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Rio Tinto increases stake in Ivanhoe Mines


Last night Steve Jobs announced his retirement from Apple stating that he felt he could no longer fulfill his duties as the head of what has possibly ... Read more »

Majors rediscovering British Columbia


The Province of British Columbia, Canada is experiencing a mining renaissance. What’s happening in the province, in regards to mining, should be on ... Read more »

Endeavour into Gold


Today marks the fifteenth day in which the TSX has experienced a large point gain or loss, most of which have been triple digit. In the U.S., the Dow ... Read more »

Silver production largely dependent on base metals


World production of the gray precious metal rose again in 2010. Silver, unlike gold, has seen production levels increase since 2003. This differen... Read more »

Gold Reserve makes $2.1 Billion claim against Venezuela


Political risk, a term Gold Reserve (TSX:GRX) shareholders know well. Investors in Gold Reserve knew what they were getting into in Venezuela, or the... Read more »

What are Strategic Minerals?


Welcome to the August edition of the Highgrade Review. This month’s issue is completely dedicated to critical minerals and the companies listed on t... Read more »

5 Strategic Mineral Stocks to Watch – Part 1

2011 has been a coming out party for rare earth elements and, more recently, a broader category of strategic raw materials. Strategic minerals constit... Read more »

5 Strategic Mineral Stocks to Watch – Part 2

3. American Vanadium Corp. (TSX-V: AVC) President Obama likes vanadium; or rather, he likes to say the word vanadium. Last February Obama joked that &... Read more »

What Makes a Mineral Critical?

In its Critical Materials Strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) focused on materials used in four clean energy technologies: • Wind turbines... Read more »

Castilla named Peru’s next Finance Minister


In a move that may ease investors concerns, Peru’s President-elect Ollanta Humala formally named Luis Miguel Castilla as Finance Minister and al... Read more »

Is Mining in South Africa in Decline?


Last year, political strategist and monetary economist Cedric Muhammad said, “At 29-years old and a base of support among the youth and business... Read more »

Literally, Mining Technologies Make Money


After buying your morning double-double at Tim Horton’s, do you ever wonder where the coins came from? Long before they were turned into the mon... Read more »

Goldman Sachs shines spotlight on Gold


In a note to clients today, Goldman Sachs said it expects gold prices to continue to climb in 2011 given the current low level of U.S. real interest r... Read more »

Greece gives way to big Gains


Like most Canadians, the TSX took a break for Canada day celebrations on Friday after posting four consecutive positive days. And to the south, U.S. s... Read more »

Rare Earth Elements – the new rockstar?


Welcome to the July edition of the Highgrade Review. This month’s issue is completely dedicated to rare earth elements and the companies listed on t... Read more »

5 Most Interesting Rare Earth Stocks – Part 1

If it weren’t for rare earth elements, a collection of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table that are generally found together in or... Read more »

5 Most Interesting Rare Earth Stocks – Part 2

3. Rare Element Resources Ltd. (TSX:RES) Rare Element Resources is an early pioneer in their sector. The company has a 100% interest in the Bear Lodg... Read more »

Valuation of Rare Earth Stocks

From the research report entitled “Rare Earth – Our Top Picks” by analyst Luisa Moreno at Jacob Securities Inc. The rare earth sect... Read more »

Rare Earths under Chinese Control

China mines REEs from bastnasite ore in the provinces of Gansu and Sichuan. In Inner Mongolia REEs are obtained as a by-product from iron making. HREE... Read more »

B2Gold Mine Flooding


Gold equities have climbed an astonishing 1,400% since their 2000 lows while the S&P 500 has declined 11%. However, 2011 has not been a good year ... Read more »

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