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World's Second Largest Lithium Miner Is Reeling From Low Prices

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Metals

South Africa mine

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…

Grasberg copper mine

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…

Escondida mine

Profitable Once Again: Copper Miners Report Better Numbers

Feb 09, 2017 at 10:15 | Dave Forest

It’s a big day for copper. With workers at Escondida, Chile — the world’s largest mine – having signaled they intend to start strike action today, earlier than expected.…

Escondida mine

Is This The Final Week For The World's Largest Copper Mine?

Feb 06, 2017 at 10:38 | Dave Forest

I’ve been writing the last few weeks about brewing problems at the world’s largest copper mine: BHP Billiton’s Escondida operation in Chile. And this week, it’s crunch time for that…

Chinese Make Aggressive Move In High Risk Mining Assets

Chinese Make Aggressive Move In High Risk Mining Assets

Feb 03, 2017 at 16:55 | Dave Forest

Definitely a theme in the news this week: the continued resource dominance of China. Despite all the concerns the last couple of years about a China slowdown, data emerging for…

Philippines melter

The Philippines Just Shut Down Half Of Its Mining Industry

Feb 03, 2017 at 09:38 | Dave Forest

One of the most-watched happenings in the global mining sector came to a head yesterday. As the government of major mining center the Philippines unveiled results of a nation-wide…

Dore gold

Gold Prices Under Pressure As Indians Stop Buying

Jan 31, 2017 at 09:37 | Dave Forest

India’s government wants more local gold. This week directing state-run Minerals Exploration Corp. to assess remaining reserves at the historic Kolar Gold Fields district — ahead of a possible…

Platinum bars

South African Platinum Miners Struggle As Strikes Intensify

Jan 27, 2017 at 10:51 | Dave Forest

More warning signs emerging this week in the world’s top-producing platinum nation, South Africa. Where it appears the depressed state of industry is endangering the future of several critical mines.…

Copper mine Peru

China’s Hunger For South American Copper Continues To Grow

Jan 25, 2017 at 10:08 | Dave Forest

The world’s largest copper mine is moving closer to a shutdown. With unionized workers at Chile’s Escondida operation yesterday rejecting owner BHP’s latest wage offer — and now facing…

Gold Egypt

Miners Shun Top Class Gold Assets In Egypt

Jan 24, 2017 at 09:49 | Dave Forest

I wrote in November about Egypt’s first gold licensing round in seven years. Noting that the geological potential is very strong in this under-explored part of the Arabian-Nubian shield.…


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