Portfolio Tag: gold mining

Publication: Geoscience BC Annual Report

Geoscience BC Annual Report 2018

Chair & CEO Welcome 2018: Completing relevant New Research and Building a Strong Base Geoscience BC completed a number of relevant research projects in 2018, building a strong foundation for future research projects based on strategic objectives related to mineral, energy and water resources in British Columbia. Our 2018 annual report serves as the first... Read more »

Publication: Geoscience BC Annual Report

Geoscience BC Annual Report 2015

Message from the Chair As Geoscience BC celebrates the start of its second decade, I am pleased to report the organization is very healthy, and we continue to deliver quality independent geoscience products for the benefit of all British Columbians. With the downturn in the prices of BC’s key energy and mineral commodities, the work... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

A sweet solution to social responsibility

Cordoba Minerals’ beekeeping initiative at its San Matias project gives locals a new employment opportunity Jesus Maria Suarez looks like a typical mineral exploration project employee in his well-worn jeans and blue shirt, emblazoned with the company logo. In the mountainous jungle of northern Colombia, he is as well known to the local communities as... 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: Innovation

Mercury Rising: Artisanal Mining in Developing Countries … a Global Pollution Problem

Many Canadian engineers and geoscientists who visit projects in developing countries see evidence of artisanal mining—people panning barefoot in a muddy stream, a hillside pockmarked with holes and tunnels, or rudimentary processing plants belching toxic fumes into the air. These isolated sightings under-represent the global scale of the problem. More than 30 million people worldwide are artisanal miners. Half are artisanal gold miners,... Read more »

Publication: Innovation

High-grade Gold Mine on Target for 2017 Production

By Kylie Williams Just a decade ago, the Brucejack Gold Project in northern British Columbia was bare rock and a sealed underground portal. The site had been reclaimed by the previous owners who had discovered the smaller West Zone deposit but were unable to develop it due to low metal prices. Silver Standard Resources took over... Read more »

Publication: Ontario Mining Review Fall 2016

Tiny creatures making a big splash in Ontario mines

By Kylie Williams Stored in the basement of a building at the University of Guelph is an unusual library. As of late June 2016, it contained five million snippets of DNA or “barcodes” for 550,000 unique species – the first and largest collection of DNA barcodes in the world. Ontario is the birthplace of DNA barcoding. Dr. Paul Hebert, director of... Read more »

Publication: RiAus Blog: Everyday Science

From My Toilet To The Gold Mine

By Kylie Williams Flush the toilet in Bathurst and your effluent may soon be recycled for use at a new gold mine near Orange. While the mine would be a boon for central New South Wales by providing new employment and flow-on benefits to local businesses, securing a water supply for the thirsty mine is... Read more »