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.)

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.

Premier Gold shares surge after Nevada resources bump

Impressive increase in both size and grade from the 2013 resource estimate at its 100%-owned McCoy-Cove project in world-class gold district.

Copper price falls on Grasberg production resumption

Freeport restarts supply to domestic smelter in Indonesia, but the copper concentrate export ban at iconic mine remains in place.

$5.5 billion private capital ready to invest in mining

"Investors are willing to back their positive sentiment towards natural resources with fresh capital commitments," says new study.

CHARTS: Hedge funds turn commodity bears at record pace

Large-scale futures speculators sour on commodity sector in a big way – bullish bets on gold price cut by nearly 50%, most since 2015.

Zinc price rally is back on

Zinc ends week up 6.7% – RBC says more price gains ahead.

Gold price builds on Fed gains

Real US rates remain in negative territory boost gold's allure as inflation hedge.

Gold price rebounds after dovish Fed

Dollar, US bond yields slump and inflation picks up.

China bulls kick iron ore price back above $90

Rapid growth for Chinese industrial output and fixed investment push steel to highest since 2014 – iron ore price spikes 4.2%

Chinese data, strikes bring copper price back to boil

China releases scorching industry output growth, fixed investment numbers for January-February. Third attempt to restart talks at giant Chile mine fails.

INTERACTIVE: Top 10 gold mining companies

The 10 largest gold mining companies produce 30% of the world's gold and enjoy some of the sector's fattest margins.

The 20 best mining schools in the world

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