Investing In Gold

In addition to news and commentary on the gold market and companies exploring and producing gold, Gold Investing News also provides you with background you need for understanding the gold market so you can make informed investment decisions. Please see the links below for detailed information and our Investing in Resources page for a broader view of the resource market. Contact us if you have suggestions for other educational content you would like to see.

Gold bulls are ready to chargeIntroduction to Gold Investing

Conspiracy theories, government intervention, international secret cabals, transmutation, mystical powers—no, this isn’t the X-Files movie. Welcome to investing in gold. Read more

Gold Prices

The primary catalyst for the value of gold has always been a function of the supply and demand dynamics of the global marketplace. Read more…

Gold Stock Index

The gold stock index is a capitalization weighted index based on companies that appear in Gold Investing News frequently. The goal of this index is to give a snapshot view of the gold companies we report on, revealing the gold market as a whole. Select a company’s row to see how their market cap compares to the market.

The Life Cycle of a Gold Mine

The Life Cycle of a Gold Mine series educates investors about the distinct phases in successful mine development from finding and outlining a mineral reserve, through mine construction, mining, and post-mining reclamation. The focus of the series is on the operational and financial hurdles that exploration companies must overcome in order to develop a successful mine and maximize shareholder value. The series is divided into separate articles each of which will center on a particular phase of a gold mine’s life cycle. Read more…

Evaluating Mining Stocks: Discovery Investing

In an exclusive Interview with Gold Investing News, Chris Berry, Founder of House Mountain Partners, talks about his firm’s guide to investment strategy, dubbed ‘Discovery Investing.’ This strategy is especially useful in determining the value and risk of investment in junior miners that lack cash flow and revenues. Read more…


Top 10 Gold Producers

Global gold mine production has increased by 3 percent over the third quarter of this year. This top 10 list of gold mining companies showcases the global rise in gold.

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World Class Gold Deposits

There are various factors to consider in determining the value of a gold deposit and world class deposit status, including estimated gold resource, the grade of the gold, the ease at which the gold can be mined and the cost of refining the gold. Read More . . .

Greenstone Belts, World Class Gold Deposits

Greenstone belts host economical deposits of many minerals including gold, silver, copper and zinc. Gold is found in Achaean age greenstone belts in Australia, southern Africa and Canada. Read more…

Marine Mining

With nearly 70 percent of the earth’s surface located underwater; it is no surprise that exploration companies are turning their attention to the bedrock and sediments below the ocean as a potential source of minerals. Read More...

Gold Mining in Australia

Australia is home to approximately 10 percent of world economic gold resources and is ranked third after South Africa and USA. It is also the world’s third largest producer.

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Gold Mining in Russia

Russia has the third most extensive gold resources in the world and was the fifth largest gold producer in 2009. The total numbers of exploration enterprises are also considerably under represented by junior gold companies, compared with activity in other mining jurisdictions.

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Alaska Gold Rush Renaissance

The Alaska state government’s direct support through incentives, information, and technical support provides a valuable asset for gold mining companies active in mineral development and overall investment prospects.

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Nevada: Low-grade Deposits Still World Class

 

Nevada is home to the famous Carlin trend, one of the top three gold fields in the world. The Carlin and other mines along the trend pioneered the method of open-pit mining with cyanide heap leach recovery that today is used at large low-grade gold mines worldwide. The state is also home to other prolific gold trends, including the Cortez. With the regions gold rush still on it seems that every major mining company holds some ground in Nevada, despite the fact that the grade of gold in the majority of the region is less than 1.0 g/t.   Read More . . .

The Geology of the Carlin Trend

Nevada is home to the Carlin Trend, North America’s most prolific gold-producing area and the second-largest known gold resources in the world after the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Read more . . .

The Cortez Trend: Nevada’s Biggest Gold Field?

Nevada is home to the Carlin Trend, North America’s most prolific gold-producing area and the second-largest known gold resources in the world, after the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

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Yukon: Modern Day Gold Rush

The Yukon is home to the famous Klondike gold rush of the late 1890’s.  Prospectors flocked to the area some 120 years ago, following the discovery of gold on Rabbit Creek in the Klondike district by George Carmack, Dawson Charlie and Skookum Jim. Now, a brand new gold rush may be just around the corner.

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Mexico’s Geology Key to Gold Deposits

The majority of gold mined in Mexico is as a co-product first of silver, and secondly of copper. The bedrock beneath Mexico is laden with an intricate, and valuable network of vein deposits of minerals.

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Gold Mining in Chile

Although Chile is known first as a copper producer, gold mining in Chile dates back to the end of the sixteenth century when a series of rich alluvial deposits produced an estimated 1 metric tonne to 2 metric tonnes of gold annually. The momentum of the present gold rush has been enhanced through the discovery of a series of sub-volcanic, mainly epithermal, gold deposits mostly located at elevations of more than 4,000 m in the Andean Cordillera.

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Gold Grain Morphology: Valuable Method in Gold Exploration

When you consider the current price of gold and the small amount of gold actually needed to generate an economic deposit, gold grain morphology is an excellent technique for effectively targeting a potential economically feasible gold deposit.

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Gold Mining in Ghana

Ghana is Africa’s second biggest producer of gold, and hosts more estimated reserves than such prolific gold producing nations as Peru and Papua New Guinea. Last year, production rose more than 12 percent, with output at the country’s two biggest mines increasing.

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Gold Survey

Dig Media recently conducted its Resources Investing News 2010 Survey to gauge the interests of its readers and gain insight into investors’ perception of the markets.

Perhaps most telling was that nearly 69 percent of respondents said they believe the price of gold will reach $1500 before the end of 2010.  Read more…

Commodity Exchange Traded Funds

ETFs have generated interest among investors, who purchased $277 billion of commodity ETFs and related securities by the end of 2009, attracted primarily to the potential of low costs, stock-like features and relative tax efficiency as well as profiting from exposure to raw materials’ global demand. Read more…

Gold Investing Glossary

This glossary covers investing in junior resource companies. For the experienced investor or the newbie, you should find everything you need here. If not, let us know and we’ll research and add what you’re looking for. Read more . . .

Survey Says: Investors Prefer Precious Metals

The most recent Resource Investing News biannual Investor Survey reveals that while investors remain optimistic about the long-term potential of the commodities markets, a large majority are hedging their bets on precious metals like gold and silver. Read more…