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  1. Climate-Smart Mining: inside the World Bank’s ambitious mining fund
  2. Fura and the future: could the Canadian miner restart Australia’s sapphire industry?
  3. A fractured world: new issue of Mine Magazine out now
  4. Heavy metal: the fight to cleanse Cornwall’s polluted rivers
  5. Kick-starting Australia’s sapphire industry: read this and more in the new issue of MINE Australia

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Fura and the future: could the Canadian miner restart Australia’s sapphire industry?

Canadian miner Fura has purchased the Capricorn sapphire mine in Australia, as part of a plan to mine and export all of the big three gemstones: rubies, emeralds and sapphires. With the Australian sapphire mining sector having struggled in recent years, there is hope that Fura’s investment could not only generate profits for the company, but reinvigorate the country’s sapphire mining industry as a whole. JP Casey takes a look at whether this could be the jumpstart the industry needs.

Heavy metal: the fight to cleanse Cornwall’s polluted rivers

Tin mining in Cornwall and West Devon has left a dual legacy. On the one hand its historic mining landscape was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, but on the other there are toxic rivers due to poisonous metals from the mines infecting the main water streams. Jack Unwin examines the efforts by local and central government to cleanse the area.

Moving a town to save a mine: the story of Kiruna

The Swedish town of Kiruna is sinking into the caverns excavated by more than half a century of iron ore mining in the region. In response, local officials and the state-owned miner responsible for the mining work are committing over a billion dollars to relocate much of the town three kilometres to the east, trying to transplant the spirit of Kiruna to a new, safer, location. JP Casey takes a look at how you can move a village, to save a mine.

Can mining survive the Australian climate change debate?

Australian’s have long made a living from what’s underground. The mining sector is a vital part of its economy, but it has its critics. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with Minerals Council of Australia’s CEO, Tania Constable, about the sector’s future potential, its action on climate change and the re-election of Scott Morrison and the Liberal-National coalition.

July’s top news stories

A landslide that occurred at a jade mine in the Hpakant region of Myanmar’s Kachin state has claimed the lives of 19 people and two Canadian mines are set to pilot a research project led by the University of British Columbia (UBC) that combats greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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