Portfolio Tag: rehabilitation

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

The closer

Anglo American’s head of mine closure planning, Carl Grant, says managing mine closure throughout its life is the best way to reduce liability later The highlight of Carl Grant’s career has been obtaining a closure certificate for Alcoa’s first bauxite mine at Jarrahdale in southern Western Australia. “The mine closed in 2001 and we obtained... 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: BC Oil and Gas Report

Strength in Numbers

First Nations across British Columbia are partnering with the provincial government, natural gas companies and each other to support, monitor, and reap the benefits of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) development projects. As of June 2015, the B.C. Government had signed 15 Natural Gas Pipeline Benefits Agreements with 11 First Nations. Numerous benefit agreements between gas companies and First Nations have also been finalized. Each agreement is unique... 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 »