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Leaving lagging safety indicators behind
29 July, 2015 | by Adam Leach
The International Council on Metals and Mining has published a new good practice guide to preventing and managing serious health and safety incidents in the mining industry. Adam Leach looks at...
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MINE digital magazine: Issue 35 22 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...

Will South32 head up or down in the long term? 21 July, 2015 by Adam Leach Made up of assets deemed surplus by mining major BHP Billiton, the listing of South32 was initially met with a mediocre response from investors. Having now gained the backing of a number...

South Australia: digging out of the dark 14 July, 2015 by Chris Lo South Australia's economy has lagged behind the rest of the country, but the state's burgeoning mining sector is a cause for optimism. Despite the challenges of the commodity downturn, the...

June’s top stories: Harmony Gold 3,000 job cuts, PotashCorp bid for K+S 06 July, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram Harmony Gold revealed plans to cut more than 3,000 jobs at its Doornkop mine over falling prices and increasing costs, Glencore sells Australia's Cosmos nickel mine to Western Areas, and...

Mountaintop mining: banks pull the plug on an industry in decline 06 July, 2015 In March, Barclays released a policy document declaring that it will no longer finance mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. The decision was quite a diversion from its history within the sector...

Head in the cloud: miners embrace smart software to cut costs 02 July, 2015 Many mining companies are making the switch to cloud computing, with providers offering solutions across a steadily growing list of applications. As adoption increases, to what extent is the...

Using the Internet of Things to boost efficiency in mining operations 29 June, 2015 by Heidi Vella Japanese Komatsu and US-based General Electric (GE) are to continue their long history of partnership to offer what they call big data analysis services for mining customers, using Internet...

Masterminding a mining revival: can a new EU initiative bolster mining in Europe? 25 June, 2015 by Heidi Vella A new initiative launched by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme aims to orchestrate a mining revival in the EU-28 countries by finding more efficient and sustainable ways to...

Copper - due for a turnaround? 22 June, 2015 by Elly Earls Analysts are bearish on copper for the near-term but is the red metal due for a turnaround? IHS's John Mothersole and KPMG's Maritza Araneda discuss how copper is likely to fare in the near...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 34 17 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...

Disputed territory: miners skirting sovereign laws to settle scores 15 June, 2015 by Adam Leach With El Salvador’s sovereignty claimed to be under threat from a foreign mining company pursuing arbitration measures that operate outside its own legal system, concern is growing over the value...

The fight to unlock India's mineral riches 10 June, 2015 by Chris Lo Areas of central and eastern India play host to some of the world’s largest deposits of iron ore, vital to the country's modernisation. But these underground treasures are mostly inaccessible...

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