Digging Dolgellau: can gold mining be revived in North Wales?
Junior mining firm Alba Mineral Resources is starting exploration work in North Wales, in the hope of reviving gold mining operations that have been closed since the 1990s. Alba executive chairman George Frangeskides and technical director Howard Baker discuss the project and the company’s plans to bring commercial production back to the Dolgellau Gold Belt.
Rio Tinto production falls as company commits to ‘safety pauses’
Rio Tinto has announced its results for the third quarter of 2018, which have revealed declines in production and shipments of iron ore in the wake of three fatalities in the last two years at the company’s operations.
How are diamonds mined? A look at the global supply chain
Global diamond production stabilised at 127 million carats in 2016, as miners saw a 20% revenue increase on 2015 figures, according to Bain & Company.
BHP to trial drones to improve freight safety
Mining giant BHP has deployed drones at its ocean freight operations to improve productivity and worker safety, following similar schemes at its mining projects.
Indian district of Mandya to ban unsafe stone mining and quarrying
N Manjushree, the deputy commissioner of the district of Mandya in the south-western Indian state of Karnataka, plans to announce a ban on stone mining and quarrying in the region, according to the Star of Mysore.