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Less bureaucracy, more technology

Governments in mature mineral jurisdictions must facilitate a smoother, cheaper administrative process for companies if they expect them to invest in the necessary technologies to make large greenfields discoveries, according to Rio Tinto head of exploration Stephen McIntosh.

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Rio wants to swap out paperwork for exploration boots on the ground (photo: Christian Schnettelker)

Expanding on one of the better presentations from December’s Mines and Money London conference, McIntosh told Mining Journal the cost of doing business in Australia in particular needed to come down