Commerce Resources Corp. reported an intriguing new discovery on its Eldor Rare Earth Property in Quebec yesterday, announcing high tantalum-niobium grade boulders which rank impressively against other top deposits worldwide.
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.
The industry is focusing on liquid-rich plays, but some gassier regions offer solid returns, asserts Joel Musante. With oil trading over $100 per barrel, liquids-rich plays are most attractive. Here, he discusses how to identify keys to success in the oil and gas industries.
These are scary times for precious metal investors. Resource equities are in the tank and, adding insult to injury, the gold price took a precipitous fall just days before summer, notoriously one of the slowest seasons for precious metals.
US Federal Reserve policies like QE3 are building up to an inflationary catastrophe, says the CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capita. He warns that the Fed can only continue its policies of buying US Treasuries and mortgages by printing more money.