Archives for Commodities

The Gold Silver Ratio

For hundreds of years the gold silver ratio was around 15, that is, 15oz of silver buys 1oz of gold. This stability was important because both metals were used as currency (read the history of silver as a currency here and here). In fact, during the 19th century the ratio…

Conglomerate Gold in the Pilbara – Part II

Part I was an introduction to conglomerate-hosted gold in the Pilbara, which included a brief comment on Novo Resources, by far the biggest player in the space. Part II is a brief commentary on some ASX listed companies with conglomerate gold interests in the Pilbara. The companies range from those…

Conglomerate Gold in the Pilbara – Part I

A gold rush is underway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Prospectors and companies have been finding gold nuggets within conglomerates at the base of the Fortescue Basin.  The basin is 2629M to 2775M years old and the basal part, at least, is thought by some to be analogous…

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