We’ve Only Just Begun: China’s Influence on African Mining Development

We’ve Only Just Begun: China’s Influence on African Mining Development

August 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal.com – Chinese firm Sichuan Hanlong recently made a big statement with its $1.5 billion takeover bid for Australia’s Sundance Resources [SDL – AX]. However, this statement wasn’t directed towards mining in Australia, as the target was Sundance’s Mbalam project located in the new iron ore frontier of West Africa. With potential for [...]

Uranium Didn’t Go Anywhere, Did You?

Uranium Didn’t Go Anywhere, Did You?

July 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY–ProspectingJournal.com–While it’s perhaps a bit early to announce the rebirth of the uranium sector, signs are now pointing to a steady comeback as governments and businesses are returning to one of their favourite obsessions: worrying about–and profiting from–the world’s energy needs. For someone invested in uranium, early 2011 was a classic textbook example of an [...]

Chinese Drawn to New Iron Ore Frontier in West Africa

Chinese Drawn to New Iron Ore Frontier in West Africa

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ANALYSIS – ProspectingJournal.com – Last week, Andrew Forrest – the billionaire CEO of Fortescue Metals [FMG - ASX] threatened to sue the Australian Government after they slapped a 30% tax on the profits of local iron ore companies. BHP Billiton [BHP - NYSE], Rio Tinto [RIO - NYSE] and Xstrata [XTA - L] also fought [...]

Canada’s Hack-n-Slash Strategy, Once Bemoaned, Now Admired

Canada’s Hack-n-Slash Strategy, Once Bemoaned, Now Admired

May 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—Prospectingjournal.com—It seems that all those years of enduring the “boring country’” stereotype are finally paying off, as the flashier and exciting EU nations are now drooling over Canada’s deficit-destroying tactics of the pre-Harper years. And what a treat it is for aging Liberals Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin, who must surely feel pressured to help [...]

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