Increasing the odds

As an economic geologist it has never ceased to amaze me how the non technical investor embraces the precarious process of mineral exploration and the intricate business of mining. In many cases it appears to me more like a reliance on luck riding a “flutter” and of often not inconsequential proportions I might add. In […]

Beatty and Brynner and some Calamine

When Chester Beatty died on January 19th 1968, at the age of 92, The Times of London said that: “He was the greatest of all living figures in the mining industry, and with his passing the world has lost one of its most romantic characters.” Chester Beatty was an extraordinary mining magnate and a collector […]