Americas Gold and SIlver
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Americas Gold and Silver released its 1Q21 report, detailing its Cosalá Operations and outlook for 2021.
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Darren Blasutti
President and CEO
Americas Gold and Silver Corporation
Americas Gold and Silver Corporation is a leading Canadian-based precious metals producer with a strong operating platform in the Americas.
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As the largest global producer of silver, the industry has great expertise to share. In 2018, Mexico produced 3,690 tons of silver, with Zacatecas,…
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Silver is unique in that it trades both as a precious and industrial metal. In 2019, both of these aspects were buoyed by several factors. Mexico…
afety is another fundamental aspect of a mine operation that is benefiting from this trend.
Analysis
Among all the chain’s links, human capital is the most important, and protecting it is key.
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Paulo de Sa
Former Practice Manager, Extractive Industries Unit
the World Bank

Centralized mechanisms for fund distributions are very difficult to implement as it is hard to please everyone. We support these initiatives but we have seen that using them adequately is not an easy task. The funds need to be used in a very transparent manner and authorities need to make sure that they are investing in projects that support the wellbeing of communities. Peru, for instance, transfers 50 percent of the revenues it receives from the mining industry to surrounding communities but the government was not properly overseeing its use. This meant that municipal leaders were investing in the wrong type of projects and cases of corruption arose. These initiatives are meant to eliminate conflict between authorities and communities but they can sometimes end up causing more problems than they were meant to solve.

Industry leaders, from operators to international inter-governmental institutions, share their perspective on how the Mining Trust Fund can be better…
In the meantime, other base metals are on the rising. Cobalt and zinc are rising stars and Mexican producers such as Peñoles and Grupo México are…
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Rick Rule
Rick Rule
President and CEO of Sprott US Holdings

Lithium is the flavor of the month at the moment for several reasons, the most important being that people have not yet lost money on it in a prior market downcycle. This means investors are generally unburdened by caution when it comes to this metal and there are no bad expectations. Another factor is that the world is not short of lithium. The reason for the upsurge is that demand for lithium increased so quickly that the producers of the metal could not increase their productive capacity fast enough to meet demand, and the speculators conflated the price increase in lithium with a shortage of lithium. There is no shortage of lithium, rather a shortage of lithium processing capability, and the industry is working very hard to increase productive capacity, which will fix this problem.

When it comes to the trendiest base metals, lithium is king.
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Darren Blasutti
President and CEO
Americas Silver Corporation
Americas Silver Corporation is a leading junior silver producer with a strong operating platform in the Americas.
For large fixed contracts, Industrial Minerals reported an annual average US lithium carbonate price of $13,900 per metric ton in 2017
Analysis
Lithium was first discovered as a chemical element in 1817 and has since been put to various uses. Infamously, it was used to treat so-called urate…
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