03/04/2013 12:44 pm ET

Mining Firms Discover Old-Timers Can Be Worth Their Weight In Gold

According to the local mining lore here, senior geologists tend to do their work the old-fashioned way. They avoid radar technology, preferring instead to examine termite and ant mounds; they study vegetation and carry divining rods. They're famous in the often cutthroat industry for their efficiency--also for wearing neckties in the blistering heat.

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