Another Billionaire Warns “We’re Running Out of Gold” at an Alarming Rate
July 12, 2018
If you look back to the 70s, 80s and 90s, in every one of those decades, the industry found at least one 50+ million-ounce gold deposit, at least ten 30+ million-ounce deposits, and countless 5 to 10 million ounce deposits.But if you look at the last 15 years, we found no 50-million-ounce deposit, no 30-million-ounce deposit and only very few 15 million ounce deposits.
“Peak gold is the new reality in the gold business with reserves now being mined much faster than they are being replaced.”
“We were all talking about how production was going to increase every year. I think those days are probably gone.”
“Falling grades and production levels, a lack of new discoveries, and extended project development timelines are bullish for the medium and long-term gold price outlook.”
“If I could give one sentence about the gold mining business… it’s that in my life, gold produced from mines has gone up pretty steadily for 40 years.Well, either this year it starts to go down, or next year it starts to go down, or it’s already going down… We’re right at peak gold here.”