Junior mining firm Alba Mineral Resources is starting exploration work in North Wales,...
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?
Do Australians still want to be miners?
Mines across Australia – especially in Queensland and Western Australia – are recovering fast after a long downturn, but many firms are struggling to fill positions as they ramp up operations, despite offering attractive salaries. The lack of interest is being attributed to changing attitudes to the mining work style, among other factors. How can Australian mining firms recruit enough staff to take advantage of a new commodities boom?
History of mining: five of the oldest mines still in operation
While mining is nothing new, with archeologists finding evidence that the history of mining goes back to the ancient world, it is rare these days to find mines that have continued to produce on a commercial scale. Here are some of the oldest mines still in operation.
Barminco secures $503.43m contract extension at Sunrise Dam
Barminco has secured a A$700m ($503.43m) contract extension from AngloGold Ashanti Australia to continue the provision of underground mining services at Sunrise Dam gold mine, located 55km south of Laverton in Western Australia (WA).
Indian Supreme Court to make decision over coal mining ban
India’s National Green Tribunal (NGT) has deferred to the country’s Supreme Court over a decision to lift a coal mining ban in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya.
Could 5G be the key to unlocking autonomy in deep mines?
Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with mobile operator Telia to pilot 5G mobile tech, giving mining an exponential boost in data transfer capabilities. How promising is that extra G and could it unlock the next generation of autonomous vehicles?
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