I thought shortages of commodities were supposed to lead to price increases. If the miners can not make money and have no incentive for exploration and development, should we not expect larger shortages down the road. Could get interesting. Classical economics is being thwarted, but something has to give. The Chinese are buying all they can get their hands on. But why would we Americans want to be troubled with a worthless relic ,like gold/silver. We have the global reserve currency.