The top five gainers on the TSX Venture Exchange last week were Laurentian Goldfields, Flinders Resources, Silvermet, TerraX Minerals and Regulus Resources.
Rare Earth – Some experts see the December 2013 execution of Jang Sung-taek, uncle of Kim Jong-un, North Korea's supreme leader, as a move that may halt the exploitation of the nation's rare earth elements.
Tungsten – W Resources is working on starting production at its La Parrilla tailings project in Southwest Spain.
Today's US jobs data pushed precious metals down, but gave Brent crude a boost.
Diamond – Peregrine Diamonds, North Arrow Minerals and Mountain Province Diamonds are among the diamond companies that John Kaiser likes.
"You don't have to have all your money in mining," Jim Letourneau said at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference. He suggests investors diversify into biotechnology and technology in 2014.
Cobalt – Chris Berry of House Mountain Partners will be focusing on cobalt this year, and he suggests keeping an eye on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold to get a sense of what the market is doing.
Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR) announced a Memorandum of Understanding for an offtake agreement with China Aluminum International Engingeering Corporation Limited (Chalieco). Under the agreement, Chalieco will buy 80,000 - 100,000 tonnes of flake graphite and an amount of >98% V2O5 chemical powder or flake products to be determined.
Diamond – Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTCQB:BMIX) has received US$500,000 for polished diamonds for delivery over a period of one year. Details concerning the transaction can be found in the Form 8-K that has been filed with the SEC.
Gold – Canamex Resources Corp. (TSXV:CSQ,OTCQX:CNMXF,FWB:CX6) has begun its diamond drilling program at the Bruner gold project in Nye County, Nevada. Drilling is set to focus on testing the prominent VLF-EM current density and coincident gold-in-soil anomalies that are similar, and appear to be extensions of, the prominent VLF-EM current density anomaly, with a total of 24 holes planned in the Penelas East discovery area.
Uranium – Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX:EFR,NYSEMKT:UUUU) will be ringing the NYSE Closing Bell® on March 10, 2014. Representing Energy Fuels are President and CEO, Stephen P. Antony, along with other members of his leadership team. To view the event, click here: http://new.livestream.com/NYSEeuronext
Copper – Western Copper and Gold Corporation (TSX:WRN,NYSEMKT:WRN) President & COO, Paul West-Sells, spoke to Resource Investing News at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention about the Casino copper-gold deposit in the Yukon.
Uranium – Cyclone Uranium (OTCMKTS:CYUR) CEO James Baughman spoke to Resource Investing News about the Cyclone Uranium Project in the Great Divide Basin, Wyoming.
Gold – Orefinders Resources Inc. (TSXV:ORX) CEO Bill Yeomans spoke with Resource Investing News about the Mirado Gold Project in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The Company is currently working in a mature gold camp with several mills in the area, with 3 stockpiles containing 3,000 ounces at an average of 4.14 grams per ton.
Highbank Resources (TSXV:HBK) CEO Victor Bryant talks about its construction aggregate deposit on the Portland Canal,
Copper – Copper fell to $6,608 per tonne on Monday, an eight-month low, as weak Chinese trade data and the crisis in Ukraine impacted investors' choices, according to Reuters.
Silver – Today, silver rose 0.4 percent, or $0.08, to $21 an ounce, as Russian forces took over a military hospital and missile base on Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.
Gold – Gold was steady at $1,339.30 an ounce on Monday, as strong U.S. payrolls data and declining Chinese exports both pushed investors to sell but the situation in Ukraine made the metal an attractive safe haven for others.
Lithium – In an article published this morning, Industrial Minerals' Simon Moores states that Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) planned $5-billion lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" could increase natural graphite demand by 37 percent by 2020.