Valuing Mining Companies: A Guide to the Assessment and Evaluation of Assets, Performance, and Prospects

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Taylor & Francis, Jun 28, 1999 - Business & Economics - 241 pages
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Valuing Mining Companies covers all aspects of mining, mining company evaluation, and financial valuation. It starts with a guide to history, focusing on the more recent aspects of the discovery of diamonds in Canada to the Bre-X fraud in Indonesia. This book provides an international view of the mining and metals industry from a historical perspective of mines and mining to potential problems encountered in attempting to value a mining company.
In order to value a company it is necessary to evaluate its prospects from all points of view. This author goes through geology, mining, mineral processing, and the final marketing and pricing of a material commodity. It details the techniques used to value mining companies with a forecast of which metals will benefit in the future. The chapters devoted to accounting practices and taxation of mining companies provide essential information on the financial aspects of mining.
Valuing Mining Companies provides a one-stop resource that answers all your questions about analyzing mining companies. The geological and mining aspects covered give you an understanding of the various practices of mining, even if you have no technical knowledge.

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About the author (1999)

Charles Kernot ," head of metals and mining research at BNP Paribas, has an honors degree in mining geology from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College. Since joining the City in 1985 he has researched all areas of the metals and mining industry, specialising in the coal sector and writing a book on the privatisation of British Coal in 1993. Prior to joining Paribas in 1995 he was Head of International Mining Research at Credit Lyonnais Laing. He is also a Member of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and of the Association of Mining Analysts.

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