Importance of rare earth metals mining makes it into COP24

MINEX Forum | December 11, 2018
img0 In a series of talks that took place within the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland, defenders of the circular economy highlighted the importance of including mining of rare earth metals into their discussions. Based on a research document focused on the Netherlands and prepared by consulting and venture building firm Metabolic, the experts agreed that ...

Raw power

MINEX Forum | November 16, 2018
img0 Vanadium, borate, bismuth, gallium – they may sound like planets from a science fiction movie, but in fact they are some of the most critical elements of the European Union’s economy. They are all on the European Commission’s ‘critical raw materials list’, which will be discussed at the EU Raw Materials Week starting today in ...

Platinum price plunges to 14-year low

MINEX Forum | July 3, 2018
img0 Platinum price plunges to 14-year low The price of platinum plunged more than 5% to touch $811.10 an ounce on New York futures markets on Monday, the lowest since July 2004. Platinum is also trading not far off a record discount to sister metal palladium which was pegged at $938 an ounce, and to gold ...