12.12.2011 - China demand drives global mining surge
The China-driven commodities boom transformed economies and environments across the globe in 2011, a year that saw cashed-up mining giants invest record amounts into extracting Earth's riches. From Australia's barren interior where plans were approved to create one of the world's biggest open pit mines, to the Amazon rainforest where vast copper deposits were targeted, the mining phenomenon went into overdrive...............................................Full Article: Source
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