Scott Wright

Articles by Scott Wright

Mexico’s massive precious-metals belts are some of the world’s finest. As global #1 in silver production they are obviously quite well known for the shiny-white metal. But these belts have also been flexing their gold muscles recently,...
It was in 1896 when prospectors stumbled across large quantities of gold in one of the tributaries of the Yukon’s Klondike River. Word of this discovery spread like wildfire. And in no time at all prospectors from far and wide set course...
The 2000s gold bull has brought a lot of attention to West Africa. This attention has not always translated to success given the unstable geopolitical environment in this part of the world. But the diligent miners able to endure and...
South America has been a major beneficiary of the 2000s gold bull, party to some big discoveries by the mining companies flocking there. Some of these discoveries have already been developed, with top-three producers Peru, Brazil, and...
Nevada is well known as the United States’ top gold-mining jurisdiction. The numerous mines within its massive gold trends combined to produce a whopping 5.4m ounces in 2013, which accounted for 74% of total domestic output. This output...
Back in 2001 Turkey produced less than 50k ounces of gold, an insignificant amount considering the geological potential of this transcontinental country. The prolific Tethyan Metallogenic belt, which covers a large part of it, offers an...
The Timmins gold district is by far the most productive within Canada’s prolific Abitibi greenstone belt. It has produced in the neighborhood of 70m ounces of gold, and operations are still going strong. Namesake mining company Timmins...
Mexico has been a popular destination for mining companies seeking out their fortunes amidst gold’s secular bull market. And considering the huge lack of modern exploration across its rich precious-metals belts, some of the first movers...
Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is a timeless tale that chronicles the journey of a young girl into a psychedelic fantasy land. This tale is one that turns logic upside down, and takes us into a bizarre world that defies reality. To...
In 2012 more gold was extracted from the Earth than ever before in history. And even with 2013’s anomalous gold panic devastating the mining industry, production is expected to rise for the fifth year in a row. The latest exploration...

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Gold is found in nature in quartz veins