I can't think of another small operator that would merge with them and take responsibility for resolving the Moly mine issue. It would be fiscally irresponsible and no board would allow it. Therefore while is sounds like a great idea, USEG cannot merge with another small operator and let them run the show.
Metal mining. The commodity boom is over and most metals prices have been in retreat over the last three years. Thus far those declines have been measured and orderly, and some new projects in Montana remain under active consideration. But the sector is unlikely to contribute to growth in 2015.
Don't really see how anything can happen with Moly mine at the moment.