Precious & Industrial Metals
Sprott's Reik tackles biggest misconception about gold price
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:05:18 +0100

Gold's trading at one-month high.

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Vale’s new CEO Schvartsman a political move in the right direction — analysts
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:56:16 +0100

Fabio Schvartsman will lead the transition of the world’s largest iron ore miner into a new shareholding structure.

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Ukraine's January exports of ferroalloys up 34.9% on year
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:51:00 +0100
Ukraine's exports of ferroalloys in January rose 34.9% year-on-year to 68,450 mt from 50,750 mt...
Rio Tinto may take over Pistol Bay’s uranium assets sooner than expected
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:50:43 +0100

The world's second largest miner gave Pistol a $75K cash injection in an effort to own the Saskatchewan-based properties before the end of 2019.

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Yancoal's Middlemount metallurgical coal mine declares force majeure from Queensland cyclone
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:18:00 +0100
Yancoal has declared force majeure on its Middlemount mine, as a result of the cyclone...
BHP suspends operations at 5 metallurgical coal mines due to Queensland cyclone
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:16:00 +0100
The world's largest seaborne metallurgical coal producer and exporter BHP Billiton has suspended operations at...
Barrick, Goldcorp team up to develop one of world’s largest gold deposits in Chile
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:25:30 +0100

The world’s No. 1 and No. 3 gold producers will focus on developing gold mines in northern Chile's rich Maricunga belt.

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GOLD TODAY: Challenging the February price highs
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:42:21 +0100

We remain bullish for gold and expect safe-haven buying to remain strong ahead of the French election.

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Gold prices hold on to yesterday’s gains
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:25:24 +0100

FastMarkets Gold prices have held on to Monday’s gains with spot prices at $1,254.30 per oz, this morning, Tuesday march...

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Storm halts more coal operations in Australia's Bowen Basin
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:18:00 +0100
Operations in Australia's major coal producing region, the Bowen Basin in Queensland, are under threat...
US imported rebar prices soften
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:49:00 +0100
US imported rebar prices softened Monday alongside lower Turkish export offers, sources said.
Mining at B&N Coal's new Ohio mine expected to start this summer
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:25:00 +0100
Northern Appalachian thermal coal producer B&N Coal expects to receive final regulatory approvals in about...
Here’s 48 hedge fund terms every investor should know
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:20:12 +0100

For many investors, hedge funds appear to be shrouded in mystery.

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MABC announces departure of President and CEO
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:12:35 +0100

The Mining Association of British Columbia announces that Karina Briño, President and CEO, has decided to advance to a new chapter in her life and will be taking on a challenging new industry assignment in her native Chile in early May 2017.

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This precious metal has surged 32% in 2017
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:12:46 +0100

Rhodium jumps back above $1,000 an ounce for the first time in nearly two years.

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ORENINC INDEX marginally down as gold strengthens
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:47:35 +0100

The Oreninc Index fell in the week ending March 23, 2017 to 67.02 following the previous week’s 69.20 as gold continues to strengthen the US$1,200 per ounce level to close the week at US$1,242.

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CIS iron ore pellet premiums may weaken as supply improves: sources
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:58:00 +0100
Lower quality iron ore pellets in particular may be seeing the recent high in premiums...
Indian antitrust regulator fines Coal India for anti-competitive practices
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:52:00 +0100
India's antitrust regulator, the Competition Commission of India, has imposed a fine of Rupee 5.91...
Rates up, gold up. The spring run has sprung
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:30:08 +0100

The rate hike happened and gold sprang into action, just as I expected. The move was stronger and came out of near record volumes, which shows just how many speculators were waiting for this opportunity. There is very good interest in gold these days, folks.

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11 Chinese miners die in neighbouring gold mine accidents
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:30:21 +0100

Accidents at two neighbouring gold mines claimed the lives of 11 miners working the pits in Henan province on Friday.

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How to build a mine
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:22:02 +0000

There are three key components to building a mine, starting with a competent, experienced management team.

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Making the grade: understanding exploration results
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:59:13 +0000

The most exciting news from a mining exploration stock is a high-grade drilling result.

