A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She holds a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University, which she completed in 2013.
Mineweb reported that Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC has lowered its rating for drilling company Boart Longyear Ltd. (ASX:BLY) in part due to its view that gold, copper and iron prices will not improve this year or in 2015.
Reuters reported that analysts believe a “short, sharp squeeze” could be in store for the physical copper market. That’s because demand for the metal is currently higher than what smelters are able to provide.
Eurasian Minerals Inc. (TSXV:EMX,NYSEMKT:EMXX) announced that via Bronco Creek Exploration Inc., its subsidiary, it has entered into three exploration and earn-in agreements with Savant Explorations Ltd. (TSXV:SVT) for the Jasper Canyon, Buckhorn Creek and Frazier Creek porphyry copper projects. Jasper and Buckhorn are located in Arizona, while Frazier is in Nevada.
Reuters reported that Zambia, Africa’s top copper producer, has introduced a 10-percent export duty on semi-processed base metals, including copper. The move follows the country’s suspension earlier this month of a 10-percent export duty on unprocessed metals exports.
Garibaldi Resources Corp. (TSXV:GGI) provided an exploration and corporate update, commenting that in Mexico, it has drilled six new holes at the gold-copper Locust target, while its pilot program at Tonichi is generating royalty income.
Bloomberg reported that Randy Smallwood, CEO of Silver Wheaton Corp. (TSX:SLW,NYSE:SLW), said today that the company is interested in securing a streaming contract for future output from Glencore Xstrata plc’s (LSE:GLEN) Peru-based Las Bambas copper mine.
McEwen Mining Inc. (TSX:MUX,NYSE:MUX) announced the results of an updated preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Argentina-based Los Azules copper project, commenting that the results show that the project has the potential to become one of the world’s biggest and lowest-cost copper mines.