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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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I-Minerals’ Crystal-Clear Quartz Rally


April 17, 2017
| April 17, 2017

For a mine, successfully reaching the pilot-plant stage is like SpaceX bringing down a falcon rocket upright for the first […]


Alkane set for an incredible year


April 14, 2017
| April 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

When looking at Alkane Resources Ltd. (ASX: ALK | OTCQX: ANLKY) (“Alkane”), we have often focused on the famous Dubbo […]


Analyst on a “great window” for silicon action


April 11, 2017
| April 11, 2017

I’m always pepped about clever technological solutions that provide a sharp edge in today’s market. Canadian Metals Inc. (CSE: CME) […]


Talga’s Graphene Focus Paying Massive Dividends


April 04, 2017
| April 04, 2017

After generating some of the best graphite results ever seen, Talga Resources Ltd. (ASX: TLG) (“Talga”) have secured deals with […]


CBLT signals an exciting new cobalt sign for Green Swan


March 31, 2017
| March 31, 2017 | 2 Comments

Cobalt is indisputably one of the commodities of the future. It is widely used in Smartphone technology and other Smart […]


Another Galaxy milestone in lithium production


March 30, 2017
| March 30, 2017

Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) (“Galaxy”) has long been a favourite of ours; their assets are robust, their partners strong […]