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MINE Magazine is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the mining industry, bringing you the latest news and analysis in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine offers insights into key market and commodity trends, in-depth analysis of resources and prospects around the world and licensing and policy decisions affecting the industry, as well as updates on the latest technologies in exploration and operations, health and safety and environmental issues.

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December 2016 Top

Issue 51 | December 2016
In this issue: The Philippines shutting down mining, Namibia's growth, tin excavation in the DRC, MIT's smelting discovery, Hexagon increases driver safety, inside the first Hackathon event, and more.

November 2016 Top

Issue 50 | November 2016
In this issue: Accelerating mining tech in Russia and innovation in Australia, setting a standard for artisanal mining, the potential for a global copper shortage, a new outlook for chemical extraction techniques, the Evolution of mine scheduling software, and more.

October 2016 Top

Issue 49 | October 2016
In this issue: The future of the underground mining equipment sector, Wealth Minerals talks about its strategy, a look inside Peru's Fairtrade-certified gold mine, reviving Egypt's ancient gold mines, the next step in UK seafloor mining, managing wastewater and more.

September 2016 Top

Issue 48 | September 2016
In this issue: Sierra Leone's new diamond project, the human cost of illegal gold, the MSHA push to reach zero harm, Anglo American's safety culture, industry-wide changes in Kenyan mining, sifting through Sweden's remaining minerals, Australia's boost from scandium, and more.

August 2016 Top

Issue 47 | August 2016
In this issue: Goldcorp's massive data hack, rare earth minerals in Greenland, inside the world's biggest copper mine, Rio Tinto's driverless problems, Anglo American's hold on De Beers, the latest in mining simulation technologies, and more.

July 2016 Top

Issue 46 | July 2016
In this issue: How augmented reality is changing mining practices, tackling corruption in India with technology, turning Zambia’s copper into a goldmine, re-emergence of black lung, Carmichael coal mine, future supplies of phosphorus, and more.

June 2016 Top

Issue 45 | June 2016
In this issue: Integra Gold's crowdsourced gold rush challenge and the commodity's performance in the market, a record-breaking mine blast, locating raw mineral resources across Europe, setting standards of safety in Russia and fair trade globally, and more.

May 2016 Top

Issue 44 | May 2016
In this issue: Balancing responsible nickel mining with Madagascar's delicate environment, a new way to discover copper deposits, mining in the world's most adverse conditions, airborne electromagnetic surveys, British Columbia's land access laws, enforcing EPA rules and more.

April 2016 Top

Issue 43 | April 2016
In this issue: Oyu Tolgoi's struggle to reach production, Rio Tinto's driverless sites, excavating conflict mineral tantalum, the collapse of Arch Coal, thermal fragmentation to refine ore yields, mentoring for female workers and innovators, and more.

March 2016 Top

Issue 42 | March 2016
In this issue: Transforming Myanmar's jade mining industry, debating a global moratorium on coal projects and its future as a relic of the past, Tesla's struggle to source lithium, the latest developments in mine waste storage, Boart Longyear's drilling system, and more.

February 2016 Top

Issue 41 | February 2016
In this issue: Unlocking India's resource potential, South Africa's landmark silicosis trial, an outlook for alumina, potash mining in the UK, Canada's mining strategy under Prime Minster Trudeau, the legacy of the Jameson Cell and more.

December 2015 Top

Issue 40 | December 2015
In this issue: The rise and fall of Glencore Xstrata, cleaning up New Mexico's abandoned mines, trouble for platinum mining in South Africa, a look inside Canada's mining innovation hub, removing cyanide from processing and more.

November 2015 Top

Issue 39 | November 2015
In this issue: unlocking new sources of rare earth elements, the changing tides of tin, developing a strategy for deep-sea mining, how mining companies diversify as commodity prices drop, training the next generation of engineers, and more.

October 2015 Top

Issue 38 | October 2015
In this issue:How a Chinese manufacturing downturn will affect commodity prices, boosting processing efficiency with real-time sensor tech, the latest in simulation training, how Tanzania can make the most of its tanzanite resources, addressing the skills shortage in South America, and more

September 2015 Top

Issue 37 | September 2015
In this issue: A new approach for collaboration between majors and juniors, electronic platforms as a solution to potential collusion, sub-Saharan Africa's safe haven, protecting the Australian workforce, and more

August 2015 Top

Issue 36 | August 2015
In this issue: EU tackles the trade in conflict minerals, Australia's iron ore tactics, China and the 'rare earths crisis', Amur Mineral's Russian feat, seabed mining controversy, and more.

