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By Curt Freeman
For Mining News 

2008: A truly memorable year for mining

Despite industry's tumultuous year, a decades-old truism that 'good projects get funded and good mines make money' offers comfort


Last updated 12/28/2008 at Noon

As 2008 winds inexorably to a close, I found myself looking for words adequate to describe what will go down in history as one of the most memorable years in many a moon. Words like tumultuous, unpredictable, singular, turbulent, chaotic, confusing, and unsettling hardly do justice to the past year's events.

As usual, the mining industry played its small but vital role in the scheme of world e...

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