Native copper signalled way to modern metallurgy

This article examines a small but significant aspect of copper. This very important metal is one of the three which were the key to the development of man from the Stone Age to the industrial era.

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Training: The Foundation for Safety

Across the world, improving worker safety in mining is a key target. And, while there have been some major successes in terms of reducing injuries and deaths, the very nature of mining activity presents huge challenges, both physical and cultural.

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Annual Survey of Global Metal-mining Investment

Harsh global economics have dragged investment levels from boom to bust in many sectors. However, 2014 may be the year the industry touches bottom and begins to regain economic traction.

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Laos gives PanAust perfect kick-start

THE journey of PanAust from junior explorer to successful ASX 200 mining company can be largely attributed to its successful operations in Laos. The Phu Kham copper-gold and Ban Houayxai gold-silver projects have seen PanAust’s Lao-registered company, Phu Bia Mining, become an important part of the Lao economy, both in terms of contributions to GDP and exports.

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