The earth is patient for the OZ

IT'S back to the future for OZ Minerals, so let’s hope the wheels of fate turn more favourably than the last time it went on a growth spurt. The Metal Detective, By Stephen Bell

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It always brings a warm glow to the hardened heart of the Metal Detective when a company outlines plans for starting up multiple mines in coming years.

Bugger the complexity, growing pains and all those other annoying side-issues, let’s just dig more holes and start pouring out the metal!

OZ Minerals says it wants to become a three-mine producer inside five years, with the existing Prominent Hill operation to be joined by Carrapateena in South Australia, and Nebo-Babel in WA.

The fates will really have turned full circle if OZ achieves this virtuous target.

In 2005, the year of MD’s birth, (he emerged from the womb fully formed, metal detector and pen in han...