World class potash project in Eritrea closer to development

Danakali, an Australian-based miner, has moved to within sight of developing the potential world-class Colluli potash project which sits close to the Red Sea which is Eritrea's eastern border.

How China, not Obama, waged the war on coal

Global coal production is down record amounts thanks largely to China, BP's chief economist said Thursday, and coal's probably not coming back.

What is gold saying about Trump?

While markets were momentarily spooked by an outcome that they had not anticipated, it didn’t take long for market participants to recalibrate their expectations.

Will taxpayers get stuck with the bill to clean up strip mining coal sites?

The issue of how to pay for mine reclamation is flying below the surface of the general public even though the matter is, literally, above ground and right before the eyes of the major coal-producing regions.

Iron ore crisis could be followed by a nickel crisis for BHP Billiton and Vale

The last thing two of the world’s biggest mining companies, BHP Billiton and Vale , need today is speculation that after the disaster at their jointly owned Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil they might also have to close big nickel-mining operations to stem a tide of heavy losses.

Is it time to add rare earth elements to your portfolio?

A recent 60 Minutes special discussed the growing role that rare earth elements play in our economy today.

With Innovative Deal, These Coal Tycoons Aim To Be The Last Ones Standing

America’s coal mining industry may be on life support, but it’s not dead yet. And in a big deal announced Sunday evening proves it.

Week ahead: Will Federal Reserve burst the bubble on Wednesday?

There have always been skeptics concerning the current highs for stocks who argue the markets are juiced by cheap money — the unusually low interest rates being facilitated by the US Federal Reserve — as well as demand chasing a shrinking supply of shares and massive stock buy backs by public companies.

These three charts should terrify precious metals investors

In this brief follow-up piece, I will show three long-term chart patterns that could have very bearish implications for gold and silver if they play out.

Hedge Fund Billionaire John Paulson's Comeback Crashes In September

Hedge fund billionaire John Paulson staged an impressive comeback in 2013 following three very tough years for his Paulson & Co. hedge funds, but his rebound crashed badly in September, leaving some of his most important funds down deeply in 2014.

Spotted: Gold Lamborghini Aventador Zooming Around Paris Fashion Week

Clothing might be the the draw, but this year it’s a car that’s stealing the spotlight during Paris Fashion Week.

The best reason in the world to buy gold

Beijing is planning to avoid U.S. financial sanctions on Iran by paying for oil with gold. China’s imports of the metal are already large, and you can guess what additional purchases are going to do […]

Rare 12-carat round pink diamond could fetch $10 million at auction

It is one of only two known round pink diamonds of significant size in the world, the auction house said.

Gem-quality white diamonds created in laboratory

A Florida-based company says it has created high-quality, colorless, lab-created diamonds. Diamond industry representatives are debating whether this is a “game changer” in how colorless diamonds are sourced and priced.

Molycorp Gets Drilling Permission for Mountain Pass Facility

Rare earth producer Molycorp (MCP) said Friday it has been granted U.S. government authorization to begin exploratory drilling for heavy rare earth minerals in Mountain Pass, California.