May 2018

Interest in Russia’s frozen north is hotting up but few have cracked the surface of this inhospitable region. Now, companies including Rio Tinto have begun expanding their exploration efforts and we find out what challenges lay before them. Also easing access is Zimbabwe, aided by the appointment of new President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Does the recent deal for a $4.2bn platinum mine develop signal an invitation for greater foreign investment? We take a look.

With the gemstone sector about to take off, we locate the discovery hotspots around the world, we find out how Anglo American intends to fulfil its admirable yet ambitious new sustainability strategy goals, and look into the implications of Michelin Group’s plans to acquire UK-based conveyor belt maker, Fenner, as the the former sets its sights on the mining materials market,

And we speak to geologist Susan Lomas about her founding of the #MeTooMining Association and why the modern industry needs this vital movement to tackle sexual misconduct.



Ceri Jones

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Daniel Garrun


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Francesco Cianciulli 

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John Hammond

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Susanne Hauner

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Duncan West


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Callum Tyndall


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