Posts by: Veronica Yepes

This week in mining is all about new projects, such as Sonora Lithium, but also emblematic ones, like Naica. In between, the eight biggest silver mines in development in the country are highlighted. Deep-sea mining continues to advance in Mexico, as do its subsequent controversies. And speaking of controversy, Trump announced he will continue allowing […]

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Sonora Lithium

On August 16, 2018 By

 

The world’s demand for lithium carbonate is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years thanks to the rise of electric vehicles given that their batteries are estimated to require 25-50kg of the mineral. In light of the upcoming boom, Bacanora Lithium is positioning itself one step ahead of its competitors with […]

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This week in mining is about looking back to better understand some mining dynamics but also looking forward to the newest industry discoveries and their future impacts. As for the present, the mining increased its contribution to national tax collection and is considered as a propeller of community development in Baja […]

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When thinking of minerals, gold is king and silver tracks its performance closely. Lithium, cobalt, lead and coltan, just to mention a few, have been on trend over recent years. But the market is likely to open to a set of new and mysterious minerals being found in the least expected forms and places. Curious? Keep reading! […]

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In the era of technological innovations, the rule is simple: adapt or lag behind. But for such a traditional industry as mining, resistance to change may be an issue. “Companies need to adapt quickly to the changing environment or risk becoming non-competitive in an ever-competitive market,” says EY. For the mining industry competitivity is […]

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This week in mining is about ups and downs. Taking a hit is South African mining and the core earnings of Acacia Mining suffer, while exploration may experience budget restrictions. Conversely, the upturn has Mexican mining investment forecasted to increase up to US$1 billion and the industry is leaders in M&As in […]

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A week has passed and everyone has had time to process the results of the Presidential elections. But as businessman and public officers wait to see how AMLO’s policy pledges will evolve, conjecture about the future of mining in Mexico remains unclear. In the meantime, as new mining projects emerge around the world, the […]

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The day about which the industry has been speculating for at least a year has come and now miners know the answer to the billion-dollar question: who will be shaping the industry’s future for the next six years? AMLO won a landslide victory with 53.5 percent of the vote, effectively ending the PAN-PRI presidential […]

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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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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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