Topic: Sustainability & Environment

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: 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: 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 »

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: CIM Magazine

From white rocks to green products

Hudson Resources sees multiple uses for the unique deposit at its White Mountain project Large deposits of pure, highly calcic anorthosite have only been discovered in two places in the known universe: Hudson Resources’ White Mountain project in Greenland and the moon. The Vancouver-based miner’s project contains high calcium, low-sodium anorthosite, an igneous rock that... 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: 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 »

Publication: Ontario Mining Review Fall 2016

Energy solutions for ultra-deep mines

By Kylie Williams A number of alternative energy sources and innovations are being developed across Canada to overcome the challenges of mining at depths greater than 2.5 kilometres below the surface. Ranging from electric vehicles to geothermal heating and cooling options, these products and solutions are rapidly being brought to market by small to medium... Read more »