mining

First new UK coal mine for 30 years in doubt
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First new UK coal mine for 30 years in doubt

Cumbria council to review plans after opposition from climate change campaigners
10 Feb 2021
Instant Opinion: Hitachi ‘failed its nuclear test’
Hitachi Wales
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Instant Opinion: Hitachi ‘failed its nuclear test’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 18 September
18 Sep 2020
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September
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Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 September

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18 Sep 2020
Tech firms sued over use of child labour in cobalt mines
Cobalt mining, DRC, Congo
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Tech firms sued over use of child labour in cobalt mines

Apple and Google are being sued over alleged child labour in mines in Congo
20 Dec 2019
How space mining could change the world
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How space mining could change the world

Russia bids to join Luxembourg as second country to adopt legal regulations relating to outer space mining
7 Mar 2019
Huge gold-encrusted rocks uncovered in Australia
Australia Gold Nugget
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Huge gold-encrusted rocks uncovered in Australia

‘You might go your whole life and you'll never see anything like it’, says mining expert
10 Sep 2018
South Africa: 955 miners rescued
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South Africa: 955 miners rescued

Gold mine workers trapped underground for more than a day following power cut
2 Feb 2018

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Poldark's popularity sparks National Trust parking row
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Poldark's popularity sparks National Trust parking row

Decision to charge at site of Levant Mine disaster branded "insensitive" by locals
16 Feb 2017
BHP Billiton gets tough as prices stay low
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BHP Billiton gets tough as prices stay low

Commodity prices are depressed, but cut-throat manoeuvres may keep the mining firm competitive
9 Jun 2015