Tiny plant joins mining battle

[caption id="attachment_198170" align="alignright" width="300"] PEEPING THROUGH THE CRACKS: The succulent, possibly a brand new species, discovered on Kariegesfontein near Aberdeen
Picture: PHILIP MCNAUGHTON[/caption]

World excitement over Karoo discovery of possible new species

With the dust starting to fly in earnest over proposed uranium mining near the Eastern Cape Karoo town of Aberdeen, a tiny succulent has surfaced as a possible new role player.