All articles by Chris Lo

  1. Mining in Zimbabwe: life after Mugabe

    As Zimbabwe’s consul general Henry Mukonoweshuro addressed the audience after picking up a special recognition award at a Zimbabwe Achievers…
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    2 May
  2. What makes a strong mining brand?

    The 21st Century presents a different social and economic landscape for mining companies than in decades past. Increased public awareness…
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    12 Apr
  3. The urban mine: tapping resources in the world’s waste

    Reserves of minerals and metals that can be economically extracted by the mining industry won’t last forever. While technical advances…
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    28 Mar
  4. With budgets on the rise, is a new age of exploration on the cards?

    Last year will go down as the fourth consecutive year that mineral exploration spending fell, with the collective budget for…
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    5 Dec
  5. Yukon: investing in infrastructure for the Great White North

    Although industry interest in exploring for Yukon gold has fluctuated with commodity prices in the last few years, mining companies…
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    8 Nov
  6. Battery tech energises the cobalt market

    The metals markets are still in the midst of sharp price volatility and sluggish demand growth. Reports in mid-September noted…
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    6 Nov
  7. Clean gold: making artisanal mining work

    On 16 August, the Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force, marking the culmination of a years-long effort to come…
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    1 Nov
  8. Analysing Trump’s “amazing results” in the US coal mining industry

    At the Trump administration’s first full White House cabinet meeting on Monday 12 June, President Trump highlighted the great strides…
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    4 Sep
  9. Confronting corruption in Uganda’s mining industry

    Despite Uganda’s long history of mining, encompassing a major boom in the 1950s and ‘60s, when minerals made up a…
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    7 Aug
  10. Robots and recruitment: the impact of automation on mining jobs

    Of the many self-professed feathers already attached to his cap, perhaps Donald Trump might add conjuring. The US President has…
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    12 Jul