Writing It All Off After The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
August 2018 by Mark E. Battersby
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.
As noted above, the “Ring of Fire” is an area of great potential mineral wealth located in the far northern Ontario Province of Canada. Many companies have sent in exploration and development teams…
…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.
Next, all of silver’s chart action since mid-2011 has taken place under a declining trend line (dotted line), which has held for more than four years. Any trendline of that duration must be taken seriously.
The extensive cost reductions now being put in place are not just a short-term reaction to the recent drop in gold prices...
A matter of some serious concern has developed in the relationship between the prices for gold and silver and the performance of mining share averages.
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