• 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?

  • 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...

  • Introducing HyLogger: Mineral analysis without delay

    Australian scientific research agency CSIRO has licensed HyLogger, its mineral analysis technology, to METS group Corescan. Using hyper-spectral imaging, it has the potential to make logging drill cores faster and...

  • Boosting black ownership of South African mines

    South Africa’s new Mining Charter, aimed at increasing black ownership and participation in the sector, has come under harsh criticism from a large faction of the mining industry which claims...

  • Can US coal mining make a comeback?

    The revival of the US coal mining sector is a strong focus of the Trump administration, but critics are questioning whether that is possible in current market conditions. With demand...

  • Can sand mining ever be green?

    As urbanisation increases so does the demand for sand in construction, making it the most mined resource on earth. The result has been widespread ecological devastation, as riverbanks and waterways...