By Mike Smith
November 2008. As the daily papers highlight the recent terrorist bombings in Turkey a kindly old lady is sitting down to breakfast with her husband. Over their eggs she complains about the price of milk. A knock on the door alerts her to a busy day of book signings.
Panel says Guinea should strip BSGR, Vale of rights to iron deposit
By Silvia Antonioli, David Rohde and Saliou Samb LONDON/CONAKRY (Reuters) - A technical committee in Guinea has recommended the government strip BSG Resources (BSGR) and its partner Vale of the rights to exploit a giant iron ore deposit because the panel alleges BSGR obtained the concession through corruption, sources close to the matter said. The latest development in a saga surrounding one of ...
Iron Road ready to take on majors
South Australia's Iron Road could be accused of being brave, or worse, building a $US4.5 billion iron ore mine as the mineral's price falls. For a junior magnetite iron ore miner with a market value of $162 million, to operate in Australia is also like a bull ant taking on an elephant, such is the clout of BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals. The iron ore price hit eight-month lows this ...
Melbourne to iron ore in under 4 hours
An ambitious Victorian miner is set to become the state's first iron ore producer in more than a century, saying it has some unique advantages that will help it share in some of the spoils of the mining boom.
Ukraine's 'Iron Brigade' readies for combat
Artists put new spin on life in a hamster wheel Artists put new spin on life in a hamster wheel On the day a Crimean military post is taken over, Ukraine’s 24th Mechanized 'Iron' Brigade readies itself for combat as Crimean crisis shows no sign of ending.
The Artist With the Iron Fist: Liu Bolin's latest work
Remember Liu Bolin, the chameleon artist who managed to perfectly hide himself amongst such backdrops as the Beijing Bird Nest, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven? He's back, and this time he's bringing with him a "giant iron fist, poised to punch a ...
Grandmother in court for burning grandson with iron
A 52-year-old grandmother from Umhlali north of Durban, accused of burning her grandson with an iron, has been formally charged with ... medical reports indicate that although the teen sustained third degree burns, he is recovering in hospital.