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In recent weeks, the bright lights in mining and finance circles have been asking what on earth Eric Sprott is up to.

Mr. Sprott’s stock picking prowess has made him an occasional billionaire – the 72-year-old money manager has a chunk of his fortune tied up in gold companies, which means he is well-to-do all the time and vaults into the ranks of the unimaginably wealthy when bullion prices soar.

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