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.)

Copper, lead, zinc prices to stay on the boil

New World Bank outlook for commodities predict 32% price jump for zinc and 18% for copper and lead, but outlook for nickel price in 2017 is murky.

Gold stocks sell off – Barrick drops 11%

Gold price under pressure.

Freeport shares off to the races on Grasberg update

World's top listed copper miner cuts production outlook for the year, but impact of dispute with Jakarta more contained than thought.

Barrick shares hammered after slashing production guidance

Ongoing problems at its Veladero mine in Argentina following spill.

Newmont lifts gold production by 9%

World number two gold miner increases output to 1.23m ounces in the first quarter – Ghana expansion will add more ounces from next year.

Hey Watson! Is there gold in them thar hills?

Geologists start to drill into artificial intelligence.

Coking coal price correction turns into crash

–9% on Friday.

Post cyclone coking coal price plunge

Drops 4% to $289.50 a tonne despite greater than expected Australian supply outage.

Newmont gets fresh shot at top gold miner spot

Chinese back out of $1.5 billion deal for Barrick's Kalgoorlie stake – JV partner Newmont has long expressed interest in acquiring half of Super Pit.

Gold price on verge of breaking 6-year downtrend

Gold price closes at fresh 24-week high on Tuesday, erasing all post US election losses.

Iron ore price collapse wipes billions off top mining stocks

Another 5% iron ore price drop Tuesday slashes $30 billion from top 5 producers' market value in one month.

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.