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Enduring character

  Mines of a very dangerous type gave Jeff Elliott the hairiest time in his 25 years as a geologist,...

Australia

21 SEPTEMBER 2014

The elephant in the mine

But – be honest – how many know that China is also the world's largest producer of minerals? Certainly...

Asia

26 AUGUST 2014

Caution lurks beneath surface optimism

Fill a room up full of resource sector types and optimism is generally a given. So no great surprise...

Australia

28 JULY 2014

China fires iron optimism

After being battered from pillar to post in recent times, iron ore producers and their shareholders are...

Asia

10 JULY 2014

Zinc bulls get ready to charge

Make no mistake the noise around zinc is growing louder with US investment bank Morgan Stanley describing...

Australia

27 JUNE 2014

View from the West End: Pinin' for the fjords

“‘E's not pinin'! ‘E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be!”� – Monty Python's Flying...

Africa

25 JUNE 2014

China

The long argued narrative from Western-based iron ore miners is high-cost Chinese iron ore production...

Australia

24 JUNE 2014

Lower iron ore prices not out of the question

Australian investment bank Macquarie last week hosted media for a commodities update. The surplus-moving-into-deficit...

Australia

09 JUNE 2014

Going up

Wood Mackenzie, the energy and minerals consultancy, has told Mining Journal that 3Mt of new mine capacity...

Asia

29 APRIL 2014

Middle class fuels China gold demand

A headline number of Chinese growth in gold demand of 400% in 10 years, reaching 1,100t in 2013, all...

Asia

15 APRIL 2014

Muddle in the middle

The “new normal”� is commodity prices at or near current levels given weak macro data from China on the...

Africa

31 MARCH 2014

View from the West End: Horsing around

“I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're sceptical.”� – Arthur C Clarke. I am, or...

Asia

27 MARCH 2014