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Year in Review 2023 and Outlook for 2024

January 04, 2024

The past year was a difficult one overall for the metals, with the main standouts to the upside being a geopolitical risk-driven gain in gold, a China-driven rise in iron ore and a surge in uranium on broadening global support for nuclear power (Figure 1). A jump in global interest rates to near two-decade highs saw recession fears persist all year, and while one still did not actually eru...Read More

Year in Review 2022 and Outlook for 2023

January 2023

This year the post-global health crisis boom was brought to an end by a surge in inflation to forty-year highs, a major rise in global interest rates in an attempt to curb the rising prices and surging geopolitical risk after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. While precious metals held up reasonably well as markets turned to them as a risk hedge, by Q2/22 the higher interest rates put an end t...Read More

Chile: The Heart of Global Copper

October 2021

Chile is the world leader in copper production, at 28.5% of the total in 2020, and this looks set to continue, with the country having the largest global reserves, at 23.0% of total. It is also the global leader for molybdenum, which is often found along with copper, and is a major lithium player, holding 51.1% of global reserves. Read More

Newfoundland Gold

June 2021

Newfoundland has become a gold exploration hotspot over the past few years, with the sector seeing some of its strongest activity ever. While the province remains a small contributor to Canadian gold production, it has a substantial mineral industry well supported by the government, focused on iron ore, copper and nickel, and the surge in exploration suggests that gold output from the...Read More

Nevada Gold Mining and Canadian Juniors

April 2021

Nevada is the core of the U.S. gold output, accounting for by far the majority, at 75.4% on average for the past year. The state looks set to remain a dominant player in U.S. gold, as it accounts for 49% of total U.S. reserves, with Alaska slightly ahead with 51% of reserves, but just 8.6% of current production. The U.S. accounts for 6.1% of global gold output, making Nevada one of the largest gol...Read More

An Overview of the Golden Triangle

July 2020

The Golden Triangle in northwestern British Columbia has historically been a major site of Canadian gold production, beginning as early as the mid 1800s. There was a wave of production in the 1990s which cooled as the gold price declined, but larger scale production resumed in 2017, and the area has seen surging exploration interest over the past year, given that the region has some of the largest...Read More

An Overview of Quebec Gold Mining

April 2020

In this report we outline the Quebec gold mining industry, including its major producers, and a survey of many of the junior miners focused on the province. Quebec accounts for 34% of Canadian gold production (second to Ontario, with 44%) and remains a major focus for both producers and junior miners.Read More

An Overview of the Red Lake Mining District

January, 2020

Red Lake has been one of the most prolific gold mining districts in Canada and the world, with exploration having started in the 1920s, and production, which began in the 1930s, continuing to the present day. The district is known for the high grade of its gold, its infrastructure, and strong institutional support, given the long history of mining in the area.Read More

Gold: Glittering Choice Whether Interest Rates Go Up or Down

May 19, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

The Federal Reserve may be eying its next rate hike as soon as this summer. Evidence of a possible June rate hike came Wednesday when minutes from the Fed’s April meeting gave a more upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy. “Most participants judged that if incoming data were consistent with economic growth picking up in the second quarter…then it likely would be appropriate for th...Read More

Is the Real Brexit Plan to Create a Closer European Union Without Britain?

May 19, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Germany Is Very, Very Tired ... The overriding worry is that a vicious cycle has begun: As Germany gets ever more frustrated with Europe's inability to change, it gets ever less likely to lead, so the change it wants becomes ever less likely to happen. If Britain were to opt to leave and other countries threatened to hold referendums, then even the cautious Merkel might be forced to seize the mome...Read More

Zika and Superbugs: Is There Real Cause for Alarm?

May 19, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Zika virus could spread to Europe in coming months, says WHO ... The Zika virus is expected to spread in Europe within the next few months, the World Health Organisation has said, although it has classified the risk of an outbreak at low to moderate ... WHO Europe, which made the assessment, said the risk should not be underestimated. -GuardianWe've avoided writing about health catastrophes for...Read More

Supreme Court Decision Celebrated by Lovers of Big Government

May 19, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

The Government Just Got More Powerful. (And That’s a Good Thing.) … Here's the most important legal principle that you've probably never heard of: If a regulation issued by a government agency turns out to be ambiguous, the agency, not the court, gets to resolve the ambiguity. It's called the Auer principle, after the 1997 Supreme Court decision that established it. ... Few people have...Read More

Gold: Glittering Choice Whether Interest Rates Go Up or Down

May 19, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

The Federal Reserve may be eying its next rate hike as soon as this summer. Evidence of a possible June rate hike came Wednesday when minutes from the Fed’s April meeting gave a more upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy. “Most participants judged that if incoming data were consistent with economic growth picking up in the second quarter…then it likely would be appropriate for th...Read More

Is the Real Brexit Plan to Create a Closer European Union Without Britain?

May 19, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Germany Is Very, Very Tired ... The overriding worry is that a vicious cycle has begun: As Germany gets ever more frustrated with Europe's inability to change, it gets ever less likely to lead, so the change it wants becomes ever less likely to happen. If Britain were to opt to leave and other countries threatened to hold referendums, then even the cautious Merkel might be forced to seize the mome...Read More

Zika and Superbugs: Is There Real Cause for Alarm?

