All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Northern promise: tapping Australia’s most under-explored region

    The Northern Territory is known for its world-class natural resource deposits, being home to some of Australia’s largest deposits of…
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    2 Feb
  9. Raw potential: Kazakhstan’s quest for mining investment

    Kazakhstan has become a country to watch when it comes to natural resources, thanks to its vast deposits of everything…
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    7 Dec
  10. Know your place: location-based mining software

    Automation technology provider ABB and mobile software company Mobilaris have teamed up to launch a new location-based system for mining…
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    17 Nov