Stefan Ioannou: Zinc Price Could Hit an Inflection Point Near Term

Stefan Ioannou: Zinc Price Could Hit an Inflection Point Near Term

Zinc – At the 2015 AME BC Mineral Exploration Roundup, Stefan Ioannou, mining analyst at Haywood Securities, shared his thoughts on the zinc market and gave some insight into what's been driving the metal's positive outlook. Encouragingly, he suggested that zinc could soon be headed for an inflection point.

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Keith Schaefer: Expect Oil M&A Activity in Q3, Q4 2015

Oil – Keith Schaefer spoke to Resource Investing News at VRIC about a variety of topics, including the ongoing glut in the oil market and what he thinks the future holds for major and junior oil companies. He also touched on LNG in British Columbia.

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De Beers Diamond Production in 4Q Slides by 8%

Diamond – RAPAPORT reported that the rough diamond production of De Beers fell by 8 percent year on year to 8.366 million carats during the fourth quarter of 2014, mainly attributed to the lower grades at Orapa and Venetia mines.

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Precipitate Gold Highlights New Gold Zone in the Juan de Herrera Project

Gold – Precipitate Gold Corporation (TSXV:PRG) President & CEO Jeffrey R. Wilson talks about the Juan de Herrera project in the Dominican Republic and the discovery of a new gold zone and a mineralized system in 2014, which will be followed by a next round of drilling in and around the first quarter of 2015.

Revelo Resources CEO Says Expect Further Acquisitions and Exploration in 2015

Revelo Resources Corp. (TSXV:RVL) President & CEO, Timothy Beale, spoke to Resource Investing News at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2015 about his recently formed company, which was born out of the merger between Iron Creek Capital Corp. and Polar Star Mining.

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A Decline in Gas Use More Likely than Shortage

Gas – Australian Mining reported that even though gas developers have been warning of impending gas shortages in New South Wales, the gas demand in NSW is likely to fall, leading to a price shock.

Goa Mining Operations Unattractive Despite Lifting of Ban

Iron – Mining Weekly reported that even though the ban on iron ore mining in the Indian province of Goa has been lifted, few mining operations have resumed due to falling prices and the Indian government’s refusal to lower export taxes.

Blue LED Production Fails Because of Magnesium

Magnesium – Scientific American reported that UK scientists think that the difficulty in making blue LEDs could be attributed to magnesium, a key ingredient in making the semiconductor sandwich required for such LEDs.

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