Minerals gain momentum as season wanes
Average rate of gold investment around the world nearly doubles in past eight years as demand for metals increases exponentially
Last updated 9/27/2009 at Noon
Although Alaska's summer field season is quickly coming to an end, the mineral industry continues to gain momentum thanks to rapidly increasing metals prices, fueled in part by growing industrial demand and an astonishing increase in investment demand for metals like gold and silver.
Goldfields Mineral Service reported that for the period 1993 to 2000, world gold investment averaged about 383...