Portfolio Tag: mineral exploration

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: 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: CIM Magazine

The growing pains of supply chain certification

Supply chain transparency programs need work to address challenges faced by artisanal miners, experts say German carmaker Daimler promised it would investigate its supply chain and joined the Responsible Cobalt Initiative in early May in response to growing concern about child labour in Congolese cobalt mines. The company, which owns Mercedes-Benz, uses cobalt in its electric car... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

Sharper shooters

Rugged, sensitive and well connected handheld technologies make for better decisions in the field Just a decade ago, a handheld point-and-shoot x-ray fluorescence (XRF) instrument was considered a cool but rare toy to play with in the field on a remote greenfield exploration project. If held in place long enough, it would detect a small... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

Small fire makes big impact at Ekati processing plant

By Kylie Williams More than 300 workers were temporarily laid off or reassigned after a fire damaged the processing plant at Dominion Diamond’s Ekati mine, located 300 kilometres north of Yellowknife, on June 23. Dominion, which also owns 40 per cent of nearby Diavik, estimated repairs would take three months and cost $25 million. The... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

B.C. Government invests in expanded geological survey

By Kylie Williams Geoscience BC, a non-profit organization dedicated to generating and sharing public earth science data in British Columbia, received another $5-million investment from the provincial government in May. The funding will enable a number of new mineral, water and energy initiatives in the province, including geophysical surveys, geological mapping, energy research, water and... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh retires

By Kylie Williams After three challenging years at the helm of mining giant Rio Tinto, Sam Walsh will soon retire as chief executive officer. He will be replaced by Jean-Sébastien Jacques in July. Walsh took over the top job at the world’s second-largest mining company from predecessor Tom Albanese in January 2013, shortly after Rio... Read more »

Publication: Mineral Exploration

Data Mining: Freely accessible earth science information boosts grassroots exploration

In November 2016, Parlane Resources announced the discovery of native copper on its Big Bear project located to the north of New Gold Inc.’s Blackwater deposit and east of New Gold’s Capoose prospect in central British Columbia. In the news release, Parlane recognized the fieldwork undertaken the previous year on a project supported by Geoscience... Read more »

Publication: Mineral Exploration

King Copper: From solar panels to electric cars, B.C.’s red metal is fueling a global clean energy transition

By Kylie Williams & Christine Ogryzlo Necessity is making strange bedfellows: organizations that champion sustainability and a greener future are supporting mining as a key factor in that new, low carbon economy. Even the World Bank sees mineral resource development as a complement rather than a competitor to a greener, more sustainable future. According to... Read more »