• Inside China’s move to monopolise cobalt

    Through various arrangements, China already controls around 85% of the global supply of cobalt and is rumoured to be in the market for more; but what does this mean for...

  • MINE Magazine Issue 69

    In this issue: Exploring Russia, platinum in Zimbabwe, the gemstone market, Anglo American’s sustainability, Michelin buys into conveyors, dealing with sexual misconduct, and more.

  • Mapping the gemstone mining hotspots

    The gemstone market value is $23bn and growing, as investors increasingly look to precious stone alternatives to the overinflated price of diamonds. To find out which gemstones are the most...

  • Can Michelin make the right moves in mining?

    In March, tire manufacturer Michelin Group announced plans to acquire UK-based conveyor belt maker Fenner for around £1.3bn. The deal is intended to allow Michelin, which has been trying to...

  • MINE Magazine Issue 68

    In this issue: Ramaphosa’s South Africa, Ukraine’s mining debts, capitalising on the commodities boom, making a mining brand, buying in to blockchain, investing in drones, and more.

  • Mining in Zimbabwe: life after Mugabe

    Cypriot investor Karo Resources recently signed a $4.2bn deal to develop a platinum mine and refinery in Zimbabwe, with first production expected in 2020. With the resignation of former President...