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Where Will the Graphite, Lithium and Cobalt for the Battery Revolution Come From?: Simon Moores
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (3/24/15)
Following the lead of Tesla Motors, LG Chem, Foxconn and others are racing to build megafactories to build batteries for electric cars. Yet even now the world supply of graphite, lithium and cobalt needed to supply these factories is insufficient. In this interview with The Mining Report, Simon Moores, managing director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, explains that we can soon expect healthy prices for all three metals, but the juniors that will succeed in the market must first and foremost learn to meet the needs of the end users. More >
How Healthier Food Boosts Margins for Ag Companies and Investors: AltaCorp's John Chu
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Energy Report (3/19/15)
More people are eating better, and demanding food with no gluten, more fiber, less fat and more protein. According to John Chu of AltaCorp Capital Inc., this trend equals tremendous growth potential for companies specializing in high-margin foodstuffs. In this interview with The Energy Report, Chu highlights one such specialty food stock, examines the effects of low oil and natural gas prices on the fertilizer space, and explains why he prefers the prospects of nitrogen-based fertilizers over potash. More >
Quebec Is Back, Ready for Renaissance: Eric Lemieux
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (3/18/15)
During the period when Parti Québécois controlled Québec, the province's attractiveness as a mining jurisdiction fell from #1 to #21 in the Frasier Institute's Annual Survey of Mining Companies. But when Philippe Couillard's Liberal government won a majority in April 2014, the market got the message. Eric Lemieux, consulting technical adviser to Toronto-based Peartree Securities, says that the Osisko Mining bidding war showed that companies were willing to pay a premium for Québec-based assets. Since then other takeovers have happened. In this interview with The Gold Report, Lemieux discusses some promising projects in Québec and other stable jurisdictions. More >
Why Goldman Sachs Is Wrong About Commodity Prices: Philip Richards
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (3/17/15)
Goldman Sachs delivered a dire commodities outlook earlier this year, but RAB Capital Founder Philip Richards still sees compelling buying opportunities. In this interview with The Mining Report, Richards discusses his outlook for oil, gold, vanadium, zinc and nickel, and profiles companies with projects that will see the light of day even in harsh price environments. A few of these names have doubled in stock value in recent months, and still others look poised to deliver multiple returns on investment. More >
Why Hallgarten's Chris Ecclestone Is Staying Long in the Mining Sector
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (3/16/15)
Chris Ecclestone, principal and mining strategist at London-based Hallgarten & Co., finds optimism in the most unlikely places. He says that the key reason to be cheerful in 2015 is that the mining sector remains largely ignored. Ecclestone posits that the eventual rotation of broad market money into the sector will float many boats and lead to further M&A, which could start this year. In this interview with The Gold Report, he recommends being long mining stocks and shares some long positions and possible M&A targets. More >
When Junior Markets Turn Most Negative in 35 Years, Guess Where Financier Carlo Civelli Puts His Money?
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (3/10/15)
After 30 years of investing in natural resources, financier and founder of Clarion Finanz Carlo Civelli has declared 2015 to be one of the worst natural resource investing markets he has ever seen. But he is still finding opportunities by funding some of his favorite management teams in neighborhoods where he sees an opportunity to prove resources and attract buyers. In this interview with The Mining Report, he shares his secret for finding companies that can create value despite challenging market conditions, and he reveals where he is putting his money today.
Gareth Hatch: New REE Export Rules Inside China Level the International Playing Field
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (3/3/15)
The era of rare earth elements export quotas and tariffs in China will soon be over and that could ultimately mean a new era of higher prices for REEs inside China, says Gareth Hatch, founding principal of Technology Metals Research and president of Innovation Metals Corp. Chinese REE producers are now subject to much higher environmental standards, which could further level the playing field for non-Chinese REE producers. In this interview with The Mining Report, Hatch discusses some of the latest REE processing technologies, companies with promising REE projects and other companies looking to produce battery-grade graphite.
