Opinion/Commentary




McEwen Mining's Los Azules copper project in Argentina's San Juan province.Credit: McEwen Mining

New Argentine government making right moves, Rob McEwen says

After more than a decade of leftist government, voters in Argentina elected Mauricio Macri, a wealthy businessman and Buenos Aires mayor, as their new president on Nov. 22, 2015. The centre-right politician has promised more pro-business and…





The Great Hall of the People at the western edge of Tiananmen Square in China's capital Beijing. Photo by Zheng Zhou.

Worry over Chinese demand is overdone, Aussie analyst says

While people in the mining sector wring their hands about slowing growth in China, declining demand for base metals and collapsing prices, they’re all missing one key point, according to an Australian mining engineer, research…


Dominion Diamond's majority-owned Ekati diamond mine in the Lac de Gras region of the Northwest Territories.Credit: Dominion Diamond

Short-term challenges remain for diamond sector

The long-term outlook for the diamond market is positive — with demand expected to outpace supply starting in 2019 — but in the short-term, the outlook remains challenging, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre and Bain & Co. state…




Tesla Motors   has signed a conditional agreement with joint-venture partners Bacanora Minerals   and Rare Earth Minerals    to secure long-term resources from the juniors' Sonora Lithium project, 180 km northeast of Hermosillo in northern Mexico's Sonora state. Credit: Bacanora Minerals

Patricia Mohr names lithium as one of top picks for 2016

Most mined commodities declined in price this year, but spot prices in China for lithium carbonate actually increased, rising 15% year-on-year to as high as US$7,500 per tonne, making it one of Patricia Mohr’s top picks for 2016.


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