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I’ve written about the role tiny bacteria play in mine site reclamation to billion-dollar deals between giant mining equipment companies. I’ve covered gold, copper, rare earth metals, diamonds, coal and industrial minerals. I’ve interviewed First Nations leaders about Liquefied Natural Gas pipelines in British Columbia, asked artisanal miners about alternative occupations in Colombia, and quizzed geophysicists using next-generation techniques to find deep ore deposits in South Africa. Sometimes, all in the same week!

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Publication: AME Blog

Building Strong Relationships Through Employment and Training

Frequent advice given to explorers stepping onto new ground anywhere in British Columbia is to “engage early and often” with local First Nations. What does engagement look like in practical terms? While there are dozens of options, one important and simple first step is to seek out and introduce yourself to any employment and training officials... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Leading Through Change | David Elliott on the changing exploration finance landscape

When it comes to raising capital for mineral exploration, David Elliott, Vice President and Director, Haywood Securities, has seen it all. As a preeminent resource financier, Elliott has secured funding for over 400 exploration and development companies in his career. We asked Elliott how financing options for explorers have been impacted in recent years and... Read more »

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: Innovation

Sea to Sky Gondola Down

The failure of the Sea To Sky Gondola haul rope in August 2019 was stunning news—but it also gave engineers a rare opportunity to thoroughly examine how the wire haul rope behaved while being cut under tension. By Kylie Williams In the early morning hours of August 10, 2019, the haul rope of a gondola... 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 »

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