Highs and lows: how gold and gold miners have fared during Covid-19

MINEX Forum | June 18, 2020
img0 By Heidi Vella Gold’s reputation as a safe haven for investors in times of turmoil has held steady amid the coronavirus pandemic; despite plummeting jewellery sales, the price of the precious metal has skyrocketed to a seven-year high. But what do such turbulent times mean for miners? We investigate turbulent times mean for miners? We investigate ...

Polish Miners Block Railway Hub To Protest Import Of Russian Coal

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 19, 2020
img0 Miners in Poland launched a blockade of a railway terminal in the country’s main coal-mining region on February 18 to protest an increase in Russian coal imports. The labor action involving several hundred miners at the Slawkow terminal in Silesia follows an increase in imports of Russian coal to Poland in recent years while stockpiles ...

“Granular social intelligence” method can help miners to avoid social antagonizm

David McHutchon | August 8, 2017
img0 It’s sounds too good to be true, but a new company is proving miners they can foresee opposition or any other form of social conflict related to their projects, before they even attempt going through a licencing process. Chalkstone, a UK-based company founded by Donald Bray, a political anthropologist and academic at the University of Cambridge, ...