From the monthly archives: June 2018

 

 

Approximately 70 percent of earth’s surface is water, so why limit an essential industrial activity for mankind to less than 30 percent of its potential? Seabed mining could be the answer to replacing onshore resources exploitation in the near future. But, just as environmental impact is a huge industry concern onshore, for deep […]

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In an exclusive preview of the 2019 edition, Mexico Mining Review, Salvador García, Director General and COO of Starcore International Mines gave his projections for the future of gold prices and suggests improvements that would make the the Mining Trust Fund more effective.

 

Q: To what extent do you believe gold prices will increase?

A: […]

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From the US to South Africa and Zacatecas to Sonora, national and local governments around the world take a look at mining policies to enhance the industry’s performance. In doing so, initiatives to make mining more gender equal, accessible to the people and fair in its wealth distribution stand out.

In an […]

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Blockchain is typically associated with controversial currency Bitcoin. It was created as a way to track and store transactions in a ledger that was secured using cryptography. Unlike other ledger methods, such as book records, blockchain provides a decentralized data chain, increasing its reliability, and this has caused its use to extend from providing Bitcoin […]

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In an exclusive preview of the 2019 edition, Mexico Mining Review, Richard Booth, Managing Director for North and South America of MMD Mineral Sizing Central America talks about the rising importance of truck-free mines and how the company’s solutions are optimizing the industry.

 

Q: How is global mining changing and what is your perception of the state of the mining […]

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This week the mining industry is forecasted to become a significant stream of jobs creation in Durango. Several new projects are appearing in Nigeria, Bolivia and Australia keep betting on the industry. But before looking forward to what is on the mining horizon, read about the evolution and current state of Mexican mining.

In […]

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In Mexico, open-pit mines dominate the industry because they are simpler to develop and require lower initial investment than underground mines. But the balance is slowly shifting since most higher-grade surface ore bodies have already been discovered, leaving companies to search deeper for ore.

Instead of launching new greenfield exploration programs, […]

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To maintain and increase the competitivity of Mexican companies in the international market, Fernando Alanís, CEO of Industrias Peñoles and recently named President of CAMIMEX, believes operators should focus on training and developing their people, investing in technology, prioritizing social licenses and the development of the national supply chain. “These components are part of our […]

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In an exclusive preview of the 2019 edition, Mexico Mining Review, José Antonio Berlanga, General Manager Mexico of base metals trader Mercuria discusses the ups and downs of base metal prices and how China and the US factor into demand for Mexican products.

 

Q: How is Chinese consumption influencing the metals trading market?

A: China […]

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Mining keeps yielding economic benefits, as a quarterly growth in Australia’s GDP shows. In Africa, while the role of junior companies is highlighted for its contribution to jobs creation, low industrialization has the industry’s productivity struggling. Several spills and mine disasters in Latin America further taint the mining industry’s reputation, but authorities show commitment […]

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