• Copper band illuminates ancient trade routes

    The exchange of goods and knowledge between ancient Native Americans stretched further than previously thought, as Ellis Davies reports.
  • Alchemy and materials science

    Khai Trung Le explores the strands between alchemy, religion, and materials science.
  • Powering the pits

    As pressure mounts on mining companies to improve their environmental image, are renewable sources of energy the answer? Kathryn Allen asks Charles Hendry, former Minister of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
  • MP&EM Newsletter Issue 9

    The Minerals Processing & Extractive Metallurgy Board are pleased to advise that Issue #9 of our topical e-Newsletter has been uploaded to the IOM3 web site.
  • 2018 IOM3 Premier Awards dinner

    The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) presented the 2018 Premier Awards to winners at a black tie event in London on 3 July
  • Underwater treasure

    A potentially game changing deposit of rare earth elements has been discovered in Japanese waters, but an efficient means of extraction is yet to be developed, as Ellis Davies reports.
  • Lithium in the future

    On 9–10 April 2018, the Geological Society held the Lithium: From Exploration to End-User conference as part of their 2018 Year of Resources. Ellis Davies reports.
  • The value of dematerialisation

    Dematerialisation – the reduction of materials in products and services – may become a key tenet in the circular economy. But how do you define it, and how can materials science and industry benefit? Khai Trung Le reports.
  • Aquatic life suffers under coal mining

    Current US regulations are found to be insufficient to protect fish, salamanders, and invertebrates from the impacts of mining waste. Kathryn Allen reports.
  • European reflections of the lithium triangle

    The intersection of Chile, Bolivia and Argentina forms an area referred to frequently as the lithium triangle. Known for high quality salt flats, including Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, Chile’s Salar de Atacama, and Argentina’s Salar de Arizaro. This region produces more than 60% of the world’s lithium and it is estimated that 75% of the known lithium, resources are contained in the triangle. Dr Chris Broadbent reports .

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