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By Pierre Gratton
Special to Mining News 

Big brains and why mining needs them

With six major mines poised to come on line, British Columbia's industry is ready to challenge the best and the brightest thinkers


Last updated 11/22/2009 at Noon

The first thing that makes mining a complex business is the science of finding a mine. We have over 12,000 mineral occurrences in BC and less than 20 major mines. It takes years just to locate, evaluate, permit and construct a mine. To succeed requires not only a certain temperament, but also use of the very best in technology and scientific analysis and the curiosity, intelligence and training...

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