May 19, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Zika virus could spread to Europe in coming months, says WHO ... The Zika virus is expected to spread in Europe within the next few months, the World Health Organisation has said, although it has classified the risk of an outbreak at low to moderate ... WHO Europe, which made the assessment, said the risk should not be underestimated. -GuardianWe've avoided writing about health catastrophes for...Read More

Why People Don’t Believe in Science

May 18, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

In November the magazine published an issue devoted to climate change. Susan Goldberg, editor since 2015, says that afterward she received a congratulatory note from [Rupert] Murdoch, saying he'd "gathered his family around" to read through the important issue. She says he's made only one editorial suggestion to her. "James is an environmentalist," Goldberg says. "He said, 'I wish we could do more...Read More

The Pentagon Is Trying (but Failing) to Blame Putin for ISIS

May 18, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Vladimir Putin's America-Friendly Propaganda About Fighting Terror Just Suffered A Big Blow Putin tries to present himself as the best bet against ISIS. In reality, he's helped it thrive. - Huffington PostThe Pentagon is combating reports that the US military-industrial complex, specifically the Pentagon and CIA in concert with allies like Saudi Arabia, created and promoted ISIS.When Russia bega...Read More

What They’re Not Telling You About Homeland Security

May 18, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Here’s Why the TSA Is So Terrible ... Dozens of people were stranded overnight when the long security lines caused people to miss their flights. Nor is this an anomaly. The problem is occurring all around the country at busy airports. - Bloomberg ViewWe've been writing about how Homeland Security is extorting passengers on behalf of the TSA PreCheck program.You can see our articles on t...Read More

Death Threats to FEC Bureaucrat Show How the Internet is Changing Regard for Authority

May 18, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

First Came the Drudge Link. Then the Death Threats. Ann Ravel was a relatively unknown government official, until her words got featured on the Drudge Report. Soon, the trolls were screaming at her to drop dead. – Center for Public IntegrityIn this article, Ms. Ravel, a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC), complains about the lack of civility that she experienced when she s...Read More

Why People Don’t Believe in Science

May 18, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

In November the magazine published an issue devoted to climate change. Susan Goldberg, editor since 2015, says that afterward she received a congratulatory note from [Rupert] Murdoch, saying he'd "gathered his family around" to read through the important issue. She says he's made only one editorial suggestion to her. "James is an environmentalist," Goldberg says. "He said, 'I wish we could do more...Read More

The Pentagon Is Trying (but Failing) to Blame Putin for ISIS

May 18, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Vladimir Putin's America-Friendly Propaganda About Fighting Terror Just Suffered A Big Blow Putin tries to present himself as the best bet against ISIS. In reality, he's helped it thrive. - Huffington PostThe Pentagon is combating reports that the US military-industrial complex, specifically the Pentagon and CIA in concert with allies like Saudi Arabia, created and promoted ISIS.When Russia bega...Read More

What They’re Not Telling You About Homeland Security

May 18, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Here’s Why the TSA Is So Terrible ... Dozens of people were stranded overnight when the long security lines caused people to miss their flights. Nor is this an anomaly. The problem is occurring all around the country at busy airports. - Bloomberg ViewWe've been writing about how Homeland Security is extorting passengers on behalf of the TSA PreCheck program.You can see our articles on t...Read More

Death Threats to FEC Bureaucrat Show How the Internet is Changing Regard for Authority

May 18, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

First Came the Drudge Link. Then the Death Threats. Ann Ravel was a relatively unknown government official, until her words got featured on the Drudge Report. Soon, the trolls were screaming at her to drop dead. – Center for Public IntegrityIn this article, Ms. Ravel, a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC), complains about the lack of civility that she experienced when she s...Read More

Copper price won't lag spiking oil for much longer

May 17, 2016 / www.mining.com

The price of copper in New York was drifting lower on Tuesday with July futures exchanging hands for $2.0870 a pound in late afternoon trade.Last week large scale investors in copper futures like hedge funds made a 138% about turn from bullish positioning, returning to a net short position on the Comex market indicating expectations of lower prices further out.After a brutal couple of weeks of...Read More

Copper purification system to cut shipping costs

May 17, 2016 / www.mining.com

NEW technology to improve the purification process of minerals will allow a major Australian miner to significantly reduce shipping costs.South Australian company OZ Minerals has designed a refining process that allows it to increase the quality of its copper concentrate and exponentially reduce export costs.OZ Minerals' hydromet technology improves the leaching process and purifies copper concent...Read More

Chilean mining powerhouse looks to new options to emerge from global mining slump

May 17, 2016 / www.mining.com

One of the world's mining powerhouses - Chile - says the country has now adopted a proactive stance to reduce foreign investment barriers in its mining sector as it joins a plethora of mining jurisdictions worldwide battling to mitigate the resources downturn.Addressing the first day of the two day Paydirt 2016 Latin America Downunder conference in Perth today, Chile's Vice Minister of Mining, HE...Read More

Propaganda Helps Push More Toward TSA Tracking Program

May 17, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

Five questions about extremely long airport security lines Scott Mayerowitz ... Already faced with lines that snake through terminals out to the curb, fliers are bracing for long waits at security in the busy months of July and August. Some major airports are currently seeing wait times exceeding 90 minutes at peak hours. Here’s a look at the problem and what travelers should expect. -US...Read More

Gun Control Aims to Disarm the People, Not Save Lives

May 17, 2016 / www.thedailybell.com

It’s impossible, in this day and age, to pick up a stranger’s password-protected mobile phone and send a text. It’s easy to steal anyone’s gun and fire away ... So President Barack Obama wants the government to assist in the development of smart-gun technology, which has the potential to reduce the number of preventable deaths. – BloombergObama's is trying to contro...Read More

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