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(EXPLORATION)
It draws its name from the authoritative 16th century classic of mining literature, De Re Metallica, and strong drilling results are beginning to flow for newly listed Australian explorer Demetallica at its flagship Chimera polymetal project in NW Queensland. Ross Louthean reports

It may be the world’s largest estimated source of the battery metals needed to support the electrication of global passenger and freight fleets, but deep ocean commercial mining has faced more pressure for a permanent ban from a major United Nations conference.

(MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS)
Wheeling and dealing is as much a feature of life for an ambitious exploration company as drilling and digging, and West Australian Matsa Resources has demonstrated in two recent transactions that it is in the buying and selling business as well as activating exploration offshore. Ross Louthean reports

(COMMENTARY)
An investor presentation last week by Australian explorer Siren Gold shows it is hoping to walk in the footsteps of New Zealand’s only major gold producer, OceanaGold Corporation. By Ross Louthean

(SUSTAINABILITY)
Twenty years after the Toronto Declaration that set out its founding principles, the International Council on Mining and Metals has reaffirmed its belief that ‘how’ is more important than ‘how much’ in measuring the industry’s essential contribution to global wellbeing.

(REGULATION)
South African mining leaders advocate more private sector participation in national freight and port operations as part of an urgent call for action as mineral exports fall to their lowest levels outside the pandemic shutdowns.

(SUSTAINABILITY)
The world’s steady progress towards increasing the number of people with access to electricity has been slowed by the global pandemic, and the energy crisis arising from Russia’s war on Ukraine may lead to further setbacks.

(COMMENTARY)
The vast quantities of critical minerals that will be required to support the new global green economy could paradoxically lead to more environmental damage – unless we can find the minerals in the waste of current mining practices.

(COAL)
Crippling power shortages at a time of withering heat waves are forcing the Indian government to call for significant coal imports, reversing a seven-year policy to slash imports and rely on domestic sources for electricity generation.

(COMMENTARY)
The shock of seeing South Africa fall to the bottom 10 of attractive jurisdictions for mining investments in the influential Fraser Institute global survey has triggered a welcome recognition by President Cyril Ramaphosa of the urgent need to remove the impediments to the growth and development of the mining industry.

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Mining Billboard

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