Rick Mills

A beautiful mine

While lithium giants like SQM and Albemarle tangle with one another over scarce lithium brines and water, a beautiful lithium mine in Nevada’s Clayton Valley is taking shape.

A golden escape  

The oil price is rising due to the upcoming restrictions on the sale of Iranian oil - the second of a two-part set of sanctions imposed on the Middle Eastern power following the Trump Administration’s decision in May to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA).

Barrick-Randgold deal breathes new life into gold

Toronto-based Barrick announced it would purchase Randgold for a spectacular $6 billion.

Gold and the great stage of fools

Gold prices briefly traded above $1200 on Wednesday due to the legal and political troubles facing Donald Trump following the Paul Manafort guilty verdict.

Billionaire schools teacher in NAFTA talks

How did we get here and what does this ratcheted-up trade war mean for Canada, the United States and investors?

Lithium Chile, a perfect storm

Mining lithium in the salars of Chile and Argentina is much more cost-effective than hardrock mining.

Golden Triangle’s red line

BC's Golden Triangle is now hot again after many years of neglect.

Why the lithium bears are wrong

What the bears seem to have in common is the belief that a rush of new lithium supply will soon hit the market.