New Features information at Mining Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Mining Technology Tools down: The Philippines turns its back on ‘polluting’ mining industry Since his premiership began in June this year, Rodrigo Duterte’s administration has fiercely targeted the mining industry, suspending mine licences and widely criticising the industry’s environmental practices. A moratorium on all new mines is even i… Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT MIT’s accidental smelting discovery unlocks the potential of antimony The ancient Egyptians used it in black eye make-up and alchemists marvelled at antimony’s semi-metallic properties. Now, a groundbreaking smelting technique could open up new opportunities for antimony, as well as other metals. Nnamdi Anyadike invest… Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:21:00 GMT Namibia: diamonds aren’t forever Namibia is a country with rich natural resources, and President Hage G Geingob is pushing for more foreign investment to help tap them. Speaking recently at an event in New York City, Geingob outlined the country’s plans to provide opportunities to t… Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:15:00 GMT Alphamin works towards a new tin network in the DRC Alphamin Resources took over the Bisie tin mining project in the north-eastern province of Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from Kivu Resources in 2012, and the company is confident it is sitting on the best tin resource in the world. But… Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:48:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: issue 51 In this issue: The Philippines shutting down mining, Namibia’s growth, tin excavation in the DRC, MIT’s smelting discovery, Hexagon increases driver safety, inside the first Hackathon event, and more. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:12:00 GMT Hacking the mining industry Last month in San Francisco, developers, data scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs came together to try to find technological solutions for some of mining’s biggest challenge. The ‘hackathon’ was put on by mining innovation programme Unearthed in … Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:14:00 GMT Tackling mining corruption with tech in India Corruption, fraud and illegal mining are persistent problems for the mining industry in Indian states such as Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. While policing and government reforms can help to tackle these issues, the industry is increasingly turni… Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT October's top stories: Gold pour at Matilda Project, Copper Fox Metals results Blackham Resources completed the first gold pouring at Matilda project in Australia and Copper Fox Metals announced results of Arizona's Sombrero Butte copper project. wraps-up the key headlines from October 2016. Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Broken pipeline: Is the world heading for a copper shortage? Low copper prices have led to big cuts in exploration and development, but what does the next phase of the cycle look like? Elly Earls finds out. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: issue 50 In this issue: Accelerating mining tech in Russia and innovation in Australia, setting a standard for artisanal mining, the potential for a global copper shortage, a new outlook for chemical extraction techniques, the evolution of mine scheduling sof… Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:55:00 GMT The edge of extraction: inside the global mining chemicals market Innovation in the field of mining with chemicals promises to accelerate and maximise yields, and reduce the environmental impact of global operations. What are the latest project developments and market projections using chemicals to extract gold fro… Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Valuing vanadium with Largo Resources CEO Mark Smith Canadian mining company Largo Resources specialises in rare metals, in particular increasingly vanadium ore. Largo Resources CEO Mark Smith discusses vanadium’s green energy applications, the company’s Brazilian mine operation and the allure of rare … Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT September's top stories: Philippines halts mines, Queensland exploration bids The Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources recommended the suspension of 20 mines for environmental breaches, Queensland invited proposals for North West Minerals province exploration and Volvo tests self-driving truck. Mining-t… Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: issue 49 In this issue: The future of the underground mining equipment sector, Wealth Minerals talks about its strategy, a look inside Peru’s Fairtrade-certified gold mine, reviving Egypt’s ancient gold mines, the next step in UK seafloor mining, managing wa… Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:40:00 GMT Into the deep: EU expedition sets out in search of seafloor deposits In late June a scientific expedition set out from Southampton, UK to explore the possibility of mining rich metal deposits on the deep ocean floor. The RRS James Cook has spent weeks on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where extinct hydrothermal vents could ch… Mon, 12 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Wealth Minerals: betting on Chile’s lithium reserves Mineral resource company Wealth Minerals has shifted its focus to acquiring new lithium assets in Chile, bringing on-board Notable Chilean mining executive Marcelo A Awad, formerly of Chilean state-owned Codelco, to negotiate new acquisitions. Awad s… Sun, 04 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: Rusoro wins $1.2bn in damages, new mine ventilation guide Rusoro Mining awarded $1.2bn in damages over Venezuela lawsuit, West Australia released new guidelines for mine ventilation, University of Queensland and Rio Tinto developed a new bauxite processing method. wraps-up the key head… Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: issue 48 In this issue: Sierra Leone’s new diamond project, the human cost of illegal gold, the MSHA push to reach zero harm, Anglo American’s safety culture, industry-wide changes in Kenyan mining, sifting through Sweden’s remaining minerals, Australia’s boo… Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:22:00 GMT Could Australia benefit from ‘wonder metal’ scandium? Scandium is generating interest as a potential breakthrough mineral, particularly in the aircraft industry where it can be alloyed with aluminium to increase strength and corrosion-resistance. Less than 20t of scandium is mined annually but is this s… Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Growing with green tech: Sweden's metal mining strategy The growth of Sweden’s heavy industrial base in the early part of the last century was founded on one of the most extensive and long established iron ore mining and metals smelting sectors in the world. Now, the government hopes that metals can play … Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT