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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.

116 InvestorIntel Articles By Lara Smith

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NextSource Materials’ Modular Graphite Game Plan


May 26, 2017
| May 26, 2017

With positive results from their detailed engineering study in hand, NextSource Materials Inc. (TSX: NEXT | OTCQB: NSRC) (“NextSource”) have […]


Ultra Lithium scores a hat trick


May 26, 2017
| May 26, 2017

One of the most telling considerations regarding a new discovery is whether it is close to an existing producer with […]


Crunch Time on Avalon’s Lithium Potential


May 24, 2017
| May 24, 2017

Any day now, Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX:AVL | OTCQX:AVLNF) (“Avalon”) will be completing a drill project that should considerably […]


HPQ Rocks the Silicon Boat


May 16, 2017
| May 16, 2017 | 2 Comments

As the world pushes ever onward with its sustainable energy goals, the demand for precursor materials continues to climb. Government […]


Cobalt Supply Chain Transparency, Auditability and Trust Using Blockchain Technology


May 16, 2017
| May 16, 2017 | 6 Comments

This week Core Consultants will be presenting at the upcoming Cobalt Development Institute Conference (CDI) in Morocco, which is the […]


TerraX- An Unstoppable Force in the Gold Sector


May 12, 2017
| May 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

I’ve lauded the virtues of gold in previous posts in the light of political instability globally. Therefore, I see the […]