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February 25, 2022updated 04 Mar 2022 10:34am

Diversifying rare earths: the new issue of MINE is out now

In this issue: Diversifying rare earths, South African sand mining, and checking in with Deloitte’s Covid-19 predictions.

By JP Casey

China has dominated rare earth production for years, but other actors are looking to challenge this state of affairs. Pensana is developing facilities in England and Angola to diversify the world’s rare earth production, but can these two projects help to shift the balance of power?

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As ore mines ramp up and come on stream, the total number of active surface machines (including trucks, excavators, shovels, loaders, graders and dozers) is forecast to rise from 141,470 in 2020 to 167,367 by 2025. This will be a CAGR of 3.4% from 2020 to 2025. The largest contributor to this growth is expected to be trucks, particularly smaller-sized trucks with shorter lifespans, used extensively in parts of Asia Pacific. Underground mining equipment is similarly expected to see a CAGR of 2.3% in this same time frame, with the number of mining trucks and loaders/LHDs in active underground mines expected to rise to 19,853 by 2025. GlobalData’s extensive mine-site research and equipment models have been used to build a complete view of mobile mining equipment populations globally for trucks, loaders, graders, dozers, excavators and shovels. This report includes informative breakdowns by each major region and key mining country, and also by major commodity. Read GlobalData’s Global Surface and Underground Mining Equipment: Populations & Forecast to 2025 for a complete view of the market, allowing you to best position yourself for the future.
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Elsewhere, assess the role of sand mining in South Africa, and ask why miners are calling for an end to artisanal mining in this productive sector. We also check in with Deloitte to see if their Covid-19 predictions have come to fruition, two years into the pandemic.

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In this issue

Diversifying rare earths: inside Pensana’s Angolan and Yorkshire projects

Heidi Vella investigates two new rare earth projects, and asks if Pensana’s projects in the UK and Angola could boost diversity of supply of the critical minerals.

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The Covid minefield: in conversation with Deloitte

The mining sector has largely escaped major disruption amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but where it has occurred it has severely impacted operations. Andrew Tunnicliffe talks with Deloitte’s global mining expert, Andrew Swart, about what the last two years have brought and how mining companies have responded.

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“Robust, consistent, reliable”: talking XRT sensors with Tomra Mining

The technological landscape of the mining industry is changing rapidly, with new sensors helping to sort and process mined material. JP Casey talks to Albert du Preez of Tomra Mining about its new XRT sensor and the future of sophisticated sorting.

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Supply and stress: how booming EV sales challenge critical mineral supply chains

Cathy Mullan and Isabeau van Halm investigate a new supply chain vulnerability index, which shows the countries with the biggest EV sales are also the countries with the biggest critical mineral vulnerabilities.

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Gold in them hills: the history of Californian gold mining

Revived mining projects in California could usher in a new gold rush in the US state, but can these projects be completed responsibly? JP Casey investigates.

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Law, sand, order: inside South African sand mining

Mining industry group ASPASA wants a crack down on artisanal sand mining. With sand extraction a critical part of the country’s construction industry, Giles Crosse asks what happens next?

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Next issue: gold

The most precious of minerals, and one that embodies a sense of luxury and wealth beyond just the mining industry, gold remains a cornerstone of the global mining sector. Yet with demand showing no sign of slowing, and ever more dire warnings about the environmental and social consequences of mining, how can the sector balance its need to conserve with the world’s appetite for gold?

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Dig deeper with our mining equipment forecasts

As ore mines ramp up and come on stream, the total number of active surface machines (including trucks, excavators, shovels, loaders, graders and dozers) is forecast to rise from 141,470 in 2020 to 167,367 by 2025. This will be a CAGR of 3.4% from 2020 to 2025. The largest contributor to this growth is expected to be trucks, particularly smaller-sized trucks with shorter lifespans, used extensively in parts of Asia Pacific. Underground mining equipment is similarly expected to see a CAGR of 2.3% in this same time frame, with the number of mining trucks and loaders/LHDs in active underground mines expected to rise to 19,853 by 2025. GlobalData’s extensive mine-site research and equipment models have been used to build a complete view of mobile mining equipment populations globally for trucks, loaders, graders, dozers, excavators and shovels. This report includes informative breakdowns by each major region and key mining country, and also by major commodity. Read GlobalData’s Global Surface and Underground Mining Equipment: Populations & Forecast to 2025 for a complete view of the market, allowing you to best position yourself for the future.
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