What is deep-sea mining?

Shockingly, the ocean floor is more than just sand. It’s home to complex ecosystems and geologically varied terrain. And in certain spots, you’ll find some of the most valuable minerals and metals on earth. Companies have been busy developing technologies to extract manganese, cobalt, copper, nickel, and rare earths from the sea floor. One form …

Why 2023 is a pivotal year for lithium prices

Supply chain insecurities have created a potentially transformative opportunity for Australia, but how will this affect lithium prices?

New spring in the mining-services step

Impressive turnaround for some stocks but much ground to make up. By Tony Featherstone.

Lithium-ion batteries – back to the future

Market dynamics are changing in the global battery industry as many developers return their focus to a traditional lithium-ion technology.
lithium market

New ‘mineral dawn’ for Australian mining

The lithium-ion (li-ion) battery market shows that installed li-ion battery capacity will experience a compounded annual growth rate of 23 per cent a year between 2020 and 2030, leading to a major increase in demand for lithium.
Gold Road

Reducing the carbon footprint of gold operations

Sam Ulrich, Principal Consultant of CSA Global, an ERM Group Company, and PhD Candidate The University of Western Australia looks at how gold operations can reduce their carbon footprint.

Ethical considerations of artificial intelligence in mining

IBM data insights and AI practice leader, Abhishek Kaul, and Vale global AI projects leader, Ali Soofastaei look at what to keep in mind when implementing artificial intelligence in mine sites.
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The gold defensive: Analysis with Regina Meani

In times of global economic uncertainty, our focus becomes defensive and what better avenue of defence than gold.

Mining IPOs quick out of the blocks

The recovery in mining floats has gone up a gear as more resource companies take advantage of buoyant sharemarket conditions to raise capital and list on the ASX.