Focus on gold price, lithium demand, and China’s appetite for copper

It was gold price, lithium demand and China’s appetite for copper that dominated much of the discussion at Mines & Money Online Connect @ IMARC this week at the virtual event – held from 19–21 October. read more

Resources sector is key to Australian economy weathering the Covid-19 storm

Australia’s mining profits attained a record $55 billion – or close to $600 million per day – in Q2, 2021 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), despite the lagging financial performance of other sectors in the country. read more

An Australian first – IMARC mining event welcomes First Nations partner

In an Australian first, the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) has announced the Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia (IWIMRA) as its First Nations Partner when the event returns in October. read more

First official conference programme released for IMARC 2021

The first official conference programme has been released for the International Mining & Resources Conference (IMARC), which will be held in Melbourne from 25–27 October. Early-bird tickets are available until 9th July. read more

Africa Mining Convention goes live in July

Africa Mining Convention (AFMIC 2021) – the  much-awaited virtual mining conference and exhibition – will go live from 13–15 July, making its mark in the continent’s mining industry with a breakthrough virtual convention. read more

IMARC releases sneak peek at impressive line-up for October’s mining conference

The International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) returns for its 8th year as a hybrid event, welcoming Australian attendees in-person to Melbourne, and international attendees online, from 25-27 October. read more

Russia and Australia account for more than half of all diamond mined in 2020

Data analysed by Finbold indicates that just three countries produced nearly 80 per cent of all the estimated 54 million carats of natural diamond produced in 2020 globally – with Russia and Australia combined accounting for more than half of all mined diamond last year. read more

Mark Baker recognised for contributions to technical progress in mining, geology, and geophysics

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) has announced that Mark Baker has received the prestigious Daniel C. Jackling Award, which recognises significant contributions to technical progress in mining, geology, and geophysics. read more

Ground-breaking autonomy from Emesent maps future of the ‘Digital Mine’

The efficient and safe running of underground mines poses challenges, with large, inaccessible areas that require regular inspection. However, autonomous data capture could change the way mines are planned and operated, said Dr Stefan Hrabar, CEO of Emesent, at the recent IMARC 2020 event. read more

Expert addresses business problems the mining industry needs to solve today

Ahead of her appearance at the International Mining & Resources Conference (IMARC) Online, organisers of the event got the lowdown from Dassault Systèmes’ CEO GEOVIA, Michelle Ash on some of the biggest problems the mining industry must solve today, and what the sector can learn from other industries to achieve a competitive advantage. read more

Experts explore how to bolster Australia’s vital mining ecosystem to aid the resource-rich country’s recovery

Accelerating the mineral processing and Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector, alongside in-country exploration opportunities, will inevitably be important to resource-rich Australia’s recovery. The question is, what needs to be done to support this? Ahead of their appearance at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) Online in November, leading experts offer their opinion on this fundamental post-Covid challenge for the industry and wider economy. read more

Latest issue – Vol 3/21
Lead stories
– Security focus
– Global gas supply risk
– Deepwater dangers – Cyber-security on deepsea drill rigs 
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