Frik Els

Frik has 20 years’ experience as a business journalist across a range of industries including automotive, technology and entertainment markets. Frik has an entry in Global Mining Observer’s Who’s Who of Mining 2018, and contributions to publications and conferences including Business Insider,, Mines & Money London and New York, Vancouver Resources Investment, Progressive Mine Forum in Toronto and Canadian Mining Symposium in London, UK. He’s been interviewed on CBC Radio and Korea State TV and quoted in the Financial Post.

Posts by Frik Els:

CHARTS: Mining’s fattest margins

New report expects gold mining companies to enjoy their best margins in history next year, while copper miners should enjoy another year of 100% gaps.

COP26 will be a colossal mining cop-out

New report lays out how the green energy transition “starts and ends with metals” but the required exponential growth in mining is a glaring hole in US and global decarbonisation strategies.
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CHART: Dwindling copper, zinc, nickel stocks could shield prices from omicron impact

Copper, nickel and zinc prices could be saved from worst effects of any new virus-related restrictions as historically low global stockpiles intensify fears of supply disruption.