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Silver Seeker Report: This Week in Mining Issue #6 -- Temporarily Suspended Mining Operations

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Due to government mandated shutdowns of select businesses and in this case, mining, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been rather limited news flow except that related to temporarily suspending mining operations. It is important to note those companies which have temporarily placed operations on care and maintenance (C&M) will see cash outflows from those assets as C&M cost money. Strong balance sheets and available liquidity are imperative given the current market uncertainty. $AEM $AGI $BTC $CXB.TO $CG.TO $EGO $EDV.TO $EQX $FSM $HL $IAG $HL $LUG.TO $MUX $OGC.TO $PAAS $SSRM

Gold is Setting Records Dating Back Over 5,000 years — against Silver

According to Marshall Gittler, head of investment research at BDSwiss, the ratio of gold to silver is the highest it’s been for 5,120 years.

Silver Seeker Report: This Week in Mining Issue #4

$USA $EDV.to $EQX.to $FSM $FNV $WPM $KGC $MAX.to $OSK.to $PVG $NVO.V | America’s Gold and Silver Corp: Reported FY 2019 production of 5.8m AgEq oz, though only 1.2m oz. of that was actual silver ounces, the rest being base metals converted to silver equivalent. 2019 was a transition year for the company as it recapitalized and entered into a JV agreement with Eric Sprott for its Galena Complex. Having visited the site a couple times over the years, it is a solid smaller silver operation but optimization measures, a larger resource base and in turn production coupled with higher silver prices will make this a profitable operation in a couple of years. The real-story here is achieving commercial production at its Relief Canyon gold mine. When first acquired, this was going to be a profitable operation but with low margins, but now with gold $200-$250/oz. higher, it should have solid margins (assuming a long-term gold price deck between $1,450-$1,500/oz). In other words, it is looking like the worst days are behind it and over the next year and a half, should begin to generate a fair amount of cash flow.

Silver Seeker Report: This Week in Mining Issue #3

Aurcana: Increased the previously announced non-brokered private placement from $4m to $5.76m and completed the second tranche. This will go toward underground development (and in turn, reducing cap-ex) to bring its principle asset (Revenue-Virginius) into production and ideally, the remaining capital investment will be funded via debt or at least in large part. While it is difficult to generate positive operating cash flow in the current silver price environment, due to the higher grade nature of the deposit and in turn AISC/AgEq oz. is sub-$10.75/oz. (or $8/oz. Ag), due in part to a resource grade >1k g/t, this shouldn’t be an issue. The asset currently has a relatively small resource base of 21.2m oz. (2P), 29.9m (M&I inclusive of 2P), and an additional 13.2m oz. (Inferred). This asset, while small, will also derive the vast majority of revenue from precious metals: silver (71%) and gold (9%). $AUN.v $BCM.V $CALDAS $EQX $FSM $GOLD.TO $GORO $HIGH.V $MAG $MMX $SAND $SMF.TO $SILV $WM.TO

U.S. Mint Silver Eagle Sales Surge First Three Days In March Due To Global Contagion

When investors become increasingly concerned about the financial system, they rush into physical precious metals. And, this is precisely what we see taking place at the U.S. Mint as sales of Silver Eagles surged in the first three days of March versus the entire month of February. The U.S. Mint hasn’t seen this type of buying for several years. For the past three years, annual Silver Eagle sales fell below 20 million, reaching a low in 2019. However, that may all change this year as the global contagion spreads, motivating investors to shed paper assets and move into physical precious metals. For sure, investors should be worried when the Fed starts to do “LIQUIDITY BOMBS” via its Repo Operations

Gold has Immunity, Silver has Ratio

On June 12, 2019, the gold-silver ratio hit a 26-year high by breaking through the 90-ounce mark – meaning it took over 90 ounces of silver to purchase one ounce of gold. The higher the number, the more undervalued is silver or, to put it another way, the farther gold is pulling away from silver, valued in dollars per ounce. For the past several weeks the gold-silver ratio has stayed around 86-88:1. Since the coronavirus outbreak though, the gold-silver ratio has rocketed to a new record of 95:1. This is so far out of whack from the historical ratio of 54:1, that silver is on sale.

Silver Backwardation Returns

If we had to guess, we would not expect silver stackers to panic and sell their metal at this point. Those who own the metal today likely hold it for reasons other than false certainty of endless gains (which did occur at certain times in the past). However, if economic hardship hits them, they may be forced to unload silver to put food on the table. This may seem premature in the US, but we will write about our observations in Asia. Here is one picture Keith took in the virtually empty Jewell Mall attached to Chiangi Airport in Singapore.

