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Gold Could Be Heading To $5,000

Gold Could Be Heading To $5,000

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The World Is In Desperate Need Of More Lithium

The World Is In Desperate Need Of More Lithium

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Metals / Commodities

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…

Will Oil And Gold Prices Rise This Year?

Jan 02, 2018 at 14:04 | City A.M

Crude oil and gold prices both started the year on a firm footing, but are prices going to keep going up in 2018? Here's what analysts said about the commodities.…

Don’t Expect Palladium Prices To Plunge

Nov 08, 2017 at 10:33 | Viktor Katona

Over the past month, there has been a deluge of news heralding a new era of palladium, which has soared above the $1000 per ounce mark for the first time…

How Long Will The Lithium Rush Last?

Oct 26, 2017 at 15:37 | ZeroHedge

In “Mad Scramble for Lithium Mines From Congo to Cornwall”, Bloomberg puts some colour on current conditions in the red hot sub-sector. For evidence of just how hot battery ingredient lithium…

World Class Copper Auction Draws Major Interest

Oct 18, 2017 at 12:34 | Dave Forest

Copper prices have been on a tear the last few weeks — rising over 10 percent since late September, to a recent 3-year high above $3.20 per pound.  And that’s…

This Major Political Shift Could Rock Copper Markets

Oct 16, 2017 at 09:59 | Dave Forest

Indonesian officials said this past week they are close to an agreement on the major Grasberg mine. Which would see a price set for the government’s legislated purchase of a 51…

Busting The Lithium Bubble Myth

Oct 11, 2017 at 13:59 | Irina Slav

Forget about oversupply of lithium, and ignore the naysayers. There’s no bubble here. Everyone’s talking about electric cars, and lithium miners are getting more than a kick out of it.…

No.1 Cobalt Mining Nation Just Adopted A Dangerous Mining Strategy

Oct 10, 2017 at 11:46 | Dave Forest

Back from Myanmar and Mongolia. To find that one of the world’s fast-growing mining trends has taken another twist this week. As I’ve been discussing for several months, governments in…

World’s Biggest Miner Prepares For The EV Boom

Sep 29, 2017 at 16:37 | MINING.com

World number one mining company BHP (ASX, NYSE: BHP) (LON:BLT) said 2017 will go down in history as the year when key changes took place in the electric cars market, making…

The Precious Metal Heading For A Supply Squeeze

Sep 19, 2017 at 10:03 | Dave Forest

The South African mining industry got more bad news this week, with sources saying major platinum producer Lonmin has been threatened with a possible shutdown of its mines, after…

The Mining Sector In This Troubled Nation Just Collapsed

Sep 12, 2017 at 09:32 | Dave Forest

Tanzania’s mining sector has been in chaos lately. With the government escalating attacks on local gold, copper and gems producers over the last several months.  And this week, things hit…

Chinese Environmental Crackdown Could Lift Commodity Prices

Aug 24, 2017 at 10:16 | Dave Forest

I’ve been writing the last few weeks about the unfolding metals supply crisis in China. Triggered by a wave of environmental checks at mining and processing facilities across the country.  One…

BHP Makes $2.5 Billion Bet On Copper As Prices Hit 2-Year High

Aug 21, 2017 at 11:00 | Dave Forest

Lots of action the past few days in the global copper mining sector. With a couple of the world’s biggest mines again erupting into violence. That included the Grasberg mega-mine…

Supervolcanoes Could Drive The Electric Car Boom

Aug 17, 2017 at 13:56 | MINING.com

U.S. scientists say they have discovered a new source of lithium, a key element in the manufacturing of battery-powered electric cars and other renewable energy technologies: supervolcanoes. In a study published today…

This Copper Giant Is Buying Into An Unexpected Frontier

Aug 14, 2017 at 11:31 | Dave Forest

Copper has been one of the best-performing commodities of the last few months. With the red metal up over 15 percent since late May, to a current $2.88 per pound.…

This Crucial Commodity Continues To Rally

Aug 10, 2017 at 10:17 | Dave Forest

Zinc has been one of the best performers amongst commodities the past year. With the metal rising over 90 percent since early 2016, to a current $1.33/lb.  And news this…

Tanzania’s Crackdown On Mining Companies Intensifies

Aug 04, 2017 at 16:42 | Shadow Governance Intel

In recent months, the government of Tanzania has tightened its control over its natural resources – and the mining sector in particular – through a serious government crackdown on tax…

Electric Car Industry Faces A Looming Supply Shortage

Jul 25, 2017 at 16:50 | Peter Tertzakian

“Lithium is the new oil,” goes the saying in electric vehicle (EV) circles. If you haven’t heard the catchy maxim, it means that new-age batteries made from elemental lithium are…

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