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    Global iron ore production to recover by 5.1 per cent in 2021

    Global iron ore production fell by 3 per cent to 2.2 billion tonnes in 2020. Global production is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.7 per cent to 2,663.4 million tonnes (Mt) between 2021 to... more

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    Urgent steps must be taken to reduce methane emissions this decade

    A Global Methane Assessment released last week by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to... more

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    Report highlights opportunities for mining industry to improve energy and emissions

    An independent report released today shines a light on the global mining industry’s energy usage, illuminating where energy is consumed and linking it with opportunities and pathways to decarbonise. The r... more

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    Long term monitoring shows successful restoration of mining-polluted streams

    Many miles of streams and rivers in the United States and elsewhere are polluted by toxic metals in acidic runoff draining from abandoned mining sites, and major investments have been made to clean up acid mine... more

  • Global iron ore production to recover by 5.1 per cent in 2021
  • Urgent steps must be taken to reduce methane emissions this decade
  • Report highlights opportunities for mining industry to improve energy and emissions
  • Long term monitoring shows successful restoration of mining-polluted streams
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New strategy to diversify Australia’s resources export market

The Federal Government is investing $20 million in a Global Resources Strategy which will help diversify exports and find new markets for Australia’s resources and technology. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP,  said the strategy will help to strengthen and diversify Australian resources exports and promote Australia as a reliable and responsible supplier to the world. “The strategy will also support global demand for Australian resources as the world recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and help Australia build resilience to trade shocks,” he said. “Australia’s resources sector more than lived up…
Indigenous businesses

New report highlights impact of Indigenous businesses to economy

A first-of-its-kind research project has revealed that Indigenous businesses contributed at least $4.88 billion to the Australian economy in the 2018 financial year, an increase from $3.64 billion in 2012. The Indigenous Business Sector Snapshot 1.0 provides an overview of the economic power of Indigenous businesses, using data pooled from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and numerous custodians of Indigenous business data to form the Indigenous Business Longitudinal Analysis Data Environment (I-BLADE). Its content can measure the sector’s scope and offers policymakers comprehensive data to identify and focus on areas that need the most assistance, closing a blind spot…
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New courses to improve environmental and social understanding

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has launched four new online courses focused on technical best practice for resources professionals, including a new Professional Certificate on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and social responsibility (SR). Beginning on 2 August, the online course will be global in scope, comprise 40 hours of professional development, and examine ESG/SR through critical thinking and authentic resource sector experience. Content will focus on evaluating ESG/SR risk, threats, and opportunities, and providing insights on developing workplace responses, execution, assurance and performance reporting. The course is specifically designed with a broad audience in mind, including…

NSW Minerals Council’s 2021 Explorer of the Year announced

The winner of the NSW Minerals Council’s Explorer of the Year award has been announced, recognising excellence in the state’s world-class industry. The 2021 NSW Explorer of the Year is Alkane Resources, with the discovery at their Northern Molong Porphyry Project (NMPP) in the Central West Region of NSW about 35 kilometres east of Dubbo. The announcement was made on Monday by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro at the NSW Minerals Council Exploration and Tenures Forum held in Sydney. Alkane Resources has had an interest in the region since 2004 and has now discovered potentially world-class gold-copper porphyry mineralisation at…
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Researchers develop a method to extract metals without digging

Researchers from The University of Western Australia, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Exeter have developed a new mining technique that uses electric fields to extract metals from hard rock ore. The technique could replace the traditional method of digging which results in significant costs to the environment. Digging methods are currently used in 99 per cent of mining activity, often resulting in significant environmental degradation and huge quantities of solid waste. Global estimates of waste are of the order of 100 gigatonnes per year, significantly larger than any…
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Federal Government extends exploration incentive

The Federal Government will contribute a further $100 million to extend the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) for four more years. The extension will help to ensure jobs for future generations of miners, which may not occur without additional and ongoing exploration activities. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, the Hon. Keith Pitt MP, said the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive allows eligible companies to access tax incentives to attract new investors. “The Coalition Government will continue to support our junior mining companies and encourage exploration and development of new resource deposits,” he said. “We need to ensure that we…
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Supply of clean energy relies on mined natural resources

Energy is at the centre of the new economy and geopolitical landscape with mined metal, and the supply of it, to play a key part according to a new report from KPMG and Eurasia Group. Resourcing the Energy Transition: Making the World Go Round looks at the impacts of the energy transition on demand for raw materials in the Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) sector - and how effective risk and supply chain management can ensure they are a part of a circular economy. The report also examines the ways in which geopolitical power could shift from oil-dominated countries to…