R/€ = 16.15 Change: 0.19
R/$ = 14.17 Change: 0.21
Au 1239.98 $/oz Change: -6.65
Pt 789.68 $/oz Change: 0.81


Indian State-owned firms mandated to acquire overseas lithium and cobalt assets

By: Ajoy K Das     22nd June 2018 The Indian government has mandated all State-owned mineral-based companies to pool their resources to acquire lithium and cobalt assets overseas. A rough deadline of March 2019 has been set for these companies to complete all formalities, such as leveraging their balance sheets jointly, form... 

Bolivia nearing deal on partner to develop lithium – Minister

By: Reuters     20th April 2018 Bolivia's energy minister said on Thursday the government would pick a partner to develop the country's ample lithium resource "in coming days" after narrowing the field of candidates to two firms from Russia and Germany. The South American nation hopes to sign a deal with a foreign partner after... 


By: Martin Creamer     9th September 2016 `striking mineworkers, seen blocking a main road in Bolivia, beat Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes to death in a conflict over mining laws. The fatal beating followed the killing of two protesters in clashes with police. Illanes had gone to Panduro, 130 km south of the La Paz, to open a... 

Bolivia says deputy interior minister killed after kidnap by miners

By: Reuters     26th August 2016 Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes was beaten to death after he was kidnapped by striking mineworkers on Thursday, the government said. Up to 100 people have been arrested as authorities vowed to punish those responsible. "At this present time, all the indications are that our... 

Tony Harwood

By: Martin Creamer     3rd June 2016 This week we feature Tony Harwood, the president and CEO of Montero Mining, a Canadian venture-exchange listed company with rare earth and phosphate projects in Tanzania and South Africa 


By: Martin Creamer     7th August 2015 A Potosi mineworkers attend a protest march in La Paz. Hundreds of demonstrators from Potosi demanded to have a meeting with President Evo Morales to discuss about the industrialisation of their region on the eighth day of their protest in La Paz, according to local media. 

Lower prices spur rare earths consumption, supply remains constrained – USGS

By: Henry Lazenby     14th February 2015 Lower rare earths prices and the increased availability of rare-earth compounds led to increased US consumption in 2014, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has found. However, in its latest mineral commodity summary for the abundant group of 17 elements composed of scandium, yttrium and the... 


By: Martin Creamer     5th September 2014 Broadly smiling Bolivian President Evo Morales is flanked by mining leaders Juan Carlos Trujillo, left, Miguel Perez, right, during a ceremony marking the March for Life in Calamarca, south of La Paz, to commemorate what 30 000 demonstrators did 28 years ago to protest the closure of State-owned... 

South American Silver files proceedings against Bolivia government

By: Henry Lazenby     1st May 2013 Vancouver-based South American Silver (SAS) this week filed international arbitration proceedings against the Bolivian government after the company’s subsidiaries lost mineral tenements in that country in 2012. SAS said the international arbitration had been started under the Promotion and... 


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