Eliminating digital risk in 2018: mining’s biggest new headache?
Research by EY analysts has highlighted digital effectiveness as the biggest business risk for miners in 2018. Plainly put, the industry is behind in its digital journey and missing out on improved operational efficiency and reduced costs, while simultaneously becoming a target for hackers. So what can be done to harness digital rewards while also protecting against cyber threats? Heidi Vella spoke to EY global mining and metals advisory leader, Paul Mitchell, to get some answers.
Mining in Mexico: activity and expectation is high in 2018
Analysis by BMI Research predicts that Mexico’s mining industry will experience one of the fastest recoveries in Latin America due to the strong price performance of its key commodities – gold, silver, copper and zinc – along with a steady project pipeline and supportive regulatory framework. Heidi Vella profiles Mexico’s mining sector and its prospects for 2018 and beyond.
New lithium extraction method could reuse fracking wastewater
Scientists have discovered a new and efficient way of extracting lithium and other minerals from water, including wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.
Mining’s big environmental footprint in the Amazon
The impact mining has on deforestation of the Amazon rainforest is much greater than previously thought, according to a new study by the University of Vermont. What are the major components of mining’s huge environmental footprint in the Amazon, and what can be done to improve the situation?
EU database provides market information on valuable materials
A consortium of expert European organisations has launched the world’s first database of resources in e-waste, scrap, vehicles and mining waste, providing valuable market data for the mining industry.