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SEC New Moral Watchdog Role Poses Hardship for Companies, People

In 2010, as mandated by the then newly enacted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission created a new rule requiring that all companies under SEC regulation report whether their products contain minerals mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or certain adjoining countries. The measure […]

Declining Ore Grades, Mine Slowdowns Add Up to Gold Supply Squeeze

As happened decades ago, a drop in gold prices is having an impact on production. One key factor—difficult, if not impossible—to reverse is a steady decline in ore grade. With consumer gold demand soaring to an all-time high in 2013, the drop in production points to a growing supply shortage and ultimately rising prices. In […]

‘Crime of ’73’ Predicted ‘New Normal’ of Currency Debasement

“I am sure that the power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas.”  — John Maynard Keynes A rare sentiment of Keynes with which broad agreement can be found, and in our discovery of what became known as the Crime of ’73, distinction can be drawn between winning battles […]

Drought-Dried Streams Attract Amateur Gold Prospectors Hoping for Bonanza

As California and other Western U.S. states face what is shaping up to be the worst drought in 500 years, some latter-day prospectors see a “golden lining” in the record-low river and stream levels of historic Gold Rush country. But entertaining as it may be to try one’s luck at panning for gold like the […]

Drought-Dried Streams Attract Amateur Gold Prospectors Hoping for Bonanza

As California and other Western States face what is shaping up to be the worst drought in 500 years, some latter-day prospectors see a “golden lining” in the record-low river and stream levels of historic Gold Rush country. But entertaining as it may be to try one’s luck at panning for gold like the prospectors […]

X-Ray Detectors Promise More Gold, Less Waste

Exciting new technology developed by Australian researchers uses high-powered x-rays, similar to those used for medical treatment, to find tiny particles of gold in ore samples. Once fully implemented, the new process could alleviate much of the gold currently discarded because it is too minute to find. It’s a technology whose value would increase exponentially […]

The Trade: Oil for Gold

Just after the president met with Lloyd and Jamie (the CEOs of Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, respectively) on April 11, the stock market tanked alongside commodities, the volatility of Japanese government bond prices went through the roof, and paper gold futures traded far lower—in a hurry. read more

Miners High-Risk Despite Modern Gold Rush

Just east of Sacramento and right on the edge of the Sierra Nevada mountains lies a seemingly bucolic area that was, in the 1840s, the hub of the California Gold Rush. Today, more than 150 years later, this same region is beginning to experience a mining renaissance. Is it possible that California will experience a […]

Hugh Hendry Eclectica Asset Management on Gold

In the past we have written about gold and silver mining stocks, but in this fresh clip from today’s Buttonwood Gathering, asset manager Hugh Hendry of Eclectica explains his position on the miners, gold itself, and the more broad situations of China, Japan, the U.S., and the E.U. A refreshing and logical thinker, Hendry was […]

UPDATE: 12,000 Gold Fields workers go on wildcat strike, no ties to AMCU

mineweb.com / by Geoff Candy / August 31, 2012 GRONINGEN (MINEWEB) – Approximately 12,000 employees at Gold Fields’ KDC East mine embarked on an illegal strike on Wednesday night, the gold miner announced on Friday. In an emailed statement, the gold miner said, to date, two night shifts and two day shifts (including Friday) have been […]