All articles by Giles Crosse

Giles Crosse

The great beyond: inside Debswana and Huawei’s 5G connected mine

With the mining industry eager to adopt processes such as 5G operations, Debswana and Huawei’s 5G-powered diamond mine has never been more important. Giles Crosse assesses the role of 5G in mining.

The gulley of graphite: the return of Lincoln to Australian mining

After a two-and-a-half-year absence, miners at Lincoln Minerals are back with operations at the Kookaburra Gully.

Breaking ground: inside Castillo Copper’s latest extraction push

Giles Crosse asks how Castillo Copper can best minimise risk in expanding its operations, and ensure its deposits reach their potential.

Flicking the switch: could electrification jolt Australian mining?

Giles Crosse takes a look at the 22-strong consortium investigating mining electrification and decarbonisation in Australia.

Voices in the deep: the value of underground communication collaboration

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson hopes a cross-industry collaboration including Ambra Solutions and Nutrien will change mine communications.

The mining vehicles mining… vehicles?

Giles Crosse speaks to Hard-Line about its work on a collaborative vehicle retrieval project, that could deliver safety benefits and big savings for the mining industry.

All that glitters is coal: inside Queensland’s new coal mines

Coal is making waves in Queensland. Giles Crosse explores the state’s new royalty structure and new steelmaking mines on the horizon.

Challenges and solutions: how mining could embrace the IOT cloud

A popular buzzword in tech circles, “the cloud” has significant impacts for the mining sector. Giles Crosse explores how improving access to data and enabling collaboration are key for firms looking to optimise production.

People, profits, power: how Rio Tinto reaches out to indigenous owners

Giles Crosse speaks to Rio Tinto about its recent support for indigenous groups in Australia, and asks how seriously the miner is taking such issues.

Following the East Star: inside rare earth mining in Kazakhstan

As the world looks to diversify its supply of critical minerals, new mining jurisdictions are coming to the forefront. Giles Crosse looks at recent developments in Kazakhstan.