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Michael McCrae

Michael McCrae

Mining Audiences and Data Intelligence Manager

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Michael McCrae is leading Kitco's coverage of the mining sector. McCrae, who has both an MBA and CMA, knows how to build digital media properties. He was co-founder and publisher of, an award-winning news site. Before coming to media, McCrae worked in IT and banking. Please reach out: or (514) 670-1383. You can also follow him at @michaelmccrae.

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Some things are better, some stay the same - Lundin Group's Adam Lundin on mining gaining favor

(Kitco News) - Governments are more responsive but some organizational issues persist, said Lundin Group chair Adam Lundin when asked if mining is any easier due to the sector gaining favor due to energy transition.

'They're just looking for an out' - Exploration Insights' Brent Cook on resource investors

(Kitco News) - The spike in oil prices does not bode well for gold miners, according to Exploration Insights' Joe Mazumdar.

'The joy has gone out of it' - unending bear market is grinding down gold miners

(Kitco News) - Harris noted the toll the gold market is taking on investors and companies.

'I'm developing a gloomier outlook'- Matt Watson on critical metals downturn

(Kitco News) - China's woes are weighing on critical metals, said Matt Watson, founder of Precious Metals Commodity Management.

One commodity is surging, but it's not a metal

(Kitco News) - On Saturday McCrae recorded Kitco Roundtable with correspondent Paul Harris.

Incentives for critical mineral juniors - Nickel Creek Platinum's Stuart Harshaw on sector support

(Kitco News) - Tax incentives and infrastructure improvements are some of Nickel Creek Platinum's Stuart Harshaw favorite supports for the sector.

'It's white gold, it's the next rush' - Piedmont Lithium's Keith Phillips on Canada's critical mineral sector

(Kitco News) - Being a cash-generating miner makes you popular, noted Piedmont Lithium CEO Keith Phillips.

Base metals are up, and battery tech sees significant investor interest

(Kitco News) - Base metals are trading higher due to China's efforts to shore up its struggling property sector, noted mining audiences manager Michael McCrae.

Rockhaven looking to convert Klaza's inferred ounces to indicated

(Kitco News) - Rockhaven Resources (TSX-V: RK) is advancing the Klaza gold-silver project in the Yukon, which has a resource of 1.6 million gold-equivalent ounces, grading about 5 grams per tonne.

The Fed stays hawkish and it's decision time in Beijing

(Kitco News) - Powell said the U.S. economy may not be cooling down like the Fed wants to see in order to choke off inflationary pressures. He also noted that the U.S. central bank is prepared to raise interest rates further, if warranted.

Bottom line from Fed observers: hawkish, but not that hawkish.