February 2020

At the end of October, Barrick Gold Corp president and CEO Mark Bristow made a speech in Mali to celebrate the company’s partnership with the Malian government and to pledge further commitment to the country’s mining sector. We talk to Bristow about the development of mining in Mali, as well as the company’s history and future plans in the country. 

We also talk to the LME about their plans to accept metals from small-scale miners, report on the state of mica mining, and see if a new regime can change a glacial mining industry in Argentina. 

We also speak to the UK Coal Authority to find out more about the complex legacy of former mining land, look at the most important technologies helping to keep miners safe, round up the players leaving coal behind, and hear from international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner about securing alternative funding in mining.



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