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Vanadium Spikes On New Chinese Regulations

Vanadium Spikes On New Chinese Regulations

A new regulatory measure in…

Are We Really Facing A Battery Metal Shortage?

Are We Really Facing A Battery Metal Shortage?

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Metals / Commodities

This Brand New Nation Is Gearing Up For Mineral Exploration

This Brand New Nation Is Gearing Up For Mineral Exploration

May 05, 2017 at 09:41 | Dave Forest

Big opportunities come when new terrains open for exploration. And this week, one of the world’s newest countries declared itself open for business — offering up ground that already holds…

Mining Crackdown In The Philippines Could Be About To End

Mining Crackdown In The Philippines Could Be About To End

May 04, 2017 at 10:08 | Dave Forest

I wrote a few weeks back about cracks appearing in the Philippines’ government war on mining. And yesterday, the anti-mining movement suffered a major blow. With controversial Environment Secretary…

This International Infrastructure Deal Could Change Global Copper

This International Infrastructure Deal Could Change Global Copper

Apr 27, 2017 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

Drama continues in the global copper sector this week. With key LatAm producer Southern Copper seeing workers end a strike at the Toquepala mine in Peru — but Freeport…

Does This Reversal Show A Crack In The Philippines’ War On Mining

Does This Reversal Show A Crack In The Philippines’ War On Mining

Apr 20, 2017 at 09:31 | Dave Forest

The past year’s massive anti-mining drive by the Philippines government has wreaked havoc on the local sector. With the latest example being Australian miner Greenstone Resources this week saying it…

Copper Prices Could Rise As Another Major Copper Mine Goes On Strike

Copper Prices Could Rise As Another Major Copper Mine Goes On Strike

Apr 14, 2017 at 09:17 | Dave Forest

One of the world’s largest copper mines just came back online — with Freeport’s Grasberg, Indonesia operation reportedly finalizing paperwork to resume concentrate exports, after a 12-week standoff with…

This Rare Metal Just Saw Its Price Jump By 30%

This Rare Metal Just Saw Its Price Jump By 30%

Apr 12, 2017 at 10:36 | Dave Forest

Amazing price action this week, for a metal we don’t hear much about. Ruthenium. Rates for this platinum group metal surged over the weekend, according to data from Platts.…

The New Tech Transforming The Platinum Industry

The New Tech Transforming The Platinum Industry

Apr 04, 2017 at 09:40 | Dave Forest

There is upheaval in the platinum space right now, with big fluctuations in the South African rand threatening to take down prices across the platinum group metals complex. That trend…

Judgement Day Awaits South Africa’s Mining Sector

Judgement Day Awaits South Africa’s Mining Sector

Mar 29, 2017 at 12:48 | Dave Forest

Tense days in the South Africa mining sector. With industry waiting to see if the government will move on major amendments to the country’s mining code — which are reportedly…

Is The End Of The Escondida Strike A ''Disaster'' For This Mega-Mine?

Is The End Of The Escondida Strike A ''Disaster'' For This Mega-Mine?

Mar 27, 2017 at 11:05 | Dave Forest

Major South American miner Milpo dealt a major blow to the copper sector this past Thursday. Announcing that it will pull out of the Michiquillay project in Peru — one…

This World-Leading Copper Supplier Just Came Back Online

This World-Leading Copper Supplier Just Came Back Online

Mar 22, 2017 at 11:32 | Dave Forest

The workers’ strike at the world’s largest copper mine, Chile’s Escondida, shows no signs of stopping. With unions this week rejecting a request by management for a new round…

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