That’s why you want to own mining stocks. You can get dividends now, and will be leveraged when TSHTF.
Don’t go crazy on them, no more than 3% of your portfolio in any one stock or 10 to 15 % in the sector depending on your risk tolerance. The sector ETF is GDX, which pays about a 1.24% dividend, and it’s currently a falling knife, so this not for the faint of heart. Use stop losses or options so you don’t get sliced up too badly.
Investing is about patience and judgment, because the market will always be one step ahead of you.