Reports of mineral wealth in Afghanistan exceeding $1 trillion may seem like terrific news for the war torn nation; however, when faced with the political realities, seem less attractive to international mining companies. Is the release of internal Pentagon memo’s just days before a Senate hearing a political ploy or a mining reality?
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New challenges for Northern Dynasty’s Pebble Mine in Alaska, and the environmental impacts on the largest remaining Sockeye Salmon fishery. If the project makes it through the permitting process, Zale Corp. and twenty other jewelry companies are calling for a boycott of metals from the project. Also, BC miner Roca Mines Inc. has received an ‘Award for Mining and Sustainability’ from the provincial government for its MAX Molybdenum Mine.
MAX Resource (CVE:MXR) reported today significant moly grades at their Ravin property in Nevada. MXR reported up to 1.397% molybdenum over 1.2 feet and 18.3 feet of 0.2133% moly at only 156 feet depth.
Despite the recent optimism across the metals sector, molybdenum prices are continuing on a downward trend. Last week, sluggish demand and high stockpiles caused European ferromolybdenum prices to drop below US $21 per kg. US market prices also slid.
Velocity Minerals Ltd., a company dedicated to the acquisition and development of advanced or high grade molybdenum mineral properties. Velocity presently owns the mineral rights to two molybdenum projects in northern British Columbia (Mt. Haskin and Cassiar Moly) and is actively pursuing other properties in North America and internationally.
In true Western entrepreneurial spirit, Hi Ho Silver’s experienced managerial team is dedicated to establishing strategic relationships with industry leaders. Minimizing risk, while maximizing opportunities for success will provide investors with astable platform for investment in the mineral exploration field.
Molybdenum has crashed from $33 per lb in mid ’08, to its Friday closing value $8.70 per lb. Analysts predicts the metal is in for a slow recovery this year, and is anticipated to average $11.00 per lb.
MAX Resource Corp. is a Canadian based exploration company with a diversified portfolio of mineral exploration projects in Canada and the Western United States. Our properties include “Molybdenum” in Alaska and Nevada, “Gold” in Alaska, Nevada and British Columbia and “Uranium” in New Mexico, Arizona and northern Canada.
Molybdenum prices took a considerable tumble in the fourth quarter of ’08, falling from USD 30 per pound in September 2008 to USD 9.50 at the end December 2008. Despite unprecedented demand for the metal, molybdenum prices crashed as crisis permeated the financial markets.
As the shock waves spread around the global economy; many analysts are starting to hedge their bets on when a recovery will start. In their Global Metal’s Report released this week, Morgan Stanley gave their take on the near future for the molybdenum market.