It is true that those gold mines which can not produce gold below the prevailing market price (spot price) of gold will shut down. However, the demand for gold will not stop at a certain price. Even if the production cost of gold rises to $100,000 per ounce, there will be demand in the market for that gold. The demand will be of course much smaller than at a spot price of $1,000. This means that the business of gold mining will never cease regardless of price. Gold mining will continue until a method is found to produce gold artificially. Such a method is not known as of today. Only those gold mines will shut down which can not compete against the cheapest producers, But it is wrong to claim that all gold mines will close. That is a logical fallacy.
These latest miraculous gains by Thibaudeau are a little contradictory because, while he’s said repeatedly on their forum that he could get much bigger if he wanted to, he’s also been saying that he doesn’t want to/can’t because of health issues (and I believe he also said that he only took steroids experiementally for a little while when he was a teenager). He clearly must have changed his mind, however, because he’s just claimed to have gained more muscle in 6 weeks than many drug-free bodybuilders of his stature gain in a lifetime of training. He’s doing very well – he’s now carrying over 40 pounds more muscle than the world’s best drug-free bodybuilding champions of his height (which is also well over twice as much muscle as they’ve managed to build).