Sprott on Silver

“Silver, in particular, has the potential to outperform gold significantly. For example, in the wake of the global financial crisis, the gold-to-silver ratio plummeted from 80:1 bottoming at 32:1, with the silver price topping out at ~$50/ounce. Recently the ratio hit a record 93:1, while the price is sitting at around $16/ounce. Yesterday, the ratio stood at 89:1 as shown in Figure 2. read more

Victoria Gold: Edging Up to First Gold Pour

Victoria Gold, V.VIT, gold, Yukon

Almost exactly two years ago I was on the Yukon Mining Alliance Media Tour and went to the Victoria Gold (V.VIT) Dublin Gulch Eagle Mine project, 80 bumpy kilometres from Mayo, Yukon. There, VP Exploration, Paul Gray took us on a tour of the proposed mine site. There were some roads bulldozed out of the bush, drill collars, a large camp which was somewhat empty and a vision. John McConnell’s vision of a 200,000 ounce per year gold mine. read more

Carbon Engineering: Scrubbing CO2 from the atmosphere

Canada gold, junior mining companies

Whether you think CO2 driven climate change is a “climate emergency” or a complete crock, the fact is that there is a lot of money looking for practical solutions to the problem of CO2. A lot of that money has gone into things like solar and wind power which, proponents say, will reduce emissions over time by generating electricity without burning fossil fuels. But what about the CO2 which has already been emitted? While climate scientists have been steadily revising temperature sensitivity estimates downward, there is a terrific political momentum behind the idea that CO2 and temperature are linked and that, despite a lack of scientific evidence, that link causes everything from sea level rise to rain “events”. read more