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A rare partnership

Australia and the US are teaming up to reduce reliance on Chinese critical minerals

Recognition, but with risks

Will the LME's acceptance of artisanal mining help legitimise the industry, or will it encourage further illegal activity?

Iron ore wars

Rio TInto has surplanted Vale as the world's top iron ore producer

The destruction of Juukan Gorge

Rio Tinto recently issued an apology after the destruction of a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal heritage site as part of an expansion project

Canadian miners in the dock

A February decision by the Supreme Court of Canada could see Candian miners beholden to customary international law

Gold in the time of Covid

Traditionall an investment haven, how has gold fared for miners during the pandemic?

Are miners falling short on SDG commitments?

The Responsible Mining Foundation has released its latest report into miners' sustainable practices

The fall of Murray Energy

Murray Energy has fallen from a position as one of the most productive US miners to bankruptcy within a decade

Copper's tumultuous year

The IWCC has predicted that copper supply will surpass demand by 285,000 tonnes this year

A critical link

Canada and the US are committed to developing a North American supply chain for ‘critical minerals’

India's commercial coal

India plans to auction coal deposits to the commercial sector for the first time

Turning rare earth metals into a weapon

Research claims that China values its rare earths dominance more for geopolitical reasons than commercial ones

Could resource taxation be the key to Covid recovery?

The Future of Resource Taxation initiative aims to improve the way that governments collect revenue from the mining sector

Blunting China's rare earths monopoly

Energy Fuels' White Mesa mill may be the ideal facility for processing US rare earths

Unlocking low-grade copper

A breakthrough could enable copper extraction from uneconomical low-grade ores

Taming tailings

A new global standard for tailings management could prevent dam disasters