Newmont Mining has announced a $10bn deal to take over Goldcorp in a move that will see the miner increase its presence in North and South America. Newmont will add Goldcorp’s seven mines in the Americas to its global operations to create a company expected to rival the newly formed Barrick Gold. We find out more about the merger and its impact on gold mining in South America.
We also learn more from law firm Fieldfisher about the emerging and established sources of finance available to companies looking to develop mining projects, consider whether gaining a licence to operate could be the biggest challenge for the industry in 2019, and, in the wake of January’s tragic tailings dam collapse at a site operated by Vale, we find out what can be done to make them safer.
Finally, we profile the world’s biggest mines through time, map the natural disasters that have sit South American miners in recent years, take a look at some of the most recently discovered gemstones and find out more about a new blockchain technology being used to bring transparency to the cobalt supply chain.
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