Heidi Vella

Heidi Vella is a feature writer for NRI Digital, covering the mining, offshore oil and gas, hydrocarbons and renewable power industries as well as the medical and pharmaceutical industries, modern transport systems, architecture and design.Before joining the NRI digital team, Heidi worked on several different consumer publications, including New Statesman, Matchbox Magazine and FilmJuice, as well as a stint in finance journalism as a feature writer for Bridging and Commercial.Heidi read English Literature at Roehampton University before completing an NCTJ Foundation in Journalism course at New Associates, London.

All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. Australia’s junior miners take heart in clean energy minerals

    Australia is one of the world’s top mineral producers, churning out large quantities of key commodities, including uranium, coal, gold,…
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    8 Oct
  2. Mining Mozambique: from rubies to graphite investors

    Mozambique is one of the biggest producers of tantalite and beryllium and was Africa’s second-ranked producer of aluminium after South…
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    3 Oct
  3. The rising risk of gold supply chains in South America

    Bullish gold prices in recent years have attracted criminal elements, ranging from highly organised criminal gangs to small scale informal…
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    24 Sep
  4. Does a new leader mean new opportunities for Peru’s mining sector?

    “Peru is a mining country, but we need to do things differently from the past,” Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra told…
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    18 Jul
  5. MGX: in conversation with a lithium extraction innovator

    MGX is hoping to shake-up the lithium mining sector with its new extraction technology, developed by its partner PurLucid, in…
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    16 Jul
  6. Cuba courts new mining investment, but can it compete?

    Cuba ranks amongst the top six countries for proven nickel reserves and according to government forecasts released in April, it…
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    25 Jun
  7. Changing tactics to capitalise on the mining commodities boom

    After four years of weak commodity prices and oversupply to the market, the last 18 months has finally seen growth…
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    16 Apr
  8. Overhauling the DRC’s mining code

    “We are talking about the development of a country, not the shareholder rent of a particular pension fund,” Gecamines chairman Albert…
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    28 Mar
  9. Cultivating responsible mining in Canada and abroad

    In 2004 the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) launched the ‘Towards Sustainable Mining’ standard (TSM) in Canada to improve the…
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    26 Mar
  10. Eliminating digital risk in 2018: mining’s biggest new headache?

    The concept of digital mining is nothing new. In fact, a 2017 EY poll of more than 700 industry representatives…
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    15 Feb