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Fund Adviser Björn Paffrath's Mantra: In the End, Performance Matters
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (8/19/14)
Björn Paffrath, Switzerland-based fund adviser and newsletter writer, says there is certainly an elevated risk of a correction in the broad market but the upside in the mining sector is worth looking at as the market turns. Paffrath expects more M&A activity in the fall and says he's always looking for opportunities that really impact the performance of the funds. In this interview with The Mining Report, Paffrath shares some silver, base metals and tungsten positions. More >
Paul Renken: Bottom-Fishing for the Best Junior Resource Equities
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (7/28/14)
It's the lazy days of summer and Paul Renken, senior geologist and analyst with VSA Capital, is bottom-fishing. He sees a lot of value in unloved resource equities and spends much of his time sifting through the lot to find juniors that will get the increasingly sparse financing needed to turn potential into production. Renken offers an abundant catch of equity picks in this interview with The Gold Report. More >
Doug Loud and Jeff Mosseri: Three Reasons Why Gold and Gold Stocks Will Rise
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (7/23/14)
It's hard to see the present until it's in the past. What does this mean for gold? Money managers Doug Loud and Jeff Mosseri of Greystone Asset Management say that a bull market may have already begun. All the signs are there: rising political tension, a shortage of new supply and a cull of the weakest stocks. In this interview with The Gold Report, Loud and Mosseri list a dozen gold, silver and copper companies that should ride the crest of the wave. More >
Jocelyn August: Upcoming Catalysts for Precious and Base Metals, Uranium and Oil and Gas Plays
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (7/22/14)
Timing the market is sometimes more important than finding the right equities. But if you can time the market and find the right equities, that can be the most direct path to success. Jocelyn August, senior analyst and product manager with Sagient Research's CatalystTracker.com, follows catalysts that move resource stocks with regularity, sometimes 10% or more. In this interview with The Mining Report, August discusses some upcoming catalysts in the precious and base metals spaces, and names others in uranium and oil and gas. More >
Tom Hayes' Trio of Rare Earth Project Contenders
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (7/15/14)
It's not the size of a rare earth elements project resource that determines its success, declares Tom Hayes of Edison Investment Research. In this interview with The Mining Report, he explains that companies will win based on their holdings of heavy and strategic rare earths and their ability to secure funding. With the race on to develop non-Chinese REE sources, he suggests three projects likely to end up on the podium. More >
Thomas Schuster's Five Stocks to Buy and Hold
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (7/14/14)
Consulting Mining Analyst Thomas Schuster looks at the longer term in mining. He is bullish on gold but cautions that we won't see an end to the bear market in precious metals equities until financing again becomes readily available. In this interview with The Gold Report, the publisher of the "Rocks To Riches" research reports presents five companies in gold, silver and niobium with the management and projects to ride out the storm. More >
Luisa Moreno: Graphite, Lithium and REEs Essential to Hot Technologies
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (7/8/14)
Graphite. Lithium. Rare earth elements. What do these metals and minerals have in common? They are playing bigger and more critical roles in widely used big kid toys like smartphones, tablets and electric vehicles. Investors can't stay on top of every hot commodity but Luisa Moreno, mining analyst with Euro Pacific Canada, offers some companies developing graphite, lithium and REE resources for the toys and technology of the future in this interview with The Mining Report. More >
David H. Smith: PGMs Will Lead the Charge of the Bulls
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (7/7/14)
Precious metals investors have endured much hardship during the recent bear market but David H. Smith, senior analyst with David Morgan's The Morgan Report, believes that another secular bull market in precious metals is already underway. In this interview with The Gold Report, Smith says that platinum group metals will lead the resurgence and have a favorable long-term risk/reward ratio. He outlines some PGM, gold and silver companies that can grab the bull by its horns. More >
Rick Mills' Econ 101—Rising Demand and Falling Supply Equals Higher Metals Prices
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (7/1/14)
Juniors can't fund their projects, which means that the majors' reserves will continue to shrink. Rick Mills argues that this process can have but one result: higher metals prices across the board. In this interview with The Mining Report, the owner and host of Ahead of the Herd.com highlights a half-dozen gold, silver, copper and nickel companies that will leverage these high prices, and introduces us to a Canadian company's unique cobalt project in Russia. More >
Brent Cook's Tips for Finding Juniors that Can Survive the Dust Bowl
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (6/24/14)
As romantic as the idea of the gold explorer who strikes it rich in lightning fashion is, the far more common tale is one of hard work and persistence. For investors, that means doing due diligence to search out the likely success stories. In this interview with The Mining Report, Brent Cook of Exploration Insights shares the telltale signs of success he looks for in the junior gold, phosphate and uranium sectors and discusses the synergies that stand to benefit some recent mergers. More >
It's Not About Discovering a Mine, It's About Discovering a Technology
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (6/17/14)
Michael and Chris Berry are back for The Mining Report's second annual father-son interview in honor of Father's Day. While they don't agree on everything, they are aligned on the importance of disruptive discoveries to help companies succeed even in a sideways market. Flexibility and selectivity are their long-term strategies in any sector, from precious metals to commodities to rare earths. More >
Less Correlation Among Commodities Demands More Careful Selection: Philip Richards
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report (6/16/14)
Commodities from coal to gold once traded in close correlation, but today the graph looks helter-skelter. This means Philip Richards of RAB Capital has had to think on his feet when choosing names for his company's Special Situations Fund. In this interview with The Gold Report, Richards explains how commodities markets have changed in recent years, and he lists companies of interest in the gold, silver, nickel, vanadium, zinc and oil and gas sectors. More >
Mark Seddon's Catch-22: We Need More Tungsten, But Projects Can't Find Funding
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (6/10/14)
Even as demand rises steadily, the world's largest non-Chinese tungsten mine will be exhausted by next year. So investors should be lining up to fund new mines, right? Not a bit of it, says analyst Mark Seddon of Tungsten Market Research. In this interview with The Mining Report, Seddon argues that a supply shortage could mean much higher prices, leading to handsome profits for those companies that get to market soonest. More >
Finally, Good News for Mining in Peru: Ricardo Carrión and Alberto Arispe
Source: Peter Byrne of The Mining Report (6/3/14)
Ricardo Carrión and Alberto Arispe of Peru-based Kallpa Securities have a boots-on-the-ground view of the politics, legal battles and investment climate for precious metals mining in the Andes. In this interview with The Mining Report, Arispe and Carrión detail the new, positive developments afoot in this region and explain why investors should get involved now, before the rest of the world catches on.
