What to expect from gold in 2016


The World Gold Council just published their review of gold’s performance during 2015, examining the factors that may influence gold in 2016. According to the World Gold Council’s report, the effect that US rates have had on the gold price is overdone and may take a back seat in 2016. Amid expensive stock valuations and high market … Continue reading What to expect from gold in 2016

USGS Tantalum report (just published)


Two years ago I was involved in a very interesting tantalum project in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) – photo gallery here. I have since then followed with attention this metal’s market news (and its idiosyncrasies, being one of the 3TG minerals – subject to control under the conflict minerals framework). USGS just published a … Continue reading USGS Tantalum report (just published)

Responsible sourcing for mining & metals – ICMM


Companies have a shared responsibility for the materials that they produce. Demonstrating value focuses on the two complementary sides of the responsible sourcing debate – sustainable procurement and responsible supply. A client (a small to medium sized operation) recently asked my help to certify the origin of its production in a neighbouring country of DRC. If … Continue reading Responsible sourcing for mining & metals – ICMM

The social and economic impacts of gold mining


World Gold Council just published a new report on the social and economic impacts of gold mining. The report examines the wider footprint of gold mining and its implications for growth and development. To obtain the full report, just click: the-social-and-economic-impacts-of-gold-mining. You may also visit World Gold Council. Key findings Total contribution of over US$171bn to … Continue reading The social and economic impacts of gold mining