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Buyer Beware

The earth's mineral treasures are distributed throughout the four corners of the globe but if you want to profit through investing in mining companies you need to pay attention. Some corners are darker than others:



Behre Dolbear & Company, Inc. has compiled a political risk assessment of important mining countries.



The lowest ranking countries are:



  • Venezuela


  • Zimbabwe


  • D.R Congo


  • Indonesia


  • Russia


  • Papua New Guinea


The full list of Behre Dolbear rankings and methodology are available here:



Country Ranks for Mineral Investment 2007 - Where “NOT to Invest”