Ian Parkinson's Copper and Gold Names for a Fresh Round of M&A
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (6/2/14)
Growth for the sake of growth is over, but that doesn't mean mergers and acquisitions in the mining space are finished, says Ian Parkinson, director of equity research-mining with GMP Securities L.P. Parkinson expects a fresh round of takeover bids for underperforming single asset producers and developers that could move the needle for state-owned enterprises and multinationals. In this interview with The Gold Report, we picked Parkinson's brain for some likely targets. More >
Jeff Wright: Miners that Create Their Own Momentum
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (5/23/14)
Jeff Wright of H.C. Wainwright & Co. doesn't anticipate a major shift in the price of gold near-term, so he doesn't expect the gold price to provide momentum for mining company stocks. Instead, he's looking at companies that can provide their own upward movement. Wright, an analyst, finds some promising candidates in some unlikely places, like environmentally friendly California, according to this interview with The Mining Report. More >
What Will Shake Retail Investors Out of Their Shell Shock?
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (5/13/14)
Mining companies may just have one more year of tough going. Speaking about what he calls "the trough of a turning point," John Kaiser of Kaiser Research Online makes the case for retail investors to look seriously at discovery exploration while waiting for metals prices—gold in particular—to move back into a supercycle. In this interview with The Mining Report, Kaiser shares the names of underpriced gold, silver and zinc juniors with staying power, and explains why scandium is a metal that could save the world. More >
Chris Ecclestone: Right Size, Right Metals Signal Success for REE Projects
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (5/5/14)
The rare earth elements sector is smaller than it was a few years ago, and Chris Ecclestone, mining strategist with Hallgarten & Co., thinks it needs to get smaller still. The only way to succeed, he tells The Gold Report, is by finding the right-sized project with the right REEs. He also shares his theories on China's manipulation of REE prices and touts the mineral wealth of Spain and Portugal. More >
Thibaut Lepouttre's Commodity Plays in a Sideways Market
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (4/28/14)
Metals prices have been trading sideways for some time. How can you make gains in your portfolio when commodity prices are in a stalemate? In this interview with The Gold Report, Thibaut Lepouttre, editor of Caesars Report, talks about ways to play metals from gold to copper and tungsten in a market with weak price movement, and scans the globe to find 11 potential winners. More >
Night of the Living Dead Miners: Rare Earth 'Zombies' Attack the ASX and TSX
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (4/22/14)
In 2010, rare earth and specialty metals market froth had speculators throwing money at a sector they didn't understand, and opportunistic resource company managers stepped up to take their money. Two years later, so-called zombies, the walking dead companies, lurk on the TSX and ASX exchanges, all talk and no product. As Richard Karn of Emerging Trends Report explains in his interview with The Mining Report, anemic cash flows will put many of these zombies to rest in the coming year, while the survivors—the companies that can drop a sample on an end-user's desk for evaluation—will finally see the light of day. More >
Willem Middelkoop and Terence van der Hout: Turnaround Stories Revolve Around Proven Management
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report (4/21/14)
Willem Middelkoop and Terence van der Hout of the Netherlands-based Commodity Discovery Fund believe that when the world's reserve currency is reset away from the U.S. dollar in the next decade, gold prices will rise and mining equities will follow. Van der Hout and Middelkoop tell The Gold Report that by focusing on producers, near-producers and turnaround stories, they plan to capitalize on the opportunities in North America, Africa and beyond. More >
Salman Partners' Raymond Goldie: Copper Is Pathological and Suffers from SAD, but It Has Value
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report (4/16/14)
Dr. Copper may be in a supercycle, but there are serious problems. In this interview with The Gold Report, Salman Partners' Vice President of Commodity Economics Raymond Goldie explains why even though the base metal acts pathologically and has a bad case of seasonal affective disorder, these six equities are priced below their intrinsic value. More >
Three Key Metrics to Identify a Superstar Investment
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (4/15/14)
Etienne Moshevich, editor of Alphastox.com, looks at three things before he decides to get excited about a company: people, projects and structure. In this interview with The Mining Report, Moshevich explains his ground-up approach to evaluating junior resource companies and names the names that are set to rake in the profits. More >
When the Major Equity Market Bubble Crashes, Michael Berry Will Take Refuge in These Gold Stocks
Source: JT Long of The Gold Report (4/14/14)
An overinflated equities market could be good news for metals and mining stocks. In this interview with The Gold Report, Morning Notes Publisher Michael Berry shares two scenarios that could follow an imminent crash and four gold companies that could be perfectly positioned to take advantage of a reset credit market. More >
Zachary Schumacher's 'State of the Rare Earths' Address
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (4/8/14)
As China's rare earth production winds down, other sources worldwide could shape up to reward early investors. But there are different ways to play this (slowly) growing market. Zachary Schumacher, international market analyst with Asian Metals, tells The Mining Report how investors can go medium or long on rare earths, and why joint venture and offtake partnerships are the biggest factors in creating value. More >
Stephan Bogner and the Rise of a Euro-Sino-Russian Superpower
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (4/1/14)
Stephan Bogner, mining analyst with Rockstone Research and CEO of Elementum International, views the crisis in Crimea as the beginning of a larger global power shift east of the Atlantic. In this interview with The Mining Report, Bogner details what these shifting power dynamics will mean for the commodities market. And take heed—gold and silver may continue to make gains, but uranium, potash and rare earths are the true wave of the future. More >
Mark Lackey: What Happens to a Mine Deferred?
