Dryblower: Laterite nickel woes cast pall over entire mining industry

HANDS up anyone out there in investor land who owns shares in Preston Resources? What! No one. Well, how about Centaur Mining? Still no one.

Curious isn't it. A few years ago the speculators of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and London could not get enough of those two laterite nickel hopefuls.

Now, you can't get anyone to admit ownership. Why?