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The Worst Mining Nation On The Planet?

The Worst Mining Nation On The Planet?

Falling production, financial hardships, strikes…

Experts: Expect A Wipeout For South African Miners

Experts: Expect A Wipeout For South African Miners

The downturn in South African…

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China’s Hunger For South American Copper Continues To Grow

Jan 25, 2017 at 10:08 | Dave Forest

The world’s largest copper mine is moving closer to a shutdown. With unionized workers at Chile’s Escondida operation yesterday rejecting owner BHP’s latest wage offer — and now facing…

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Miners Shun Top Class Gold Assets In Egypt

Jan 24, 2017 at 09:49 | Dave Forest

I wrote in November about Egypt’s first gold licensing round in seven years. Noting that the geological potential is very strong in this under-explored part of the Arabian-Nubian shield.…

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World’s Largest Mining Investment Fund Is Bargain Hunting Again

Jan 23, 2017 at 10:10 | Dave Forest

China expanded its global reach again this past week. With the first-ever rail shipment of Chinese goods arriving in London, as part of a new Silk Road train…

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Lithium Miners In This Key Producing Nation Could See Radical Changes Soon

Jan 19, 2017 at 11:03 | Dave Forest

The “value added” craze has been sweeping the mining world. With governments from Zimbabwe to Indonesia calling for miners to upgrade copper, nickel, aluminum and platinum in-country — rather than…

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All Copper Exports From This World-Leading Nation Stopped Last Night

Jan 12, 2017 at 10:26 | Dave Forest

I wrote in late December about a looming crisis in Indonesia’s mining sector. And yesterday, it hit. Officials at Indonesia’s mining ministry confirmed that miners including Freeport-McMoRan have…

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Here Are The Final Numbers On A Terrible Year For Gold In India

Jan 09, 2017 at 10:07 | Dave Forest

The final 2016 stats are in from the world’s top gold-consuming nation, India. Showing that the past year was one of the bleakest on record for this critical bullion market.…

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Silver Set To Light Up The Markets In 2017

Jan 04, 2017 at 15:48 | James Burgess

Silver mining stocks are significantly undervalued thanks to a market anomaly that ignores fundamentals and allows itself to be temporarily sidetracked by post-election confusion, but beware--this bear is looking…

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Gold Prices Set To Spike Under Trump

Dec 07, 2016 at 17:39 | James Burgess

November 2016 was a historic month in which two monumental market shocks took place – the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency and the surprise deal reached by…

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Trump Sets The Stage For A Huge Gold Rally In 2017

Dec 02, 2016 at 18:06 | James Burgess

Global political tensions have not been this palpable since 9/11, when gold prices jumped 32.87% in a single day, and the amount of uncertainty being ushered in for 2017 promises…

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Metals Rise Across The Board After OPEC Agreement

Dec 02, 2016 at 17:02 | Ag Metal Miner

Yesterday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries finalized a deal to cut production by 1.2 million barrels a day starting in January, its first reduction since 2008. The production deal…

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