Rare-Earth Elements (REE’s), it turns out, are not really all that rare, it is just that until engineers starting finding
uses for them in cell phones, windmills, lithium batteries, and other electronics applications, mining companies were not
particularly interested in looking for them. Expanded use of REE’s in the past decade has changed this and created
opportunities for mining companies, and, it turns out, for mercantilist bureaucrats in China.
We all know about defensive driving. But, there is also defensive mining and
I’m not talking about avoiding workplace accidents, environmental damage, public
relations problems, etc., although those are all important issues to be defensive
This interesting interview is reproduced with the kind permission of the Energy Report.
A recent Wall Street Journal article by Matt Day - Copper Delivery Rates Hit Highs - may signal some unusual goings on in metals markets.
The falling price of gold has attracted attention from investors and analysts alike.
Statistics Canada has released new figures on the value of Canada’s natural resource assets. In 2012, total natural resource assets were valued at $781 billion, a decrease of 30% from 2011 and reflective of lower prices received.
In an article at CNBC, Holly Ellyatt reports that several investment houses are turning bullish on mining stocks:
"Looking ahead, the downside risks seem to be diminishing...
Peter Koven has written an interesting article on a counterintuitive
subject: despite a recent fall in commodity prices, mining companies are not
showing severe concern.
Alibaba Resources is trying something new in mining exploration, according to a
Resources Wire article in the Financial Post.
The Economist magazine features a fascinating article on thorium and its potential as an energy source.
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