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Alberta oil sands blossom

Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, Canada, is a boom town and the centre for the Athabasca oil sands


12 JAN 2001

A year of global positioning

Globalisation has been the key word over the past 12 months. For the mining industry, this has been witnessed


05 JAN 2001

Australia: 150 golden years

The coming year marks the 150th anniversary of the first public announcement of the discovery of gold


22 DEC 2000

Decade of deals

Seemingly as never before, mining companies are concerned to bear down on overheads, to take cost out


15 DEC 2000

Mining taxation regimes

There are characteristics peculiar to the mining industry, such as finite life and risk profile, that


08 DEC 2000

Reporting: corporate trends

The business advisory firm KPMG, a leading provider of professional services to the mining industry,


01 DEC 2000

Policy discussed in Asia

The Minister of Primary Industries of Malaysia, Dr Lim Keng Yaik, said in his opening address to the


24 NOV 2000

Nickel laterites need credibility

Not unexpectedly, at last week's World Nickel Congress in Melbourne there was considerable interest in


17 NOV 2000

Zinc: Peru's emerging giant

Peru has one of the richest geological environments for minerals in the whole of Latin America, and in


10 NOV 2000

New horizons for mining

The keynote presentation at this week's MassMin 2000 conference in Queensland was delivered by David


03 NOV 2000

Listen, learn and engage

The idea of sustainable development – meeting the needs of this generation without compromising the ability


27 OCT 2000

Far from the madding crowd

Slightly larger than the UK but possessing a population of less than four million compared with the UK's


20 OCT 2000

Uranium: Saskatchewan miners undeterred

The Uranium Institute's 25th Annual Symposium held in London last week attracted in excess of 400 delegates


08 SEP 2000

AIDS in South African mining

Few can doubt that acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)


01 SEP 2000

EIU metals forecast

After a 4.3% decline in 1999, the prices of industrial raw materials are expected to increase by a hefty


25 AUG 2000

India's mineral sands industry

Despite a hefty reduction in output last year, Australia is the world's dominant producer of ilmenite


18 AUG 2000

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