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Is This the Michael Jordan of Gold Miners?

Christopher Barker
November 11, 2010

In the grueling sport of gold mining, Randgold Resources (Nasdaq: GOLD  ) has dominated the competition like a Michael Jordan or a Larry Bird in their prime.

Over the past five years, shares of Randgold have absolutely creamed those of major producers including Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM  ) and Goldcorp (NYSE: GG  ) . Even two of this Fool's favorite mid-tier growth stories -- my 2009 top pick, Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE: AEM  ) , and Fortune Magazine growth-list leader Eldorado Gold (NYSE: EGO  ) -- have failed to keep pace with Randgold's breathtaking gain of more