Mongolia is rich in coal, gold, and copper, and it is experiencing an economic transition with the rise of mining as an industry that rivals herding and agriculture. We asked our Zintro experts to comment on how Mongolia can avoid the environmental and cultural ravaging that other countries have faced when going through similar economic [...]
Zintro is a business network that makes it easy for Clients (expert-seekers) to connect with Experts for consulting engagements (ranging from one half hour phone consults to multi-month on-site engagements). Some of the uses include: ▪ For market research ▪ To get challenging business or technical questions answered ▪ To potentially hire them for consulting projects ▪ To potentially hire them for full-time employment ▪ To potentially [...]
By Maureen Aylward We turned to our Zintro experts to find out about how the demand for minerals is changing the face of the mining industry. Nirmalendu Bandyopadhyay, an independent consulting engineer, says that global demands for minerals like iron ore, coal, limestone, dolomite, bauxite, galena, azurite and cuprite, nickel, chromium, and manganese ores are [...]
By Maureen Aylward With global use of rare earth elements growing, we asked our Zintro African Business experts to provide their opinions on how access to these raw materials can diversify. Michael Keating, a renowned international risk management consultant and specialist in media, development and business in Africa, says that the rare earth market needs [...]
What are the obstacles, challenges, and benefits of a social license to operate in the mining and metals industry?
We recently posed a question to Zintro’s mining and metals experts about the obstacles, challenges, and benefits of a social license to operate a mine. A social license to operate has to do with how the mining company interacts with its community in order to be a better community partner. Ronald Smit, an industry expert [...]