New Features information at Mining Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Mining Technology ICMM’s fourth safety report: fatalities on the rise ICMM’s Mining Safety report for 2016 has been released, detailing the most hazardous areas plaguing mining. ICMM safety manager Mark Holmes explains the report’s findings, how safety could still be improved and the possibility of reaching the goal of… Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT Iron Road: Australian Government paves the way towards massive magnetite mine A new multi-billion dollar South Australian magnetite mine, owned by Iron Road has taken an important step forward by achieving government approval. But what will it take to get this colossal project up and running? Mon, 24 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT Inside De Beers project to create carbon neutral mining within five years De Beers has announced it is leading a research project that aims to make some of its mines carbon neutral within five years. The idea involves storing carbon through the mineralisation of kimberlite waste from the diamond extraction process. This co… Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Legalising North East India’s mica mines Around 20,000 children work in North East India’s highly dangerous and illegal mica mines. The Indian Government has pledged to legalise these mines in order to protect a vital source of income for poverty stricken families, raise safety standards an… Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Robots and recruitment: the impact of automation on mining jobs With the rise of automation, some are fearful the mining sector is heading for a jobs drain. But if handled sensitively, could the transition from man to machine make the industry more attractive to a new breed of talent? Ross Davies reports. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Will President Macron resurrect the French mining industry? During his tenure as the Minister of Economy, French President Emmanuel Macron signed off a number of mineral exploration projects and has been quoted as saying he plans to overhaul France’s mining code. With a parliamentary majority secured, what sh… Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT June's top stories: Rio Tinto recommends Yancoal, BHP’s $184m funding AngloGold Ashanti began restructuring of South African operations, Rio Tinto board recommended Yancoal as preferred buyer of Hunter Valley assets. wraps-up the key headlines from June 2017. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Mining in Mali: balancing prospects and problems Already a significant gold producer, Mali’s mining sector is poised for further growth after the country’s Chamber of Mines recently tripled estimates of the country’s bauxite reserves, following several new discoveries. This is good news for Mali an… Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT China’s mega gold find and what it could mean for the global market The discovery of what could be China’s largest gold deposit is just one step towards the country playing an even bigger role in the global gold market. What could this mean for the global market and for China’s economy? Elly Earls reports. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: issue 58 In this issue: China strikes gold record, the US coal comeback, mining in Mali, new mineral formations, a case for sand mining, the International Collegiate Mining Competition, and more Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:47:00 GMT 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 are stripped of their foundations. With no populatio… Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT From Origin to Evolution: digitising mining with software specialist Maptek Maptek, a provider of software for the mining industry, has released upgraded scheduling tools to help improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of cut-off grade removal. Coming under a single software portfolio, Evolution, based on an evolutionary … Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT The Anthropocene Epoch: how mining spurs rapid mineral diversification American scientists have discovered a group of minerals and mineral-like compounds that owe their origins mostly to mining, as they’re formed in ore dumps and tunnel walls, among other places. Research co-author, Edward Grew from the University of Ma… Mon, 12 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT May's top stories: New Hope's Colton Coal permit, De Beers' carbon-neutral mine New Hope Group secured approval for its A$300m ($222m) Colton Coal mine project, while De Beers Group began leading a research project to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of its operations in five years. wraps-up the key he… Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Mucking around: Inside the International Collegiate Mining Competition Since the 1970s, the annual International Collegiate Mining Competition has given mining students worldwide a chance to get in touch with traditional extraction methods of yesteryear. It also provides them with invaluable networking and career opport… Wed, 31 May 2017 09:34:00 GMT Can palladium remain strong despite a disruptive auto sector? Palladium has been consistently one of the better-performing precious metals on the market, sometimes achieving higher price growth than gold and platinum. Its market price is on the rise again, but given its substantial reliance on the diesel car se… Mon, 22 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: issue 57 In this issue: Industry titans search for new leaders, Mongolia expands exploration, Australia’s new iron ore tax, prospects for palladium, genomics and mine waste, award-winning hoisting, and more Fri, 19 May 2017 15:27:00 GMT Mine wastewater: opening the microbial black box An international research team hopes to help the mining industry harness the power of bacteria to treat wastewater, but the project’s implications go far beyond cutting-edge science. Project leader Dr Lesley Warren explains why. Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Recovery position: the search for new leadership at Anglo, BHP and Rio Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are all on the hunt for new leadership, but what qualities will the incoming chairs need to navigate through an increasingly complex mining landscape? Julian Turner profiles the likely candidates as they loo… Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Searching for another Oyu Tolgoi: Mongolia’s big mining expansion The Mongolian Mining Minister has announced that exploration in the country will be expanded, with the hope of attracting international investment and growing the economy. But what is the land’s mineral potential and will all Mongolians benefit? Tue, 09 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT