Here's the most important take-away for investors and analysts: A mining company's value is ultimately determined by its proven and probable mineral reserves, not the gross amount of 'resources' they claim to have discovered.
All in all, it gave a great overview on many key commodities and precious metals that are in long term bull markets. There are few sure things in life, but one for me is that I will be attending the next Hard Asset Investment Conference in New York.
After booming earlier in the decade, busting in 2007 into 2008 and being flat and out of favor until early this year, uranium is now the 'Next Big Thing,' attendees at the San Francisco Hard Assets Investment Conference 2010 have been told.
With silver having drawn quite a bit of investor interest of late, we thought it might be timely to consider taking a detailed look under the market's 'hood' in order to better understand this metal's own supply/demand dynamics.
The economic circumstances resulting from a breakdown of the system would not be pleasant says the Deliberations on World Markets writer Ian McAvity in an interview updating his big-picture expectations.
New mining companies looking to benefit from the skyrocketing gold price are popping all over, which could put you on the road to riches instead of the road to ruin. The Exploration Insights Writer comments on economic viability versus geology.