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At the Jinchuan Mine, Gansu

At the Jinchuan Mine, Gansu, China.  The tour group was taken underground at the Jinchuan No. 2 Mine in the morning and after a geological briefing session with Mr Yin Maohong and Jack Ma, went into the open pit of the No. 1 Mine in the afternoon.   Left:  Phil Baker (Rio Tinto, Australia) and Vanessa Beach, Inco, Canada) study high grade ore underground, while Centre:  Bill Williams (Phelps Dodge, USA) asks a question of Jack Ma of the Jinchuan Group Corp Ltd and Jane Zheng of the Jinchuan Group takes notes.   Right:  In the open pit, from the foreground, Taka Murakami (Jogmec, Japan), Mr Cui Shilong (Jinchuan Group), Phil Baker (Rio Tinto, Australia), Taro Yajima (Jogmec, Japan - left), Mr Yin Maohong (Jinchuan Group), Bill Williams (Phelps Dodge, USA), Jane Zheng (Jinchuan Group), Vanessa Beach, (Inco, Canada) and Arnie Burton (Inco, Canada).
Photographs by Mike Porter

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