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Richard Poulden, Executive Chairman of Wishbone Gold plc, an I2M client, reports that China has a plan and massive investment in gold is part of it. Thus keeping an exposure to gold in a stock portfolio makes extremely good sense. So what is the best way to gain exposure to gold? Louis James, the Senior Metals Investment Strategist at the world renowned Casey Research suggests that while they are convinced that buying gold and silver right now will provide handsome rewards, much more money could be made by investing in companies that mine these precious metals. For investors with an appetite f... More →
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Andrew Watson opines that in his article called - Grasberg Part 1 - he discussed the social and cultural aspects of the Grasberg deposit and outlined its long and fascinating history. In this article he summarizes the geology of this deposit.

The first striking fact is how young the deposit is. The mountain spine of New Guinea formed in the Middle Miocene and is less than 12 Million years old. The deposit itself is 3 million years old. He suggests that porphyry copper deposits generally form at 3-4 kilometers ( about 2 miles) at depth, which implies some 3,000-4,000 meters of erosio... More →
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Kristie Batten reports that the gold price slipped below $US1,100 an ounce on Friday after U.S. job figures were better-than-expected. October was the best month of job growth for the recovering U.S. economy, adding 271,000 non-farm jobs.

The unemployment rate dropped from 5.1% to 5%, the lowest level since February 2008. The strong result all but guarantees a December interest rate rise, with ANZ Research saying that the markets are now pricing in close to a 70% chance of a hike next month. Of course, all of that is bad for gold and it showed in the price reaction. Comex gold for D... More →
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Charlotte McLeod reports that yet despite its popularity, the gold price is currently languishing well below its 2011 peak of nearly $1,900 per ounce. It took a steep dive midway through 2013, reaching about the $1,250 mark, and then dropped below $1,200 at the start of 2014. Since then, it has continued to fall, and in November 2015 was trading just below $1,100.

Many initially expected the the lower gold price to lead to mine closures. However, as yet most gold producers have opted to cut costs rather than shut down their operations entirely.

Miners have taken diverse a... More →
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Source Exploration Corp. is exploring the Las Minas project, located about 270 kilometers east of Mexico City. The project can be accessed through a paved highway, with hydro-electric power and water on-site. Las Minas is comprised of six mineral concessions covering about 1,616 hectares in the historic Las Minas mining district, which is host to one of the largest underexplored gold-silver and copper skarn systems known in Mexico.

Mineralization at Las Minas and its association with magnetite are similar to the deposits at the GoldcorpLos Filos and Torex Gold Morelos, where miner... More →
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Peter Byrne, of The Gold Report, states that Redstar Gold Corp. has locked down a district-scale, high-grade gold property off the coast of Alaska. In an interview with The Gold Report, Redstar CEO Ken Booth reveals the secrets of the Unga Project ... high-grade gold in the ground. Redstar has a focused plan to keep drilling the mineralized property. Booth is looking to add weight to the roster of stockholders and institutional partners.

Interview with KB - The Gold Report - Why should investors buy stock in junior gold explorers in today's price environment?

Ken Booth - ... More →
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Dylan Breslin blogs that according to a CNBC.com (Jan. 15, 2013) article, gold that belongs to the U.S. is held at Fort Knox. The New York Fed holds gold that has been deposited by other countries for safe keeping. During the Cold War, Germany moved much of its gold to New York in case the USSR invaded Germany.

There is approximately 1,536 tons of German gold held by the Federal Reserve in New York. In 2013, the Bundesbank, the German central bank, announced it planned to repatriate some of its gold holdings from the New York Federal Reserve and the Bank of France. The Bundesbank i... More →
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Useful site for gold, silver, and other metal market prices and associated information on mining and production.
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Charlotte McLeod provides a collection of articles from Gold Investing News looking at the gold price forecast, including the following articles ...

What You Need to Know About the Gold Price Today

What Country has the Highest Gold Production in World?

Junior Gold Stocks List 2015: The Vancouver Stock Top Performers

Best Gold Stocks 2015: The Toronto Stock Top Performers

Gold Outlook 2016: Analysts Calling for Sub-$1,000 Gold?
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Money managers Doug Loud and Jeff Mosseri of Greystone Asset Management LLC. have some simple advice for gold investors: Relax. Supply and demand will reassert its reign quite soon, and, when that time comes, both gold and gold equities will appreciate quickly and significantly from their current levels. In this interview with The Gold Report, they highlight several producers and explorers with the management, cash and projects needed to spring forward when the market turns.

The Gold Report- The gold sector entered full-blown panic mode in July with the Bloomberg analysts forecastin... More →
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A review of current reports on gold exploration and development in the U.S. and around the world. Provides gold prices and speculations about the future, possible mergers, acquisitions, and troubled operations.
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This is a video progress report dated October, 2015 on the Intergroup Mining Brilliant Brumby and The Worm Prospects located west of Charters Towers in north Queensland, Australia. Turn on speakers for audio.

I2M is an independent consultant to Intergroup Mining, Australia.

A N-43-101 report has been completed by I2M on the original properties in 2011 and a review of the yearly drilling program was submitted in 2014.

For 2014 report of field results, see http://www.igmining.com/video.html


For additional information, see http://igmining.com/... More →
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Dylan Breslin reports that for investment purposes, mineral exploration companies are often divided into two categories ... Greenfield and Brownfield exploration stocks. Greenfield Exploration relies on a conceptual idea about where a mineral deposit might be found and how much time and money is required to verify if mineralization is there. This form of exploration is considered the riskiest but also can be the most profitable usually because, in general, there are lower land costs. This is also termed grass-root exploration. Brownfield exploration geologists look for deposits near or adjacen... More →
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There are 5 gold companies that Swiss Asset Manager Florian Siegfried is Watching. When a leading Swiss bank recommends to its clients that they should sell all their gold, AgaNola Asset Manager Florian Siegfried knew the precious metal was preparing for an upswing. He shares five junior mining names that have made smart moves during the down time and are well positioned for an upswing.

