The best of Dryblower 2020

A look back on Dryblower's most popular columns of 2020.
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Dryblower on the other Chinese attack, iron ore, June 22

A look at how Simandou could reduce China's reliance on Australian iron ore amid growing trade tensions.

Dryblower wonders whether FMG is the world's most overvalued mining company, July 20

Fortescue Metals Group shares had just hit an all-time high of A$16.66, though the stock has since climbed as high as $23.54.

Dryblower on the disaster ahead for the anti-mining woke folk of Melbourne, August 3

One of Dryblower's more controversial columns of the year, he expressed annoyance at Victoria and its premier Dan Andrews amid the state's second COVID-19 wave, as mining kept Australia's economy afloat.

Dryblower on why China should dig two graves as it attacks Australia, November 9

Dryblower looked at how China's feud with Australia could backfire.

Dryblower watches Sam Walsh roll a hand grenade into the Juukan Gorge inquiry, August 10

A look at Sam Walsh's recollections of his time as iron ore boss of Rio Tinto.

Dryblower on Rio Tinto's invoice discounting, January 30

Rio Tinto seemed to adopt the "get a discount and grow rich" theory of doing business early in the year.

Dryblower on how Juukan Gorge exposed the problem of flat management structures, June 9

Dryblower questioned whether Rio management had become too top heavy.

Dryblower on the Perth Mint's PNG problem, June 15

A look at the Perth Mint scandal and the rise of ESG investing.

Dryblower on the wild ride of the next 125 days, May 25

The imbalance of record gold prices and rising iron ore prices amid COVID-19 and trade tensions with China.

Dryblower and the curious case of Newcrest, the miner which morphed into a bank, May 4

Dryblower was highly critical of Newcrest's financing deal with Lundin Gold, describing the Australian major as a "gold mining company which has lost its way".

Dryblower will return on Monday, January 11.