WIOML 2015: Mining industry continues to be stalked by “myths and monsters”

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Tuesday, 05 May 2015

According to speakers at the World Initiative of Mining Lawyers held today in London, UK, the mining industry is holding on to a number of false assumptions that are hindering growth, particularly during a time of global slowdown in the sector. These include theories regarding manufacturing cost curves, government policies and financial assessment.

The mining industry continues to be stalked by various "myths and monsters", Phillip Crowson, a mineral economist at the University of Dundee, told delegates today at the World Initiative of Mining Lawyers (WIOML) inaugural conference in London, UK.

One falsely accepted consensus is that the industry has undergone a paradigm...

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