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (3/25/14)
The shuttering of huge copper and iron ore projects gives the Street the blues, but the resulting squeeze in supply can lead to explosive price hikes. Meanwhile, Mark Lackey, executive vice president of CHF Investor Relations, is eyeing infrastructure buildouts in China, Korea, Brazil and India that point to a swelling of demand. In this interview with The Mining Report, find out how Australian partnerships, the deepening of the Panama Canal and the South Korean-Canada trade agreement could result in major returns on investment, and why 2014 looks like a bounce-back year for potash. More >
Jeb Handwerger: China Isn't Slowing Down, It's Buying Up (Resources, that Is)
Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report (3/18/14)
Headlines about a Chinese economic slowdown may get good web traffic, but the real story is that China is buying up uranium and other resources around the world, says Gold Stock Trades writer Jeb Handwerger. Meanwhile, tensions in Russia highlight the massive country's resource dominance in natural gas, oil, uranium, platinum group metals, rare earths and nickel. Handwerger tells The Mining Report that North America is already acting to develop resources that can meet both domestic and international demand—and this global geopolitical uncertainty is an investment opportunity. More >
Derek Macpherson: Is It a Love Affair or a Tryst?
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (3/12/14)
Investors have again begun flirting with the junior mining sector. Will it lead to a love affair or is it just a tryst? Derek Macpherson, a mining analyst with M Partners, believes it is still too early to be taking on high-risk, high-leverage names. In this interview with The Gold Report, he advises investors to carefully choose low-risk companies, even in this early stage of a rising gold price environment, and names a handful that investors could fall in love with.
Paul Adams: Investor-Friendly Australian Projects Around the World
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (3/11/14)
Rather than shoot for the stars, Paul Adams of DJ Carmichael argues that junior miners should focus on more modest projects best suited to maximizing shareholder value. This means projects with reasonable capex, good grades and short turnaround times. In this interview with The Mining Report, Adams suggests gold, copper, iron ore and rare earths projects that can weather the complete commodities cycle, as well as a fascinating gold-silver outlier in Peru. More >
Ron Struthers: The Juniors Are Forging the Path Forward
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (3/5/14)
Is the bear market in mining equities finally over? It looks that way, says Ron Struthers, publisher and editor of Struthers' Resource Stock Report. In this interview with The Gold Report, Struthers explains what distinguishes this recovery from past ones: TSX Venture Exchange stocks, not the majors, are leading the way. But which juniors should investors favor? Struthers names several with proven management, ample funding and good share structures. More >
Kiril Mugerman: Graphite Investors Should Look for Large Flakes, Small Resources
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (3/4/14)
Companies that boast 80,000 ton-per-year production or high purity levels don't always impress Kiril Mugerman, mining analyst with Industrial Alliance Securities. Why? Because finding buyers for all those tons is a huge challenge, and thrifty end-users like to purify lower-grade graphite in-house. In this interview with The Mining Report, Mugerman explains why he looks for smaller projects that can hit revenue targets, and indicates which of the 176 graphite projects out there are worth your attention. More >
Paul Renken: For 2014 Gains, Look to Uranium, PGMs and Gems
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (2/25/14)
Paul Renken, senior geologist and analyst with VSA Capital, calls 2014 a soft year for gold and silver prices, but foresees stronger prices—and demand—for nickel, copper and tech metals as the year progresses. In this Mining Report interview, he lists the three commodities investors should feel good about and digs into the details of the Indonesian ban on exports of raw ore. More >
Supply and Demand Key to Base Metals Success: Adam Low
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (2/19/14)
Adam Low of Raymond James believes that the outlook is excellent for zinc, good for copper and neutral for iron ore. In this interview with The Gold Report, he argues that it comes down to supply and demand. Copper supply may soon lag demand, and zinc demand, which is increasing steadily, will soon face a 10% decline in supply. Low suggests eight miners that should benefit from providing the metals the global economy will need to support future growth. More >
How to Vet Graphite Investments: Stephen Riddle
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (2/18/14)
Stephen Riddle, CEO of Asbury Graphite Mills Inc., has been in the business long enough to have seen companies come and go, sometimes more than once. He brings a realist's perspective to this Mining Report interview, and explains the questions he asks himself, as an investor, at each stage of mine development. He also comments on the supply-and-demand picture, and names the characteristics of his ideal graphite mine. More >
The Most Important Question Top Stock Pickers Keith Schaefer, Eric Coffin and Lawrence Roulston Ask Company Presidents
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (2/18/14)
Payback time? Fallback plan? Money in the bank? What would you ask the CEO of a company you were considering investing in? In advance of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention in March, newsletter writers Keith Schaefer, Eric Coffin and Lawrence Roulston are bringing 15 energy and mining companies together for a "meet the management" Subscriber Investment Summit in Toronto. In this interview with The Mining Report, the experts share their sometimes surprising responses to the state of the industry. More >
Ryan Castilloux: Sorting Reality from Hype in the Crowded Rare Earth Industry
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (2/11/14)
Evaluating rare earth projects is a tricky business, and the ambiguous reporting methods some companies use don't make it any easier. In this interview with The Mining Report, Ryan Castilloux of Adamas Intelligence examines misleading metrics that hide the devil in the details. He also explains the complex, objective methodology he uses to rank the world's 52 most advanced rare earth projects, and names five development-stage projects and three exploration-stage projects with lucrative upside potential. A must-read for anyone interested in rare earth elements. More >
Joe Mazumdar: Seven Gold and Uranium Juniors with Near-Term Growth You Can't Ignore
Source: Peter Byrne of The Mining Report (2/4/14)
Many junior miners have an ace up the sleeve, and that is commodity price leverage. Joe Mazumdar, senior mining analyst with Canaccord Genuity, sat down with us to share what he looks for in junior companies with a lot of commodity price leverage. In this interview with The Mining Report, find out why bigger isn't necessarily better when it comes to gold mining projects, and why the market is favoring uranium explorers over producers—for now. Mazumdar also shares names of gold companies with "bite-sized" capital needs from Burkina Faso to California, as well as the apples of his eye in the Athabasca Basin, where management teams with significant track records are heading up promising exploration programs. More >
Adrian Day: Ditch the Risk and Embrace the Upside
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (1/31/14)
Adrian Day likes to think long term, and historical trends persuade him that the bull market in gold should continue for years to come. In this interview with The Gold Report, the founder of Adrian Day Asset Management explains why he expects a significant gold price recovery in the near future. In the short term, he counsels investors to choose companies that minimize risk through royalty agreements, joint ventures and robust balance sheets. In other words, companies with the means to seize profit-making opportunities, and Day shares the names of a handful that fit the bill. More >
Gold Crybabies Are Born to Lose, Says Lawrence Roulston
Source: Peter Byrne of The Gold Report (1/29/14)
Geologist, engineer, Midas-touch investor and financial newsletter publisher Lawrence Roulston has little patience for investors without the nerves to hold onto a good thing during tough times. Gold has been the main embodiment of value for thousands of years, Roulston points out, so why should tomorrow be different? In this interview with The Gold Report, Roulston has some tips on how to double down on gold investments and wipe away the tears. More >
The Numbers Don't Lie: Why the Industrial Minerals Sector Is Here to Stay
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (1/28/14)
There are two ways to visualize the critical metals and industrial minerals sector. Some see a hostile climate, where junior mining companies compete for scarce financing dollars. But there's a sunnier side to this story: more than ever, companies, government and academia are forming partnerships to solve a global problem—the ongoing need for scarce critical materials. In this Mining Report interview, Luisa Moreno, industrial minerals analyst with Euro Pacific Capital, discusses the challenges and the prospects for players in a sector she insists is here to stay. More >
Eric Lemieux: What Does 2014 Hold for Metals?
