The future of mining in Australia

The future of mining in Australia

Tune into the debate on renewable energy, and you could be forgiven for believing there’s no future for mining in Australia. But the industry has grown 4 per cent annually over the past five years, and will continue to grow in new, interesting, unforeseen ways. White...
Fighting mine water usage

Fighting mine water usage

Mines use a lot of water, and on a dry continent that can lead to conflict with local communities and other stakeholders. As miners chase lower-grade ores, they have a greater impact upon the water table and use more water for processing. This is increasing the...
Pink diamonds are everyone’s best friend

Pink diamonds are everyone’s best friend

Approximately 95 per cent of the world’s pink diamonds were produced at the Argyle Mine in Western Australia. Since it’s closure in 2020, the price for pink diamonds is rapidly increasing. Anna Cisecki from the Australian Pink Diamond Portfolio says the...
Did iron ore exports prevent Australia’s recession?

Did iron ore exports prevent Australia’s recession?

How heavy lifting by iron ore, the red dust from the Pilbara, helped Australia dodge the brunt of the coronavirus recession. First, it was barley. Then came beef. Wine, timber and lobster followed. Soon it seemed no export-dependent industry was safe from new Chinese...