Category Archives: Gold and Silver News


Gold Smuggling Rampant in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi officials have claimed the country is becoming a hub for gold smuggling, with an ever-increasing number of criminals caught trying to move bullion into neighbouring India. Mainul Hossain Khan, a customs intelligence chief, said he and his team have seized 623 kg of the precious metal since July last...

Wealthy Investors Confident in Gold

The price of gold is currently sitting at a nine-month lows, but wealthy investors continue to invest in bullion bars as demand remains strong. Victor Thianpiriya, ANZ gold analyst, said ongoing tensions in the Middle East have increased appetite for the yellow metal, which has typically served as a safe haven...

Gold Refining: How Does it Work?

The process of turning ore into gold bars can be complicated, with several stages required to produce 99.9 per cent investment-grade assets. However, if you are keen to learn more about how refining works before making your next investment in gold, here is a quick summary by the Perth Mint....

The Future of Australian Gold Production and Exploration

Australia is the world’s second-largest gold producer, with only China having a higher output each year. Russia is close behind, although despite ramping up gold production in 2013-14, the country failed to clinch the second spot. According to new statistics from Australia’s Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE), Australia’s...

Innovative gold extraction technology wins university prize

A new form of gold extraction technology has landed first prize at the 2014 Curtin Commercial Innovation Awards. The carbon meter tool could revolutionise existing gold extraction practices, making previously labour-intensive methods obsolete. According to Perth-based Curtin University, the technology allows metallurgists to optimise gold extraction, significantly reducing costs, driving...

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