• Mining of Mauritania

    Michael Schwartz talks to Dr Cliff Taylor, a US Geological Survey senior geologist, about Mauritania’s mining success, and profiles Algold Resources, which owns the Tijirit resource in the northwest of the country.
  • The good in engineering

    Alastair Marsh, University of Bath, UK, Cecilia Isvén, Senior Technical Consultant at IBM, and Peter Gates, Associate Structural Engineer at Giraffe Engineering, UK, talk about how engineers can support the greater good.
  • The good and the bad of rare earths

    Ion adsorption type deposits (IOA) are two faced. They supply much of the world’s most critical rare earths (REE), but their mining process has led to the destruction of agricultural areas in South East China. Now, the search is on to find similar deposits outside the country – and to learn how to mine and process them in an environmentally friendly way, as Martin Smith, Eva Marquis, and Frances Wall* report.
  • Serbia’s mining success

    Michael Schwartz reviews the ever-improving situation in Serbia, as this Balkan mining nation looks to continue its rise up the league tables.
  • A coal legacy – protecting the environment

    Deep coal mining in the UK might have ceased, but landscapes are still dominated by its legacy. Eric Burgess, from the Coal Authority, examines how to keep environments safe.
  • Fighting the good fight – uncovering mining corruption

    Micah Willbrand, Global Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption Solutions at Nice Actimize, an international firm that fights financial crime, argues that the mining industry needs to open its eyes to the use of technology in the fight against bribery and corruption.
  • Mali’s mining boom

    Mali is climbing the ranks of the mining world. Michael Schwartz explains how.
  • Mining for polyhalite

    Gary Peters talks to Graham Clarke, Operations Director at Sirius Minerals, about the company’s polyhalite project at Woodsmith Mine.
  • Batteries – a measure of success

    Historically, battery development has focused on energy density and thermal stability. However, researchers are now becoming interested in measuring the thermal properties of the active materials and the electrodes that incorporate these materials, as Sharon Dalton-Castor, Brad Hammond, Suresh Sriramulu, and Peter Ralbovsky explain.
  • Monitoring the UK mining sector

    Paul Bradley, Operations Manager at the Mines Inspectorate, talks to Gary Peters about the ins and out of having responsibility for all UK underground mining operations.