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Unblocking exploration in India
10 February, 2016 | by Chris Lo
India is reportedly preparing to introduce a new mineral exploration policy to open exploration licences to more foreign and private companies. What other challenges – including tackling...
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From Penryn to Peru: exporting UK mining expertise to South America 05 February, 2016 by Julian Turner UK Trade & Investment and the newly formed Cornish Mining Alliance have joined forces to address the shortage of specialist mining skills in South America. Julian Turner talks to Nick Eastwood...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 41 21 January, 2016 In this issue: Unlocking India’s resource potential, South Africa’s landmark silicosis trial, an outlook for alumina, potash mining in the UK, Canada’s mining strategy under Prime Minster...

Global tin market: the slow road to recovery 19 January, 2016 by Elly Earls Excess supply and slowing demand have conspired to make tin one of the poorest performing commodities of 2015, but is its future quite so bleak? Elly Earls speaks to IHS senior economist...

Scandals and strikes: an uncertain future for platinum in South Africa 13 January, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Mining giant Anglo American is selling some of its South African platinum mines due to their limited profitability. The South African Government has expressed increasing concern about the state...

How Justin Trudeau will shape Canada’s mining future 06 January, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Justin Trudeau is making his mark on the country’s mining associations. They have welcomed him into office and he has promised more funding for exploration and education in the sector, as well...

2015: The year's biggest Mining Technology stories 05 January, 2016 by Byomakesh Biswal China set-up $16bn gold mining fund, iron ore shipment started from $10bn Roy Hill project, and Brazil sought $5.2bn in compensation from BHP Billiton and Vale due to a devastating burst dam,...

The ten biggest diamonds ever found 21 December, 2015 From the gigantic Cullinan Diamond, which weighs a whopping 3,106ct, to the Golden Jubilee, weighing in at 755.5ct, mining-technology.com lists the ten biggest diamonds ever...

The biggest mining company takeovers in 2015 21 December, 2015 From the $1.8bn acquisition of Sirius Resources by Independence Group to the $298m acquisition of Barrick (Niugini) by Gold Mountains (H.K.) International Mining Company,...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 40 16 December, 2015 In this issue: The rise and fall of Glencore Xstrata, cleaning up New Mexico’s abandoned mines, trouble for platinum mining in South Africa, a look inside Canada’s mining innovation hub,...

From the ashes: exploring a new method of rare earths production 16 December, 2015 Interest in the possibility of extracting rare earth elements from waste coal ash is picking up, especially in the US, where the Department of Energy and the National Energy Technology...

Milk and marijuana: miners diversify in the downturn 09 December, 2015 by Chris Lo With the price of iron ore and other commodities showing few signs of recovery in the short-term, a large number of miners are investing in growth markets outside of their comfort zone. From...

November's top stories: Brazil seeks $5.2bn dam damages, Rio Tinto’s $1.9bn expansion 08 December, 2015 by Srivani Venna The Brazilian Federal Government claimed $5.2bn in damages following the tailings dam disaster, the US President signed a space mining bill into law, and Rio Tinto announced investment plans...

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