Portfolio Tag: Canada

Publication: Northern Prospector

Foran Mining Mines the Gap

Demand for copper and zinc is set to peak, just as mine supplies shrink. Developing the massive projects major mining companies are looking for will require huge capital investment. Can we fill the impending gap between supply and demand set to hit in two years by developing smaller mines which are less capital intensive? Industry... Read more »

Publication: Targeted Geoscience Initiative brochure

Targeted Geoscience Initiative 2019

CANADA’S CHALLENGE Canada’s natural resources sector provides jobs, opportunity and prosperity for all Canadians. Although Canada has a rich mining history, in many regions the large, near-surface mineral deposits have been located and developed into mines that have a finite lifespan and are becoming depleted. It has become increasingly difficult and expensive to find new... Read more »

Publication: Geoscientists and Canada brochure

Geoscience and Canada 2018

Understanding our Earth: The vital role of Canada’s geoscientists This booklet explores the vital contributions of geoscientists to Canadian society. It has been prepared for a wide audience, including the public, decision-makers, geoscientists, and all those who share an interest in Canada’s land and resources, by Geoscientists Canada and Canadian Federation of Earth Scientists. FOREWORD... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

Less is more

The retrofit at Rio Tinto’s Kitimat operation has the smelter producing more without an increased footprint In 2011, Rio Tinto announced plans to modernize the 60-year-old Kitimat Aluminum Smelter in north-central British Columbia. Four years and $ 6 billion later, construction of the new smelter was complete. The plant has been operating at full capacity... Read more »

Publication: Innovation

A Long Road to Gender Equity in Mining

Initiatives Promote Industry-Wide Culture Changes, But Barriers Remain When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded “Because it’s 2015” to a journalist who asked why it was important that half of his newly appointed cabinet was female, the comment made international headlines. Canada had joined the handful of countries whose leadership was representative of the population itself,... Read more »

Publication: Canadian Mining Magazine

Fostering Gender Inclusive Workplaces

Workplace culture is the distinct combination of behaviour, language and tradition that makes your professional life unique. The culture of any workplace is shaped by its history, management style and policies, in tandem with the design of the physical work environment and the everyday interactions between its people.  Men make up over 80 per cent... Read more »

Publication: mihr.ca

Gender Equity in Mining Works: Case Studies Report 2018

ABSTRACT: Following a successful launch of the pilot program in 2016, the number of active sites who have adopted and/or continue to use Gender Equity in Mining Works (GEM Works) training as increased along with a growing number of Change Agents. To meet the evolving needs of the Canadian minerals and metals sector while ensuring... Read more »

Publication: Mineral Exploration

Artisanal Mining Explored

By Kylie Williams El Alacran gold mine is nestled in the jungle-covered hills of northern Colombia. The name means “the scorpion” in Spanish, and is a cluster of over 140 informal mining sites, intermingled with the homes of the 195 traditional mining families who operate them. For 40 years, these men, women and children have been extracting ore using rudimentary tools and equipment,... Read more »

Publication: Earth Explorer

Value through partnerships a key message at annual BC exploration conference

Industry leaders emphasised the importance of forming strategic partnerships during their keynote addresses to the Association for Mineral Exploration’s (AME) Roundup conference in Vancouver in January. David Garofalo, President and CEO of Goldcorp, and Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck Resources, set the cautiously optimistic tone of the meeting by each stressing how important... Read more »