I’m in the middle of a barren desert, next to a very large saguaro cactus.
Folks, this is the heart of one of the driest parts of America: Arizona.
I’m here because right now Arizona is going through a bit of a renaissance in mining.
And one metal in particular is set to soar.
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Keep walking the path,
Editor, International Speculator
I want to introduce you to a good friend of mine. I call him Benny. He’s a very large saguaro cactus. I’m here in Arizona and there’s a lot of cacti like this. You can see all around me here. This is barren desert. We’re in the heart of one of the driest parts of America, and this is a place that’s known for citrus. Not a lot of other stuff, but one of the other big things that it’s known for is copper.
Up until the 1980s, when Chile came to prominence as a major copper producer, Arizona was the world’s preeminent center for copper production. Some of the largest mines in the world are here, and there’s still a legacy of this. I was down in Tucson yesterday [at time of recording], and that’s where Asarco, which was one of the grand old companies of U.S. copper production, has its head office. Still a lot of mines here.
Arizona is going through a bit of a renaissance in terms of mining. There’ve been several new copper and zinc mines that have been discovered and approved the last little while, and Arizona has been steadily climbing in the rankings of places to do mining in the world. So I’ve come down to check it out. I was actually out in the field yesterday [at time of recording] looking at some prospects.
I think there may be some investments here that we want to consider, especially because they still believe that copper is going to do extremely well with the end of the trade war, which is looking evermore likely.
We’re still waiting for a date to get hammered down where the presidents of the U.S. and China are going to meet up to probably make it official that everything is ending, but all indications are that the trade war is going to end.
I think that’s going to be a major catalyst for base metals, especially for copper, which is the granddaddy of all the base metals, and I believe that it’s going to touch off a wave of upward momentum for commodities in general: agriculturals, all the base metals, probably even oil and natural gas. I think this is going to be a big item for commodities and probably touch off the next leg of the commodities boom.
So stay tuned for more on my findings. I hope you’re somewhere that’s a little cooler and a little more shielded from the sun than I am right now. It’s getting a little bit hot out here, so I’m going to get back in the car and I’m going to keep exploring, keep walking the path. You, too, keep walking the path.
Dave Forest is our in-house commodities expert. He’s a professional geologist… global explorer… and successful gold stock speculator.
He travels to remote corners of the globe to uncover the best money-making opportunities. His recent visits include Brazil, Myanmar, Colombia, and Uzbekistan, just to name a few. All told, he’s visited 30 countries and over 200 mines.
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