Vladimir Basov

Vladimir Basov is a contributor for MINING.com. Vladimir has long-term in-depth experience and skills in Mining & Metals being involved in various practical "in-field" engineering and mining activities as well as academic and research projects.

These ten mines will make money – even if gold price falls to $550

Nevada gold mines keep "rocking the boat."

Capital raising drops

Down 18% in H1.

Most profitable mining companies in 2017

Polyus.

Highest-grade gold mines in 2017

Number one is located Downunder.

Leaders in raising mining capital in 2017

Yancoal Australia was on top.

2017 gold deposits boasting the highest-grade drill intersections

8,126 grams per meter!

Gold mining: the world's cheapest jurisdictions

Not the place you would think.

World’s top 10 silver mines

Only six of the top 20 producers are primary silver miners. The polymetallic ore deposits from which silver are recovered account for more than two-thirds of the world's silver resources.

Russian state corporation suspends $1.2 billion uranium project in Tanzania

Weak uranium market and new Tanzania’s regulations named the main culprits.

Top 10 copper mining companies in 2016

2016 highlights: a year of breakthroughs and setbacks

World's top 10 gold mining companies – 2016

Only three of the world's largest gold producers managed to lift output in 2016 – Barrick loses 600,000 ounces of annual production but slashes costs.

The world’s top 10 highest-grade copper mines

While the copper market is gaining momentum, it is a good time to look at the copper mining champions in terms of copper grade in ore reserves.

These 10 mines have the world's most valuable ore

Readers may be surprised to learn that precious metals mines are well behind two uranium cash cows.

Top 10 mines riding zinc price wave

Zinc is the best performing metal of 2016.

How Saskatchewan remade uranium mining

Recent string of high-grade high-tonnage discoveries reestablishes Saskatchewan as the world’s richest and biggest uranium jurisdiction

Update: World's top 10 gold producers

Combined output topped 30 million ounces in 2015.

World's top 10 rookie gold mines

These high-grade mines will soon start competing with gold mining's industry leaders.

The Chinese scramble to mine Africa

25-fold investment jump in less than a decade. That's how fast China's gaining control over Africa’s mining industry. And Beijing's only pushing harder now. 

True giants of mining: World's top 10 iron ore mines

Number five is a single pit that produces 77 million tonnes of iron ore per year.

Heap Leach: Mining's breakthrough technology

New techniques for tailings treatment and sulfide ore recovery will see low-cost environmentally friendly heap leaching take another giant leap forward.

The world’s highest grade gold mines

Canadian mine takes top honours but Russia and USA dominate the rankings.

The world’s top 10 gold mines

Together these giant gold operations produce more than 10 million ounces per year.

China is burning through its natural resources

China is the globe's top mining country, but its alarming reserves-to-production ratio is forcing domestic miners to hunt for deals in the rest of the world.

Russia took control over 20% of US uranium after Uranium One’s associates made lavish contributions to Clinton Foundation

The sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States.

How top gold producers margins are being squeezed

In 2014, nine out of top 10 gold producers achieved significant reductions in all-in sustaining production costs, but average cash margin fell victim to bearish gold price.