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  • 1.
    Alakangas, Lena
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.
    Bark, Glenn
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Martinsson, Olof
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.
    Söderholm, Patrik
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Wanhainen, Christina
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.
    Weihed, Pär
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.
    Widerlund, Anders
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.
    Öhlander, Björn
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.
    Norrbottens malm- och mineralresurs och dess potentiella betydelse för innovation, samhälle och miljö2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Gruvindustrins betydelse för samhällsutveckling och infrastruktur i Sverige och inte minst i Norrbottens län är mycket stor. De geologiska förutsättningarna att hitta nya brytvärda förekomster i Norrbotten är goda. Länet är tillsammans med Västerbotten en av Europas viktigaste regioner för utvinning av metaller. Det syns också i den nyligen framtagna regionala mineralstrategin för Norrbotten och Västerbotten. Visionen för den regionala mineralstrategin: ”Genom långsiktigt hållbart nyttjande av Norrbottens och Västerbottens läns mineralresurser har ytterligare tillväxt skapats i regionen och hela Sverige. Vi har utvecklat och stärkt vår ställning som ledande gruv- och mineralnation.”Eftersom framtidspotentialen för gruvnäringen är mycket god men okunnigheten hos både allmänhet och beslutsfattare om näringens betydelse för innovation och samhällsutveckling är stor, kopplat med en utbredd oro för miljöpåverkan, måste dessa viktiga framtidsfrågor belysas. Med finansiering från Länsstyrelsen i Norrbotten bedrevs därför under första hälften av 2014 en förstudie som syftade till att sammanfatta kunskapsläget om framtidens gruvindustri i Norrbotten. Resultaten av förstudien redovisas i den här rapporten. En viktig slutsats är att det under nästa strukturfondsperiod (med start 2015) behövs ett framtidsinriktat forskningsprogram för att belysa de möjligheter som finns. Denna förstudie utgör grund för en kommande ansökan till strukturfonderna. Kompetensen som finns vid Luleå tekniska universitet, Sveriges centrum för gruvrelaterad forskning och utbildning, bör användas för att studera troliga framtidsmöjligheter och hur de ska kunna användas för att få en så positiv utveckling som möjligt för länet. Projektet bör innehålla följande tre huvudinriktningar, som naturligtvis hör ihop:Vilka malm- och mineralresurser finns det potential för i Norrbotten, och vilka kommer sannolikt att exploateras i framtiden?Vad kommer den exploateringen att ha för betydelse för innovation och samhällsutveckling?Vad kommer den exploateringen att få för miljöeffekter och hur ska man göra för att minska miljöbelastningen?En annan slutsats är att nedlagda gruvområden inte måste ses som förstörd natur. Betydande mervärden som gruvturism skulle kunna skapas om vilja, kreativitet och beslutsamhet finns. Detta är ett givet utvecklingsområde där småföretag och entreprenörer kan göra stor insats om de politiska och myndighetsmässiga förutsättningarna finns. Dessa aspekter skulle också kunna belysas i det föreslagna forskningsprogrammet eller i ett eget projekt.

  • 2. Ericsson, Magnus
    Exploration: shifting from high times to low expectations2009In: Engineering and mining journal (1926), ISSN 0095-8948, E-ISSN 0361-395X, Vol. 210, no 1, p. 30-35Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article offers information on the performance of mining exploration during 2008 worldwide. During the last quarter of the year, the industry experienced a major decline when it encountered an abrupt international economic slump, leaving producers and industry vendors nervously peering ahead to assess if the next obstacle would be worse than expected. Because of the economic crisis, there is a quick unraveling of commodity prices, disappearance of credit sources for junior companies and a mass exodus of investors, leaving the mineral exploration funding and activity in a dire situation.

