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Vale to mothball New Caledonia mine if no stake buyers found, CEO says

The future of New Caledonia mine is considered a key test for CEO Schvartsman, who pledged to improve shareholder returns.

The big rare earth story that no one is talking about

Indian Rare Earths Limited is now producing rare earths from monazite sand: a low cost strategy that works in a low REE-price environment.

Gold bulls are on borrowed time

Greece is once again in the news, and may act as a catalyst for market volatility in the short term.

Why SLV is now a great investment

With the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV) at $16 and change and falling, the precious metal is a pretty unpopular investment right now. But it's actually one of the best buying opportunities in the last 10 years.

Valuing gold and turkey-farming

Today's financial markets are built on the sand of unsound currencies. Consequently, brokers, banks and investors are wedded to monetary inflation and have lost both the desire and ability to understand gold and properly value it.

Will Friday's labor report save gold and rescue silver?

The gold price fell to a nine-month low and silver dropped to its lowest level in more than four years as the strengthening dollar and the lack of concern over ongoing geopolitical trouble spots continue to pressure precious metals.

Is this the next open-pit In Nevada?

Gold Standard Ventures Corp. recently published its maiden NI43-101 resource estimate on its 100% owned Pinion Deposit near Newmont's Emigrant Mine on the Carlin Trend in Nevada.

How do weak mining numbers and low capital expenditure impact Caterpillar

Demand for Caterpillar's construction equipment and machinery has been slipping globally since the last quarter of the 2012 fiscal year.

Precious metals investors should watch what the Fed does, not what the Fed says

Report that Fed will curb Q3 in 2013 likely disingenuous

Classic cycle low behavior On gold

The currently marked cycle is trapping investors

A high risk/high reward play for gold in 2013

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Silver – the opportunity of a decade

Looking to invest in a popular, yet extremely volatile market? Try silver.

Gold demand is stronger than you may have heard

Precious metals fell for the fifth time in the last six weeks as a host of short-term factors have emerged to pressure gold and silver prices

Smart money is buying gold

I know many people are concerned about Gold here as a result of the action out of the miners today.

Which Is The Best Gold Company

In my previous posts here and here , I compared the 12 most important gold miners whose stocks trade on the US markets, focusing on the total cash costs of producing gold and the gold reserves of each one of these companies.

Profiting From Silver Mining In The Age Of Resource Nationalism: Sean Rakhimov

Resource nationalism is becoming a growing problem for many mining companies.

November is time to buy gold and silver

November has historically been an excellent month for gold and silver.

How gold investment hurts the economy and becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy

Are precious metals a "shiny bubble"?

Barrick Gold: Primed to move higher In 2013

Barrick Gold is an appealing asset for a long-term defensive position against unpredictable U.S. and international macroeconomic conditions. Below, I will explain why current shareholders should hold onto this stock for the long term, while interested investors should consider this asset.

Latin America's China addiction: China's soft landing impacting regional growth

Over the past decade, many Latin America countries have experienced phenomenal economic growth as a result of one of the greatest commodity booms of all time.

Barrick should dig for better deals and pass on Kinross

Per a report from Veritas Investment Research in Toronto, Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX) is exploring the possibility of acquiring Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC), Canada's third-largest gold miner.

This cheap gold miner is ready to glitter again

Gold miners have been one of the poorest performing sectors of the market in 2012, but there is one ready to glitter again.

Three commodities to buy before Roubini's 'perfect storm'

Nouriel Roubini, known as "Dr. Doom" for his outlandish predictions on the economy, has a choppy forecast for the coming year.

Newmont can dig up $59 with Conga project back online

Newmont Mining will soon resume work on its Conga gold project as the miner has accepted the Peruvian government’s condition to build water reservoirs to ensure water supply in the nearby areas.

Freeport McMoRan: Labour dispute and lower copper prices pressuring stock

I'm not all that thrilled to be owning Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) right now. While the company's stock has tended to be highly correlated to the price of copper, that correlation has slipped a bit. I'm guessing this has a lot to do with the violence and labor disputes at the company's Grasberg mine in Indonesia.