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Gold’s Future Path Looks Distinctly Rocky

RANJEETHA PAKIAM on BLOOMBERG MARKETS | 14 November 2017 “Gold may be set on a perilous path as central banks withdraw the liquidity punch bowl that has driven stock markets to record highs. As a world recovery gathers pace, the Federal Reserve is shrinking its balance sheet and raising interest rates, while the European Central […]

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Gold demand falls to 8yr low in Q3

NATASHA ODENDAAL on MINING WEEKLY | 9 November 2017 “Global gold demand fell to an eight-year low in the third quarter of this year, following a “softer quarter” of demand in the jewellery sector and significantly lower inflows into exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the latest data from the World Gold Council (WGC) shows. The ‘Gold Demand […]

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Japan First to Test-Mine Hydrothermal Deposit

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) confirmed in late September that an effort to extract zinc and other metals from a hydrothermal deposit has been successful. The test, conducted in 1,600 m of water off Okinawa, is the world’s first successful mining and […]

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Why the Ocean is the Next Frontier for a Gold Miner

ZAYAN GUEDIM on EDGY LABS | 10 July 2017 “With the increasing global demand for metals and minerals, many land-based deposits are being depleted or are being exploited at an increasingly intensive pace to meet an ever-increasing demand.  Seabed contains large quantities of metals and minerals. Land-based deposits of similar composition have been exhausted on […]

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Subsea mining moves closer to shore

HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR OCEAN RESEARCH KIEL (GEOMAR) | 9 February 2017 The demand for raw materials is rising continuously, forcing mining companies to use lower-grade ores and to explore at greater depths. This could lead to a decline in production in the coming decades. Many industrialized economies also depend on imports of metals for their […]

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