Category Archives: Gold Mining Stocks


Silver Supply May Be At-Risk

April 25th, 2017 by

Supply and demand are the essence of any market, and the precious metals are not excepted from this fact. This principle is particularly true of silver, however. More so than even gold, which has tremendous existing stockpiles that are frequently remelted (and endlessly loaned out), the price of silver is sensitive to disruptions in the mining industry.

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The New Yukon Gold Rush

April 20th, 2017 by

Things are booming once again in the Yukon. From 1897-1900, the Yukon Territory was the site of one of the most famous gold rushes in history. One hundred and twenty years later, rich strikes by junior gold mining companies in the Yukon have revealed that some of the largest gold deposits in the world. This […]

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Importance of Gold Mining in America’s Founding

March 22nd, 2017 by

Most of our history books in the U.S. explain the colonization of North America primarily through the prism of religious freedom. There are good, compelling reasons why: The motivation to establish a society with protections of religious tolerance no doubt informs the country’s long-standing doctrines of pluralism and separation of Church & State. While it’s also true […]


The World’s Top Silver Producing Countries

March 21st, 2017 by

According to the US Geological Survey (USGS),  global silver production totaled 26,800 metric tons in 2016. Fully 80% of the world’s silver was produced by only nine countries: Mexico, Peru, China, Chile, Australia, Poland, Russia, Bolivia, and the United States.

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Prospects Brighten for Major Gold Miners

March 7th, 2017 by

From the time that gold prices dropped following the U.S. elections to their recent lows under $1,200/oz, gold mining companies saw a promising year end on a sour note in 2016. Many of the industry’s biggest players have staged major turnarounds to start this year, however.


Klondex Gets Gold Where Others Can’t

February 20th, 2017 by

Canadian junior gold miner Klondex has transformed itself into a leader in narrow vein gold mining over the last five years. The company’s specialty is now buying failed mines from creditors, then returning them to profitability using that narrow vein expertise. This focus has seen the company rise from the bottom of the junior mining […]

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Egyptian Gold Mining Eyes Rebound

February 6th, 2017 by

For the most part, the world’s most valuable gold deposits have all been tapped already. They are currently being exploited, or development on a new project has already begun. Yet one of the planet’s traditional sources for gold mining, Egypt, has largely deterred large-scale gold mining due to burdensome government policies. Now, however, the Egyptian […]

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Back To The Future For Gold Majors

January 10th, 2017 by

Have sprawling precious metals conglomerates become too unwieldy and inefficient to provide stakeholders with the best value possible? Former McEwan Mining president Ian Ball thinks so. He advocates a “back to the future” approach to precious metals mining that boils down to a single phrase: “One company, one mine”.


Gold Mining In Decline?

December 27th, 2016 by

Just like other commodities and natural resources, the amount of gold that can be mined out of the ground each year is finite. Advancement in technology over the long stretch of human history has allowed us to dramatically increase how much of the precious metal we extract. However, there are signs that society may finally […]


Zimbabwe Plays Politics With Gold Mine

December 22nd, 2016 by

Metallon Corp. is the largest gold miner in Zimbabwe. It operates the Redwing mine in the city of Mutare, which finally came back online last November after sitting idle for the previous eight years. The firm recently approved a noble initiative as Redwing boosts its output: allocating mining claims to small, artisanal miners in the […]


Year-End Mining Update

November 25th, 2016 by

As 2016 nears the end of the year, it’s a good opportunity to review some of the recent headlines in the precious metals mining sector.

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Ghana Opens Second-largest Gold Refinery in Africa

November 19th, 2016 by

The West African nation Ghana is known as one of the top gold-producing countries in the world. From the most recent data, it ranks as #10 on the planet, and is second in the continent of Africa behind only South Africa. On an annual basis, the national gold output of Ghana is consistently above 90 […]

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New Tech Treats Mine Waste With CO2

November 8th, 2016 by

Mining operations not only create dangerous waste products, the emissions from their on-site power plants pump large amounts of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses into the air. One company in Canada is developing a promising new technology that will combat both types of pollution at the same time, and save money while doing it.

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Gold ETFs See Fresh Demand

November 2nd, 2016 by

Safe havens have again gotten a great deal of attention on the financial markets as we approach the bitter end of the 2016 presidential race.

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McEwen Mining Guns for S&P 500

October 31st, 2016 by

McEwen Mining (MUX) is one of the more prominent firms in the junior miners sphere. The company has operations mining for precious metals and (to a lesser extent) other base metals in Mexico, the U.S., and Argentina. It boasts a market capitalization of about $1 billion, making it more of a “small cap” company. Stocks […]


Avocet Mining Hit by Gold Seizure

October 29th, 2016 by

As a gold mining company, the last thing you want to happen is for someone to seize your gold and threaten nonpayment. Forget having the authorities garnish your wages—imagine having them garnish your gold!

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Mixed News for Randgold (GOLD)

October 11th, 2016 by

Randgold Resources Ltd. (GOLD) is among Africa’s largest gold mining companies, operating primarily in the western and central regions of the continent. Its common stock is also widely traded, averaging more than 1 million shares changing hands per day.


Zama Zama Crisis In South Africa

September 20th, 2016 by

Crippling unemployment in South Africa has driven untold thousands of illegal miners to risk their lives underground in disused gold mines, and sometimes even active ones. Called zama zamas, most would rather be anyplace else than deep underground in dangerous, hand-dug mine shafts. But with an unemployment rate of over 26% and youth unemployment over […]


News from the Gold Mining Sector

September 20th, 2016 by

After a torrid first half of the year that saw gold mining stocks outpace virtually every other sector or industry, the third quarter has been rather quiet for miners both large and small. The sluggish gold price is partly to blame for the lack of news coming from gold miners.