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. Bolivia: will the ousting of Morales open lithium to foreign investment?

    Making up one third of the so-called ‘lithium triangle’, the Andean nation of Bolivia is estimated to have around nine…
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    2 Mar
  2. Argentina: will a new regime change a glacial mining industry?

    On December 10, 2019 President Alberto Fernández, who won an October election, was finally sworn in as Argentina’s new leader,…
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    4 Feb
  3. Mining mica: can the industry overturn its legacy of exploitation?

    Eight-year-old Frederic works morning or afternoon shifts, depending on his school schedule, sorting mica alongside his elder brother. His hands…
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    28 Jan
  4. Australia and the US: a rare, rare-earth partnership

    China’s recent threat to use rare earth mineral exports as leverage in its ongoing trade war with the US has,…
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    16 Jan
  5. Mining New South Wales: climate change, coal and opportunity

    Located on the east coast of Australia, New South Wales (NSW) is the third-largest mining region in the country. The…
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    15 Jan
  6. Switch on switch off: rethinking how smaller deposits are mined

    Manufacturing of many modern technologies is reliant on the supply of several key metals and minerals. The European Union (EU)…
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    5 Dec
  7. Mining Illinois: is it time up for coal mining?

    Coal was first mined along the 400-mile-long Illinois coal basin, which covers parts of Illinois, Indiana and western Kentucky, by…
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    7 Nov
  8. Should we be protecting the ‘space wilderness’ from mining?

    The mineral resources in space are thought to be a million or more times greater than those on earth. And…
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    19 Aug
  9. What is motivating mining jobseekers?

    Having recovered from the commodities crash, which saw thousands of industry-wide job losses, the mining sector is back to recruiting…
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    5 Jun
  10. Seizure and settlement in Venezuela: the story of Rusoro Mining

    Located in the historic El Callao District of Venezuela, the Choco 10 mine, 95% owned by Canadian junior Rusoro Mining,…
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    15 May
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