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The current investment climate for mining, exploration and mineral sands

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Conferences, Exploration, Mining, PhD

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I'm speaking at the 19th Annual Australian Mineral Sands Conference on 21–22 March in Perth, WA, on “The current investment climate for mining, exploration and mineral sands." I'll be presenting some of my PhD work on the intersection of technology, globalisation, sustainable development and the mining industry,  More information on the conference is available here.
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Selling the rare earths story

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Mining, Travel

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It has been hard not to notice the recent furore over “rare earth elements”. China provides over 90% of the mined supply of these elements, and for some elements, all of the world’s supply. This has worried governments and consumers in North America, Europe and non-Chinese Asia. A scramble to develop rare earth mines outside China has begun and miners,…
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