  • 3.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Garpenberg—the success story by Rolf Jonsson: published by Boliden Mineral, Umeå Sweden 20142016In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 29, no 2, p. 115-115Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Hjalmar Fors, The Limits of Matter—Chemistry, mining & enlightenment: The University of Chicago Press Chicago USA 20152015In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 28, no 3, p. 131-132Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    International taxation and the extractive industries: Philip Daniel, Michael Keen, Artur Świstak and Viktor Thuronyi (eds): International Monetary Fund and funded by its Managing Natural Resource Wealth Trust Fund. Published by Routledge, Oxon UK 2017, ISBN 978-1-138-24061-2 (pbk)2017In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 169-170Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Internationalisation of mining education and research: A recurring process running through the centuries2018In: Eurasian Mining, ISSN 2072-0823, Vol. 2, p. 44-48Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    International cooperation and mobility are buzzwords of today’s research and innovation clusters all over the world. These are however not new concepts. The understanding that research and innovation can only thrive in an international and open environment has been in place for at least 300 years in Sweden. All interested and knowledgeable scientists and business developers have been welcomed to push the front of knowledge and the industry forward. The international contacts of Swedish mining education, research and innovation prove that with an open mind and a persistent, long term effort results will come. The roots of mining education and research in Sweden dates back to the 17th century. Initially the focus was on applied research rather than education, but the early efforts also slowly led to important purely scientific results. Swedish metallurgists/chemists have discovered more elements than scientists from any other nation. Over 150 years, from the early 18th century to the end of the 19th century, 20 elements-and among them many industrially important metals — were isolated and described. The ancient Falu copper mine was the logical choice for location of one of the first technical schools in Sweden: “Falu Bergskola” (Falu Mining School), which was set up in 1822. Its first director was precisely one of the chemical scientists engaged in the discovery of new elements. This Mining school was later merged with other existing institutions offering some technical training into “Tekniska Institutet” (the Technical Insitute). This was in 1876 transformed into a technical high school along German models. The Association of Swedish Iron and Steel industry (Jernkontoret in Swedish) was a key supporter and funder of these developments. The new school was called Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) in translation Royal Institute of Technology. KTH had 5 departments, including a school of mining science. In 1972 the education of mining engineers was transferred to the newly established Luleå Technical College close to the Arctic Circle. The College was later expanded and in 1997 renamed Luleå University of Technology (LTU). LTU has become one of the leading mining universities in Europe, to a large extent due to the fact that it is situated in the centre of one of Europe’s remaining mining regions. Around 2/3 of all university trained staff employed by Swedish mining has been trained at LTU. But LTU has also had its focus on the mining sector for a long time and in its internal program Mines of the Future it has relentlessly pushed the importance of mining and minerals and demonstrated its ambition to be a leading actor in this area. LTU has been appointed by Swedish government to lead the national education and research in mining. The recent decision by the EU to locate one EIT Raw Materials CLC (Co-location Centre) to Luleå means that the university has been given a similar role also on the EU level. LTU has actively built international links and supported cooperation with other universities within Europe and around the world. The bold and officially stated aim is to become one of the globally leading mining universities. 

  • 7.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Introduction2019In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 127-129Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Jacques Astier (1923–2012)2015In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 28, no 1-2, p. 1-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Marian Radetzki 80 years2018In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 31, no 1-2, p. 1-2Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Metal prices back on top in 2011!2011In: World of Metallurgy - ERZMETALL, ISSN 1613-2394, Vol. 64, no 2, p. 57-58Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Mineral Economics/Raw Materials Report 30th anniversary2017In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 1-2Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Mineral supply from Africa: China's investment inroads into the African mineral resource sector2011In: Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, ISSN 0038-223X, Vol. 111, no 7, p. 497-500Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The implications of the lack of natural resources in China and its implications globally and in Africa in particular are presented. China has quickly become a major producer of many metals and minerals. The country also has a near-monopoly on rare earths, tungsten, and other metals. The specific geological parameters of China, with few high-grade deposits of substance, have to a large extent determined the structure of the Chinese iron ore industry, where small and medium-size mines account for most of the production. The depletion of deposits and declining competitiveness has resulted in a growing share for the larger mines. The average grade of Chinese production is likely to be considerably lower than the 30% often assumed, and the production grade in its major mines is less than 25%. Most major and medium-sized mines are owned and operated by the major steel companies, most of which are state-owned with only a few of the major or medium mines being independent

