Richard (Rick) Mills

Articles by Richard (Rick) Mills

In the time of the ancient Babylonians - long before the periodic table - there were seven sacred metals: gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead and mercury.

In Roman and Greek Mythology, the First Age was called Golden, the Second Age...
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There is a slowing of production and dwindling of reserves at many of the world’s largest mines.
All the oz’s or pounds are never recovered from a mine - they simply becomes too expensive to recover.
The pace of new...
If you needed upwards of 50ml tonnes of copper over the next 5 years, and had very little production of your own, what would you do?

I'm thinking you'd manipulate the market like crazy trying to get everyone to believe there’s a...
We humans have been changing the world around us for tens of thousands of years. It’s pretty much what we do, we shape and we change the existing environment through design and then indifference to the results of our actions.

The sheer...
Nickel is present in over 3,000 different alloys that are used in over 300,000 products for consumer, industrial, military, transport/aerospace, marine and architectural applications.

Nickel’s biggest use, about 65 percent, is in...
Population growth reports say we can expect, barring WW lll or a virus like Ebola going airborne, upwards of 11.4 billion people on the planet by the 2060s. There’s just over 7 billion of us now. A possible 50 percent plus gain in our...
Fact; The world’s resources are finite.Fact; Supply is constrained and demand keeps growing along with the world’s population.Fact; A sustainable and secure supply of raw materials and energy is becoming the number one priority for all...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” goal was to end a long miserable decade and a half of deflation by kick starting the economy. This was going to happen because of massive yen creation. The fiat balloon would induce...
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best informationAccording to the Metals Economics Group report, ‘Strategies for Copper Reserves Replacement Study’ a combination of lower grades and higher costs (...
As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best informationSilver is winning market share from gold buyers.2008 - In March 2008, sales increased nine times over the month before - 200,000 to 1,855,000.In...
The word ‘silver’ originates from the Old English Anglo-Saxon word 'seolfor'