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Mining's real beauty contest

Smart investors – and there were a few on this panel – are increasingly being drawn to companies with the best “social” skills, as well as the usual high project delivery and operating standards, in a world presenting explorers and mine developers with far more complex risk mitigation challenges.

Mine Risk Management > Events-coverage

Mining's real beauty contest

Smart investors – and there were a few on this panel – are increasingly being drawn to companies with the best “social” skills, as well as the usual high project delivery and operating standards, in a world presenting explorers and mine developers with far more complex risk mitigation challenges.

Mining's real beauty contest

PDAC panel (left to right): Randy Smallwood, Don Charter, Eira Thomas and Rick Rule

Lucara Diamond Corp founder Eira Thomas, Sprott US Investors president Rick Rule, Silver Wheaton chief Randy Smallwood, and IAMGOLD chairman Don Charter all agreed they, and investors generally, would continue to "follow the rocks", increasingly into the world's relatively under-explored ‘frontier' jurisdictions. But a lot of the capital embedded in projects and mines - mining companies - over much longer periods would continue to assess risk in a far more nuanced and sophisticated way than in the past, they said.