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Gold Forum ghost town highlights investor apathy

A few weeks before the 2021 Gold Forum Americas, <i>Mining Journal</i> visited a number of gold exploration sites in southern Nevada. The sight of so many ghost towns on my journey acted as a reminder as to the impermanence of what we do. I experienced a similar feeling sitting in the Broadmoor Hotel convention centre in Colorado Springs, Colorado, during the Gold Forum Americas event.

Paul Harris in Colorado Springs, Colorado
 Crowds stayed away from the Gold Forum Americas event

Crowds stayed away from the Gold Forum Americas event

The bustle and excitement of past years was absent as most delegates physically stayed away due to concerns about COVID-19. All that was lacking were tumbleweeds rolling through as the "ghosts" drifted...

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