mineral

March 16, 2016

British Columbia native land claims continue to conflict with mineral rights

The provincial government’s recent interim treaty agreements have added another layer of uncertainty to B.C.’s mining game.
April 19, 2016

Afghan mineral wealth being looted by strongmen, experts say

The brilliant blue stone lapis lazuli, prized for millennia, is almost uniquely found in Afghanistan, a key part of the extensive mineral wealth that is seen as the best hope for funding development of one of the world’s poorest nations.
August 8, 2016

New mineral extraction process developed

Scientists at South Australia’s Flinders University are developing a series of experiments to extract minerals from ore using environmentally friendly microbes usually found on mine sites.