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5 Top Industrial Diamond-producing Countries

Diamond – While the average person is only familiar with diamonds in the context of jewelry, the world's hardest substance has applications well outside the world of fashion. Industrial diamonds, which are used to create super-durable cutting tools or abrasives, represent the majority of the diamond trade. Here's a look at the five top natural industrial diamond-producing countries for 2014.

Don Lay of Medallion Resources Talks Rare Earths Prices

Rare Earth – China removed its export tariffs on rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum at the start of May, and shortly afterwards announced changes to its resource tax regime for rare earths. A number of analysts and market watchers have commented on how those changes might affect rare earths prices — here, Don Lay of Medallion Resources weighs in with his thoughts.

Magnets and Phosphors and Motors, Oh My! A Look at the Different Rare Earths and Their Uses

Rare Earth – Rare earths are often split into "heavy" and "light" varieties based on their atomic weight. However, it certainly gets more complicated than that, and it’s worth taking a closer look at the uses of the different rare earth elements and some of the dynamics surrounding their supply and demand.

Stephen Riddle: What Investors Really Need to Know About Graphite

Graphite – Stephen Riddle, CEO of privately owned Asbury Carbons, spoke to Graphite Investing News about common graphite questions. Among other topics, he touched on the relationship between graphite type and purity and how concerned investors should be about those factors.