All articles by Julian Turner

  1. Risky business: managing political instability in the mining industry

    Anyone in search of a cautionary tale about the myriad risks faced by energy and mining companies operating abroad need…
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    27 Mar
  2. Mind the gap: training mining workers for a digital future

    In 2008, Rio Tinto launched its ‘Mine of the Future’ project. Envisaging a near-future where human miners and robots worked…
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    27 Feb
  3. Mapping the future: Professor Hyam Rubinstein discusses the MineOptima project

    Professor Hyam Rubinstein − along with colleagues Doreen Thomas, Nick Wormald, Marcus Brazil, David Lee and Peter Grossman − has…
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    16 Jan
  4. Improving sustainability: should miners turn to IoT?

    The Internet of Things (IoT), which connects everything from domestic appliances to heavy machinery to the internet, has in less…
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    11 Jan
  5. Altered states: mining regulations in Queensland and across Australia

    Mining has been prevalent in Queensland since the late 1800s, when workers, armed with little more than picks, shovels and…
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    11 Dec
  6. Deep impact: Atlas Copco takes automated drilling to the next level

    In the north of Western Australia’s remote Pilbara region, at all hours of the day, giant blast hole drills owned…
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    28 Nov
  7. Clean break: how China’s new Environmental Protection Tax Law could affect mining

    Death and taxes. The only two certainties in life, according to Benjamin Franklin’s famous adage, and also a consequence of,…
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    22 Nov
  8. Mined into extinction: is the world running out of critical minerals?

    In 1987, in the remote mining town of Ivigtût on the west coast of Greenland, an extinction event took place…
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    9 Apr