African iron dream rekindled?

AFRICAN iron ore hopefuls have endured a long time in the wilderness, but strong prices have rekindled some investor interest. Could West Africa’s dream of building a Pilbara in the jungle be back in the frame of investors? The Metal Detective By Stephen Bell

Africa’s much-hyped iron ore boom was put on hold late last year when the dramatic plunge in spot prices spooked investors, who realised that building big mines on the Dark Continent was an expensive