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (1/22/14)
Eric Lemieux, a mining analyst with Laurentian Bank Securities in Québec, is a realist, which makes his optimistic outlook for miners in 2014 that much more compelling. Lemieux believes that with the wheat separated from the chaff over the past tumultuous year, the truly strong companies have emerged. But you may be surprised by the jurisdictions he predicts will come to life in 2014. Lemieux makes some startling, but happy forecasts in this interview with The Gold Report. More >
Amanda Van Dyke: A Dozen Gold, Copper, Phosphate and Uranium Standouts
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Mining Report (1/21/14)
Amanda Van Dyke of Palisade Capital is confident that China's reforms will ensure that the commodity supercycle will continue for some time to come. In this interview with The Mining Report, Van Dyke argues that investors should worry less about the right balance of specific commodities and more about the right mix of early-stage, development-stage and producing companies. She expands on a dozen she believes have the right stuff to succeed. More >
2014 Graphite Outlook: Price Rebound, Supply Shift and New End Uses
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (1/14/14)
China's recent halting of flake graphite production in Pingdu, Shandong, made headlines, and has many investors wondering how supply may shift. Simon Moores, manager of Industrial Minerals Data, tells The Mining Report that he sees an interesting dynamic unfolding in the graphite space over the next five years. As buyers for steel and battery markets compete for limited graphite supplies, the winners will be companies that can deliver the best, tailor-made products. In the meantime, offtake agreements are signaling a new confidence in the sector. More >
Zinc or Swim: Do Base Metals Have a Future?
Source: Peter Byrne of The Mining Report (1/7/14)
Joseph Gallucci of Dundee Capital Markets sees a rosy future for zinc investors. As the large zinc mines shut down, the juniors are stepping forward to meet growing demand for the industrial staple. In this interview with The Mining Report, Gallucci delivers smart tips for base metals investors on where to find opportunity when zinc prices start to climb. More >
New Royalty Scheme a Leveler in the Mexican Silver Space
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (12/31/13)
We may be headed into a new year, but Chris Thompson, mining analyst with Raymond James, expects more of the same in the precious metals prices: volatility. In this Mining Report interview, he advises investors to play that volatility. He details why—despite its higher royalty tax—Mexico remains a silver powerhouse, and which companies will feel the royalty pinch most. More >
Miners Should Launch a Gold Cartel or Risk Losing Everything, Advises Stephan Bogner
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Gold Report (12/28/13)
It's no surprise that Stephan Bogner, analyst with Rockstone Research Ltd. and CEO of Elementum International—a precious metals trading and storage firm—advises investors to hold physical metals outside the banking system, but he also advocates mining companies keeping gold on their balance sheets and forming a cartel. In this interview with The Gold Report, Bogner discusses which exploration and development companies will be ready to produce when metals prices rise and shares his interest in the diamond, potash and uranium space. More >
Shane Nagle: Making Your Portfolio Pricing-Pressure Proof
Source: Brian Sylvester of The Metals Report (12/24/13)
Forget about the gold price. Forget about the copper, zinc and nickel price. Start searching out companies that can weather another few years of recovery, because it's unlikely mining companies will get any price relief soon. Shane Nagle, a metals and mining analyst with National Bank Financial, talks with The Mining Report about some names he's found that have strong balance sheets that can carry them through another few years of pricing pressures to smooth sailing on the other side. More >
Levi Spry Highlights Quality Australian Projects that Will Find Funding
Source: Kevin Michael Grace of The Gold Report (12/23/13)
Quality will win out, says Levi Spry, senior resources analyst at GMP Securities Australia. In this interview with The Gold Report, Spry contends that funding project capital expenditures is a problem only when the underlying economics are marginal. In other words, high grades plus low costs ensure victory, and he suggests a handful of Australian companies, in gold, lithium, copper and nickel, that boast the quality needed to earn high margins. More >
Jeb Handwerger: Follow the Fundamentals in Mining Markets
Source: JT Long of The Mining Report (12/10/13)
It may seem like a confusing time to be a mining investor, but Jeb Handwerger, of Gold Stock Trades, insists it doesn't take a rocket scientist. "Stick to the fundamentals," he says. "The technicals will eventually reflect the fundamentals." In this interview with The Mining Report, Handwerger talks about what companies have the right foundation to shine after the market dusts itself off and starts to climb. More >
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Prima Fluorspar Corp. (PF:TSX.V) Prima Fluorspar Corp. is exploring and developing a historic fluorspar project in the Liard region of northern British Columbia. The project is located along the Alaska highway and consists of 22,000 ...
