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



Ian Campbell

Author: Ian Campbell

Ian R. Campbell, FCA, FCBV
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Through his website and his Business Transition & Valuation Review newsletter Ian R. Campbell shares his perspectives on business transition, business valuation and world economic and financial markets influences on those two topics. A recognized business valuation and transition authority, he founded Toronto based Campbell Valuation Partners Limited (1976). He currently is working to bring his business valuation and transition experience to both business owners and their advisors in our new economic, business and financial markets normal.

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