Landmark discussions between the US and North Korea have led to speculation that...
- Opening the lid on North Korea’s untapped mineral reserves
- Did sand mining exacerbate flooding during Hurricane Harvey?
- Australian mining set for bold changes as Resources 2030 Taskforce rolls out
- China’s category seven copper ban’s disruptive influence
- Mind the gap: training mining workers for a digital future
Dropped Objects Standard 121-2018 Approved and Adopted by ANSI
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have announced that the long-anticipated 'Dropped Objects Standard' has been approved.
Opening the lid on North Korea’s untapped mineral reserves
Landmark discussions between the US and North Korea have led to speculation that the latter’s mineral riches, estimated to be worth around $6tn, could soon be within reach. But what do we know about mining in the secretive, dictatorial nation, and how accurate are the resource estimations?
Did sand mining exacerbate flooding during Hurricane Harvey?
In the wake of the devastating flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, politicians and community groups have criticised the oversight of the sand mining industry along the San Jacinto River. However, a white paper produced by the Texas Aggregate and Concrete Association has countered that the industry’s activities have had the opposite effect. Which side has it right?
23 out of 27 mines found to comply with regulations in Philippines
A review of 27 mines in the Philippines has found that only 23 of them are compliant with state regulations and will therefore be allowed to continue operations, while the non-compliant mines could face closure.
Australian mining set for bold changes as Resources 2030 Taskforce rolls out
Resources Minister Matthew Canavan has said a key focus of Australia’s 'Resources 2030 Taskforce would be to identify measures that would help secure the mining industry's competitiveness. But what does that mean in practise and why is competitiveness lacking in the first place?
China’s category seven copper ban’s disruptive influence
China has finalised its category seven ban on imports of scrap copper, a move which threw the global market into uncertainty. Copper is a globally strategic metal and has been particularly important for China’s growth as an electronics superpower. So what could this ban mean for the copper market around the world and just how disruptive can scrappage schemes be?
Mind the gap: training mining workers for a digital future
As mining becomes increasingly automated, the skills gap is growing. Rio Tinto has announced a $2m vocational education and training (VET) initiative in an effort to address this, ensuring that the next generation of workers is ready for mining’s brave new digital world. Julian Turner reports.
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