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Copper dynasty

SOME time ago Andrónico Luksic told me about the deal that put him on the path to becoming one of the

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12 NOV 2004

No laughing matter

SO FAR, I have not become pathetic or demented enough to spend time on the internet mining bulletin boards.

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12 NOV 2004

Out of Africa

DAVID Reading insists that the key to successful exploration is to force your geologists to “fight for

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05 NOV 2004

Power Rangers

THEY say they have no power struggles at Rio Tinto. The group's ‘management by consensus' style doesn't

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05 NOV 2004

Absent friends

IT SEEMS that Nicky Oppenheimer and Gary Ralfe will not, after all, be present to celebrate the opening

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29 OCT 2004

Building in steel

THERE will be a merger between Consolidated Minerals (CML) and Portman, Australia's third biggest iron-ore

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29 OCT 2004

In Harmony

SO WHO is Vladimir Potanin, the Russian who has given Ian Cockerill at Gold Fields the cold shoulder

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22 OCT 2004

Latin play

DIEGO Hernandez is not telling how BHP Billiton managed to snatch him away from Cia Vale do Rio Doce

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22 OCT 2004

Rocks to riches

IT PROBABLY will never again be possible. To be able, in the space of one career, to join a very small

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15 OCT 2004

Size matters

DID you know that Anglo American is the world's biggest producer of cardboard packaging materials? And

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15 OCT 2004

Big picture man

THERE can be very few people on earth with as much faith in their own ability as Thomas Kaplan – who

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08 OCT 2004

Copper-bottomed

AT THE age of 76, David Lowell deserves as much as anybody in mining to be described as a legend in his

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01 OCT 2004

Still at the sharp end

MARK Creasy laughs uproariously when told that the London Sunday Times, in its 2004 Rich List, suggests

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24 SEP 2004

Homeboy

EVERYONE involved in mining in Peru knows of Jesus Arias, says Ed Baer. The Arias family empire includes

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17 SEP 2004

Pip pip

FRONTIER Mining, run by people who know Kazakhstan well and just listed on London's AIM with the help

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17 SEP 2004

Diamond geezers

THERE'S an interesting cast of characters involved in the story of how Chapada Diamonds eventually got

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10 SEP 2004

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