Read an article today about “Golden Handcuffs” in the Economist. Apparently this ban on exporting gold & copper concentrates went into effect back in March. It is a serious stand-off that is certain to affect the supply and demand of gold in the US. https://www.economist.com/news/business/21723427-row-raises-concerns-mining-firms-across-africa-tanzanias-firebrand-leader-takes-its
In recent months the topic of gold mining in high risk regions has brought great controversy to the precious metals market and the precious metals refining industry as a whole. Many refiners have chosen to get “certified” through a third party audit. Recent events have proved third party audits do not guarantee a refiner is […]
Over the past few months we have heard of precious metals refiners closing down over violations to the Dodd-Frank legislation. Dodd-Frank as many of our readers know requires most larger companies to practice due diligence to ensure that any gold coming from certain countries is sourced properly. When refiners don’t comply with the legislation there […]
Precious metals refiners are always fighting a bad reputation. At Pease & Curren we try hard to do the right thing. We do not accept gold from anyone except legitimate businesses. We question gold bars and often times do not take them because we are not sure of their origin. It is disheartening to hear when […]
Over the years we have come across many who are unsure exactly what a refiner does and the differences between refiners. We won’t complicate it …here are 5 questions that will quickly narrow down your choices and ensure you are getting the most for your money.
Right now, in Peru – 40% of the villagers in 97 villages have mercury poisoning. This type of poison causes permanent brain damage, kidney damage and chronic headaches.
Is it exploitation or a series of blunders? While we don’t chance processing mined materials, we do hear story after story such as the one here, of investors investing in an industry they know very little about. Investors facilitating industrial growth for desperate governments and societies to build much needed infrastructure and aid for communities. […]