Where is the Smart Money Going in Mining? Lawrence Roulston's Answer May Surprise You
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (2/24/15)
Forget all the doom and gloom you hear about junior miners, says Lawrence Roulston, president of Quintana Resources Capital ULC. Canny investors should pay close attention to the flood of new money entering the sector and note carefully where it is going. In this interview with The Mining Report, Roulston presents a host of undervalued gold and silver miners with management that is not only advancing projects but, more important, enhancing shareholder value. As a bonus, many of these companies will likely be taken out at handsome premiums. More >
Alphastox's Moshevich Defines the One Thing Strong Energy Juniors Share
Source: Peter Byrne of The Energy Report (2/19/15)
The implosion of oil and gas prices will flush out oil and gas exploration juniors with weak balance sheets and too much debt, says Etienne Moshevich, editor of Alphastox.com. The small-cap companies left standing, however, are poised to soar once the market begins to accelerate. In this interview with The Energy Report, Moshevich touts the benefits of motivated management teams and solid balance sheets for all companies in the energy sector, and singles out seven oil and gas juniors, plus a pair of uranium picks, with outstanding prospects come the turnaround. More >
The Resource Maven Tells Investors How to Take Advantage of a Rising Happiness Index
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (2/18/15)
The bottom is in, says Gwen Preston, founder of the Resource Maven, but the next bull market in gold hasn't yet arrived. In this interview with the The Gold Report, she argues that investors should concentrate on finding likely takeover targets and explains that these companies are often distinguished by strong investor and institutional backing. She identifies four such companies, as well as highlighting two exciting explorers and the one gold major best positioned for a robust recovery. More >
Jeb Handwerger: A Surge in M&As Proves that Gold Is Back
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (2/17/15)
Gold stocks have been trading at huge discounts for years, but even rock-bottom prices couldn't entice takeover bids until the market hit bottom. The bottom is now here, says Jeb Handwerger, founder of GoldStockTrades.com, and M&As are off to a roaring start this year. In this interview with The Mining Report, Handwerger predicts a new record gold price within 18 months, and presents a host of gold and other metal equities poised to take off in 2015. More >
Global Insecurity Is Good for Gold, Says Mike Niehuser
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (2/16/15)
International anxiety may be good for gold prices, as gold continues to have a place as a store of value in uncertain times, says Mike Niehuser of Scarsdale Securities. Lower energy prices and a stronger dollar may provide relief for precious metal miners, especially explorers and miners working outside the United States. Management teams that have been forced to adapt to survive should do well in an upturn, and in this interview with The Gold Report, Niehuser discusses a handful of companies that fit the bill, including one in renewable energy. More >
Hedge Against Short-Term Cycles with Lithium: Daniela Desormeaux
Source: Tom Armistead of The Mining Report (2/10/15)
Lithium is for long-term investors, says Daniela Desormeaux, founder of signumBOX. Its future will be driven by soaring demand for batteries for electric vehicles and electronics. In this interview with The Mining Report, Desormeaux notes that lithium is less dependent on short-term economic cycles than commodities like oil and copper, and says demand for lithium will grow faster than the global economy. The entry of new players to the market is making what was an oligopoly more diverse and competitive, and she highlights some of the exciting projects being developed. More >
The Companies Bob Moriarty Loves for the Long Term
Source: Karen Roche of The Gold Report (2/9/15)
The rapid and massive response when the Swiss unpegged the franc from the euro will ripple across the hedge fund, brokerage and financial systems. It also will infect other currencies, according to Bob Moriarty of 321gold.com. Gold, he believes, will be the last man standing. In this interview, he tells The Gold Report where he is looking for love among midtier gold and silver stocks and explains why he has no love for overpaid CEOs. More >
Stefan Ioannou: Bottom-Fishing Opportunities in Base Metals, Especially Zinc
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (2/3/15)
Copper is off to a rough start in 2015 and while other base metals have also shown price weakness, zinc could finish 2015 strong, says Stefan Ioannou, mining analyst with Haywood Securities. He estimates that over the previous two years about 12% of global zinc production ceased and more will end soon, ultimately leading to a run in the zinc price in late 2015 and into 2016. In this interview with The Mining Report, Ioannou discusses his top zinc pick and some high-grade, low-cost copper producers with zinc production profiles. More >
Why Companies with Female Board Members Outperform Those Without: Amanda van Dyke
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (1/27/15)
Women aren't necessarily better than men, but men and women on boards together make better decisions that lead to higher returns, according to a new study on the impact of women on the boards of mining companies. As a matter of good governance, Amanda van Dyke, chair of Women in Mining (UK), analyzed the performance of companies open to new ideas, including moving beyond the old boys' network, and found that they excelled in profitmaking, environmental and social sustainability, and a host of other factors. Imagine, she challenges shareholders in this interview with The Mining Report, how much more you could make on your investments if a critical mass of the talented and best women in the industry made it to the top. More >
Heiko Ihle: Back to Precious Metals Equity Investing Basics
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (1/26/15)
Investing in mining equities can get rather complicated but Heiko Ihle, managing director at H.C. Wainwright & Co., says precious metals equity investors need to focus on just three criteria: jurisdiction, management and asset viability. In this interview with The Gold Report, he explains his rationale and discusses several of his preferred gold and silver names. More >
Which Commodity Horses Will Be Up and Which Down on Joe Reagor's Merry-Go-Round?
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (1/20/15)
Metals are like horses in a merry-go-round, believes Joe Reagor of ROTH Capital—as some rise, others fall. In this interview with The Mining Report, Reagor explains how looming surpluses, shortages and reduced confidence in central banks will be negative for copper but positive for silver, gold, uranium and, especially, zinc. And he suggests a handful of companies in these sectors that look to be best in show. More >
Charting Uranium's Gain, Brent Cook Looks for Sweet Spots in the Athabasca Basin
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (1/13/15)
As nuclear plant restarts take effect in Japan, both market sentiment and fundamentals are seeing positive boosts. Here to discuss the sea change is expert geologist and astute investor Brent Cook, author of Exploration Insights. In this interview with The Mining Report, Cook explains the forces behind uranium's recent price uptick, and describes what kinds of uranium mining projects are worth an investment in this market. More >
Are You Ready for the January Effect?
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (1/6/15)
As far back as 1942, economists have noted that small-cap companies in particular tend to surge at the beginning of the year in a cycle known as the January Effect. After the year we have seen in the natural resources space, The Mining Report checked in with sector experts to find out whether they are expecting this traditional gift, how they are preparing for it and what companies could benefit. More >
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Alpha Exploration Inc. (AEX:TSX.V) Alpha Exploration Inc. is a junior mineral exploration and development company with strategically located uranium and gold properties in North America. Alpha Exploration was incorporated in October 20 ...