  • 13.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Olle Lundqvist, Malmletarna, Boliden mineral AB, Umeå Sweden 20132015In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 28, no 1-2, p. 79-80Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Pierre J. Goossens; L’or à travers les âges—Une histoire pas toujours dorée2015In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 28, no 1-2, p. 81-82Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Rohstoffmärkte: Aussichten und zunehmende Abhängigkeiten2009In: Globale Rohstoffpolitik: Herausforderungen fûr Sicherheit, Entwicklung und Umwelt, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG , 2009, p. 33-46Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Supply and demand: innovation drivers in the minerals industry2014In: Mineral processing and extractive metallurgy: 100 years of innovation, Society for mining, metallurgy and exploration , 2014, p. 3-13Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Reports of economic crises, investor anxiety and the impact of climate change all help paint a gloomy picture of the future. More optimistic predictions may be met with scorn and accused of lack of 'reality.' Nonetheless, one of the many lessons of history is that accurate factual data provides by far the best basis for discussion of future alternative paths of development, optimistic or otherwise (Raw Materials Database 2012). The objectives of this paper are to show: (1) that positive future trends related to mining and metals are evident (Ericsson and Hodge 2012); and (2) that a number of gloom-laden myths should be refuted.

  • 17.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Will the mining industry meet the global need for metals?2009In: Sustainable Growth and Resource Productivity: Economic and global policy issues, Sheffield UK: Greenleaf Publishing Ltd, 2009, p. 14-29Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Drielsma, Johannes
    European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores and Industrial Minerals, Brussels, Belgium.
    Humphreys, David
    CEPMLP, Dundee University, Dundee, UK.
    Storm, Per
    EIT Raw Materials North AB, Luleå, Sweden.
    Weihed, Pär
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.
    Why current assessments of ‘future efforts’ are no basis for establishing policies on material use: a response to research on ore grades2019In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 111-121Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of declining availability due to declining primary resource quality has been investigated for various resource categories to try to determine the effort needed in future to either extract the resource or to treat it for intended use. The concept of ‘future efforts’ due to declining primary resource quality is explored by Vieira et al. (2016, 2017). They suggest that a specific burden associated with the production of each primary material should be taken into account and that this can be done by studying the costs of production or ore requirements of the material and by projecting forward likely costs into the future. For the purpose of the analysis, they employ mine cost data for 2000–2013 and reserve data published by the US Geological Survey. We will argue below that this approach is not correct and, with this comment, we wish to make it clear that—contrary to what is suggested in much of the Life Cycle Assessment literature—the future efforts concept is not an established rule of natural resource extraction. For mineral resources, it is quite impossible to proceed with extraction in the ordered way that this approach suggests because nobody has a comprehensive view of the entire natural resource. Secondly, there is no evidence available to support the idea that extracting a mineral resource today causes a decrease in availability of that mineral tomorrow. On the contrary, the weight of evidence suggests that where declines in ore grades have been observed, they are overwhelmingly due to technology development in response to high demand and have been accompanied by increased mining efficiency and increased availability of the resource to successive generations. Grade is a rather arbitrary measure since the grade of mined ore ultimately has to do with the relationship of costs and revenues. It is not only the technology employed which matters but also how smartly this technology is applied. Thirdly, the future efforts approach entirely overlooks the potential availability of mineral materials from secondary (scrap) sources, sources which are expected to become increasingly important to mineral supply in the future. Our conclusion from the discussion is that we as humans have been able to economically access ever-increasing amounts of material from often lower and lower-grade sources. What is impossible to conclude from this is that the environment no longer contains any of the higher-grade sources. In fact, all the available evidence suggests that higher-grade deposits are still out there. We remain critical optimists.

  • 19.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Gylesjö, Susanne
    Raw Materials Group, Solna.
    The role of geological surveys in the development of Africa2014In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 59-72Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study was initiated to address the importance of properly functioning African geological surveys. Africa’s current developmental needs require a robust geoscientific infrastructure and knowledge that can only be achieved through well-developed geological surveys. A geoscientific infrastructure covers a wide range of geo-related areas, e.g. geological mapping, geophysical surveys and geochemical analyses that are needed for a variety of purposes, such as exploration, land-use planning, water resource assessment etc. Many geological surveys in Africa lack human, material and economic resources and therefore cannot perform their work effectively. The questionnaire used as a base for this study was made by Danièle Barberis (French) and Susanne Gylesjö (English). Compilation of the data and the report was performed by Susanne Gylesjö with assistance from Magnus Ericsson.

