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Tech metals articles written by MiningFeeds and our contributing editors about the tech metals mining sector.

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2012/08/01

As an investor in mining stocks it is difficult to stay connected with your investments and the companies on your watch list. Wouldn't it be great if someone designed an email application that sent you daily updates featuring company-specific news and media articles? Well, it is great and it's a free service from... Read more »

Mining Stock Indexes

2012/08/01

At MiningFeeds, we are committed to providing mining investors with the best information available on the internet. But we are not just fans of mining, we are also fans of technology. In April, 2012 we launched our unique and proprietary "Mining Stock Indexes". These indexes are connected to the category listings... Read more »

Why Warren Buffett Likes Tungsten

2012/07/03

In 2011, restrictions on the availability of rare earth elements brought the term "critical minerals" into the headlines. The industrial world's powers responded by filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China's... Read more »

Fluorspar: Mining a Critical Mineral

2012/06/22

Fluorspar is the commercial name for the mineral fluorite and was included in the list of 14 raw materials labeled as “critical” by an expert group chaired by the European Commission of the European Union (EU). World reserves of fluorspar... Read more »

EU Summit Produces Economic Appetizer

2012/05/24

The markets were starving for some positive news, optimism ran high yesterday in hopes the EU Summit in Brussels would produce the required substance to restore confidence in the markets. In the mining sector, some significant rallies occurred while the heads of Europe prepared for dinner. Shares of Geologix Explorations... Read more »

Interview: Blair Way of Strike Graphite

2012/05/10

On January 25, 2012, Strike Gold changed its name to Strike Graphite (Stock Profile - TSXV: SRK). In doing so, the company communicated quite clearly to the investment community that Strike had found its focus. Strike was an early-mover in the... Read more »

Mining in Mexico: Part 1

2012/05/02

Mexico is a major producer of silver, gold and base metals. In addition, the country is also a leading producer of celestite, bismuth, fluorite, cadmium, molybdenum, graphite, and manganese. In the Fraser Institute's most recent Survey... Read more »

Markets Climb a Wall of Fear

2012/04/28

U.S. stocks rallied, driving the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to its best weekly gain since March affirming the old Wall Street adage that "markets climb a wall of fear". The equity markets surged ahead on strong corporate earnings despite negative international news, almost across the board. On Friday, it was... Read more »

Upcoming Q2 Mining Milestones

2012/04/05

Perhaps we should call this article, "PDAC Revisited". While meeting with mining company executives at the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto in March, we wanted to know what was coming up in Q2, 2012? For some companies, it was business as usual, but a number of... Read more »

5 Mining Stocks to Watch in 2012: Part 1

2012/04/02

With the first quarter of a new year in the books we step back this month, take stock if you will, look towards the future and ponder what's in store for the balance of 2012. This year has been marked by volatility in both the commodities sector and the equity markets in general. Crude oil is north of $100 per barrel... Read more »

Metals and Minerals Investment Sector

2012/04/01

There is always a sector among the raw materials on the verge of a period of "euphoria". On the chart below, each resource is represented by a company, because the indexes do not exist for all of the individual resources. Notice that, for 10 years, there is always a sector that is in a phase of "boom",... Read more »

Why Cobalt is Strategic to the U.S.

2012/03/16

Approximately 48% of the world's 2007 mined cobalt was a byproduct of nickel mining from sulfide and laterite deposits. An additional 37% was produced as a byproduct of copper operations, mainly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Zambia. The remaining 15% of cobalt mining came from primary producers. The... Read more »

U.S. Mining Industry in Decline

2012/03/16

The U.S. mining industry has been in decline for decades. A number of factors have contributed to this trend making the world's most powerful nation ever dependent on the supply of foreign resources. A number of factors are attributed to the decline. First, restrictive environmental regulations make mining and processing... Read more »

Rare Earth Shortage Reality

2012/03/15

The world's biggest economies are joining forces to oppose China's policies on domestic rare earth elements as the risk of a global shortage looms closer to reality. The United States joined the European Union and Japan to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Tuesday against China's export... Read more »

Energy Critical Elements

2012/03/09

A Report by the APS Panel on Public Affairs and the Materials Research Society coined the term “energy-critical element” (ECE) to describe a class of chemical elements that currently appear critical to one or more new, energy related technologies. “Energy-related systems are typically materials intensive.... Read more »

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