June 8, 2010

Worried About Wiluna

Mining is a very difficult business. As an investor, it is even tougher. Most mining companies trade at roughly fair value. Even the cheap ones are rarely cheap enough to interest me. The thing about mining is that when something goes wrong, you can lose everything. To compensate for this risk, I only want mining plays with five-fold upside or better based on current Read More
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June 6, 2010

Got Gold?

  Got Gold? I’m in Invercargill, the southern tip of South Island, New Zealand. I have one week to go before finally heading home. I want to see as much as I can. I’m supposed to be escaping the next data point. However, I cannot escape the fact that there’s a tempest brewing and it’s about to make landfall. The Euro is imploding. Despite protests Read More
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May 28, 2010


I’m writing to you from a plane somewhere over the Nullarbor in Western Australia. The original plan was to meander our way from Sydney to Adelaide, then north to Uluru (Ayers Rock) with stops along the way at points of interest. Then we were going to back track southwards and finally cut west through the emptiness of the Outback to my meetings in Perth. Read More
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May 26, 2010

Coober Pedy

I’m at a truck stop in Coober Pedy eating my second spaghetti on toast in less than a week. I thought I had sworn off canned spaghetti at age 8, but the alternative is overcooked mystery meat of a questionable vintage. The outback is slowly making sense to me. Practicality trumps most other impulses. As I get ready for the drive to Uluru, I Read More
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May 22, 2010


The Great Ocean Road I’m on the way to Adelaide and have stopped at a coffee shop in Tailem Bend, South Australia. If you can find this place on a map, you have a better map than me. I have just driven the Great Ocean Road between Melbourne and Adelaide. I’ve driven on a lot of scenic roads before; this is clearly one of Read More
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