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMVMF:OTC) ...
Anfield Resources Inc. (ARY:TSX.V; ANLDF:OTCQB; 0AD:FSE) Anﬁeld Resources Inc. is a mineral development company that aims to identify and acquire a balanced portfolio of assets, including both strategic resource projects that have the potential to ge ...
Arianne Phosphate Inc. (DAN:TSX.V; DRRSF:OTCBB; JE9N:FSE) Founded in 1997 under the name Arianne Resources Inc. and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2003, Arianne Phosphate Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company now focused on developing its L ...
Azincourt Uranium Inc. (AAZ:TSX.V) Azincourt Uranium Inc. is an exploration company focused on Canada's Athabasca Basin, the world's leading source of high-grade uranium. The company's management team has a strong track record of succe ...
Balmoral Resources Ltd. (BAR:TSX; BAMLF:OTCQX) Balmoral Resources Ltd. is a Vancouver-based precious metal exploration and development company focused on the delineation of both high-grade gold and nickel-copper-PGE discoveries on its wholly owned ...
Callinex Mines Inc. (CNX:TSX.V; CLLXF:OTCQX) Callinex Mines Inc. is a Canadian exploration company focused on discovering the next polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) mine within Manitoba's prolific Flin Flon mining district. The com ...
Carbine Tungsten Ltd. (CNQ:ASX) Carbine Tungsten Ltd. has become a tungsten concentrate producer from its flagship project, the Mt. Carbine tungsten mine, in Far North Queensland. Historically, Mt. Carbine produced 40% of Australia' ...
Century Aluminum Co. (CENX:NASDAQ) ...
Commerce Resources Corp. (CCE:TSX.V; D7H:FSE; CMRZF:OTCQX) Commerce Resources Corp. is an exploration and development company with a particular focus on developing its Blue River tantalum and niobium deposit (British Columbia) and its Ashram rare earth elemen ...
CopperBank Resources Corp. (CBK:CSE) CopperBank Resources Corp. is a public company that has been created to consolidate prospective copper assets in low-risk jurisdictions. The company holds both the Contact project in Nevada and the P ...
DNI Metals Inc. (DNI:TSX.V; DG7:FSE) "DNI Metals Inc. holds six contiguous mineral properties in northeast Alberta, comprising a 2,720 sq-km land position over black shales locally enriched in base metals, uranium, lithium, specialty met ...
Energizer Resources Inc. (EGZ:TSX.V; ENZR:OTCQX) Energizer Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration and mine development company based in Toronto, Canada, that is developing its 100%-owned, flagship Molo graphite project in southern Madagascar. Molo ...
Energy Fuels Inc. (EFR:TSX; UUUU:NYSE.MKT; EFRFF:OTCQX) Energy Fuels Inc. is the largest conventional producer of uranium in the United States. The company owns the only conventional uranium mill in the U.S., the White Mesa mill in Utah. Energy Fuels als ...
Excellon Resources Inc. (EXN:TSX; EXLLF:OTCPK) Excellon Resources Inc.'s 100%-owned La Platosa mine in Durango is Mexico's highest-grade silver mine, with lead and zinc byproducts making it one of the lowest cash cost mines in the country. The com ...
Excelsior Mining Corp. (MIN:TSX.V) Excelsior Mining Corp. is developing the world’s largest low-cost in-situ copper project within the copper porphyry belt of Arizona. Based on an initial production rate of 110Mlb/year and a US$2.75/lb ...
Exeter Resource Corp. (XRA:NYSE.MKT; XRC:TSX; EXB:FSE) Exeter Resource Corp.'s flagship Caspiche project is well located in Chile's Maricunga district, which has good infrastructure and is in close proximity to other large scale mining operations and proj ...
Fission 3.0 Corp. (FUU:TSX.V; FSIOF:OTC) ...
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Focus Graphite Inc. (FMS:TSX.V; FCSMF:OTCQX; FKC:FSE) Focus Graphite Inc. is a midtier junior mining development company, a technology solutions supplier and a business innovator. The company aims to become one of the lowest-cost producers of technology ...
Focus Ventures Ltd. (FCV:TSX.V) Focus Ventures Ltd. acquires and develops quality phosphate projects in Latin America, where the discovery and development of new deposits is becoming increasingly important given the growing demand a ...
Forum Uranium Corp. (FDC:TSX.V) Forum Uranium Corp. is a Canada-based energy company with a focus on the acquisition, exploration and development of Canadian uranium projects in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, and the Thelon Basi ...
Franco-Nevada Corp. (FNV:TSX; FNV:NYSE) Franco-Nevada Corporation is a resource royalty and investment company owning a diversified portfolio of precious and base metal royalties, oil and natural gas royalties and other interests. The portf ...
Grafoid Inc. () Grafoid Inc. is a privately held graphene research, development and investment company partnered with Focus Graphite Inc., owner of the high-grade Lac Knife technology graphite deposit in Quebec. Graf ...
Great Quest Metals Ltd. (GQ:TSX.V) Great Quest Metals Ltd. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on advancing the Tilemsi phosphate project in Mali, West Africa. Encompassing 1,206 sq km, this deposit boasts a large tonnage ...
