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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…

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…

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…

Lithium Plunging As Chinese EV Production Slows

Aug 02, 2018 at 12:58 | MINING.com

Changes to Chinese subsidies for hybrid and battery-powered vehicles – or new energy vehicles in local parlance – that came into effect mid-June are already having a dramatic impact. According…

This Year, Everyone Will Love Uranium

Jul 13, 2018 at 12:34 | Peter Bell

Copper prices are up 60 percent in 24 months and zinc has gained 140 percent in two years. Gold is up too, 20 percent in two years. But one of…

As Diesel Dies, One Commodity Is Crashing

Jul 05, 2018 at 12:59 | Safehaven.com

The diesel vehicle is dying, and it’s taking the platinum industry down with it. The price of New York platinum futures plunged more than five percent on Monday to touch…

Miners Are Looking To Ramp Up Lithium Production

May 25, 2018 at 17:04 | MINING.com

A salar-size gap has opened up between bulls and bears in the lithium market. In March Morgan Stanley sent shares of lithium companies tumbling after the investment bank forecast overproduction…

Tech Giants Scramble To Secure Cobalt Supply

Feb 21, 2018 at 12:48 | MINING.com

Tech giant Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) is said to be in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt directly from miners as a way to ensure sufficient supply of the…

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