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US CAPP spot market hushed as spring officially takes hold
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:08:00 +0000
Monday may have marked the official first day of spring in the US, but the...
World’s first seabed gold, copper, silver mine to begin production in 2019
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:44:32 +0000

Canada’s Nautilus Minerals is getting closer to kicking off operations at its Solwara 1 gold, copper and silver project off the coast of Papua Guinea.

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Ali Zamani: Former Goldman Sachs Manager says gold and gold stocks are best investment
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:36:08 +0000

Ali discusses how people compare the current financial situation to those of the past, however the big picture is usually different, as the underlying economic circumstances have changed.

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How Goldcorp’s new COO plans to disrupt the mining industry
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:57:23 +0000

Todd White explains the main goals of the company’s digital transformation strategy.

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German coal-plant profitability recovers as coal hits 2-month low
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:26:00 +0000
Profit margins for coal-fired power plants to produce electricity for delivery in Germany next year...
PALLADIUM TODAY: Prices break higher
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:49:00 +0000

Palladium's bull market has followed a choppy path for most of 2016, involving some large pullbacks along the way;...

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Palladium prices break higher, at levels last seen in May 2015
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:43:31 +0000

Gold prices are off 0.2% this morning, Friday March 24, at $1,243.05 per oz, silver and platinum prices are slightly...

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Jakarta: Freeport could lose Grasberg control within 2 years
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:46:54 +0000

State holding company ready to take 51% stake says Indonesian deputy mines minister as dispute over ownership of iconic copper-gold mine intensifies.

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BHP's Escondida mine strike becomes Chile’s longest, ends with no deal
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:50:12 +0000

Workers ended their strike and invoked a rarely used legal provision that allows them to extend their old contract, which leaves them in the exact same situation they were before they downed tools.

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Gold prices remain robust but may face headwinds
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:16:10 +0000

FastMarkets Precious metals are up an average of 0.3% this morning, Thursday March 23, spot gold prices are little changed...

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The 5 biggest private funds investing in mining
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:04 +0000

Denver is the global capital of private capital raising for investment in the metals and mining sector.

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Adrian Day: Now is the time to be buying gold
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:02:18 +0000

Find out why he thinks Donald Trump could be a “disaster” for the US economy

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RNC Minerals partners with Waterton in Quebec nickel mine
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:13:24 +0000

Joint venture will focus on nickel assets, particularly the Quebec-based Dumont project, which is expected to become the world's fifth largest nickel sulphide mine.

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Silver Wheaton may soon be named Wheaton Precious Metals
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:49:12 +0000

The Vancouver-based precious metals streaming company announced the plan while posting a fourth quarter revenue increase of 29% to $258 million, up from $200 million last year.

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ZINC TODAY: Price weakness will prove to be transient
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:18:00 +0000

We retain our constructive view on zinc in the very short term in spite of the recent price weakness....

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PLATINUM TODAY: Finds support, rebounds; but seems in no hurry
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:31:49 +0000

After the recent sharp pullback, platinum prices may be able to edge higher - the fundamentals are supportive, prices...

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Copper price falls on Grasberg production resumption
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:24:33 +0000

Freeport restarts supply to domestic smelter in Indonesia, but the copper concentrate export ban at iconic mine remains in place.

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Trump's repeal of anti-corruption rules could give US companies advantage over industry peers, says Fasken Martineau white collar expert
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:09:43 +0000

On February 14, 2017, President Trump signed into law a joint resolution of Congress to repeal a critical anti-corruption rule for oil, gas and mining companies.

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A core holding keeps getting better
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:42:00 +0000

Fund manager Adrian Day reviews one of his favorite resource companies and updates a few others.

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Illegal gold mining in Venezuela causing deaths, malaria, gang fights and deforestation
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:26:48 +0000

A three-year recession in Venezuela paired with ramping inflation and food shortages has prompted many mining for gold in mafia-run illicit operations.

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GOLD TODAY: Price rebounding on opportunistic physical buying
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:59:40 +0000

We retain our negative stance over the very short term despite the recent price rebound caused by physical buying....

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Tribunal favours Barrick, Antofagasta in Pakistan lease denial case
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:57:54 +0000

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) said Pakistan violated several provisions of its bilateral investment treaty with Australia, where the joint venture between Barrick and Antofagasta is incorporated.

