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Asking the adviser

THIS week, we put the important questions on South Africa's new minerals-beneficiation legislation to...

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17 MARCH 2006

The Diamond Amendment Bill

According to the Minister for Minerals and Energy, Lindiwe Hendricks: “The objectives of the Diamond...

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17 MARCH 2006

The Precious Metals Bill

The bill amends the definition of wrought and unwrought metal in the Mining Rights Act and introduces...

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17 MARCH 2006

Commemorating Courrières

EXACTLY 100 years ago today, disaster struck the coal-mining communities around Lens in northern France....

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10 MARCH 2006

Mexico cashes in on prices

UNFETTERED by limits of the sort put on Mexico's oil sector, which is considered a strategic industry...

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03 MARCH 2006

Software innovations in exploration

TWENTY years ago, earth exploration and computers were often thought of as mutually exclusive. Today,...

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03 MARCH 2006

Exploration momentum is with the juniors

IT WAS back in 1997 when total exploration expenditure, as estimated by Metals Economics Group (MEG),...

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24 FEBRUARY 2006

A miners' guide to PRI

ONE has to wonder whether it is pure coincidence that some of the most major deposits of minerals lie...

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24 FEBRUARY 2006

India's coal conundrum

INDIA is the third-largest producer of coal in the world and is currently largely self-sufficient. However,...

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17 FEBRUARY 2006

Dominion loses its 'Mickey Mouse' image

DOMINION Mining Ltd joined the ranks of gold producers in the 1980s with operations in the Meekatharra...

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03 FEBRUARY 2006

African diamonds: the search widens

PREDICTIONS that there will be a US$3 billion shortfall in the production of rough diamonds compared...

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27 JANUARY 2006

Inuit iron ore: a challenge in Arctic mining

THE Nunavut Territory's two lead-zinc underground mines, Polaris at latitude 75º north on Little Cornwallis...

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20 JANUARY 2006