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What Is The Cost Of Mining Gold?

Visual Capitalist analyzed the Top 50 Gold Mines to find the cost per ounce of gold by continent. By using data from the world’s top 50 gold mines, they analyzed the all-in costs per each continent and also reviewed future deposits coming online in the future. The top 50 gold mines alone contain more than 33.5% of the world’s gold ounces.

Global Gold Mine and Deposit Rankings 2013

A meticulous examination of existing and future gold supply.

How Gold is Making the World a Better Place

Have you ever wondered what the uses for gold were in everyday modern life? This infographic by Physical Gold gives you that insight into some of the many different products where gold is used and how the growing demand for gold within modern products means that gold is a future proof and good investment option to broaden your investment portfolio.

How a Physical Gold IRA Can Protect Your Wealth

What’s Next For Gold? Bear vs. Bull Debate

The Visual Capitalist analysts each looked at the following questions from both perspectives: 1) How does the interest rate impact gold? 2) What is the inflation impact on gold? 3) What is the international impact on gold? 4) What is the short-term outlook for gold? 5) What is the long-term outlook for gold?

The Silver Series: The History of Silver (Part 1)

Today, silver has thousands of modern industrial uses and is considered a store of wealth. However, the story of this legendary precious metal begins with its use by ancient civilizations.

Silver has many attributes that made it so valuable to early peoples. It is malleable, ductile, lustrous, resilient, antibacterial, and rare. It was used to purify water and for ornate artwork – but more importantly it was perfectly suited to be a currency.

For over two thousand years, silver was used everywhere from Ancient Greece to the Spanish Empire as currency.

By 1967, all silver coins were removed from circulation in the US. And although no longer used, silver is the most widely used material for coinage in history.

The Silver Series: Supply and Demand (Part 2)

In 2011, there were 1040.6 million troy oz of silver produced. Of this, 84% was used by industry and the remaining was used as an investment.

Interestingly, traditional uses of silver only account for about a third of silver fabrication. These include jewelry, coins, medals, and silverware. Most silver is actually consumed in over 10,000 modern industrial applications.

The vast majority of silver supply comes from recycling, net government sales, and mine production. In terms of mine production, the majority of silver comes as a by-product of mining other metals. In addition, about half of all mined silver comes from Latin America.

Although all silver ever mined can fit in a 52m cube, the vast majority of silver has been consumed. While the actual amount is unknown, some experts believe as much as 90-95% of all the silver ever mined has been ‘lost’ to landfills. For this reason, there is likely less silver available above ground than gold (98% of all gold is accounted for today).

The Silver Series: Silver as an Investment (Part 3)

Silver has had double digit gains in 7 of the last 10 years. In this infographic, we look at the investment properties of silver as well as its chief differences with gold. Highlights include a study on silver correlation, volatility, performance against the US Dollar and money supply, and portfolio diversification.

The Gold Series: The History of Gold (Part 1)

Wars have been fought over gold. Love has been expressed by it. Gold has changed the landscape of civilizations and the world.

But what makes gold so great? This infographic examines the history of gold from ancient history to the gold rushes of the centuries ago. It looks at its properties and how it became not only a currency, but the gold standard.

The Gold Series: Mining and Supply (Part 2)

From ancient times to famous gold rushes, gold was first discovered in placer deposits. Placer gold occurs when host rock weathers and releases gold particles that travel downslope to a hillside, canyon mouth, or streambed.

Today most gold comes from hard rock deposits where gold is disseminated or associated with other metals and mined either through open pit or underground mining. Gold deposits form when gold is dissolved in hot pressurized fluids deep in the crust, and then transported upwards on fissures and cracks where it is deposited closer to surface.

90% of gold produced today is recovered through the cyanide leaching process.

There are three distinct streams that make up supply: official sales, recycled gold, and mine production. There has been a 571% increase in gold purchases from central banks from 2011 to 2010. Since the 2008 financial crisis, more people have opted to recycle gold as well. Recycling has increased 93% from 2002 to 2011.

Gold discoveries are declining and it is becoming more expensive to find gold. Data also shows that the grade of underground and open pit gold mines are decreasing over time.

