Mining Cost Escalation - Impact?

By: Ian Campbell | Fri, May 11, 2012
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Why Read: This is a good overview of some of the issues facing not just gold miners, but miners generally - all of which, going forward, will impact the share prices of those companies from what they otherwise might be.

Featured Article: A May 9 article speaks to the following issues that are affecting the cost structure of gold (and other) miners:

Commentary: Aside from these issues, investors and traders should also address at least the following things:

Importantly, with respect to available manpower and skilled labour, you ought to read an article titled Crisis in Mining, written by Richard Mills (Ahead of The Herd Blog - reading time 4 minutes). That article discusses:

Mr. Mills considers this labour issue second only to Country Risk (including Nationalism issues) as largest risk faced by the mining sector.

Should Investors be Discouraged by Cost Inflation
Source: Gold Investing News, Dig Media, Michelle Smith, May 9, 2012
Reading time: 4 minutes, thinking time longer



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