سال انتشار: ۱۳۸۳
محل انتشار: کنفرانس مهندسی معدن ایران
تعداد صفحات: ۱۲
Ajoy K.Ghose –
Everything begins with Mining is not just a catch phrase or a litany for the global minerals sector, but a fact of life. Unlike agriculture , its one – crop products – the mineral commodities – have underpinned human civilization and comtributes vastly to thequality of life that human enjoy today. In fact for millennia, minerals and minning industryhave made the lives of people nicer, easier , and more secure. The pace of exploitation has accelerated in the recent past and humankind has consumed almost all mineral commodities during the past century on the long – run availability of mineral resources with the burgeoning consumption levels driven by inexorable population growth, rising living standards and advance in technology . it the mining industry has served as the driver of our industrial growth, what are the meta-trends, which may profoundly impact upon this vital sector of the global economy? The Greek root Meta denotes a transformational phenomenon, and a meta – trend implies a multidimensional or catalytic change, as opposed to a linear or sequential change, Can we identify these mate – trends and map their concomitant effects on the global minerals sector whose future is crucial to the march of human civilization? Even if predicting the future is the exclusive domain of clairvoyants and soothsayers, and notwithstanding the caveats of forecasting , we will make a foray in this uncharted territory, and present a 21st century roadmap for the global mining industry, Inderstandably , the task in difficult as a whole host of issues, many of them intangible, impinge on the future growth trajectory. Meeting global minerals hunger , sweeping impacts of globalization with massive structural readjustment , and challenges of sustainable development are the key issues that embroil the mineral industry and we need to look for appropriate solutions and answers . At the outset, we must look at the current scenario of developments in the global minerals sector.