Sierra Metals Inc. (SMT:TSX) Sierra Metals Inc. is a Canadian mining company focused on precious and base metals from its Yauricocha mine in Peru, and its Bolivar mine and Cusi mine in Mexico. In addition, Sierra Metals is explor ...
Soltoro Ltd. (SOL:TSX.V) Soltoro Ltd. is an exploration company adding value through discoveries in Mexico's historic mining districts. The company's focus is on defining further resources at its El Rayo primary silver projec ...
Syrah Resources Ltd. (SYR:ASX) Syrah Resources Ltd. is an Australian resource company with a diversified exploration portfolio located in southeastern Africa. The Balama graphite and vanadium project in northern Mozambique is Syrah ...
Thor Mining Plc (THR:LSE; THR:ASX) ...
Trevali Mining Corp. (TV:TSX; TREVF:OTCQX; TV:BVL) Trevali Mining Corp. is a zinc-focused base metals development company. In Canada, it owns the Halfmile zinc-lead-silver mine, the Caribou mine and mill, and the Stratmat polymetallic deposit, all loc ...
Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (UCU:TSX.V; UURAF:OTCQX) Ucore Rare Metals Inc. is a development-phase mining company focused on establishing rare metal resources with near-term production potential. With multiple projects across North America, Ucore's prim ...
Virginia Mines Inc. (VGQ:TSX) Virginia Mines Inc. is a mining exploration company with a royalty of 2.2% on the world-class Eleonore gold deposit, which is in a new district that is now considered a new mining camp. Virginia works ...
Minerals Versus Marijuana "Rule, Casey, Cook, and James say now is the time to invest in natural resource plays, not run for high-tech or a product to get high with." - Douglas French, The Daily Reckoning (8/19/14) More >
Like Gold, Base Metal Stocks Offer Huge Investment Opportunities "Base metals stocks have been some of the best performers so far this year as they have risen off their nadirs." - Lawrence Williams, Mineweb (8/1/14) More >
2014 Commodities Halftime Report "After a disappointing 2013, the commodities market came roaring back full throttle, outperforming the S&P 500 Index by more than four percentage points and 10-year Treasury bonds by more than six." - Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors (7/14/14) More >
Palladium Price Soars to 13-Year High "Palladium's performance sets it apart from platinum. While platinum prices have been strong lately, reflecting the aftermath of the platinum sector strike in South Africa, that movement pales in comparison to palladium." - Kip Keen, Mineweb (7/7/14) More >
Canada Could Become REE Powerhouse. . .with Some Help The Canadian government could be doing more to fund REE academic and industry research and development, says a Canada House of Commons report. - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (6/30/14) More >
Bigger than Gold: It's Time to Buy the Precious Metal That's Primed to Double "For perspective, there were 5.4B cell phones on the planet in 2009. By the end of this year, estimates are that there will be 8B. It's going to take a lot of palladium for the world to keep talking, texting and tweeting." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (6/23/14) More >
This Metal Problem Could Ignite China's Smoldering Crisis "Despite some limited potential weakness in the very near term, the global picture for base metals looks to be heating up from both a supply and demand perspective." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (6/16/14) More >
Tesla's Gigafactory: The Critical Minerals Impact "At a time when supply chain security, transparency and responsibility are becoming central concerns for both manufacturers and consumers, IM Data discusses Tesla Motors' plans to build the world's biggest lithium-ion battery plant and the impact it could have on demand for critical minerals: graphite, lithium and cobalt." - Simon Moores, Industrial Metals (6/6/14) More >
North American REE Exploration & Development "Globally, the greatest proportion of demand for REEs is for application in magnets; though in the U.S. the majority of demand is in catalysts for petroleum refining, chemical processing and catalytic converters." - Derek Hamill, Zimtu Capital Corp. (5/19/14) More >
New, More Transparent, Contracts to End Africa's Resource Curse? "African nations are now much more 'up to speed' with what they should be demanding by way of a fair share of the resources being mined in their countries. New contracts are much tougher and some are being drafted with the idea of transparency and even online publication in mind." - Anthony Harrington (QFinance), EconomyWatch (4/28/14) More >
These Alternative Energy Stocks Will Soar on China's Rare Metal War "In 2012, production and consumption of the rare earth metals used in production of clean tech reached more than 100,000 metric tons, according to IHS Chemical. Today, the vast bulk of materials needed to build these technologies come primarily from China." - Money Morning (4/25/14) More >
Sanctions for Russia? Here Are the Real Winners "Russia is more than a major producer and exporter of energy and materials; Russia is also an important player within Western supply and product chains." - Byron King, Daily Resource Hunter (4/16/14) More >
Manganese Miners and Indonesia's Export Ban "Japan has sent a letter to Indonesia's foreign trade minister and will likely complain to the World Trade Organization about the ban and tariff structure, while copper industry heavyweight Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold has already signaled it may fail again to have a smelter ready by the extended deadline." - Teresa Matich, Resource Investing News (4/10/14) More >
What to Buy for Putin's New War: Nickel Could Surge "If Putin were to cut nickel exports to Europe and the U.S., nickel prices would jump. Prices have already gone up from $6.50/lb to $7.40/lb over the last 30 days." - Christian DeHaemer, Energy & Capital (3/20/14) More >
Focus Graphite Inc.: Well Positioned for 'The Next Big Thing' in Graphite Advances in car batteries are making graphite the next big thing for commodity investors. Graphite is the critical material for the new generation of batteries, even more than lithium or rare earths. In this special interview with The Mining Report, Focus Graphite President and Chief Operating Officer Don Baxter explains the eyebrow-raising supply/demand picture of the graphite industry, the attractive financials of the Lac Knife project and the significance of the graphite industry's first offtake agreement, including what it means to investors looking to understand an unfamiliar but well-positioned market. - Alec Gimurtu of The Mining Report (3/10/14) More >
