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Mining Firms Discover Old-Timers
Can Be Worth Their Weight in Gold

Wall Street Journal, by John W. Miller

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/4/2013 5:50:07 AM

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—In geology, old is gold. According to the local mining lore here, senior geologists tend to do their work the old-fashioned way. They avoid radar technology, preferring instead to examine termite and ant mounds; they study vegetation and carry divining rods. They´re famous in the often cutthroat industry for their efficiency—also for wearing neckties in the blistering heat. "I only hire old geologists," says Norman Slater, managing director of Slater Coal, a South African coal company. People such as Kevin Petzer, a 65-year-old Zimbabwean who still roams South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia from his base

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 3/4/2013 7:16:16 AM     (No. 9206946)

Don´t forget the value of witch doctors too.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CzndCitzen, 3/4/2013 7:24:29 AM     (No. 9206958)

65 is not old!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: geoman, 3/4/2013 11:18:09 AM     (No. 9207475)

There are old geologists and there are bold geologists but there are no old, bold geologists.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bob913, 3/4/2013 6:36:09 PM     (No. 9208331)

I heard that "Thar´s Gold in Them Thar Hills"
So climb a mountain and start digging.

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