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Haiti’s gold – is the country ready to exploit its unearthed riches?
24 March, 2015 | by Heidi Vella
Haiti is believed to have enough gold to lift the earth-quake hit country out of poverty. But as the government, with assistance from the World Bank, works to exploit these treasures civil...
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MINE digital magazine: Issue 31 19 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,...

Dirty gold: rainforests paying the price for mining surge 18 March, 2015 by Chris Lo Gold mining is ravaging South America's rainforests, from deforestation and mercury poisoning to territorial conflicts. Long-term growth in gold prices is the main cause behind this...

Investing in Southern Australia – is PACE the solution? 12 March, 2015 by Elly Earls The South Australia Government has put in a slew of initiatives to kick start its struggling exploration sector, but is it doing enough?...

Fly-in, fly-out - the mental and physical effects of mining work schedules 10 March, 2015 Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) work schedules dominate the Australian mining industry but can exact a heavy toll on relationships and families. We get an update on the parliamentary inquiry into the...

Mine Australia Magazine: Issue 7 05 March, 2015 In this issue: How South Australia is trying to support its struggling junior explorers, Rio Tinto’s plan for the next five year so the Mine of the Future project, how Western Australia’s...

False environmental reporting in the mining industry - lessons from Frasure Creek 04 March, 2015 by Julian Turner Coal company Frasure Creek Mining stands accused of manipulating water pollution reports related to its operations in the US state of Kentucky. We investigate the issue of false reporting...

February's top stories: Rio Tinto’s cost-cutting, Barrick Gold to cut $3bn debt 01 March, 2015 by Byomakesh Biswal Rio Tinto announced new cost-cutting measures such as streamlining its product groups and corporate functions, Glencore revealed plans to reduce this year's production in Australia by 15...

Drilling down on data: Sandvik AutoMine drilling system 26 February, 2015 by Adam Leach Being able to transform mining haulage and logistics, automation now has the potential to revolutionise extraction processes. With the AutoMine Drilling system, Sandvik mining is leading the...

The science of materials – developing material models to prevent mine collapse 24 February, 2015 by Heidi Vella A new research project at the University of Adelaide, Australia, hopes to develop a better understanding of the failure of materials in order to better design against material collapse – a...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 30 20 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...

Improving mine design – Bentley Systems collaborates with industry for better design agility 19 February, 2015 by Heidi Vella For the first time ever Bentley Systems has collaborated with South African-based miners to develop new MineCycle software applications, built to allow decision-making agility. To find out...

Ice cooling takes the heat off at Harmony’s Phakisa gold mine 17 February, 2015 by Dr Gareth Evans Two and a half kilometres below ground, rock temperatures top 50oC, and keeping mines – and miners – cool soon becomes both essential and expensive. Dr Gareth Evans reports on the new approach...

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