Highpower International Inc. (HPJ:NASDAQ) ...
IC Potash Corp. (ICP:TSX; ICPTF:OTCQX) IC Potash Corp. has demonstrated a low-cost method for producing potassium sulfate, also known as sulphate of potash or SOP, from its 100%-owned Ochoa polyhalite deposit in southeastern New Mexico. SO ...
Largo Resources Ltd. (LGO:TSX.V) Largo Resources Ltd. is a growing strategic mineral company with projects in Brazil and Canada. The immediate goal of the company is to to ramp up production at its Vanadio de Maracás Menchen mine. La ...
MAG Silver Corp. (MAG:TSX; MVG:NYSE) MAG Silver Corp. is focused on district-scale projects located within the Mexican Silver Belt. Its mission is to become one of the premier companies in the silver mining industry. MAG is conducting on ...
Mamba Minerals Ltd. (MAB:ASX) ...
Mandalay Resources Corp. (MND:TSX) Mandalay Resources Corp. is a Canadian-based natural resource company with producing assets in Australia and producing and exploration projects in Chile. The company is focused on executing a roll-up ...
Mason Graphite Inc. (LLG:TSX.V; MGPHF:OTCQX) Mason Graphite Inc. is a Canadian mining company focused on the exploration and development of its 100%-owned Lac Guéret graphite project, located in northeastern Québec. The graphite grade on this pr ...
Medallion Resources Ltd. (MDL:TSX.V; MRD:FSE; MLLOF:OTCQX) Medallion Resources Ltd. is rethinking rare earths. Headed by Dr. Bill Bird and supported by an experienced technical team, the company is well positioned to identify and exploit the world's most prom ...
Midland Exploration Inc. (MD:TSX.V) Midland Exploration is a dynamic and aggressive mineral exploration company focused on gold, base metals and REE mine discoveries in one of Canada's richest mining provinces, Quebec. The company is le ...
Mkango Resources Ltd. (MKA:TSX.V) Mkango Resources Ltd. is a mineral exploration and development company with a mission to maximize shareholder value while spearheading the development of mining in Malawi and implementing meaningful a ...
Namibia Rare Earths Inc. (NRE:TSX; NMREF:OTCQX) Namibia Rare Earths Inc. is a Canadian public company focused on the accelerated development of its 100%-held Lofdal rare earth project in Namibia. Lofdal is an early-stage, district-scale exploration ...
Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMX:TSX.V; NMKEF:OTCQX) Nemaska Lithium Inc. is a development company with a high-grade lithium asset and patent-pending processes to produce high purity lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate using electrolysis technology. ...
North American Nickel Inc. (NAN:TSX.V) North American Nickel Inc. is a mineral exploration company with 100%-owned properties in Maniitsoq, Greenland; Sudbury, Ontario; and the Thompson Nickel Belt in Manitoba. The Maniitsoq property in Gr ...
Northern Minerals Ltd. (NTU:ASX) Northern Minerals Ltd. is poised to become the world's next producer of dysprosium at its Browns Range HREE project in northern Australia. Following a milestone year, the company is significantly adva ...
Orvana Minerals Corp. (ORV:TSX) Orvana Minerals is a proven gold producer with significant growth opportunities and a strong balance sheet. The company owns and operates the Don Mario Mine in eastern Bolivia and is developing two ot ...
Pasinex Resources Ltd. (PSE:CNX) Pasinex Resources Ltd. is a base and precious metals company with a particular focus on exploration in Turkey. Pasinex has a joint venture with Turkish mining company Akmetal AS to explore for zinc an ...
Pilot Gold Inc. (PLG:TSX) Pilot Gold Inc. is a gold exploration company led by a proven technical team that continues to discover and define high-quality projects featuring strong grades and meaningful size in mining-friendly ...
PolyMet Mining Corp. (POM:TSX; PLM:NYSE.MKT) PolyMet Mining Corp. is a publicly traded company exclusively focused on developing the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project, through its wholly owned subsidiary, PolyMet Mining Inc. The Nor ...
Polypore International Inc. (PPO:NYSE) ...
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Roughrider Exploration Ltd. (REL:TSX.V) Roughrider Exploration Ltd. is a Vancouver-based company engaged in uranium exploration in Saskatchewan. The company currently has an option agreement with Kivalliq Energy Corp. for its Genesis projec ...
Sierra Metals Inc. (SMT:TSX) Sierra Metals Inc. is a Canadian mining company focused on precious and base metals from its Yauricocha mine in Peru, and its Bolivar mine and Cusi mine in Mexico. In addition, Sierra Metals is explor ...
Soltoro Ltd. (SOL:TSX.V) Soltoro Ltd. is defining further resources on its El Rayo and Tecolote properties in Mexico. These projects make up the eastern portion of the Guachinango district and Cayden Resources Inc.'s El Barqu ...
Syrah Resources Ltd. (SYR:ASX) Syrah Resources Ltd. is an Australian resource company that is rapidly progressing its flagship Balama graphite and vanadium project in northern Mozambique, which hosts one of the world's largest reso ...
Thor Mining Plc (THR:LSE; THR:ASX) ...
