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Open pit vs underground

Started this discussion. Last reply by Antipas Massawe Jul 17, 2014. 7 Replies

Hi all,does anyone know of good studies that compare underground vs open pit mining with regard to costs, efficiency, profitability, trends etcRaf Custers,Researcher @Gresea, BrusselsContinue


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Civil Society Organisation
Job Title
Extractivism Researcher
About My Work
Political economy of extractivism
GRESEA (2010-...), IPIS (2007-2010), Journalist (1984-2007)
Areas of interest
gold, oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, social accountability, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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Custers's Blog

Circular Economy : a Public Public Partnership

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 13:11 0 Comments

Raf Custers, journalist, researcher and raw materials specialist at Gresea.be in Brussels, published Grondstoffenjagers (EPO, Antwerp 2013 - French translation: Chasseurs de matières premières / Hunters of raw materials). A new book on ‘raw materials democracy’ in South America will be out this autumn.

Shortly after publishing Grondstoffenjagers (Hunters of Raw Materials) early in 2013, I started to prepare for a study trip to South America, to check the outcomes of…


EI - special Issue of Community Development Journal

Posted on August 31, 2013 at 16:45 0 Comments

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Special Issue: Extractive Industries

Volume 48 Issue 3 July 2013

Free access until Sept 30


New Film : Katanga and (un-)sustainable mining / New Research Project

Posted on August 31, 2013 at 16:37 0 Comments

[New film]

Hi, presented my new documentary film on Aug 22 in Brussels

Avec le Vent, 36', French, produced by Gresea.be

/ New research project /

Left Belgium on Aug 28 for Rio de Janeiro

and will be doing research in Brazil and neighbouring countries for the next year

More on …


New Book - Grondstoffenjagers (in Dutch) - Feb 2013

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 13:12 0 Comments

My book is out !

The result of five years research, field work and analysis (both @IPISresearch.be in Antwerp and @GRESEA.be in Brussels).

Written in Dutch, but already lots of demands to have a French translation.


EPO, Antwerp, Feb 2013, 269p

Mining and Development

Cases of phosphate in Morocco, from cotton to gold in Mali, enclaves in DRCongo, Mittal in Liberia, the contract renegociation wave in Africa,…


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