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Gold Demand Could Plunge As India Considers New Tax Policy

Gold Demand Could Plunge As India Considers New Tax Policy

May 29, 2017 at 10:51 | Dave Forest

It’s been a solid year for gold buying in India. With demand in the world’s top-consuming nation rebounding after a series of political setbacks in 2016. But reports this past…

Is This Top 10 Mining Destination Turning Negative For Investment?

Is This Top 10 Mining Destination Turning Negative For Investment?

May 25, 2017 at 10:27 | Dave Forest

Australia’s southern state of Victoria took a big step to support mining exploration this week. Handing out A$1.2 million in grants to support exploration and development at five projects…

Will Big Production Cuts In China Provide Another Boost For Zinc Prices?

Will Big Production Cuts In China Provide Another Boost For Zinc Prices?

May 23, 2017 at 10:01 | Dave Forest

Back from the proEXPLO exploration conference in Peru. Where metals like gold and zinc were some of the biggest stories of the show. And zinc may be about to get…

This Brand New Nation Is Gearing Up For Mineral Exploration

This Brand New Nation Is Gearing Up For Mineral Exploration

May 05, 2017 at 09:41 | Dave Forest

Big opportunities come when new terrains open for exploration. And this week, one of the world’s newest countries declared itself open for business — offering up ground that already holds…

Mining Crackdown In The Philippines Could Be About To End

Mining Crackdown In The Philippines Could Be About To End

May 04, 2017 at 10:08 | Dave Forest

I wrote a few weeks back about cracks appearing in the Philippines’ government war on mining. And yesterday, the anti-mining movement suffered a major blow. With controversial Environment Secretary…

What’s Behind This Sudden Drop In China’s Gold Production?

What’s Behind This Sudden Drop In China’s Gold Production?

May 01, 2017 at 10:38 | Dave Forest

I wrote a few weeks ago about the lack of knowledge around China’s gold mining sector. But this past week, a new report from within the country provided a…

This International Infrastructure Deal Could Change Global Copper

This International Infrastructure Deal Could Change Global Copper

Apr 27, 2017 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

Drama continues in the global copper sector this week. With key LatAm producer Southern Copper seeing workers end a strike at the Toquepala mine in Peru — but Freeport…

This South African Gold Miner Just Declared War On Illegal Miners

This South African Gold Miner Just Declared War On Illegal Miners

Apr 25, 2017 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

Small-scale mining is a growing issue across Africa. With regulators in Ghana this week making their first moves to shut down artisanal operations — part of an emerging campaign…

Does This Reversal Show A Crack In The Philippines’ War On Mining

Does This Reversal Show A Crack In The Philippines’ War On Mining

Apr 20, 2017 at 09:31 | Dave Forest

The past year’s massive anti-mining drive by the Philippines government has wreaked havoc on the local sector. With the latest example being Australian miner Greenstone Resources this week saying it…

Did Africa's #2 Gold Nation Just Suspend All Mining Projects?

Did Africa's #2 Gold Nation Just Suspend All Mining Projects?

Apr 19, 2017 at 10:08 | Dave Forest

Potentially major development in the gold space this week. With one of the world’s go-to producing nations apparently going through a regulatory upheaval — which could affect new projects and…

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