Silver Seeker Report: This Week in Mining Issue #2

Companies covered in this weekly review: $BTG $KOR.TO $EDV.TO $GCM.TO $MAG $SKE.V $AUY MAG Silver: Construction of the world class Juanicipio silver project continues to progress. The underground mine will commence production ahead of schedule in mid-2020. Over 25km of underground development has been completed to date. There are slight capital-cost over-runs relative to the January 2018 estimate, now estimated at $440m ($194m attributable to MAG). The ramp up will take some time on this large underground mine but this won’t really impact profitability as silver grades are highest in the earlier years. The project is now expected to reach 85% of nameplate capacity in Q4 2021 (up from 65% previously) and 90-95% in 2022. Commissioning of the flotation plant will start mid-2021.

Silver technical update: stuck within a wide band (video)

Market was a lot about margin calls. Gold-Silver Ratio EXPLODED. I have been adamant this week, silver is not acting like a precious metals, it is an industrial metal and it acted more like that this week. Silver is down over 10% this week. Silver has no trend, went from a high to a low within a broad band..

What may be the best looking chart in the world right now? Silver

Please double-click to enlarge what may be the best looking chart in the world right now: silver.

Silver Hits Wall, Pulls Back Towards $18 Level

Silver prices have reversed directions and headed lower, after a strong rally which saw silver move close to the $19.00 level on Monday.

Technical Scoop: Silver finally showed some spark with a solid 4.5% gain this past week

Silver finally showed some spark with a solid 4.5% gain this past week. With an RSI still under overbought levels at 70 silver could have further to run. Our only concern, as we note below, is that while gold is making new 52-week highs silver is not. Silver is still suggesting that it could hit potential targets up to $20.30/$20.50 based on the triangle that formed August to December 2019. The flag formation that formed in January/February 2020 suggests targets of $19.40/$19.50. Once silver breaks over $18.60 we could also have potential targets up to $21.80. Some words of caution are that besides silver lagging gold the commercial COT for silver is sliding further as well. Nonetheless, the action was positive this past week for silver and we should see higher prices this coming week. There is some resistance at $18.90 and again up to the August 2019 high of $19.75.

Silver Bullion - The Most Undervalued Asset In The World Today?

◆ Popular and liquid bullion formats should be taken possession of and also stored in liquid, secure storage in their own country and at least one other safe jurisdiction ◆ Zurich remains the most liquid and safest places in the world to own gold and silver coins and bars

Silver Seeker Report: This Week in Mining Issue #1

Alexco: is in the process of divesting its profitable and fast-growing remediation business (AEG) to the AEG management group. On closing of the transaction AEG will be pay Alexco $12.1m in cash, with the balance of $1.25m payable pursuant to a promissory note maturing on February 14th, 2021. This will go a long way to reducing the required capital investment to bring several Keno Hill mines back into production, feeding a central mill. Construction will start in 2020 and the because the company has already built the mill and started mine development, the buildout period is estimated at 8 or so months... Companies covered in this weekly report: $AXU $USAS $KOR.to $AG $FSM $KNT.v $GSV $KL $OR $SILV $PAAS $TXG.to $WGO.v

Silver & Gold: Bullish Action

Gold, Silver, & GDX: Bullish Action. Need we say more? The wave counts are awesome, and for investors, the sun is shining!

Getting on Board the Silver Express!

So, don't let yourself fall into the trap of waiting until the writing is on the wall – and on the charts – to purchase the silver you want. It would be wise to ask yourself right now, whether you'd like to participate as an owner in silver's oncoming multi-year run up into record territory, or instead (try to) be content sitting back and watching the charts print out a bigger and bigger profit stream, just like palladium has been doing for almost three years!

Kootenay Announces Drilling Begins at Columba High-grade Silver Project, Mexico

Kootenay President and CEO, James McDonald stated: "These next 6 months will be very exciting as we will have a steady flow of news from two drills at Columba while we follow up on the numerous high grades confirmed from the 2019 program. Not only that but we are preparing an inaugural drill program for our second high-grade vein property Copalito; expected to begin in the first quarter." The Company has contracted GlobeXplore, S.A. de C.V. of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico to conduct the drilling at Columba. Results of the drill program will be announced as soon as the assays are received and interpreted by the Company.

Golden Arrow Commences Drill Program at Indiana Gold-Copper Project

“The Indiana project is particularly exciting for us because in addition to its potential to host significant gold resources, it has permits in place and nearby processing infrastructure that significantly contributes to the production viability of the project,” stated Brian McEwen, VP of Exploration and Development for Golden Arrow. “The area has many additional excellent project opportunities and Indiana can become the driver and supporter of our acquisition program.”

