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Mining.com

Mining.com

Mining.com

Contributor since: 03 May 2017

Biography

MINING.com is a web-based global mining publication focusing on news and commentary about mining and mineral exploration. The site is a one-stop-shop for mining industry professionals, educators, investors, and the general public. We cover all the important mining news of the day, including but not limited to: drill results, mergers and acquisitions, financing, mining education, suppliers and equipment news, commodities, market data, and precious metals commentary.

  • New Mineral Discovered Inside Of Diamonds

    Published 23 September 2019 | viewed 2,008 times

    A PhD student at the University of Alberta discovered a new mineral inside a diamond recovered from a mine in South Africa.  The mineral is named goldschmidtite…

  • Miners Are Weathering The Trade War Storm

    Published 19 September 2019 | viewed 2,258 times

    A new report by BMO Global Commodities Research suggests that while overall Chinese trade is struggling — looking beyond headline figures, mining firms have few…

  • Economic Woes Weigh On Copper Prices

    Published 17 September 2019 | viewed 1,662 times

    The price of copper dropped on Monday amid intensifying worries about China’s economic slowdown, particularly in manufacturing, vital to the overall demand for the bellwether…

  • Global Gold Sector Outlines Responsible Mining Principles

    Published 13 September 2019 | viewed 2,331 times

    After two years of debate and consultations, the gold sector has come up with a set of global principles that set out clear expectations for…

  • Supply Concerns Halt Expansion On Tianqi Lithium Plant

    Published 11 September 2019 | viewed 1,564 times

    Chinese lithium miner Tianqi, one of the world’s top producers of the white metal, has shelved plans to complete a A$300 million ($205m) second phase…

  • Battery Metals Demand Is Fueling Human Rights Violations

    Published 05 September 2019 | viewed 1,938 times

    Most of the world’s top companies mining for lithium, cobalt and other minerals used in the making of electric vehicles’ (EVs) batteries, solar panels and…

  • Australia Launches New Mining Research Center

    Published 02 September 2019 | viewed 1,589 times

    The Australian government announced that it will provide A$3.7 million in funding for a new national mining research and training centre called the ‘Australian Research Council Industrial…

  • Lack Of Funding Could Lead To Battery Metal Supply Shortage

    Published 29 August 2019 | viewed 3,239 times

    In the second quarter this year, cobalt and lithium prices dropped to the lowest point in more than two years, driven by short-term oversupply which…

  • Tackling Lithium Batteries' Biggest Problem

    Published 26 August 2019 | viewed 2,254 times

    Lithium metal batteries fail when bits of lithium metal deposits break off from the surface of the anode during discharging and are trapped as “dead”…

  • Are Copper Naysayers Missing The Big Picture?

    Published 23 August 2019 | viewed 2,689 times

    The price of copper came under pressure again on Thursday amid worries about a global economic slowdown, particularly in manufacturing, vital to overall demand for…

  • Lithium Hype Can't Live Up To Supply Realities

    Published 21 August 2019 | viewed 3,098 times

    An ongoing avalanche of lithium supply, coming mostly from Australia, as well as cuts to China’s electric-vehicles (EVs) subsidies, is set to keep prices for…

  • Protests Threaten $5 Billion Peruvian Copper Mine

    Published 16 August 2019 | viewed 3,558 times

    Ongoing anti-mining protests in Peru, triggered by the recent approval of a now halted construction permit for Southern Copper’s (NYSE:SCCO) $1.4 billion Tia Maria project in Arequipa, have extended to Anglo…

  • EV Sector Needs 250% More Of This Metal By 2030 Just For Charging Stations

    Published 13 August 2019 | viewed 2,681 times

    While it is a known fact that electric vehicles (EVs) use about four times more copper than gasoline-powered vehicles, short-term demand for the metal won’t…

  • How Far Away Are We From Fully Autonomous Mines?

    Published 07 August 2019 | viewed 2,448 times

    Automation is a hot topic in the mining industry, as producers look at ways to increase both productivity and onsite safety. A recent report, Accessing the…

  • Is Biomining The Secret To Deep Space Exploration?

    Published 05 August 2019 | viewed 1,572 times

    Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Department of Geological Sciences are studying the possibility of mining metals from asteroids in space using bacteria. Even…

  • Canadian Miners Push For A More Competitive Legal Framework

    Published 29 July 2019 | viewed 2,945 times

    The Canadian Mineral Industry Federation, the Mining Association of Canada, and the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada issued a brief this month urging provincial,…

  • Battery Metals Face Looming Supply Crunch

    Published 25 July 2019 | viewed 3,276 times

    Growing global demand for batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs) and high tech devices is set to cause a supply crunch of lithium, cobalt and nickel by the mid-2020s, global…

  • Mining Major Sets Aside $400 Million To Reduce Emissions

    Published 23 July 2019 | viewed 3,192 times

    Mining major BHP (ASX, NYSE:BHP) has committed to invest $400 million over five years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations and mined commodities, as the world’s number…

  • Chile Cracks Down On Environmental Infractions

    Published 10 July 2019 | viewed 1,122 times

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera has submitted a series of modifications to a bill introduced earlier this year, which would set stiffer fines and jail time for…

  • Here's Why Gold Has Been Used As Money For Thousands Of Years

    Published 05 July 2019 | viewed 6,675 times

    The economist John Maynard Keynes famously called gold a “barbarous relic”, suggesting that its usefulness as money is an artifact of the past. In an…