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The Worst Mining Nation On The Planet?

The Worst Mining Nation On The Planet?

Falling production, financial hardships, strikes…

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Mining Crackdown In The Philippines Could Be About To End

May 04, 2017 at 10:08 | Dave Forest

I wrote a few weeks back about cracks appearing in the Philippines’ government war on mining. And yesterday, the anti-mining movement suffered a major blow. With controversial Environment Secretary…

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What’s Behind This Sudden Drop In China’s Gold Production?

May 01, 2017 at 10:38 | Dave Forest

I wrote a few weeks ago about the lack of knowledge around China’s gold mining sector. But this past week, a new report from within the country provided a…

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This International Infrastructure Deal Could Change Global Copper

Apr 27, 2017 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

Drama continues in the global copper sector this week. With key LatAm producer Southern Copper seeing workers end a strike at the Toquepala mine in Peru — but Freeport…

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This South African Gold Miner Just Declared War On Illegal Miners

Apr 25, 2017 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

Small-scale mining is a growing issue across Africa. With regulators in Ghana this week making their first moves to shut down artisanal operations — part of an emerging campaign…

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Does This Reversal Show A Crack In The Philippines’ War On Mining

Apr 20, 2017 at 09:31 | Dave Forest

The past year’s massive anti-mining drive by the Philippines government has wreaked havoc on the local sector. With the latest example being Australian miner Greenstone Resources this week saying it…

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Did Africa's #2 Gold Nation Just Suspend All Mining Projects?

Apr 19, 2017 at 10:08 | Dave Forest

Potentially major development in the gold space this week. With one of the world’s go-to producing nations apparently going through a regulatory upheaval — which could affect new projects and…

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Gold Prices Rise As Demand In This No.1 Gold Market Soars

Apr 17, 2017 at 10:38 | Dave Forest

Sentiment has turned up in the gold market the last few weeks. And new data from the world’s top consuming center — India — shows there may indeed be cause…

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Copper Prices Could Rise As Another Major Copper Mine Goes On Strike

Apr 14, 2017 at 09:17 | Dave Forest

One of the world’s largest copper mines just came back online — with Freeport’s Grasberg, Indonesia operation reportedly finalizing paperwork to resume concentrate exports, after a 12-week standoff with…

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This Rare Metal Just Saw Its Price Jump By 30%

Apr 12, 2017 at 10:36 | Dave Forest

Amazing price action this week, for a metal we don’t hear much about. Ruthenium. Rates for this platinum group metal surged over the weekend, according to data from Platts.…

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The New Tech Transforming The Platinum Industry

Apr 04, 2017 at 09:40 | Dave Forest

There is upheaval in the platinum space right now, with big fluctuations in the South African rand threatening to take down prices across the platinum group metals complex. That trend…

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