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 [...]

Miners Scramble for Rare Earths as China Tightens Supply

Miners Scramble for Rare Earths as China Tightens Supply

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal.com—The race for rare earths is on . . . Say what? Amazingly, many investors are still confused as to what “rare earths” entails, as the name evokes images of sparkling jewels and shiny things with intrinsic value. Instead, these 17 crucial elements, with futuristic names such as praseodymium, lathanum and gadolinium, power fluorescent lamps, iPods, [...]

Sino-Forest: The Muddied Waters of Chinese Investing

Sino-Forest: The Muddied Waters of Chinese Investing

June 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

COMMENTARY—ProspectingJournal.com—The China hysteria and “China bubble,” a somewhat imaginary scapegoat for China-haters for the last decade, makes it easy to jump on a story that claims “China bad, West good.” Such is the case with the now famous Muddy Waters report on Sino-Forest’s (TRE) alleged lies, which has caused the absolute destruction of what was [...]

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 [...]

China’s Rare Earth Embargo Hits North America

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Commentary – ProspectingJournal.com – Since this content is displayed online, I can confidently say that the future of devices like the one that you are currently reading on is in jeopardy. Not a lot of us are familiar with what goes into our laptops, smart phones or LCD televisions, besides the brow-sweat of labour from [...]

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