In this edition of Kitco News’ Mining Minutes, Alex Letourneau shares poor Q2 earnings results that gold producers released this week. Newmont Mining leads the pack with a $2.26 billion writedown on the value of stockpiles and two of its Australian mines. However they are not alone. “Goldcorp put out a loss of $1.93 billion Thursday morning, largely due to a $1.96 billion writedown of its Penasquito mine in Mexico,” Letourneau added. Although Newcrest expects outputs of 2 to 2.3 million ounces of gold, the company slashed assets by $5.5 billion last month. Agnico Eagle reported losses of $24.4 million on Wednesday. Finally, Letourneau talks about Freeport McMoRoan’s mine shutdown and the impact it will have on the company’s production.Help us spread the ANTIDOTE to corporate propaganda.
Please follow SGT Report on Twitter & help share the message.