Lifton on asteroid mining rare earths and Molycorp’s Mountain Pass

Some rules don’t change. But that doesn’t mean that our poorly educated journalists have to know of them or even have to understand them, when they are described or applied. One rule, frequently swept under the rug by junior mining … Continue reading

Green Chemistry in Modern Mining and Rare Earth Beneficiation

Green chemistry has been defined as the design of chemical products and processes to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances [1]. This definition was formulated in the early 1990s and has since gained acceptance throughout the … Continue reading

Ecclestone’s Mining Post-Mortems: How the Mighty Have Fallen

Maybe it’s a pre-Summer rush but there seems to be a high and rising death toll in the mining space in recent weeks. The last fortnight has seen both Midway Gold and the long-wounded Molycorp succumb to their debt burdens … Continue reading