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By John Helmer in Moscow The Udokan copper contest has been won, but by whom? In April, Mineweb reported that Russia’s biggest copper contest was going to be a very private affair. Even if there are just two, possibly three contenders — we said at the time — predicting who will win over the next […]

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By John Helmer in Moscow In antique legend, Icarus was the boy who, ignoring his father’s prudential warning, flew too close to the sun, melting the wax from his wings, and plummeting to his death as a consequence. In W.H. Auden’s modern reflection on the incident, noone witnessing the plunge cared much, while “the expensive […]