Frik Els , Editor

Frik has 20 years’ experience as a business journalist across a range of industries including automotive, technology and entertainment markets. Frik has an entry in Global Mining Observer’s Who’s Who of Mining 2018, and contributions to publications and conferences including Business Insider,, Mines & Money London and New York, Vancouver Resources Investment, Progressive Mine Forum in Toronto and Canadian Mining Symposium in London, UK. He’s been interviewed on CBC Radio and Korea State TV and quoted in the Financial Post.

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Cybertruck: Musk needs mines

Powered by Tesla’s own made-in-Texas batteries, the stainless steel Cybertruck carries a heavy load of nickel, cobalt, manganese, graphite and lithium.

The biggest global mining news of 2023

A tumultuous year for the global mining industry: collapse of lithium prices, furious M&A activity, gold’s new record and state intervention in mining on a scale not seen in decades.
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CHART: China’s Belt and Road mining investment hits record

China’s overseas investment in metals and mining as part of its Belt and Road Initiative surged by 158% last year, hitting $19.4 billion with energy transition metals the main focus.