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mining industry: set for a boom? 25 July, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Kenya hasn’t been a leader in African mining, with out-of-date laws and mining data meaning that the country missed out on mineral exploration.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

Setting a standard for responsible mining 14 July, 2016 by Chris Lo If fair trade bananas can succeed, then why not fair trade mining products? This is what the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance wants to achieve with its proposed Standard for...

Rio Tinto’s driverless train woes 11 July, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Rio Tinto has been forced to cut its iron ore production guidance after repeated software glitches delayed its AutoHaul driverless freight train programme in Western Australia. The company...

Greenland rare earths: what’s the hold up? 07 July, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Companies have been exploring Greenland for rare earth minerals for several years, and thanks to new legislation on uranium mining, they will soon be able to begin operations. Despite...

June's top stories: $5.3bn Oyu Tolgoi project, Mount Polley operations restart 06 July, 2016 by Srivani Venna Jacobs to develop $5.3bn Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia, Brazil judge dismissed one $5.7bn lawsuit against Samarco, University of South Australia and Centrex Metals collaborate to cut mining...

Copper, Codelco & Chile 04 July, 2016 by Heidi Vella Codelco, the largest copper-producing company in the world, is battling to stay profitable as it attempts to forge ahead with $18bn of essential investment, including at Chuquicamata. However,...

Reality check: augmented and virtual technology in the mining industry 28 June, 2016 by Julian Turner Augmented and virtual reality technologies have the potential to improve mine productivity, reduce equipment maintenance costs and protect personnel. So how are Microsoft HoloLens, Occulus Rift...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 46 27 June, 2016 In this issue: How augmented reality is changing mining practices, tackling corruption in India with technology, turning Zambia’s copper into a goldmine, re-emergence of black lung, Carmichael...

Mining in Zambia: Africa’s safe haven 22 June, 2016 Zambia has long been regarded as the safest place in sub-Saharan Africa in which to invest and operate. It seems set to remain so in the years ahead, despite the headwinds that currently...

Black lung is back and Australia’s lax mining dust rules are to blame 13 June, 2016 The Australian mining industry has been hit by scandal, registering its first cases of black lung disease in 30 years. With prevalence increasing across the world, it seems that safety...

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