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An Economic History of the Esoteric Metals Markets

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Mining


In September it was my great pleasure to give one of the plenary presentations for China Metals Week in Beijing, organised by Metal Pages. My presentation aim was to draw together the themes of the conference, which were the electronic metals, battery metals, light alloys and antimony.

The presentation was entitled: “An Economic History of the Esoteric Metals Markets: Batteries, Electronics, Light Alloys, Antimony, China, Cheap Energy, Industrialization, Globalization and High Technology” and was compiled with the assistance of Josh Wright (Rowton Ltd) and Allan Trench (Centre for Exploration Targeting, Curtin University and CRU Group).

A copy of the presentation is available below:

Economic History of Esoteric Metals – Sykes et al – Sep 2014 – China Metals Week from John Sykes


If you would like to learn more about analysing the various major and esoteric metal markets, and you’re in Perth, Australia in December, please consider attending our course: “Mineral Economics for Geologists“, with Allan Trench, run at the Centre for Exploration Targeting.