Data on Your Spending Habits a Gold Mine for Big Banks

Data on Your Spending Habits a Gold Mine for Big Banks

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX There are powerful new players watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you, they are the banks behind your credit or debit card. The banks want to turn data they already have on your spending habits into extra revenue by identifying likely customers for retailers. Banks […]

Gold is More Than a Safe Haven Asset

Gold is More Than a Safe Haven Asset

$XAU, $GLD, $USD Despite its strong ties to geopolitical events, gold is driven by supply and demand. Gold, known as the safe haven asset, historically becomes more valuable during times of geopolitical turmoil. Approximately 20% of the above-ground stock of gold reserves is held by central banks and international monetary organizations.  In addition, gold and the USD […]

Rio Tinto’s (NYSE:RIO) Argyle Diamonds Go on Tour

Rio Tinto’s (NYSE:RIO) Argyle Diamonds Go on Tour

$RIO Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) announced that its iconic Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender is being showcased in Singapore this week. The mining giant said that headlining the 2019 collection of 64 pink and red diamonds is Lot 1 with the 1.75-carat Argyle Enigma, a modified radiant fancy red diamond. “With an unrivalled potency of colour the […]

Lucapa Mothae Mine Gives Up its “best” Diamond Yet

Lucapa Mothae Mine Gives Up its “best” Diamond Yet

$LOM.AX Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM) has found a 64 carat precious stone it’s calling the “best quality” diamond mined to date at its Mothae mine in Lesotho, Africa. The 64-carat type IIa gem received a D color rating, meaning it’s colourless and extremely rare. According to the company, the finding continues to underline the large-stone nature of Mothae’s kimberlite resource. […]

American Miner Moving into Competition with China on Rare Earth Mineral Production in California

American Miner Moving into Competition with China on Rare Earth Mineral Production in California

The owner of the only US rare earths mine is hiring, as it looks to significantly boost production, part of a strategy to build out American refining capability after China raised tariffs on the minerals during this escalating trade dispute. By next year, MP Materials will be the 1st company to refine rare earths since […]

Lucara Unearthed the Largest Diamond in Recent History

Lucara Unearthed the Largest Diamond in Recent History

$LUCRF Lucara Diamond Corp (OTCMKT:LUCRF) has unearthed the largest uncut diamond in recent history in its Karowe mine in Botswana, the Canadian company said recently, beating its own record discovery from November 2015. The 1,758-carat diamond, larger than a tennis ball, weighs close to 352 grams (12.42 oz), Lucara said. The stone is 2nd in […]

Lucapa finds 4th +50 carat Diamond at Mothae Mine

Lucapa finds 4th +50 carat Diamond at Mothae Mine

FLASH: Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM) has recovered an 83.9 carat diamond from its recently commissioned Mothae mine in Lesotho, Africa. The stone is the 4th diamond over 50 carats the company has recovered to date at its 70%-owned Mothae operation. While the find was not gem-quality, Lucapa says it continues to underline the large-stone nature of the […]

Once Senior NKorean Official Banished to Labor Camp for Anti-US Sentiment

Once Senior NKorean Official Banished to Labor Camp for Anti-US Sentiment

A once senior NKorean official was reportedly banished to a labor camp after Chairman Kim Jong Un accused him of “breaching doctrine” in a proposal for US-NKorean talks. Han Song Ryol, once the North Korean vice foreign minister, was sent to a “re-education camp” after he was removed from his position last year, a SKorean […]

Gem Diamonds Recovered a Record Number of Huge Diamonds This Year

Gem Diamonds Recovered a Record Number of Huge Diamonds This Year

$GMDMF It was a great year for Africa-focused Gem Diamonds (OTCMKT:GMDMF and L:GEMD), as the company recovered a record number of huge precious stones from its flagship Letšeng mine in Lesotho. With the 2 latest, a high quality 101 carat and 71 carat white Type IIa diamond, both recovered within a 24-hour frame, the number of stones […]

METALLA UPDATE: NEW DISCOVERY ON THE SANTA GERTRUDIS GOLD PROPERTY

METALLA UPDATE: NEW DISCOVERY ON THE SANTA GERTRUDIS GOLD PROPERTY

METALLA UPDATE: NEW DISCOVERY ON THE SANTA GERTRUDIS GOLD PROPERTY $MTAFF, $AEM Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.(TSXV: MTA) (OTCQX: MTAFF) (FRANKFURT: X9CP) ) updates on its recently acquired 2% net smelter return royalty covering the Santa Gertrudis gold property owned by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. (NYSE: AEM). Brett Heath, President and Chief Executive Officer of […]

