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MINE digital magazine: Issue 45
20 May, 2016
In this issue: Integra Gold’s crowdsourced gold rush challenge and the commodity’s performance in the market, a record-breaking mine blast, locating raw mineral resources across Europe,...
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Playing dead: the new US EPA rules enforcing mining pollution clean-ups 17 May, 2016 by Julian Turner The US Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to begin issuing rules aimed at stopping mining companies from declaring bankruptcy to avoid pollution clean-ups. Attorney Amanda Goodin...

Walking the tightrope: Madagascar balances mining and the environment 16 May, 2016 by Taylor Heyman Madagascar is home to enormous nickel deposits and the giant Ambatovy mine, one of the largest mines and integrated metallurgical sites in the world. But how has the mining of nickel affected...

Global Mining Spring Conference 2016: Canada’s big uranium future 16 May, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson This April, leaders in the mining industry got together in London to talk about the outlook for various commodities and current trends in the sector. Discussion included the importance of...

Golden data: digitally mining for Integra’s next high value asset 11 May, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson In 2014, Integra Gold purchased old mines in Quebec but instead of drilling as usual, the company acquired a huge haul of geological data which it released to the public for help with analysis...

Scouring Europe for raw deposits 10 May, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson The University of Exeter has paired up with the Camborne School of Mines to lead a research project that aims to discover new deposits of essential raw materials across Europe. The team hopes...

Bringing the heat: thermal fragmentation comes of age 10 May, 2016 Canada-based junior gold miner Nippon Dragon Resources has developed a new, environmentally friendly mining method called thermal fragmentation, which uses heat to 'spall' high-grade mineral...

April's top stories: Adan gets $16bn project leases, Deltion's space mining tool 05 May, 2016 by Srivani Venna Adani's $16bn Carmichael coal project secured mining leases, Deltion to work on new tool for space mining, Rio Tinto cut production guidance from Australian iron ore mines due to delay in...

Lithium: Tesla sparks strong demand but where’s the supply? 05 May, 2016 The ability to secure stable, long-term lithium supplies will make or break the electric car industry but Tesla is already struggling to obtain material for its proposed $5bn battery factory....

Access denied: the battle for land in resource-rich British Columbia 04 May, 2016 by Julian Turner The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) is calling for action to halt what it describes as a shrinking land base for mineral exploration. Scott Weston of the AME BC...

Innovate or perish: Austmine launches METS sector mentoring programme 03 May, 2016 by Taylor Heyman Australian mining equipment, technology and services association Austmine has launched the Innovation Mentoring in METS programme, which aims to help foster development in the sector. Can...

Kellingley: the death of deep-pit coal mining in the UK 02 May, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson In December, Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire will shut down, bringing its 50-year history to an end. Its closure marks the end of deep-pit mining in the UK, as climate change,...

Tanzanite: how Tanzania can profit from mining its rare stone 27 April, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Tanzania is the only place where mines extract the rare stone tanzanite, but the country has so far failed to profit from its scarcity. Gemmologists have theories about how to generate more...

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