December includes:

  • Operation focus - Dragon Mining's operations based around central processing facilities in Finland and Sweden
  • Operation focus - In Macedonia recently, John Chadwick visited one of the Balkan's foremost base metal mines, Sasa, which Russian finance and western technology is bringing back to its former glory
  • Nordic Focus - one of the strongest technology centres, Nordic mining is coming back too. Projects such as Talvivaara, Kevitsa, the Aitik expansion, Fäboliden and Stora Sahavaara are making important progress. And of course those great equipment suppliers from the region continue to be important sources of technology
  • International project studies - in July, Rio Tinto's Niall Weatherstone discussed the need for global standards for scoping, feasibility and all the other studies of projects, and of the risks of cutting corners. IM's follows up with the wide ranging responses from consultants and mining company personnel around the world.
  • Safety and security - fire, ventilation, gas detection and monitoring, security monitoring, communications on surface and underground..
  • Consulting services - in recent years consultants have been worked off their feet: what are the best services to buy from consultants and who are the most reliable?
  • Lending services - often the banks and the consultants work hand in hand.
International Mining's December 2007 issue is now available to download from, by clicking on 'IM Issues' and entering the following password: ciaro2z7