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A copper mining project in /Mexico founded by /FranciscoDAnconia.  Francisco's reputation as a businessman is so great that investors flock to him, begging to invest money in the enterprise.  Investors include /JamesTaggart and /OrrenBoyle.  /JamesTaggart goes so far as to build a new branch of /TaggartTranscontinental, the /SanSebastianLine, to serve the mines, sinking $30 million into the project.  When the development of the mines appears complete, the Mexican government nationalizes them as well as the /SanSebastianLine, only to discover there is no copper and there never was.

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