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,,, 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.)

Solgold maiden resource at Alpala, Ecuador is 5.2m tonnes copper

And 12.3m contained ounces of gold.

Mining in 2018: Copper price to power on

Markets where technology hasn’t substantially shortened the supply cycle and where cost are rising (ie copper) have the greatest long-term upside in prices

Solgold shares surge on latest drilling at giant Ecuador copper project

Brisbane-based company promised maiden resource for Cascabel copper-gold porphyry on the Andean belt before the end of the year.

Yamana Gold shares jump 5% on asset sale

Agnico-Eagle, the Toronto-based company's partner in giant Canadian Malartic mine, buys the JV's exploration assets for $162m.

Copper price powers on

Eleven straight sessions of gains lift copper price to within sight of three-year highs.

Political crisis pushes out auction of giant Peru copper project again

Auction of $2 billion Michiquillay project in northern Peru slated for this week is canceled by the embattled government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Value of top 50 mining companies surge $140 billion in 2017

More than half the 2017 combined market cap gains for the world's largest listed miners accrued to just five firms as gold producers drop out of top 10.

Supply cuts a 'step change' for uranium price

New report upgrades outlook for uranium sector after two top producers remove a combined 15% of U3O8 from the global market in 2018.

China's copper, zinc output jumps to 3-year high on stronger prices

Domestic iron ore mines are also humming.

Iron ore, coking coal prices are soaring

Iron ore price jumps 5.2%, coking coal rises to levels last seen during cyclone Debbie as Chinese mills restock.

CHART: High flying metals to fall back to earth in 2018

Panel of investment banks and research houses forecast declines in copper, zinc, lead and palladium prices in 2018.

BMW throws fuel on cobalt price fire: 'we'll need 10x as much'

“We’ve been intensively focusing on how to manage future cobalt supply for a year now. Before, it wasn’t clear just how quickly demand will accelerate.”

This is how much copper, nickel, cobalt an electric vehicle world needs

Glencore's all in to supply surging demand for copper, nickel and cobalt from electric vehicle boom but CEO Ivan Glasenberg has "zero interest" in lithium.

Zinc price dodges bullet

Top zinc producer Glencore's total output to dip next year despite restarting its Australian mine.

Shares in Toronto-listed Katanga Mining surge 50% on Congo mine restart

Glencore's Toronto-listed Katanga Mining subsidiary set to produce nearly a third of world's cobalt, as prices of battery metal more than doubles.

Cobalt 27 spree sends cobalt price to fresh 9-year high

CEO Anthony Milewski: Cobalt 27’s stockpile of cobalt “is a way for investors to speculate on the price of cobalt, plain and simple.”

Gold price: Hedge funds cut bullish bets by most on record

Gold price under renewed pressure as managed money speculators up shorts – bets that gold can be bought back at a lower price in future – three-fold.

Iron ore, copper prices recover after record Chinese imports

November copper concentrate shipments to China hits all-time monthly high – annual iron ore imports set to easily surpass 2016's record 1 billion tonnes.

Newmont's cost-cutting, production plans: 'We've only just begun'

With seven greenfield projects Denver gold miner on track to increase global share of gold production to 5%.

This is the breakthrough company of Mines & Money 2017

Forget gold, the crazy cobalt price or lithium frenzy; this junior mining company is upending the sapphire (yes sapphire) market.

Copper price plunges

Down 4.7% in worst one-day performance since July 2015.

Kazakh supply shock to jolt uranium price

World's top supplier of uranium announces 20% cut in production over three years.

Massive drilling campaign underway at legendary Russian gold deposit

Polyus starts 180,000m drilling campaign to update mineral reserve as early as July for 58 million ounce Sukhoi Log deposit explored since 1960s.

Osisko's hybrid model could be the future of gold streaming talks to Sean Roosen, Chair and CEO of Osisko Gold Royalties about the future of the company and the gold royalty and streaming sector.

Gold price: Global demand falls to 8-year low

Even as gold mine production hits new record so far in 2017 according to new report.