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Australia Passes 30% Mining Tax


Australia’s senate has approved a 30% tax on iron ore and coal mining profits despite strong protests from global mining giants BHP Billiton Lt... Read more »

Why Cobalt is Strategic to the U.S.


Approximately 48% of the world’s 2007 mined cobalt was a byproduct of nickel mining from sulfide and laterite deposits. An additional 37% was pr... Read more »

U.S. Mining Industry in Decline

The U.S. mining industry has been in decline for decades. A number of factors have contributed to this trend making the world’s most powerful na... Read more »

Rare Earth Shortage Reality


The world’s biggest economies are joining forces to oppose China’s policies on domestic rare earth elements as the risk of a global shorta... Read more »

Did Greece Just Default?


In June, 2011 Standard and Poor’s warned plans for the private sector to roll over Greek debt could trigger a default under its ratings criter... Read more »

Energy Critical Elements

A Report by the APS Panel on Public Affairs and the Materials Research Society coined the term “energy-critical element” (ECE) to describe a class... Read more »

PDAC 2012 – Mining Milestones in March


After meeting with mining companies for the past two days at the annual PDAC convention in Toronto, we’re pleased to present a list of upcoming ... Read more »

Junior Mining Financing Down 24% in 2011


From Metals Economics Group’s (MEG) Exploration Activity Services, the dollar amount of junior financings declined 24% in 2011 to $21.5 billion fro... Read more »

Gold & Silver Drop as QE3 on Back Burner


Today, the U.S. Commerce Department said the economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the final three months of last year. It expanded at a 3.0 perce... Read more »

Gold Demand Trends


The World Gold Council (WGC) reaffirmed the power of the Love Trade in its 2011 Gold Demand Trends report released this week. Gold demand grew 0.4 per... Read more »

Junior Gold Mining Stocks on the Move


As the European debt crisis captured headlines around the world the markets, as expected, were volatile this week. And resource stocks, in particular,... Read more »

European Debt Crisis – What’s Next?


Greece’s predicament just became substantially worse. Frustrated by missed deadlines and last minute twilight dealings, Euro zone finance official... Read more »

Graphite: Supply and Demand


In 2010 a European Commission included graphite among the 14 materials it considered high in both economic importance and supply risk. The British Ge... Read more »

Cashed-Up Catfish Report


We are delighted to bring you the MiningFeeds bottom fishing report. And to catch these fish, you don’t need to know how to noodle. Noodling is ... Read more »

Mining M&A Increase Expected in 2012


Solid fundamentals, strong balance sheets and an appetite for growth is expected to drive M&A in the global mining and metals sector in 2012, says... Read more »

Rare Earth Elements are Critical Minerals


The U.S. Department of Energy, in its Dec. 2011 report entitled Critical Materials Strategy examined the role that Rare Earth Elements (REEs) and ot... Read more »

Coal Price Outlook 2012


Coal in Asia is unlikely to recover in 2012 from its first decline in three years as electricity-price controls in 2011 prompted Chinese and Indian ut... Read more »

Interlisted Gold Stocks Shine


Gold is not vital to human existence, in fact, it has relatively few practical uses. But its unique atomic properties and its imperishable lustre hav... Read more »

Silver Stocks & Bullion Gaining Ground


Silver stocks and silver bullion have been on the upswing over the last month – the shiny white metal has tacked on more than 20 percent. Today,... Read more »

China’s Demand for Copper Expected to Rise


Base metals were the laggards among commodities last year, with copper one of the worst performers, losing 21 percent. Global consumption of copper in... Read more »

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