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Lithium: Tesla sparks strong demand but where’s the supply?
05 May, 2016
The ability to secure stable, long-term lithium supplies will make or break the electric car industry but Tesla is already struggling to obtain material for its proposed $5bn battery factory....
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Access denied: the battle for land in resource-rich British Columbia 04 May, 2016 by Julian Turner The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) is calling for action to halt what it describes as a shrinking land base for mineral exploration. Scott Weston of the AME BC...

Innovate or perish: Austmine launches METS sector mentoring programme 03 May, 2016 by Taylor Heyman Australian mining equipment, technology and services association Austmine has launched the Innovation Mentoring in METS programme, which aims to help foster development in the sector. Can...

Kellingley: the death of deep-pit coal mining in the UK 02 May, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson In December, Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire will shut down, bringing its 50-year history to an end. Its closure marks the end of deep-pit mining in the UK, as climate change,...

Tanzanite: how Tanzania can profit from mining its rare stone 27 April, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Tanzania is the only place where mines extract the rare stone tanzanite, but the country has so far failed to profit from its scarcity. Gemmologists have theories about how to generate more...

An eco-friendly strategy for undersea mining 26 April, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Interest in deep-sea mining is growing and several nations are exploring the depths to find areas with valuable resources. Before they start exploiting the minerals, tests need to be carried out...

Jade: can Myanmar slay its green-eyed monster? 26 April, 2016 by Elly Earls At present Myanmar’s jade mining industry is dangerous and rife with corruption, but can the incoming government turn things round? Global Witness’s Mike Davis speaks about what needs to be...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 44 22 April, 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,...

On the trail of tantalum: tracking a conflict mineral 21 April, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Over the past 15 years the source of tantalum has changed from being mainly in Australia to being predominantly mined in Rwanda and the DRC, raising concerns about its status as a...

NORCAT: Inside Ontario’s underground mining innovation hub 20 April, 2016 Ontario-based innovation hub Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) has the distinction of operating its own mine in which companies can test, tweak and showcase new products. CEO...

Dark days: tracking the decline of US coal mining 19 April, 2016 by Chris Lo The bad news for US coal mining continues with the bankruptcy filings of Arch Coal in January and Peabody Energy in April. As environmental concerns, a gas glut and shrinking export...

The deep freeze: mining in the extreme 13 April, 2016 Minerals are mined all over the world, often in extreme conditions. The coldest mines on earth can reach -46°C while others run deep and are surrounded by magma, where ambient rock...

March's top stories: Adani’s $16bn Carmichael coal project approval, Glencore's $1.1bn investment 05 April, 2016 by Srivani Venna Queensland backed Adani's $16bn Carmichael coal project in Australia, Glencore invest $1.1bn to develop Mopani mine shafts in Zambia, and China axe two million jobs in coal and steel...

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