The angel of the north - the Black Angel lead-zinc mine, Greenland

Plans to re-open the Black Angel mine in Greenland are described. About 1.7 million tonnes of ore have so far been identified, grading 9.7% zinc, 3.1% lead and 21 g/t silver.

The dragon delivers — public sector support for SMEs in Wales

Support provided by the Welsh Development Agency, Wales Trade International and the Manufacturing Advisory Centre is described. Case studies are presented covering CINTEC International (embedded stainless steel reinforcement for buildings), Tubex (polypropylene tree shelters) and Spiral Scratch (3D imaging scanners).

Get energised — career paths for materials engineering graduates

Technical and non-technical opportunities in the energy industry, which has a shortage of engineers with a materials background, are discussed. Issues to be considered when deciding on a career path include skills development, employer status, job security, location and remuneration.

Native title in Australia — the relationship between mining companies and indigenous landowners

The development of native title and indigenous land use agreements are discussed. Nowadays the focus is on building relationships, respect and mutually beneficial agreements rather than legislation.