Iron ore or iGadgets? A penny stock 10 years ago, Australian miner Fortescue has soared more than 50K%, fueled by China's insatiable demand for ore and is a symbol of the greatest mining boom since the gold rush. Asked about a possible slowdown in China, the CEO of highflyer Atlas Iron has no worries. "If China suddenly catches the flu, the whole planet's cactus anyway." Remarkable stuff.