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  • Mine Safety: Lessons from Pike River

    Two devastating explosions rocked the coal mining industry in 2010, killing 58 miners. Chris Lo talks to mine safety consultant Bruce Dial about why these explosions occured and whether or...

  • In Touch with Mining Communication Systems

    In addition to their role in safety, mining communications systems are also helping to increase efficiency. Michael Schwartz spoke to some of the companies who design and manufacture this vital...

  • Mining Minerals Along Africa’s Skeleton Coast

    Namibia is famous for its lucrative diamond trade, but that isn't the only feather in this country's mining cap. Following a spate of lucrative prospecting deals agreed earlier this year,...

  • Taxing Times

    The Australian mining industry waits with baited breath to see whether the Mineral Resources Rent Tax will be imposed. Sarah Blackman discovers the challenges the Government faces before the levy...

  • Managing Mining Assets

    IT systems for work and asset management are now widely used by major mining companies. Phil Thane investigates one particular enterprise asset management (EAM) system catering for the mass mining...

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