The Democratic Republic of Congo government has ordered the shutdown of the Frontier copper mine belonging to Vancouver's First Quantum Minerals and seized all the company's assets in that country. Although the Congo has rich and tantalizing mineral resources, the government's action adds considerably to the risks of doing business in that country. Would you invest in mineral exploration and development in the DRC?
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Last week we asked our readers if they could survive four months - or more - underground as the trapped miners must do in Chile. CMJ readers must be made of stern stuff. All but one said they could survive that length of time.