Trevali Mining Corp. (TV:TSX; TV:BVL; TREVF:OTCQX) Trevali Mining Corp. is a zinc-focused base metals development company. In Canada, it owns the Halfmile zinc-lead-silver mine, the Caribou mine and mill, and the Stratmat polymetallic deposit, all loc ...
Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (UCU:TSX.V; UURAF:OTCQX) Ucore Rare Metals Inc. is a development-phase mining company focused on establishing rare metal resources with near-term production potential. With multiple projects across North America, Ucore's prim ...
UEX Corp. (UEX:TSX) UEX Corporation has the largest known resources of uranium held by any junior exploration company operating in the Athabasca Basin, a politically stable, mining-friendly jurisdiction that contains the ...
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Uranerz Energy Corp. (URZ:TSX; URZ:NYSE.MKT) Uranerz Energy Corporation is a U.S.-based uranium company focusing on near-term, commercial in-situ recovery (ISR) production in Wyoming—the country's largest uranium-producing state. Its management ...
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Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. (WG:TSX; WGPLF:OTCPK) Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. is a Canadian mining exploration and development company focused on the active advancement of its 100%-owned Wellgreen PGM-nickel-copper project toward production. Located in C ...
Everything You Need to Know About Copper Porphyries This infographic covers everything you should know about copper porphyries, a deposit type responsible for about 60% of copper, 95% of molybdenum, and 20% of gold produced today. - Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist (3/11/15) More >
Juniors Do It Better than Seniors "Research suggests juniors hold their own in discovery." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (3/4/15) More >
A Fickle Exploration Ranking "If we're getting a perspective on exploration potential in a more perfect world without major obstacles to prospecting (like war and drug runners), it's one polluted by erratic confidences." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (3/2/15) More >
What's in a Global Mining ETF? "The group's fortunes are tightly tied to the balance between metal supply and demand." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (2/26/15) More >
What Mining Insiders Had to Say at Indaba this Month "There's a new supply-demand dynamic as China decelerates, with no other large market in position to fill the void." - Byron King, The Daily Reckoning (2/24/15) More >
Potential Rebound Ahead for Global Copper: Credit Suisse "Credit Suisse anticipates that copper prices will be capped at around $6,600 per tonne and $3 per pound." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (1/26/15) More >
Despite Lifting Rare Earths Export Quotas, China Could Still Manipulate Market "The rare earths industry was in a state of consolidation after a Chinese export clampdown prompted a rapid spike in prices in 2010/11." - Henry Lazenby, Mining Weekly (1/9/15) More >
Lithium in 2015: Positioning for the Inflection Point "With an overall growth rate of demand of 8% for lithium, even if demand falters somewhat and averages 6%, this is still double global GDP growth rate estimates, offering a buffer against economic headwinds." - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal (1/5/15) More >
Can Coal Endure Competition, Anti-Carbon Lobby? "The switch in the U.S. Senate recently following the mid-term elections is beneficial for the industry, as the incoming majority remains opposed to the EPA's tough regulatory regime. But it's hard to know to what extent they can help the industry given the existing rules/statues in place already." - Zacks Equity Research (11/17/14) More >
To Buy or to Break Up? Dueling Themes Emerge in Mining Sector Downturn "Analysts recommend different tonics to ailing miners amid the mining sector downturn." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (10/30/14) More >
Why One Firm Would Buy Over Half the LME's Copper Stocks "LME stocks are used as an emergency source of supply, and having a monopoly over them could allow one to charge higher prices." - Teresa Matich, Resource Investing News (10/27/14) More >
A Year of Hard-Wrought Lessons for Platinum "Mechanization is becoming more viable; we're going to see a more skilled workforce..." - Duduzile Ramela, Moneyweb (10/20/14) More >
Will Russia and South Africa Become the OPEC of Platinum? "Bloomberg reported last Wednesday that Russia and South Africa will meet next month to discuss their mutual interest in the white metals, and the possibility of bolstering prices." - Teresa Matich, Resource Investing News (10/12/14) More >
The History of Metals "The development of civilization has relied heavily on the discovery of metals." - Visual Capitalist (10/8/14) More >
Deutsche Bank Favors Base Metals over Precious Metals "Base metals are preferred over bulks and precious metals, said Deutsche Bank analysts in a recently published third-quarter preview." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (10/6/14) More >
Nickel Pulls Back, But Still Looks Strong Although LME nickel prices retreated to US$7.80/lb in late September, Scotiabank Economist Patricia Mohr forecasts "The supply and demand balance for nickel in China is still expected to tighten noticeably by early 2015. - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (9/30/14) More >
Rick Rule: Seeing a Bullish Transition in Junior Gold Miners "The market itself is very healthy. You are seeing a transition. . .a transition that doesn't suggest, but rather screams that [junior resource issues are] under accumulation—which is a very, very bullish sign." - Tekoa Da Silva, SprottGlobal Resource Investments (9/26/14) More >