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Chile steps up efforts to lure mining investors beyond copper sector
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:24:12 +0000

The country, already the world's second largest producer of lithium, is seeking to create private-public partnerships to exploit 61% of its resource-rich territory, currently available for licensing.

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Gold prices consolidate
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:34:17 +0000

FastMarkets Precious metals are also down across the board this morning, Tuesday March 21, with average losses of 0.5%, led...

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$5.5 billion private capital ready to invest in mining
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:32:28 +0000

"Investors are willing to back their positive sentiment towards natural resources with fresh capital commitments," says new study.

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CHARTS: Hedge funds turn commodity bears at record pace
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:29:04 +0000

Large-scale futures speculators sour on commodity sector in a big way – bullish bets on gold price cut by nearly 50%, most since 2015.

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SILVER TODAY: Support found but it may need to consolidate further
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:50:04 +0000

Prices have found support; a move up through the former neckline and the 20 DMA would be constructive. A...

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America’s infrastructure shortfall could be an investor’s best friend
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:05:22 +0000

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its report card on the condition of America’s infrastructure, and for the second time since 2013, our nation’s roads, bridges, waterways, airports and more scored a barely-passing D+.

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Indian billionaire Agarwal goes after 12% of Anglo American
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:01:16 +0000

Deal would make of Volcan Investments Ltd., Agarwal's family trust, the second-largest investor in Anglo American.

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Glencore sells two Africa zinc mines to Canada’s Trevali
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:19:43 +0000

The $400 million-deal will make of Trevali the first pure zinc company with operations in North and South America as well as Africa.

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Greenland closer to building world’s fifth-largest uranium mine
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:56:04 +0000

The Kvanefjeld project would also be the world’s second-biggest rare earths operation.

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Vale to mothball century-old Ontario nickel mine
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:07:11 +0000

The Stobie mine in Sudbury began in 1890.

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John Kaiser at PDAC 2017: “Discovery exploration is back”
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:48:10 +0000

John Kaiser also talks Donald Trump and warning signs for speculators

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Mickey Fulp: I’m bullish on the TSX Venture Exchange in 2017
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:00:18 +0000

Find out what Mickey Fulp learned from his biggest investing mistakes

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The 20 best mining schools in the world
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:35:02 +0000

The rankings are based on data for academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and research impact.

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Dieselgate hasn't hurt platinum price
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:01:09 +0000

Strong ETF inflows, rising autocatalyst demand despite Volkswagen emission scandal combined with falling mine supply to boost platinum price says new study.

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Nickel price is plummeting
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:31:19 +0000

Down nearly $800 since Monday as Indonesia ore exports return to market, Philippines rethink mine closures.

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Pro-development Minnesotans sue Governor over cancelled mine leases
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:02:37 +0000

A group of Minnesota residents is suing the state and the Governor over a December decision to revoke mineral leases.

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Stillwater Mining takeover needs more study
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 23:17:23 +0000

US Foreign Investment Committee scrutinizing South African gold miner's $2.2 billion offer for the only US platinum, palladium producer.

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The Joburg township where outlaws make the rules
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:00:50 +0000

t’s dangerous‚ often fatal‚ but illegal underground gold mining is pretty much all that sustains the economy of Lindelane‚ a sprawling township of tin shacks and shebeens near Benoni‚ to the east of Johannesburg.

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Human activity creates 208 new mineral species
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:59:39 +0000

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

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Northam Platinum buys Eland mine from Glencore
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:52:19 +0000

Northam Platinum’s strategy of buying additional mines, as its strives to become a 1-million ounce a year platinum group metals producer, netted it Glencore’s Eland Platinum mine for R175m cash.

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Mining exploration spending drops to 11-year low
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:11:17 +0000

Miners and explorers are only spending a third of what they did four years ago – and proportion of greenfield exploration are at record lows.

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Toyota's new technology a blow for platinum, palladium price
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:10:31 +0000

World's top carmaker says first vehicles using new catalyst technology that reduces PGM loads by 20% will leave assembly line later this year.

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Anglo American not selling assets any more as it returns to profit
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:10:40 +0000

The world's number five diversified miner posted its first annual net profit in five years.

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These 10 companies spend most looking for gold, copper
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:09:40 +0000

Majors and juniors swap roles in $7 billion a year mining exploration sector

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