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An Insider's Guide to the Mining Sector: An in-depth study of gold and mining shares by Michael Coulson

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3. Mining Shares

We now come to the meat of our look at the broad mining sector, mining shares themselves.

We have already touched on a number of mining companies when we looked at the metals sector, and in some detail in the case of gold. The following part of the book is divided up into several segments relating to mining shares. Firstly we look at the various categories of shares, from large diversified companies like mining houses down to the small mining company sector. This categorisation of the sector by size allows investors to choose the degree of risk they are prepared to tolerate in what can be a highly volatile investment area. Mining share funds are also considered. We also look at mining market cycles, how to build a mining share ...

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