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By J. P. Tangen
For Mining News 

By the numbers: The figures don't add up

Growing demand from the world's 6.7 billion people for mineral commodities renders Americans' antipathy toward mining 'irrational'


Last updated 12/28/2008 at Noon

I've been thinking a lot about numbers lately, maybe because it is the end of the year, and therefore a time for reflection. But when I read about hundreds of billions of dollars committed to re-energizing the economy or billions of people occupying the planet or billions of pounds of copper from a possible mine at Pebble, I just get confused. That may be because I cannot count past 10 without...

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