I too studied this many years ago. I'm in pysical gold and miners. Not only Homestake (Barrick) during the great depression but during the 70's the miners gains where legendary. Even after gold peaked the miners topped out 6 months later if memory serves me correct. Studying it years ago I remember seeing long periods where the miners did nothing followed by explosive moves higher. Hopefully this is one of those times. I remember thinking to myself if I could have held on to miners in the 70's through extreme corrections and years of dormancy because the greatest gains came later in the speculative frenzy. It's why I'm still holding as embarrasing as it may feel now.