Infographic: The story of Voisey’s Bay – the auction

Infographic: The story of Voisey’s Bay – the auction

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 2015325 Views

October 29, 2015

Our new three-part series covers the legendary tale behind the Voisey’s Bay nickel discovery – one of the most famous mining exploration stories of all time.

Part 2 covers the high-profile bidding war that ensued between rival companies such as Teck, Inco, and Falconbridge to buy Voisey’s Bay.The story of Voisey’s Bay: The Auction ( part 2 of 33)

The hit at diamond drill hole #2 of 33m of massive sulphides turned Voisey’s Bay from caribou pasture to one of the most exciting stories in the mining world. For a full recap of the events leading to this point, check outPart 1 of the Voisey’s Bay story.

In Part 2 of this series, we look at the ensuing bidding war that occurred once it was clear that Voisey’s Bay had all of the action. Again, we have turned to Jacquie McNish’s fabulous book The Big Score, which documents the history of the discovery, biographical elements of Robert Friedland’s life, and the ensuing bidding war between Inco and Falconbridge that led to one of the most spectacular takeovers in mining history. If you like these infographics, then look into buying Jacquie’s book. It was gripping and full of information.

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