All articles by Yoana Cholteeva

  1. Mutinta Jewellery to open a diamond processing plant in Zambia

    Zambian miner Mutinta Jewellery has announced the opening of a $3.2m diamond and gemstone processing plant in the country, designed…
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    6 Aug
  2. Commodity focus: Australia’s rare earth minerals

    After the global Covid-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerability of rare earth mineral supply, companies are looking to gain more independence…
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    22 Jul
  3. Q&A: using big data to enhance tailings dam safety with SRK

    The reliability of tailings dams, used to store byproducts of mining operations after separating the ore from the gangue, has long been…
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    13 Jul
  4. Q&A: Speedcast on mission critical communications and the “connected mine”

    The concept of digital connectivity at mining sites, where self-driving vehicles, video cameras, and backhaul networks are working together to…
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    7 Jul
  5. Timeline: how Australian mining reacted during Covid-19

    The Covid-19 pandemic in Australia started with the first identified case in Victoria on 25 January 2020 and soon spread across the country, prompting all…
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    1 Jul
  6. Russia investigates new pollution at Arctic mining firm

     Russian officials are investigating mining company Nornickel for pumping waste water from one of its processing plants into nearby Arctic…
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    30 Jun
  7. Mopani district becomes South Africa’s new Covid-19 epicentre

    A new ‘cluster outbreak’ of Covid-19 cases has been reported in South Africa’s Limpopo province, with the Mopani district identified…
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    29 Jun
  8. South African mining industry joins forces to increase Covid-19 testing

      The South African mining industry, with the support of the Minerals Council South Africa, is aiming to increase its…
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    26 Jun
  9. Zambian copper mining revenues fall 30% as a result of Covid-19

    Copper mining companies in Zambia, Africa’s second biggest copper producer, have seen a 30% drop in revenues over the three…
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    19 Jun
  10. US coal miners seek federal Covid-19 protection

    A union representing US coal miners has made a legal petition to force the federal government to take further measures…
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    17 Jun
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