The Gold Series: Uses and Demand (Part 3)

In the past two parts of this infographic series, we saw its rich history and also how mining and supply works.  Here we look at how gold is used across the globe.

The Gold Series: As an Investment (Part 4)

Since 2000, gold has outperformed the S&P 500 each year 9 of 12 times.

How does gold behave like an investment and what are the fundamentals of investing in gold? What are the different ways investors can get exposure to gold in their portfolios?History has shown gold to have several properties as an investment. Gold helps diversify a portfolio and also acts as a hedge against inflation, currency devaluation, and volatility.Many factors affect the price of gold such as speculation, geopolitical events, supply and demand, and macroeconomic factors.There are different ways to get exposure to gold in a porfolio: gold ETFs, bullion, and gold mining. Each has different advantages and risks.Gold is the ultimate store of value. It has the tendency to stay strong in the face of inflation, uncertainty, or currency devaluation. As central banks continue to increase the money supply in today’s economic climate, investors continue to turn to gold as a safe haven for their investments.

Gold Facts

Learn interesting and insightful facts about gold!

Warren Buffett

The infographic on Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, provides facts and figures about his life and wealth, quotes and information about Berkshire Hathaway’s investment principles.

Nevada: The Next American Gold Rush

Nevada has been a prolific mining region in the US since the famous Comstock silver discovery in the late 1800s. However, it is now gold that draws miners to Nevada.

Gold deposits in Nevada are unique in that they cannot be seen by the naked eye. This makes them difficult to find. Despite this, gold occurs in massive trends that which constitute the second largest concentration of gold on earth after South Africa. In 1962, gold was struck outside the town of Carlin and ever since The Next American Gold Rush began.

Nevada currently constitutes 73% of all US gold production and gold makes up 84% of all value of Nevada’s mineral and energy production per year.

Copper: The Essential Metal

Copper is one of the most widely used metals on the planet, and has been for more than 10,000 years. It’s history is rich and distinctive as its unique colour, and it is now indispensable in modern society.

What Makes Copper Different?

Pure copper is ductile – it can be easily stretched and shaped into different forms.

Highly conductive – copper conducts heat and electricity more effectively than all other metals save one: silver.

100% Recyclable – 80% of copper ever mined is still in use today.

Highly Alloyable – there are currently more than 570 different known copper alloys, and 350 have been acknowledged as antimicrobial.

Colour: Copper unique reddish-orange hue is beautiful and easily identifiable. In fact, gold and osmium are the only other elemental metals with colours other than silver/grey.

Not only that, there are virtually zero substitutes for copper in its applications. Only silver is a beter conductor, and is over 100x times more expensive.

Copper today is now the nervous system of our cities, homes, tools and toys. The simple truth is that the western lifestyle is completely dependent on copper.

Copper: The Essential Metal (Part 2)

Copper is one of the most widely used metals on the planet, and has been for more than 10,000 years. It’s history is rich and distinctive as its unique colour, and it is now indispensable in modern society.

In this infographic we explore why copper prices have increased by 4x over the course of 10 years. Major factors include lower ore grades, exploration pushed to higher risk areas of the globe, and growing Chinese demand.

Vaulted Gold

The infographic on vaulted gold explains what vaulted gold is and visualizes key facts relating to investments in gold, which is stored on behalf of investors in high-security vaults.

Global Gold Mines and Deposit Rankings 2012

With this research our goal was to provide quantitative answers to some of the questions we kept asking ourselves as investors in the space. Questions such as:

How many ounces of in-situ gold exist?

How many gold mines exist in Canada?

How rare is a 1.0 million ounce undeveloped deposit?

The report answers these questions and more while providing insight into the scarcity of mines & deposits. Additionally, having a granular view of the supply mix is useful as it allows market participants to ascertain the long-term supply and demand fundamentals of the metal.

The Investor Sentiment Wheel

The Investor Sentiment Wheel shows the correlation of the market cycle and investors’ sentiment.

The Gold Tree

The Gold Tree Infographic visualizes above-ground stock of gold, sources of gold broken down to continents and countries and uses of gold. The infographic pictures the different forms of gold investments – ranging from physical gold in the form of bullion gold to securities not backed by gold.

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