Frik Els

Frik has worked as a financial journalist for 15 years covering a variety of industries for several publications including British Airways in-flight magazine, Business Insider, Investment.com, Driving.ca, YCharts and Business in Vancouver. Frik presented at the Global Mining Summit in Las Vegas, Resources Investment Conference in Vancouver, Mines & Money London and has been interviewed on Korean state TV and CBC radio. (DISCLAIMER: Frik Els does not own shares or hold positions in any of the equities he writes about. Nothing written should be viewed as a solicitation to buy or sell any securities.)

Vanadium price leaps to near-record high

New rebar standards in China and spiking demand from green energy storage sector pushes vanadium up 550% in two years.

Un-mothballed Century Mine sells $19.5M of zinc concentrate in September

The mine was the third largest zinc mine in the world prior to its closure in 2016.

Bear kills mining contractor in Alaska

Mine personnel are securing the area and working with state and federal authorities to investigate the situation.

White Gold jumps on drill results

White Gold's partners are Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) and Kinross Gold Corp (NYSE:KGC).

Forty-five per cent of cars sold in Norway last month were electric: report

No gas or balloons needed.

Rocketing vanadium price primed for 'Elon Musk moment'

"To build a gigafactory of vanadium flow batteries, companies will need to own a mine or lease the fully recyclable vanadium" – Simon Moores.

Quebec lithium project receives positive definitive feasibility study

150 construction jobs and 160 positions for operators.

Yukon nickel junior waits for better metal prices

No PEA.

Nevada Copper building first US copper mine in a decade

Pumpkin Hollow goes into production next year, but the underground mine is only the first phase of a planned Nevada copper operation four times the size.

Top nickel miners ranked

Vale on top.

Top cobalt mines ranked by production in 2017

Top four mines are all located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Annual zinc production at top five miners

Red dog.

Mining exploration spending in Australia jumps to 5-year high

Drilling at new projects up 57% as spending on gold exploration reaches 21-year high.

First Cobalt eliminates Iron Creek project royalty

Welcome to Idaho.

Lithium price plunge claims first victim

Namibia's Desert Lion Energy ceases all operations as Chinese lithium prices plummet to three-year lows – down by half since the start of 2018.

Copper price takes another beating

Chinese manufacturing gauge drops to 14-month low.

Helium prices spike 135% in US federal auction

"I've come for your helium."

Nevada Copper shares jump on construction decision

Toronto-listed company's board okays construction of Pumpkin Hollow underground mine.

Canadian cobalt company says thieves stole 76 tonne hoard

Cobalt 27 stockpile worth $5 million stolen from Rotterdam warehouse.

Reduced cobalt electric car batteries delayed amid price fall

"Poorer life cycle, reduced safety and misrepresented relative cost savings are all major concerns for electric vehicle producers."

Copper price: Ford recall puts EV charging infrastructure in spotlight

Carmaker recalls more than 50,000 electric vehicle chargers in North America, where aluminum often substitutes for domestic copper wiring, over fires.

The gold price and the big short

Speculators in gold price futures are short 670 tonnes – the biggest bearish position in 25 years.

World's first autonomous and electric container vessel to launch in early 2020

About half the cost of the ship will be paid for by the Norwegian government.

Western Australia junior gets 'conerstone' funding from Chinese battery manufacturer

Advancing a nickel-copper-PGE sulphide deposits and gold in Western Australia.

Teck partially suspends smelter due to forest fire smoke

No timeline for resumption of operations.