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Author: Mr. Jack H. Morris
ISBN: 0817316779
Subcategory: Industries
Pages 416 pages
Publisher University Alabama Press; First edition (May 10, 2010)
Language English
Category: Moneymaking
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eBook Going for Gold: The History of Newmont Mining Corporation download

by Mr. Jack H. Morris


Jack H. Morris retired as vice president, investor relations, for Newmont Mining Corporation in 2001 after spending seven years with the company.

Jack H. An honors graduate of LawrenceUniversity in Appleton, Wisconsin, he did graduate studies in political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, under a Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship.

We learn how the company’s founder and several early leaders grew up in gold camps and how, in 1917, the company helped finance South Africa’s largest gold company and later owned famous gold mines in California and Colorado. In the 1960s the company developed the process to capture invisible gold from small distributions of the metal in large quantities of rock, thereby opening up the rich gold field at Carlin, Nevada. Jack H.

Actually, "The Men and Mines of Newmont" is the title of a previous history of the company, written in 1970. Mr. Morris covers the ensuing 40 years, as well as the earlier period and does it in an enjoyable, readable fashion. He focuses on the varied and interesting personalities who allowed Newmont to repeatedly reinvent itself over the course of 80-plus years. Through a combination of historic context and ironic anecdote, Morris brings interesting insights into the individuals who have shaped the company over the course of its history. Morris details how Newmont Mining revolutionized the gold mining industry and remains today the second largest gold miner in the world.

A Fortune 500 company as a pioneer of current gold-mining technology. We learn how the company’s founder and several early leaders A Fortune 500 company as a pioneer of current gold-mining technology.

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Its story is one of scientific breakthroughs, corporate intrigue, Wall Street greed, and epic legal battles at home and abroad. A most fascinating book I found difficult to put down. extensively based on primary sources, particularly personal interviews with a great many of the people directly involved in, and setting, the history of the company.

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A Fortune 500 company as a pioneer of current gold-mining technology Jack H. Morris details how Newmont Mining revolutionized the gold mining industry and remains today the second largest gold miner in the world. He asserts that Newmont is the link between early gold mining and today’s technology-driven industry. We learn how the company’s founder and several early leaders grew up in gold camps and how, in 1917, the company helped finance South Africa’s largest gold company and later owned famous gold mines in California and Colorado. In the 1960s the company developed the process to capture “invisible gold” from small distributions of the metal in large quantities of rock, thereby opening up the rich gold field at Carlin, Nevada.  Modern gold mining has all the excitement and historic significance of the metal’s colorful past. Instead of panning for ready nuggets, today’s corporate miners must face heavy odds by extracting value from ores containing as little as one-hundredth of an ounce per ton. In often-remote locations, where the capital cost of a new mine can top $2 billion, 250-ton trucks crawl from half mile deep pits and ascend, beetle-like, loaded with ore for extraction of the minute quantities of gold locked inside. Morris had unique access to company records and the cooperation of more than 80 executives and employees of the firm, but the company exercised no control over content. The author tells a story of discovery and scientific breakthrough; strong-willed, flamboyant leaders like founder Boyce Thompson; corporate raiders such as T. Boone Pickens and Jimmy Goldsmith; shakedowns by the Indonesian government and monumental battles with the French over the richest mine in Peru; and learning to operate in the present environmental regulatory climate. This is a fascinating story of the metal that has ignited passions for centuries and now sells for nearly $1,000 an ounce.
Bine
Excellent book. I learned so much about business, as well as geologic discoveries, takeovers, the evolution of the company. It made me want to work for them! I must admit, it read like a promotional book, even though it asserted that the author was writing under his own accord. But seeing as how he had been a corporate officer, he was obliviously very pro-Newmont. But that didn't really bother me. I really enjoyed the way the book was put together and understanding the processes of decision making at the top, and they way they went about acquiring mines, leading exploration efforts, developing new technology..it was all great. This is a book I would have wished to have read just prior to working in mining. It would have answered all my questions about the way things worked, that the technical/science side of schooling just doesn't give you. It reasserts the idea that the exploration geologists of today need to be much more than scientists..they also have to be mindful of the business aspects of their project...they are the first contact with the potentially affected communities..they have to make the first good impression. There is so much more to it than just finding a good deposit..it has to make sense from a sometimes other worldly business prospective. Not something you learn in Geo 101...but a fascinating subject nevertheless. I would make it a must read for new geologists/engineers. Tons of great info, well put together.
Togor
a very enjoyable book to read because of the nice flow of the; words, history, chapters, mining methods used and the business of mining industry.
Zulurr
I have followed this stock for years but I never realized how much I didn't know about the company until I read this book. Also a good read for any one interested in gold mining companies in general and for all "Gold Bugs".
Dorintrius
From its early entrepreneurial beginnings on Wall Street to its status today as a global gold miner Jack Morris brings to life the colorful business history of Newmont Mining Corporation. His insights into the human factors which shaped the big decisions in Newmont's life show why this company is the sole survivor of American 20th century mining companies. The corporate leaders of Newmont have understood the long-term nature of the mining business and of the importance of investing in people, exploration and technology. More recently they have also recognised the critical importance of good government and community participation wherever in the world the company operates. Students of mining and business management will find this a tightly written, well researched and very human account of nearly a hundred years of sustained corporate success. Hard to put down.
Erthai
Newmont turns out to be the sole survivor among American 20th century mining giants. This non-authorized recounting by a former Newmont executive tells the why and how. It moves easily from board rooms to mine sites, including Wall Street's participation in Newmont's growth and survival.
As a business history outside the oil industry, it has no recent peer.
Fog
In an ironic twist of fate, I completed reading this book on my last day as an employee of Newmont Mining. I would certainly recommend this book for anyone that is an employee of Newmont Mining or studying about mining history (or about mining companies). Unfortunately, it will have little value for anyone that does not fit into either category. It is an interesting historical account of one of the largest surviving mining interests in the world and how it got to be where it is at today. But if you have absolutely no interest in mining or mining companies the book is a long and tedious read filled with documented financial facts and figures that make it very difficult to trudge through. A good read if you want a 350 page mining company case study...otherwise your time would be better spent trying to slog through a book on finance, math or science; you will at least be able to get something useful out of it.
OTANO
I wonder if Jack Morris is on Newmont's board or has some financial interest in justifying their past violations. Imagine a book written about Philip Morris that whitewashes or even omits their the years of corruption and fraud. This is basically that book. The actual, behind closed doors, boardroom Newmont is so creepliy corrupt and vicious that even Brian Dennehy would have trouble pulling off on screen.

Who gets taped conspiring with Vladimiro Montesinos (a man currently serving twenty years in jail based on charges that range from drug trafficking to murder) to secure a fraudulent business deal??? They did.
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This is John Grishman style corporate fraud. I'm sure they will argue that they were never actually found guilty of any charges, yeah, but either was OJ the first time around.
Actually, "The Men and Mines of Newmont" is the title of a previous history of the company, written in 1970. Mr. Morris covers the ensuing 40 years, as well as the earlier period and does it in an enjoyable, readable fashion. He focuses on the varied and interesting personalities who allowed Newmont to repeatedly reinvent itself over the course of 80-plus years. Through a combination of historic context and ironic anecdote, Morris brings interesting insights into the individuals who have shaped the company over the course of its history. Anyone interested in the mining business or American corporate history will enjoy this book.