WednesdayMay 05, 2021 12:00 pm

Report Finds Transparency, Data Usage Will Characterize Mining Industry’s Future

Wikistrat, a global crowdsourcing platform, and Sandpit Innovation, a consulting firm based in Perth, Australia, recently published a report that explores the future of the mining industry. The report, which was compiled after engaging with a team of 90 experts from the fields of futurism, disruptive technologies, innovation and mining, generated many proposals in more than a week’s time. The review combined the experts’ insights on how they imagine the mining industry a decade from now. This was followed by a vote to help decide on the most likely scenarios. The report highlighted primary findings that rising competition over talent,…

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WednesdayMay 05, 2021 9:15 am

H.C. Wainwright Publishes Analyst Research Report on Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE American: UEC), Reiterates Buy Rating

Brokerage firm H.C. Wainwright & Co. recently released report featuring UEC, reiterates Buy rating Recent drilling activities at UEC’s Burke Hollow in situ recovery (“ISR”) project show strong results, potential for further resource growth UEC well-financed to aggressively pursue key developmental targets, the Company has over $110 million in cash, equity and inventory holdings UEC is production ready with four fully licensed uranium projects and a state-of-the-art Central Processing plant with a combined production profile of 4 million pounds of uranium per year Uranium Energy (NYSE American: UEC), a Corpus Christi, Texas-based uranium mining and exploration company, was recently featured…

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TuesdayMay 04, 2021 2:20 pm

US Economic Recovery Pushes Price of Aluminum Higher

The premiums that U.S. purchasers of aluminum have to pay for the lightweight metal to be shipped to the United States hit a record high last week. The numbers surpassed the level reached more than five years ago when trading houses and banks began to participate in warehouse merry-go-round deals in order to collect higher rents. This latest increase, however, wasn’t driven by merry-go-round deals. It was instead propelled by a tariff holdover and a surge in shipping costs and demand from the Trump administration. According to Harbor Intelligence, a global researcher focused on the aluminum industry’s outlook and analysis,…

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MondayMay 03, 2021 11:50 am

Gold Supplies Fail to Keep Pace with Demand

Many economies and industries were affected by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the spread of this disease, which led to shutdowns of facilities and countrywide lockdowns in various regions in the world. However, while most industries suffered, producers of gold in the mining industry enjoyed increases in revenue as the price of gold rose by more than 20% last year. These price surges were caused by various demand shocks that were brought about by the pandemic, such as investors moving from equities to bonds and the U.S. dollar losing more of its purchasing power. Last year’s increase in…

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FridayApr 30, 2021 12:38 pm

Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) Key to Domestic Rare Earth Production Amid Rapidly Expanding Market

Rare-earth metals market expected to almost double by 2026, driven by consumer and industrial electronics demand REEs are considered critical minerals by the government, but China absorbs biggest share of world supply Energy Fuels remains top U.S. uranium producer, determined to expand into rare earths and bring back production to US As a leading U.S. uranium producer that recently expanded into the promising rare earths market, Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) may hold the key to restoring sustainable, low-cost, domestic rare earth element (“REEs”) production in the United States (https://ibn.fm/3JIBW). That position could prove to be profitable, as…

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FridayApr 30, 2021 11:06 am

How Gold Mining in the Amazon Can Become More Sustainable

The coronavirus pandemic negatively affected different industries and sectors across the globe. However, it also led to a few positive impacts, such as the massive surge in the demand for gold, which was in a way fueled by panic. Gold has often been used as a store of value. This precious metal is considered to be safe haven in unstable times, which could explain why investors prefer stocking up on bullion instead of high-risk assets when there’s economic turbulence. During the pandemic last year, the price of gold rose by 40%, which was good news for miners and traders in…

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ThursdayApr 29, 2021 3:15 pm

Philippine President Ends Nine-Year Pause on New Mining Projects

President R. Duterte of the Philippines recently lifted a ban on mineral agreements that had been enacted in 2012 by former President Benigno Aquino III. This move reopens a door to new mineral agreements and investments and will help increase revenues. It came after the resident signed Executive Order No.130, which revises section 4 of executive order No.79, which was  ratified in 2012. The Philippines is a major extractor of gold and copper, in addition to being the largest exporter of unprocessed nickel to the People’s Republic of China. The Mines and Geosciences Bureau notes that over a third of…

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ThursdayApr 29, 2021 10:37 am

First Energy Metals Ltd. (CSE: FE) (OTCQB: FEMFF) Is ‘One to Watch’

First Energy Metals Ltd. is focused on developing a multi-commodity mineral property portfolio by identifying, acquiring and exploring North American mineral prospects in the precious metal, base metal and industrial metals sectors The company’s current property portfolio features core and non-core properties, including the Augustus Lithium and Titan Gold Properties (core), as well as the Kokanee Creek Gold Property and an option to acquire a 100% interest in the Scramble Mine Property (non-core) The global precious metals market is forecast to reach a $362.1 billion valuation by 2027, while the lithium metal market is anticipated to reach $926.6 million that…

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WednesdayApr 28, 2021 2:02 pm

Prices of Iron Ore Reach Record Levels as Demand Surges

Despite concerns over environmental restrictions in the People’s Republic of China, the price of iron ore kept rising last week. The top steelmaking city in China, Tangshan, stated in March that it would be punishing companies that had discharged pollutants illegally or those that did not implement steps outlined in its emergency anti-pollution plan, which was released after weeks of heavy smog in the northern parts of the country. Companies in Tangshan’s heavy industry, which include the cement and steel sectors, have been ordered to stop or limit production on heavily polluted days in order to help decrease overall air…

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WednesdayApr 28, 2021 1:41 pm

Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) Leading American Critical Minerals Production

Energy Fuels produces the raw materials that make numerous clean energy and advanced technologies possible UUUU is the largest U.S. producer of uranium, the fuel for carbon- and emission-free nuclear energy Company is beginning production of an intermediate rare earth element product with plans to integrate U.S. rare earth supply Energy Fuels (NYSE American: UUUU) (TSX: EFR) has emerged as “America’s Critical Mineral Hub,” and a leader in the domestic production of uranium, vanadium and rare earth elements (REEs), which are the building blocks of many clean energy technologies, including electric vehicles (EVs), renewable energy systems, nuclear energy and advanced…

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