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Mandarins & Mavericks: Remembering Western Mining 1933–2005 by Martin Summons Hardie Grant Books, 2017, 396 pages, $59.99 _______________________________________________ Western Mining Corporation was the outstanding exploration company in Australia’s history, greatly enriching both its shareholders and Australia. Its geologists discovered bauxite in the Darling Range, nickel at Kambalda, several gold mines below the salt flats of Lake Lefroy and—the daddy of them all—the gigantic copper-gold-uranium orebody at Olympic Dam. After WMC was taken over by BHP in 2005, eighty of its former employees pooled cash to fund a book commemorating the company’s history. Financial journalist Martin Summons was selected as the…

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