The Advantages & Pitfalls of Mining Manganese Worldwide

Added October 3rd, 2012 by Anthony David

Nearly 90% of the global manganese production each year is used in the production of steel. It’s no wonder then that prices of manganese and steel are closely tied together. South Africa accounts for 80% of the world’s manganese reserves... Click to read more

The Chinese Steel Production Paradox

Added September 6th, 2012 by Anthony David

With demand for steel on the wane, producers across the world have reported losses or sharp drops in profitability. The slowdown in the steel market has been attributed to the slowdown in the Chinese economy, the ongoing euro zone crisis... Click to read more

Rare Earths Free Fall From Dizzying Heights

Added September 6th, 2012 by Anthony David

The soaring prices of rare earth metals and uncertain supply forecasts due to Chinese quota restrictions dominated discussions in the first half of 2012. Since then, the rare earths market has been in free fall. Experts predict that the current... Click to read more