All articles by Sarah Blackman

  1. Indian prime minister dismisses claims of corrupt coalfield sales

    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has dismissed claims that his government conned private companies out of billions of dollars through…
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    27 Aug
  2. Australia’s mining boom is over, says resources minister

    Australia’s Federal Resources Minister has declared that the nation’s mining boom is over in the wake of BHP Billiton’s decision…
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    22 Aug
  3. BHP halts Olympic Dam expansion: the industry reacts

    After weeks of deliberation, mining giant BHP Billiton has decided to delay the expansion of its $20bn Olympic Dam mine…
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    21 Aug
  4. Seven more killed in Marikana mine riots

    Continued clashes at Lonmin’s Marikana mine in South Africa have left a further seven people dead, witnesses say. Police opened…
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    15 Aug
  5. Australia’s top producing copper mines in 2012

    Amid reports that the global demand for copper is rising due to a growing need for energy infrastructure, particularly wind…
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    7 Aug
  6. Olympic timeline: mining to medals

    Right now, in the final run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games, there is nothing more precious than bronze,…
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    22 Jul
  7. Planetary Resources and the age of asteroid mining

    A team of scientists are on a mission to mine asteroids for their precious metals and rocket fuel resources. They’ll…
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    16 May
  8. Cliff Natural Resources’ $3.3bn chromite mine enters feasibility phase

    Cliff Natural Resources has announced that it will advance its proposed $3.3bn chromite project in the Ring of Fire area…
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    13 May
  9. Rio Tinto May Divest its Diamond Business

    Rio Tinto is considering divesting its diamond interests to create value in other areas of its business. The mining giant…
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    26 Mar
  10. Digging up the dirt: Australia and China’s fragile mining relationship

    China’s demand for metals and minerals once helped Australia cling on to a stable economy while other nations slipped into…
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    14 Mar
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