Rick Mills

Plunging inventories have zinc bulls ready to run

Could we be looking at another run in the zinc price like in 2017, when it spiked from $1.19 a pound to $1.61 within only six months (+35%)?

The new Cold War and gold

The best defense against the repercussions of a mounting pile of debt, and the new cold war, is to own gold - the traditional safe haven.

Venezuela trying to sell gold to stay afloat

The country is reaching for its last card as the deck collapses on President Nicolás Maduro’s failed regime.

All the macro factors in place for a big gold run

Bad economic times ahead means good news for gold and gold stocks.

How the US lost the plot on rare earths

If Cold War Presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan knew that the nation’s national defense rested on technologies coming from its former and current adversaries, they would surely be turning in their graves.

Rare earths deja vu: Chinese crackdown = higher prices

Last week it was reported that the Chinese government published new guidelines designed to eliminate illegal mining and encourage more high-end processing.

Defense Metals now controls Wicheeda Lake rare earth deposit

We probably have more rare earth deposits in Canada, or controlled by Canadian-listed juniors, than anywhere in the world.

Bolivia: Where revolutionaries and lithium miners go to die

In 2017 Morales started talking about lithium mining. The country holds vast amounts of the mineral.

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.