Commodities Capitulation—A Blip or the Start of Something More? "By most accounts, commodity prices are at five year lows. Almost everything, from gold to silver to iron ore to wheat to corn, is falling—hard. ." - Chris Berry, Disruptive Discoveries Journal (9/22/14) More >
Today's U.S. 'Baby' Will Consume 3 Mlbs Metals and Minerals In Lifetime "The projected lifetime consumption of metals and minerals by today's U.S. baby extrapolated across the world presents an enormous challenge for the global resource sector." - Lawrence Williams, Mineweb (9/1/14) More >
CEOs in Mining The CEOs of the top 25 gold, silver, copper, coal and base metals mining companies in the world are profiled in this infographic. - Visual Capitalist (8/20/14) More >
Minerals Versus Marijuana "Rule, Casey, Cook, and James say now is the time to invest in natural resource plays, not run for high-tech or a product to get high with." - Douglas French, The Daily Reckoning (8/19/14) More >
Like Gold, Base Metal Stocks Offer Huge Investment Opportunities "Base metals stocks have been some of the best performers so far this year as they have risen off their nadirs." - Lawrence Williams, Mineweb (8/1/14) More >
What Do Droughts Mean for Potash Investors? "Droughts, while not so good for farmers, are good for fertilizer prices." - Vivien Diniz, Resource Investing News (7/24/14) More >
Multibillion-Dollar Takeover Reflects Lithium Market Potential "The market for lithium, which is also used in batteries for laptop computers, may double in a decade, with demand growing at 7–10% annually." - Bloomberg (7/15/14) More >
2014 Commodities Halftime Report "After a disappointing 2013, the commodities market came roaring back full throttle, outperforming the S&P 500 Index by more than four percentage points and 10-year Treasury bonds by more than six." - Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors (7/14/14) More >
Palladium Price Soars to 13-Year High "Palladium's performance sets it apart from platinum. While platinum prices have been strong lately, reflecting the aftermath of the platinum sector strike in South Africa, that movement pales in comparison to palladium." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (7/7/14) More >
Canada Could Become REE Powerhouse. . .with Some Help The Canadian government could be doing more to fund REE academic and industry research and development, says a Canada House of Commons report. - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (6/30/14) More >
Bigger than Gold: It's Time to Buy the Precious Metal That's Primed to Double "For perspective, there were 5.4B cell phones on the planet in 2009. By the end of this year, estimates are that there will be 8B. It's going to take a lot of palladium for the world to keep talking, texting and tweeting." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (6/23/14) More >
This Metal Problem Could Ignite China's Smoldering Crisis "Despite some limited potential weakness in the very near term, the global picture for base metals looks to be heating up from both a supply and demand perspective." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (6/16/14) More >
Tesla's Gigafactory: The Critical Minerals Impact "At a time when supply chain security, transparency and responsibility are becoming central concerns for both manufacturers and consumers, IM Data discusses Tesla Motors' plans to build the world's biggest lithium-ion battery plant and the impact it could have on demand for critical minerals: graphite, lithium and cobalt." - Simon Moores, Industrial Metals (6/6/14) More >
The Lower the Uranium Price, the Higher the Rebound "Uranium prices still are irrationally low. This basing period is the best time to accumulate if you are a long-term investor who believes uranium will rebound." - Jeb Handwerger, GoldStockTrades (5/27/14) More >
North American REE Exploration & Development "Globally, the greatest proportion of demand for REEs is for application in magnets; though in the U.S. the majority of demand is in catalysts for petroleum refining, chemical processing and catalytic converters." - Derek Hamill, Zimtu Capital Corp. (5/19/14) More >
New, More Transparent, Contracts to End Africa's Resource Curse? "African nations are now much more 'up to speed' with what they should be demanding by way of a fair share of the resources being mined in their countries. New contracts are much tougher and some are being drafted with the idea of transparency and even online publication in mind." - Anthony Harrington (QFinance), EconomyWatch (4/28/14) More >
These Alternative Energy Stocks Will Soar on China's Rare Metal War "In 2012, production and consumption of the rare earth metals used in production of clean tech reached more than 100,000 metric tons, according to IHS Chemical. Today, the vast bulk of materials needed to build these technologies come primarily from China." - Money Morning (4/25/14) More >
Sanctions for Russia? Here Are the Real Winners "Russia is more than a major producer and exporter of energy and materials; Russia is also an important player within Western supply and product chains." - Byron King, Daily Resource Hunter (4/16/14) More >
Manganese Miners and Indonesia's Export Ban "Japan has sent a letter to Indonesia's foreign trade minister and will likely complain to the World Trade Organization about the ban and tariff structure, while copper industry heavyweight Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold has already signaled it may fail again to have a smelter ready by the extended deadline." - Teresa Matich, Resource Investing News (4/10/14) More >
