Organic Gold

Other poets display cabinets of precious rarities, minutely finished…Shakespeare opens a mine which contains gold and diamonds in inexhaustible plenty, though clouded by incrustations, debased by impurities, and mingled with a mass of meaner metals. – Dr Johnson                                         It is July since I last wrote a blog – about silver.  You would think we had all the … Read more

Mandingo Gold

There are very few places left in the world where a prospecting geologist can come across a gold mining camp with over nine thousand hand-dug pits.  A gold mineralising system which has never been drilled!  That is the singular experience I had on the 16th of April 2010 and one I  never expect to forget.  As usual … Read more

What has the gold price got to do with the zinc price?

Zinc now accounts for only 30 percent of revenue from “Zinc” mines, that is zinc mines in the broadest sense, as polymetallic deposits become proportionally a more important source of zinc and contributor to zinc production.  In some of many of these precious metal dominant polymetallic mines zinc is often not much more than a by-product and will be produced … Read more