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Under pressure

The global rate of new gold discoveries and grades has fallen during the last decade, data and analysis...


28 MARCH 2013

Cuprofen anyone?

The Mediterranean island of Cyprus gave its name to copper (cuprum), but the base metal had little to...

Europe/Middle East

22 MARCH 2013

Eastern promise

The Asia-Pacific region was responsible for an increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in...


15 MARCH 2013

Uncertain times

In December 2012, the Mongolian government published a draft proposal of a minerals law that sought to...


15 MARCH 2013

Shake, rattle and dole

Up to 15 miners were sacked from the Agnew gold mine last week after a YouTube video showed some of them...


08 MARCH 2013

South Africa pays the price

This week, South Africa revealed the financial cost to the mining industry of last year's labour disruptions...


01 MARCH 2013

Toronto bound

The mining community has packed away its sunglasses, short-sleeved shirts and summer dresses (delete...

North America

22 FEBRUARY 2013

Accentuate the positive

There may have been a bit of subliminal messaging taking place at 2013 Mining Indaba in Cape Town last...


15 FEBRUARY 2013

This is a man's world

Women have always been underrepresented in the mining sector, but did you know that our industry has...


01 FEBRUARY 2013

Vertical integration,horizontal value

Many steelmakers have acquired iron-ore or coking-coal mines in recent years in an attempt to control...


25 JANUARY 2013

Pillars of salt

London had its first dusting of snow this week and the initial excitement inevitably turned to concerns...

Europe/Middle East

18 JANUARY 2013

FMG pulls out of Pilbara natural gas deal

Australian iron-ore producer Fortescue Metals Group Ltd has pulled out of a deal that would have seen...


18 JANUARY 2013