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Anglo American's latest attempt to mine iron ore in Australia

Australia has not often been kind to Anglo American, but there is also no doubt that the South African born, London-based, mega miner is keen to grow there, as shown in a small base metals deal and a fresh attempt to get a toehold in the Australian iron ore industry.

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The base metal play is chicken feed for a company the size of Anglo American but its financial support for a largely unknown copper project developer, Anax Metals, has attracted local attention.