Why the future money is gold and silver

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A reminder why they always will be sound money and why bitcoin cannot fill that role With bitcoin’s price still rising and expected to rise even more, there has been a growing belief in cryptocurrency circles that it will replace unbacked government currencies when they eventually fail. The assumptions behind this conclusion are naïve, exposing… Read More

How ESG factors impact recruiting in mining

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Rob Tyson, director of Mining International Ltd, who specializes in recruiting top talent through search and select methodology across in the c-suite, management and technical space, offers some insights, in the first of a MINING.com series on employment trends in the industry. Rob Tyson. Image from Mining International Ltd. MDC: How do you see demand… Read More

Marriage of Gold and Cryptocurrencies: A New Future?Stephen Flood

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The debate between relatively new digital cryptocurrencies versus ‘tried and true’ gold has dominated most precious metals related websites. But what if gold and cryptocurrencies were combined? According to a Bloomberg article a NYC Real Estate Mogul, after learning about cryptocurrencies from his son, is putting this concept to work by securing a minimum of… Read More

Odds ‘n’ Sods: Close encounters of the polar bear kind

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Most of the wildlife we come across may be small, but it’s blessed with an unnatural hunger for blood. Midges, blackflies, mosquitoes, horse flies, and moose flies top the list of blood-crazed flying nasties that will torment you — stinging or ripping off chunks of flesh until foaming insanity takes hold. You don’t see them… Read More

Ontario invests $6m in Mine Rescue Program to protect workers

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Details were announced Wednesday by Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, at Workplace Safety North’s 2021 Virtual Mining Health and Safety Conference. “Mining has been the backbone of Northern Ontario’s economy for generations and we owe it to workers to make sure they come home safely to their families every night,” McNaughton… Read More

The Gold Price is Set to Skyrocket Due to InflationStephen Flood

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The Gold Price Will Skyrocket Due to Inflation. In today’s new episode on GoldCore TV, Dave Rusell discusses how #inflation has taken hold of financial markets. The US National debt has surpassed $28 trillion and continues to accelerate even further. Money printing has grown exponentially, commodity prices are rising but as per the Bureau of… Read More

Stock Market Risk-Taking Is Going Parabolic

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The “beta” for long/short equity hedge funds has more than tripled vs the average beta since at least December 2018. Beta is the most common measure of stock or portfolio volatility relative to a broad equity index. Technically, beta is the percentage change in a stock (or fund) for every one percent change in the… Read More

Goldman doubles down: Record-high copper price within a year

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Snowdon doubled down on the investment bank’s view that the mining sector is at the start of a supercycle, citing three factors driving the boom in the broader commodity market: Long-running structural underinvestment in the “old economy”,  including mining, infrastructure and industrial production, new redistribution policies ushered in by covid that target commodity-intensive social needs… Read More

Nickel price falls as China warns on raw material prices

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While we don’t expect to see substantial releases from strategic stockpiles, we do expect amplified rhetoric about the potential to release these in order to send a signal to the market Copper prices declined for a second day in New York but managed to hold just above the pivotal $4.00 a pound ($8,800 a tonne)… Read More

Equinox begins Bermejal underground development

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“Bermejal is an important higher grade expansion project that will increase Los Filos annual production,” Equinox CEO Christian Milau commented in a news release. In addition, Los Filos has signed an updated social collaboration agreement with the Carrizalillo community, which is similar to the previous social collaboration agreement with a term to April 2025 and certain clarified… Read More

Pro-foreign investment Lasso wins Ecuador presidential election

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Lasso also warned he would emphasize the enforcement of environmental protection rules and larger involvement from indigenous communities in deciding projects’ future. Lasso has made public his position to bant open-pit mining nearby water sources, grasslands, moorlands and underground water flows.  The President-elect has made public his position to bant open-pit mining nearby water sources,… Read More

The Early Stage Of Breakouts In Gold, Silver And Mining Stocks

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“Management withheld metal [silver] from sale during the price correction over last two weeks of March and plans to sell the withheld metal inventory in anticipation of a precious metal prices rebound in Q2, 2021” – Endeavor Silver ($EXK) management, Q1 earnings report It’s rare to find a stronger statement of conviction for the price… Read More

Mineral-eating intraterrestrial bacteria may give clues on extraterrestrial life

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Once below-ground, the experts cultivated biofilms on native rocks rich in iron and sulphur-bearing minerals. After six months, the team analyzed the microbial composition and physical characteristics of newly grown biofilms, as well as their distributions using microscopy, spectroscopy and spatial modelling approaches. Extraterrestrial life could exist in subsurface iron and sulphur-rich environments similar to… Read More