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:

Gold price leaps to $1,750

Gold vaults by $70 an ounce to 7-and-a-half year high as US central bank floods financial system with cheap money.

Gold price surges by most in history

US Fed promised to pump "unlimited" amounts of money into the financial system, boosting the metal’s status as a store of wealth and inflation hedge.
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MINING.COM EV Metal Index drops to 28-month low

Price declines for lithium, graphite, cobalt and nickel have slowed, but raw material deployment is tanking.