What to Buy for Putin's New War: Nickel Could Surge "If Putin were to cut nickel exports to Europe and the U.S., nickel prices would jump. Prices have already gone up from $6.50/lb to $7.40/lb over the last 30 days." - Christian DeHaemer, Energy & Capital (3/20/14) More >
Making Green from Gold, Palladium and Pollution Concerns "It seems that fear surrounding the international political landscape is helping to push the precious metals prices higher and higher." - Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors (3/10/14) More >
Uranium Hot Spots: Mauritania, Gabon and Zambia "These countries have potential that has attracted many companies, from juniors to established multinationals." - Uranium Investing News (3/4/14) More >
Size Does Matter in Rare Earth Mining: Christopher Ecclestone "It looks like market watchers have started to get a handle on what makes a good rare earth company." - Vivien Diniz, Resource Investing News (2/24/14) More >
This "Workhorse" Metal Is Ready for a Breakout "Demand's rising. Supply's down. Zinc prices, and profits, are about to take off." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (2/18/14) More >
Glencore Xstrata to Shed Copper Project; Juniors Pick Up Copper Assets "The newly formed Glencore Xstrata is looking to shed its $5.9 billion stake in the Tampakan copper project in the Philippines, proving that the company prefers investing in mines that are in operation or close to production." - Vivien Diniz, Copper Investing News (1/30/14) More >
The Rare Earth Commodities that Just Won't Go Away "The Chinese still hold the trump card when to comes to rare earth production—they still produce over 95% of the world's supply." - Byron King, The Daily Reckoning (1/23/14) More >
Rules of Thumb for Junior Mining Speculators: A Light at the End of the Tunnel "Fundamental trends have been set in motion over the past few years that follow upon the previous decade-long bull market and that point to an improving investment climate for the junior miners." - Brent Cook, Exploration Insights (1/13/14) More >
Uranium Bull Market to Gather Steam over Next 18 Months: Scotiabank "Scotiabank analysts make noise on the uranium drum, drawing a what-if supply/price picture if Japan restarts reactors." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (1/13/14) More >
Bullish or Bearish: Mining Sector Prospects for 2014 "The mining sector is not dead. . .not by a long shot. Sure, many metals are relying on an inflationary rally, which may or may not happen in 2014, but others are simply poised to move higher in value based on a supply crunch that has been building for several years. You can't ignore fundamentals." - PinnacleDigest (1/5/14) More >
The Fight for this Obscure Copper Mine in Peru Is Your First Major Buy Signal "Blackstone's interest in Las Bambas likely means the firm smells an opportunity in both mining and copper, simultaneously." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (12/24/13) More >
Metals Shortages, Lack of Substitutes May Harm Innovation: Yale Report "Society will need to pay more attention to the acquisition and maintenance of metals than has been the case in the past, a new study by Yale University suggests." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (12/9/13) More >
Platinum and Copper Are the Metals of the Future: Robert Friedland Robert Friedland's presentation at MineAfrica in London avows that the supercycle is not dead, and he sees huge value ahead for his Ivanhoe company's new platinum, copper and zinc projects in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. - Lawrence Williams, Mineweb (12/2/13) More >
Uranium: The Metal of Tomorrow Nuclear power is a clean energy source that will be used well into the future to help meet the world’s growing energy requirements. In this infographic, Visual Capitalist highlights uranium’s history, properties and fundamentals moving forward. - Visual Capitalist (11/19/13) More >
FCU Announces Assay Results Rob Chang, Cantor Fitzgerald -"Highlights from FCU's PLS15-343 include 44m at 3.36% U3O8." (3/25/15)
FCU Announces Assay Results Rob Chang, Cantor Fitzgerald -"Highlights from FCU's PLS15-343 include 44m at 3.36% U3O8." (3/25/15)
FCU Finds Strong Mineralization David Talbot, Dundee Capital Markets -"FCU's first R600W hole is a new discovery and potential game changer." (3/25/15)
BCM: Important Catalyst Nears Andrey Litvin, Edison Investment Research -"BCM's Corani feasibility study will focus on reducing capex." (3/25/15)
MD Announces a New Option Agreement Adrian Day, Global Analyst -"MD continues to execute good deals." (3/25/15)
SYR Signs Offtake Agreement The Mining Report Interview with Simon Moores -"SYR intends to position itself to supply a surge in battery production." (3/24/15)
LLG Active in Tough Market The Mining Report Interview with Simon Moores -"LLG's ability to raise money for a niche mineral in this environment is an achievement." (3/24/15)
FMS Has Tested Spherical Graphite The Mining Report Interview with Simon Moores -"FMS is looking at serving a market from the user perspective." (3/24/15)
FCU: Target Price Increased Heiko Ihle, H.C. Wainwright & Co. -"Seventeen of 19 holes at FCU's R780E zone returned mineralization." (3/24/15)
FCU Expands Exploration Budget Rob Chang, Cantor Fitzgerald -"Drilling expanded FCU's R780E zone vertically, laterally and along strike." (3/23/15)
FCU: Strongly Mineralized Holes David Talbot, Dundee Capital Markets -"FCU could add 10 Mlb or more from the holes just announced." (3/23/15)
PLG Completes Earn-In at TV Tower Tara Hassan, Haywood Securities -"Joint funding of PLG's TV Tower project will allow for increased drilling." (3/20/15)
