18 - Itronics Completes Purchase of Centrifuge That Eliminates Production Bottleneck in Its Hydromet Processes

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11/13/18 - Itronics Completes Successful Start Up Tests of Centrifuge to Eliminate Production Bottleneck in Its Hydromet Processes

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10/19/18 - The Morgan Report to Interview Dr. John Whitney November 2nd on Itronics Inc. E-Waste Urban Mining Breakthrough Technology

10/02/18 - Itronics Expands GOLD’n GRO Sales Team to Improve Field Support for Its California Distributor

09/20/18 - Itronics President Dr. John Whitney Guest Speaker at Prestigious Resource Recovery Conference; Discusses Itronics’ Breakthrough “Zero Waste” Technologies

09/11/18 - Itronics’ Breakthrough Technology to Clean Cyanide out of Leached Mining Materials and to Extract Silver, Gold and Other Valuable Metals is Detailed

09/06/18 - Mineral extraction pioneer rethinks metallurgy

09/06/18 - Itronics Takes Delivery of Centrifuge to Eliminate Bottleneck in its Hydromet Processes

08/30/18 - Itronics Begins KAM-Thio Tests to Recover Silver and Gold From High Grade Mineralized Rock

08/21/18 - Itronics E-Scrap Circuit Board Supplier, New2U Computers, Receives “Responsible Recycling” R2:2013 Certification

08/08/18 - “Imagine a World Without Waste” Dr. John Whitney, CEO, Itronics Inc. Is Doing Just That

07/17/18 - Itronics to Begin Testing of Centrifuge Technology for Its Hydromet Processes

07/10/18 - Itronics Increases Silver Content of Its Bullion by 50 Percent

06/19/18 - Itronics New E-Scrap Grinder Increases Furnace “per Melt” Yield by More Than 50 Percent

06/12/18 - Itronics President, Dr. Whitney, Invited Guest at Comstock Mining Annual Meeting of Stockholders

06/05/18 - Itronics Reports 2018 First Quarter Total Revenues and Provides Updates on Current Operations and Growth Projects

05/10/18 - Itronics Shares KOLO-TV News Story- MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon

05/03/18 - Itronics Announces: Positive Results From KAM-Thio Tests With Comstock Mining to Recover Silver, Gold While Neutralizing Cyanide

05/01/18 - Itronics Announces Exclusive Option to Purchase 48 Acre, 54,000 Square Foot Manufacturing Facility

04/17/18 - Itronics’ Breakthrough Technology to Extract Gold, Silver, Palladium, Copper and Tin From Computer Wastes Proving Out in Tests

04/03/18 - Itronics Increased E-Scrap Grinding Capacity Will Impact Revenue

03/27/18 - Itronics Takes Delivery of Commercial Scale Grinder to Increase E-Scrap Grinding Capacity

01/23/18 - Itronics Reports 78 Percent Sales Increase in Fourth Quarter and a 29 Percent Increase for 2017

01/11/18 - Itronics Selected as One of 10 Most Sustainable, Green/Earth Friendly Businesses in Northern Nevada

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12/14/17 - Itronics Reports Positive Results From KAM-Thio Tests to Recover Silver, Gold and Neutralize Cyanide From Leached Mine Tailings

11/30/17 - Itronics Purchases Commercial Scale Grinder to Increase E-Scrap Grinding Capacity

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10/26/17 - Itronics Reports 2017 Nine Month Sales Increase Of 19 Percent; Updates Operations Expansion And Diversification Progress

10/03/17 - Itronics President Dr. John Whitney to Attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling Fall Meeting; Key Recycling Leaders Worldwide

09/14/17 - Itronics President Dr. John Whitney to Speak About Breakthrough E-Scrap Refining Technology at Prestigious Resource Recovery Conference

09/06/17 - Itronics Reports 2017 First Half Revenue Increase of 28 Percent; Operations, Expansion and Diversification Updated

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08/08/17 - Itronics Begins Tests to Recover Silver and Gold From Leached Mine Tailings and From Virgin Ore Using Its KAM-Thio Technology

07/20/17 - Itronics Reports 2017 First Quarter Total Revenues and Updates Operations Expansion and Diversification Progress

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06/06/17 - KOLO8 NEWS - Made in Nevada: Itronics

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03/12/17 - MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon - John Whitney, Ph.D., CEO

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08/02/16 - Itronics Now Producing Elemental Sulfur, a New Product

07/26/16 - Rising Metals Values Pull Minerals Producer Into E-Scrap Refining

07/21/16 - Silver lining > Dr. John Whitney is the inventor of a fertilizer made from recycled materials

07/15/16 - Itronics Starts Silver Refining Campaign to Measure Recovery of Gold and Palladium From E-Scrap

07/08/16 - Upticknewswire - Itronics Inc. John W. Whitney

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06/10/16 - Dr. John W. Whitney on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon

05/20/16 -  WallStreet Research Featured Company: Itronics Inc.

04/28/16 - Dr. John W. Whitney on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon

04/19/16 - Itronics Reports 2016 First Quarter Total Revenues and Updates Operations Expansion and Diversification Progress

04/07/16 - Itronics updates operation results, reports 2015 sales (Reno Gazette-Journal)

03/31/16 - Dr. John W. Whitney on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon

01/20/16 - Itronics Updates Operation Results and Reports Full Year 2015 Sales

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12/08/15 - Itronics Obtains Funding for Installation and Start up of a New Leach Reactor System

11/19/15 - Itronics Updates Operation Results; Reports Nine Month 2015 Sales

11/12/15 - Itronics Completes Installation and Start Up of New Glass Slag Crusher and Crushed Glass Screening Machine in Its Silver Refinery

10/29/15 - Itronics Reports First Nine Months 2015 GOLD'n GRO Fertilizer Sales Volume Increase; Revenues Down Slightly

10/27/15 - Itronics Wins Manufacturing Excellence Award

10/06/15 - Itronics Ships First Silver Produced by Its New Refining Technology



 

 


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