Wednesday , July 27 2016
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2016 PDAC Special Part 2

Z Hut

2016 PDAC Special: this is the second half of a chapter from my book “The Last Great Adventure, Part One”, (a work in progress). When the book finally gets published the profits will go to the Baca Ortiz Hospital for Children in Quito. One day I got a phone call …

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2016 PDAC Special Part 1

Keith and Parrot

This is the first half of a chapter from my book “The Last Great Adventure, Part One”, (a work in progress). The second half will follow in the next few days. In 1998 I was in Caracas, Venezuela, a partner in a gold and diamond venture with a group of …

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Hyperinflation Yes, But Not Where We Expected

Hyperinflation

Up, up and away…my beautiful, my beautiful balloon! For the many disciples of Austrian Economics who read this Blog, yes I feel as cheated, bamboozled and perplexed about the prices of gold and silver than any of you. Everything is topsy-turvy. On the back of the greatest coordinated money creation …

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What I’ve been up to

what.ive.bee.up.to

Several readers have asked me, “Where have you been for nine years?” The short answer, “Hey, I’ve been busy!” Someone asked if I’d been in “suspended animation…..another (jokingly I hope) said, “I thought you’d died.” As Mark Twain put it, “Rumours of my death are premature.” Well, to focus on …

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Premature Burial

Newpumpkin2

I thought it only fitting in honour of Hallowe’en to provoke a little discussion on The Dead, Zombies, and those Prematurely Declared Dead. My subject is the Junior Mining Sector. But I’m not going to be too ghoulish and hopefully not too pessimistic. Sadly, the damage has already been done …

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Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom Restaurant

Denver is the home of the United States Geological Survey and a popular watering hole for geologists for many years has been the Rock Bottom Pub. Maybe it’s the micro-brews many geos I know are partial to; maybe it’s the word “Rock”, or the tongue-in-cheek that once you’ve crossed the …

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Codswallop!

US Capitol Building

The following is for the gold bugs – succinct and to the point:   Some people would assert that if governments were prepared to accept monetary discipline there would be no need for gold, but this is rather like the statement that if there were no sin there would be …

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Nuclear is New (Again) Part 2

Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station

“There are no easy choices. Easy choices are long gone.” Alan Greenspan, on the Deficit 03/11/05 We have seen a considerable number of new junior companies created in the last year to take advantage of the resurgence in uranium and nuclear interest. But will these new juniors significantly add to …

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Nuclear is New (Again) Part 1

Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station

When gold argues the cause, eloquence is impotent. Publicus Syrus, 1st Century BC This following has nothing to do with mining, but it struck a chord with me and will I suspect with many readers… “Behind the success of plausible denial [in accounting] is an already longstanding North American disconnection …

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