Oil and metals: Goliath and David


Another excellent infographic published by Visual Capitalist (a few weeks ago). They left diamonds out of the picture, a pity. They included graphite, diamond’s darker and duller brother, though; curiously enough, both markets are very similar in value (diamond production marginally smaller, at close to $14B). Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

Responsible sourcing for mining & metals – ICMM


Companies have a shared responsibility for the materials that they produce. Demonstrating value focuses on the two complementary sides of the responsible sourcing debate – sustainable procurement and responsible supply. A client (a small to medium sized operation) recently asked my help to certify the origin of its production in a neighbouring country of DRC. If … Continue reading Responsible sourcing for mining & metals – ICMM

Worldwide exploration budgets falling 19% to $9.2 billion in 2015


SNL Metals & Mining’s 26th Corporate Exploration Strategies estimates worldwide exploration budgets falling 19% to $9.2 billion in 2015 (NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ full text here) SNL Metals & Mining’s 2015 exploration data and analysis are based on information collected from nearly 3,500 mining and exploration companies worldwide, of which almost 1,800 had … Continue reading Worldwide exploration budgets falling 19% to $9.2 billion in 2015

The role of mining in national economies (2nd edition) – ICMM


I missed last year’s ICMM publication; in case you also didn’t get it: The role of mining in national economies (2nd edition). This second edition of The role of mining in national economies provides an update on the contribution of mining activities in each of the world’s 214 national economies. The report extends the analysis to … Continue reading The role of mining in national economies (2nd edition) – ICMM