All articles by JP Casey

  1. Barrick and Mali: inside a 20-year partnership

    The recent history of gold mining in Mali is one linked to the involvement of foreign companies. In 1996, IAMGOLD…
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    22 Jan
  2. Growing demand and uncertain futures: the rise of palladium

    Palladium has enjoyed a strong few years. The platinum group metal has seen increasing demand and prices due to its…
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    9 Jan
  3. Japan: inside a mercurial mining industry

    Struggling domestic production In contrast to its high demand for metals and minerals, Japan’s domestic industrial production is almost negligible,…
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    7 Jan
  4. Pike River Disaster: a decade of reparations and recovery

    November 2010: Four explosions and 29 deaths On 23 November 2010, the first of four explosions rocked the Pike River…
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    19 Dec
  5. Social transition and why it matters in coal mine closure

    On one level, it’s easy to call for an immediate end to coal mining. The industry is notoriously harmful for…
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    12 Dec
  6. Mapping South Australia’s big mines and new projects

    Mines in operation Olympic Dam This BHP-owned project comprises above ground and underground operations, and boasts more than 450km of…
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    9 Dec
  7. “Punching above their weight”: the power of mining lobbyists in Queensland

    Australia boasts some of the world’s richest mineral deposits, with over 60 billion tonnes of coal and a further 21.9…
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    9 Dec
  8. Debate: can tech giants like Tesla and Apple change mining for the better?

    Molly Lempriere: The only way to meet supply and ensure sustainability? As demand increases, deposits dwindle and the pressure to…
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    19 Nov
  9. Going underground: Codelco’s $5bn plan to adapt the Chuquiacamata mine

    The Chuquiacamata mine is vast. The copper mine in the north of Chile is the world’s largest open pit copper…
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    18 Nov
  10. Cleaner minerals: could a new framework clean up the industry?

    Establish company management systems The first of the OECD recommendations is for companies to establish “a supply chain policy” for…
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    14 Nov
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