On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, financial journalist Lars Schall talked with exploration geologist and mining entrepreneur Dr. Keith Barron, who is a scientist and explains in no uncertain terms what is going on in the mining industry, the false accounting relative to the cost of exploration, what happened when gold went up to 1,900 USD, why gold versus USD simply must go to at least 5,000, why ‘gold above ground’, if anything, is overstated, and why the Swiss GoldInitiative is indeed very important and not just for the Swiss People, as well as his view on silver.
By Lars Schall
The following podcast interview was originally conducted for and published by Matterhorn Asset Managememt in Zurich, Switzerland here:
THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW – October 2014: Keith Barron PhD
“I believe we’ve seen Peak Gold”
Keith Barron is an exploration geologist with 30 years experience in the mining sector. He has consulted on all the continents except for Antarctica, searching for such commodities as gold, silver, diamonds, uranium, copper, platinum, and industrial minerals. He holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Western Ontario and a BSc. (Hons) in Geology from the University of Toronto. In 2001 he privately co-founded Ecuador gold explorer Aurelian Resources Inc., which was listed on the TSX-V in 2003 and made the colossal Fruta del Norte gold discovery in 2006. The company was bought by Kinross Gold in 2008 for $1.2 billion. He is the founder and a Director of Guyana uranium explorer U3O8 Corp. At the PDAC convention in March 2008 he was awarded the Thayer Lindsley International Discovery Award for his role in the discovery of the Fruta del Norte gold deposit and he was also jointly named the Northern Miner’s Mining Man of the Year 2008. Dr. Barron continues his activities through Aurania Resources Ltd. in the search for worldwide gold, silver and uranium mining and exploration opportunities.