Analysis

  • Making Mines Safe

    Safety in the coal mining industry has recently moved up the political agenda in both the Western and Asian markets. An in-depth look at the Crandall Canyon disaster assesses what...

  • A Greener Future for Coal

    Mitch Beedie looks at how the coal-mining industry is aiding the fight against carbon emissions by recovering methane.

  • Behind Australia’s Mining Market Growth

    Mike Elliott of Ernst & Young's Global Mining and Metals sector analyses the global and Australian mining markets. He shares his predictions for 2008 with Ozge Ibrahim.

  • Longer Life for Tyres

    Dr Gareth Evans looks at the new retreading market opening up as a result of and a remedy for the great tyre shortage.

  • The Supply-Chain Train

    Australia's mining industry is increasingly waking up to the importance of rail when having to meet international demand. David Binning takes a look at one project in Goonyella that is...

  • The Uranium Extraction Challenge

    Australia has the uranium to be the world's top producer, but does it have the technology to get it out of the ground? David Binning investigates.

  • The Takeover Battle: Mining Mergers Explored

    When Rio Tinto's recent takeover of Alcan was completed, it created the largest aluminium producer in the world. But will it be enough to save the company from acquisition attempts...

  • The Real Deal

    Wi-Fi tagging and tracking is leading the revolution in an industry where safety and efficiency are essential. Dr Gareth Evans looks at the latest real-time technologies to enhance the mining...

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