Now that everyone has had a week to digest the merger rumours surrounding two of the world's largest mining companies - VALE of Brazil and XSTRATA of Switzerland - do you favour such a union? Consider for a moment whether this move makes good business sense for the minerals industry.
To take our latest survey go to the poll at http://www.canadianminingjournal.com/poll/. We look forward to hearing from you. While you're there, check out the results of our last survey, asking readers "Will the price of gold close above US$1,000 an oz by the end of January?"