Author: RocKeSci


The China story 

Despite strong growth in domestic production, Chinese import dependence has been growing fast, prompting the formulation of a “two-way strategy” predicated on expanded investment in exploration and production capacity in China; and on outward foreign direct investment (FDI) in mine production and, failing that, long-term supply contracts

Reviews, Uncategorized


Over the years, Maths and Science have been a challenge to many students across the country. It makes you wonder if we were meant to be a strictly artistic nation. But really, it might be important to know why women consistently shy off science courses. Is there a hormonal or psychological explanation to this? And is there anything wrong if a woman decides to venture into the field? How does society take it?


Ease oil exploration 

Oil and gas exploration is a very expensive venture owing to the sophistication of technology and equipment involved. The uncertainty of striking any oil or gas reserves further raises the risk profile of the business, making it quite unpopular among many investors. Countries such as…

Basics, Mineral Monday

Silver | Mineral Monday 

Pure silver is a beautiful metal with a brilliant white luster. It is stable in pure air and water, but tarnishes when exposed to ozone, hydrogen sulfide or air containing sulfur. It is slightly harder than gold but still very ductile and malleable. The only more ductile metals are gold and perhaps palladium. Pure silver has the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of all metals and the lowest contact resistance.

News, Reviews

#MindSpeak – Mining in our region 

#MindSpeak organised Aly-Khan Satchu at the Intercontinental Hotel, had a discussion panel about the extractive industry and I attended this session from which I gathered some interesting insights.

The event was an eye opener to many especially to the many geologists, engineers and lawyers who were informed of the various opportunities in the extractive industry.

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