Business & Finance: Africa Speaks

In 1905 an explorer named Collier was pitching his tent in northern Rhodesia. Down a wide lane through the forest he spied a roan antelope, shot it. U. S. copper producers wish he had dropped a rabbit instead. For in its death struggle the antelope kicked up the ground, revealed that the forest lane was caused by a rich vein of copper ore, 200 ft. wide, 10 mi. long, 3,000 ft. deep at the centre. Now owner of the vein is Roan Antelope Copper Mines, Ltd. Six years ago Roan had not been formed....

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