Mineral Exploration On The Rise
June 2018 by Chris Ralph
…2017 was just the first year with a small increase after a huge drop off in exploration activity. It may take many years of future increases to get back to where the activity was in 2012, as projected increases in exploration spending are seen to be slow and steady.
I find it difficult to recall a period when the world has encountered so many simultaneous threats which “should” have driven gold and silver higher, and yet the precious metals markets—so far—have failed to rally to any significant extent.
…this being our January 2021 edition, we offer our forecasts for gold and silver during the coming year. Hint: I hope I am not being overly-optimistic.
The gold from 80 years ago still holds all of its value—it’s the Dollar that has been damaged.
While many prospecting or mining operations don’t have sufficient profits to benefit from accelerated write-offs or even the full 100% “bonus” depreciation write-off, other options can be equally rewarding.
...here in America, another legislative financial crisis was averted as the National Debt limit was extended in January to $16.394 trillion. Only one year ago the authorized debt limit was a “mere” $14.294 trillion.
Gold’s greatest previous bull market took place in 1977-1980 amidst currency instability, and we cannot help but note the similarities between the present and that past era.
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