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Spawning ground

EMIL Morfett says he has three strict criteria when deciding whether to take on a consultancy: are the

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23 SEP 2005

Exploration man

JOHN Prochnau says his career so far has been divided into two distinct parts. For more than 15 years

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23 SEP 2005

Never a dull moment

ACCORDING to Colin Orr-Ewing, executive chairman of River Diamonds (RD), the company had “a difficult

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16 SEP 2005

Into the ground

SHANTA Gold, which is exploring for the metal in Tanzania, started trading on London's AIM on July 11.

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16 SEP 2005

Dramatis personae

DE BEERS is taking steps to protect its position in a promising diamond project in Botswana which is

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02 SEP 2005

Not so tough up north

AN INTERESTING week for Roger Chaplin, who has been analysing mining and exploration companies for more

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02 SEP 2005

Once a gold bug…

FRESH from completing the merger of Goldcorp, the Canadian company he headed for 18 years, with Wheaton

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26 AUG 2005

A rarity passes

VERY few people have started a mining business from scratch and built it into one of the biggest in the

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26 AUG 2005

Friends reunited

BACK in the late 1990s, when they were at university and the mining sector was in a cyclical downturn,

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19 AUG 2005

Back up the periodic table

WHEN Patrick Evans resigned as president and chief executive of SouthernEra Diamonds in July he said:

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19 AUG 2005

Counting the counters

WHAT'S going on? The mining industry is awash with cash, and profits have never been higher. Yet there

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12 AUG 2005

Seasonal cheer

THERE are not many weeks in a year when directors can sell shares in their companies without breaching

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12 AUG 2005

Wonderland

MY DICTIONARY describes Catch 22 this way: “A situation in which a person is frustrated by a paradoxical

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12 AUG 2005

And then there were none

ANIL Agarwal is tearing down the last vestiges of the window dressing put up by the investment bank JP

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05 AUG 2005

All change

THERE is no revolving door to the boardroom at Sierra Leone Diamond Co (SLDC) insists David Gadd-Claxton,

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05 AUG 2005

Rebel with a cause

FRANCIS Ona, who has died aged 52 after a short illness, started out rather humbly as a surveyor and

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29 JUL 2005

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