The Critical Metals Report

A critical year in review: what's next?

As the year comes to a close and we prepare to extend our coverage further, we are revisiting our most popular expert interviews from 2012.

Will China's trade agenda squeeze fluorspar supply?

One of the world's leading experts on industrial chemicals explains the convoluted market for fluorspar, a component of many household products.

Why copper is a critical metal: Mickey Fulp

Copper is often referred to as "Dr. Copper," the metal with a Ph.D. in economics.

A critical metals mixed bag: Chris Ecclestone

In this exclusive Critical Metals Report interview, learn which other metals and minerals are getting the market's attention with positive fundamentals.

Going with your gut on rare earth stocks: Mike Niehuser

Mike Niehuser isn't a rare earth expert per se, but the Beacon Rock Research founder says many of the same investment principles hold true for resource stocks across sectors.

Going with your gut on rare earth stocks

Mike Niehuser isn't a rare earth expert per se, but the Beacon Rock Research founder says many of the same investment principles hold true for resource stocks across sectors.

Ken Chernin shares extraordinary stories of a former war metal

In this Critical Metals Report exclusive, Chernin transports us from Morocco to the dazzling Newfoundland coast, to "Tungsten Town" in Northern Canada.

The astounding rise of western rare earth extraction: Jack Lifton

Got a rare earth deposit? Great. Got a mine? Even better.

China's stockpile effort could stabilize rare earth metals prices: Brandon Tirpak

In the next few weeks, China's government will begin stockpiling roughly ¥6B worth of rare earth elements.

Don't push the panic button on rare earths: Lisa Reisman

Lisa Reisman describes herself as a "classic libertarian," but the managing editor of MetalMiner.com nonetheless believes government has a role to play in protecting and developing domestic supplies of critical metals. In this exclusive Critical Metals Report interview, Reisman argues for private/public partnerships and explains why today's low prices don't phase her—or surprise her.

Big flakes finish first in the graphite market

Flakes are king in the graphite space, where large flake commands a substantial premium. But the path to production can be long and twisted, with many moving parts.

Will your REEs suffer Molycorp contagion?

In this exclusive Critical Metals Report interview, Chris Berry of House Mountain Partners discusses what really matters in a rare earth element company, and why investors should exercise patience.

A specialty metals primer

In this exclusive interview with The Critical Metals Report, Fulp clears up the confusion and talks about some in-demand elements many investors may have never even heard of.

Rare earths and graphite— the critical factors for success: Gareth Hatch

Comparisons are useful in evaluating a company, but in the rare earth market, it's not as simple as a spreadsheet.

Three steps to rare earth mining success

It's a complicated business, but Alex Knox has a simple recipe for successful rare earth mining. In this interview with The Critical Metals Report, Alex Knox of AWK Geological Consulting discusses some exciting projects with all the right ingredients.

REE stocks are down but not out: Siddharth Rajeev

Equity investing is squarely in a risk-off phase and few sectors have been hit harder than junior mining.

The US and EU are desperately seeking heavy rare earths: Jeb Handwerger

Despite market malaise, the outlook for rare earth element demand is growing more and more compelling.

Investments worth their weight in graphite: Glen Jones

Graphite is the "it" metal of the moment, but as an investment space it remains largely misunderstood.

The only five rare earth elements that matter: Jack Lifton

There is no single rare earth element market. Instead, the rare earth universe is made up of four or five distinct "critical rare earth" markets that should be the focus for investors today.

The only five rare earth elements that matter

There is no single rare earth element market. Instead, the rare earth universe is made up of four or five distinct "critical rare earth" markets that should be the focus for investors today.

It's time to 'buy low' on rare earth stocks: Byron King

Resource developers, especially in the rare earths space, are suffering from the market's obsession with immediate results, says Byron King. Nonetheless, he argues, large-scale demand for high-tech metals remains. The question is, which developers can weather the storm?

Beware of false claims about rare earth metals: Bob Wolf

Bob Wolf, Alliance LLC vice president, doesn't believe everything he reads. Manufacturers claim they can swap out rare earth elements for cheaper, more accessible materials, while some miners insist they can fill every gap in the rare earth supply chain.

Straight talk from the Graphite Express

In early May, the Graphite Express Conference rolled in to Toronto for a date with investors looking to punch a ticket to big returns.

Rare earths miners race to the finish line: Carolyn Dennis

The rare earths business isn't unlike a Formula One race, according to Carolyn Dennis, vice-president and senior analyst with Dundee Capital Markets.

Tap profits in the growing graphite market: Simon Moores

Graphite is the Next Big Thing for resource investors, but as in any sector, due diligence is a prerequisite for success.