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MINE digital magazine: Issue 28
18 December, 2014
In this issue: challenges and opportunities for graphite, Vale and ABB’s mine automation project, keeping temperatures low underground with a new approach to ice cooling, mitigating Ebola risks...
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The Carmichael Project – risk vs reward 15 December, 2014 by Dr Gareth Evans As Queensland’s huge and controversial Carmichael project continues to move closer to becoming a reality, the battles lines have been drawn and opinions seem to be becoming increasingly...

Talking mining and metals business risks with E&Y 11 December, 2014 The latest E&Y mining and metals business risks list makes for interesting reading. Productivity is highlighted as the top risk, followed by access to capital and social license to operate. A...

Raw potential: Kazakhstan's quest for mining investment 08 December, 2014 by Elly Earls Kazakhstan has been tipped as the world’s next mining hotspot, but is it prepared to make the most of its untapped assets? The country's resource potential is beyond doubt, but financial...

November's top stories: New Caledonia's £7bn nickel mine, Koodaideri mine approval 01 December, 2014 by Byomakesh Biswal Operations started at the $7bn Koniambo Nickel project (Koniambo) in New Caledonia, Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) recommended conditional approval to Rio Tinto's...

Philae landing: era of outer space mining starts to emerge 24 November, 2014 by Adam Leach Comets no longer lie beyond the reach of industrial ingenuity. Despite being located hundreds of millions of miles away from Earth and travelling at an estimated 34,175 miles per hour, the...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 27 21 November, 2014 In this issue: Assessing the top mining business risks, Goldcorp’s journey from lows to highs, Kazakhstan’s promising mining future, the potential of geosynthetics for mining operations,...

The Intelligiant: John Miskovich's rise from Alaskan gold miner to world renowned inventor 20 November, 2014 by Adam Leach As a young boy working in the Alaskan mining sector, John A. Miskovich had to fight not just against the elements but also the pressure and power of the freestanding water hose that would take...

Know your place: location-based mining software 18 November, 2014 by Elly Earls Mine Location Intelligence, a mobile, location-based system created by ABB and Mobilaris, can both improve personnel safety and boost productivity in underground mines. Patrik Westerlund,...

Addressing conflict minerals – China publishes ‘groundbreaking’ guidelines 14 November, 2014 by Heidi Vella For the first time ever a Chinese commerce institution has publicly endorsed international supply chain due diligence recommendations for Chinese companies working abroad. Global Witness...

Commodity focus - silver 13 November, 2014 by Dr Gareth Evans As the strongest performing asset class for a decade, and yet paradoxically, in the wake of record price lows, the worst over the last year, silver is clearly going through changing times....

Overcoming altitude – Ausenco recognised for challenging Andes project 10 November, 2014 by Heidi Vella Australia-based project manager Ausenco has won an award for deploying innovative solutions to overcome adversity at a challenging mining project located in the lofty heights of the Andes...

Mine Australia Magazine: Issue 5 07 November, 2014 In this issue: Exploring the huge resource potential of the Northern Territory, Sandfire Resources’ investment strategy at home and abroad, boosting efficiency in mining operations, the...

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