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Lara Smith

About Lara Smith

Lara has been an analyst for over ten years, starting her career as an equity analyst at Foord Asset Management and more recently as the lead analyst at Steinmetz Group, where she was responsible for sourcing, analyzing and evaluating potential mining acquisitions in Africa and the Baltic regions. In addition to the Steinmetz principal resource portfolio of diamonds and ferrous metals, they also held a smaller portfolio of base and minor metals including nickel, cobalt, copper and lithium. In 2009, she independently authored three in-depth studies that formed the inception of Core Consultants: the first two provided outlooks for the lithium market and the third was on the global coking coal industry. The Founder and Managing Director of Core Consultants in June 2009, Lara and her team are committed to supplying high quality commodity market research, analysis and valuations to global institutions. Core Consultants has been engaged in over sixty numerous market balance, prefeasibility and feasibility studies for an array of commodities. Their most recent work includes sourcing an ethical cobalt producer in the DRC on behalf of a global mobile telecoms manufacturer, advisory work on the cobalt supply chain, a scoping study for a Spanish potash deposit and a feasibility study for a sulphuric acid plant in Botswana. Lara is also the primary author of three Core Consultants’ reports including the “Core Consultants’ Ferrochrome Quarterly Report,” the “Core Consultants Monthly Rare Earth Report “and the “Core Consultants’ Monthly Manganese Report”. In addition to her full-time work as MD of Core Consultants, in 2016, Lara started writing for InvestorIntel. She predominantly writes the advertorials on behalf of InvestorIntel's members. An internationally recognized expert in the field of mining analysis and a well-known speaker, Lara has a BSc in Chemistry, Statistics and Economics and a BComm Hons in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town.

102 InvestorIntel Articles By Lara Smith

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Killer Gold-Growth at Lingman Lake


April 25, 2017
| April 25, 2017

Just as gold prices begin to approach US$1,300 per ounce, Signature Resources Ltd. (TSX: SGU | OTCBQ: SGGTF) (“Signature”) have […]


GTA Resources New CEO Takes Northshore Gold Forward


April 24, 2017
| April 24, 2017

A strong start to 2017 has carried gold prices northward by almost 10% YTD, and recent positive technical results have […]


Coro Mining Fast Tracks Copper Projects


April 24, 2017
| April 24, 2017

Finally, in the last quarter of the 2016, copper found its footing. The red metal has spent the last five […]


Massive Cash Injection for Anticipated Rare Earth Development


April 20, 2017
| April 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

A record-breaking quantity of essential rare earth elements (REEs) has inspired massive investment in Arafura Resources Ltd. (ASX: ARU) (“Arafura”) […]


Expect ‘explosive growth’ from the guys at Grosso and Golden Arrow


April 20, 2017
| April 20, 2017

For the willing, cooperation can achieve a great deal in a very short time; a fact currently being expertly demonstrated […]


A lithium trio’s spread of bets proves compelling


April 18, 2017
| April 18, 2017

A pivotal drilling project undertaken by International Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ILC)(“International Lithium”) last winter has revealed what the company long […]