book review

February 2019
Book Review: Australia’s Nickel Adventure by Ross Louthean and Carl Knox-Robinson
[caption id="attachment_14824" align="alignright" width="222"] Australia's Nickel Adventure.[/caption] This is a remarkable and unusual book that chronicles the history of Australia’s most volatile (and to many, including myself, most interesting) mining commodity. This is an industry that has soared to great heights on more than one occasion but has also been written off many times. Today, at the brink of the Electric Vehicle revolution, there is much optimism that it may be about to Read More
October 2018
Book Review: Mining and Sustainable Development
The term ‘sustainable development’ is rarely paired with the extractives sector; however, the book Mining and Sustainable Development: Current Issues (2018), edited by Sumit K Lodhia, does just that. [caption id="attachment_14094" align="alignright" width="196"] Mining and Sustainable Development (2018).[/caption] The book provides insight into current and historical challenges relating to the extractives sector in terms of sustainability and development from a variety of Read More
August 2018
Book review: Mandarins & Mavericks – Remembering Western Mining 1933-2005
An insight into 'the University of WMC' [caption id="attachment_13602" align="alignright" width="271"] Mandarins & Mavericks: Remembering Western Mining 1933-2005.[/caption] Mandarins & Mavericks – Remembering Western Mining 1933-2005 tells a great Australian story. Written by respected author and journalist Martin Summons, this is a book about people, their visions, their many successes and the odd hiccup – which is inevitable when you factor in human frailty, luck, commodity Read More
August 2018
Book review: Geopeko – A successful Australian mineral explorer
[caption id="attachment_13608" align="alignright" width="247"] Geopeko: A successful Australian Mineral Explorer.[/caption] Edited by Brian Williams and Rob Ryan This book is an extremely valuable addition to the scant literature on the difficult subject of how to find mineral deposits. For anyone seeking the pathway to mineral discovery, this book is their field guide to success. Geopeko was an outstandingly successful minerals explorer. The book describes the perfect conditions for Read More