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Are We Really Facing A Battery Metal Shortage?

Are We Really Facing A Battery Metal Shortage?

Electric car builder Tesla foresees…

Chinese Rare Earth Exports Tumble As Trade War Accelerates

Chinese Rare Earth Exports Tumble As Trade War Accelerates

China, the world’s largest producer…

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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…

BHP Makes ‘Safe’ Bet On Copper As Prices Hit 2-Year High

BHP Makes ‘Safe’ Bet On Copper As Prices Hit 2-Year High

Aug 21, 2017 at 11:00 | Dave Forest

Lots of action the past few days in the global copper mining sector. With a couple of the world’s biggest mines again erupting into violence. That included the Grasberg mega-mine…

Supervolcanoes Could Drive The Electric Car Boom

Supervolcanoes Could Drive The Electric Car Boom

Aug 17, 2017 at 13:56 | MINING.com

U.S. scientists say they have discovered a new source of lithium, a key element in the manufacturing of battery-powered electric cars and other renewable energy technologies: supervolcanoes. In a study published today…

This Key Gold Producer Sees Its Production Slump

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…

This Copper Giant Is Buying Into An Unexpected Frontier

This Copper Giant Is Buying Into An Unexpected Frontier

Aug 14, 2017 at 11:31 | Dave Forest

Copper has been one of the best-performing commodities of the last few months. With the red metal up over 15 percent since late May, to a current $2.88 per pound.…

This Crucial Commodity Continues To Rally

This Crucial Commodity Continues To Rally

Aug 10, 2017 at 10:17 | Dave Forest

Zinc has been one of the best performers amongst commodities the past year. With the metal rising over 90 percent since early 2016, to a current $1.33/lb.  And news this…

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