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Copper Prices Under Pressure As Peru/Ecuador Ramp Up Production

Dec 23, 2015 at 09:40 | Dave Forest

Copper prices have moved up a little the last few days, after nearing $2.05/lb during the past week. But news from two countries this week suggests…

Did Mining Profits Just Jump 21 Percent Overnight For This Entire Nation?

Dec 22, 2015 at 10:26 | Dave Forest

The World Gold Council recently reported that production costs for the global gold industry have dropped nearly 20% over the last two and a half years.…

Does This Emergency Move Mean Trouble In China's Mining Sector

Dec 14, 2015 at 10:06 | Dave Forest

Very interesting reports emerging from China’s mining sector late last week. Suggesting that the sector is struggling with some major issues, and needs serious help in…

Change In Legislation Here Gives Miners More Freedom

Dec 10, 2015 at 11:07 | Dave Forest

Most mining investors probably missed a small but potentially critical item this week — from local press in one of America’s most important re-emerging mining districts.…

Super Well Discovery And New Govt. Spark Shale Boom In Argentina

Dec 09, 2015 at 12:21 | James Burgess

The recent discovery of a ‘super well’ in Argentina’s prized Vaca Muerta shale has further raised the stakes in this market-defying venue, positioning the only junior…

EPA Rule Creates Multi Billion Market For This Tech

Dec 01, 2015 at 17:32 | James Burgess

The U.S. government’s recent mercury pollution regulations have created a new multi-billion-dollar energy industry for next-generation, low-cost mercury emissions control tech, with the first beneficiary…

Update: How India's New Gold Schemes Are Hitting The Market

Nov 27, 2015 at 10:22 | Dave Forest

India’s recent gold monetization scheme is one of the biggest events for the global gold market in years. And we’re now three weeks into the program — and getting an…

As Prices Tank, This Natural Gas Exporter Became A Net Importer

Nov 25, 2015 at 09:34 | Dave Forest

The natural gas market is growing interesting. Not in North America where prices continue to languish — but internationally, where the fall in oil has caused…

Newest Mining Code In This Country Could Harm Future Investments

Nov 24, 2015 at 09:36 | Dave Forest

When a nation develops a new mining code, it’s usually a good thing — today, new and more progressive regimes are in the works in several parts of Africa, like…

No. 1 Copper Producing Country Feels Pain As Prices Tank

Nov 23, 2015 at 09:54 | Dave Forest

The copper market got a serious warning late last week. From a leading insider in the planet’s largest producing nation for the red metal. That’s Chile…

A “Perfect Opportunity” To Scoop Up Mining Assets On The Cheap Here

Nov 18, 2015 at 10:03 | Dave Forest

Copper prices have hit their lowest levels in 6 years the last few weeks. For many players in the industry that's triggered cutbacks in production and…

This Mega-Deal Reveals 2 Critical Points On The Gold Sector

Nov 16, 2015 at 09:41 | Dave Forest

As I've said before, one of the things I love most about writing Pierce Points is: the letter keeps me in touch with some of the best professionals going in…

A Bit Of Good News For The Global Coal Industry At Last

Nov 12, 2015 at 10:45 | Dave Forest

The global coal industry has fallen into its most depressed state in decades, possibly ever. But as production contracts and mines close, we're getting to a…

Canadian Montney Play Is Attracting Mergers & Acquisition Suitors

Nov 10, 2015 at 09:04 | James Burgess

Oil prices may be languishing in the mid-$40 range but that has not stopped the mergers and acquisitions market from heating up in the already hot…

Clean And Profitable Oil Sands Production Now A Reality

Nov 09, 2015 at 16:45 | James Burgess

At a time when global oil prices are slumping, the death knell sounds for Keystone XL, and major oil sands projects are scrapped, America’s first-ever environmentally-friendly…

A Crucial Development For Gold Investors Globally

Nov 09, 2015 at 10:19 | Dave Forest

We finally got our first look at one of the most important developments this year for gold investment: India's gold monetization and sovereign gold bond schemes.And it…

One Technology That Could Change The Global Oil Industry

Nov 09, 2015 at 07:30 | James Burgess

A new joint venture aimed at reviving sleeping giant oilfields is now up and running and ready to distribute what is described as ‘revolutionary’ Plasma…

Two Deals, And A New Financial Order In Zinc And Iron Ore

Nov 06, 2015 at 10:26 | Dave Forest

Two big deals emerged in the mining space this week, both illustrating a critical shift happening to project investment across the industry.Both cases involved established mining firms selling…

Gold Exploration Still Profitable When Done Right

Nov 04, 2015 at 10:02 | Dave Forest

These days, I get asked a lot: "Why would anyone do mining exploration right now?" But news this week suggests one of the world's largest gold miners thinks it's a…

This Nation Is Reviving Some Of The World's Biggest Copper Deposits

Nov 03, 2015 at 10:24 | Dave Forest

There's a lot of investment money today looking to buy big copper deposits. And events late last week suggest such investors may have some major…

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