Canada to streamline permitting process: Energy Minister

Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson told Reuters that the country plans to boost its energy security by slashing the time it takes to develop new critical mineral mines. “(We’re) looking at how do we optimize the regulatory and permanent processes so you can take what is a 12- to 15-year process and bring it down to…

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Rhosonics releases SDM ECO Slurry Density Meter

Rhosonics has unveiled its third-generation product, the SDM ECO. The new release is a significant advancement in slurry density measurement technology, according to the company; it offers improved accuracy, reliability, and user-friendliness. Also, according to Rhosonics, the product preludes a new era of slurry density measurements. The SDM ECO uses ultrasonic technology to measure the density of slurries in real…

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Challenges and opportunities in mining education

North American Mining discusses the current state and future development of mining education in North America with experts from some of the region’s leading mining engineering schools, the National Mining Association, and the Mining Industry Human Resources Council.  by Jonathan Rowland  Workforce and talent gaps are nothing new to anyone who has spent time around the mining industry. The Society…

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Critical Minerals Expertise Makes Missouri S&T a Top Tech Hub

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s expertise in critical minerals and materials research has led to its selection as one of 31 Regional Innovation and Technology Hubs (Tech Hubs) funded through the CHIPS and Science Act. The 31 hubs were announced Oct. 23. The Tech Hub Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), focuses on…

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TEACHING AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS

Hydrocyclones have been workhorses of mineral processing for over a century.But how is this venerable technology adapting to the needs of 21st century mining? By Jonathan Rowland Digital solutions, such as CycloneSense from Metso (pictured), help detect disturbances and optimize separation performance. Hydrocyclones have been around for a while; invented in the late 1800s, they were further developed and introduced for…

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Solvay wraps up Tennessee facility expansion

Greater support for copper mining and meeting growing demand were both behind Solvay’s expansion of its Mount Pleasant, Tenn., facility, a project that has now been completed. The project, first announced in December 2021, included a 20% boost in its line capacity for its ACORGA copper solvent extraction products. ACORGA, ACORGA NR and ACORGA OPT have all seen increasing demand…

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Missouri S&T hosts national discussion on critical minerals crisis

For more than 150 years, Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) has been a leader in the field of mineral recovery, and that continued to be the case last week when the university hosted the third annual Resilient Supply of Critical Minerals national workshop. The workshop, which was held Aug. 9-10 and funded by the National Science Foundation, brought…

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Torngat Metals, Metso partner on rare earth pilot

Torngat Metals and Metso have signed a contract for large-volume pilot scale processing of ore from Torngat’s Strange Lake rare earth project in Québec. The process incorporates advanced technologies including x-ray sensor-based ore sorting, magnetic separation, and flotation, based on Metso’s proprietary technology. The work is being executed in close collaboration with GTK Mintec (Geological Survey of Finland) in Outokumpu,…

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Modularization in mineral processing

The benefits offered by modularization are provoking increased interest from the mining industry. Despite it being around for several decades now, the concept is still misunderstood. So, what exactly is modularization – and what are the practical considerations when applying it to mineral processing?  By Jonathan Rowland We are of the opinion that it is time for a paradigm shift…

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Taking it all in

FEECO International discusses storage handling options for processing sites, and the crucial points to getting it all contained safely, efficiently and cost-efficiently. Different storage settings characteristic for mining and mineral processing sites demand a range of conveying equipment for carrying, elevating and discharging material. Whether stacking, filling bins or railcars, piling material in a storage building or otherwise, conveying equipment…

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