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  2. Cracking the lithium triangle: will new legislation open the gates for Peru?
  3. Discovering new mining deposits with big data
  4. Digging Dolgellau: can gold mining be revived in North Wales?
  5. Mining Mozambique: from rubies to graphite investors

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Wolfsberg lithium project

Wolfsberg Lithium Project

The Wolfsberg lithium project is an underground mine situated approximately 270km from Vienna, Austria.

Cracking the lithium triangle: will new legislation open the gates for Peru?

Globally, lithium resources are dominated by Argentina and Chile, but a recent discovery of huge reserves by Canadian company Plateau Minerals could bring Peru into the South American ‘lithium triangle.’ The project however goes hand-in-hand with the development of nearby uranium resources, and a lack of regulation around radioactive minerals is causing serious concern. So what needs to happen before the ‘lithium triangle’ is unlocked?

Discovering new mining deposits with big data

Following in the footsteps of tech firms like Amazon and Google, US mineralogists and scientists are experimenting with machine learning and big data to discover new, potentially lucrative mineral deposits. Heidi Vella speaks to the experts from the Deep Carbon Observatory to ask how their research might one day transform mineral exploration.

Digging Dolgellau: can gold mining be revived in North Wales?

Junior mining firm Alba Mineral Resources is starting exploration work in North Wales, in the hope of reviving gold mining operations that have been closed since the 1990s. Alba executive chairman George Frangeskides and technical director Howard Baker discuss the project and the company’s plans to bring commercial production back to the Dolgellau Gold Belt.

Mining Mozambique: from rubies to graphite investors

Mozambique’s plethora of untapped natural resources has led to a flurry of foreign investments in its burgeoning mining sector, with firms such as Syrah Resources, Battery Minerals and Fura Gems starting large-scale projects. So, with investors newly focused on the southeast African nation, what does the future hold?

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