The Metals Hunter Scavenging the Globe for Nature’s Rarest Elements

Anthony Lipmann wants what most people can’t find, and he’ll go anywhere to get it

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Codelco’s Chuquicamata open-pit copper mine. Photo: Cristobal Olivares for Bloomberg Businessweek

By Eddie van der Walt, Mark Burton, and Laura Millan Lombrana

Imagine a closet stuffed with a billion envelopes. One has a check for $100,000 inside. Do you go hunting?

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