1. Gold Giants Shrink to Fit as Paulson Pushes Breakup: Commodities

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    By Liezel Hill -Bloomberg-  Mar 20, 2013. Click here to read the full story on Bloomberg.  The 10 biggest gold companies led by Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) spent more than $100 billion in the past 20 years buying new mines and projects around the globe. Now they’re feeling pressure to throw the strategy into...
  2. Across Latin America, Quest for Gold Brings Riches, Conflict

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    Excerpt from McClatchy Newspapers, by Tim Johnson. Click here to read article in its entirety. Mexico, known for centuries for its silver mines, recently saw gold surpass silver to become its No. 1 mineral export, partly because gold production has more than tripled since 2004 to more than 84 metric...
  3. Mexico’s record gold production takes it closer to bullion superpower status

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    Source: Mining.com Mexico may not be breaking records at London’s Olympic Games, but back home it is scoring big. On Monday, the Mexican Chamber of Mining (Camimex) announced the country hit a new record in gold production in 2011, reaching 88.6 tons of the precious metal, nearly 22% more than...
  4. The “Make or Break Factor:” The Geology Teams of Junior Explorers

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    In a June 18th article, Mining Weekly discusses how “the task of exploring for new mineral deposits is increasingly falling in the hands of junior exploration companies, underscoring their need to attract and maintain a team of passionate, gifted and experienced geologists,” reports Henry Lazenby. “It is exactly this area that...
  5. Mining.com Article: Is Mexico Set to Become a Gold Superpower?

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    Matthew Piggot, a mining analyst with Thomson Reuters GFMS, is projecting that Mexico – which only this past year made Bloomberg’s Top 10 list of gold producing countries– may be the next source of “mega” gold deposits. Accounting for this are expected yields at two projects owned by Canadian companies based...
  6. Gold Rises to Record High

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    Gold futures surged to a record $1,588.90 an ounce as the dollar’s slump and the European debt crisis spurred demand for precious metals as alternative assets. Silver surged the most since March 2009. The greenback fell as much as much as 1 percent against a six-currency basket after Federal Reserve...
  7. Some Think Gold Mining Stocks are Undervalued

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    PBS Nightly Report featured an interview between Tom Hudson and reporter Alix Steel about the undervaluation of gold mining stocks. Click here to read the original article. TOM HUDSON: While gold prices have held up relatively well over the past two months, mining stocks have drilled lower along with the...
  8. For Paulson, Gold Still Glitters

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    Even as big-name investors like George Soros peel back their bets on gold, helping to send prices falling, John A. Paulson, who heads the $37.5 billion hedge fund Paulson & Company, has chosen to stay the course, according to recent regulatory filings that indicate he actually increased his bets on certain...
  9. Gold Could Hit $2000: Deutsche Bank

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    Gold, which reached a record $1,577.57 an ounce on May 2, may surge a further 30 percent by January as investors seek to protect themselves from “economic uncertainty,” according to Deutsche Bank AG. “I’m bullish on gold despite its current levels,” Hal Lehr, Deutsche Bank’s managing director for cross-commodity trading,...
  10. Bank of Mexico buys 100 tons of Gold

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    Mexico’s central bank purchased almost 100 metric tons of gold in February and March, another signal that emerging markets are likely to steadily raise their gold reserve holdings, industry participants say. The purchase–reported in the International Monetary Fund‘s statistics on international reserves–follows a shift in the gold market to net...