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Scandium

There are of course lots of other elements/commodities, and I can’t mention them all. A few of those that are extracted in smaller volumes (often as byproducts) from the earth by mining are for example borate, magnesium, antimony, rutile, mineral sands, beryllium, thorium and scandium. I will focus a bit more on scandium as it seems to have a real chance at becoming a breakthrough metal in aluminium alloys in the not too distant future.

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After the first part of my interview with Rick Rule generated quite a bit of attention, I’m pleased to continue with the interview in this second, and equally extensive part, in a series of no less then four parts. As Rick is one of the best speakers in the mining sector, there is no shortage of lengthy, whitty, funny and knowledgeable answers. He has set the bar pretty high, as I am planning on inviting more big names with illustrous carreers in this industry for a likewise in-depth questioning. For now, enjoy the next topics discussed by Rick Rule.

Several months ago I thought of something different. Wouldn’t it be nice to interview the real movers and shakers in the mining industry? I decided to start with Rick Rule who is present at almost every conference I go to myself, and easily approachable. Mines & Money London 2019 was to be the stage for this interview, and quickly arranged as well. A quick bio: Rick Rule began his career in the securities business in 1974 and has been principally involved in natural resource security investments ever since.

After Streetwise Reports published a set of three articles by Peter Krauth MBA, a former portfolio advisor and currently expert commentator on commodities like gold, about the implications of zero-commission trading at online brokerages, what could be the best broker for your preferences and what kind of research is offered by what brokerages, they asked if I could have an interest in syndicating this.