A note from the editor of Mining Review Africa, Laura CornishLaura-cornish

March 2015 is a very special month for me – it represents 10 years (exactly) since I started my mining journey career. Just putting that sentence into writing stirs my emotions – I can’t believe how quickly time goes by.I have met amazing people along my journey, had incredible experiences and travelled to some exotic places. I have learnt more than I ever thought I was capable of, about one of the world’s most economy-driving industries, and continue to learn something new every day.

I have watched mining companies make something profitable out of nothing, develop great mining projects and in some cases, close them or sell them. You need at least 10 years to say you have seen a mining project start from nothing and become something, and now I can. I’ve seen massive mergers and acquisitions. I’ve seen asset spin-off s, I’ve seen technology breakthroughs and industry changing concepts implemented. And I consider myself fortunate to write about them and share them with you still.

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