In search of real rarities

Up until now, rare earth elements have failed to make an impression on the markets. However, this enigma of the mineral world could hitch a ride on the back of the green revolution and in the process kick start the struggling economy of a tiny African country, writes Leon Louw.

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For the love of diamonds

The West African Craton presents huge opportunities for diamond miners. In the right hands these gems can change the fortunes of a battered region and all those negative perceptions about diamond mining, writes Leon Louw.

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Mali: Land of plenty

World class gold deposits have made Mali the playground of flamboyant mining executives and hopeful geologist and exploration companies, writes Leon Louw.

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Mining’s big hangover

Mine closure and the funding thereof have for years been a battleground between mining companies, environmentalists and government. The recently revised National Environmental Mining Act attempts to redress some of these challenges, but it will have significant implications for mining companies.

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