July 2015 Top

Issue 35 | July 2015
In this issue: Boosting mining in Europe, Australia's varying policies on uranium mining, improving gender diversity, conflict in Peru, mountaintop removal coal mining, and more.

June 2015 Top

Issue 34 | June 2015
In this issue:The growing market for bulk material handling products and technologies, nickel-containing car batteries to the rescue, Japan and Australia's economic partnership agreement, mothballing mines, and more.

May 2015 Top

Issue 33| May 2015
In this issue: Sized for success in today's market, heavyweights return looking for new deals, the rise and fall of iron ore, South Australia catches up, Indonesia turns former mine into botanical garden, and more.

April 2015 Top

Issue 32 | April 2015
In this issue: In this issue: Electric vehicles draw increased interest, turning methane gas into electricity in South Africa, corporate social responsibility in Canada, increased M&A activity expected in Australia, and more.

March 2015 Top

Issue 31 | March 2015
In this issue: The price of gold mining in South America, Haiti's resource potential, a positive outlook for zinc, autonomous drilling with Sandvik, resource nationalism on the map, Spain's controversial Los Frailes mine reopening, and more.

February 2015 Top

Issue 30| February 2015
In this issue: Unlocking the potential of Canada's Ring of Fire, new prospects for tin mining in the UK, the risks and rewards of space exploration, tackling false environmental reporting in the US, Bentley's new MineCycle software applications, a recruitment outlook for the year, and more.

January 2015 Top

Issue 29| January 2015
In this issue:Incentives for explorers in Canada's Northwest Territories, Afghanistan's mining future, new power automation software from ABB, Glencore's ambitious investment strategy, the frac sand mining boom and more.

December 2014 Top

Issue 26 | December 2014
In this issue: challenges and opportunities for graphite, Vale and ABB's mine automation project, keeping temperatures low underground with a new approach to ice cooling, mitigating Ebola risks in mining operations, and more.

November 2014 Top

Issue 26 | November 2014
In this issue: Assessing the top mining business risks, Goldcorp's journey from lows to highs, Kazakhstan's promising mining future, the potential of geosynthetics for mining operations, innovative mine restoration projects around the world and more.

October 2014 Top

Issue 26 | October 2014
In this issue: a positive outlook for gold, when emerging markets have emerged, the future of the DRC as a mining destination, a unique approach to mine pollution in Chile, Saudi Arabia's move into mining, the iron sand controversy in New Zealand continues, and more.

September 2014 Top

Issue 25 | September 2014
In this issue: Bolivia's rocky road to reform, the rise of palladium, a new era of automated underground mining, London's leading position in mining finance, innovation in mobile mining apps, the impact of gold mining in Peru and more.

August 2014 Top

Issue 24 | August 2014
In this issue: The uncertain future of silver, Sierra Leone's industry beyond the infamous diamonds, lessons learned from the Soma mine disaster, innovations in underground communications, metal-mining plants and more.

July 2014 Top

Issue 23 | July 2014
In this issue: Chile's challenged copper industry, ex-Xstrata CEO Mick Davis bounces back with X2 Resources, Canada's efforts to attract new workers to underground jobs, California's ban on suction dredge mining and more.

June 2014 Top

Issue 22 | June 2014
In this issue: Mexico cracks down on illegal mining cartels, new tech for material handling, worker safety in Australia, mining litigation in Canada and more

May 2014 Top

Issue 21 | May 2014
In this issue: Using big data for better equipment maintenance, why infrastructure is becoming increasingly important to investors in East African iron ore projects, new technology to improve safety in ultra-deep mining and more

April 2014 Top

Issue 20 | April 2014
In this issue: Indonesia's export gamble, Canada's push into the rare earth metals market, LNG-fuelled engines for mining trucks, holistic conveyor belt monitoring, increasing yields from complex ores and more.

March 2014 Top

Issue 19 | March 2014
In this issue: Greenland's mining future, innovation in exploration and drilling technology, Scotland's controversial new mine project, extracting uranium from wastewater, global recruitment trends, and more.

February 2014 Top

Issue 18 | February 2014
In this issue: Corporate social responsibility in junior mining companies, the market for barite, drilling innovation for Australia, the benefits of geographic information systems, the controversy of mountaintop removal mining in Central Appalachia, and more.

