As ramifications from the Brumadinho dam disaster continue to shake up global markets, the price of iron ore is being tipped to perform stronger for longer – and Australia’s big players are set to cash in.

More than eight years. Five Prime Ministers. A mining construction boom long gone.

How much do you know about William Wilberforce, Mary Prince, Thomas Clarkson or Granville Sharp?

There was special significance attached to the presentation of the prestigious Craig Oliver Award to Botswana-focused MOD Resources at the RIU Explorers Conference in Fremantle in February.

For almost half a century the port in the name Port Augusta has been symbolic – a legacy of the city’s formation and growth through the 1800s and its importance as an early shipping hub for commodities including copper, coal, wool and wheat.

From the Bronze Age to the Information Age, minerals and metals have helped produce widespread innovation and continue to contribute to many aspects of contemporary life.

Dubbed the most hostile environment on earth, the deep ocean is a vast and daunting place.

What do you rate as the most serious issue currently facing the mining industry in Australia? The state of global affairs, commodity prices or the emergence of disruptive technology, perhaps?

Mining has been a big part of Australia’s history and economic development since the mid-1800s, with the regulatory landscape only beginning to catch up relatively recently, especially when it comes to rehabilitation and environmental considerations. 

It has been a prolonged and frustrating drought, but the long-sought turning point for those working with nickel may finally be around the corner.

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