Digital Mining Outlook: Questions and Answers

AspenTech Vice President And General Manager Of Metals And Mining Jeannette McGill Talks About The Digital Mine Transformation And How The Industry Is Faring On The Journey. As quickly as digitization in mining emerged, it is changing and evolving. Are operations really ready for what’s next? With the worlds of artificial intelligence, machine learning, data integration and other key technologies…

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Transformation Through Chemistry

Considering A Customized Flotation Reagent May Not Be At The Top Of Your Priority List. But As The Experts At BASF Explain, Optimizing Your Flotation Chemistry Could Bring A Range Of Welcome Benefits.  By Jonathan Rowland Flotation reagents have one objective: to achieve the highest economical recovery of value-bearing minerals. There are, however, a range of considerations that determine what…

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Reflecting on the year

Another year is coming to an end. It seemed to go quickly (just like everything feels like it does now after our collective experience that was 2020), but it was also very busy. It was not just an active year for commodity markets, for better and worse, it was also a surprisingly active year for mining industry events and was…

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Golden Minerals CFO retiring

Golden Minerals Co. announced the pending retirement of the company’s Chief Financial Officer Robert Vogels, planned to occur around the end of 2021.  The Colorado-based gold and silver producer has begun the search for his replacement. According to company President and CEO Warren Rehn, Vogels had a nearly 40-year mining industry career as a finance and accounting professional, including 12…

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Adapting to the future

By Donna Schmidt Say what you want about the mining industry, it is nothing if not adaptable – be it to the market, the waves of technology and pressures of the future, cost changes, regulatory expectations and any other number of elements that play a role in the success or failure of any operation. This is also true – and…

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Mandatory Vaccination Policies for Employees: What Can (and Should) We Do?

By Caroline J. Sundbaum and Willa B. Perlmutter, Stoel Rives LLP Just a few short months ago, we would have thought that COVID-19 was almost behind us and that it was only a matter of time before mine operators would no longer have to worry about the spread of the disease at their worksites. It looked like face masks and…

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MSHA Calls for Powered Haulage Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration reported that as of July 12, nine miners have been killed and 185 have been injured in accidents involving powered haulage equipment.  Year to date, this is the highest number of powered haulage fatalities since 2006.  That’s why the agency, on July 20, hosted a national Stand Down for Safety Day focused on powered…

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MacLean to launch Application Intelligence campaign at MINExpo

Canadian-based MacLean will be turning its focus even further to electrification, automation and digitalization at the Las Vegas Convention Center for MINExpo 2021, launching its Application Intelligence technology campaign. The push includes updates on the MacLean battery electric product line as well as teleremote technology, telemetry and virtual reality training technology. “We have been doing fit-for-purpose mobile equipment manufacturing for…

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