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Ryan joined CRU in 2017 and oversees Lead, Zinc and Precious Metals research. Ryan has over nine years of experience as a metals analyst and geologist and has worked on gold and polymetallic projects in South Africa, Western China, Armenia and the Northern Andes.

Prior to joining CRU, Ryan worked at Wood Mackenzie where he led gold mine cost research and contributed to base metal coverage along with new product development initiatives. Before this, he covered gold, silver and, to a lesser extent, PGMs at Thomson Reuters GFMS. Ryan has frequently presented at international conferences geared to industry and academia and has presented at numerous investor briefings.

Ryan holds a PhD in geochemistry, geochronology and thermochronology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

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How competitive are Mexican silver mines?

Following the multi-year devaluation of the peso, silver mines in Mexico have experienced marked cost deflation (in US$ terms) with costs now 9% lower than the rest of the...

By Ryan Cochrane 09 October 2017