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Vanadium Spikes On New Chinese Regulations

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Lithium Miners In This Key Producing Nation Could See Radical Changes Soon

Lithium Miners In This Key Producing Nation Could See Radical Changes Soon

Jan 19, 2017 at 11:03 | Dave Forest

The “value added” craze has been sweeping the mining world. With governments from Zimbabwe to Indonesia calling for miners to upgrade copper, nickel, aluminum and platinum in-country — rather than…

All Copper Exports From This World-Leading Nation Stopped Last Night

All Copper Exports From This World-Leading Nation Stopped Last Night

Jan 12, 2017 at 10:26 | Dave Forest

I wrote in late December about a looming crisis in Indonesia’s mining sector. And yesterday, it hit. Officials at Indonesia’s mining ministry confirmed that miners including Freeport-McMoRan have…

Metals Rise Across The Board After OPEC Agreement

Metals Rise Across The Board After OPEC Agreement

Dec 02, 2016 at 17:02 | Ag Metal Miner

Yesterday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries finalized a deal to cut production by 1.2 million barrels a day starting in January, its first reduction since 2008. The production deal…

Copper Prices To Rocket In 2017

Copper Prices To Rocket In 2017

Dec 01, 2016 at 10:57 | Dave Forest

Warnings of a potential surge coming in global copper prices this week. Emerging from a place few observers in the space are focused on. The southern Africa producing nation of…

Copper Markets On The Move As China Seals Peruvian Mega Deal

Copper Markets On The Move As China Seals Peruvian Mega Deal

Nov 28, 2016 at 11:06 | Dave Forest

Big deal reached this past week in one of the world’s rising-star nations for copper production. Peru. It didn’t get much press, but one of Peru’s biggest copper mines has…

Mining Industry In South Africa Braces For New Regulations

Mining Industry In South Africa Braces For New Regulations

Nov 22, 2016 at 10:14 | Dave Forest

It might be the biggest issue in mining you haven’t heard about. But events this week suggest that one “sleeper” problem may be about to leap to the main stage.…

Platinum Crisis Averted As Miners Strike Deal With Unions

Platinum Crisis Averted As Miners Strike Deal With Unions

Oct 31, 2016 at 11:05 | Dave Forest

Major development in the global platinum sector this week. With miners in the world’s top-producing nation South Africa apparently having reached a deal with mineworkers to avert major strike action.…

A Serious Warning From The World’s No.1 Copper Nation

A Serious Warning From The World’s No.1 Copper Nation

Oct 18, 2016 at 09:30 | Dave Forest

Rough week for the South American copper mining sector. With reports from Peru suggesting that at least one person was killed by police in violent protests against the massive…

This Oil Nation Is About To Kick Start Mining With A $500M Fund

This Oil Nation Is About To Kick Start Mining With A $500M Fund

Oct 11, 2016 at 09:36 | Dave Forest

Lots of interesting mining opportunities emerging these last few weeks — on one particular continent. Africa. Uganda, for example, said last Wednesday that it will improve rules around landowner…

Turmoil In The Philippines Sees Nickel Prices Jump

Turmoil In The Philippines Sees Nickel Prices Jump

Sep 20, 2016 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

Big day for nickel yesterday. With prices leaping nearly 20 cents on the day to near $4.60 per pound — marking a nearly 5% move in a matter of hours.…

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