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Metals

Oil Prices Range Bound As Pipelines Come Under Pressure

Jul 07, 2020 at 12:47 | Tom Kool

US oil and gas pipelines have hit yet another snag, leaving crude prices in limbo for the time being. 

Moon Mining Could Begin As Early As 2025

Jul 03, 2020 at 16:33 | MINING.com

Plans to start mining the Moon as early as 2025 became more attractive this week after a US National Aeronautics and Space Administration…

Imploding Car Sales Weigh On Battery Metals Market

Jun 26, 2020 at 17:31 | MINING.com

Car sales are tanking the world over: Europe is likely to experience a 20–25% drop in overall sales, the US is running at an annualized rate of little over 12m…

Do Gold Stocks Still Have Upside?

Jun 26, 2020 at 17:20 | Safehaven.com

Gold miners’ stocks rocketed out of mid-March’s stock panic, breaking out to major new bull-market highs in mid-May. Such blisteringly-fast gains, and gold stocks’ upleg stalling out since, have left…

The War On Gold Has Begun

Jun 23, 2020 at 15:57 | Marin Katusa

The war on gold has already started. And yet nobody, no media, no government, nor the companies are actually talking about it. To understand the blueprint of what is going…

Battery Metal Demand Set To Soar By 500%

May 12, 2020 at 11:30 | MINING.com

Production of battery metals such as graphite, lithium and cobalt will have to increase by nearly 500% by 2050 to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies, the World…

The Tide Is Turning For Canada’s Mining Industry

Feb 07, 2020 at 17:33 | MINING.com

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) released its annual Facts & Figures report on Tuesday, saying it is time is for the industry to fulfill its potential as a dominant mining nation. The…

The End Of A Dark Decade For Energy Commodities

Jan 23, 2020 at 17:25 | Alex Kimani

Beaten-down commodity markets may be tempting investors to start adding the asset class to their portfolios as they seek to diversify even as the epic stock market bull run…

World's Second Largest Lithium Miner Is Reeling From Low Prices

Nov 21, 2019 at 12:57 | MINING.com

Chile’s Chemical and Mining Society (SQM), the world’s second-largest lithium producer, continues to suffer from sustained weak prices and demand for the metal used in batteries that power electric vehicles…

A Mining Explosion: The Dirty Little Secret Of The Green Revolution

Oct 31, 2019 at 12:22 | MINING.com

Leftwing darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed Green New Deal, despite its flimsy 14 pages total, is nothing if not all-encompassing and vaulting in its ambition. The bill was also crucial to…

This Key Battery Metal Is Set To Soar By 250%

Oct 24, 2019 at 11:42 | Richard Mills

Copper prices surged to a one-month high on Monday, on potential supply disruptions owing to violent protests in Chile over a proposed law, now suspended, that would…

Scientists Want To Turn Asteroids Into Gas Stations

Oct 04, 2019 at 16:30 | MINING.com

Scientists planning to start mining the moon as early as 2025 may soon shift their attention to other celestial bodies as a new study suggests that there are about 1,000 asteroids closer to…

Where Did Gold Come From: Black Holes, Aztecs And The Gods

Oct 02, 2019 at 16:39 | Joao Peixe

Forever synonymous with wealth, gold has been the most coveted mineral on earth since its first recorded use back in 3000 BC. From Ancient Egypt to the U.S. Treasury its…

From Ice Cream To Toilet Seats: The Most Bizarre Uses For Gold

Jul 22, 2019 at 16:51 | Joao Peixe

It’s currency. It’s luxury. It’s even dessert. But those are only the base uses of gold. This is the stuff of gods, big and small. Since the dawn of civilization…

Chinese Rare Earth Exports Tumble As Trade War Accelerates

Jun 10, 2019 at 11:48 | ZeroHedge

China, the world’s largest producer and exporter of rare earths elements, sharply reduced its overseas shipments of the critical product in the first five months of 2019, amid growing populist…

U.S. Scrambles To Find Alternatives For Chinese Rare Earth Metals

Jun 05, 2019 at 13:33 | ZeroHedge

With Beijing making louder noise by the day about using rare earth metals as a "nuclear" retaliation option in trade war with the US, Washington is not sitting on its…

Are We Really Facing A Battery Metal Shortage?

May 03, 2019 at 16:59 | Nick Cunningham

Tesla says that there could be a shortage of the key metals used in the manufacturing of electric vehicles as a dearth of investment in mining fails to keep up…

Investors Return To Plowing Money Into Commodities

Apr 11, 2019 at 14:05 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Commodities are hot once again after disastrous performance at the end of 2018, when energy prices collapsed and the escalating U.S.-China trade war spooked investors.    At the start of…

Vanadium Spikes On New Chinese Regulations

Dec 28, 2018 at 12:22 | ZeroHedge

The global scramble for a little-known metal called vanadium is officially underway. The metal, which when used in small amounts can help strengthen steel significantly, is in high demand following…

Peak Lithium Won’t Happen Anytime Soon

Aug 10, 2018 at 16:41 | Irina Slav

First it was peak oil—back in the 1970s, no less. Then it was peak oil again and again. Now we have moved up a rung and are worrying about peak…

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