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The international mining sector have reacted with cautious optimism to the assurances of support for their continued investment and operations from the military leaders of the Guinean coup that toppled strongman President Alpha Condé.

Robots with wheels and robots with legs take Vale’s campaign for improved safety and efficiency in its Brazilian mines to new levels

“Pop-up” vaccination hubs at major airports run by mining companies and catering initially for Australia’s fly in, fly out workforce, quickly expanding to on-the-ground centres treating residents and remote community members within the mining regions, are the next phase in the mining sector’s fight to keep COVID out of minesites.

Australian mining leaders warn difficulties in recruiting and maintaining the skilled workforce they need is already cramping their efforts to deliver the products that are essential to national economic recovery. John Feary reports from the Australian Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie

Mining forum speakers highlight growing industry commitment to decarbonisation and a clean future in their own operations as their they deliver the commodities for the battery storage and electric vehicles revolution.

Investor enthusiasm for battery metals commodities dominates discussion as Australia's Diggers and Dealers mining forum shrugs attracts its highest delegate numbers since 2011, despite COVID-19 restrictions keeping hundreds of potential interstate and international attendees away.

(DIGGERS AND DEALERS) Australia's premier mining conference in the Goldfields capital Kalgoorlie balances the traditional industry strengths with new progressive and responsive attitudes.
John Feary

Mining forum opens with a warning that sabre-rattling could lead to a new cold war with China that poses the greater threat to the world than COVID or global warming. John Feary reports from the Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum

The annual Diggers and Dealers mining forum celebrates its 30th anniversary this week thanks to extraordinary resilience and determination that reflect its venue, the rip-roaring Western Australian mining capital of Kalgoorlie.

A damning report on the state of infrastructure in the United States, with critical structures being pushed to the limit and one in three bridges on interstates in need of rehabilitation or replacement, is another indictment of the lack of action by legislators that is also holding back the mining sector.


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