Analysis

  • Protecting the Interests of Africa

    As the effects of the economic downturn set in and miners are forced to mothball projects, corporate social responsibility programmes are unlikely to be at the top of the agenda....

  • Crisis Turns Skills to Gold

    The mining sector has taken a financial hammering and seen a skills shortage converted into a sea of pink slips. For some smaller players, however, the swelling ranks of unemployed...

  • Australia’s Minerals Go Online

    For years core samples have been taken and stored in image banks across Australia. CSIRO’s Matthew Brace reports on how these are being consolidated and enhanced to create the world’s...

  • Anglo Takes Control of Energy Security

    As its operations become more energy intensive, global miner Anglo American is taking control of its electrical supply. Natalie Coomber divulges its strategy.

  • A Diamond of an Idea

    The belief that diamonds are forever is being challenged by increasingly scarce supplies. In its first feature for mining-technology.com, Australia's CSIRO agency outlines a project aimed to help diamond explorers...

  • WA Mining Ban Lifted

    The reversal of West Australia’s ban on U3O8 mining could prove a watershed for Australia’s dormant uranium industry, although there are a swag of ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ along the way....

  • The Cost of African Instability

    Political instability, coupled with the global recession, is posing a significant threat to mining companies operating in Africa. As a result, the securing of tenures and mining rights is arguably...

  • Small Miners Against the Big Crunch

    Without access to cash and a way to diversify their portfolios, the future for junior minors is looking increasingly difficult. Gavin Knight reports.

  • New Frontier Mining Under the Sea

    Unplundered treasure reserves of gold and copper lie below our seas. Jodie McLeod looks how technology is making the mining of these minerals possible.

  • Australia’s Mines Hit Crunch Time

    Three months after helping Australia post its second biggest trade surplus of all time, the Australian mining industry is sending out some alarming smoke signals. What’s going on? Paul French...

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