Many conferences are still underway… Check out our top headline picks for today:

1. We’re Reaching Peak Gold

(Source: Bloomberg)

The world may have already produced the most gold in a year it ever will, according to the chairman of the World Gold Council.

Production is likely to plateau at best, before slowly declining as demand rises, especially given global political risks and robust purchases by consumers in India and China, Randall Oliphant said in an interview Monday. (Read full article here)

2. World’s reaching peak gold output; prices may soon hit $1,400

(Source: Economic Times India)

The world may have already produced the most gold in a year it ever will, according to the chairman of the World Gold Council.

Production is likely to plateau at best, before slowly declining as demand rises, especially given global political risks and robust purchases by consumers in India and China, Randall Oliphant said in an interview Monday. (Read full article here)

3. China and Argentina to strengthen mining cooperation

(Source: Mining.com)
During the China Mining Congress & Expo held in Tianjin, the Chinese Minister of Land and Resources Cao Weixing said that the Asian giant is very interested in “intensifying investment trade and cooperation” with Argentina. (Read full article here)

4. Vale’s Ontario mining director says zero harm policies can do more harm than good

(Source: Timmins Today)

His presentation started with a disclaimer that his views may not represent those of Vale Canada Limited, even joking he may not work for them after what he had to say about zero harm policies in the mining industry.

Alistair Ross, director of mining, Ontario Operations, delivered a comprehensive presentation at the first general membership meeting of 2017 of the Canadian Institute of Mining on Sept. 21 to a packed house at Dynamic Earth in Sudbury. (Read full article here)

5. Brazil backtracks on plan to open up Amazon forest to mining

(Source: The Guardian)

Amazon conservation groups have hailed a victory as the Brazilian government announced a U-turn on plans to open up swaths of the the world’s biggest forest to mining corporations.

President Michel Temer had sparked outrage in August when he announced a decree to abolish the Renca reserve, an area of 17,800 square miles – roughly the size of Switzerland – that is an important carbon sink and home to some of the world’s richest biodiversity. (Read full article here)