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The last Turk

IF ANYONE knows where the bodies are buried at Anglo American, Tony Lea is the man. So it was a little

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23 DEC 2004

A life-long affair

AT THE age of 64, when many people would be thinking about retirement, Algy Cluff has been busy raising

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23 DEC 2004

Man in the middle

AT FIRST sight it looks as if Goldcorp's proposed C$2.45 billion takeover of Wheaton River Minerals (MJ,

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17 DEC 2004

Director's dealings

BRIAN Mountford has sold £2 million-worth of his shares in Galahad Gold, the AIM-listed exploration

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17 DEC 2004

A skeleton cupboard

THE Bre-X scandal, biggest mining scam of the twentieth century, reared its ugly head again this week

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10 DEC 2004

Chasing the mid-tier

INDEPENDENCE Group moved on Matrix Metals last Friday. In a four-day swoop, Independence bought 19.96%

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03 DEC 2004

Divining intervention

WITHOUT comment, I pass on the information that the Ontario Securities Commission is taking further action

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03 DEC 2004

Opportunity knocks

IF YOU'VE been following South Africa's black empowerment moves, you won't be surprised that two of the

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26 NOV 2004

Non-executive specialist

COINCIDENTALLY, another former World Gold Council executive – and someone else who started his career

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19 NOV 2004

Full circle

AFTER two tough years at the World Gold Council attempting to give gold investment a boost, Simon Village

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19 NOV 2004

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

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