All articles by Andrew Tunnicliffe

Andrew Tunnicliffe

Drilling for success: inside excavation innovation in mining

There are promising signs in mining, as one of the most critical elements of the industry – drilling – its committing to innovation and collaboration, as Andrew Tunnicliffe explains.

What next for Australia’s uranium mines?

As the world reignites its interest in nuclear power, the election of Anthony Albanese has drawn into question where Australian uranium mining might be headed. Andrew Tunnicliffe assesses the current climate and tries to untangle the issue.

To boldly go: around Sandvik’s latest innovations and acquisitions

The Sandvik Group, and in particular Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, has been a mainstay of the mining industry for generations. Andrew Tunnicliffe takes a look at some of its biggest recent collaborations and most ground-breaking technologies.

The role of mining in an energy crisis

We consider the inconsistent nature of renewable power and what this could mean for coal.

The FIFO frontline: Covid-19 and Australian mining

With state leaders in Western Australia flipflopping over the opening up of the region thanks to a resurgence of Covid-19, its critical mining community might fast become the frontline of the fight against the virus.

The Covid minefield: in conversation with Deloitte

We talk with Deloitte about Covid-19’s impact on mining and how companies have responded.

Paying for the past: how long can a miner be held responsible?

Anglo American is facing legal action over the lead poisoning alleged to have been caused by one of the company’s Zambian mines.

Australia’s Northern Territory: red earth paved with gold?

The Northern Territory’s offerings are intrinsically linked to a part of the country that must not be ignored: its heritage.

A new industrial revolution: is a UK mining boom on the way?

We investigate the current environment for mining in the UK and asks, is there a new age on the horizon?

Drilling down – the ESG culture penetrating global mining majors

Mining has long been seen as a dirty business and now, accused of “greenwashing”, the sector is fighting back by taking ESG seriously.