More Reporting Clarity Can Help Fund U.S. Lithium Growth 5/29/2024

More Reporting Clarity Can Help Fund U.S. Lithium Growth Colorado School of Mines’ Mineral & Energy Economics Master candidate Reese Epper, SFL Program Manager Brad Handler and Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Ian Lange discuss the role of recent SEC reporting...

Transitional dynamics from mercury to cyanide-based processing in artisanal and small-scale gold mining: Social, economic, geochemical, and environmental considerations 7/21/2023

Transitional dynamics from mercury to cyanide-based processing in artisanal and small-scale gold mining: Social, economic, geochemical, and environmental considerations Payne Institute Research Associate Aaron Malone and Faculty Fellow Nicole Smith and others examine...

The 2023 CCNow Journalism Awards Finalists 6/28/2023

The 2023 CCNow Journalism Awards – Finalists The Payne Institute Earth Observation Group contributed satellite imagery to this 2023 CCNow Finalist for Journalism Award (Up In Flames article in Reuters) that analyzed the flaring sites across Mexico.  The article...

Analyzing a deadly confrontation to understand the roots of conflict in artisanal and small-scale mining: A case study from Arequipa, Peru 6/7/2023

Analyzing a deadly confrontation to understand the roots of conflict in artisanal and small-scale mining: A case study from Arequipa, Peru Payne Institute Research Associate Aaron Malone, Faculty Fellow Nicole M. Smith, Eliseo Zeballos Zeballos, Rolando Quispe Aquino,...

Chile Is Nationalizing Lithium. It May Not Go How Nervous Investors Expect. 4/25/2023

Chile Is Nationalizing Lithium. It May Not Go How Nervous Investors Expect. Payne Institute Research Associate Aaron Malone and Director Morgan Bazilian write about how lithium is one of the renewable energy transition’s most crucial minerals, primarily for its use in...

Mines to host high-level event on mining and development in the Americas

Mines to host high-level event on mining and development in the Americas The Colorado School of Mines and the Payne Institute are hosting a Cities Summit Side Event – Partners in Development – Mining and Cities in the Americas on Tuesday, April 25.  U.S. State...