Analysis

  • Antimony: will China continue to control supply?

    Antimony is a little-known metalloid commonly used in lead-acid batteries and fire retardants, and while deposits are found worldwide, China’s large resource, low cost of production and significant processing capacity...

  • Mines and batteries: a perfect match?

    Finnish state-owned mining company Terrafame has received a building permit from local authorities to build a battery chemicals plant on the site of its Sotkamo nickel/zinc mine. An environmental impact...

  • MINE Magazine Issue 74

    In this issue: Reviving gold mining in Wales, opening up the lithium triangle in South America, using big data to find minerals, a look inside the world’s first fully automated...