Brazilian President Michel Temer has announced two changes to the country’s mining regulations...
Brazilian President announces changes to mining law
Brazilian President Michel Temer has announced two changes to the country’s mining regulations covering finance and the environment, which are the first amendments to the regulations introduced in 1968.
South African government grants artisanal miners legal permits
The South African Department of Mineral Resources has awarded two mining permits to thousands of artisanal miners, giving them legal access to 500ha of land in Kimberley, Northern Cape.
Hunter coal mining may have ‘potential risks’ for waterways
The Australian Government has released a series of reports on the impacts of 22 proposed coal mine projects on water resources in the Hunter sub-region on the country’s south-east coast.
Mapping the gemstone mining hotspots
The gemstone market value is $23bn and growing, as investors increasingly look to precious stone alternatives to the overinflated price of diamonds. To find out which gemstones are the most sought after and from where, Molly Lempriere maps the hotspots of discovery and mining.
How Are Ceramic Reinforced Coatings Impacting the Maintenance Practices in the Copper Ore Industry in Chile
Chile is currently the country with the largest copper production worldwide (about 1/3), and this industry has been for many years now considered Chile’s 'salary' since copper related revenues represent an important percentage of Chile’s GDP (15%).
How drones are changing the art of mineral surveying
BHP Billiton is trialling drones fitted with military-grade cameras to provide real-time aerial footage and 3D maps of mining sites. Why is the company turning to drones for this important task?
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, have shocked foreign investors. Despite firms lobbying the government to reconsider the terms, the code was recently signed into law – but what impact will it have on the Congo’s mining sector?
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