All articles by Molly Lempriere

  1. Will a new president herald a golden era for South African mining?

    On 15 February, Cyril Ramaphosa became President of South Africa, just hours after the resignation of Jacob Zuma. His election…
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    18 Apr
  2. Mining Ukraine: as strikes hit hard what lies ahead for a mega-coal miner?

    Coal mining in the east of Ukraine has once again ground to a halt, as thousands of workers stopped their…
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    10 Apr
  3. How drones are changing the art of mineral surveying

    Across industries, the potential for drones or unmanned aerial vehicles is starting to be realised. From military drones to children’s…
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    5 Apr
  4. Polyus: ‘Debottlenecking’ and diversifying to overcome the Russian discount

    For the first time ever, Russian gold miner Polyus has held its Capital Markets Day at the London Stock England….
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    21 Mar
  5. Mining vehicles – a ride through time

    1500s – The original minecart The minecart was developed hundreds of years ago, with examples of this style of vehicle…
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    20 Mar
  6. Finding tin on the seafloor

    For more than 4,000 years tin has been mined in Cornwall, by the 1800s the region was a world leader…
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    13 Mar
  7. Mining’s big environmental footprint in the Amazon

    The Amazon rainforest in South America has large quantities of copper, tin, nickel, bauxite, manganese, iron ore and gold, making…
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    12 Feb
  8. VAMOS: accessing abandoned mine sites with underwater robots

    Many mining operations use a series of pumps to ensure that, despite precipitation and infiltrating groundwater, mines stay dry. But…
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    6 Feb
  9. Mining the UK

    During the Industrial Revolution, the UK’s mining industry grew at a phenomenal rate as coal and iron fuelled growth. Today,…
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    23 Jan
  10. Into the black: new mining drone delves deep

    Inspecting a mine can be a perilous task, with the threat of falling rocks and unsteady ground. Yet sending robots…
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    2 Jan