Companies search globally for mineral deposits that can be economically mined and processed. Mineral exploration is made up of a variety of different activities and techniques that are used to find a potential discovery.
Base metals, lithium – and silver, too, will be needed in large quantities to satisfy the growing demand from China and other countries that follow their lead in renewable energy investment.
There are many instances where underground extraction of minerals is more cost-effective than surface mining – read about different underground mining methods that can be implemented in operations.
China is investing tens of billions in solar energy, and the demand for silver in PV cell manufacturing is estimated to have grown by 20% last year.
Mineral reserves are the portion of mineral resources that are economically feasible to produce and sell. Learn more about the different classifications.
Silver has a long history as a precious metal used in jewellery and currency. Today, however, the majority of demand for the white metal is for industrial purposes.
Developed in the aftermath of the Bre-X scandal, the National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101) is a set of rules for reporting information about mineral properties on Canadian stock exchanges.