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Selling the rare earths story

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

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It has been hard not to notice the recent furore over “rare earth elements”. China provides over 90% of the mined supply of these elements, and for some elements, all of the world’s supply. This has worried governments and consumers in North America, Europe and non-Chinese Asia. A scramble to develop rare earth mines outside China has begun and miners,…
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What is the ultimate physical metal investment?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities

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Unlike most metals, a large proportion of gold's 'consumption' is to hold it as a physical investment. What is it that makes gold a good physical investment, and with gold at its current highs, are there alternative metals, or even any other elements, that could provide an alternate investment opportunity? If so, what are the implications for the mining industry…
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