A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She holds a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University, which she completed in 2013.
Mineweb reported that Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC has lowered its rating for drilling company Boart Longyear Ltd. (ASX:BLY) in part due to its view that gold, copper and iron prices will not improve this year or in 2015.
Poor Chinese steel demand dragged iron ore prices to an eight-month low this week. Meanwhile, Mexico made headlines on Monday by cracking down on the Knights Templar gang, which has been smuggling iron ore in the state of Michoacán.
Mineweb reported that on Monday, the Mexican government began a “major crackdown” on the Knights Templar drug cartel’s illegal iron ore smuggling activity. Mining is reportedly one of the group’s main sources of income.
Reuters reported that iron ore exports to China from Australia’s Port Hedland rose to 21.34 million tonnes in February, up 36 percent from the year-ago period. In the previous month, they came to a total of 23.31 million tonnes.
Petmin Ltd. announced yesterday that it plans to increase its interest in privately owned North Atlantic Iron Corp. to 40 percent by investing a further $8 million. North Atlantic’s goal is to set up a low-cost merchant pig iron business in Canada and/or the United States.
Century Iron Mines Corp. (TSX:FER) announced yesterday the results of a NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate on its Joyce Lake DSO project, which is part of the Newfoundland and Labrador-based Attikamagen project. The project has seen a 143-percent increase in its measured and indicated resource.
Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX:ADV,NYSEMKT:AXX) announced yesterday that its affiliate, The Kami Mine Limited Partnership, has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement and security agreement with Labrador Hydro.