SNL Metals Economics Group

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Uncertain future for gold production

Major gold discoveries are failing to replace global production, according to a report by SNL. SNL Metals Economics Group has revealed that data for 1990-2012 show that the total gold found in major discoveries fell short of replacing global gold...
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Lower grades, higher costs for copper production

The copper mining industry’s capital and operating costs are being pushed up through a combination of lower grades and higher costs. Higher costs include higher taxation, royalty, and environmental approval costs. This is according to SNL Metals...