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Heading into Kalgoorlie-Boulder's Diggers and Dealers this time last year, Northern Star Resources was a one-mine company, though Managing Director Bill Beament had made no secret that he wanted new assets.
Just like his former mentor Joseph Gutnick, Ed Eshuys is finding it hard to resist the lure of gold riches in the Goldfields.
Fears the economy would hurtle over a "construction cliff" with the end of the mining investment boom are being soothed by the states.
Rio Tinto has sold its overrated Mozambique coal assets for only a fraction of the $4 billion the mining giant paid for them back in 2011.

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