Portfolio Tag: Innovation

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: 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: 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

Clear and clean

Monitor, share, innovate, reduce and repeat. This is the new water cycle for mines. Access to water is a growing global humanitarian and environmental challenge. In the latest World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, water crises ranked fifth in terms of global impact. Competing demands for water will result in food crises, large-scale involuntary migration and... Read more »

Publication: Geoscience BC Annual Report

Geoscience BC Annual Report 2017

CHAIRS WELCOME: Geoscience BC has been delivering high-quality, innovative and credible earth science for more than 12 years. It benefits all British Columbians, including communities, First Nations, the resource sectors and all levels of government. We collaborate with these partners and our work enables balanced decisions to be made to attract investment and ensure natural... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

B.C. exploration community buoyed by 20 per cent increase in activity in 2017

Roundup 2018 speakers highlight Canada’s role in supplying materials needed for clean technology Mineral exploration activity in British Columbia increased by 20 per cent in 2017, Gordon Clarke, the director of the British Columbia Mineral Development Office, announced on the opening day of the Association for Mineral Exploration’s (AME) Roundup 2018 conference. It is the... 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 »