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Let’s Talk Lithium

This week we dig into all things lithium, and the potential for it to power a decarbonized future!

Mining 101

What is Net Present Value (NPV)?

NPV is used to help measure the value of a mining project. Prospector's NPV calculator helps users calculate NPV and make informed investment...


Data & Digitization in Mining with Joe Quinn

What is IoT, and what can data and digitization bring to the mining industry? Find out on this week's episode of On the Rocks, featuring Joe Quinn!


OTR Revisited - Mining in the Movies

This week we are revisiting the Mining in the Movies episode of On the Rocks, featuring Tom Albanese! What is your favorite mining movie?

On Trend

Spooky Stones & Their Uses

It's scary season! Prospector is celebrating by sharing some of our favorite spooky minerals and metals from the team! Which is your favorite?


Commodity Trading 101 with Archie Hunter

What are commodity trading companies, what do they do, and what are their roles in the mining industry? Find out in the latest episode of On the...


Celebrating World Food Day with CIMMYT

In celebration of World Food Day, Prospector teams up with CIMMYT in a special episode of On the Rocks! Learn about mining's role in agriculture and...


Social Media in Mining with Ryan Sistad

How does public perception effect the mining industry, & how can social media help change that? Join us in a chat with Ryan Sistad this week On the...


Uranium 101 with Alex Michshenko

This episode of On the Rocks features Uranium 101 with Alex Michshenko, Head of US Operations at Kazatomprom Inc. Grab your glass and let's dig in!

Feature Updates

Using Prospector for Investor Relations

Prospector's extensive database and Upgraded Company Pages can help increase transparency and accessibility to the mining industry!

Feature Updates

What is the National Instrument (NI) 43-101?

When you look into mining companies out of interest or for investment, you will come across references to the NI 43-101 technical report, but what is...

Feature Updates

How to Use Prospector for PDAC

Prospector recently hosted a demonstration on how to use Prospector for PDAC, with Phil Hopwood, principal of KWR Capital.


On the Rocks Podcast: Marco Roque

Prospector's Head of Content and Marketing Nicholas LePan sat down with the President and CEO of Cassiar Gold Corp., Marco Roque, to discuss gold and...

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Resource Revenues: Where Do They Go?

A mineral deposit is finite and so are the taxes governments derive from a project. This infographic takes a look at the choices a government needs...

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Tin: The Secret Hi-Tech Metal

Mining companies lost interest in tin decades ago because they believed it reached its peak, but a renewable future is changing the metal's prospects.

Thought Leadership

Women in Mining: Opportunities for Growth

At the Future Minerals Forum 2022, Prospector's founder, Emily King, discussed the possible solutions to increase female participation in mining.

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Potash Prices Threaten Global Food Security

The price of potash and fertilizers were already heading towards multi-year highs but Western sanctions threaten global supplies and prices.

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Top 10 Gold Takeovers in 2021

For the top 10 deals, over ~95 Moz of gold switched hands in 2021 valued at over $17.5 billion.


Where in the World Are All the Metals?

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) are home to 43% of the world’s publicly-listed mining companies.

The Power of Plants, Using Nature to Mine

One South African researcher is looking into the use of hemp to clean the soil around abandoned and polluted gold mining areas. The pollution is the...

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Ecuador: A New Frontier for Mining?

Recent discoveries and successful mine constructions are changing the fortunes for Ecuador's mining industry and potential investors.

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Mining News Roundup Aug. 13, 2021

Australia’s Vital Metals (ASX: VML) increased production from its T-zone starter pit at the Nechalacho rare earths mine in Canada’s Northwest...

China Crackdowns on Bitcoin Mining

According to Gerry Shih of the Washington Post, on May 21, economic officials in Beijing vowed to “crack down on bitcoin mining and trading.” This...

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Volkswagen's One Umbrella Battery Strategy

Volkswagen's Chief Technology Officer Thomas Schmall in an interview highlighted its battery ambitions with an investment in US-based QuantumScape.

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Mining News Roundup, May 26 2021

An order sent to miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo on May 26 banned the export of copper and cobalt concentrate.

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Mining News Roundup, May 19 2021

In an analyst note sent to investors on Tuesday, May 18, JPMorgan hinted that institutional investors are going back to gold, as the price of Bitcoin...

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Peruvian Election Puts Miners in Crosshairs

The first-round winner of Peru’s presidential election, Pedro Castillo wants to renegotiate mining contracts rather than seize assets, said an...

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BMW Inks $335-Million Lithium Deal

Automaker BMW has officially signed a Eur285 million ($334.4 million) deal with US-based Livent for the supply of lithium directly to BMW's battery...

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Mining News Roundup, Feb 10 2021

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) plans to conduct a $16-million exploration program on its Western Foreland exploration licenses.

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Mining News Roundup, Feb 3 2021

Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart buys into a German lithium project being developed to bring the battery chemical to Europe for the continent’s...

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Mining News Roundup, Dec. 2 2020

According to Goldman Sach analyst Nicholas Snowdon, the current price strength is not an “irrational aberration” but rather the first leg of a bull...

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Mining News Round Up Nov. 20, 2021

Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI) (NYSE/LON: AUY) is growing its position in the Abitibi Greenstone belt of Québec, Canada, by acquiring Monarch Gold (TSX:...

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Mining News Roundup Oct. 29, 2020

Pure Gold Mining (TSX-V: PGM, LSE: PUR) has released results from its surface and underground exploration program at its PureGold Mine (formerly...

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