Graphite: Imerys closes Namibian mine amid falling flake graphite prices

Production has ceased at the Okanjande flake graphite mine, operated by Imerys Gecko Graphite Mining, a joint venture between the global industrial minerals processor, Imerys, and Gecko Namibia. Imerys had previously reported processing issues at the mine with problems ramping up to desirable production levels. In combination with falling graphite… Read more

Tungsten: Administrators seek buyer for Drakelands mine in UK

A report from Ferrier Hodgson, the voluntary administrators of Australia-based Wolf Minerals, noted on 6 November that a “sale process in respect of the restructuring or recapitalisation of the company’s ASX-listed shell and its interest in the shares of Wolf UK” commenced on 1 November. Binding offers have been requested… Read more

‘On the road… Breakfast at the Tower’ — 9 October 2018 Event Video

On Tuesday 9th October, Roskill presented ‘On the road… Breakfast at the Tower’ — up-to-date market insights on electric vehicle raw materials. Presentations on the lithium, cobalt and rare earths markets were given by Roskill’s lead analysts in the New Armouries Suite, Tower of London.

Tight market for neodymium set to continue with growing NEV demand

Nils Backeberg, senior analyst at Roskill, educates Proactive Investors on today’s markets for rare earth minerals, with particular attention to factors influencing demand and thus prices. Backeberg outlines the potential impact of growth in the electric vehicle market on demand for rare earths-containing permanent magnets.

Tungsten markets returning to growth after years of low prices

Jessica Roberts, head of battery & technology materials at Roskill, talks with Proactive Investors about world tungsten markets ahead of the release in November of Roskill’s new Tungsten Market Outlook report. Roberts discusses the outlook for supply, with particular consideration of the impacts from China’s toughening environmental regulations, noting that… Watch now

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