Making Green from Gold, Palladium and Pollution Concerns "It seems that fear surrounding the international political landscape is helping to push the precious metals prices higher and higher." - Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors (3/10/14) More >
Size Does Matter in Rare Earth Mining: Christopher Ecclestone "It looks like market watchers have started to get a handle on what makes a good rare earth company." - Vivien Diniz, Resource Investing News (2/24/14) More >
This "Workhorse" Metal Is Ready for a Breakout "Demand's rising. Supply's down. Zinc prices, and profits, are about to take off." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (2/18/14) More >
Royal Nickel Corp: Indonesian Ore Export Ban Opens Door to the Next Generation of Nickel Mines Nickel prices have been weak, but the recent Indonesian government announcement banning ore shipments outside the country may be the shock that reverses the trend. In this interview with The Mining Report, Mark Selby, Interim CEO of Royal Nickel Corp., walks through his analysis that indicates nickel price increases and inventory reductions are imminent, while demand continues to grow and over a quarter of global mine supply is shut in. He considers nickel in 2014 one of the best commodity trades in a generation. To capitalize on this unique set of circumstances, Royal Nickel's Dumont Nickel Project follows the path of other large-reserve, large-scale mines in the copper and gold sectors that have changed the mining industry and made early investors fortunes. - J. Alec Gimurtu of The Mining Report (2/11/14) More >
Glencore Xstrata to Shed Copper Project; Juniors Pick Up Copper Assets "The newly formed Glencore Xstrata is looking to shed its $5.9 billion stake in the Tampakan copper project in the Philippines, proving that the company prefers investing in mines that are in operation or close to production." - Vivien Diniz, Copper Investing News (1/30/14) More >
The Rare Earth Commodities that Just Won't Go Away "The Chinese still hold the trump card when to comes to rare earth production—they still produce over 95% of the world's supply." - Byron King, The Daily Reckoning (1/23/14) More >
Rules of Thumb for Junior Mining Speculators: A Light at the End of the Tunnel "Fundamental trends have been set in motion over the past few years that follow upon the previous decade-long bull market and that point to an improving investment climate for the junior miners." - Brent Cook, Exploration Insights (1/13/14) More >
Bullish or Bearish: Mining Sector Prospects for 2014 "The mining sector is not dead. . .not by a long shot. Sure, many metals are relying on an inflationary rally, which may or may not happen in 2014, but others are simply poised to move higher in value based on a supply crunch that has been building for several years. You can't ignore fundamentals." - PinnacleDigest (1/5/14) More >
The Fight for this Obscure Copper Mine in Peru Is Your First Major Buy Signal "Blackstone's interest in Las Bambas likely means the firm smells an opportunity in both mining and copper, simultaneously." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (12/24/13) More >
Metals Shortages, Lack of Substitutes May Harm Innovation: Yale Report "Society will need to pay more attention to the acquisition and maintenance of metals than has been the case in the past, a new study by Yale University suggests." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (12/9/13) More >
Platinum and Copper Are the Metals of the Future: Robert Friedland Robert Friedland's presentation at MineAfrica in London avows that the supercycle is not dead, and he sees huge value ahead for his Ivanhoe company's new platinum, copper and zinc projects in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. - Lawrence Williams, Mineweb (12/2/13) More >
Understanding High-Grade Lump Graphite Four graphite ore samples are placed on a conference room table. Straight from the earth, which one can be used to write on a piece of paper? Answer: the lump graphite sample. In this interview with The Gold Report, Paul Ogilvie, CEO of the newly formed Saint Jean Carbon, explains the distinctive advantages of lump graphite from a mining and marketing perspective and describes his plan to create a profitable company from an uncommon form of high-grade graphite deposit. Read how the company is educating investors on this highest-grade form of graphite while restarting world-class mines using modern technology and an experienced business team. - J. Alec Gimurtu of The Gold Report (11/18/13) More >
Investing in Platinum: Demand to Hit Record High in 2013 "In its Platinum 2013 Interim Review, Johnson Matthey said the platinum market this year is moving toward a supply and demand deficit of 605,000 ounces—the largest deficit since 1999. That's up from a 340,000-ounce shortfall in 2012." - Tony Daltorio, Money Morning (11/18/13) More >
What Global Copper Reserve Estimates Don't Reveal "World copper reserves are currently placed at around 630 million tons. When considered as just a single consolidated global num¬ber, copper reserves seem large and adequate for several decades of production at 2012 levels. Unfortunately most people do not take into consideration that these reserves are made up of many separate deposits, each of which has to be considered as a standalone and on its own merits." - Richard Mills, Ahead of the Herd (11/11/13) More >
Carbon Is the Problem: Is Graphene the Solution? "The search is on to find a better material than silicon—one that is much more energy-efficient and less likely to produce waste heat." - Christine Hertzog, The Energy Collective (10/31/13) More >
The Other Precious Metal Can Double Your Money Now "Even when the government isn't on the brink of financial suicide, palladium is in heavy—and growing—demand." - Peter Krauth, Money Morning (10/17/13) More >
Diversified Miners Pin Hopes to Iron Ore and China "Record export figures from Western Australia's Port Hedland suggest iron ore miners BHP Billiton, Fortescue Metals and Atlas Iron are set to report strong quarterly earnings in the coming two weeks." - Alex Williams, Mineweb (10/7/13) More >
McKinsey Report: Commodities Supercycle Dead? Hardly. "Over the past 13 years, the average annual volatility of resources prices has been three times what it was in the 1990s, resulting in a new era of resource price supercycles." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (9/30/13) More >
