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The nickel price can only go up

Frik Els | July 26, 2015
The nickel price can only go up

This trailblazing company is ahead of the game in the fastest growing region in the world.

Vale adds to iron ore supply glut — second highest ever quarterly output

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 23, 2015
Vale adds to iron ore supply glut — second highest ever quarterly output

The world’s largest iron ore producer continued to flood the market despite a current oversupply that has sent prices for the commodity plummeting to historic lows.

Stefan Ioannou's ways to ride the next zinc and nickel waves

The Gold Report | July 16, 2015

Base metals prices are feeling the undertow but Stefan Ioannou, mining analyst with Haywood Securities, says that this is temporary—and that investors may not have to wait long for the next wave of higher zinc and nickel prices.

Planetary Resources' first spacecraft begins testing asteroid prospecting technology

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 16, 2015
Planetary Resources' first spacecraft begins testing asteroid prospecting technology

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent its three-month orbiting mission sending back data to a group of scientists based at the firm’s headquarters in Redmond, WA.

Only permanent supply cuts can lift metal prices

Frik Els | July 14, 2015
Permanent supply cuts needed to lift metal prices

The availability of cheap money has seen boards postpone hard decisions about uneconomic capacity says Macquarie in new report.

Wellgreen Platinum's above ground advantage

Michael Allan McCrae | July 14, 2015
greg johnson ceo wellgreen platinum

"I think in general the investor who are interested in a development stage company tend to be the same group of investors. But if they are looking for that allocation in PGMs, they don't have many options to look at outside of South Africa or Russia. It means there are small group of companies who are our peers."

China panic crushes mining stocks

Frik Els | July 7, 2015
China panic crushes mining stocks

Billions wiped from mining sector as gold, silver prices fall and copper, iron ore prices plummet to 2009 levels amid Chinese stock market collapse.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 29, 2015
Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Sunday's fiasco was the third major failure for America's commercial space industry in less than a year.

Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Frik Els | June 25, 2015
Dismal state of TSX-V in two crushing graphs

Bear market is more than 1,000 days old and nearly 1,200 companies have dropped off the Toronto venture market.

Royal Nickel shares jump after Dumont permit

Frik Els | June 25, 2015
Royal Nickel shares surge after Dumont permit

Final regulatory hurdle before construction can start at $2.8 billion nickel project in Quebec, Canada.

Western Areas buys Glencore's Cosmos Nickel Complex for A$24.5 million

Michael Allan McCrae | June 19, 2015
Western Areas cosmos Glencore

Growth strategy.

The bugs that boost leaching

CSIRO | June 19, 2015

Bacteria, those microscopic organisms, are among the unlikely heroes for researchers and mining companies working to establish economic methods to access difficult to extract or low value ores.

Chris and Michael Berry: What the boomers got wrong—and right—about natural resource investing

The Gold Report | June 16, 2015
Mining companies lead surge in Canadian IPO market in Q4

The Gold Report, quizzed Chris and Dr. Michael Berry, authors of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal, on how investing has changed over the years in the gold, silver, niche metals and energy space, and what they are investing in today to make sure they survive to see the next cycle.

Rick Rule: When interviewing companies investors should start by asking—"What’s your liquidation value?"

Sprott's Thoughts | June 15, 2015
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Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott US Holdings, recounts how a small mining event led to a career-changing investment.

South32 mulls writing down stake in South African manganese venture

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 9, 2015
South32 mulls writing down stake in South African manganese venture

It may reduce the value of its 60% stake in the Samancor Manganese joint venture, as it keeps furnaces shut due to low prices for the commodity.

Low metals prices force Canadian First Nickel to idle Ontario mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 8, 2015
Low metals prices force Canadian First Nickel to halt mine Ontario mine

The company said the mine will either be put on "care and maintenance" for a possible restart or closed.

Safe and efficient asteroid mining

Planetary Resources, Inc. | June 3, 2015

One of the most frequent questions I get is regarding how and where asteroid mining will happen. As in golf, asteroid miners “will play it as it lays.”

Amur Minerals rises and falls on licence to mine nickel, copper in Russia

MINING.com Editor | May 28, 2015
Amur Minerals rises and falls on licence to mine nickel, copper in Russia

On Thursday the stock lost over 7%, closing at 18.30 pounds, after having skyrocketed almost 120% from May 22 to May 26.

US Congress passes bill on space mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 22, 2015
US Congress passes bill on space mining

Welcome to the future.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Eight picks from four experts

In two weeks, four of today’s top experts in the metals and mining sector are gathering at the inaugural Metals Investment Forum to introduce some of their best bets for profiting in the upcoming turnaround.

'Skinny' South32 disappoints on debut

Frik Els | May 18, 2015
'Skinny' South32 disappoints on debut

Market valuation at lower end of expectations on worries over dearth of reserves. BHP stock falls 6%.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Copper, nickel prices likely to be hit by El Niño event

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 13, 2015
Copper, nickel prices likely to be hit by El Niño event

The recurring phenomenon — a warming of the Pacific Ocean as part of a complex cycle linking atmosphere and ocean — has in the past affected mine output, triggering price spikes.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: Aluminum – the metal extraordinaire

Visual Capitalist | May 7, 2015

Aluminum (or aluminium) is the world’s most common metal by crustal abundance, making up 8.2% of mass. It’s more common than iron (5.6%) and a whopping 1200x more abundant than copper.

South32 gets going after BHP investors strong support, sees M&A opportunities

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 6, 2015
South32 gets going after BHP investors strong support, sees M&A opportunities

BHP Billiton shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in favour of the South32 demerger, a spin off that creates Australia’s third-largest mining company.

Outside money starts to pour into mining M&A

Frik Els | May 4, 2015
Report: Outside money starting to pour into mining M&A

Mick Davis hasn't spent a cent of his $6bn, but private money and non-mining players' share of M&A has already doubled in less than three years.

Workers end two-week long strike at BHP’s nickel mine in Colombia

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 4, 2015
Workers end two-week long strike at BHP’s nickel mine in Colombia

It's estimated that the labour action generated about US$26 million in losses, forcing BHP to declare force majeure last week.

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