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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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Search Heading for the Rare Earth Podium


May 12, 2017
| May 12, 2017

Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY) (“Search”) have received considerable coverage of late. It’s no secret that the rare-earths market is […]


Analyst describes Northern Graphite as a near-producing, lean, capital efficient junior


May 10, 2017
| May 10, 2017

Northern Graphite Corp. (TSXV: NGC | OTCQX: NGPHF) (“Northern Graphite”) is set to start mine construction this year, with the view […]


Analyst on Nemaska Lithium road to production


May 10, 2017
| May 10, 2017

Warren Buffet and Elon Musk were onto the growth of the lithium market before it happened. We consider lithium as […]


Another Great #GOLD Opportunity at Red Lake


May 08, 2017
| May 08, 2017

The most likely place to find our favourite yellow metal is wherever it has been identified previously; Red Lake, Ontario, […]


Lithium results places Alix as one of the “probable success stories of today”


May 05, 2017
| May 05, 2017 | 3 Comments

When you spend more time reading lithium assays than sleeping, a good result really stands out, especially when the data […]


Alset’s Rapid Mexican Lithium Salar Shows Progress


April 28, 2017
| April 28, 2017

Last year, Alset Minerals Corp. (TSXV: ION) (“Alset”) doubled down on its Mexican salars project; a collection of three salt […]