Accident in Alrosa’s Mir mine: Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched the fact-finding mission

MINEX FORUM | August 9, 2017
img0 Russia’s Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case over the flooding incident in the Alrosa diamond company’s Mir mine, located in the Siberian Republic of Yakutia, a source in the committee’s press service told TASS. “The Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case in accordance with Article 216.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (breach of ...

“Granular social intelligence” method can help miners to avoid social antagonizm

MINEX FORUM | August 8, 2017
img0 It’s sounds too good to be true, but a new company is proving miners they can foresee opposition or any other form of social conflict related to their projects, before they even attempt going through a licencing process. Chalkstone, a UK-based company founded by Donald Bray, a political anthropologist and academic at the University of Cambridge, ...

Outotec offers new expertise to staff and students of the Urals’ universities

Irina Dorokhova | June 16, 2017
img0 A month ago Outotec’s experts participated in “Technotour RCC” at Mikheyevsky Mining and Processing Plant (MPP), a subsidiary of Russian Copper Company. The main purpose of the event was to showcase the MPP as a state-of-the-art plant and, importantly, provide future mining engineers with new experience. The participants had an opportunity to visit the new production ...

The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology to receive about €900,000 for innovations

MINEX FORUM | April 14, 2017
img0 The Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), which is part of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, will receive a grant of approximately €900,000 over the next three years to support the development of new technologies for the environmentally and socially sustainable as well as efficient exploration of natural resources, noted Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. The EU funding will ...

British scientists have discovered a REE deposit in the Atlantic Ocean

MINEX FORUM | April 13, 2017
img0 Image: bbc.com British scientists exploring an underwater mountain in the Atlantic Ocean have discovered a treasure trove of rare minerals, BBC reported. Their investigation of a seamount more than 500km (300 miles) from the Canary Islands has revealed a crust of “astonishingly rich” rock. Samples brought back to the surface contain the scarce substance tellurium in concentrations ...

Pioneering project to unlock small deposits investment potential receives €7 million funding

MINEX FORUM | March 30, 2017
img0 A UK academic group investigating “small deposit” mining – or keyhole mining – has received EUR7 million of funding under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program to advance work on “an ethical and sustainable international mining revolution” said mining-journal.com. Led by geologists from Cornwall’s Camborne School of Mines, the IMP@CT project team ...