Published: 29 Apr 2016
With commodity markets free-falling for some time now, deciding to put money into mining projects could be considered as safe an investment as playing roulette.
Published: 22 Apr 2016
Though unlikely to rival the electric vehicle industry for size, grid energy storage is likely to become one of its largest end-markets for lithium-ion batteries. Questions remain as to what size the market will reach, however.
Published: 14 Apr 2016
Mining is to end on the world’s second largest sand island. In response to community, Aboriginal land rights issues and environmental concerns, a draft proposal was released by the Australian Queensland Government last December outlining the eventual closure of Sibelco’s mining operations on North Stradbroke Island.
Published: 06 Apr 2016
Australia is the world’s largest producer of bauxite, with the majority used to produce alumina for the aluminium industry. Non-metallurgical applications such as refractories, proppants, building materials and pharmaceuticals make up around 10% of bauxite’s end uses, however, and many Australian miners are looking at ways to diversify.
Published: 30 Mar 2016
China's Rare Earth Association's sixth annual market seminar was a sombre affair, however some positive indicators were highlighted over the course of the event.
Published: 23 Mar 2016
With low titanium mineral and zircon prices expected to remain where they are until at least 2017, IM’s Cameron Perks spoke to Trevor Matthews, managing director of new Australian mineral sands producer, MZI Resources, about the mineral sands market, where it might be heading, and what this means for MZI.