Scaling China's gold mountain

CHINA’S growing mountain of gold has been too steep to climb for most foreign firms but a gradual shift from government to private ownership is opening up more opportunities for juniors hoping to “Australianise” some Chinese gold mines. The Metal Detective by Stephen Bell

The mountain seems an apt metaphor for China’s blossoming gold production, which has grown 50% in the past half a decade – almost an exact reverse image of South Africa’s decline in output.