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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Home to roost: understanding corporate liability in mining

    Parent companies finding themselves under litigation for issues arising in different countries at the operations of their subsidiaries is a…
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    1 May
  7. Licence to operate: understanding the biggest challenge for mining in 2019

    Today, miners are required to juggle many emerging challenges not traditionally associated with metals and mining, such as digitisation, automation…
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    3 Apr
  8. Wrestle mania: inside the Goldcorp-Newmont-Barrick mega deal

    As 2019 kicked-off, Colorado-based Newmont and Canadian-based Goldcorp announced the two companies had struck a deal to merge, in a…
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    2 Apr
  9. Alternative financing for the mining industry: what are the options?

    Six years on from the global commodities crash and many junior and exploratory mining companies are still struggling to secure…
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    25 Mar
  10. Can Ecuador achieve its bold vision for mining?

    Bordered by well-established mining destinations, Peru and Colombia, Ecuador is considered one of few as-yet untapped mineral regions in an…
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    6 Mar
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