January 12, 2022

Palladium One is a ‘complete’ energy metal explorer; updated resource estimate expected in Q1

2022.01.12 By giving investors exposure to palladium and nickel, primarily, but also copper, […]
January 8, 2022

Cypress Development: a potential low-cost lithium producer in Nevada to look out for in 2022

2021.01.08 In 2022, renewable energy and electrification of the global transport system stand […]
January 7, 2022

Rushing headlong into electrification, the West is replacing one energy master with another

2022.01.07 The United States and its allies, such as Canada, the UK, the […]
January 3, 2022

Pampa Metals rounds off successful first year with at least two potential deep porphyry copper systems identified

2022.01.03 Global consumption of copper, an essential ingredient in modern society and one […]
December 31, 2021

Graphite One Infographic

December 30, 2021

Six for ‘22

2021.12.30 As we look forward to a new year, a number of investable […]
December 28, 2021

Plugging the fossil fuel energy gap with nuclear

The modernization and electrification of our global transportation system will require a change hitherto unprecedented in the history of civilization. Not even the shift from horse and buggy to the crank-start Ford Model T can compete with what it will take to electrify the billion-plus cars on the planet’s roads, and eventually put a complete stop to noxious tailpipe emissions resulting from the combustion of gasoline and diesel fuel, that are poisoning the air we breathe.

For now, thorium is a theoretical solution to our energy dilemma, but it could be much more than that. A concerted effort to develop thorium reactor technology could provide stable, clean, base-load power for millions, something that is not possible with renewables due to the intermittency factor and the current early stages of renewable battery storage technology. It is safer and better for the environment than uranium and can even use radioactive waste as feedstock for the nuclear reaction, thus killing two birds with one stone. The market is not yet ready for thorium, but when it is, a whole new mining sector and supply chain will be born.
December 24, 2021

Anti-mining decisions could slam the brakes on US electrification plans

2021.12.24 As US automakers like Ford and GM prepare to break ground on […]
December 24, 2021
EVs get a boost from Big Auto

Graphite One 2021 Year in Review

December 23, 2021 December 23, 2021 – Vancouver, British Columbia –Graphite One Inc. […]
December 15, 2021

Lomiko Metals primed to become key provider of high-quality graphite for the North American EV market

2021.12.15 Graphite is a crystalline form of the element carbon with its atoms […]
December 14, 2021

Dear Tesla: Please stop complaining about China being the only source of graphite

2021.12.14 The electrification of the global transportation system doesn’t happen without lithium and […]
December 11, 2021

GSP’s 2021 drilling expands historical Alwin mine

2021.12.11 GSP Resource Corp (TSXV:GSPR, FRA:OYD) has completed its 2021 drill program and […]
December 10, 2021

Undersupplied silver to follow base metals into deficit

2021.12.10 The Silver Institute predicts that global silver demand will rise to 1.029 […]
December 9, 2021

Pampa Metals zoning in on copper-gold porphyry at Cerro Buenos Aires, Chile

2021.12.09 For years, Chile has been ideal “elephant” copper deposit hunting ground for […]
December 7, 2021

The world produces enough food, so why are so many going hungry?

2021.12.07 What does it mean to go hungry? The United Nations says hunger […]
December 7, 2021

Max Resource; Colombian Gold Symposium 2021

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December 6, 2021

#92 Electric Avenue Athabasca Basin Saskatchewan Canada

2021.12.06 For over half a century, uranium has been one of the world’s […]
December 6, 2021

Pampa Metals has clear sight of several porphyry targets along Chile’s copper-rich mineral belts

2021.12.06 With each energy transition comes the new need for more materials. At […]
December 4, 2021

Already-scarce battery & energy metals facing more pressure from fossil-fuel phase-out

2021.12.04 For all their successes building Europe’s strongest economy, the Germans have made […]
December 1, 2021

Graphite prices heading higher on market tightness

2021.11.30 As expected, the electrification of the global transportation system is creating strong […]
November 29, 2021
Copper wire

Emerging supply gap in second half of the decade necessitates new batch of copper mine projects

2021.11.29 Copper’s widespread use in building construction, power generation and transmission makes it […]
November 27, 2021

Palladium One extends high-grade mineralization 250m southwest of Kaukua open-pit resource

2021.11.27 Palladium One Mining (TSXV: PDM) (FRA: 7N11) (OTC: NKORF)   continues to […]
November 26, 2021

Chemical pollution is slowly killing us

2021.11.26 Pollution is all around us yet much of it is invisible. We […]
November 25, 2021

Max receives all Mining Concession Contracts for CESAR’s URU Zone

2021.11.25 After two years of vigorously surface-sampling mineralized outcrops at its CESAR copper-silver […]
November 25, 2021

Nanoplastics — invisible vectors of disease and death

National Geographic says the problem of discarded plastic is so severe, that if nothing is done, by 2050 the oceans will contain more plastic than fish, ton for ton.

Especially worrying are “nanoplastics” — pieces that are so tiny, they are able to penetrate human cell walls.
November 23, 2021

Bye bye BC’s killer whales

2021.11.23 British Columbia residents are learning new climate science terms being used by […]
November 20, 2021

EV sales red-line as lithium chase continues

2021.11.20 When we turn the calendar on 2021 in a few weeks, the […]
November 19, 2021

Silver demand to exceed a billion ounces for the first time since 2015

2011.11.19 Like gold, silver functions as a safe haven in times of economic […]
November 18, 2021

Extreme weather, failed climate talks, food inflation: the new normal hits home

2021.11.18 Residents of southern British Columbia only had a few weeks of peace […]
November 18, 2021

Max reaches major milestone in developing CESAR, receives first mining contract for URU Zone

2021.11.18 Max Resource Corp (TSX.V: MXR; OTC: MXROF; Frankfurt: M1D2) has opened up […]
November 13, 2021

Bigger spending on EV batteries means more nickel has to be mined

2021.11.13 A story to follow over the next decade is how the clean […]
November 12, 2021

BC’s Golden Triangle is the West’s solution to its copper supply dilemma

2021.11.12 A lot of our recent focus has been on the copper market, […]
November 12, 2021

Cypress lithium pilot plant up and running

2021.11.12 A 2020 World Bank report entitled ‘The Mineral Intensity of the Clean Energy Transition’,  estimated […]
November 5, 2021

$2.85 trillion in new US spending bolsters bull market in electrification & decarbonization metals

2021.11.15 The road to upgrading America’s infrastructure is long and costly. A report […]
November 4, 2021

COP26 highlights rising status of battery metals projects on the road to net zero

2021.11.04 One of the biggest fallouts we could expect from COP26 is a […]
November 3, 2021

Pampa Metals is an Outstanding Exploration Opportunity in One of the World’s Premier Mining Jurisdictions – Chile

2021.11.03
November 2, 2021

Lomiko hires management team, pursuing acquisitions strategy in Quebec

2021.11.02 A transition within the top positions at Lomiko Metals (TSXV:LMR, OTC:LMRMF, FSE:DH8C) […]
November 1, 2021

The Big Three Commodities of Electrification and Decarbonization

2021.11.01 https://www.financialsense.com/podcast/20100/big-three-commodities-electrification-and-decarbonization Rick Mills, author of the aheadoftheherd.com newsletter, discusses the long-term investment […]
October 28, 2021

Historic squeeze shows just how tight the copper supply-demand equation has become

2021.10.28 Copper has been an essential material to man since prehistoric times. In […]
October 27, 2021

Graphite and the US metallurgical Achilles’ heel

2010.10.27 US recognition of the importance of critical minerals goes back over 100 […]
October 26, 2021

Case for ‘sticky’ inflation strengthens, as energy crisis intensifies

2021.10.26 The US Federal Reserve’s official line is that inflation is only temporary, […]
October 25, 2021

Pampa Metals’ surface geological work at Block 4 property leads to intense porphyry-related quartz-vein stockwork zone

2021.10.25 Pampa Metals Corp. (CSE: PM) (FSE: FIRA) (OTCQX: PMMCF) continues to make […]
October 20, 2021

Graphite to follow in lithium’s footsteps

2021.10.20 A lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery is a type of rechargeable battery technology common […]
October 19, 2021

GSP Resource Corp: Open-pit copper mine potential next to Teck’s Highland Valley operation

2021.10.19 A porphyry deposit is formed when a block of molten-rock magma cools. […]
October 14, 2021

Victory Resources commits to lithium exploration as global race to secure EV battery raw materials heats up

2021.10.14 The mining industry has been headlined by several major deals involving lithium […]
October 14, 2021

Cypress pilot plant completion right on time, as lithium market continues to sizzle

2021.10.14 Demand for lithium carbonate is expected to rise at a compound annual […]
October 9, 2021

Norden Crown proceeds with drilling at Burfjord project in Norway to test copper endowment, expand mineralization footprint

2021.10.09 Warnings of a worldwide depletion of copper reserves are not exaggerated. The […]
October 9, 2021

Palladium One has the ‘decarbonization metals’ needed for future transportation

2021.10.09 Commodities are considered one of the best places to park investment capital […]
October 6, 2021

Max’s URU Zone comparable to Central African Copper Belt-style of mineralization

2021.10.06 The re-opening of major economies has unleashed pent-up demand for all commodities, […]
September 30, 2021

Dolly Varden Silver: two paths to shareholder gains

2021.09.30 Dolly Varden Silver’s (TSXV:DV, OTC:DOLLF) two past-producing silver deposits, Dolly Varden and […]
September 30, 2021

Copper bull market far from over as widespread supply challenges loom over industry

2021.09.30 Copper has been one of the biggest winners in the commodities market […]
September 25, 2021

Industry-government graphite collaboration bodes well for US critical minerals supply

2021.09.27 The global lithium-ion battery industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of […]
September 17, 2021

Pampa Metals seeking major copper discoveries along the prime mineral belts of Chile

2021.09.17 When it comes to copper mining, there’s no better place than Chile. […]
September 11, 2021

Lomiko Metals looks to build on positive PEA for La Loutre graphite project

2021.09.11 Following the positive results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for its […]
September 9, 2021

Palladium One doubles resource endowment at LK project, with new Kaukua estimates still to come

2021.09.09 Months of drilling success by Palladium One Mining Inc. (TSXV: PDM) (FRA: […]
September 5, 2021

Graphite One makes a compelling case for becoming the first US producer of critical EV battery mineral

2021.09.05 The $1 trillion infrastructure bill recently passed by the US Senate will […]
September 2, 2021

Silver projects stand to benefit from US crackdown on solar panel supply chain

2021.09.02 In the latest episode of growing trade tensions between the worlds’ top […]
August 31, 2021

Sprott favorite Freegold Ventures continues to ascend Golden Summit

2021.08.31 In the United States, real yields on government bonds are currently negative […]
August 26, 2021

The debt trap: Part 1 of 3

2021.08.26 The US Federal Reserve is severely constrained in how much it can […]
August 26, 2021

Battle for nickel to power EV revolution takes center stage in Ontario’s emerging mining district

2021.08.26 Nickel, traditionally used to make stainless steel, is now taking center stage […]
August 23, 2021

East eats wests copper breakfast, lunch and supper

2021.08.23 Commodities are considered one of the best places to park investment capital […]
August 21, 2021

Cypress Development: Tight lithium supply means growth opportunities for miners in Nevada’s Clayton Valley

2021.08.21 It’s no secret by now that the world will need more lithium […]
August 20, 2021

Platinum is a poor substitute for palladium

2021.08.20 Discovered by English chemist William Wollaston in 1803, palladium was named after […]
August 18, 2021

Drought, Food, Water, Fire: 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse stalk western provinces and states

2021.08.18 It was hard to believe the wildfire situation in British Columbia could […]
August 17, 2021

Lomiko Metals: Graphite miners’ outlook remains bullish given strong demand forecast for EV battery minerals

2021.08.17 In late July, Canadian junior miner Lomiko Metals (TSXV: LMR) (US-OTC: LMRMF) […]
August 13, 2021

Fire and Ice

2021.08.13 A prolonged stretch of hot weather in southern British Columbia has seen […]
August 9, 2021

Why commodities? Why now?

2021.08.09 Where should a smart investor park their savings in this current market, […]
July 31, 2021

Lomiko puts out strong PEA as demand for battery-grade graphite expected to challenge supply

2021.07.31 Lomiko Metals (TSXV:LMR, OTC:LMRMF, Frankfurt:DH8C) is exploring for lithium and graphite in […]
July 30, 2021

Nickel prices on a rip, as Palladium One expands Tyko and completes geophysical survey

2021.07.30 Palladium One continues to outline a high-grade nickel system at its Tyko […]
July 27, 2021

How climate change is reducing food production and pushing tens of millions to the brink of famine

2021.07.27 A scorching summer heat wave, thought to that killed over 700 Vancouver-area […]
July 27, 2021

Forward-looking metals and the companies we’re invested in

2021.07.27 While there is little we can do to prevent climate change — […]
July 24, 2021

Renforth encounters highest concentration of visible nickel to date from summer drilling at Victoria West

2021.07.24 Exciting drill results have become a norm for Renforth Resources Inc. (CSE: […]
July 23, 2021

Mountain Boy Minerals to begin drilling at American Creek soon; fieldwork underway at Telegraph

2021.07.23 The much-anticipated drilling program at Mountain Boy Minerals Ltd.’s (TSXV: MTB) (OTCQB: […]
July 20, 2021

New set of priorities needed for unstoppable global warming

2021.07.20 Heads of state gathered on Dec. 12, 2015, for the 21st conference […]
June 30, 2021

Commodity boom puts world’s copper supply to the test

According to business leaders who participated in this week’s Qatar Economic Forum, commodities like copper are likely to become more expensive as the rally resumes.
June 25, 2021
EV and lithium battery markets to experience significant growth

Electrification and decarbonization won’t happen without these 4 metals

2021.06.25 The new “green economy” rejects dirty sources of energy and transportation, namely […]
June 22, 2021
one ounce palladium

Palladium One drills into $1,300 rock at Tyko nickel-copper-PGE project in Ontario

Palladium One continues to outline a high-grade nickel system at its Tyko Ni-Cu-PGE project in Ontario, where a second-phase drill program started in April.
June 15, 2021

Who got copper?

Vancouver-based Max Resource Corp. (TSXV:MXR, OTC: MXROF, FSE:M1D2) continues to make significant progress at its flagship CESAR project, situated along the world-famous Andean Copper Belt.
June 11, 2021

‘Greenwashing’ is tainting the rush to electrification

What’s the point of making supposedly “green” battery components when the refining process is so dirty?
June 8, 2021

‘Fully green’ Palladium One advancing sulfide nickel deposit in Ontario, palladium project in Finland

Though rare, there are companies that have nickel sulfide deposits under development. Palladium One’s (TSXV:PDM, FSE: 7N11, OTC:NKORF) Tyko project is located in northwestern Ontario’s Mid-Continent Rift Nickel Province, where previous and current work indicates strong potential for Voisey’s-style (referring to the huge Voisey’s Bay nickel mine in Newfoundland, re-opened in 2020 by Vale) feeder dyke nickel-copper-platinum group element (PGE) mineralization.
June 3, 2021

Cashed-up Graphite One advancing Alaska project to prefeasibility with 2021 drill program and new hire

The global supply chain for graphite is severely vulnerable to disruptions due to the near monopolistic nature of the market.

Currently nearly all graphite processing takes place in China because of the ready availability of graphite there, weak environmental standards, and low costs.

Located on the Seward Peninsula in western Alaska, Graphite One’s (TSXV:GPH, OTCQB:GPHOF) Graphite Creek property hosts America’s highest-grade large flake deposit.
June 2, 2021

The future of Canada’s nickel supply is NOT Indonesia

AOTH’s favorite nickel junior is Renforth Resources (CSE:RFR, OTC:RFHRF, WKN:A2H9TN), whose Surimeau nickel sulphide project covers an area of about 260 square kilometers south of the Cadillac Break in Quebec, among current and former producing mines.
May 31, 2021

Copper roars past $4.60 as resource nationalism grips market

A number of happenings in the copper market conspired to elevate the spot price beyond $4.60 a pound on Thursday, confirming Ahead of the Herd’s suspicions that a new wave of resource nationalism in some of the largest copper-producing nations is washing over the sector.
May 30, 2021

Cypress Development moves closer to advancing Clayton Valley lithium project towards feasibility

One company committed to developing America’s next lithium supply is Cypress Development Corp. (TSX-V: CYP) (OTCQB: CYDVF) (Frankfurt: C1Z1), which presently holds a 100% interest in the Clayton Valley lithium project in southwest Nevada.
May 28, 2021

The future of US lithium supply

“The world’s future energy course is being charted today because of the ramifications of peak oil and a need to reduce our carbon footprints.

A whole new industry – a global wide automotive and industrial lithium-ion battery industry – is going to be built.” April 17th 2010, Richard Mills, aheadoftheherd.com
May 27, 2021

‘Not hard to dig a hole’ anti-mining Democrats say

Joe Biden’s position on mining has always been murky.

Publicly the veteran Senator turned US President says all the right things to show mine workers he is on their side. Away from the cameras Biden is listening to the anti-mining left wing of his Democratic Party controlled by liberal progressives and environmentalists, doing whatever he can to scupper new mining projects and oil pipelines.
May 25, 2021

Peak mined silver reached

According to Sprott Insights, the three areas of growing demand — solar, 5G and automotive — potentially account for greater than 125 million ounces, annually, in 10 years. Where is this new silver supply going to come from?

