'You’d have to be a very brave person to predict a stone like this,' company CEO admits after find
The mining company has serious questions to answer about the Brazilian mudslide. But its sure-footed response to the the disaster has shown up some other firms.
Andrew Mackenzie, BHP Billiton’s chief executive, has travelled to Brazil to tackle the fallout from last week’s mining dam disaster at its Samarco project. Two people have been confirmed dead and 28 are still missing, after the collapse of two dams at the site in Minas Gerais state sparked mudslides that overwhelmed villages in the area.
The village is submerged in thick sludge of water and iron ore waste from the dam at Samarco, owned by mining giants Vale SA and BHP Billiton
BSGR claim the firm’s West African mine was seized by the Guinean President because he needed to pay off those who helped him allegedly rig his election
The Ridley family have been mining coal on their 18th century Blagdon Estate since the 1940s
Some industry estimates claim as much as a third of future mineral production could come from beneath the oceans
Although gold was found in 1980s, project was abandoned after running into financial difficulties
The ECB chief executive David Collier has given his backing to the under-fire pair
They once toiled underground in Kent but found themselves jobless after mining ended. Now the transformation of an old pit is bringing them hope
The European Cup winner was a survivor of the Munich air disaster
Kenan Malik contests a well-meaning but flawed call for curbs on global movement
Gathering for 34 South African miners shot dead by police is boycotted by ANC
Government legal reforms will deny poorest in society justice, says leading UK lawyer
The decision that no one will face charges over the mining accident in Chile that left 33 men underground for 69 days has left many speechless
The Carlton Intercontinental hotel on the exclusive Promenade de la Croisette in Cannes was the setting for an extraordinarily brazen diamond heist at the weekend, in which a lone gunman strolled into a jewellery exhibition taking place at the hotel and stuffed a suitcase with millions of pounds worth of Leviev diamonds before walking out. The owner of Leviev diamonds, Lev Leviev, is yet to comment on the theft. Apart from being a billionaire with an amazingly alliterative name, just who is this wronged bling merchant?