Analysis

  • Mined out: Australia’s skills shortage

    A skills shortfall is putting the Australian mining industry's ability to meet its production commitments in doubt. Chris Lo looks at the roots of Australia's labour crisis and asks how...

  • Saving Savuka: 3D modelling to the rescue

    An underground earthquake and its aftershocks devastated the 4km shaft of AngloGold Ashanti's Savuka mine in 2009. Chris Lo investigates how the company used 3D modelling software in its $30...

  • BRICS mining: the lay of the land

    The BRICS nations are the world's new mining powerhouses, each country a hotbed for innovative projects. Chris Lo examines the natural resources and investment potential of five countries that are...

  • Coal mining in 2011 – a landmark year

    With taxes and safety issues offset by new leases and promising discoveries, 2011 has not been short of big coal news. Chris Lo looks back at 2011, a landmark year...

  • Unlocking the desert: Mining in Mongolia

    Mongolia is the centre of the greatest resource boom in years, despite its remote and isolated location. Elisabeth Fischer profiles some of the technologies that open up the wilderness, ease...

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