Pro-Or Seizes Market Opportunity with Platinum Recycling Technology The largest end-use application for platinum group metals, automotive catalytic converters, is also North America's largest potential source. Every year, nearly 15 million North American cars expire—and recycling the platinum group metals within them is far cheaper than building a three-mile mine shaft in a faraway country. In this interview with The Metals Report, Sylvain Boulanger, CEO of Pro-Or Inc., describes how his company's technology improves recoveries, simplifies the supply chain and reduces costs. - J. Alec Gimurtu of The Metals Report (9/18/13) More >
The Platinum Series: Part II "The entire world supply of platinum is far less than gold or silver." - Visual Capitalist (9/16/13) More >
Zinc Faces Structural Deficit as Demand Outstrips Supply: Glencore "According to Glencore's presentation, a 5% increase in demand equates to around 600,000 mt of new zinc mine capacity needed every year; by 2016 nearly 2 million mt of new annual production will required." - Andy Blamey, Platts (9/10/13) More >
The Impending Shakeout in the Rare Earth Sector: Who Will Survive? "Though there are exceptions, in general the supply chain doesn't care which REE projects will successfully come to fruition, only that enough come to fruition such that their ability to secure REE metals, oxides and other compounds from sources outside of China, at a reasonable price, is realized." - Gareth Hatch, Technology Metals Research (9/5/13) More >
Peruvian Precious Metals Repeating a Winning Formula The management team that took Prodigy Gold from a $25 million market cap junior to a $340 million buyout in less than three years is back with a new company that it believes is tailor made for applying its formula for success. In this interview with The Gold Report, CEO Brian Maher and VP of Corporate Development Kimberly Ann discuss their latest project, how they are "managing through change" and what differentiates them in an industry of over-promoting and under-delivering juniors. Clear communication is part of the formula, but there is more than talk when it comes to advancing a great project in South America's largest gold producing region. - Alec Gimurtu of The Gold Report (9/4/13) More >
Standard Bank: Platinum Unlikely to Sustain Rallies Above $1,500 Despite continued labor tensions within the South African platinum sector, platinum is unlikely to rally significantly above $1,500 per ounce for any sustained length of time, says Standard Bank. - Geoff Candy, Mineweb (8/26/13) More >
Will Copper Prices Drop Further? Just Look at Oil Investments "While the media reports copper's price falls as a loss of faith by investors, the reality is they are being influenced by the same supply and demand judgments used by buyers." - Stuart Burns, Resource Investor (8/15/13) More >
China to Begin Trial Run of Rare Earth Products Exchange "Rare earth trading systems are currently undergoing testing and are expected to become operational in China in October." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (8/12/13) More >
Counterpoint: Supply and Demand in the Rare-Earths Market 2015–2020 "In the rare-earth total supply chain, China is most of the global ball game." - Jack Lifton, Technology Metals Research (8/1/13) More >
Now Is the Time to Build New Mines, But It Ain't That Easy "Financial analysis suggest now is the ideal to start work on mega mining projects before price cycles turn up again, but this is easier said than done." - Lawrence Williams, Mineweb (7/29/13) More >
Profit from Palladium's Bullish Trend "I call palladium the Rodney Dangerfield of metals because it 'gets no respect, I tell ya, no respect at all.'" - Sean Brodrick, ETF Daily News (7/29/13) More >
Survey: Companies 'Utterly Unprepared' for SEC Conflict Minerals Compliance "The PwC survey determined that the single biggest challenge for companies is getting accurate information from their suppliers." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (7/15/13) More >
China Releases Second Round of 2013 REE Export Quotas "Last week, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced the second round of allocations of rare-earth export quotas for 2013." - Gareth Hatch, Technology Metals Research (7/8/13) More >
Rare Earth Price Jump: Just the Beginning? "Prices for the 17 elements have jumped 10% over the past two weeks." - Shivom Seth, Mineweb (7/1/13) More >
What China's Crackdown on 'Midnight Mining' Means for REE Projects "The rare earth mining industry will be saddled with permanent increased operation costs." - Jack Lifton, Technology Metals Research (6/20/13) More >
China Planning New Rare Earth Crackdowns "China accounted for more than 85% of global rare earth production last year, also accounting for 70% of global consumption." - Dorothy Kosich, Mineweb (6/7/13) More >
The Copper–S&P 500 Disconnect "No longer just a boring industrial metal, copper is a flamboyant asset that has made fortunes for investors and speculators." - Scott Wright, Zeal Intelligence (5/31/13) More >
Most TV Revenues Are from Zinc The Mining Report Interview with Björn Paffrath -"TV may be the most leveraged junior to a rising zinc price." (8/19/14)
EXN Offers Opportunities The Mining Report Interview with Björn Paffrath -"We took a deeper look at EXN and started to build a position." (8/19/14)
TV: H2/14 Shaping Up Barry Allan, Mackie Research Capital -"We expect TV's production to increase in H2/14." (8/18/14)
TV Warrants Buy Rating Chris Chang, Laurentian Bank Securities -"TV represents the go-to name for zinc leverage." (8/15/14)
TV Remains Outperform Rated Adam Low, Raymond James -"TV's adjusted EPS in Q2/14 was in line with our estimate." (8/15/14)
TV: Q2/14 Numbers in Line Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"TV still represents an excellent buying opportunity." (8/15/14)
ALK: Stamp of Approval Christopher Ecclestone, Investor Intel -"ALK is up there among the sector leaders." (8/14/14)
ALK Prepares for Dubbo Development Tom Hayes, Edison Investment Research -"In moving to a producer, ALK has improved its corporate structure." (8/13/14)
UCU Gains Alaska Support The Gold Report Interview with Jeb Handwerger -"UCU's Bokan deposit is one of the best potential REE projects in the West." (8/11/14)
