After almost a decade of production stagnation around 130 Mct, Kimberley Process 2017 diamond annual production data show a marked production jump for diamonds. Production of rough diamonds rose from 134 Mct and US$12,4 bn (2016) to 151 Mct and US$15,9 bn (2017), an apparent return to pre-2008 levels (not there yet, but getting closer) … Continue reading A first (rough) look into 2017 diamond production
Portugal: (Energia e ) Recursos Minerais – I
Oil and metals: Goliath and David
Another excellent infographic published by Visual Capitalist (a few weeks ago). They left diamonds out of the picture, a pity. They included graphite, diamond’s darker and duller brother, though; curiously enough, both markets are very similar in value (diamond production marginally smaller, at close to $14B). Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Where Do Raw Materials Come From?
Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist This is an excellent infographic published at Visual Capitalist from an original post by BullionVault, as others I have seen from them on the raw materials and minerals industries. I will keep following their news and publications.
Lundin Mining 2015 Production Results and 2016 Operating and Capital Guidance
In a news release (click here) of January 21 (two days ago) Lundin Mining announces its 2015 Production Results and provides 2016 Operating and Capital Guidance. Lundin Mining Corporation (TSX:LUN)(OMX:LUMI) Lundin Mining is a diversified base metals mining company with operations and projects in Chile, Portugal, Sweden, Spain and the U.S.A producing copper, zinc, lead and … Continue reading Lundin Mining 2015 Production Results and 2016 Operating and Capital Guidance
Mineral commodities 2013 total mined volumes and values, average prices
Diamonds mined in 2013 total 14 bn USD. How do they compare with other mineral commodities? Rather than using somebody else’s compilations, I prefer to check values published by (commodity) specialised international organisations or public companies (OPEC, World Gold Council, KPCS, USGS, etc.). After some work, I have arrived to the estimates presented in the table … Continue reading Mineral commodities 2013 total mined volumes and values, average prices