Country Snapshot

October 2019
Country snapshot: Russia
Spanning 11 time zones and two continents, Russia has an impressive endowment of natural resources and is a major player in the global sector Following the disbandment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR or Soviet Union) in 1991, Russia as we now know it came to fruition. Previously one of 15 bodies comprising the USSR, the disintegration of the Soviet Union saw Russia become an independent state. Russia is one of few countries that are located across multiple Read More
August 2019
Country Snapshot: Cambodia
21st century Cambodia is a popular tourist destination that has been quietly growing when it comes to the mining industry Nestled between Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and the Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia is perhaps most well-known for Angkor Wat, a twelfth-century temple complex in Siem Reap that is depicted on the national flag and is a popular spot for tourists. Cambodia is a heavily forested country, with the central lowlands being covered in farms where they produce rice, corn, tobacco and Read More
June 2019
Country snapshot: Finland
Perched at the extremes of Northern Europe, Finland is continually contributing to the resources industry and fast becoming a force in many aspects of modern life. Known as one of the five traditional Nordic countries and located in the north of Europe, Finland is home to over 5 500 000 people. The primary language spoken is Finnish, with the second most common being Swedish.  Finland is one of the countries best to view the famous Aurora Borealis from, with the Northern Read More
April 2019
Country Snapshot: Canada
One of the world's mining powerhouses, Canada enjoys a prosperous and stable industry that is the envy of many nations around the world Universally known as one of the greatest mining countries in the world, Canada is one of the largest exporters of metals and minerals. Canada is made up of ten provinces and three territories, and has a population of more than 37 million people. Its most populated city is Toronto, with 5 429 000 people, while the capital city, Ottawa, is only the sixth Read More
February 2019
Country Snapshot: South Africa
A well-known mining nation with a significant mineral endowment, rising costs, decreased commodity prices and political uncertainty are major barriers to South Africa's once world-leading levels of production [caption id="attachment_14921" align="alignright" width="359"] South Africa - key facts.[/caption] South Africa is home to more than 50 million people and has a well-established large-scale mining industry dating back to the 19th century. Despite the mining industry bringing in Read More
October 2018
Country Snapshot: Chile
[caption id="attachment_14291" align="alignright" width="388"] Key facts: Chile.[/caption] A prosperous and politically stable nation, Chile enjoys abundant natural resources and is the world's largest producer of copper Chile is a country of nearly 18 million people that occupies a narrow stretch of land running down the west coast of South America. Its neighbours are Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, and the country is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean, with the Drake Passage to Read More