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Big Ambitions

NOBODY who knows Mick Davis, Xstrata's chief executive, expects him to spend any time licking his wounds

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17 MAR 2005

Dim view

PRESIDENT Mugabe take note. Zimbabwe is the worst place in the world to invest exploration money, according

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17 MAR 2005

An Irish story

WHAT a cast of characters is involved in the Arcon saga! There's Sir Tony O'Reilly, probably Ireland's

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11 MAR 2005

Uncharacteristically low-profile

TALKING of industry characters, not many people seem to remember that Mohamed al-Fayed is in the mining

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11 MAR 2005

Chance to shine

THERE was a new face in the St James's headquarters of Rio Tinto this week. Vivek Tulpule has arrived

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04 MAR 2005

Elephant hunter

JEAN-RAYMOND Boulle has just signed a cheque for US$12 million to help get Sierra Rutile up and running

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04 MAR 2005

Rocking and rolling

FEW junior exploration companies have suffered, and survived, the sort of substantial – and high-profile

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25 FEB 2005

Downstream recruit

WHEN it comes to tenacity and lateral thinking in mining, the name of Robert Gannicott must be mentioned.

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25 FEB 2005

Raging bull

HERE are some things you might have forgotten about Rob McEwen, who has emerged victorious from the three-way

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18 FEB 2005

Long walk to capitalism

MZI Khumalo, one of South Africa's best known – and most controversial – entrepreneurs, is giving a headache

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18 FEB 2005

Sharing the good times

ROSS Beaty is talking about the time when his company, Pan American Silver , seemed on the brink of extinction.

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11 FEB 2005

HSBC reunited

SEEMS like a bit of a bust-up at Palladex , a junior with projects in the Kyrgyz Republic. Dasha Long-

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11 FEB 2005

Watching the watchers

MATTHEW Turner celebrated his 30th birthday last Saturday knowing he was the first person to have won

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28 JAN 2005

Cash up front

ALBERT Chislett and Chris Verbiski are collecting more than C$180 million as they cash in again on their

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28 JAN 2005

Risks and rewards

“WHEN I told my wife I had just spent £2.47 million – every last cent we had in the world – on a hole

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21 JAN 2005

From Welsh roots

MR TREW, now 46, was brought up in the Rhymney Valley in what was the heart of the Welsh coal mining

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21 JAN 2005

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