All articles by Sarah Blackman

  1. November’s top stories: Olympic Dam extension and Myanmar earthquake

    Mining region of Myanmar hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake "The gold-mining town of Thabeikyin was close to the epicentre of…
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    3 Dec
  2. October’s top stories: Xstrata approves Glencore buy as Amplats sacks strikers

    Xstrata recommends Glencore’s revised merger deal On the 1st of the month, Xstrata recommended its shareholders should accept a revised…
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    31 Oct
  3. Mining in the cloud: Q&A with SAP’s Peter Majeed

    The shift from traditional business models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum during the last decade. Companies no longer…
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    29 Oct
  4. One small steppe: A British miner’s Mongolian experience

    A huge mining boom has boosted Mongolia’s economy to unprecedented levels. This year, the industry contributed to a 16.7% first-quarter…
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    14 Oct
  5. Glencore-Xstrata: the story so far

    On paper, the proposal put forward by commodities trader Glencore to merge with Xstrata and create an $86bn mining powerhouse…
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    3 Oct
  6. September’s top stories: Glencore-Xstrata merger and China’s mining accidents

    Chinese coal mine blast leaves 43 dead, three still missing A gas explosion at the Xiaojiawan coal mine in the…
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    1 Oct
  7. Xstrata recommends Glencore’s revised merger deal

    Glencore and Xstrata came one step closer to finalising an all-share merger of equals today after the mining major recommended…
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    30 Sep
  8. Awash in diamonds: Russia’s secret stash revealed

    A huge deposit of rare diamonds, which was kept secret by the Soviet Government for almost 40 years, has been…
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    19 Sep
  9. The world’s worst mining disasters

    In the wake of two huge mining disasters, plans put forward by China to eliminate outdated production methods, shutdown illegal…
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    9 Sep
  10. August’s top stories: Olympic Dam delayed as strikes cripple SA

    Europe eyes mining opportunities in Greenland Europe was reported to be looking to extract rare earth metals and gem stones…
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    2 Sep
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