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Getting into bismuth (MiningNewsPremium.net)

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Media, Mineral Economics, Mining, Publications

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On Monday, an article I co-authored with Allan Trench in his Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewsPremium.net was published. The article is entitled "Getting into bismuth" and makes the point that as an industry we should try to get to understand minor metals' markets, such as bismuth, much better. As miners seek new sources of revenues, as commodity prices fall, companies…
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An Economic History of the Esoteric Metals Markets

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

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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,…
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