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China’s Zijin Mining Spending Big on Copper and Gold

Gold – Zijin Mining is the China's most valuable gold producer, and the company looks to be investing more and more in mining projects outside of the country. It's putting up US$412 million for 49.5 percent of Ivanhoe's Kamoa copper project in the DRC and is buying 50 percent of Barrick Gold's Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea for $298 million.

China Looking to Grow its Stake in the Uranium Market

Uranium – More than one big announcement from China hit the uranium space this week. First, China National Nuclear and China General Nuclear Power Group announced plans to obtain stakes in French nuclear company Areva. Then CNNC subsidiary CNNC International said it plans to seek acquisition opportunities to help meet growing Chinese uranium demand.

Texas Rare Earth Resources Making Progress with K-Tech Separation Process

Rare Earth – Texas Rare Earth announced a key advancement in the development of its rare earth element separation process on Tuesday. Using its continuous ion chromatography methodology, K-Technologies has removed much of the rare earths lanthanum and cerium from a pregnant leach solution containing rare earths from Texas Rare Earth's Round Top deposit.

Iron Ore Price Boosted as Stocks at Chinese Ports Drop

Iron – The iron ore price received a boost on Tuesday when it hit its highest level in more than a week, breaching $61 per tonne. While that's a far cry from the metal's April 2014 price of $115, it's up marginally from last month, when 62 percent Fe fines fell to $46.70. Read on for insight on the metal's future from Scotiabank's Patricia Mohr.