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Nicholas LePan

Stories by Nicholas


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Resource Revenues: Where Do They Go?

A mineral deposit is finite and so are the taxes governments derive from a project. This infographic takes a look at the choices a government needs...

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Tin: The Secret Hi-Tech Metal

Mining companies lost interest in tin decades ago because they believed it reached its peak, but a renewable future is changing the metal's prospects.

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Potash Prices Threaten Global Food Security

The price of potash and fertilizers were already heading towards multi-year highs but Western sanctions threaten global supplies and prices.

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Top 10 Gold Takeovers in 2021

For the top 10 deals, over ~95 Moz of gold switched hands in 2021 valued at over $17.5 billion.

The Power of Plants, Using Nature to Mine

One South African researcher is looking into the use of hemp to clean the soil around abandoned and polluted gold mining areas. The pollution is the...

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