Seeking future mining engineers

Virginia Tech explains how higher education can expand the mining talent pool to meet critical mineral demand. Edited by Josephine Patterson The mining industry is booming to meet the demand for critical minerals necessary for the green tech revolution; however, it is left digging deep to find highly trained mining engineers to keep up. “If we’re going to achieve all…

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Hitting peak screen productivity

Haver & Boecker Niagara’s Thiago Henrique Buoso explains how preventative maintenance – specifically condition monitoring systems – can minimize downtime while maximizing ROI. Edited by Josephine Patterson As the saying goes, a watched pot never boils. Rather than idling by the stove, gathering the meal’s ingredients first can yield a bubbling pot upon your return, enhancing efficiency. While the idea…

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Nearly 400 new mines needed by 2030 for EV demand

Edited by Josephine Patterson A new study released by Canadian public policy think-tank Fraser Institute finds that 388 new mines must be built by 2030 to provide the necessary minerals to meet international government mandates for electric vehicles. “The sheer scale of mining required to meet EV mandates raises serious questions about the timelines being imposed by governments,” said Kenneth…

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Women in Mining: Freda Campbell

After dedicating her entire career to improving Indigenous involvement in the mining industry, Skeena Resources’ Freda Campbell has won the 2023 Indigenous Trailblazer Award by Women in Mining Canada. Edited by Josephine Patterson North American Mining: Can you share a little bit about how you got into mining and why? How do you feel and what does being awarded the…

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Miners turn to unique leaching processes for copper extraction

Bacteria and newly developed chemicals provide an alternative to conventional leaching. Edited by Josephine Patterson Due to copper prices nearly doubling in the past two years, miners like Rio Tinto and Freeport-McMoRan have begun to use new leaching technologies to extract low concentrations of the in-demand product from waste rock, reported Reuters.  Miners aim to use bacteria or other newly…

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