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Specialty Metals and Minerals: Garnet

Properties All garnet minerals are alumino-silicates, the following table lists the most common types of garnet minerals. Note that these are “end member” formulas, it is possible for replacement to occur. For example, the calcium in grossular is often replaced by iron.   Mineral Formula Specific Gravity Hardness (Mohs) Almandine…

Lithium – September Death Throes

I have posted regularly on lithium this year. It performed really well until around late July/early August. When I last posted in July, the 60 companies on my list had a combined market cap of $3.9B. Although there are other companies that have joined the space, I will stay with…

Gold Has Not Been a Sound Investment

Gold is considered by many to be a strategic investment. Others say that it is a “barbaric relic” that has no place in an investment portfolio. In fact, until 1971 and the end of Bretton Woods, gold has been money for at least the last 5,000 years. Read about Bretton…

ASX Lithium – July Update

When I last posted on the sector in May I identified 51 companies in the lithium space with a combined market cap of $3.3 B. This month there are 60 companies with a combined market cap of $3.9B. That is, a 15% increase in the number of players over a month, and…

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