Published: 31 Oct 2014
Macro indicators spell a gloomy year ahead for miners in 2015, while those which have successfully secured deals to bring projects into production this year say that they have beaten the odds, but only with a great deal of effort and patience.
Published: 21 Oct 2014
Access to water is a basic human right. It is also a basic requirement for mining. The conflict between these competing demands was discussed by the UK’s House of Commons Extractive Industries Select Committee, which considered how the situation could be managed through sound regulation and procedure, particularly in dry regions of the world like Chile and in areas where fracking is causing concern to communities.
Published: 17 Oct 2014
Through its JV with Kazatomprom, the company is preparing to go into commercial production of rare earths, most likely targeting Japanese demand driven by the advanced electronic market. However, project delays have cast doubts on targeted production, which was due to begin in 2013.
Published: 10 Oct 2014
As this year’s TiO2 World Summit drew to a close, world leading aviation group, The Boeing Company, emphasised the need for accelerated weathering test methods to address future requirements of the aerospace industry.
Published: 02 Oct 2014
At IM’s 2nd Frac Sands Conference in Minneapolis there was no doubt that demand for frac sand is growing due to increased activity in the oil and gas industry. However, the question was how to manage this growth and how the industry can work together with those opposing increased frac sand mining and fracking for the good of local communities.