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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

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

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

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

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

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 $2.5 Billion 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

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

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

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

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…

Tanzania’s Crackdown On Mining Companies Intensifies

Aug 04, 2017 at 16:42 | Shadow Governance Intel

In recent months, the government of Tanzania has tightened its control over its natural resources – and the mining sector in particular – through a serious government crackdown on tax…

Electric Car Industry Faces A Looming Supply Shortage

Jul 25, 2017 at 16:50 | Peter Tertzakian

“Lithium is the new oil,” goes the saying in electric vehicle (EV) circles. If you haven’t heard the catchy maxim, it means that new-age batteries made from elemental lithium are…

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…

Is Brazil The Next Big Platinum Frontier?

Jul 03, 2017 at 11:43 | Dave Forest

South Africa and Brazil might have more to do with each other than most investors believe. The two countries seem far apart. But take a look at a map like…

This Region Is China’s Next Target For Resource Deals

Jun 28, 2017 at 10:59 | Dave Forest

South Africa’s chamber of mines officially filed suit this week to block the country’s challenging new mining charter. But elsewhere in the world, some of the biggest investors in…

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…

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…

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…

These Secret E-mails Signal Big Problems For South Africa Mining

Jun 01, 2017 at 10:12 | Dave Forest

I’ve been writing a lot the last several months about the new South Africa mining charter. And this week, that issue is coming to a head — just as some…

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