All articles by Molly Lempriere

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Mining the Moon

    The concept of mining on the Moon has been around for decades, and while political and scientific endeavour has ebbed…
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    4 Dec
  6. An ever-learning mineral exploration platform

    Earth AI is a new mineral exploration platform, generating an ever-growing, ever-learning geological map that could help companies find the…
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    14 Nov
  7. The benefits of legalising artisanal mining in South Africa

    Illegal mining in South Africa is a massive industry, mostly small-scale and artisanal in nature, it employs as many as…
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    2 Nov
  8. Carving a niche in Cornish lithium

    In 2016, Cornish Lithium was set up to take advantage of Cornwall’s historic reserves of lithium and the increasingly bullish…
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    2 Oct
  9. Fairtrade African gold arrives in the UK

    Gold is one of the most expensive commodities in the world, but often little of its value reaches the miners…
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    27 Sep
  10. The minerless mine: Ericsson’s Kankberg project is a glimpse into the future of automation

    Swedish mine operator Boliden’s Kankberg gold mine is one of a kind. With help from telecommunications company Ericsson, along with…
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    24 Sep