bullmetal... It's unlikely that mint will not benefit at all from the EJV... they will... but how much of a benefit remains to be seen.  We'll know more when they release the details in another few weeks.  Personally, I don't think they'll be pulling in big profits... not with the profit sharing structure they've agreed to.  I can see the egypt deal setting the stage for further growth outside of egypt but I think growth within egypt is going to be limited at this time. And not so much because of mint but because of Egypt and their political and economic goals and challenges. jmo