LKAB discovers Europe’s largest RE deposit

Swedish state-owned miner LKAB has identified more than 1 million tonnes of rare earth oxides in the Kiruna area in the northern part of the country – the largest known such deposit in Europe, reported Reuters. “This is good news, not only for LKAB, the region and the Swedish people, but also for Europe and the climate,” LKAB CEO Jan…

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UK Group Tackles Mining Skills Shortage

Faced with a decline in the number and calibre of recently qualified professionals in the minerals extractive sector, a group of leading figures in the mining industry have formed the UK Mining Education Forum (UKMEF).  This group has written a report to highlight the mining industry’s urgent need for geologists, engineers, and minerals and metals processors, and to justify the…

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