David Jensen: As Palladium Continues To Soar, Is Platinum Next...

So I was fortunate to have David join me on the show and explain what’s happening. Explain how the imbalance is going to have to be resolved. And share what he’s now seeing in the platinum market, where the lease rate indicates a similar pattern might soon be underway. Of course this does have the potential to filter over to the other precious metals markets like gold and silver. So to find out what’s happening from the man who forecast it over a year in advance, click to watch the interview now!

Interview with Peter Spina: Is It Time To Give Up On Silver and Gold?

With stocks like Tesla setting new astronomical highs, almost by the day, while gold and silver continue to get pounded by the bullion banks, is it time to finally give up on the precious metals? If you’ve been invested in gold and silver over the past few years, there’s a good chance that question has entered your mind. Although perhaps that’s why I was so fortunate to have Peter Spina (who runs GoldSeek and SilverSeek) join me on the show to share his always insightful perspective.

Why silver prices may climb to their highest yearly average since 2014

Silver has fared better than some of its metal peers against the backdrop of a disease-threatened global economy, in part because of its dual role as both a precious and industrial metal.

The Dow Points To Higher Silver Prices For Years To Come

I have done a type of cycle analysis to show how major Silver rallies interact with the Dow. Historically there is an established pattern of credit extension, during which the Dow benefits proportionally more than Silver prices do. Once the Dow’s rally has run its course, Silver prices catch up while the Dow corrects or goes sideways.

Silver Prices Likely To Go “Exponential” – Guggenheim Co-Founder

Silver is “the number one conviction trade in 2020” Minerd, who is also the Guggenheim Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO) told Bloomberg whose conviction trade was greeted with surprise by Bloomberg’s Tom Keene and Jonathan Ferro

Silver Technical Update (video): Not keeping up with gold

Dr. Copper down hard, silver following too. Gold to Silver ratio showing that silver is not keeping up with gold prices. Ratio nearing 90 ounces of silver to 1 ounce of gold. Lower highs, lower lows, silver not trending. Copper prices could get a bounce, highly oversold. Platinum fighting 18 day moving averages of closes but trending lower, with bias down. Palladium lost its bullish embedded reading, it often leads to a pullback to its 18-d.m.a. Momentum lost, has to rebuild.

New EW Silver Discovery

The Silver Reverse Bubble of 2012

In late 2008, when silver was massacred in the futures pit and saw its price fall from over $20 to under $10, I told my readers at that time that silver entered into a “reverse bubble”. I know it sounds odd, but let me re-visit the concept.

Will Silver and Platinum Outperform Gold in the Near Future?

Summing up, the long-term picture in the USD market continues to appear a bit more bearish than not and the implications for the precious metals are generally positive. The silver-to-gold ratio chart suggests that silver is likely to outperform gold in the months to come, yet it should be kept in mind that this may require some time to happen. Additional short-term volatility has been seen in the platinum market, but this is not unusual.

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Silver Market Update

Is silver becoming a bearmarket, or is a bottom pattern completing that will lead to a major new uptrend soon? That is the big conundrum facing investors and speculators in the sector and in this update it will become apparent that the situation must resolve itself with a decisive move soon, one way or the other.

Will Silver and Platinum Outperform Gold in the Near Future?

Summing up, the long-term picture in the USD market continues to appear a bit more bearish than not and the implications for the precious metals are generally positive. The silver-to-gold ratio chart suggests that silver is likely to outperform gold in the months to come, yet it should be kept in mind that this may require some time to happen. Additional short-term volatility has been seen in the platinum market, but this is not unusual.

New EW Silver Discovery

Extorre Reacts to Current Market Conditions and Announces Further High Grade Drilling Results at Cerro Moro

"One drill rig remains on the infill drilling program on our principal prospects, namely Zoe, Escondida, Loma Escondida and Gabriela. Our aim is to ensure that the drilling density is sufficient in areas that would fall within the first two years of a potential mining scenario (at 1300 tonnes per day) to estimate "indicated mineral resources". This program is nearing completion, with the drilling at Zoe, Loma Escondida and Gabriela essentially complete."

Target 2 reached in Silver (Copper target reached)

The second target for the bearish "Head and Shoulders" pattern on silver was reached for greater than $25,000 per contract. The target was using "Measured Rule", which takes the distance from the top of the head to the neckline, and adding it onto the breakdown point.

Silver Market Morning

Gold closed in New York at $1,622.80, the day before the holiday in the States yesterday. A quiet London pulled it back to $1,613.50 at the p.m. Fixing. The morning Fix today the 5th July was set at $1,616.75 and higher in the euro at €1,292.986, up €8 on yesterday’s p.m. Fixing, while the euro stood at €1: $1.2504 down 80 cents. The euro stood at €1: $1.2502 after the Fix. Ahead of New York’s opening gold stood at $1,618.00 in the middle.

