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Hitting Pay Dirt

Since 2005, the resources sector has attracted a significant amount of attention. Mining’s complex marketplace has given the industry a “buy high/sell low” reputation. Until now, there has been no guide to making deals that cover both opportunity and risk management. With over 27 years of experience in valuations and risk, Richard Stewart provides an invaluable analysis of a volatile market.

Hitting Pay Dirt is an essential guide to making better mining deals. This book will provide investors, board members and senior managers with key insights into: strategic issues for the resources industry; the economics of commodity prices; the political, geological, engineering, legal and financial considerations of mine management; building pricing discipline into mining transactions through an understanding of different valuation techniques; and developing transaction plans that can take advantage of cyclical transitions. 

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Lexie’s Village: A New Kind of Family

What would you do to have a family?

At 43, time was running out for Natalie Lovett. A series of failed relationships and a demanding career meant her chances to have a child were rapidly diminishing. Instead of waiting for life to meet her needs, she decided to go it alone.

After numerous unsuccessful IVF attempts, Natalie was given devastating news: she could not carry her own biological child. Undeterred, she discovered egg donation. At the age of 46, she miraculously gave birth to her precious daughter, Lexie.

Yet this was just the beginning of her extraordinary journey.

In Lexie’s Village: A New Kind of Family, Natalie shares her deeply personal mission to provide siblings for her daughter. By donating her unused embryos to other childless parents, she hoped to make their dreams come true. But by stipulating that they and their resulting children stay in touch, Natalie also created a family for her daughter and Lexie’s Village was born.

Some say it takes a village to raise a child. Through love, hope and determination, through joyous successes and agonising setbacks, Natalie and her close‑knit community are choosing to make that village a new kind of family.