What are the factors that drive community support for mining projects?

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In this era where corporate social responsibility and sustainability programs are essential aspects of mine management and planning, community engagement is essential for mine management throughout the mine’s life cycle. One of our goals during community engagement is to understand … Continue reading

Why do we always find ourselves in this mess? — The constant cycles of commodity prices & production costs

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This past week, I have had two conversations with friends that lead me to this post. Both friends work in gold mines and are worried due to uncertainty, brought on by the recent drop in gold price. It seems like … Continue reading

How to develop mineral resources in uncertain times: The way forward for Africa?

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The last two editions of Mining Journal have included two articles about mining in Africa that have inspired this post. With commodity prices trending downward, it appears several African countries, have once again missed the opportunity to benefit, long-term, from … Continue reading

Glencore Xstrata Update: $7.7b Writedown

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This week marked a major update in the Glencore Xstrata acquisition, a topic I focused on over a year ago here. What was then a proposed merger became an all-share acquisition by Glencore to create the first commodities trader with … Continue reading