Your picture painting of NCU buying out ML with a specific focus on El Pilar is excellent. What you say makes very good logical sense. I agree wholeheartedly.
The barrier as always would be the ego of the ML CEO (I do not know him so this is not a specific criticism).
Of course, this precise idea may already be under review inside Nevada Copper. We have no way to know.
The biggest winners would be the ML side but the merger you described could be a good win for NCU as well.
DEH1 why don't you become a consultant to miners?