Read on ....
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Charlotte McLeod provides a collection of articles from Gold Investing News looking at the gold price, which is currently well below its 2011 peak of nearly $1,900 per ounce. It took a steep dive midway through 2013, reaching about the $1,250 mark, and then dropped below $1,200 at the start of 2014. Since then, it continued to fall, and in January 2016 was trading at about $1,080.

Many initially expected the lower gold price to lead to mine closures; however, as yet most gold producers have opted to cut costs rather than shut down their operations entirely. Miners have taken diverse... More →
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W.C. Pat Shanks III, et al., report that Volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits, also known as volcanic-hosted massive sulfide, volcanic-associated massive sulfide, or seafloor massive sulfide deposits, are important sources of copper, zinc, lead, gold, and silver (Cu, Zn, Pb, Au, and Ag). These deposits form at or near the seafloor where circulating hydrothermal fluids driven by magmatic heat are quenched through mixing with bottom waters or porewaters in near-seafloor lithologies. Massive sulfide lenses vary widely in shape and size and may be podlike or sheetlike. They are generally st... More →
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In 2004, Nevada Exploration (NGE) began a reconnaissance groundwater chemistry exploration program across Nevada to identify new gold exploration targets. Because there were no established procedures for collecting and analyzing groundwater samples for mineral exploration, nor existing software for spatial groundwater chemistry data collection and analysis, NGE developed new sampling procedures and custom software.

NGE has now collected more than 3,000 samples from springs, wells, windmills, and other available sources of groundwater. To prioritize sampling in areas of geologic in... More →
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Eric Lemann blogs that gold reserves will likely be exhausted in 20 years. The same is for zinc and diamonds. Nickel, cooper and platinum ... in 40 years. This is what analysts tell us regarding known world mines. According to Eugene King, European metals and mining analyst at Goldman Sachs, the concentration of precious metals in the Earth crust is extremely low, and the number of potential rich mines is really small.

Right after Goldman Sachs announcement, Goldcorp presented the results of a research by which world production of gold will reach a peak amount in 2015, but by 2022 i... More →
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In 2014, global gold production increased by 2 per cent from the previous year, according to a January 2015 U.S. Geological Survey report.

While China kept its place as the single-largest producer of gold, it was certainly not the only country to contribute to the 2014 growth. Production increases took place in that country, as well as several others, including Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic and Russia. This swelling of production outweighed some of the dips that other countries experienced, such as Peru, Tanzania, South Africa and the U.S.

Here are the top g... More →
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A recent study by Metals Economics Group (MEG) shows that between 1997 and 2011, a total of 99 new gold discoveries, each containing at least 2 million oz of gold, were made. The report, "Strategies for Gold Reserves Replacement: The Costs of Finding and Acquiring Gold", says that by the end of 2011, these same deposits contained 743 million oz of gold in reserves, resources, and past production. The Americas hold the greatest share of gold in these discoveries, not surprisingly, according to MEG, as the Americas have accounted for more than half the industry's discovery-orientated g... More →
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Wishbone Gold Plc, is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, symbol WSBN. It is an exploration and acquisition company focused on identifying and developing precious metal assets.

The founder and Executive Chairman, Richard Poulden, has a proven track record in creating substantial shareholder value in the resources sector as demonstrated by his stewardship of Sirius Minerals Plc into a substantial global potash company with a market capitalization of over US$200 million. Collectively, the board has a wealth of experience in numerous sectors including healthcare, ret... More →
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As the Cyprus drama and other macro events play out and distort normal macro economic signals to varying degrees in the short term, let's review the 'real price' of counter-cyclical gold vs. the cyclical industrial metals.

Au-GYX bottomed hard in February, MACD sported a positive divergence and now the ratio has turned up hard, despite the economic growth signs in the U.S. Global growth, especially in materials-intensive China has decelerated.

Regardless, the Cyprus hysteria has driven the ratio up to an over bought level at the SMA 200, which is a logical area for a pull... More →
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Publicly traded gold companies offer investors a quick non-GAAP formula to give investors a glimpse at their costs per ounce called "cash costs." This measure may vary slightly from company to company (it is non-GAAP after all) but it is generally their "mining costs" (cost to operate their mines, process the ore, pay miners, etc.) divided by the amount of gold equivalent ounces produced.

But unfortunately this measure is misleading, and selectively reports some costs and ignores other, which ends up not giving investors a true picture into the cost it takes to p... More →
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Gravity and magnetic geophysical methods are passive. They rely on no controlled sources but seek out naturally occurring variations in the earths gravity and magnetic fields. For this reason, some military uses of these surveys have long included quiet detection of submarines and volatile unexploded munitions. Metamorphosed, igneous and polydeformed rocks, which are common subjects of mineral exploration, can be far more complicated than the stratified rocks examined in the search for oil and gas. Hard-rock geology presents an explorer with a mind-boggling array of lithologic, metamorphic and... More →
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The World Gold Council is the market development organization for the gold industry. With our unique insight into the global gold market, we see unrealised potential for gold across society and intervene to create new possibilities. Working with world-class organisations across the supply chain, we stimulate demand, develop innovative uses of gold and take new products to market. As the global authority on gold, we offer comprehensive analysis of the industry, giving decision makers unparalleled information and insight into the drivers of gold demand.... More →
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