Frik Els

Frik has worked as a financial journalist for 15 years covering a variety of industries for several business and consumer 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, the Salt Lake City Mine Lifecycle Management conference and the Resources Investment Conference in Vancouver 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.)

Iron ore price in free fall

Another gap down Monday brings one-month drop to 30%.

Barkerville shares up 20% after spectacular discovery

BGM discovers formerly unidentified vein network grading 19.2 g/t Au over 54.4m including 32.06 g/t Au over 30.7m at Cariboo project in British Columbia.

Copper production jumped by a million tonnes last year

But market was in small deficit according to study.

Coking coal price jumps to six-year high

Up another 5% on Thursday – stones throw away from all-time high.

Gold price jumps on Trump comments, North Korea

Fresh five-month high within shouting distance of $1,300 an ounce.

Iron ore, copper price plunge brings carnage to mining stocks

Worries about Chinese economy and rising tension surrounding North Korea brings fear trade to mining and industrial metals.

Fresh Cariboo drilling gives Barkerville shares another leg up

Vancouver junior is up 70% in a month after a string of positive updates from its flagship Cariboo gold project in British Columbia.

Lead price boost as deficits set to widen

New report says despite a slowdown in China, falling mine production will push lead prices higher over the next five years.

Coking coal price soars past $300

Coking coal price has doubled in two weeks – storm damage to rail lines could affect Australian exports for another four weeks.

Gold price touches post-Trump high, then rally fizzles

After hitting a five-month high early on Friday, gold's gains were all but gone by the end of trading.

Diamond giant Alrosa offices raided – report

Russia's Federal Security Service is investigating the world's top diamond producer in relation to assets sales dating back years.

Chinese buying 50% of Barrick Veladero, Pascua Lama-report

Veladero could fetch more than $1 billion despite operational setbacks.

INTERACTIVE MAP: World's top 10 gold deposits

Together these giant orebodies contain reserves worth $796 billion at today's gold price.

Top 50 biggest mining companies

Combined worth of $842 billion with 20% gains so far in 2017.

Coking coal price surges 15%

Cyclone Debbie.

Europe's last tin mine big step closer to restart

Successful water treatment trials could see final permits to restart Cornwall mine issued before the end of the summer says Vancouver junior Strongbow.

Iron ore price under pressure from Chinese mine restarts

Iron ore price down 12% in two weeks – Rio Tinto says Chinese domestic reboot is "main source of uncertainty" for the market.

Thermal coal price rally to hold

New report predicts the price of seaborne coal used in power generation to consolidate 2016's sharp gains.

Sprott's Reik tackles biggest misconception about gold price

Gold's trading at one-month high.

US coal boss Robert Murray: Trump 'can't bring jobs back'

“I suggested that he temper his expectations. Those are my exact words,” said Murray Energy founder and CEO. “He can’t bring them back.”

This precious metal has surged 32% in 2017

Rhodium jumps back above $1,000 an ounce for the first time in nearly two years.

Iron ore price: Beijing bets $5B on stranded Pilbara deposits

China’s premier Li Keqiang and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull sign port and railway deal opening up vast new iron ore resources.

Jakarta: Freeport could lose Grasberg control within 2 years

State holding company ready to take 51% stake says Indonesian deputy mines minister as dispute over ownership of iconic copper-gold mine intensifies.

The 5 biggest private funds investing in mining

Denver is the global capital of private capital raising for investment in the metals and mining sector.

Post-Fed gold price climb sparks mining stocks rally

What a difference a week makes.