ThursdayJan 21, 2021 11:38 am

Josemaria Resources Inc. (TSX: JOSE) (OTC: JOSMF) Rapidly Developing New Copper-Gold Project in Argentina as Copper Demand Projected to Rise

Industry report suggests demand for copper will increase nine-fold due in part to increased production of Electric Vehicles S&P analysts predict copper shortages in coming years Josemaria is one of world’s few readily developable copper-gold projects Recent feasibility study concluded that Josemaria is robust, low-risk project with significant yield potential As one industry report suggests that the increased production of electric vehicles (“EVs”) will send copper demand up nine-fold (https://ibn.fm/6dyXW), S&P analysts predict a looming copper deficit in the coming years (https://ibn.fm/0i7iV). While market forces continue to exert upward pressure on the price of copper, Josemaria Resources (TSX: JOSE) (OTCQB: JOSMF), a…

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ThursdayJan 21, 2021 11:15 am

Digital Innovation: Gateway to the Future of Mining

While the natural resource industry seems to have taken a little while to join the fourth industrial revolution, progress is being made steadily as automation is adopted and implemented. The benefits of automation include payload optimization achieved by computers in a way that could not be replicated by people. Global mining equipment producer CR Mining is among many that are dedicated to developing more technology for the natural resource industry. The company’s head of product strategy, Kevin Greenwood, explained that the digitization of mining had various benefits. Among them those benefits are the following: Improvement in efficiency and productivity based…

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WednesdayJan 20, 2021 12:30 pm

Price Levels of Tin Surge in London Market as 2021 Progresses

In the first week of 2021, the London Metal Exchange (LME) three-month price of tin rose to $21,360 per ton. This marks tin’s highest trade since March 2019. At the moment, the price sits at $21,085. This increase happened despite the impact the coronavirus pandemic had on the supply of tin, as key supplier countries of the metal have been affected greatly. However, according to the International Tin Association, even with a 6% approximate downturn in the demand of the metal, the world market recorded a 5,200-ton shortfall in supply last year. The association forecasts that supply will recover in…

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TuesdayJan 19, 2021 1:06 pm

Josemaria Resources Inc. (TSX: JOSE) (OTCQB: JOSMF) Stands to Benefit from Explosive Growth in Electric Vehicle Copper Demand

United Kingdom announces that nation plans to outlaw sale of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2030, full decade ahead of original deadline Electric vehicle sales are set to rise by 50% YoY in 2021, with global EV penetration rates forecast to touch 31% by 2030 Electric vehicles require nearly 80kg of copper during production process versus approximately 25 kilos for internal combustion engine powered vehicle Surge in long-term copper demand bodes favorable for Josemaria Resources, with company reportedly attracting attention of global mining giants in recent months On November 18, 2020, the United Kingdom made the fateful and unexpected decision to ban…

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TuesdayJan 19, 2021 10:00 am

Chinese State Stockpiler Causes Cobalt Prices to Increase Significantly

Cobalt metal prices in China soared to their highest last week in almost two years. Traders are chalking up the increase in price to the new round of buying by China’s state stockpiler. On the Wuxi Stainless Steel Electronic Trading Center, which is used as a reference for spot deals in the country, cobalt was being sold at 319.50 yuan/kg, or roughly $49.42. This is the highest price recorded in cobalt since Jan. 11, 2019. Despite this being the second week of 2021, the metal is already up by more than 13%. In addition to this, since 2021 began, the…

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ThursdayJan 14, 2021 11:15 am

Why Mining Companies Are Adopting Renewable Energy

A discussion held recently on an Africa Mining Forum digital event examined why more mines were using renewable energy. The event, which centered on investment in power projects by the natural resource industry, showed that renewable energy has become the most affordable option in generating electricity in bulk. The event also featured a discussion on the various models that were available to mining firms, particularly in the exploration stage. The growth of renewable energy technology was highlighted in BloombergNEF’s annual New Energy Outlook. The report curated by Bloomberg showed that while energy emissions decreased by nearly 8% as a result…

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WednesdayJan 13, 2021 1:45 pm

Josemaria Resources Inc. (TSX: JOSE) (OTCQB: JOSMF) Looks for High-Growth Return as Junior Mining Investment Option

Josemaria Resources developing its wholly owned flagship Josemaria Copper-Gold Project VanEck report details investment value of ‘junior’ mining companies Global smart mining market estimated to reach $6.8 billion last year, forecast to reach $20.31 billion by 2025 For investors looking for high-growth potential, junior mining companies may fit the bill, according to a recent report released by VanEck, an investment management company (https://ibn.fm/Cvv8W). That’s good news for Josemaria Resources (TSX: JOSE) (OTCQB: JOSMF), a natural resources company that is offering an advanced-stage copper-gold deposit project located in Argentina, a rare find in a junior mining company. The VanEck report, titled “The…

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WednesdayJan 13, 2021 1:00 pm

Oxbotica Secures $47 Million in Funding to Develop Software for Autonomous Mining

Oxbotica recently reported that it had raised $47 million for new autonomous software that would be used in different mines cross the globe. Among the company’s backers are BGF, an investment firm, and BP, an energy firm. Oxbotica is currently developing an open-autonomy software for the natural resource industry designed to assist all manner of vehicles with different functions and sizes to operate on their own, minus input from an individual, while also communicating with each other. In addition to this, the company also provides a cloud-based platform for data and vehicle management that can assimilate with all vehicles controlled…

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TuesdayJan 12, 2021 12:15 pm

Why Gold Stocks May Be Better Investment Than Physical Gold

While gold is valued for its buoyancy and great returns during economic recessions, owning gold mining stocks is even more highly valued, especially in gold bull markets as they yield much greater returns. In the past two decades, the mining stocks of gold have surpassed gold bullion prices during bull markets. Gold miners provide more potential benefits and also possess greater drawbacks and higher volatility, especially in recessions. This makes strong hands and market timing even more necessary. This can be seen in the price of physical gold, which grew 550% during the gold bull market period 2000–2011. In the…

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MondayJan 11, 2021 11:30 am

Miners Commend Federal Spending Bill Financing Rare Earths Projects

The COVID-19 pandemic aid and spending package that was signed by outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump in the last weeks of 2020 is inclusive of more than $800 million to finance strategic minerals and rare earths research. This fund will help mining firms to neutralize China’s dominance in the natural resource industry sector. The bill, which is worth $2.3 trillion and is 5,573 pages long, is a compilation of Trump’s executive orders on rare earths. Rare earth minerals are a category of minerals used to make magnets for electric cars, weapons and other green technologies. They are made up of…

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