  • 20.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Johnsson, Eva Liedholm
    Section of Real Estate Planning and Land Law, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
    State ownership and control of minerals and mines in Sweden and Finland2015In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 28, no 1-2, p. 23-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years, Sweden and Finland both have experienced an exploration and mining boom, in particular, when comparing with the situation 10 years ago. The mining companies are once again highly profitable. A tax or royalty on produced mineral resources has been debated in both countries. The issue of ownership of minerals covered by the Mineral Acts is, however, not clear in any of the countries. Whether or not the State is regarded as the owner of minerals which are regulated by the Mining Acts, the State, however, does have a decisive influence on the exploration and extraction of mineral assets in Sweden and Finland. Ownership may also refer to holding of shares in a company exploring for or mining metals. In a broader context, the role of the State might be traced in mineral policies or strategies, which have been issued recently in several EU member states, Finland and Sweden included. This article, comparative in its nature, aims to investigate and analyse how the State in Sweden and Finland adjusts mineral rights and control of mining companies, and with a historical survey and a short international overview as a basis, the authors present a few observations on the role of the State for the countries’ future mineral strategies. In this article, the role of the State in Sweden and Finland is discussed in a historical context as to ownership of mineral resources, regulatory rules and control of mining and ownership of State-mining and/or exploration companies. The article shows that different roads have been chosen historically depending on the current view of State ownership in society. This also means that mineral strategies must be continuously updated, and actively incorporating the historical experiences. We believe that the role of the State, as an owner or controller of the two countries’ mineral resources and as regulator of exploration and mining activities, must be dealt with more thoroughly in both countries’ mineral strategies. We also believe that Sweden and Finland, sharing an overall positive experience from State ownership and control in all the ways discussed in this article, also must share and communicate this to other countries and international organisations: firstly, in the EU and the European Commission and secondly, outside the EU and Europe and within the UN and the African Union.

  • 21.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Jokelainen, Kristiina
    Regional Council of Lapland, Rovaniemi.
    Introduction2017In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 7-13Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The unprecedented mineral and metal boom beginning in 2004/5 and peaking in 2011 exposed European economic vulnerability and the continent's high dependence on imported raw materials. The almost limitless Chinese appetite for metals and minerals together with Chinese control over certain metals of strategic importance (nowadays called critical metals), such as the rare earths, further exacerbated the situation. European politicians and bureaucrats were caught unaware of the seemingly low security of supply for European industry. Not surprising, as during the two last decades of the twentieth century, the European Commission had been trying to limit damages caused by the crumbling European mining sector, primarily coal but also other minerals and metals, and had not been thinking about future supply issues at all. But since then the Commission has slowly but steadily revved its mineral raw material policies into action. The European actions are carried out under a range of acronyms, and for the non-European reader, it might be useful to present these in some detail, with a focus on R&I (research & innovation) aspects, as a background to this issue of Mineral Economics.

  • 22.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Larsson, Viktoriya
    Raw Materials Group.
    E&MJ's annual survey of global mining investment2013In: Engineering and mining journal (1926), ISSN 0095-8948, E-ISSN 0361-395X, Vol. 214, no 1, p. 28-33Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Larsson, Viktoriya
    E&MJ's annual survey of global mining investment2011In: Engineering and mining journal (1926), ISSN 0095-8948, E-ISSN 0361-395X, Vol. 212, no 1, p. 28-32Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Larsson, Viktoriya
    Raw Materials Group.
    E&MJ's annual survey of global mining investment2012In: Engineering and mining journal (1926), ISSN 0095-8948, E-ISSN 0361-395X, Vol. 213, no 1, p. 24-27Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Larsson, Viktoriya
    Raw Materials Group.
    E&MJ's annual survey of global mining investment2010In: Engineering and mining journal (1926), ISSN 0095-8948, E-ISSN 0361-395X, Vol. 211, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 26. Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Larsson, Viktoriya
    Raw Materials Group.
    E&MJ's annual survey of global mining investment: this year's survey confirms that the economicengine driving mining investment is running out of fuel2009In: Engineering and mining journal (1926), ISSN 0095-8948, E-ISSN 0361-395X, Vol. 210, no 1, p. 24-28Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article elaborates on the "Engineering and Mining Journal" (E&MJ) annual survey of mining investments worldwide. Result reveals that since 2008, only 158 new investment projects amount to $81 billion were registered in the Raw Materials Group (RMD Metals) Mines/Projects database, manifesting a 40% compared to figures in 2007. Data shows that the mining boom peaked in 2006 with 200 new projects until 2008. In the first six months of 2008, 101 new projects are registered at a total cost of $50 billion, but in the third quarter, the projects declined to 34 and only 23 projects for the last quarter.

