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Jury out on Cascabel resource

Not all agree, but there is plenty of support for SolGold's first pass numbers

TMAC appoints banker as CEO

BMO mining chief to take on mining company with operational issues

Dumont back as nickel-cobalt opportunity

Quebec nickel-cobalt project taking calls from interested parties

Kingsgate board survives coup

A 55% majority of shareholders backed the Kingsgate chairman

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Viewpoint > Humphreys

Lies, damn lies and mineral statistics

Klaus Kleinfeld, chairman and CEO of Alcoa, recently lambasted China for its export of ‘fake’ aluminium semis, that is to say aluminium which has been minimally transformed so as to avoid the export tariff which China applies to unwrought forms of the metal. In doing so, he drew attention to a much bigger issue, the continuing deterioration in the quality of mineral industry statistics.

Viewpoint > Humphreys

Lies, damn lies and mineral statistics

Klaus Kleinfeld, chairman and CEO of Alcoa, recently lambasted China for its export of ‘fake’ aluminium semis, that is to say aluminium which has been minimally transformed so as to avoid the export tariff which China applies to unwrought forms of the metal. In doing so, he drew attention to a much bigger issue, the continuing deterioration in the quality of mineral industry statistics.

Industry analysts have a lot to contend with. It is the nature of the job that their forecasts are often wrong. I seem to recall Robert Friedland once unkindly referring to them (perhaps I should say us) as ‘eunuchs in the harem’. But to stand even a sporting chance of getting their forecasts right, they do need to know where they are in the present – and that means good data.

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