UK start-up seeking to 'disrupt' gold extraction

UK start-up seeking to 'disrupt' gold extraction

Argo is looking to commercialise a new, 'greener' technology for metals processing

Innovation

03 SEPTEMBER 2019
Over 40m people work in artisanal mines, finds report

Over 40m people work in artisanal mines, finds report

World Bank and Pact find alarming numbers of miners still dig up minerals by hand

Sustainability

26 APRIL 2019
The pilot project demonstrated that low-cost dust control measures were effective at reducing average airborne lead exposures by 95%

Pilot programme for lead poisoning reduction successful

Study finds 'extraordinary improvements' in small-scale mining exposures

Investment

21 JANUARY 2019
Miners face closure challenge

Miners face closure challenge

Mine closure has come a long way in the last 20 years

Life-cycle / End of li...

27 NOVEMBER 2018
Mozambique kicking mercury use

Mozambique kicking mercury use

National inventory to track use runs through December

Sustainability

06 JUNE 2018
For richer, for poorer - artisanal diamond mining in Sierra Leone

For richer, for poorer - artisanal diamond mining in Sierra Leone

Dr Roy Maconachie on how the wealth from Sierra Leone's diamonds fails to enrich local communities

Industry comment

01 JUNE 2018
De Beers introduces GemFair

De Beers introduces GemFair

Group is preparing an app to enable ASM miners to certify their diamonds are ethically sourced

Investment

26 APRIL 2018
Orca breaching in Sudan

Orca breaching in Sudan

Orca Gold wants you to forget about Sudan. The Sudan of Omar al-Bashir's genocide in Darfur, repression,...

Development

12 MARCH 2018
The rise of artisanal mining

The rise of artisanal mining

Artisanal mining has been back in the news recently

Editor's comment

19 FEBRUARY 2018
Cooking oil could help to clean up mercury

Cooking oil could help to clean up mercury

Flinders University has devised a way to use cooking oil and sulphur to extract mercury from the environment...

Natural resources

10 AUGUST 2017
Kenya believe it

Kenya believe it

How Goldplat has turned around the Kilimapesa project to achieve profitability

Mine of the month

05 MAY 2017
India to use ISRO to check illegal mining

India to use ISRO to check illegal mining

The Indian Bureau of Mines plans to use indigenous space technology to monitor illegal mining

Innovation

29 SEPTEMBER 2015