  • 27. Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Löf, Anton
    Raw Materials Group.
    Iron Ore Review 2008/20092009In: Glückauf : Zeitschrift für Technik und Wirtschaft des Bergbaus, ISSN 0340-7896, Vol. 145, no 9, p. 2-9Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Löf, Anton
    Mordecai Consulting, Stockholm.
    Löf, Olof
    Mordecai Consulting, Stockholm.
    Global metal market: Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?2017In: World of Mining - Surface and Underground, ISSN 1613-2408, Vol. 69, no 1, p. 31-35Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Löf, Anton
    RMG.
    Östensson, Olle
    RMG.
    Iron ore review: high prices and tight markets to continue until 2013?2011In: Engineering and mining journal (1926), ISSN 0095-8948, E-ISSN 0361-395X, Vol. 212, no 9, p. 42-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Löf, Olof
    RMG Consulting, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Mining’s contribution to national economies between 1996 and 20162019In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 223-250Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In several low- and middle-income countries rich in non-fuel mineral resources, mining makes significant contributions to national economic development as measured by the revised Mining Contribution Index (MCI-Wr). Ten countries among the 20 countries where mining contributes most (highest MCI-Wr score) have moved up one or two steps in the World Bank’s country classification between 1996 and 2016. In particular, African countries have benefitted. Socio-economic development indicators also show signs of progress for African mineral-rich countries. This paper provides an update and expansion of an earlier study within the framework of the United Nations University (UNU) World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) initiative Extractives for Development. Based on the detailed data available for the sector, such as production, export, prices, mineral rents, exploration expenditure and government revenues, an analysis is carried out of the current situation for 2016, and trends in mining’s contribution to economic development for the years 1996–2016. The contribution of minerals and mining to GDP and exports reached a maximum at the peak of the mining boom in 2011. Naturally, the figures for mining’s contribution had declined for most countries by 2016, but importantly the levels were still considerably higher than in 1996. The results of this survey contradict the widespread view that mineral resources create a dependency that might not be conducive to economic and social development. In addition, this paper presents an attempt to use already available socio-economic indicators for African mineral-rich countries to measure socio-economic developments. One preliminary conclusion of this survey is that mining countries perform better than oil-producing countries and non-mineral countries in Africa as measured by these indices of human development and governance.

  • 31. Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Noras, Pentti
    Geological Survey of Finland.
    Mineral-based sustainable development: one viable alternative2005In: Securing the future: international conference on mining and the environment, metals and energy recovery : proceedings, Stockholm: SweMin , 2005, p. 263-277Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Söderholm, Patrik
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Mineral depletion and peak production2013In: Global Resources: Conflict and Cooperation, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p. 222-231Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 33. Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Söderholm, Patrik
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    "Peak Metal" production: a dangerously pessimistic misconception2011In: XPress, no 2, p. 58-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Tegen, Andreas
    Raw Materials Group, SNL Mining & Metals.
    Global PGM mining during 40 years: a stable corporate landscape of oligopolistic control2016In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 29-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The platinum group mining industry is among the most concentrated of all metal mining industries. The Herfindahl-Hirschman Index for palladium is 2413 in 2014, on the threshold to what is defined as “highly concentrated”. When considering that production is also concentrated in a few countries, more than 80 % of total world production is mined in South Africa and Russia, it is obvious that platinum group metals (PGMs) are labelled “critical” by many governments such as the EU, Japan and the USA (EU Commission 2014; National Research Council 2008; Prime Minister of Japan 2015). The development of the corporate structure for PGMs is analysed. Into the future, it looks as if the degree of concentration will decrease.

