• Overhauling the DRC’s mining code

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has overhauled its mining code to try to benefit more from its natural resources, which includes the world’s largest cobalt reserves. The new terms, however,...

  • Reviving uranium mining at the Grand Canyon

    Proposals to rip up a moratorium preventing uranium mining around the Grand Canyon have received sharp criticism and bullish support in almost equal measures. But, as always, the devil is...

  • Carving a niche in Cornish lithium

    Cornish Lithium, a mineral exploration company based in, you guessed it, Cornwall recently secured a £1m investment to commence exploration activities. But why lithium and why Cornwall?

  • Fairtrade African gold arrives in the UK

    The Fairtrade Foundation has launched a new Investment Facility to coincide with the arrival of the first Fairtrade African gold arriving in the UK, with the hopes that it will...

  • MINE digital magazine: issue 61

    In this issue: State-financed mines, Trump’s “amazing results” for miners, land rights in New Zealand, Industry 4.0, long-distance remote mining, Portland stone goes underground, and more

  • Is state-funded mining making a comeback?

    Australia and Canada recently announced large state investments into privately owned mining projects, hinting at a need for dependable access to mineral resources. Are other nations likely to follow suit?

  • Can US coal mining make a comeback?

    The revival of the US coal mining sector is a strong focus of the Trump administration, but critics are questioning whether that is possible in current market conditions. With demand...