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John Cumming

Editor-In-Chief, The Northern Miner

John Cumming is editor-in-chief of the global mining publication The Northern Miner. He has a M.Sc. in geochemistry, and has visited more than 100 mining projects in 35 countries.
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The Most Depressing Thing To Happen To Canadian Mining Since Bre-X

The complete failure of the tailings dam at Imperial Metals' copper-gold mine is the most depressing thing to have happened in Canadian mining since the Bre-X debacle in 1997. But what makes all this particularly depressing is that Imperial Metals is one of the class acts of Canadian mining, and the mine was built by highly skilled Canadian miners to modern technical standards in our own backyard.
08/08/2014 07:59 EDT