I concur with what Rockhound has said.

While the mining sector would appear to be dead it's only dormant as far as share prices go. I indirectly service mining companies and I am swamped with work. We should not overlook several things. Hudbay has Lalor Lake coming on. Hudbay would also make a good takeover target trading below cash value and an opportune time for someone to make a run at them. Just a thought however under the new management I believe Hudbay will emerge as a winner.