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Mining in Mexico: Part 1

2012/05/02

Mexico is a major producer of silver, gold and base metals. In addition, the country is also a leading producer of celestite, bismuth, fluorite, cadmi... Read more »

Mining in Mexico: Part 2

In 2010, Mexico overtook Peru in silver production, reaching the world’s top position, with 128.6 million ounces produced. Mexico currently ranks 12... Read more »

Markets Climb a Wall of Fear

2012/04/28

U.S. stocks rallied, driving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its best weekly gain since March affirming the old Wall Street adage that “... Read more »

Gold Stocks – What’s Going On?

2012/04/16

In 2012, gold bulls have plenty of room to graze in the stockyard these days as the investing herd migrated to other assets during the market’s stee... Read more »

Frank Holmes – Gold Should Thrive

2012/04/09

The world has been experiencing the largest liquidity boom, as the central banks’ seven-month easing binge continues. Over this time, ISI counted 12... Read more »

Upcoming Q2 Mining Milestones

2012/04/05

Perhaps we should call this article, “PDAC Revisited”. While meeting with mining company executives at the annual Prospectors and Develope... Read more »

5 Mining Stocks to Watch in 2012: Part 1

2012/04/02

With the first quarter of a new year in the books we step back this month, take stock if you will, look towards the future and ponder what’s in ... Read more »

5 Mining Stocks to Watch in 2012: Part 2

3. Geologix Explorations Inc. (Stock Profile – TSX:GIX & OTC:GIXEF) Perhaps it’s finally time for Geologix to change its name. After y... Read more »

Metals and Minerals Investment Sector

2012/04/01

There is always a sector among the raw materials on the verge of a period of “euphoria“. On the chart below, each resource is represented ... Read more »

Will Mining Stocks Beat the Market?

2012/03/27

The past year has been a rough ordeal for nearly every sector of the market, but the metals and mining industry seemed to be battered on all fronts, d... Read more »

Gold: Caught in a Bear Trap

2012/03/26

Rising bond yields, a stronger U.S. dollar and an improving U.S. economy have squelched expectations for a third round of quantitative easing (QE3) an... Read more »

Will Japan Turn Back to Nuclear Energy?

2012/03/23

Japan had plans to construct nine new nuclear power plants by 2020 and at least another 14 by 2030. After Fukushima, Japan’s then Prime Minister Kan... Read more »

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 »


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