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Taxation and Government Royalties in Mining: What’s Fair to All?

What’s fair when it comes to taxes and/or royalties imposed by governments on mining operations?...

Space Mining Could be Worth Trillions

Space mining could soon become a reality and will likely yield trillions in mineral wealth....

Canada’s Mining Industry Paves Way to a Lower-Carbon Economy

 

With the December 12, 2015 adoption of the Paris Climate Accord by nearly all the world's...

US Government Opens Millions of Acres in the California Desert to Mining

 

In an effort to deliver on their promised declaration to “make America great again,” the Trump...

Tariff Plans Bring Some Steel and Aluminum Makers to Restart Plant Operations

 

As reported in the March 7, 2018 Wall Street Journal, some steel and aluminum manufacturers in...

A Demand for Batteries has Sparked a Cobalt Frenzy. What Will Happen Next?

 

Cobalt, a blue-gray metallic element, atomic number 27 on the periodic table of elements, is...

Apple Planning to Buy Cobalt Directly from Miners

Until recently, cobalt has been somewhat of a sleeper on the commodities market. It was much...

Mining the Moon: The Next Gold Rush

 

January 2018 saw three unique Moon phenomena occurring all in one day - a Blue Moon (second...

As the World is Increasingly Explored, New Mineral Mining Opportunities Go Far Afield

 

Exploration is the lifeblood of the mining industry. While difficult, labor-intensive and...