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Australia Passes 30% Mining Tax

2012/03/20

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.

2012/03/16

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

2012/03/15

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?

2012/03/09

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

2012/03/05

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

2012/03/01

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

2012/02/29

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

2012/02/21

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

2012/02/18

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?

2012/02/15

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

2012/02/14

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

2012/02/08

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

2012/02/06

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

2012/02/04

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

2012/02/01

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

2012/01/28

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

2012/01/26

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

2012/01/24

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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