No amount of snow, icy wind or freezing temperatures could detract me or this year’s PDAC mining houses, trade show exhibitors and delegates from attending – all 25 000+ of them representing the true diversity of our global industry including investors, analysts, mining executives, geologists, government officials and students. And I am proud to say that Mining Review Africa was the only African press member representing our glorious continent of untapped mineral wealth.

By comparison with our more familiar Cape Town Mining Indaba, PDAC is truly international and covers mining from one corner of the globe to the other. In the space of just four days I have come to recognise and truly appreciate the enormous scale of the industry across continents. It was as if the world’s mining sector came together under one roof to share in the one major characteristic we all share in common – building new mines.

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