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Optionality rules at US Silver Summit

“Optionality” became the meme of the Silver Summit and Resource Expo in San Francisco, a concept repeated by many of the mining sector legends who presented. By optionality, they meant investing in companies with deposits able to sustain lowest-quartile production costs but that are not in production, as these will be able to benefit most when commodity prices begin to increase again.

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Key investors are consequently looking to back management who do what may seem counter intuitive, by not putting deposits into production in a low price environment so that the mineral stays in the