FCU's R600W Zone Grows Again Rob Chang, Cantor Fitzgerald -"FCU's R600W zone may affect future development of the Triple R deposit." (3/19/15)
BAR Receives Award The Gold Report Interview with Eric Lemieux -"BAR received the 2014 AEMQ Prospector of the Year Award for its Grasset nickel-PGE discovery." (3/18/15)
FCU's Follow-Up Holes Reinforce Prospectivity of R600W David Talbot, Dundee Capital Markets -"We continue to view the R600W zone as a potential game changer for FCU." (3/18/15)
FCU's New High-Grade Hits Prove R600W Not a One-Hole Wonder David Sadowski, Raymond James -"Two of the four holes notably expand FCU's high-grade footprint." (3/18/15)
FCU Extends R600W Zone at Patterson Lake South Project Mick Carew, Haywood Securities -"FCU's latest drill results extend an already world-class resource." (3/18/15)
TV Has Started to Do Well The Mining Report Interview with Philip Richards -"TV has a lot more upside from here." (3/17/15)
LGO Begins Production The Mining Report Interview with Philip Richards -"LGO has come into production." (3/17/15)
TXR: Many Gold-Bearing Zones Ryan Walker, Euro Pacific Canada -"TXR began a two-rig 5,000m drill program at Yellowknife City." (3/16/15)
SOP Is Eyeing District-Scale Skarn Mineralization at Las Minas Ryan Walker, Euro Pacific Canada -"SOP expects an initial resource estimate in Q4/15." (3/16/15)
PLG Releases Final Drill Results Brent Cook, Exploration Insights -"PLG's TV Tower drill results were encouraging." (3/15/15)
RD: Rerating Higher Expected Jeb Handwerger, Gold Stock Trades -"Receiving the final permit for San Ramon is a major milestone for RD." (3/13/15)
RD Targets Mid-2015 Construction CEO.CA -"RD received an environmental license for its San Ramon gold mine." (3/10/15)
PLG Releases Final 2014 Drill Results Mike Hocking, Scotia Capital -"PLG's drill results averaged 0.22% Cu and 0.21 g/t Au (0.58 g/t Au eq) over an average intercept of 48.7m." (3/10/15)
RD: Possible Market Darling Thibaut Lepouttre, Caesars Report -"Low capex, low opex and huge blue sky potential make RD enticing." (3/9/15)
PLG: Potential for More Mineralization Brent Cook, Exploration Insights -"PLG's 2014 drill results demonstrate that the geologic model works." (3/8/15)
PLG: Final Drill Results Out Kevin MacKenzie, Salman Partners -"PLG shows potential for additional mineralization zones at Kinsley." (3/4/15)
NRE Publishes Lofdal PEA The Mining Report Interview with Gareth Hatch -"NRE's Lofdal has great rare earth distribution and simple mineralogy." (3/3/15)
LLG Hosts Lac Guéret Project in Quebec The Mining Report Interview with Gareth Hatch -"One name that I keep track of is LLG." (3/3/15)
FMS Could Benefit from Tesla Gigafactory The Mining Report Interview with Gareth Hatch -"FMS has one of the most advanced graphite projects in North America." (3/3/15)
CCE Operating Mini Pilot Plant The Mining Report Interview with Gareth Hatch -"CCE has developed a process to produce concentrate with a relatively high concentration of REEs." (3/3/15)
ALK Receives Environmental Approvals The Mining Report Interview with Gareth Hatch -"ALK is funding the Dubbo Zirconia project with nearby gold production." (3/3/15)
TV Impresses at Stratmat Mark Turner, Scotia Capital -"TV reported impressive Stratmat assays." (3/3/15)
FCU: New High-Grade Zone is a Game Changer Rob Chang, Cantor Fitzgerald -"FCU's discovery significantly improves potential project economics." (3/3/15)
TV Assays Confirm Mineralization Peter Campbell, Mackie Research Capital -"Stratmat's drill results validate TV's geologic model for the deposit." (3/3/15)
TV's 2014 Stratmat Drill Program Delivers Again Stefan Ioannou, Haywood Securities -"TV's 2014 Stratmat drill results confirm high-grade sulfide mineralization." (3/3/15)
TV Announces Positive Drill Results at Stratmat Derek Macpherson, M Partners -"TV's Stratmat drill results showed grades in line with the Inferred resource." (3/3/15)
BAR Offers Blue-Sky Potential The Gold Report Interview with Philip Ker -"BAR's Grasset nickel discovery is on its way to becoming a world-class asset." (3/2/15)
FCU Discovers New High-Grade Zone David Sadowski, Raymond James -"FCU has another major milestone for the Triple R deposit." (3/2/15)
FCU: Reasons for Excitement David Talbot, Dundee Capital Markets -"FCU's new discovery is a likely game changer." (3/2/15)
LLG: A Dundee Top Pick David Talbot, Dundee Capital Markets -"LLG is well funded, with an extensive following and experienced management." (3/2/15)
TV: Stratmat Resource Update Underway Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"S-1 zone and S-5 lens assays add upside to the TV Stratmat resource." (3/2/15)
WG's Wellgreen Project in the Yukon Is Still Attractive Jay Taylor, Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks -"WG has a considerable amount of platinum group metals." (2/27/15)
MD: Active on Several Fronts Eric Lemieux, PearTree Securities Inc. -"MD commenced a winter drill program on the Samson property." (2/26/15)
UEX Suggests Hydrothermal, Fault Systems David Sadowski, Raymond James -"Investors should build UEX positions on strong discovery potential." (2/26/15)
WG Releases Long-Awaited PEA Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"WG has a great project that will only become more valuable." (2/26/15)
MIN: Fit to Size Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"MIN is still a buy." (2/26/15)
FCU Announces Results from Triple R Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"FCU's recent drill results suggest that PLS may grow larger still." (2/26/15)
FCU: Derisking Underway David Talbot, Dundee Capital Markets -"FCU's Triple R ranks among the Top 4 Athabasca uranium deposits." (2/24/15)