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The energy transition: A mining and exploration industry perspective

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Future, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, PhD, Publications, Research, Strategy

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Earlier in the year, I presented an abstract at the World Renewable Energy Congress, here in Perth. It was a different audience to my usual mining crowd, but nonetheless I think the presentation was of interest and seemed to generate more than a few questions. The presentation was entitled "The energy transition: A mining and exploration industry perspective". It covered…
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Royalty reform: Possibility or pipe dream?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Publications

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Continuing our catch up on the Strictly Boardroom articles published in May, we tentatively dip our toes into the world of politics; though, at least, in an area, we can claim some prior knowledge, especially with the help of guest columnist, and our very own political consultant, Ian Radisich. We look at the issue of minerals industry taxation, and try…
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What can your country do for you?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Exploration, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Strategy

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Continuing our catch-up on the May Strictly Boardroom articles, that I write with Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) on MiningNews.net, the next article looks at the different types of mining economy, and what this means for corporate strategy and minerals policy. Borrowing from the World Economic Forum's classification of countries, we break mining economies into three types: factor-driven,…
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Resource curse is a misnomer: achieving resource blessing is the future

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications

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Catching up on May's Strictly Boardroom articles on MiningNews.net by myself and Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) the first article of the month tackles the 'resource curse'. The article entitled "Resource curse is a misnomer: achieving resource blessing is the future" looks at contradictory data on the subject produced by the World Bank. When looking at the four…
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Seven habits of a kick-ass minerals economy

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Exploration, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications

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How do you build an economy based on mineral resources? Allan Trench and I tried to answer this last week in our Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNewspremium.net. We came up with a seven-step framework: Identify the endowment, i.e. make a decent estimate of what the undiscovered mineral potential is. Make new discoveries, i.e. incentivise exploration so that more mineral discoveries…
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