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World Bank Studies on Governance in the Mining Industry

A consortiumof partners has been conduction a Mining and Investment Governance Review on a country by country basis for the the World Bank.  The first report, on Zambia has been released...

Mining in the UK Past Present and Future

The coal resources of the UK fuelled the Industrial Revolution and in the early 1900's the UK was producing more than 200 million tonnes of coal per year. There are no major underground coal...

Consortium Eager to establish UK Catapult for Materials

The Materials Processing Institute, TWI and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining has submitted a joint application for funding to Innovate UK for a Materials Catapult . This...

New Attempt to Revive Tin Mining at South Crofty in Cornwall

Evidence that the mining industry is of global interest is demonstrated by an article published on the New Zealand Herald website: - Britain goes back to Bronze Age with plans to revive tin...

Scottish Gold Production

A pilot plant has been installed at the Connonish site of the Australian company Scotgold Resources that is listed on the London AIM exchange..  According to an article on the BBC website ...

Pew Charitable Trust Project on Deep Sea Mining

Work conducted by the Pew Chat=ritable Trust's Seabed Mining project can be accessed via this link.  Here is an extract from the project website:  "More than half of the seabed...

Petition sent to 'Carbon Majors'

An article on the Greenpeace website announced that the Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines has contacted the headquarters of 47 of what it describes as the world's largest investor...

A Chemist who can tell an interesting story.

Although not strictly relevant I think that anyone with an interest in chemistry will enjoy the programmes on BBC Radio 4 based on the book 'The Periodic Table" by Primo Levi. I think that the...

New Report from International Resource Panel on Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity

A recent article on the UNEP News website announced the publication of the most recent study from the International Resource Panel: - GLOBAL MATERIAL FLOWS AND RESOURCE PRODUCTIVITY ...

Potential New Tin Tungsten Project in Cornwall

The development of a new Tin/Tungsten mining project is being investigated by a joint venture between Strategic Minerals plc (a minerals production and development company that is listed on...

Wind Turbine Developments and deployments in the UK

Siemens have published an interesting summary of Wind Turbine technology . An EPSRC sponsored research project published a study on cost comparisons for differnt drive arrangements for...

Sustainable Development and the Global Challenges Research Fund Call for Evidence

The following extract taken from the Research Councils UK website outlines a programme for gathering evidence to define the priorities for future funding calls for the Global Challenges...

Plans for Polyhalite Production in the North East of the UK

An article on the GazetteLive website suggests that Sirius Minerals will begin work on the construction of the new mine near Whiby in the autumn: - "Work to open a massive mine which...

Future Energy Developments

The following links provide access to BBC Radio programmes and BBC News website articles that examine aspects of future energy supplies.  The choice of technologies will impact on the...

Financing Issues to Delay Solwara 1 Deep Sea Mining Project

A recent announcement on the Nautilus Minerals website reports on financing issues which are yet to be resolved and will reult in delays in the schedule for the development of the Solwara 1 site.

Additional Information on Samarco Tailings Dam Failure

The following links give information on the tailings dam failure in Brazil last year. An article on the ABC News website contains images before and after the failure. In May an article...

History of Uranium Mining in the DRC

A new book by ' Spies in the Congo ' by was reviewed on the BBC World Service Radio programme Newsday on June 28th 2016 . The book describes how the extraordinarily rich deposit of Uranium, at...

Developments in the Low Carbon Economy

On June 15th 2016, Jaako Kooroshy (JK), Executive Director of GS Sustain at Goldman Sachs gave a presentation on the Low Carbon Economy.  This was one of a series of seminars run by the...

Auction of Largest Diamond Find in 100 Years

An article on the BBC News website reports on the plans to auction the largest rough (uncut) diamond that has been discovered in 100 years. The diamond was found in Botswana in November 2015. ...

Discovery of Helium Resources in Tanzanian Rift Valley

An article by Helen Briggs on the BBC News website describes hoe researhers fro the Universities of Oxford and Durham have identified a huge potential resource of helium in Tanzania. There...
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STORM Team Visit Cononish Gold Mine

The STORM team visited the Scotgold gold mine at Cononish, near Tyndrum in the west Highlands...

Main STORM Pilot Sampling in Ireland a Success!

The STORM team visited Ireland at the beginning of September 2013 for the main sampling phase...

Old drill core looked at for new data

Promising geochemical data from unaccessible former mine sites lead the STORM team to look at...