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Lithium Plunging As Chinese EV Production Slows

Lithium Plunging As Chinese EV Production Slows

China’s electric car subsidy changes,…

Peak Lithium Won’t Happen Anytime Soon

Peak Lithium Won’t Happen Anytime Soon

Peak lithium is not happening…

Metals

World Class Copper Auction Draws Major Interest

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

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

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

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…

Can Mali Maintain Its Gold Mining Status?

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…

World’s Biggest Miner Prepares For The EV Boom

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

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…

Expect Mine Closures In This Key Gold Mining Nation

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…

The Mining Sector In This Troubled Nation Just Collapsed

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

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…

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