  • 35.
    Florén, Henrik
    et al.
    Högskolan i Halmstad.
    Frishammar, Johan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
    Lee, Carmen
    Högskolan i Halmstad.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Gustafsson, Stefan
    Höganäs AB.
    A Framework for Raw Materials Management in Process Industries2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Florén, Henrik
    et al.
    Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Halmstad University .
    Frishammar, Johan
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
    Löf, Anton
    Raw Materials Group, Stockholm.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Raw materials management in iron and steelmaking firms2019In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 39-47Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper adds new knowledge on how raw materials should be managed in iron and steelmaking firms. While previous research has contributed significantly to how firms should deal with functional challenges related to raw materials, the understanding of Raw Materials Management from a holistic perspective is largely lacking, and extant research does not provide qualified advice to firms on this matter. This study provides such knowledge by drawing on insights from Höganäs AB, a world leader in ferrous powder metallurgy, and their efforts to identify key aspects and principles of raw materials management. Our elaboration of a more holistic view on raw materials management builds on two elements. First, we depict five external uncertainties and three internal conditions that impact firm-level raw materials management. Second, we present six critical capabilities that underpin proficient firm-level raw materials management. The paper concludes with a discussion of implications for both firms aiming to increase their raw materials proficiency and to future investigations into this important area.

  • 37.
    Larsson, Viktoriya
    et al.
    Raw Materials Group.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    E&MJ's annual survey of global mining investment2014In: Engineering and mining journal (1926), ISSN 0095-8948, E-ISSN 0361-395X, Vol. 215, no 1, p. 26-31Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article focuses on the results of the 2014 annual survey of global metal-mining investment of the periodical. The survey found a reduced level of investment in the industry due to bad global economy. Topics discussed include of decline in new project, reduced capital expenditure and rise in projects cost. It also presents a table that lists several mining investment projects in the World as of December 2013

  • 38.
    Löf, A.
    et al.
    RMG Consulting, Stockholm.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Löf, O.
    RMG Consulting, Stockholm.
    Iron ore market review 20182019In: CIS Iron and Steel Review, ISSN 2072-0815, Vol. 17, p. 4-9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Iron ore prices remained at relatively high levels during 2018. Premia paid for high quality ores increased and are substantial. Global iron ore production is estimated to grow by around 2% in 2018. Sharp cuts in production of un-beneficiated ore have taken place in China during 2018. Demand for iron ore in general and for high grade products in particular has however increased. Future developments in China, both in the steel and iron ore industries, will be crucial to the global iron ore markets in 2019. This review is written in March 2019 and incorporates as much as possible figures and trends for the full year 2018, in some cases this is however not yet possible. 

  • 39.
    Löf, Anton
    et al.
    Raw Materials Group, Stockholm.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Iron ore market report 20162016In: Engineering and mining journal (1926), ISSN 0095-8948, E-ISSN 0361-395X, Vol. 217, no 11, p. 22-26Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 40.
    Löf, Anton
    et al.
    Raw Materials Group, Stockholm.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Iron ore market report 20172017In: Engineering and mining journal (1926), ISSN 0095-8948, E-ISSN 0361-395X, Vol. 218, no 11, p. 32-37Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 41.
    Löf, Olof
    et al.
    RMG Consulting, Stockholm.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Mining's Contribution to National Economies: he extraction and export of minerals spurs economic developmen2018In: Engineering and mining journal (1926), ISSN 0095-8948, E-ISSN 0361-395X, Vol. 219, no 8, p. 48-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article discusses contribution of mining in middle and low income countries to national economic and social development and mentions statistical analysis of the contribution of non-fuel minerals mining. Topics discussed include contribution of minerals and mining to gross domestic product (GDP), production value at mine stage of metallic minerals, and value of mineral production at the mine stage.

  • 42.
    Mutemererwa, Anderson
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Vertical integration as a source of competitiveness: the case of ferrochromium in southern Africa2000In: Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, ISSN 0038-223X, Vol. 100, no 4, p. 259-264Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the role of vertical integration between chrome ore mines and ferrochromium smelters in the location of ferrochromium production capacity in South Africa and zimbabwe. Vertical integrations important in understanding the increasing competitive position of these two countries as observations show that an increasingly larger share of the global market has been coming from integrated producers. The paper argues that the increased vertical integration between mines and smelters in South Africa and Zimbabwe has led to a lower cost of chrome ore as an input compared with other producers. Underlying this hypothesis is the basic tenet that, more likely than not, production will take place where the costs are lowest. The paper concentrates on high carbon ferrochromium (HCFC) production in market economy countries (MEC). Using an ordinary least squares model, the study tests the relationship between low chrome ore costs and vertical integration shows a statistically significant relationship, These findings partially support the view that the control of sources of chrome ore is a major source of competitiveness.

