New Features information at Mining Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Mining Technology 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 Zealand move forward and expand mining busine… Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:00:00 GMT Going underground: The Portland stone industry moves into mining Used in the construction of some of the world’s most elegant landmarks, Portland stone is renowned. But after centuries of being quarried, surface reserves are dwindling, leading the only two licensed extraction firms to turn to mining instead. Ross … Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:23:00 GMT Is state-funded mining making a comeback? Australia and Canada recently announced large state investments into privately owned mining projects, hinting at a need for dependable access to mineral resources. Are other nations likely to follow suit? Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: Adani’s Carmichael case dismissal, BHP's $2.46bn investment The Queensland Court of Appeal in Australia quashed a case against Adani’s $16bn Carmichael coal mine, Glencore secured mining leases for $5.54bn Wandoan coal project, BHP approved $2.46bn investment in Chile’s Spence mine. wrap… Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Analysing Trump’s “amazing results” in the US coal mining industry President Donald Trump has highlighted “big stories” in the mining sector – including mining job creation and the opening of mines – that, he argues, demonstrate his success at quickly improving conditions for mining communities. But do market condit… Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT 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 more accurate – and Australia’s mini… Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: Issue 60 In this issue: Boosting black ownership, corruption in Uganda, seafloor mining, automated drill rigs, real-time ore analysis, mine rescue response procedures, and more Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:19:00 GMT 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 there will be significant implications for the health of t… Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 GMT Honing skills at the Saskatchewan Mine Rescue Competition The competency of mine rescue teams to act under immense pressure can mean the difference between life and death, but teams rarely get an opportunity to practice their skills until an actual disaster occurs – except at mine rescue competitions. In Ju… Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Confronting corruption in Uganda’s mining industry A new report by Global Witness alleges that Uganda’s mining sector is built on endemic corruption and mismanagement at the expense of the Ugandan people, environment and economy. What are the problems and what needs to be done to promote stability, f… Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT July's top stories: Glencore's $1.13bn acquisition, Rio Tinto signs MoU for Jadar lithium project Glencore signed $1.13bn worth of agreements to acquire a 49% interest in the Hunter Valley Operations, Rio Tinto signed an MoU with the Serbian Government for the Jadar lithium-borate project development, and Barrick Gold completed the sale of stake … Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Seafloor mining: the DeepGreen method As resources dwindle, mining companies are increasingly looking to the sea to provide the minerals and metals we need. Environmental concerns hang heavy over deepsea mining, but Canadian company DeepGreen Resources is developing a new method to mine … Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:26:00 GMT 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 in decline, and the price of renewably generated power becoming inc… Mon, 31 Jul 2017 08:56:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: Issue 59 In this issue: France’s President of industry, the South Australian Iron Road, legitimising mica in India, De Beers to go carbon neutral, ICMM talks falling fatalities, the shrinking talent pool, and more Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:50:00 GMT 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