Their conclusion? “We do not see enough supply growth to offset the demand growth,” with mine supply falling since 2016 and “we do not see enough projects in development to generate the kind of production levels in question, at least not at current silver prices.”
May 24, 2021

Max’s exploration success at CESAR project comes right as copper enters “super bull” territory

Energy and precious metals explorer Max Resource Corp. (TSX.V: MXR; OTC: MXROF; Frankfurt: M1D2) continues to make significant progress at its flagship CESAR project in northeastern Colombia, along what is considered to be the world’s largest copper-producing belt in the Andean.
May 21, 2021

Copper con

If you needed upwards of 50 million tonnes of copper over the next five years, and had very little production of your own, what would you do?

I’m thinking you would manipulate the market like crazy trying to get everyone to believe there is a huge surplus instead of a major deficit.
May 18, 2021

Running on MT — peak copper

In a previous article we proved peak gold; in this piece, a deep dive into copper supply depletion, we ultimately reach the same conclusion, ie., that we have reached peak copper.
May 16, 2021

Drilling underway at Victory Resources’ Loner property as it looks to unlock value of Nevada assets

One international mining company that is committed to exploring Nevada’s mineral-rich regions is Victory Resources Corp. (CSE: VR) (FWB: VR61) (OTC: VRCFF), which has been actively looking at precious metals opportunities in the state and recently expanded its focus to battery metals.
May 14, 2021

Rising food prices threaten world’s most vulnerable

Continuing the US (and Canadian) economic recovery is obviously important but it should not come on the backs of the poor who bear the most weight of inflation, particularly increases in food prices.

Government officials need to be aware of how their monetary and fiscal policies are impacting the most vulnerable in society.
May 11, 2021

Lomiko sharpens focus on green metals with lithium property acquisition

I’m looking forward to seeing what Lomiko has planned for its lithium and graphite properties in Quebec and upcoming shareholder catalysts.
May 8, 2021

Dark side of green

What’s the point of making supposedly “green” battery components when the refining process is so dirty?
May 6, 2021

Graphite prices stay high as America continues its push to win the global EV market

Demand for graphite used in EV batteries is set to increase by 15 times over the next decade, rising from 200,000 to 3 million tonnes annually. On the other side of the equation, global graphite supply is expected to remain tight for the foreseeable future. Last year, the world’s total output came to 952,600 tonnes, a staggering 15% decline over 2019.

With an intensifying national focus surrounding EV raw materials, it’s no surprise that high-priority designation was given earlier this year to Graphite One Inc. (TSX-V:GPH) (OTCQB:GPHOF) to develop what is possibly the largest known graphite resource in the US.
May 5, 2021

Palladium One links sulfide conductors at Tyko, continues to intersect significant widths at Kaukua South

The demand for “green” metals is pinned on bets that more aggressive climate pledges will accelerate the proliferation of solar panels, wind turbines and electric cars. Beyond electrification and decarbonization, the need is being driven by something more immediate — a worldwide economic recovery from the pandemic.
May 5, 2021

Dr. Copper’s inflation diagnosis shows the patient is already sick

Copper’s broad use in various industrial sectors including construction, transportation and telecommunications, makes it a reliable early indicator of economic activity.

In fact, “Dr. Copper’s” ability to predict which way the global economy will go, has earned it a PhD in economics.
May 3, 2021

Death by resource depletion

Look up the word sustainable in the Oxford English dictionary and you get the following definition: “avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.”

Unfortunately the world’s ecological balance has not been right for a very long time. As a society, we are consuming resources far more quickly than we are replacing them, which is the very definition of unsustainable.
May 2, 2021

Tinka Resources: New tin discovery spells new heights for Ayawilca amid chronic supply squeeze

Tin currently has the highest value of the major base metals, three times the value of copper and nine times the value of zinc.

Chances are the value of zinc could stay high for a while. This is because the global tin market is in the midst of a historic squeeze (or one might call a “super squeeze”).

One potential source of tin that we should be looking at lies in the Pasco region of central Peru. This is where we find Tinka Resources (TSXV:TK, OTCP:TKRFF) and its flagship Ayawilca project.
April 29, 2021

Silver to hit $30 on expected 8-year-high demand

According to the Silver Institute, global demand for silver will rise to 1.025 billion ounces in 2021, the highest in eight years, led by investments in industrial and investment-grade physical silver, ie., bars and coins.

“The outlook for the silver price in 2021 remains exceptionally encouraging, with the annual average price projected to rise by 46 percent to … $30,” it said in a statement.