Weekly Nugget

What's the deal with neurodivergence in the mining industry?

Dig into the latest mining industry news, social trends, and insights in this week's Nugget.


🔥  What's New 

Replay: May Monthly Mining Roundup 

Last week we were joined by Dr. Haydon Mort and Peggy Bell in a livestream discussion on neurodivergence in the mining industry! This was a fantastic conversation, full of amazing insights and personal stories. Check out the video replay below from our LinkedIn!

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🎧 On The Rocks

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📰 In The News

BHP Pulls Out Of Anglo American Mining Mega-Merger

  • BHP has abandoned its £38.6bn takeover bid for Anglo-American, citing disagreements over South African regulatory risks and lack of key information from Anglo.
  • Anglo-American rejected multiple offers and an extension plea from BHP, insisting that the proposed deal terms remained inadequate.
  • Anglo-American plans to enhance shareholder value by focusing on its core assets, including copper, premium iron ore, and crop nutrients, while considering divestitures such as De Beers and its platinum division.

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Editorial: Mining’s EV Halo Dims

  • Mining's association with EVs has not improved its image, as both political left and right have criticized EVs, highlighting that mining can't rely on EVs for a positive reputation boost.
  • Tesla's gigafactory in Germany and Northvolt's battery facility in Canada have faced significant protests and sabotage from environmental activists and local residents concerned about issues like water pollution and forced mining.
  • Political backlash against EVs is growing, with right-of-centre politicians using them as a symbol in culture wars, contributing to a recent dip in EV sales projections despite overall strong growth in the sector.

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Artists To Celebrate Lead And Silver Mining

  • Five artists will conduct workshops across the North Pennines to celebrate the region's mining heritage, including activities like knitting shawls and making rag rugs.
  • The Land of Lead and Silver project, funded by a £2m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, aims to instill a sense of pride in the local heritage.
  • Workshops, including pottery by artist-in-residence Abi Baker, will be held in July at various locations, with some creations displayed at the Bowlees Visitor Centre exhibition.

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❓Prospector Poll

What topics would you most be interested in hearing about during our Monthly Mining Roundups this summer?

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Last Week's Results

What other mining stories would make a good mainstream podcast series?

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