All articles by Sarah Blackman

  1. Video feature: material handling – Caterpillar’s monster truck

    In a mine, nothing is more important than the steady and reliable equipment that is used to transport the huge…
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    6 Mar
  2. February’s top stories: Australia’s mining tax failure and Greek mine attack

    Australia earned only $130m from controversial mining tax In February, the Australian government revealed that it had raised a mere…
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    4 Mar
  3. Australia’s mining tax: how industry outsmarted an unsustainable policy

    For Australians, 2013 will be remembered as the year the federal government got duped by the mining industry. As the…
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    24 Feb
  4. Mining lookout: trends to watch in 2013

    The mining industry produced some big stories in 2012. Australia introduced a 30% mining tax on coal and iron ore;…
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    13 Feb
  5. Video feature: the year ahead for Australian iron ore miner Fortescue

    Falling commodity prices and slowing investment in the mining sector meant that Fortescue, Australia’s third biggest mining company, was forced…
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    6 Feb
  6. January’s top stories: Rio Tinto writedown and space miner targets asteroids

    Chile postpones copper and gold projects valued at $39bn The Chilean Copper Commission (COCHILCO) said that the country will delay…
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    31 Jan
  7. The space race is on: DSI joins the rush for asteroid-gold

    In the midst of the Cold War in the late 1950s, space became a battlefield, with the US and Soviet…
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    24 Jan
  8. NRI launches Energy Technology forum on LinkedIn

    NRI digital has launched a LinkedIn group to unite professionals across all energy sectors for the opportunity to network and…
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    17 Jan
  9. Video feature: automated mining – Rail-Veyor signals industrial change

    The mining industry is facing huge challenges, as the global demand for resources soars and supplies dwindle. Add a shortage…
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    9 Jan
  10. The year in review: 2012’s top mining stories

    January: US to levy mining ban near Grand Canyon In January 2012, the US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar finalised a…
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    19 Dec
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