In general, the reputation of Canadian diamond deposits is one of above average grades containing good quality gems. Zimtu expects diamond exploration & development to materially increase over the medium term time horizon.
If the move back toward natural price equilibrium comes with a financial crisis, it will be even more difficult to resurrect a sector that has been crushed by artificially managed prices held at or below production on and off for decades.
There are many aspects to the success of a rare earth element (REE) deposit being developed into a mine. Yet the question arises: Why are so many REE projects not put into production while standing still with “robust” economic studies?
A lot of talk on the web right now says silver is significantly undervalued vs. gold. Many of these pundits and talking heads like to point to the historical relationship between gold and silver prices, sometimes known as the "ratio." Let's take a quick look at this.
Rough diamonds achieved record prices in the summer of 2011, but prices have since slipped back to 2010 levels. However, current prices are still higher than historic levels reached in the summer of 2008, and new supply is estimated to fall short of new demand over the next two decades.
It is clear that the time to dedicate resources to explore for new platinum mines and deposits outside South Africa has come. With a coming deficit market, new platinum projects in Canada patiently await inevitable courting by international platinum investors and producers.