Rio’s (NYSE:RIO) Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender Breaks Record

Rio’s (NYSE:RIO) Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender Breaks Record

Rio’s (NYSE:RIO) Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender Breaks Record $RIO The Argyle mine is the biggest diamond operation in Australia, and the source of rare and prized fancy pink gems. Rio Tinto, (NYSE:RIO) the world’s #2 miner, announced today that it delivered record results at its 2018 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, which included 63 rare pink, red […]

Giant Diamonds: Mining’s Top Success Story for This Year

Giant Diamonds: Mining’s Top Success Story for This Year

Giant Diamonds: Mining’s Top Success Story for This Year $GMDMF, $BHP This Summer’s crash in commodity prices is turning it into a year to forget for miners. Unless, that is you dig the world’s biggest diamonds. Gem Diamonds Ltd. (OTCMKT:GMDMF) has been the standout performer in the FTSE All-Share Mining Index, gaining almost 70% this […]

Lucapa Unearthed Another Large Diamond at Lesotho

Lucapa Unearthed Another Large Diamond at Lesotho

Lucapa Unearthed Another Large Diamond at Lesotho $LCPDF Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM, OTCMKT:LCPDF)) has found an 89-carat yellow diamond at its 70%-owned Mothae mine in Lesotho during the current bulk sampling program. The company’s managing director, Stephen Wetherall, said the recovery of such a large diamond so early in the bulk sampling program provided further proof that, just […]

Lucara Diamond (OTCMKT:LUCRF) Unearthed a 472 carat Diamond

Lucara Diamond (OTCMKT:LUCRF) Unearthed a 472 carat Diamond

Lucara Diamond (OTCMKT:LUCRF) Unearthed a 472 carat Diamond $LUCRF Lucara Diamond (OTCMKT:LUCRF) recovered a 472 carat, top light brown gem diamond from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine located in Botswana. “In 2018, mining at Karowe is focused in the high value south lobe, which consistently delivers large, high quality diamonds in excess of 10.8 […]

Mining Relationships Drive Metalla’s (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Growth & Pipeline

Mining Relationships Drive Metalla’s (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Growth & Pipeline

Mining Relationships Drive Metalla’s (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Growth & Pipeline $EXCFF Below is an interview of my friend Brett Heath, President and Director of Metalla Royalty and Streaming Ltd. Earlier this month Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.(CSE:MTA) (OTCQB:EXCFF) (FRANKFURT:X9CP) signed a definitive agreement with Matamec Exploration Inc. to acquire net smelter return “NSR” royalties on mining properties located […]

Update: Metalla (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Acquired 15% in NLGM’s Silver Stream

Update: Metalla (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Acquired 15% in NLGM’s Silver Stream $EXCFF Monday, Brett Heath Mettala’s CEO announced the completion of the transaction. Last Friday, Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (CSE:MTA) (OTCQB:EXCFF) (FRANKFURT:X9CP)  announced that Metalla SEZC (the Company’s 100% owned Cayman subsidiary) signed a definitive agreement to acquire 15% of the issued shares of Silverback LTD […]

Violent Strike at BHP’s Copper Mine in Chile, force majeure Declared

Violent Strike at BHP’s Copper Mine in Chile, force majeure Declared

Violent Strike at BHP’s Copper Mine in Chile, force majeure Declared $BHP,  $CU A strike at BHP Billiton’s (NYSE:BHP) Escondida copper mine in Chile has turned ugly and  police are investigating a fire at the mine that came just hours before 300 masked people stormed the site. Monday, BHP confirmed that 14 people were injured after […]

Lucapa Diamond (OTCMKT:LCPDF) Sees Record Results from Diamond Sales

Lucapa Diamond (OTCMKT:LCPDF) Sees Record Results from Diamond Sales

Lucapa Diamond (OTCMKT:LCPDF) Sees Record Results from Diamond Sales $LCPDF Shares in Australian Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM) (OTCMKT:LCPDF) rose Monday after the company announced a record result from the latest sale of diamonds from the Lulo diamond project in Angola. The Africa-focused miner said it has taken $8.3-M after selling 1,864 carats of rough diamonds, which […]

Earth Day Proves The Value of Water And More

Earth Day Proves The Value of Water And More

Earth Day Proves The Value of Water And More April 22, 2016 Ecological principles guide economic strategies to fit 21st Century conditions. Mekong River floodwaters force Vietnamese farmers to erect barricades to protect their fields. From 1980 to 2014, 41 percent of all the economic losses globally, and 27 percent of the fatalities, were from […]