Optimism emerges for mining

THE global mining industry has endured a difficult few years and for many mining companies, optimism has been in short supply. Persistently low commodity prices, waning demand and tightening capital and credit markets have been squeezing the industry.

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Apps can power the mining industry

For many years, the mining industry has relied on two-way radio communication to support daily operations, but a new era of applications-based innovation is giving radio communication new relevance within the mining sector, writes Martin Chappell, general manager – radio channels, Motorola Solutions Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

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Emphasis on mine-site gold exploration

ANALYSIS of the data compiled in SNL Metals & Mining’s profiles of the world’s top 20 gold producers reveals that the major gold miners have significantly shifted their exploration focus over the past decade. The profiles form part of SNL’s Strategies for Gold Reserves Replacement study series of reports.

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