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Metals / Commodities

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…

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.…

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