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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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Australian rare earth company signs offtake with thyssenkrupp

(Kitco News) - "The contract grants thyssenkrupp exclusive rights to market and distribute Hastings’ Yangibana highquality rare earths product on a worldwide basis except for certain excluded customers of Hastings."

Lynas achieves record selling prices, opts for 75% production in Malaysia

(Kitco News) - The company noted that a judicial review application has been lodged in Malaysia "...challenging the processes followed during the August 2019 renewal of the Lynas Malaysia operating licence. The hearing of that judicial review application is now scheduled for 18 May 2021."

Rio Tinto says grades drop copper output, wet weather lowers iron ore production

(Kitco News) - The production drop off was due to lower recoveries and throughput at Escondida and Kennecott partly offset by the anticipated higher grade from the Oyu Tolgoi open pit.

Arctic Star touts new kimberlite discovery

(Kitco News) - Arctic Star Exploration (TSXV: ADD) said last week that it made a new discovery on the Diagras project in the Lac de Gras kimberlite field, Northwest Territory.

Western Europe's 'most significant spodumene lithium project' gets enviro permit

(Kitco News) - Savannah Resources (AIM:SAV) said last week it received a positive environmental impact assessment for its Mina do Barroso lithium project in Portugal.

Robert Friedland, Goldman Sachs light up copper

(Kitco News) - Copper will be key to the energy transition as countries build more electric vehicles powered by renewable energy. Under-investment and lack of tier one mines makes copper a potentially destabilizing force as countries classify certain metals as strategic. At the conference Friedland said copper is a "national security issue."

Irish miner IMC buys Karaberd Mine in Armenia

(Kitco News) - "Having a source of cash-flow should markedly improve the Group’s ratings in the financial markets and accordingly enhance the Groups growth prospects through greater access to capital.

Denison announces discovery of high-grade uranium mineralization

(Kitco News) - The company highlighted drill hole MCS-34, which returned 5.04% eU3O8 over 14.0 metres.

High grade tin mineralization at Tinka's Ayawilca project

(Kitco News) - Tin prices have been rising due to supply constraints and growing use in high tech applications.

Giyani Metals announces a 36% increase in its inferred mineral resource estimate

(Kitco News) - The company changed its final product from High Purity Electrolytic Manganese Metal (HPEMM) to High Purity Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate (HPMSM).