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The Impact of the Energy Transition on Specialty Metals and Minerals

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Future, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, PhD, Publications, Research, Strategy

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Earlier this year I was invited to speak at one of the side seminars running at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Conference - probably the world's largest mining conference - on the subject of specialty metals and minerals. Alas, I was unable to attend but my friend and colleague, Dave Stevenson (then Centre for Exploration Targeting* now…
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IOM3 Mann Redmayne Medal for paper on ‘critical metals’

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

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Allan Trench, Josh Wright and I have received the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) Mann Redmayne Medal for our paper “Discovery, supply and demand: From metals of antiquity to critical metals”. The Mann Redmayne Medal is an IOM3 award to a member of IOM3 or AusIMM for the best paper published in one of its three Transactions of…
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The challenges of ex-China rare earth mine development (and how to overcome them)

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Management, Mineral Economics, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Last September, my colleague Josh Wright at Rowton Ltd., presented some work done with myself and Allan Trench on "The challenges of ex-China Rare Earth Mine Development (and how to overcome them)" at the Argus Media Rare Earths Conference in Hangzhou, China. The presentation analysed the components of a good strategy for rare earths mine project development including funding options,…
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Which battery metals will be the winners in the energy transition?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Management, Mineral Economics, Mining, PhD, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Last August, my colleague Josh Wright of Rowton Ltd., presented some research conducted with Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) and myself, at the Argus Media China Metals Week Conference in Beijing, China. The presentation was entitled "Which battery metals will be the winners in the energy transition?" and is available on Slideshare: https://www.slideshare.net/JohnSykes/battery-metals-the-energy-transition-wright-et-al-sep-2016-greenfields-research-rowton-ltd-centre-for-exploration-targeting-the-university-of-western-australia   The key points of…
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Entering complex concave metal markets

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Management, Mineral Economics, Mining, Publications, Recommended, Strategy

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Earlier this year, I was privileged to present at the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) Lithium and Graphite Seminar, on the subject of "Entering complex concave metal markets: Lessons from the previous lithium and rare earths booms for the current lithium and graphite booms" with co-authors Allan Trench (University of Western Australia - UWA), Matthew Greentree (SRK Consulting), Sam Davies…
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