January 2014 Top

Issue 17 | January 2014
In this issue: Australia's unexplored reserves, how Kenya is kick-starting its nascent mining industry, investor prospects in Myanmar, trends in green mining technology, the race for bauxite, and more

December 2013 Top

Issue 16 | December 2013
In this issue: Mitigating risks in mining, South Africa's strategic move, a new portable power solution for mines, the importance of rail infrastructure for effective mining operations, the future of Zimbabwe's industry, the controversy surrounding ironsand mining in South Taranaki, and more

November 2013 Top

Issue 15 | November 2013
In this issue: The driving forces behind Europe's mining revival, the MINE Awards 2013, how a new approach to blast design could help improve rock blasting techniques, a collaborative effort for skills development in Canada, new ideas for post-mining land rehabilitation, the world's deepest open-pit mines, and more

October 2013 Top

Issue 14 | October 2013
In this issue: What Mexico's policy reforms will mean for the mining industry, the economic impact of gold, how the break-up of the world's largest potash mining cartel will affect the market, a new technology that claims to revolutionise the production of sought-after metals, how Caterpillar tackles the element of human error with a fatigue monitoring system for vehicles, and more

September 2013Top

Issue 13 | September 2013
In this issue: How new underground technology is helping companies maximise efficiency, the potential treasures hidden in small fault lines, how predictable maintenance can reduce downtime of critical equipment, what the industry is doing to make water management more sustainable, new insights about post-mining restoration in the Amazon, and more.

August 2013Top

Issue 12 | August 2013
In this issue: Which changes are needed to turn Africa's commodity wealth into economic growth, the future of uranium mining in Western Australia, new technologies to make mining more environmentally friendly, the world's largest haul truck, women in the mining industry talk about progress in closing the gender gap, and more.

July 2013Top

Issue 11 | July 2013
In this issue: An unusual initiative in Australia aims to boost miners' awareness of health and safety, a new slope failure modelling technology could help predict landslides, why the Upper Big Branch investigation raises questions for regulators attempting to prevent future disasters, a new funding model brings crowdfunding to the mining industry, how plummeting gold prices could affect the industry, and more

June 2013Top

Issue 10 | June 2013
In this issue: Data management tools for mining operations, M&A trends in 2013, the challenges emerging from Latin America's mining boom, a new licensing regime for seabed mining, and more.

May 2013Top

Issue 9 | May 2013
In this issue: Automated technologies for materials handling, the race for resources in outer space, why demand is rising for mine security, how a lack of regulation could affect the silica sand mining boom in the US, the challenges of assessing environmental impact of mining operations in fragile ecosystems, and more.

April 2013Top

Issue 8 | April 2013
In this issue: Making OTR tyres last longer, a new system for automated mineshaft inspection, ups and downs in commodities, what new, stricter regulations could mean for the mining boom in Mongolia, the long-term effects of the mining ban in Goa, and more

March 2013Top

Issue 7 | March 2013
In this issue: Innovative drilling technology for South Africa's gold mines, forecasts for gold and silver, the race for rare earth metals, Australia's flawed mining tax, Greece's troubled new gold mine project, and more

February 2013Top

Issue 6 | February 2013
In this issue: Reducing the impact of mining on the environment and local communities, specialist drilling in remote locations, risks faced by producers operating in South Africa, gender equality in the mining industry, and more.

January 2013Top

Issue 5 | January 2013
In this issue: Mine-mapping in challenging terrain with unmanned aerial vehicles, the mining industry's digital revolution, cloud computing solutions, the dangerous work of Mongolian gold miners, mine project updates, and more.

November 2012Top

Issue 4| November 2012
In this issue: The most advanced sampling tools | Mineral-munching microbes mine metals | Opening up Latin America | Why good management practices are key to safety | Australia's top copper deals and projects | Global recruitment trends…and more!

September 2012Top

Issue 3| September 2012
In this issue: The world's most exciting untapped deposits, new technologies for extracting coal, Planetary Resources' ambitious quest to mine asteroids, and much more.

July 2012 Top

Issue 2 | July 2012
In this issue: The industry's best safety technology, a world-first mobile gas lab, post-accident wireless communication, minerals of the future, soil restoration, and more.

May 2012 Top

Issue 1 | May 2012
In this issue: The ultimate mining machinery, breakthroughs in autonomous systems, the vast resources of the BRICS countries and Mongolia, Australia's skills shortage, and more.