All articles by Molly Lempriere

  1. Into the black: new mining drone delves deep

    Inspecting a mine can be a perilous task, with the threat of falling rocks and unsteady ground. Yet sending robots…
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    2 Jan
  2. Mining the Moon

    The concept of mining on the Moon has been around for decades, and while political and scientific endeavour has ebbed…
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    4 Dec
  3. An ever-learning mineral exploration platform

    Earth AI is a new mineral exploration platform, generating an ever-growing, ever-learning geological map that could help companies find the…
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    14 Nov
  4. The benefits of legalising artisanal mining in South Africa

    Illegal mining in South Africa is a massive industry, mostly small-scale and artisanal in nature, it employs as many as…
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    2 Nov
  5. Carving a niche in Cornish lithium

    In 2016, Cornish Lithium was set up to take advantage of Cornwall’s historic reserves of lithium and the increasingly bullish…
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    2 Oct
  6. Fairtrade African gold arrives in the UK

    Gold is one of the most expensive commodities in the world, but often little of its value reaches the miners…
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    27 Sep
  7. The minerless mine: Ericsson’s Kankberg project is a glimpse into the future of automation

    Swedish mine operator Boliden’s Kankberg gold mine is one of a kind. With help from telecommunications company Ericsson, along with…
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    24 Sep
  8. Balancing the Ethics of Mining New Zealand

    Mining is a key industry in New Zealand, offering more than 8,000 jobs at an average wage of more than…
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    18 Sep
  9. Boosting black ownership of South African mines

    Mining remains the biggest industry in South Africa, contributing 7.1% of GDP in 2015 and despite having declined over the…
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    21 Aug
  10. Seafloor mining: the DeepGreen method

    DeepGreen Resources is an exploration company focused on the possibility of harvesting polymetallic nodules from the seafloor. Unlike deepsea mining…
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    2 Aug