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Vanadium Spikes On New Chinese Regulations

Vanadium Spikes On New Chinese Regulations

A new regulatory measure in…

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Is This The Biggest Gold Deposit Ever Found In China?

Is This The Biggest Gold Deposit Ever Found In China?

Mar 31, 2017 at 10:55 | Dave Forest

Mining analysts MinEx Consulting released an interesting study on global exploration last week. Showing that China is by far the world’s largest spender on mineral exploration — but that discoveries…

What Gold Can Tell You About Oil Prices

What Gold Can Tell You About Oil Prices

Mar 30, 2017 at 14:27 | Brian Noble

It’s human nature to pay close attention to market indicators when they seem to be working and show neglect or indifference when they’re not. That is not, however, necessarily the…

Judgement Day Awaits South Africa’s Mining Sector

Judgement Day Awaits South Africa’s Mining Sector

Mar 29, 2017 at 12:48 | Dave Forest

Tense days in the South Africa mining sector. With industry waiting to see if the government will move on major amendments to the country’s mining code — which are reportedly…

Is The End Of The Escondida Strike A ''Disaster'' For This Mega-Mine?

Is The End Of The Escondida Strike A ''Disaster'' For This Mega-Mine?

Mar 27, 2017 at 11:05 | Dave Forest

Major South American miner Milpo dealt a major blow to the copper sector this past Thursday. Announcing that it will pull out of the Michiquillay project in Peru — one…

This World-Leading Copper Supplier Just Came Back Online

This World-Leading Copper Supplier Just Came Back Online

Mar 22, 2017 at 11:32 | Dave Forest

The workers’ strike at the world’s largest copper mine, Chile’s Escondida, shows no signs of stopping. With unions this week rejecting a request by management for a new round…

Gold Demand In This Key Market Just Surged 82%

Gold Demand In This Key Market Just Surged 82%

Mar 02, 2017 at 10:21 | Dave Forest

The biggest story in gold the past year has been India. With the world’s former largest gold importer seeing a 21 percent fall in shipments during 2016, to just 676…

Here’s The Official New No.1 Copper Supplier To China

Here’s The Official New No.1 Copper Supplier To China

Mar 01, 2017 at 10:04 | Dave Forest

I wrote in late January about how Peru has been squeezing Chile in terms of copper supply to China. And this week, it’s official. Peru is now the…

One Shocking Chart On The Death Of A Gold Nation

One Shocking Chart On The Death Of A Gold Nation

Feb 27, 2017 at 10:06 | Dave Forest

Further to the second-last item above, the death of South African gold mining has been one of the biggest stories you never read about. Investors in the gold space today…

Has South Africa Just Pushed The Restart Button For Mining?

Has South Africa Just Pushed The Restart Button For Mining?

Feb 23, 2017 at 11:04 | Dave Forest

One of the most striking stories in mining the last decade has been the decline of South Africa. With that nation going from world’s top gold producer in 2006 all…

This Copper Hotspot Faces Another Shutdown

This Copper Hotspot Faces Another Shutdown

Feb 20, 2017 at 10:32 | Dave Forest

All eyes in the copper world have been on stoppages at the Escondida, Chile and Grasberg, Indonesia mega-mines this past week. But elsewhere, other concerning events are emerging for copper…

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