As three of the most popular posts in 2018 on MINING.com cover battery materials, it is evident that the attention of the mining industry has shifted. As always, reads for the gold market follow closely behind.

Interestingly enough, our 3rd place article on the list of top 10 reads was first published at the start of 2017.  You know it’s a good read when a story makes the list two years in a row.

#10 – Falling Chinese electric car production wrenches lithium price

 

July 31, 2018 – The world’s automakers “don’t worry about lithium supply anymore” – Simon Moores.

 

 

 

 

#9 – World’s largest gold project just got even bigger

 

February 13, 2018 – Seabridge Gold has bulked up again its already massive KSM gold-copper-silver project in northern British Columbia in both size and grade.

 

 

 

 

#8 – One of Australia’s largest gold mines halts operations after dam collapse

 

March 11, 2018 – Newcrest Mining says experts on site have observed no environmental damage.

 

 

 

 

#7 – Monday massacre: Gold price rises as stocks crater

 

February 5, 2018 – Gold, copper prices gain as US blue chip index suffers worst points drop in history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6 – These 10 mines have the world’s most valuable ore

January 29, 2017 – Readers may be surprised to learn that precious metals mines are well behind two uranium cash cows.

 

 

 

 

#5 – Goldman all but says the mining supercycle is back

February 2, 2018 – “The environment for investing in commodities is the best since 2004-2008” – Goldman Sachs

 

 

 

 

 

#4 – This is the only chart lithium price bears need see

April 17, 2018 – When it comes to new lithium mine supply how soon is now?

 

 

 

 

#3 – These are top-10 global mining trends expected for 2018

January 31, 2018 – Consulting firm Deloitte has published what it says will be the top-10 global trends in the mining industry this year.

 

 

 

#2 – Giant 552-carat yellow diamond unearthed in Canada’s arctic

December 14, 2018 – The stone was found at Dominion Diamond and Rio Tinto’s Diavik mine.

 

 

 

 

#1 – Cobalt price bulls’ worst fears may just have been confirmed

January 4, 2018 – Breakthrough discovery backed by the US government replaces cobalt with iron in lithium-ion batteries – enabling much cheaper, longer lasting battery