Quote Originally Posted by desertratt View Post
Well, it is all too complicated for my poor brain. I think a lot of factors will determine if film prices go up or down and the price of silver is only one of those. If the Chinese stop exporting rare earth metals to Japan, the US and the European Union, like they say they might, then fancy-dancy electronic thingamabobs will skyrocket in price and people will dust off the old film cameras because gigetal-digiaal cameras are too expensive.
That's right China is one of the World's only places where rare industrial metals like Neodymium are mined and the Chinese say that in the next ten years as the the Chinese economy develops they will need it all for domestic use and will not be exporting it any more. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neodymium