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Australia’s gold output the highest in over 10 years

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 3, 2015
Australia’s gold output the highest in over 10 years

Output rose to 284 tonnes in 2014, the highest in 11 years, speeding up the depletion of high-grade mine reserves.

Australia can leverage its "doorstep" position with Asia to drive uranium exports – Toro Energy executive

Toro Energy | March 3, 2015

PDAC delegates in Toronto told overnight that emerging powerhouse economies would drive the future global demand for uranium, nowhere more so than that from China and India.

Plenty of potash, but almost no low cost sources for crop production

US Geological Survey | March 3, 2015
Plenty of Potash, but almost no low cost sources for crop production

While the earth contains enough potash to meet the increased global demand for crop production, some regions lack potash deposits needed for optimal food crop yields, the latest global assessment of the resource by the USGS shows.

American junior finds antimony on old gold concession

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
American junior finds rare earth deposit on old gold concessions

New World Gold Corp. executives say that since the discovery several companies, including a Chinese group, have approached them with offers.

Poor market conditions put major chill on global exploration

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
Poor market conditions put chill on global exploration

Global exploration spending dropped 26% in last year, compared with 2013, as several juniors threw in the towel and producing miners slammed the brakes on capital and exploration expenditure.

Chinese rate cut lifts iron ore price

Andrew Topf | March 2, 2015
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25-point base rate cut from People's Bank of China.

VIDEO: CAT lights up lantern festival in remote Chinese village

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 27, 2015
VIDEO: CAT lights up lantern festival in remote Chinese village

The equipment maker brings the Lanter Festival to a remote Chinese village.

Glencore slashes Australian coal production

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 27, 2015
Glencore slashes Australian coal production

The cuts include scaling back some operations and deferring projects. Further job cuts to follow.

Here's why the copper price is rallying

Frik Els | February 26, 2015
Here's why copper price is rallying

Beijing preps New Year's gift and new report points to another 20% rise from here.

Vale’s shares dive as miner posts quarterly loss triggered by iron ore weakness

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 26, 2015
Vale’s shares dive as miner posts quarterly loss triggered by iron ore weakness

The world’s No. 1 iron ore producer by volume posted a second consecutive quarterly loss.

Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 26, 2015
Apple buying a third of world’s gold to meet demand for iWatch

Interest in the high-end model, featuring 18-karat gold casing, is picking up.

China plans Shanghai-HK gold link-up in 2015

Gulf Daily News | February 26, 2015
Gold price snaps losing streak as Chinese buyers return

China is set to launch a link between gold markets in Shanghai and Hong Kong this year following a landmark stock connect scheme, aiming to enhance its pricing power of gold contracts and ultimately challenge its competitors in the West.

UPDATED: The world's top 10 gold producers

Vladimir Basov | February 26, 2015
UPDATED: The world's top 10 gold producers

Number one Barrick Gold's output drops in 2014, but fellow Canadian firm Agnico Eagle adds 30% to production ounces.

Copper price jumps to 6-week high after Chinese factory data

Frik Els | February 25, 2015
Copper price jumps to 6-week high after Chinese factory data

Red metal has now clawed back 62% of its 2015 losses after Chinese manufacturing expands for the first time in four months.

Rio's Turquoise Hill gets rid of remaining stake in SouthGobi

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 25, 2015
Rio's Turquoise Hill gets rid of remaining stake in SouthGobi

Chinese Novel Sunrise Investments has agreed to buy 48.7 million shares in SouthGobi —which was once worth over US$2.4 billion —for 35 cents per share in cash.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Silver series – who controls the world's supply (part 2 of 4)

Visual Capitalist | February 25, 2015
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Within the Earth’s crust, there is 1 gram of silver for every 12.5 tonnes of earth (27,600 lbs). This makes silver very difficult to find. To understand silver supply, we must first discover how economic silver deposits form.

This BHP slide will bring tears to iron ore price bulls eyes

Frik Els | February 24, 2015
This BHP slide will bring tears to iron ore price bulls eyes

Weak iron ore prices have become the accepted industry norm, but the world's top miner also has bad news for those hoping for a pick-up in the long term.

Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

The potash and oil-rich province was placed at the top of the Fraser Institute's annual rank of mining companies.

Chinese plans to transform coal would worsen global warming

Climate Wire | February 23, 2015

Chinese companies press forward with plans to process coal into other fuels, despite water scarcity and excess climate change pollution

Chinese firm close to start mining uranium in Namibia

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 21, 2015
Chinese firm close to start mining uranium in Namibia

Once fully operational, the Husab mine will have the potential to produce 15 million pounds of uranium oxide.

The Resource Maven tells investors how to take advantage of a rising happiness index

The Gold Report | February 18, 2015
Close up shot miner

The bottom is in, says Gwen Preston, founder of the Resource Maven, but the next bull market in gold hasn't yet arrived.

Coal price rally with legs as India overtakes China

Frik Els | February 18, 2015
Coal price rally with legs as India overtakes China

Thermal coal prices have jumped 22% in a month as mines close. Surging Indian imports, set to overtake China's in 2015, will support prices longer term.

Chinese housing data sideswipes copper price

MINING.com Editor | February 17, 2015
CHART: China vs copper – much better than you think

Declining properties values in China are hammering copper.

Global insecurity is good for gold, says Mike Niehuser

The Gold Report | February 16, 2015
Gold price goes for $1,300

International anxiety may be good for gold prices, as gold continues to have a place as a store of value in uncertain times, says Mike Niehuser of Scarsdale Securities.

Canada’s gold mines are shooting the lights out

Vladimir Basov | February 13, 2015
Canada’s gold mines are shooting the lights out

Output at Canadian gold mines surged 29% last year, surpassing South Africa for the first time in history. US production dives more than 8%.

Just when you thought rare earth prices couldn't fall any further

Frik Els | February 10, 2015
Just when you thought rare earth prices couldn't fall any further

Customs data show export volumes from China, producer of more than 80% of the world's rare earths, are soaring even as average prices fall by 48%.

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