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UPDATE: Kibali Gold MineThe ongoing search for additional reserve ounces at Kibali will secure its future as a long-life mine and one of Africas largest...

|Apr 27|magazine17 min read

UPDATE: Kibali Gold Mine

The ongoing search for additional reserve ounces at Kibali will secure its future as a long-life mine and one of Africa’s largest gold producers, according to Randgold Resources chief executive Mark Bristow. Randgold develops and operates the mine, which it owns in partnership with AngloGold Ashanti and the Congolese parastatal SOKIMO.

Iron Ore: Rio Tinto Has No Plans to Slow Down

Mining behemoth Rio Tinto is determined to push the boundaries of iron ore. According to CEO Sam Walsh, the company will continue to push on with it iron ore expansion in the Pilbara region despite declining prices for the steel making ingredient.

[INFOGRAPHIC] What's Really inside Your iPhone?

Do you know what’s inside your iPhone? Chances are you don’t.

100-carat diamond could fetch $25 million at auction

Perfection happens far and few between. For $25 million, it can be yours.

Ausdrill wins mining contract from Perseus Mining

African Mining Services (AMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausdrill Limited, has been awarded a mining services contract from Perseus Mining to provide open pit mining services at its Edikan gold mine’s Eastern Pits operations in Ghana, West Africa.

[VIDEO] How Atlas Copco utilizes lean manufacturing

Lean manufacturing has become a way of life at Atlas Copco. The Swediesh manufacturer has taken the principles and applied them into action, helping to reduce costs, improve performance, and in the process, increase quality.

CEO Profile: Jeyakumar Janakaraj

Jeyakumar “JJ” Janakaraj isn’t your ordinary executive. Since starting his career in the smelting sector in India, JJ has quickly become one of the most well-known names in the mining industry. A walking example of success, he has proven that hard work, dedication and the right attitude are key traits to help one thrive in his or her professional career. In addition, strong leaders who provided priceless insights also played a large role—and he never forgets it.

BHP Billiton reconsiders iron ore expansion

The race to the top just got a little slower for BHP Billiton. The Anglo-Australian company announced on Wednesday it will put the brakes on its planned expansion in iron ore production in favor of conserving cash as commodity prices continue to deteriorate.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The world's largest mining machines

You’ve seen the images. You’ve heard the names. Now it’s time you get the details.

[Photos] Portraits of coal miners

The New York Times recently published an article examining Europe’s declining coal sector with haunting imagery from French photographer Pierre Gonnord. The portrait-style images tell a story of the harsh physical and mental conditions of coal mining, and the toll it takes on a person.