Topic: People & Communities

Publication: CIM Magazine

The father of modern geology

James Hutton, a failed lawyer and doctor, was the first person to suggest that Earth was millions, rather than thousands, of years old and established geology as a true science. Looking back, James Hutton was in the right place at precisely the right time. Hutton was born in 1726, the son of a prosperous merchant... Read more »

Publication: mining.com

Canadian-made responsible mining initiative answers global demand for supply chain transparency

Manufacturers, particularly in the technology and automotive sectors, are under increasing pressure from customers to demonstrate that products are made with responsibly-sourced materials. Transparent supply chains that trace where the materials come from and what practices were used to produce them are expected by shareholders and the public. But unlike similar programs gaining momentum in... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Speaking With One Voice On Notice Of Work Exploration Permit Applications

At AME, we advocate for the interests of almost 5,000 members engaged in mineral exploration and development in British Columbia. Being an advocate involves listening to how members are affected by a certain policy, aligning our priorities with those in government, coordinating a response on behalf of our members, and delivering a clear, specific, and... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

A sweet solution to social responsibility

Cordoba Minerals’ beekeeping initiative at its San Matias project gives locals a new employment opportunity Jesus Maria Suarez looks like a typical mineral exploration project employee in his well-worn jeans and blue shirt, emblazoned with the company logo. In the mountainous jungle of northern Colombia, he is as well known to the local communities as... 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: 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 »

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: ABC Splash

Creating well-rounded students

By Kylie Williams Why stream students into Arts or Science, when they can excel at both? Science communicator Kylie Williams explains why bridging that gap is so important. It’s OK to combine your passion with your abilities. I wish someone had told me that back in high school. Too often, students are pigeonholed by well-meaning adults... Read more »

Publication: Mines Canada

Mining for Music

Two seemingly unrelated events kicked off in Canada this Monday: Canadian Music Week and National Mining Week. On the surface, they look to be reaching out to quite different audiences, but if we dig deeper, we see that one cannot exist without the other. Sitting in the sun at an outdoor jazz concert this summer,... Read more »