Under ATTACK

Do we want the TRUTH or LIES? Gold was ATTACKED by the Cartel today to prevent it from repeating last month’s violation of its “Rule #1” – i.e., “Thou shalt not let PMs soar when the Dow plunges.” Last month, they temporarily lost control when gold had a rare 4% surge with the Dow down 274 points, directly after a similarly horrible NFP report.

A Momentous Day

A momentous day, as the Spanish and Italian stock and bond markets are literally CRASHING. On the day the “Spanish Bank Bailout” was “approved” by the EU – Spanish 10-year yields have EXPLODED to 7.3%, and the IBEX stock index fell a whopping 5.7%. Of course, the “bailout” requires constitution of the ESM, which has not yet been ratified or funded, and won’t be for some time – if at all. Throw in the bankruptcy of Valencia – one of Spain’s largest “autonomous regions” – and you can see why few believe a bailout will ever be received, or that it will MATTER even if it does.

March Silver in Backwardation

Silver Market Morning

New York bounced back to $1,573.70 and Asia continued to take it higher, with London running it up to Fix at $1,590.25. The euro was stronger at €1: $12770, where it was when the morning Fixing took place. In the euro it Fixed at €1,245.204. Ahead of New York’s opening gold looked a little better at $1,592.15 and in the euro, €1,246.69 while the euro was at €1: $1.2771.

Managed money positions hint at bullish turns for gold and silver

I have recently written about the breakdown of disaggregated data from the futures markets into producers and swap dealers for gold and silver futures, as reported in the Commitment of Traders reports issued by the US government’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). There is a further category of trader to consider, and that is Managed Money.

The Silver Megathrust

Between 1970 and 1979, the silver price was increasing steadily from $1.50 to $6, before taking off in September 1979 from $10 to $50 within 5 months. During that bull cycle, demand for silver did not increase but actually declined (sharply in 1979). It was as late as 1983 when demand increased confidently from 12,000 to 27,000 tons per year until 2000 – yet the silver price was in a 20 year bear market during that time. In 2003, when silver started its new bull market, the demand actually dropped to 23,000 tons until 2005 – during which 2 years silver almost doubled from $4.50 to $8. Since 2005, demand is rising stronger than ever, having reached 33,000 tons in 2010, whereas the silver price is rising strongly as well.

What a surprise: FT says CFTC to drop silver investigation

But such an outcome would be completely consistent with a finding that the really big player in the silver market is not JPMorgan at all but the U.S. government acting through intermediary brokerage houses. After all, as he signed the legislation demonetizing silver in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson pledged that the U.S. government would rig the silver market if necessary to prevent the price from rising...

Silver Market Update

The outcome of the Greek vote at the weekend was not favorable for the markets, or for Precious Metals in particular. This is because it did not precipitate an immediate worsening of the acute crisis in Europe, and thus did not create the pressure needed to bring forward the major QE that must eventually come in order to delay Europe's eventual complete collapse. Why then have markets not caved in already? - because investors are "smoking the hopium pipe" and waiting for the Fed to pull a rabbit out of the hat at Wednesday's FOMC meeting, by making positive noises to the effect that QE3 is ready to be rolled out. What is likely to happen instead is that they will come out with the same old line about "being ready to act when the SHTF" but other than that remain vague and non-commital. If this is what they do then markets are likely to throw a tantrum and sell off, and the charts are indicating that it could be hard.

Silver, Gold and The Coming Deflation

Historically gold has made its significant gains, relative to other assets (as well as nominally), not during inflation, but during deflation (Note: I am using the terms inflation and deflation very loosely in this case). These significant gold rallies historically occur when value flees instruments such as stocks and certain commodities.

David Morgan: Seems the bottom for (gold & silver) mining equities is in...

I was recently interview by Jim Puplava and stated what we have been sending to our members. It seems the bottom for mining equities is in and may be tested one more time. The precious metals themselves also could be in a bottom formation currently, but the $26 level on silver and the $1550 level on gold MUST hold. David Morgan www.Silver-Investor.com

The Noose Is Tightening

The noose is tightening on the Powers that Be, as all attempts at MONEY PRINTING, MARKET MANIPULATION, and PROPAGANDA are failing. The GLOBAL economy – and BANKING SYSTEM – is failing, as have been the result of ALL fiat currency systems throughout history. And given that this is the ONLY time EVER when ALL global currencies are fiat –amidst a global population of seven billion people - the crash will dwarf all others in history.

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