The mining industry has demonstrated consistency in growth and development, in both bearish and bullish markets. The demand for precious metals and other valuable resources remains constant across broad market conditions. Specifically, after surpassing a downturn in global markets resulting from weakened economic growth in the US and China, as well as the European debt crisis, Silver is situated for significant positive growth in the upcoming market cycles. Precious metals are early cyclical market leaders, which have far from peaked. Insofar as precious metals are still accessible from a cost perspective, they have enormous room for potential growth. Perennially, precious metals retain their value, and are a fundamentally important asset.