Topic: Innovation & Technology

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: 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: 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: 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: CIM Magazine

Federal government gives $4.2 million to renewables projects at northern mines

Wind turbines and compressed air energy storage to displace diesel at Raglan and Hope Bay The federal government is investing $4.2 million in two renewable energy projects in Quebec and Nunavut to reduce reliance on fossil fuels at mines in Canada’s north. Both projects will be managed by Tugliq Energy Corporation, a renewable energy company... 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 »

Mining Genomics for Solutions

BC Projects Harness Gene-Mapping Technologies to Overcome Mining Challenges When the human genome was sequenced 17 years ago, fe people in the mining and exploration industry could have suspected that, less than two decades later, the same technologies would be used to improve existing processes and develop new ways to clean up mine-affected waters, extract... Read more »