New Features information at Mining Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Mining Technology 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 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 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 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 Injection hoisting: pumping ore to the surface Cementation Canada co-won the grand prize as well as wining the people’s choice award for its new injection hoisting technology at this year’s #DisruptMining event at the 2017 PDAC conference in Toronto. But what is it and what’s next for the company… Mon, 08 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT Australia’s mining tax regime: is it too tough? Mining firms operating in Australia pay one of the highest tax rates in the world. New research by Deloitte Access Economics for the Minerals Council of Australia claims inaction in making Australia's tax system more competitive could impact negative… Sun, 07 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT April's top stories: BMA’s $204m investment, Newmont’s new underground mine plan BMA revealed it intended to invest $204m in the Caval Ridge Southern Circuit in Australia, while Newmont Newmont Mining announced plans to build a new underground mine and expand plant capacity by more than 50%. wraps-up the key… Thu, 04 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Look at the evolution of mining apps with MiPlan Australian mining app firm MiPlan has its sights set high after being acquired by IT company, Hexagon Mining. MiPlan co-founder Louise Daw discusses the role of mobile apps in the mining sector today and how they will evolve in the years to come. Mon, 01 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: issue 56 In this issue: The amber industry trapped in tragedy, a $1m competition to disrupt mining, lithium in Cornwall, forgotten minerals, using drones for site surveys, the evolution of mining apps, and more Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:59:00 GMT Scoping Australia’s mines with the latest drone technology Drones are increasingly being used to map, survey and explore Australia’s many operational and abandoned mines. Japan-based specialist unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer, Terra Drone, has opened its first office in the country and is hoping t… Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT #DisruptMining: promoting innovation in the mining industry Goldcorp and Integra Gold’s #DisruptMining competition at the PDAC conference in early March was a great success, yielding two winners and bringing together 800 industry professionals. But can it be more than a flash in the pan? Integra Gold CEO Step… Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Mined into extinction: is the world running out of critical minerals? Of all the minerals mined over the centuries, have any been forgotten or mined into extinction and, more importantly, is mankind in danger of running out of critical resources? Julian Turner talks to Dr Lawrence Meinert, deputy associate director for… Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Water for all: ICMM’s Hayley Zipp talks water stewardship in the mining sector In January, the International Council on Mining and Metals , which represents 23 major mining firms, including BHP Billiton and Anglo American, announced a push for far greater water stewardship in mining. Manager Hayley Zipp discusses the updated pr… Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT March's Top Stories: BBI Group signs Balla Balla deal, Macmahon to buy Indonesian assets BBI Group signed deal for Balla Balla iron ore project development, and Macmahon reached a HoA with PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara to acquire mining assets in Indonesia. wraps-up the key headlines from March 2017. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Cobalt could enable a green revolution, but can it clean-up its reputation first? The price of cobalt, an essential component in lithium-ion batteries and super alloys, has been bullish since the tail-end of 2016, with demand from the electric car sector set to grow exponentially. But there’s a shadow over its production with a si… Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Amber mining: an industry trapped in time and tragedy Illegal amber mining is flourishing in Russia and the Ukraine, but as local gangs take advantage of the bountiful stone, the environment is quickly being decimated. Can the government quell this ‘Baltic gold’ rush? Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:03:00 GMT Rock stars: the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame welcomes five new inductees Every year the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame celebrates those who have helped make the mining industry what it is over the last century. This year, five new people were honoured at the sell-out awards in Toronto. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:38:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: issue 55 In this issue: Obama’s parting shot at coal, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, inching towards automation, Indonesia’s new regulations, ICMM’s water management commitments, profiling cobalt, and more. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:15:00 GMT Mine automation clears giant hurdle In the coming years, automation will change underground mining beyond all recognition. Nnamdi Anyadike examines some of the key innovations currently underway. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT