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Mining in Sierra Leone – working to stand out from the competition
23 July, 2014 | by Heidi Vella
After a decade of conflict, Sierra Leone is again emerging as a mining frontier with endless potential – most notably from its infamous diamond resources that were once marred with controversy....
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North Antelope to Black thunder: the 10 biggest coal mines in the US 17 July, 2014 The Powder River Basin in Wyoming hosts six of the top ten US coal mines by reserves, while North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Montana host the remaining four. Mining-technology.com profiles the...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 23 16 July, 2014 In this issue: Chile’s challenged copper industry, ex-Xstrata CEO Mick Davis bounces back with X2 Resources, the world’s top iron producers, Canada’s efforts to attract new workers to...

Mine Australia Magazine: Issue 3 08 July, 2014 In this issue: New South Wales needs investment, Lamboo Resources moves into flake graphite at the right time, BHP Billiton changes its focus, miners’ wages under attack, and more...

Digging big - the world’s biggest draglines 07 July, 2014 Caterpillar, Joy Global and OMZ produce some of the biggest draglines used in surface mining operations. Mining-technology.com profiles the ten biggest draglines in use based on bucket...

Scarce supply - the world’s biggest rare earth metal producers 03 July, 2014 Rare earth elements (REE) such as scandium, yttrium and 15 other minerals are sought after for their unique technology applications, but their scarcity means those countries lucky enough to...

June's top stories: Anglo American $4bn asset sale, New Zealand blocks subsea mining 01 July, 2014 by Byomakesh Biswal Anglo American is reportedly planning sell $4bn of assets that include platinum mines in South Africa, Romania's parliament rejected Gabriel Resources’ gold mining project at Rosia Montana,...

Chile: earthquakes and instability threaten world's copper king 23 June, 2014 by Adam Leach The massive earthquake which struck Chile in early April this year miraculously left the country's copper operations unscathed. Copper prices rose markedly, however, as investors waited to see...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 22 18 June, 2014 In this issue: Mexico cracks down on illegal mining cartels, a call for more innovation in the industry, new tech for more efficient material handling processes, worker safety in Australia,...

X2 Resources: Mick the Miner's big comeback 18 June, 2014 by Chris Lo After resigning from Xstrata in the wake of bitter merger negotiations with Glencore, Mick Davis is on the comeback trail with his new venture X2 Resources. Mining Technology recounts the...

Is Canada's mining industry too tough for new talent? 13 June, 2014 by Heidi Vella Canada needs to attract a new generation of miners to its underground operations as its ageing workforce prepares to retire. But are difficult working conditions, long hours and the fly-in...

Wage war – should Australian miners exercise ‘wage restraint’? 12 June, 2014 by Heidi Vella As the Australian mining boom experiences a dip, miner’s wages have come under attack from the likes of BHP Billiton’s President Dean Dalla Valle as being too high compared to other countries....

Age of autonomy: self- lubricating rollers to driverless trains 09 June, 2014 by Adam Leach From the feeder to conveyor, crusher and truck, each phase of the material handling process is currently under scrutiny as the mining industry seeks to tighten costs and improve processes. In...

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