Educated at Oxford University, Alastair Ford worked for seven years as mining correspondent for the Investors Chronicle, the UK’s premier print-based investment magazine. During that time he covered some of the most interesting and spectacular deals of the mining boom and travelled the world evaluating and assessing a variety of different mines. Subsequently he went on to become editor of Minesite.com, which at the time was Europe’s leading mining-focussed news portal for investors in small and mid-cap companies. He also acts as a director for Mineral & Financial Investments, an investment company with a specific focus on mining and resources. In total he has more than 15 years’ experience covering the mining, commodities and capital markets, and has accumulated a wide range of contacts at all levels of the mining, finance and investment communities around the world.
The Paradox Basin in Utah is well-known in the resources sector as a prolific producer of oil and gas and of potash. ..
Cruz is cashed up and exploring across a range of properties in the US and Canada..
Alopex has a high grade gold resource in Greenland and a good idea of how to get it into production
Tango Mining has signed a deal to go mining diamonds in Angola, and there could be more to come
Asiamet has commenced drilling on highly prospective ground north of its established copper project in Indonesia
Kestrel Gold has delivered an eye-catching gold sample of more than 100 grams per tonne from its Clear Creek property in the Yukon
Orosur is now profitable and is supported by a strong cash position
Asiament has released a technical report confirming details of the BKM resource released to market earlier in the summer
There may yet be further rate rises this year, and QE seems certain to end, so what does it all mean for gold?
The 19th Communist Party Congress in China is about to get underway
Tanzanian royalty claims have alarmed investors, but it's nothing new in resources and not even specific to Africa
Old divisions are opening up again in the US, and a foreign conflict could serve as effective short-term distraction. Longer-term though, the outlook is much more uncertain