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No deal: South Africa gold union NUM rejects final pay offer Theres no denying the worth of gold and miners in South Africa are demanding to be paid ...

|Aug 14|magazine16 min read

No deal: South Africa gold union NUM rejects final pay offer

There’s no denying the worth of gold and miners in South Africa are demanding to be paid accordingly. The country’s largest union has rejected the latest -- and final -- pay offer pr...[read more]

[INFOGRAPHIC] Asteroid mining: the making of a trillion-dollar industry

While futuristic in nature, asteroid mining is becoming a real possibility and its financial payoff isn’t too shabby either. According to space mining start-up Planetary Resource , the...[read more]

How General Electric and Mitsui plan to drive down operational costs

General Electric  is teaming up with Japanense resources and energy company Mitsui to explore new ways of driving mining operational costs down, signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) e...[read more]

Goldcorp: Operational excellence done right

In today’s declining mining environment it’s not enough to be good--you have to be great. There’s simply no room for mediocrity. For mining companies to maintain high produc...[read more]

Liebherr Mining settles lawsuit over copycat allegations

Equipment manufacturer  Liebherr Mining  is putting an end to its copycat lawsuit, reaching an agreement with a Chinese manufacturing group to officially settle the lawsuit once and for ...[read more]

Rio Tinto aims to cut costs by $1 billion but how?

Frugality is the name of the game in the mining industry right now and Rio Tinto is pulling out all the stops. The miner recently announced it was increasing its target savings from $750 million...[read more]

[VIDEO] World Gold Council report: Gold demand drops to six-year low

The World Gold Council ’s  Gold Demand Trends report for Q2 2015  shows total demand was 915 tons, a fall of 12 percent compared to the same period last year, due mainly to a de...[read more]

Mining equipment in Latin America: What does the future hold?

Despite recent struggles in the mining sector, Latin America continues to be an important destination for mining investment, exploration, development and equipment manufacturing. During...[read more]

Mining industry in South Africa looks to advance women

At last week’s Women in Mining Conference in Johannesburg, Mineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi addressed occupational challenges faced by  women in the mining industry...[read more]

Australia is primed to cash in on uranium

If demand for  uranium  were to ever flourish like it did for  iron ore  a few years back, Australia is well positioned to cash in. The industry remains relatively small c...[read more]