Kazakhstan is one of world leaders in chromite mining, production and reserves

MINEX Forum | September 24, 2019
img0 Kazakhstan is one of the world leaders in chromite mining, production and reserves, according to the United States Geological Survey. The country was the third biggest chromite producer in 2018 with 4.6 million tonnes. South Africa and Turkey were the largest and second largest with 16 million and 6.5 million tonnes, respectively. Kazakhstan, however, ranks ...

Lithium in Serbia, there may be a fortune buried in a forgotten corner of Europe

MINEX Forum | September 1, 2019
img0 Some estimate that the continent’s largest reserves of lithium⁠—the metal used for batteries⁠ —are in Serbia. The hard part might be getting it out. The ancient scooter gurgling through a languid summer afternoon brought groceries and a fistful of cash to Sasa Antic’s house. Like many of his neighbors, the 30-year-old Serb hasn’t had a ...

Gold market in H1 2019

MINEX Forum | August 5, 2019
img0 We were right. At the beginning of the year, in the January edition of the Gold Market Overview, we wrote that “2019 fundamental outlook for the gold market is better than one year ago”. The quote below will give you full insight into our predictions at that time: As for the fundamental outlook, we believe ...

Turkey gold output may reach 50 tons

MINEX Forum | July 9, 2019
img0 Turkey’s annual gold production “may easily reach 50 tons within the next two-three years, thanks to new investment projects,” the head of the Turkish Gold Miners Association has said. The country’s gold production, which was 22 tons in 2017, rose to 27 tons in 2018, Hasan Yücel said in a statement. He noted that Turkey produced a total of 302 tons of gold from ...