"If the Benavides-led group wins the day, Minera IRL Ltd. will quietly disappear into Peru’s mountains and jungles as the potential riches of the Ollachea gold project are squandered, and the town of Ollachea will ineluctably return to its centuries-long roots as a small-minded artisanal mining community, rather than an emerging modern mining camp."
UPDATE: Best mail so far comes from reader 'BB':
"I almost choked on my muffin this morning when I read that quote from the loser at that publication without an editor. I guess they have free WiFi at The Pilot where I'm assuming he wrote it."
Yup. Once upon a time 'Northern Miner' was the media of record for the mining industry. Oh how the mighty fall. John Cumming would be instantly dismissed for that type of racist scumbaggery in any publication worth its salt. NM is one of those that hasn't atrophied and died with a bang, but with a whimper.