All articles by Dominic Hale

Dominic Hale

Arctic automation: inside Amaroq and ABD’s arctic mining vehicles

Dedicated to building a full-cycle gold operation in Greenland’s remote and inhospitable arctic environment, it’s small wonder that Amaroq Minerals has teamed up with ABD Solutions to develop autonomous vehicles. Dominic Hale investigates.

Cynicism or security: inside BHP’s indigenous commitments

As environmental and social responsibility becomes ever more important to the world’s miners, even the biggest firms are under pressure to change their behaviour. Dominic Hale investigates the sincerity of BHP’s latest round of commitments to support indigenous communities.

A new wave: inside Zijin’s hyperconnected 5G mine

The Chinese mining colossus, Zijin, has joined forces with global technology giant and corporate compatriot, Huawei, and Africa’s premium telecoms network provider, MTN.

Promise and problems at the Donlin Gold mine

Barrick and Novagold’s Donlin Gold mine could produce over a million ounces of gold a year, if it can get past the barrier of swelling local opposition.

The future of Russia and Australia’s mining sector

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought uncertainty to the trading relationship between Australia and Russia, a state of affairs being felt most keenly in the mining arena.