MOST POPULAR: The great royalty freak out • Flying around with Michael O'Keeffe • Waiting for ducks in Newfoundland • Arizona Mining: banks slam concerns • Breakfast with David Garofalo • David Harquail • Paul Gait's big ideas • Rio's Guinea affair • Silent rise of the prospect generator model • Evy Hambro
Issue 177, January 2017
As shares in Champion Iron go up in a straight line, chairman Michael O'Keeffe lands in London for meetings with hedge fund managers. "If the boiler boy has an idea, I want him to be heard. If I hear he wasn't heard, I'll be pissed off."
Private equity group pulls plug on Peter Kukielski's $1bn mining fund, two years after it launched
But zinc industry specialists disagree, as Arizona issues statement on metal impurities
"These assets will ultimately be separated," CEO Chris Richter tells Global Mining Observer
Solitude and patience: the deep-thinkers generating huge returns in the mining industry
Blue-chip mining bonds have seen huge moves, as prices rally and companies pull back from the brink of a financing crisis
A "big freeze" for the mining industry is finally ending, says Franco-Nevada's CEO David Harquail, in an edited version of his recent speech to the Melbourne Mining Club
BlackRock's flagship mining fund doesn't hold a single share in royalty group Anglo Pacific. But fund manager Evy Hambro has had eyes on the firm for 5 years
Lussier has been the brains, charm and mild-mannered spin behind every De Beers marketing campaign for nearly 25 years
"Obviously it's hard to say which child you love the most," says Osisko's chairman Sean Roosen. "But Falco in Quebec."
Meet Tim Oliver, a minerals engineer from Arizona, who maintains a death list of new mining projects facing unreported engineering defects
"You can't live with vendettas," says Diego Benavides, pushing the menu to one side to make way for lawyer's letters. "It's tedious."
"Get naked on the freeway and opportunity will come. Be seen and be in the way of opportunity."
Mellon owns everything from German property to a bank on the Isle of Mann, but few investors have played the mining sector as adroitly in recent years
BHP Billiton's founder gives widest ranging interview of his career, tips "Ivan" for industry leadership
Two forces are at work in Canada's iron ore capital. And they appear to be working together
A man must find himself in a very special position before he can deny accepting a $200m bribe
"White is a colour," says Gemfields CEO Ian Harebottle, as company weighs expansion into diamond market
12-month deal binge proves Beament the sharpest gold mine operator globally
BlackRock's all-star fund manager on the outlook from his dairy farm in England
EXCLUSIVE: Head of mining at the World Bank responds to criticism aimed at the group
Robert Friedland lieutenant plans to "roll up a very large number of projects"
David Garofalo's hard line positions HudBay to land Augusta and its Rosemont copper project
Randy Smallwood and Nolan Watson back David Harquail's call for royalty groups to work together on multi-billion dollar deals
The most cash-rich gold company in the world is looking to pool capital with peers, says president David Harquail
In rented cars and a bullet proof vest, Martin Rapaport has driven a perilous route to becoming the diamond industries most influential body
Behind Patagonia Gold and its Lomada de Leiva project sits Argentina's wealthiest family
If the market values Altius as a frontier exploration stock, Brian Dalton knows it as a royalty machine
In 1960s offices off Bond Street in London, Julian Treger sits behind a boardroom table topped with green baize
"If there's a recovery in the US, it's artificial," says Jim Rogers from his garden in Singapore. "They're going to keep printing money indefinitely"
Investor Rick Rule likes to buy his lottery tickets with other people's money
Led by Oskar Lewnowski, the world's largest copper trader is building a new position is mining finance