Issue 182, April 2017
It's 1994, Franco-Nevada's valued at a mere $1bn, its founder Pierre Lassonde is still holding down his desk job as a fund manager at Beutel Goodman and he has just published The Gold Book, a rattling guide to precious metals
Former banker Emmanuel Macron has cruised through presidential elections in France; that's good for Giustra and Columbus Gold
“We're extending the mine life and halving the capital burden. That's going to drive up rates of return.”
Dennis Washington wants to buy Canada's largest diamond miner, but other bids are in the offing
De Beers doesn't look like it's doing much advertising these days; that's because it's doing its best advertising yet
He uses terrible language, but banking analysts say it's the one source of mining news they read without fail, so who is The Angry Geologist?
Private meetings between India's prime minister and South Africa's president have all but carved-up the future of Anglo American. "The play is over, it's done."
Firestone, Stornoway & Mountain Province are all hitting the market with new goods for the first time; who's leading the pack?
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
"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