Mining

Global Silver Mining Industry Productivity Falls To The Lowest In History

After the Primary Silver Mining Industry enjoyed a brief increase in productivity over the past two years, it fell to the lowest ever in 2016.  The reason the primary silver mining industry’saverage yield increased in 2014 was due to the addition of Tahoe Resources high-grade Escobal Silver Mine. Tahoe’s Escobal Silver Mine’s average yield in…

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Huge Decline In Peru’s Silver Production Suggests Future Supply At Risk

The Peru Ministry of Energy and Mining just released their silver production data for February, and it was a whopper to the downside.  Actually, I was quite surprised to see how much Peru’s silver production declined versus the same month last year.  Also, Peru’s gold February production took a similar big hit. According to the…

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Silver Market Poised For Big Reversal When Institutional Investors Move In

The Silver Market is going to experience a big reversal when the Hedge Funds and Institutional investors rotate out of highly inflated stocks and into precious metals investments.  This is not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.  And the when, could be much sooner than we expect due to the huge problems…

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Peru’s Silver Production Surged Early In 2016, Then Suffered Double-Digit Decline in December

While Peru’s silver production surged in the beginning of 2016, it experienced a double-digit decline in December versus the same month last year.  Peru is the second largest silver producing country in the world, trailing Mexico by approximately 40 million oz, but now leading third-ranked China by a wide margin. Peru started off 2016 with…

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The Gold-Silver Ratio Explained Like Never Before

While there have been countless articles written about the Gold-Silver Ratio, they did not include the information that will be provided in this article.  Most of the information or analysis on the gold-silver ratio has been based on its “price ratio” and little else. Unfortunately, price ratios are only a small part of the overall…

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Future Silver Supply Will Be More Vulnerable Than Other Metals

There has been a lot of discussion on the remaining global supply of certain precious metals on the alternative media.  I continue to read articles that state there are only ten years worth of silver remaining.  Unfortunately, many of these figures are inaccurate.  So, I thought I would provide an update based on recent USGS…

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Market Intervention Crushed Profit Margins At Largest Primary Silver Mining Producer

The profit margin trend at the world’s largest primary silver mining company has experienced a rapid decline over the past several years.  Fresnillo PLC in Mexico, is the largest primary silver mining company in the world.  Last year, Fresnillo PLC produced 47 million of silver and 762,000 oz of gold. For all their hard work,…

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