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MINE digital magazine: issue 48
25 August, 2016
In this issue: Sierra Leone’s new diamond project, the human cost of illegal gold, the MSHA push to reach zero harm, Anglo American’s safety culture, industry-wide changes in Kenyan mining,...
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Could Australia benefit from ‘wonder metal’ scandium? 24 August, 2016 Scandium is generating interest as a potential breakthrough mineral, particularly in the aircraft industry where it can be alloyed with aluminium to increase strength and corrosion-resistance....

Growing with green tech: Sweden's metal mining strategy 23 August, 2016 The growth of Sweden’s heavy industrial base in the early part of the last century was founded on one of the most extensive and long established iron ore mining and metals smelting sectors in...

Mine simulation made simple 18 August, 2016 Simulation has become increasingly ubiquitous in mining, as operators look to capitalise on advances in modelling and training software. From product development to workflow management, to...

Is a zero fatality mining industry in the US possible? 15 August, 2016 by Heidi Vella In 2015 the US mining industry recorded its safest year on record but it is yet to achieve a year with zero fatalities. Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labour for mine safety and health...

Tongo: A promising new Stellar Diamonds project 15 August, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Stock prices in Stellar Diamonds, a UK diamond mining company, were on the rise after the announcement that mining licences for a new project called Tongo had been verbally approved this...

July's top stories: Thiess' Oyu Tolgoi contract, Komatsu and Joy Global sign $3.7bn deal 09 August, 2016 by Srivani Venna Thiess secures contract for Rio Tinto’s $5.4bn Oyu Tolgoi project, Komatsu agrees to acquire Joy Global for $3.7bn, BHP Billiton makes provisions of around $1.3bn to cover Samarco's disaster...

The endless devastation caused by the pursuit of illegal gold 08 August, 2016 by Heidi Vella Illegal mining has grown to such vast proportions it is now a scourge comparable to the global drug trade, according to several newly published reports. This shadow industry is responsible...

How the Goldcorp Hack can teach us to protect the data goldmine 01 August, 2016 In April Goldcorp suffered a major data breach. Hackers leaked a raft of sensitive internal documents and promised to reveal even more, including examples of “corporate racism, sexism and...

Diamonds are forever: can Anglo American revive De Beers’ fortunes? 26 July, 2016 by Heidi Vella The price of rough diamonds has been steadily declining since 2014 and the industry is facing increasing competition from the synthetic diamond industry. Despite this, mining giant Anglo...

Kenya’s mining industry: set for a boom? 25 July, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Kenya hasn’t been a leader in African mining, with out-of-date laws and mining data meaning that the country missed out on mineral exploration. Things could be on the cusp of change with a...

MINE digital magazine: issue 47 21 July, 2016 In this issue: Goldcorp’s massive data hack, rare earth minerals in Greenland, inside the world’s biggest copper mine, Rio Tinto’s driverless problems, Anglo American’s hold on De Beers, the...

Earth movers: the ten biggest mining companies by revenue 18 July, 2016 Glencore, operating as a diversified energy, company outstrips all competitors as the world’s biggest mining company despite significant profit falls, a trend witnessed by all miners, with...

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