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Coal

The End Of A Dark Decade For Energy Commodities

Commodities have suffered through a…

Metals / Gold

Gold nugget

Where Did Gold Come From: Black Holes, Aztecs And The Gods

Oct 02, 2019 at 16:39 | Joao Peixe

Forever synonymous with wealth, gold has been the most coveted mineral on earth since its first recorded use back in 3000 BC. From Ancient Egypt to the U.S. Treasury its…

Gold

From Ice Cream To Toilet Seats: The Most Bizarre Uses For Gold

Jul 22, 2019 at 16:51 | Joao Peixe

It’s currency. It’s luxury. It’s even dessert. But those are only the base uses of gold. This is the stuff of gods, big and small. Since the dawn of civilization…

Gold

Did These Mining Giants Just Confirm The Next Gold Frontier?

Oct 23, 2017 at 10:40 | Dave Forest

Breakthrough deal in the Tanzania gold sector late last week. With major miner Barrick agreeing to pay the government $300 million and surrender a 16 percent stake in operations in order…

gold mine

Can Mali Maintain Its Gold Mining Status?

Oct 04, 2017 at 13:51 | Joao Peixe

Mali’s gold exports are falling, and new discoveries aren’t enough to make up for the loss of its giant legacy mines, where production is already dead or winding down, and…

Mining

Expect Mine Closures In This Key Gold Mining Nation

Sep 13, 2017 at 11:49 | Dave Forest

I wrote yesterday about the collapse of mining in key African gold nation Tanzania. And today, emerging news shows another major gold producer entering crisis. South Africa. The dire warning on…

Gold

This Key Gold Producer Sees Its Production Slump

Aug 16, 2017 at 12:03 | Dave Forest

The gold price has been showing strength this past week. Once again pushing toward $1,300 per ounce.  And news from one of the world’s key producing countries may help support…

Acacia gold mine

The Government Just Killed The Mining Sector In This Critical Gold Nation

Jul 06, 2017 at 09:41 | Dave Forest

The Philippines government said this week it is trying to repair its damaged mining sector. With officials stating they will review all policies implemented by former environment secretary Regina Lopez…

Gold Mine

Experts: Expect A Wipeout For South African Miners

Jun 26, 2017 at 10:01 | Dave Forest

Lots of updates this week to recent stories. With Glencore upping a bid for Rio Tinto’s Australia coal assets, and Tanzanian police arresting dozens after villagers stormed gold mines…

Mining

The Worst Mining Nation On The Planet?

Jun 19, 2017 at 11:02 | Dave Forest

Further to the last item above, things are looking ever-tougher for the South African mining sector. As I’ve discussed in the past, the fall of South Africa over the last…

New Delhi

India’s Gold Demand Booms Ahead Of Regulation Shakeup

Jun 14, 2017 at 10:15 | Dave Forest

Key Africa gold nation Tanzania stepped up its fight against miners this week. Accusing Barrick Gold-backed Acacia Mining of operating illegally in the country — as well as…

  
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