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Lara Smith

About Lara Smith

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. Having been an analyst for over a decade, 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 Managing Director 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.

136 InvestorIntel Articles By Lara Smith

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2017 – The Year of Alkane Resources


July 20, 2017
| July 20, 2017

A little while ago, I wrote an article that claimed 2017 would be an incredible year for renowned Australian multi-commodity […]


A feasibility stage funded lithium deposit ranks “very high” on analyst list “likely to make it”


July 18, 2017
| July 18, 2017

Putting together a mining operation is a long and complex endeavour, the success of which rests on a multitude of […]


Canadian Metals ready for the photovoltaic boom


July 17, 2017
| July 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

For a junior miner, the stage at which diamond drill projects begin to formally define a resource is critical. If […]


Peak positioned to capitalize on explosive EV marketplace over next decade


July 14, 2017
| July 14, 2017 | 5 Comments

The electric vehicle (EV) market is beginning to move far quicker than many first anticipated, and the shift is strongly […]


Resurging Commodity Markets? Part 1: Vanadium


July 13, 2017
| July 13, 2017

The headline “commodity prices at lowest point since financial crisis” may have been publishable for the majority of the past […]


Feasibility Study results position NioCorp “shares to head skyward”


July 12, 2017
| July 12, 2017

NioCorp Developments Ltd. (TSX: NB | OTCQX: NIOBF) (“NioCorp”) released a positive feasibility study for its Elk Creek project in […]