The electric vehicle (EV) revolution and the growing need for energy storage has seen a dramatic increase in price for the two key battery commodities – lithium and cobalt. These recent price spikes have raised concerns regarding the long-term supply availability of these commodities. In this report, McKinsey & Company explore a number of assumptions that have a high likelihood of occurring as well as the implications associated with each.
This eBook takes a holistic view of the mining operation and how we can take a small footprint approach. It includes expert insights on the vision for sustainable and successful mining operations using social and environmental data to improve decision making and highlights key technologies impacting the tailings and water management space, two areas in need of innovation for a sustainable future.
Mapping the massive network of tunnels that give miners underground access to mineral ores is an expensive and time-consuming process, but new optimisation software, inspired by the complexity of the microchip, could save the industry millions. This whitepaper explores how network optimisation work was applied to the design and planning of complicated, underground tunnel networks.
Over the past year, McKinsey & Company have identified several indicators of different aspects of the global mining sector’s performance, now confirming that it is turning around after the dark days of 2014, 2015, and early 2016.
Mines of the future, along with expansions of our current mines, need to be smarter in design planning for the mine’s entire life cycle, right from inception. Plant and mine must be designed cohesively with their connectivity driving production optimisation and efficiency of operations, whilst achieving the minimal possible impact on the local environment. This eBook includes insights on what’s coming next in the world of mine and plant design.
After spending a few weeks in Chile and getting a feel for the mining landscape and visiting several mining operations, Austmine highlights that the innovation and collaboration focus which has been prominent in Australia is also alive and well in Chile.
2017 Whitepaper Library
It may have become something of a cliché in the industry that the best quality mining assets are located in higher-risk jurisdictions, and vice versa. But is there any truth to this view? This report aims to shed the light on this issue, and gold – the favoured investment commodity around the globe – has been selected as the target metal.
People have been reluctant to invest in innovation early stage ventures due to large downside risk and little investor protection. To combat this issue the Federal government with bi-partisan support recently introduced new investment incentives for investors in early-stage innovation companies from 1 July 2016, with the aim of aligning our tax systems with a culture of entrepreneurship and risk-taking in the Australian economy.
Mining Intelligence highlight mine automation over the past five years by Rio Tinto and BHP and report the potential risks of automation and its long-term affects on the mining industry.
Mining Intelligence can help your appraisers answer this question, and many others, during your next merger or acquisition deal. Offering third party due diligence consulting services to provide quick property evaluations for early exploration to pre‐feasibility stage projects.
Snowden outline how using different analysis tools including cost driver analysis, revenue loss analysis, throughput analysis and variability analysis can enable you to find more mining project value in less time.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have been traded on the ASX since 2002, with their assets under management in Australia growing 28% over the last 12 months. ETFs offer a low cost method for investors to receive the same benefits of an equity index. As with all investments, there are advantages, disadvantages and risks with using ETFs. This article addresses some of the risks.
ASIC aims to support confidence in our capital markets by proactively regulating IPOs, To ensure that ASIC is regulating IPOs in an evidence-based manner ASIC looked at the experience of institutional and retail investors in making decisions about IPO investment.
There is more to finding the right managed fund than last year’s return. With hundreds of funds available it is important to have a planned approach to assess your options, Perpetual Investments have outlined five steps to choosing a managed fund
Selecting stocks in the small cap space (exASX200) should not always focus on value, as value can be confused, overused, misleading and irrelevant with respect to share market opportunities. Dean Fergie outlines his processes for selecting stocks that will deliver a significant positive overall return over time.
White & Case recently conducted a mining and metals survey where they uncovered if now is the time for private equity to invest in the mining sector, if mining equities are expected to outperform as well as the shifts in how the financing needs of mining and metals players are being met.
With miners staging a recovery on equity markets and China concerns easing, growth is back on the agenda. But the recovery is not without its challenges and uncertainties, this article looks at Trump’s presidency and infrastructure promises and if it will have a material impact on global demand for commodities in 2017, as well as what is required for the mining industry to pivot from balance sheet repair to investing in growth before looking at what will be the next hottest commodity in 2017.
Miners find themselves in the spotlight once again as the perceived sins of the past return to haunt management teams soon to be swimming in cash— so what should management teams be doing if they want to avoid a high-profile tussle with an activist investor?
Mining Intelligence have developed a comparative analysis of the participating mining companies at IMARC. The analysis shows asset coverage by region, development status and commodity exposure enabling investors to review as investment opportunities prior to arriving at IMARC.
Pinpoint Communications has carried out some research into the use of GPS tracking for vehicle fleet management in Australia. This research complements an industry study by ACA Research about the adoption of telematics technology in the domestic market.
Further advancements have led to the advent of vehicle telematics, a complete fleet management solution incorporating a wide array of electronic and computer technology inside vehicles. Pinpoint Communications report on the four trends in fleet management technology that seem more than likely for 2017.
Costs are an inherent aspect of evaluating, advancing and generating profits from any mining property. They often make or break projects and are typically the final stop before “go/no go” development decisions are made. InfoMine’s Brad Terhune outlines strategies for acquiring make-or-break cost data.
Mining has become the most dynamic and diverse sector for renewable energies in the world. Just in the last month, renewables presented three new world record cases funded by the mining industry. This report looks at how the market can be summarised in 4 major blocks presented the Business & Power Flow Quadrant (BPFQ) managed by the two main variables, power flowing off the mine and power flowing into the mine.
A study comparing comminution circuits featuring High Pressure Grinding Mills (HPGR) and stirred mill technology to conventional SAG Mill-Pebble Mill-Ball Crushing (SABC) circuits for the Huckleberry Mine showed significant efficiency gains for the HPGR circuits.