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 California Sur.


World’s largest silver producer Fresnillo is a leading precious metals group based in Mexico. Its flagship Fresnillo mine has been in operation for almost 500 years. Mexico Mining Review sat down with CEO Octavio Alvídrez to ask him about the company’s growth strategy, expansion plans, new projects and how San Julián coming online affects the operator’s silver outputs.

Curious? Keep reading!

The Present:

The mining industry increased its national income tax contribution by 21 percent from FY16 to FY17.

How is Mexico protecting its reign as the biggest silver producer in the world? Find out more here.

Australian mining authorities set sights on de-stigmatizing mining and raising general awareness of the industry’s contribution. Tania Constable, Boss of the Mineral Council of Australia, is taking the lead.

Mining, the central development axis for the town of San Antonio, Baja California Sur, according to academics from the UABCS.


A Year Full of Discoveries:

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Gold, silver and copper who? Forget about traditional minerals. Mexico Mining Review sheds light on the most recent ores discovered on earth. We bet there are more than you think!

Big Data, the new ally for uncovering new mineral deposits? The first application to mineralogy of network theory is here.

Old techniques open up the way to recycling lithium. Find out more here.


Looking Back:

Coal mining in Appalachia, US, followed the controversial mountain drop removal technique. But how has it really impacted the area? Take a look back at the last 30 years of surface mining in the region.

How much gold and silver have foreign companies mined from Mexico in the 21st century? Evidence shows that it was at least the double what the Spanish mined over the course of colonization.

Want to know more? Keep reading for more industry news!


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