Problems occur when a country falls in love with gold, and silver might be about to get a boost from proposed solutions.
Are high levels of violence and displacement in Central America and Mexico caused by natural resource exploitation?
More than 95% of industrial diamonds are synthetic so why aren't more people using them in engagement rings?
The island's latest mining boom threatens a critically endangered lemur – and puts human lives at risk.
South Africa's central bank should urgently insulate the rand from further financial chaos by imposing tighter exchange controls.
Local people in India are supposed to be protected by progressive laws. But the reality is a far cry from that.
Mozambique has made significant progress in its fight against poverty despite recent economic and political challenges
How WA managed to emerge from the mining boom with an estimated debt burden of $40 billion is one of the West’s great mysteries. Or not, if you bother to look more closely.
The petroleum resource rent tax must be reformed to generate any significant revenue.
In Chile, the impact of mining and the lack of regulation of water markets have produced water scarcity conflict in local Indigenous communities.
Mine communications are complex, slow and unreliable. The solution to keeping miners safe, and rescuing them when disaster strikes, might just be in their hands already.
Mining will continue to be a dominant force in Western Australia's future but the health sector is the more likely to deliver jobs and growth than tourism or agriculture, new research shows.
A new documentary examines indigenous activism in Peru – calling attention to the dark side of the country's economic boom.
iPhones, Boeing 787s, Teslas and a whole host of other technologies all rely on rare metals – so much so that a new era beckons.
The mining industry is more resilient because of the recent downturn and it will be global supply and demand that will affect these companies in the future.
The literary hero represents a sea change in the region's history.
Critics of Australia's fuel tax credits system have pointed to its impact on the budget bottom line, but calculating that cost is far from straightforward.
Without careful policy consideration the rise of artisanal and small-scale mining in resource rich African countries stands to disturb agricultural activity and associated livelihoods.
The Chinese £1bn investment in Sheffield, a former mining town in northern England, comes with valuable lessons about how Africa can maximise economic value in its dealings with China.
Future factories in space could be used to launch large structural sections to build space stations.