LGO: Niche Market Producer Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"We are initiating coverage on LGO with a Buy rating." (8/11/14)
DAN: Lac a Paul Adds More Phosphate Deposits Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"DAN added deposits to Lac a Paul, significantly boosting mine longevity." (8/7/14)
LGO: Likely to Become a Takeover Target Luisa Moreno, Euro Pacific Canada -"LGO's Maracás project is arguably the most advanced vanadium project in the world." (8/5/14)
FMS Stands in Good Stead Against Competitors John Hykawy, Stormcrow Capital Ltd. -"FMS' Lac Knife is truly world class; we are initiating coverage with a positive recommendation." (8/5/14)
SYR: Balama Hosts High-Purity Vanadium Powder Luke Smith, Canaccord Genuity -"SYR's test work highlighted that high-purity V2O5 product can be produced from Balama ore." (8/4/14)
LLG: Drill Results at Lac Guéret Highlight Potential Resource Growth Daniel Greenspan, Macquarie Capital Markets -"LLG's stepout holes at Lac Guéret hit high-grade mineralization." (7/30/14)
LLG Expands Resource at Lac Gueret Alessandro Bruno, Investor Intel -"LLG's Lac Gueret is world class, with 99%-pure graphite potential that will draw international demand." (7/30/14)
CYD: El Barqueno Has Multimillion-Ounce Potential Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"CYD continues to deliver impressive drill results from El Barqueno." (7/30/14)
SMT: 'Tip of the Oreberg' Christos Doulis, PI Financial -"We are initiating coverage on SMT with a Buy recommendation." (7/29/14)
AKG Reports Positive Metallurgical Tests Joe Mazumdar, Canaccord Genuity -"Metallurgical test results for AKG's Dynamite Hill came in higher than our forecasts." (7/29/14)
UCU: Serious Advancements Jeb Handwerger, Gold Stock Trades -"UCU is becoming the premier U.S. critical rare earth asset." (7/29/14)
MKA's Prefeasibility Results Expected Shortly The Gold Report Interview with Paul Renken -"Metallurgical testing on MKA's REE deposit in Malawi suggests that it should be fairly easy to process with relatively high rates of recovery." (7/28/14)
LGO Features Large Iron-Vanadium Project The Gold Report Interview with Paul Renken -"LGO's large Maracás iron-vanadium project in Brazil is in the commercial ramp-up stage." (7/28/14)
RD: Attractive Project Economics Jeb Handwerger, Gold Stock Trades -"RD's Santa Rosa could be the first permitted, modern mine in Colombia." (7/28/14)
LLG Progressing Toward Production The Energy Report Interview with Steve Palmer -"LLG has a very sizable resource." (7/24/14)
UCU Advances Bokan Dotson Ridge Luisa Moreno, Euro Pacific Canada -"UCU enjoys significant support from the regional and federal governments." (7/24/14)
BAR Hits Best Intercept Yet at Grasset Kevin MacKenzie, Salman Partners -"BAR has a proven management team with a history of discovery and value creation." (7/24/14)
TV's 2020 Zn Production Will Soar to 400 Mlb Jeff Woolley, Paradigm Capital -"TV is the best positioned producer to benefit from rising zinc prices." (7/24/14)
NAN's Nickel Sulfide Project in Greenland The Gold Report Interview with Doug Loud -"We like NAN's Maniitsoq nickel sulfide project in Greenland." (7/23/14)
PLG's Positive Follow-up Drilling at Valley Porphyry Jeff Killeen, CIBC World Markets -"We view PLG's drill results as positive; they highlight the potential for continued resource growth at TV Tower." (7/22/14)
UCU Doing Serious Research in REE Space The Gold Report Interview with Byron King -"I expect great things from UCU over the next 12–18 months." (7/21/14)
FMS Develops Chemical Processes The Gold Report Interview with Byron King -"I like what I've seen with FMS; management is on track." (7/21/14)
ALK Announces Quarterly Production Esmarie Swanepoel, Mining Weekly -"ALK achieved design capacity at Tomingley in late May." (7/18/14)
DAN Updates Inferred Resource at Lac à Paul Henry Lazenby, Mining Weekly -"DAN's 2014 drill program has significantly boosted the Inferred resource at Lac à Paul." (7/18/14)
LGO Is 2014 Top Pick Luisa Moreno, Euro Pacific Canada -"LGO is our top pick because Maracás will be one of the best vanadium projects in the world." (7/17/14)
TV: Recommended Buy Barry Allan, Mackie Research Capital -"TV remains on track to meet or exceed 2014 guided production." (7/16/14)
ALK Holds Interesting New Asset The Mining Report Interview with Tom Hayes -"ALK is well positioned for the recovery." (7/15/14)
NRE Hosts High HREE Concentrations The Mining Report Interview with Tom Hayes -"NRE is one of my favorites because of the actual strength of its resource." (7/15/14)
TV: Q2/14 Production a Beat Joseph Gallucci, Dundee Capital Markets -"If TV continues its current pace, it could beat its 2014 guidance." (7/15/14)
SMT: Good News from Cachi Cachi Patrick Morton, RBC Capital Markets -"SMT remains our preferred small-cap base metals producer." (7/15/14)
TV: On Track to Meet or Exceed 2014 Production Guidance Adam Low, Raymond James -"TV's lead production exceeded our expectations by 39%." (7/15/14)
TV Releases Q2/14 Production Results Chris Chang, Laurentian Bank Securities -"TV represents the go-to name for zinc leverage." (7/15/14)
TV Reports Q2/14 Operating Results Derek Macpherson, M Partners -"TV is positioned as the next mid-tier base metal producer with significant leverage to a positive zinc market." (7/15/14)
SYR: Upside Remains Michael Slifirski, Credit Suisse -"SYR could dominate the spherical graphite market." (7/11/14)
MDL Closes First Tranche of Financing Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"I like MDL as a long-term (and, potentially, highly profitable) way to play the rare earths story." (7/11/14)
MD: Enviable Project Portfolio Brien Lundin, Gold Newsletter (Jefferson Financial) -"MD continues to look like a good value and remains a Buy." (7/11/14)
FMS: Graphite Player on the Rise Ben Kramer-Miller, Seeking Alpha -"Even in a bearish scenario, FMS' Lac Knife project is very undervalued." (7/10/14)
UCU: Golden Cross Extravaganza Luisa Moreno, Euro Pacific Canada -"UCU is in a short-term uptrend, confirmed by positive momentum." (7/10/14)
TV: Leader in Limited Space Ian Parkinson, GMP Securities -"We are initiating coverage on TV with a Buy rating." (7/9/14)
UCU Receives Local Support The Mining Report Interview with Luisa Moreno -"Alaska has proposed a $144M bond to help finance UCU's Bokan-Dotson Ridge REE project." (7/8/14)
NTU Hosts Unique Xenotime REE Deposit The Mining Report Interview with Luisa Moreno -"NTU has been able to produce a concentrate that is about 20% total rare earth oxides." (7/8/14)