PNG island prizes tempt miners once again

A race in the idyllic islands of the South Pacific sounds like canoes whizzing across lagoons, but it is more serious than that because the prize is a chance to redevelop once famous mines rich in gold and copper.

PNG island prizes tempt miners once again PNG island prizes tempt miners once again PNG island prizes tempt miners once again PNG island prizes tempt miners once again PNG island prizes tempt miners once again

Kingston Resources drilling at Misima in Papua New Guinea

On one island is the big but abandoned Panguna copper and gold mine closed prematurely by an arm of Rio Tinto in 1989.