Alkane's golden anniversary

THERE are multiple listed companies on the Australian Securities Exchange with long, storied careers as resource hunters – notably BHP, which went public in August 1885 or Santos that listed in 1954 –  but there are few smaller companies that have survived, which makes Alkane Resources’ 50th anniversary this month something of an anomaly.

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Alkane was founded in 1969.

Guided by a string of mining identities, the company has proven itself as a survivor over the past five decades, including Malcolm Maygar, Ian "Inky" Cornelius, Ian Chalmers (who is still involved as