All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. Can Michelin make the right moves in mining?

    Michelin is one of the top three biggest tire manufacturers in the world. Since being founded in France in 1889,…
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    10 May
  2. #MeTooMining: tackling sexual misconduct in the mining industry

    ‘We come in peace, but we mean business’ is the strapline for the Me Too Mining Association website launched in…
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    30 Apr
  3. Blockchain: the path to a more transparent mining supply chain?

    Blockchain is a continuously growing list of records logged in a decentralised, immutable, cryptographically secured online ledger. All information recorded…
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    9 Apr
  4. Blessing and curse: understanding the social impact of Chinese mining in Africa

    Around half of China’s total out-bound investments from 2005 to 2016 went into the energy and mining sectors of foreign…
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    18 Jan
  5. A Year in Mining: Stability, Digitalisation and Opposition

    This year, the international mining industry experienced growth in key commodities, including coal, copper and iron ore, with slight increases…
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    17 Jan
  6. The fourth industrial revolution: bringing AI to mining

    The concept of the digital mine is nothing new, but implementation of digital technologies in the mining sector has been…
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    19 Dec
  7. Uncovering titanium in Greenland

    Nestled between Iceland, Canada and Norway, Greenland is the world’s largest island, around 80% of which is covered in an…
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    18 Dec
  8. Waste not, want not – treating mining waste water cheaper and faster

    Current methods of treating the huge amounts of acidic, metal-heavy wastewater generated by the Australian mining industry every year are…
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    8 Nov
  9. Commodity focus: could zinc be the rising star of 2015?

    2014 was a notoriously bad year for most mineral commodities. As oil prices dropped, and global currencies oscillated in response,…
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    1 Jun
  10. Investing in Southern Australia – is PACE the solution?

    Despite mineral and petroleum production in South Australia (SA) topping $7.5bn in 2013-14, the highest level on record, investment in…
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    11 Mar