Byron KingByron King

A Harvard-trained geologist and former aide to the United States Chief of Naval Operations, Byron King is our resident gold and mining expert, and we are proud to have him on board as the managing editor of Whiskey & Gunpowder.

This “old rock hound” uses his expertise and connections in global resource industries to bring you the very best opportunities in mining, precious metals and energy. Byron also draws upon first-hand knowledge of the world of high-tech industries gains during his military career. Yet all that knowledge and experience is combined with a down-to-earth, common-sense approach that is easy to understand.

Byron’s ahead-of-the-curve insights have drawn attention over the years. He’s made frequent appearances in mainstream media such as The Washington Post, MSN Money,, Fox Business News, CNBC’s Squawk Box, Larry Kudlow, Glenn Beck and PBS’s NewsHour. He also wrote a feature article published in the Financial Times, and has appeared on both CNN and Marketplace radio broadcasts.

A long-time world traveler who’s gotten his boots muddy on five continents in search of the world’s best mining investment opportunities, Byron has also been quoted in various international publications such as the UK’s The Guardian and the Netherland’s De Volkskrant, and has been a guest on Canada’s CBC television broadcast. Byron still spends much of his time away from home, checking out remote mines, rigs and plants to bring you a first-hand account of almost every investment opportunity he recommends.

When you read Byron’s recommendations and analysis, you can be sure that he’s personally vetted each company with a critical eye — in fact, he’s usually visited them on location. He avoids overly technical language to give you the clearest picture of what makes each pick outstanding and why.

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It’s now official. The country is in dire monetary straits. So says a recent article in the The New York Times, sort of. Seriously. We can talk about it in public, in polite company, and we’re not some fringe, kooky gold & guns element anymore. Yes, we’re near the beginning of April, but I’m not...

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I was traveling overseas recently. I arrived back in the U.S. via New York, passing through JFK Airport. You probably know the “return to America” drill, which is similar at airports everywhere. There I was, standing in a big room, waiting to show my passport. As fate would have it, the guy in front of...