Like many of you in the mining industry I have now seen a few of the cycles that this industry goes through. The first “pit” of a cycle I went through was just as I was about to graduate in the mid-90’s. I remember my TA’s finding it hard to get work. The next one was when I moved over into diamond exploration from gold, and managed to secure a pretty good job considering what a lot of my colleagues and former classmates were dealing with. I saw a lot of people leave the industry all together around that time. When it finally picked up again I had made the decision to switch into graphic design. Perfect timing really as I was able to land a great job with a mining company employed as a designer. Perfect fit, perfect timing and I got the best experience I could have hoped for.
For over a year now we have trended downwards. And down. And down. Is there some light at the end of the tunnel? I am far from knowledgeable on this topic, I ask other people more closely tied to the stock market and global trends for their opinion. I hope there is at least a sparkle up ahead.