Dryblower: Murray Basin dreams sinking into quick sand

EXPLORATION is all about the art of spotting an anomaly. Something that is different from the background noise. Dryblower is, therefore, delighted to report that he has found just such an animal - not that it is going to be good news to the small crop of mining stocks hoping to make a fortune in the mineral sands business.

According to popular theory, and the sometimes irrational exuberance of company promoters, Australia is on the verge of a new mineral sands boom.