Chalk it up to the thin air, or maybe the iconic Rocky Mountain high, but something has inspired select presenters at this week's Denver Gold Forum to entice prospective investors with new or increasing dividends.
But if gold and silver prices continue to launch meaningfully beyond currently prevailing prices -- as I believe they are extremely likely to do -- a pair of miners linking their dividend payouts to their average realized sales prices could retake the lead in the industry's bid to enhance investor interest through rising income yields.
Legendary silver producer Hecla Mining
One by one, and little by little, miners are stepping up to the plate to offer investors a share of the expanding cash proceeds from quality mining operations. But not everyone was compelled by the Rocky Mountain high to start handing out the cash. Randgold Resources
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