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Prime Meridians – Meeting Bono In Myanmar To Talk Copper Porphyries

This week in Pierce Points:

India bought its first gold in nearly 3 weeks. The end of a jewellers strike (mostly) means the world’s #1 consumer is back. 

Chile’s miners got headaches. A mineworkers strike hit some operations; while one mine may have to shut down completely.

Vietnam went coal-crazy. The government says it will increase imports five-fold over the next four years.

Mining uranium got cheaper. A new study shows production costs fell across the industry for the first time in five years.  

9 major events happened in LNG. From writedowns to buyouts, it was an exceptionally busy week for global natgas.

Meeting Bono In Myanmar To Talk Copper Porphyries

Quick note today, as I’m at the airport waiting for a plane to Hong Kong. 

In 48 hours, I’ll be back in Myanmar once again. To inspect progress with the work around the massive Bawdwin silver-lead-zinc mine in northern Shan State. And meet with my associates in the city of Yangon to plan next moves with this promising exploration project. 

These visits are always exciting. And this one particularly so — because I’ll be joined in Yangon by one of the rockstars of the geologic world. 

That’s Dr. Murray Hitzman — professor at the storied Colorado School of Mines, and one of the world’s leading authorities on copper exploration. Who we’ve been lucky enough to sponsor on an Society of Economic Geologists speaking tour through Myanmar.

I’ve had the pleasure of traveling with Murray in the past in Colombia, and can attest that his knowledge and experience are unparalleled. For an explorationist like myself, getting together with him really is the equivalent of meeting Mick Jagger or Bono. He’s that big.

If all goes well, the plan is to spend some time together after his talk in Yangon to inspect a few projects around the country. It’s going to be a lot of fun — and if you happen to be in Yangon on March 29, make sure to join us at 10 am, Conference Room, 1st Floor, MES Building, Hlaing Universities Campus for Murray’s presentation, “An Overview of the Porphyry Copper and Epithermal Precious Metal Mineralizing Systems”.

It’s last call for boarding, so that’s all for now. Have a great weekend, and catch you all on the other side of the world next week.

Here’s to life being pretty darn good,

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Dave Forest 

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