  • 43.
    Pettersson, Fredrik
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Socio-economic impacts of the Finnish extractive industries: report for KTY2002Report (Other academic)
  • 44.
    Priester, Michael
    et al.
    Projekt-Consult GmbH, Hamburg, Germany.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Dolega, Peter
    Öko-Institut e.V., Darmstadt, Germany.
    Löf, Olof
    RMG Consulting, Täby, Sweden.
    Mineral grades: an important indicator for environmental impact of mineral exploitation2019In: Mineral Economics, ISSN 2191-2203, E-ISSN 2191-2211, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 49-73Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We have collected and analysed grade information for nine metals: copper, gold, iron, lead, manganese, nickel, PGM, tin, and zinc. Based on this analysis, we have developed a proposal of “grade classes”, i.e., what could be considered low-grade, average-grade, and high-grade deposits for all these metals. We discuss the implications of possible developments into the future of the grades of ores, from which these metals are extracted. A focus on high-grade deposits will naturally reduce the environmental impact of mining. For six metals (copper, gold, iron, nickel, PGM, and zinc), we have further analysed the volumes available for the 10% cohort of projects and operating mines with the highest grades. Three metals (iron, PGM, and zinc) show considerable volumes, between 15 and 20% of total metal content in resources in this high-grade percentile. Copper and gold have between 5 and 10% while nickel has only 1.7% in the highest 10% grade percentile.

  • 45. Ridder, Marjolein de
    et al.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Usanov, Artur
    Auping, Wilem
    Lingemann, Stephanie
    Espinoza, Luis Tercero
    Farooki, Masuma
    Sievers, Henrike
    Liedtke, Maren
    Coltan, Congo and Conflict: Polinares Case Study2013Report (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Söderholm, Patrik
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Mneral depletion and peak production2010Report (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Tilton, John E.
    et al.
    Colorado School of Mines, Division of Economics and Business. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Mining Engineering, Santiago, Chile.
    Crowson, Phillip C.F.
    Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee.
    DeYoung Jr, John H.
    Herndon, VA, USA.
    Eggert, Roderick G.
    Colorado School of Mines, Division of Economics and Business.
    Ericsson, Magnus
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Guzmán, Juan Ignacio
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Mining Engineering, Santiago.
    Humphreys, David
    DiaEcon Advisors, London.
    Lagos, Gustavo
    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Mining Engineering, Santiago.
    Maxwell, Philip
    Curtin University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Perth, Western Australia.
    Radetzki, Marian
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Singer, Donald A.
    Singer Consulting, Cupertino, CA.
    Wellmer, Friedrich-W.
    Academy of Geosciences and Geotechnology, Hannover. National Academy of Science and Engineering, Munich and Berlin, Germany.
    Public policy and future mineral supplies2018In: Resources policy, ISSN 0301-4207, E-ISSN 1873-7641, Vol. 57, p. 55-60Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A widespread and pessimistic view of the availability of mineral commodities calls for strong government initiatives to ensure adequate future supplies. This article provides a more market oriented and optimistic perspective, one that focuses on production costs and prices rather than physical availability. It sees short-run shortages continuing to plague commodity markets in the future as in the past. Though painful while they last, these shortages are temporary and do not pose a serious long-run threat to human welfare. Moreover, even without government intervention, they self-correct. The sharply higher prices that they evoke create strong incentives that foster supply and curb demand.

    Potentially more serious are long-run shortages due to mineral depletion. Such shortages are often thought to be inevitable, a conclusion that flows directly from the physical view of depletion. For various reasons, we reject this view of depletion in favor of an economic view. The latter recognizes that depletion may create long-run shortages, but stresses that this need not be the case if new technology can continue to offset the cost-increasing effects of depletion in the future as it has in the past. The economic view also suggests that a list of mineral commodities most threatened by depletion can best be compiled using cumulative availability curves rather than the more common practice of calculating commodity life expectancies based on estimates of available stocks.

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