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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.

INFOGRAPHIC: The top ten nations stockpiling gold

Michael Allan McCrae | August 17, 2014
stockpiling gold

USA. USA.

K+S profit down on low potash prices

Jeffrey Richmond | August 14, 2014
k+s profit down on low potash prices feat

Q2 earnings down despite strong demand, insurance payout.

This $2 million red diamond is the hero in Rio’s annual tender

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
This $2 million red diamond is the hero in Rio’s annual tender

In the 30 years Rio Tinto's Argyle Pink Diamonds have been tendering the rare gems, only 13 red diamonds have been brought in.

Where is Casey's Marin Katusa stashing his money when Europe heats up?

The Energy Report | August 12, 2014
Where is Casey's Marin Katusa stashing his money when Europe heats up

Shares four junior names he thinks could profit, and one truly contrarian name for those expecting the worst.

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Who needs Russia? Ukraine will destroy itself with new gas tax

Oilprice.com | August 12, 2014
Ukraine will destroy itself with new gas tax

Tax promises to cripple new energy sector investment.

Australia may ban uranium sales to Russia as part of sanctions

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 11, 2014
Australia may ban uranium sales to Russia as part of sanctions

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that sanctions to date had only been imposed on Russian individuals and companies but Australia could consider "other options".

Gold price rallies on Iraq, Ukraine

Frik Els | August 8, 2014
Gold price rallies on Iraq, Ukraine

Near one-month high on chaos in Iraq, threats of Russian invasion of Ukraine and a sharp pullback in equities.

Japan, Chile sign mining deals

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 7, 2014
Japan, Chile sign mining deals

Japan already allocates 90% of its investment in Chile to mining.

Will mining disappear in the next decade?

Will mining disappear in the next decade

Trend of mine production moving to emerging economies will continue.

How three geologists discovered copper, diamond and gold deposits

CEO.CA | August 7, 2014
how three geologists discovered copper, diamond and gold deposits feat

"She’s the only woman I know who found the diamonds she wears."

Gold flat amid conflicting developments

Jeffrey Richmond | August 5, 2014
gold flat amid conflicting developments feat

Host of competing factors trap precious metal

David Sadowski: Are you ready for upward pressure on uranium prices?

The Gold Report | August 5, 2014
David Sadowski Are you ready for upward pressure on uranium prices

It has something to do with how orange juice is produced.

Coal exporters not backing down despite glut; could China enter the market too?

SNL Energy | July 30, 2014
Coal exporters not backing down feat

No signs of production slowdown in major coal-exporting countries.

China's war on pollution to push palladium higher still

Frik Els | July 29, 2014
China's pollution problem to push palladium higher still

China produces 20 million vehicles a year and has to double the average palladium load to catch up with US emissions standards.

De Beers changing its diamond sales model

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 22, 2014
De Beers changing its diamond sales model

The world's largest diamond miner by market value said it will adopt a more flexible sales approach.

Gold rises on Ukraine, Gaza tensions

Jeffrey Richmond | July 21, 2014
Gold rises on Ukraine, Gaza tensions feat

Emerging markets may give support going forward.

Diamond miner Alrosa's output down 16%

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 21, 2014
Diamond miner Alrosa's output down 16%

The world's No.1 diamond company by output also said its diamond production dipped in the first half of 2014 by 7%, standing at 15.9 million carats.

Gold spikes as airliner shot down in Ukraine

Jeffrey Richmond | July 17, 2014
pro-russian rebel posing with a heavy machine gun feat

Event increases global tensions and demand for safe-haven metal.

New Potash Corp CEO keeps output tactics

Jeffrey Richmond | July 15, 2014
Potash feat

Last year's fertilizer price plunge called strategy into question.

These photos will show you just how big a Russian diamond mine can be

MINING.com Editor | July 14, 2014
Alrosa's Mirny mine

Mirny's operations lasted 44 years.

Diamond industry recovers place in miners’ hearts on climbing demand, prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 8, 2014
Diamond industry recovers place in miners’ hearts on climbing demand, prices

Sector now delivering some of the healthiest returns for many of the world’s biggest miners, including Rio Tinto and Anglo American.

Strike is over but platinum, palladium prices have plenty upside

Frik Els | June 28, 2014
Strike is over but platinum, palladium prices have plenty upside

New report says risks to supply remain substantial.

Rio Tinto’s plans to mine potash in Canada got a lot more serious

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 27, 2014
Rio Tinto’s plans to mine potash in Canada got a lot more serious

While it did not disclose the costs and planned capital expenditure for the Albany project, Rio has previously said the deposit had enough potash to sustain a low cost operation for decades.

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