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Palladium price sets fresh 13-year high

Frik Els | August 29, 2014
Palladium price sets fresh 13-year high

But platinum slide continues despite Ukraine escalation.

Glencore’s Dominican mine in limbo after national park plan approved

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 29, 2014
Glencore’s Dominican mine in limbo after national park plan approved

The country’s legislators approved this week a ruling that declares the region surrounding the mine a national park, affecting Glencore's ability to expand it.

CHART: Copper price could follow iron ore over a cliff

Frik Els | August 28, 2014
CHART: Copper price poised to follow iron ore over a cliff

Iron ore is down 34% this year over China fears, soft demand and surging supply. The copper market is equally exposed, but has so far defied fundamentals.

Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2014
Chinese investment to make Peru world’s second-largest copper producer

Chinese backers are now behind one-third of all Peru’s new mining investments by value.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Largest iron ore miners smashing Chinese competitors

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 27, 2014
Largest iron ore miners smashing Chinese competitors

There’s a death match among iron ore producers, with the big Australian miners and Brazil's Vale increasing pressure on their high-cost Chinese rivals.

Michael Fowler: Juniors and midtiers poised for M&A-fueled breakout once gold recovers

The Gold Report | August 25, 2014
Juniors and Midtiers Poised for M&A-Fueled Breakout Once Gold Recovers

Michael Fowler, senior mining analyst with Toronto-based Loewen, Ondaatje & McCutcheon, says majors need development-stage companies with high-grade, near-term production assets

Uranium stocks follow spot price higher

Frik Els | August 25, 2014
Uranium stocks follow spot price higher

After a brutal correction early 2014, near term producers and explorers are enjoying a great quarter as the uranium spot price jumps 8% in August.

Gold should be $1,400/oz: Global Investors's Holmes

MINING.com Editor | August 24, 2014
$1400 gold

Frank Holmes, CEO and CIO of US Global Investors, a company known for its focus on the natural resources sector, says he believes the price of gold should be $1,400 per ounce, according to an interview on Ceo.ca. Holmes mentions …

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.

If China, Russia succeed in ditching the dollar…

Sprott Group | August 24, 2014
What if China, Russia succeed in ditching the dollar

This is one of the greatest wealth transfers in history.

SCO and Mackinder’s prophecy

GoldMoney | August 24, 2014
SCO and Mackinder’s prophecy

The SCO intends to do away with the U.S. dollar for trade settlement.

Anglo American, horse breeders fight over mine expansion

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 22, 2014
Anglo American, horse breeders fight over mine expansion

The open pit mine would produce 7 million tonnes of coal a year and contribute $33 million in annual royalties.

Executive changes at Antofagasta Minerals, chairman stepping back

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 21, 2014
Executive changes at Antofagasta Minerals, chairman stepping back

Jean-Paul Luksic, who was appointed in 2004, will now take a non-executive role with effect from Sep. 1st.

Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' – demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Glasenberg: 'Supercycle ain't over' - demand 'higher than it’s ever been'

Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg strikes positive note after announcing jump in profits, output and better trading conditions at Swiss commodities giant.

Treasure hunt madness after $20,000 diamond falls from the sky

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2014
Treasure hunt madness after $20,000 diamond falls from space

The gem is believed to have landed in a field near the village of Lea in Gainsborough, England.

Aggressive cost-cutting boosts silver miner Hochschild core profit

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 20, 2014
Aggressive cost-cutting boosts silver miner Hochschild core profit

Increased output from its mines in Peru and Argentina also helped the company slash first-half interim loss.

Platinum, palladium prices are tanking

Frik Els | August 20, 2014
Platinum, palladium prices are tanking

Supply fears have pushed prices higher, but industry worries are shifting to softening demand.

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Ukraine's next crisis? Economic disaster

Oilprice.com | August 19, 2014
Ukraines next crisis economic disaster

Conflict forcing coal mines to cut output, close.

Palladium skyrockets on Russia tensions, hits 13-year high

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Palladium skyrockets on Russia tensions, hits 13-year high

It hit $900 a troy ounce for the first time since 2001.

Cecilia Jamasmie

Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Demerged BHP may not hold on to coal assets for long: analysts

The division contributed just $746 million of the $21.12 billion earnings BHP reported for the 2013 financial year.

Global diamond supply in a single chart

Michael Allan McCrae | August 17, 2014
diamond supply feat

Is the rough diamond industry a monopoly, oligopoly, or neither?

INFOGRAPHIC: The top ten nations stockpiling gold

Michael Allan McCrae | August 17, 2014
stockpiling gold

USA. USA.

This pink diamond may become one of the most valuable gems ever sold

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 15, 2014
This pink diamond may become one of the most valuable gems ever sold

The diamond is expected to fetch between $12.8 million and $15.4 million at auction on October 7.

Denmark produces one third of its electricity from wind

Statista | August 15, 2014
Denmark produces one third of its electricity from wind feat

Country well on way to goal of 50% wind power by 2020.

VIDEO: 117-year old London silver fix ends

Frik Els | August 15, 2014
VIDEO: 117-year old London silver fix ends

But participants setting benchmark price for $5 trillion market still not known.

BHP says demerger preferred option

Frik Els | August 15, 2014
BHP says demerger preferred option

Decision to to lob off Billiton assets could come as early as next week.

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