January 2020

Tech-heavy societies require a lot of different metals, but where do they get them from? In the next issue, we zoom in on Japan to find out where the country sources its metals and what the future holds for the Japanese mining industry. 

In Africa, we take a look at the history of seabed mining in Namibia and find out if any lessons can be learned for those seeking to exploit minerals in even deeper waters. We also examine the longer-term prospects for miners jumping on board the lithium boom and ask who the major players are in the race for copper.

We also speak to Platinum Group Metals CEO R Michael Jones to find out more about the company’s future plans at Waterberg, hear from TechMet CEO Brian Menell about the Vanadium Holdings project, revisit some of the Outotec Research Center's most significant achievements, and find out how mining companies can get involved with collaborative approaches to achieving social transitioning objectives.



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