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Metals

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

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

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%

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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…

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