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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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Gold Fields' CEO on the company's $6.7-billion Yamana Gold deal and the problem with exploration

(Kitco News) - Griffith said the two miners' operations are complementary, and the combined companies will save operational costs, as well as give Gold Fields a higher profile in the North American market. The deal gets voted on in the fall by shareholders.

Patriot Battery Metals announces discovery of new lithium pegmatite cluster

(Kitco News) - The cluster, CV13, is situated less than 4.5 km from its CV5-1 pegmatite corridor where drilling is currently focused.

Centerra Gold stock drops on production woes

(Kitco News) - "As a result of the suspension of certain activities at the Öksüt Mine together with the continuing impact of declining copper prices at the Mount Milligan Mine, the company revised its consolidated 2022 gold production to be between 245,000 and 265,000 gold ounces."

Horizonte Minerals calls awarding of civil works contract a 'key milestone'

(Kitco News) - Jeremy Martin, CEO of Horizonte, said COPA has a good track record.

'There's really only two ways to go to market' - EnergyX's Teague Egan on lithium and incumbents

(Kitco News) - In July the company's CEO Teague Egan spoke to Kitco. EnergyX is developing direct lithium extraction technology (DLE).

Remembering mining legend Lukas Lundin

(Kitco News) - On Friday Lundin Gold CEO Ron Hochstein shared his remembrances with Kitco correspondent Paul Harris and mining audiences manager Michael McCrae on Kitco Roundtable.

Why recyclers are ramping up now when mass electric-vehicle adoption is still years away

(Kitco News) - Winning in the resource space requires settling on a thesis, getting in early and riding out the cycles, said Neometals Managing Director and CEO Christopher Reed.

US gov't credit requires 40% of an EV's battery metals to be sourced in the US or free trade countries - report

(Kitco News) - The material requirement rises to 80% by 2027. Free trade agreement countries include Peru and Chile but not Argentina.

Euro Manganese announces feasibility study for Czech project

(Kitco News) - Jones said next steps are making a final investment decision, including securing our financing package for the project.

Kinross expects to be on low-end of guidance due to slow ramp up at La Coipa

(Kitco News) - The company said it will be meeting the low end of its guidance. La Coipa mill ramp-up was delayed due to issues with the pumps and global supply chain challenges affecting availability of spare parts. Production should be stronger later in the year.