June 24, 2022

BC bracing for more floods, brought on by late snowpack, heavy rains and sudden hot weather

2022.06.24 British Columbia is once again locked into a weather pattern seemingly dictated […]
June 15, 2022

Max closes $17.7M financing, setting up a busy summer at CESAR

2022.06.15  Max Resource (TSXV:MAX; OTC:MXROF; Frankfurt:M1D2) has just closed the final CAD$2.4 million of […]
May 28, 2022

Get ready for extreme heat and its effects on crops, lives

2022.05.28 The climate on planet Earth is changing, and a lot faster than […]
May 24, 2022

Glacial melt accelerating fresh water crisis

2022.05.24 It’s slightly mind-blowing to know that, while 70% of the Earth’s surface is […]
May 7, 2022

Pampa Metals exploring potential porphyry district on trend with Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine

2022.05.07 Around 80% of Chilean copper production comes from copper-moly porphyry deposits, with […]
May 6, 2022
Copper wire

Top 5 reasons copper is heading higher

2022.05.06 Copper is one of our most important metals with more than 20 […]
April 13, 2022

Palladium: 5 reasons stronger for longer

2022.04.13 One of the clearcut winners of the 2022 commodity rally has to […]
April 8, 2022

Top 5 Uses of Copper

2022.04.08 As the oldest metal known to man, copper has been an essential […]
April 2, 2022

Governments ignore mining in electrification push

2022.04.02 The supply chain for batteries, wind turbines, solar panels, electric motors, transmission […]
April 2, 2022

EV affordability confronted by rising component costs

2022.04.02 High fuel prices may have a lot of motorists thinking about how […]
March 29, 2022

Max Resource seals cooperation agreement with Endeavour Silver

2022.03.29 As a follow-up to its major announcement earlier in the month, Max […]
March 26, 2022

Under the Spotlight – Mills, Beale: Pampa Metals

2022.03.26 Rick Mills, Editor/ Publisher, Ahead of the Herd: Today I’m here with […]
March 22, 2022

Backpack drilling confirms grade consistency and continuity of mineralization at Core Assets’ Blue property

2022.03.22 Emerging BC-focused explorer Core Assets Corp. (CSE: CC) (FSE: 5RJ) (OTCQB: CCOOF), […]
March 21, 2022

Red-hot nickel, copper and palladium bodes well for Palladium One

2022.03.21 The current commodity price surge puts Palladium One Mining (TSXV:PDM, OTC:NKORF, FSE:7N11) […]
March 16, 2022

Climate change and the coming global reset

2022.03.16 It is 2050. Beyond the emissions reductions registered in 2015, no further […]
March 11, 2022

Copper and nickel market updates

2022.03.11 Copper The global copper supply crisis is getting deeper with each passing […]
February 23, 2022

Electrification metals nickel, cobalt, palladium in play following Russian moves in Eastern Ukraine

2022.02.23 Weeks of failed diplomacy over a potential invasion of Ukraine resulted in […]
February 16, 2022

As copper supply approaches “extreme scarcity”, GSP looks to reboot former producing mine with bulk-tonnage potential

2022.02.16 “I’ve been doing this 30 years and I’ve never seen markets like […]
February 16, 2022

Transformative year for Max Resources

2022.02.16 In exploration, a number of techniques are employed to gather information about […]
February 15, 2022

Nickel Market Update

2022.02.15 The nickel market is currently experiencing its biggest squeeze in recent memory. […]
February 15, 2022

Copper market update

2022.02.15 The copper industry is threatened by a looming global supply crisis, as […]
February 14, 2022

Copper, lithium, graphite: Electrification demand strengthens as supplies tighten

2022.02.14 The move away from fossil-fuel-powered vehicles to EVs run on batteries is […]
February 12, 2022

World’s running short on nickel supply for battery use

2022.02.12 The nickel market is currently experiencing its biggest squeeze in recent memory. […]
February 10, 2022

Pampa Metals lands deal with AI tech company to explore more copper-gold prospects in Chile

2022.02.10 For a technology to have a transformative effect on the mining industry, […]
February 5, 2022

The paradox of going green

2022.02.05 We have come to terms that a global transition to clean energy […]
February 2, 2022

Max Resource granted additional mining concession contracts in Colombia, the most of any in the country

2022.02.02 Having made significant progress over the past year at its flagship CESAR […]
January 28, 2022

Graphite vs lithium

2022.01.28 The electrification of the global transportation system doesn’t happen without lithium and […]
January 25, 2022

Renforth channel sampling returns up to 2% copper at Surimeau polymetallic asset in Quebec

2022.01.25 Renforth Resources’ (CSE:RFR, OTCQB:RFHRF, FSE:9RR) Surimeau project in Quebec hosts several target […]
January 22, 2022

GSP continues to explore past-producing Alwin Mine, as copper price support remains solid

2022.01.22 Copper has been one of the biggest winners of the commodities complex […]
January 20, 2022

A record year looms for lithium, underlining a global supply crunch that could derail the EV boom

2022.01.20 Electrification and decarbonization are anticipated to be one of the biggest investment […]
January 18, 2022

Junior resource companies on a global hunt for new copper supply

2022.01.18 Copper is coming off a historic year during which its prices broke […]
January 17, 2022

Copper boom likely to last for decades, prompting a global hunt for new supply

2022.01.17 Copper is coming off a historic year during which its prices broke […]
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 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

2021.12.06
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 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 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 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: […]