Analysis

  • Battery tech energises the cobalt market

    Cobalt prices have surged over the last year, driven by demand from battery manufacturers and electric vehicle makers. Supply of the commodity is susceptible to disruption, exposing a vulnerability in...

  • Clean gold: making artisanal mining work

    SEF Canada is working with artisanal miners in Ecuador to eliminate mercury in gold processing while developing local economies. SEF Canada’s managing director Suzette McFaul discusses the project’s community-driven approach...

  • Carving a niche in Cornish lithium

    Cornish Lithium, a mineral exploration company based in, you guessed it, Cornwall recently secured a £1m investment to commence exploration activities. But why lithium and why Cornwall?

  • Fairtrade African gold arrives in the UK

    The Fairtrade Foundation has launched a new Investment Facility to coincide with the arrival of the first Fairtrade African gold arriving in the UK, with the hopes that it will...

  • MINE digital magazine: issue 61

    In this issue: State-financed mines, Trump’s “amazing results” for miners, land rights in New Zealand, Industry 4.0, long-distance remote mining, Portland stone goes underground, and more

  • Balancing the Ethics of Mining New Zealand

    New Zealand maintains an extensive, government-supported mining industry. But as controversy builds around a recent gold discovery on tribal land, the sector’s ethics have come under scrutiny. How can New...