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Uncovering Canada's frozen assets

SNL Metals & Mining | September 24, 2014
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week announced the discovery of one of two ships that comprised Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition in 1845, which aimed to discover a northwest passage across the top of North America. The announcement will revive interest in the metals wealth of the Arctic and its ownership.

Low metal prices put chill on global mineral exploration

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 24, 2014
Low metal prices put chill on global mineral exploration

Fresh data suggests it is still too early to celebrate a recovery in the sector.

Looking for lithium mega-deals with Thibaut Lepouttre

The Energy Report | September 18, 2014
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Where will Tesla Motors get the tons of lithium it will need to make advanced batteries at its Nevada gigafactory?

Eric Coffin: can investors still find tenbaggers?

The Gold Report | September 17, 2014
30 years after Hunt bros, scramble to take over London silver fix

Coffin believes that in the short term a price of $1,200/oz is possible, though there is room now for an oversold bounce.

Frik Els

$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Frik Els | September 14, 2014
$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Countercyclical investors sitting on $8 billion unspent funds have been waiting for clear signs of a market bottom. The wait may well be over.

These are the top risks miners face

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2014
These are the top risks miners face these days

Productivity, followed by capital decisions and obtaining a social license to operate, are among the top risks global mining and metals companies face.

CHARTS: Giant gap between future lithium supply, demand

Frik Els | September 10, 2014
CHARTS: Giant gap between future lithium supply, demand

New study shows soaring demand for lithium in electric cars and estimates of supply growth don't come close. The opposite is true for rare earths.

INFOGRAPHIC: Geosynthetics — an $18 billion market

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Geosynthetics — an $18 billion market

First international conference about geosynthetics in mining begins Monday.

INFOGRAPHIC: A forecast of when the world's resources will run out

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Here is when the world's resources will run out

Here is one interpretation of how much is left on Earth.

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Why the debate over energy storage utterly misses the point

Oilprice.com | September 3, 2014

Many technologies have been tested in the field or been fully installed, but their real-world applications have created constant questions around a number of fixed themes: the three-points concern cost, technology, and potential environmental impact, as well as the need for specific regulation and end-of-life management.

Rare earth, other mining projects pile up in northern Europe

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 3, 2014
Rare earth, other mining projects pile up in northern Europe

Vast stretches of northern Europe’s wilderness will soon host more mining companies going ahead with several projects in the area.

Will Canadian regulators be able to avoid the final fatal crash of the TSX Venture Exchange?

Dr. Volkmar Hable | September 2, 2014

The last 3 years have seen a meltdown in the TSX-V share values that brought it right back to where it started almost 10 years ago.

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Why companies can't get financing for profitable projects

Michael Allan McCrae | August 31, 2014
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Climbing Capital Mountain.

Canaccord's Luke Smith: Five Aussie companies with cash flows, low costs and MOUs

The Mining Report | August 26, 2014

Now more than ever, only select mining companies are attracting investors.

Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Frik Els | August 25, 2014
Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.

Here is how Australia spent its mining boom bonanza

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 25, 2014
This is what Australia did with its mining boom bonanza

Economists say the mining boom increased Australian living standards substantially.

Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2014
Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Gold assets among favourites.

China should take cues from rare-earth ruling

Global Times | August 18, 2014

Time for all parties to reconsider industry policies.

New rare earth mine coming to Western Australia

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
New rare earth mine coming to Western Australia

The proposed mine straddles the West Australian and Northern Territory border on the Browns Range Dome and is expected to produce 279,000 kg of dysprosium a year over its 10-year mine life.

Chinese rare earth alliance sues Hitachi Metals over patents

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 15, 2014
Chinese rare earth alliance sues Hitachi Metals on patents

Hitachi holds over 600 neodymium iron boron magnet patents, but has authorized only eight Chinese companies to use them in a total of 149 patents.

China's rare earth industry will look very different in 5 months

Frik Els | August 8, 2014
China's rare earth industry will look very different in 6 months

WTO ruling an afterthought as Beijing approves sweeping changes to its rare earth industry and fast-tracks state stockpiling.

Frik Els

China is taking lunar mining seriously

Frik Els | August 3, 2014
China is the only power taking lunar mining seriously

China' wants astronauts on the moon early 2020s. Filling one shuttle's cargo bay with helium-3 could bring the equivalent energy of 1bn barrels of oil back to earth.

Australia's Queensland resumes uranium mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 31, 2014
Australia's Queensland resuming uranium mining

Nuclear energy production and waste disposal remain under a ban.

Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 29, 2014
Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

The industry’s aggregate market capitalization improved for the sixth month in a row in June, reaching $1.75 trillion, the highest level since January 2013.

Aussie miners see more doom and gloom ahead

Frik Els | July 29, 2014
The BHP show obscures Australian mining's deeper problems

Survey shows 9 out of ten Australian mining execs see few positives over next 12 months.

Tesla's gigafactory and recent M&A boosting lithium sector to new highs

Tesla's gigafactory and recent M&A boosting lithium sector to new highs feat

Sector on verge of major breakout.

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