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Infographic: Mining vs Minecraft - how do the real and virtual world’s compare?
24 October, 2014
At first glance any similarities between the virtual build-your-own world of Minecraft and the real world dust and dirt of diamond mining may seem superficial, but look closer and you may find...
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A Kingdom of riches: Saudi Arabia looks to strike it rich with mining sector 23 October, 2014 by Adam Leach While Saudi Arabia remains the world's largest petroleum producer, the prospect of US shale gas eating into its dominance of the energy export market has highlighted a need for it to diversify...

Where next for mining's dominant emerging markets? 21 October, 2014 by Chris Lo Emerging market companies are drastically outperforming their counterparts from the developed world and becoming increasingly dominant in the industry. Emerging markets still pose familiar...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 26 16 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...

Photo feature: people power at Maules Creek protest 15 October, 2014 by Chris Lo Major mining expansion in the culturally and environmentally sensitive areas of Maules Creek and Leard State Forest in New South Wales has drawn sustained protest. As shown in this special...

New Zealand says no to ironsand mining 14 October, 2014 by Adam Leach A controversial ironsand mining project 36km off the coast of New Zealand was turned down in June after an environmental committee cited a lack of certainty over risks to the environment....

Wines & mines – novel engineering harmonises two key Chilean industries 13 October, 2014 by Heidi Vella Bespoke steel and aluminium domes constructed by engineering company Geometrica are helping to settle age-old disputes between the winemaking and mining industries of Chile. Geometrica’s...

September's top stories: Australia scraps profits tax, India cancels coal licences 09 October, 2014 by Priyanka Sunder The Australian Government announced it would scrap the 30% tax on mining profits for coal and iron-ore, China's lShenhua Group signed a $10bn deal with Rostec to develop coal deposits, while...

Assesing fragile mining environments with consultancy ecologia Environment 09 October, 2014 by Elly Earls Western Australia based ecologia Environment provides environmental consulting services to mining operators and has worked amongst some of the most delicate ecosystems on the planet. We speak...

Mining the DRC – Doing business in the world’s second least developed country 02 October, 2014 by Heidi Vella Once known for its conflict minerals and civil unrest, the Democratic Republic of Congo is working towards becoming a key cobalt, copper and diamonds mining destination. But with...

A bright future: investing in diamonds 30 September, 2014 by Elly Earls After plummeting prices following the global financial crisis, historically high levels in 2010 and 2011, a suffering market for rough and polished diamonds between 2011 and 2012 and finally...

Bolivia’s mining reforms – will Morales’ reforms cost his presidency? 29 September, 2014 Bolivia’s President Evo Morales aims to restructure the mining industry’s legislation in accordance with the position in the country’s new 2009 constitution - that its natural resources...

Loading big - the world’s biggest front-end wheel loaders 26 September, 2014 Joy Global, Komatsu and Caterpillar manufacture some of the world’s biggest front end wheel loaders. Mining-technology.com lists the world’s 10 biggest front-end wheel loaders based on...

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