Portfolio Tag: mining

Publication: GEOVIA The Sustainable Mining Network

Tools for the Sustainable Management of Mine Water and Tailings

Discover in this article how technology can help manage mine water and tailings while preserving the environment. On 5 August 2020, Dr. Bruno Oberle, chair of the Global Tailings Review, launched the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management. The Standard sets a precedent for the safe management of tailings facilities, working towards the goal of zero harm.... Read more »

Publication: GEOVIA The Sustainable Mining Network

Using Technology to Attract and Enable the Future Mining Workforce

Opposite forces are acting on the mining workforce. On one side, tens of thousands of people will retire from mining over the next decade, taking their skill, experience and in-depth knowledge with them as they leave. On the other is the race to attract new workers to the sector. Numerous factors, including a negative perception... Read more »

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: 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: 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: 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

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

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

One size doesn’t fit all

Saskatchewan Research Council cleans up abandoned uranium mines Operations at the Gunnar uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan stopped abruptly in 1964 with little to no decommissioning. The miners simply stopped work and walked away. Over the previous decade, the open pit and underground workings yielded tonnes of uranium ore that was refined on site and... Read more »