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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”. 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.

77 InvestorIntel Articles By Lara Smith

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eCobalt Locked & Loaded


February 21, 2017
| February 21, 2017

The Idaho Cobalt project, wholly owned by Vancouver-based eCobalt Solutions Inc. (TSX: ECS | OTCQB: ECSIF) (“eCobalt”), is set to […]


Largo Successfully Extends Debt Facilities After Record-Breaking December


February 17, 2017
| February 17, 2017

Respected Vanadium producer, Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX: LGO | OTCQB: LGORF) (“Largo”), smashed its own production record in December, just […]


A Critical Elements Rally?


February 16, 2017
| February 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

A few years back, Goldman Sachs called lithium “the new gasoline”, and InvestorIntel has always stuck by the rare earth […]


Lithium Australia in the great global lithium race


February 15, 2017
| February 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lithium Australia NL (ASX: LIT) (“Lithium Australia” or “LIT”) is perhaps one of the busier entities in the great global […]


Neo Lithium: On-track to join the ever-growing ranks of producing juniors


February 13, 2017
| February 13, 2017

Lithium has unquestioningly become a critical material, and the industry has really come into its own over the last few […]


The Search for North American Rare Earths


February 10, 2017
| February 10, 2017 | 24 Comments

Since the last update we provided on Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY) (“Search Minerals” or “Search”), big steps have been […]