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Big Data Points to New Minerals, New Deposits By Shaunna Morrison and Robert Hazen, Deep Carbon Observatory The quest for new mineral deposits is incessant, but until recently mineral discovery has been more a matter of luck than scientific prediction. All that may change thanks to big data. In a paper published Aug. 1 by […]
Cloud and Mobile Makes Blasting Intelligence and Optimization Accessible Anywhere, Anytime By Amit Bhandari, MineExcellence Blasting is a core activity in mining and impacts downstream operational activities such as excavation and processing. Software technology used in blasting has been prevelant for many years (the use of blast designers is common) but it has not been […]
New Shotcrete Technologies Reduce Cycle Times & Lower Costs By Diego Granell, Global Marketing Manager of Underground Mining and Tunneling, GCP Applied Technologies As North America’s mining industry continues to cope with the challenges of low commodity prices and looks for greater efficiency, several familiar business themes are arising. Aside from a central focus on […]
BGC Engineering and LOOOK develop mixed reality solution to transform the world of mining Imagine having the ability to look 50 years into the future by standing in the reclaimed landscape of a project just after breaking ground. Imagine exploring a 3D virtual mine on a boardroom table while collaborating with engineers and colleagues all […]
Northern Saskatchewan Promotes Minerals Industry The 1st Annual Core Days were held in La Ronge on May 24 and 25, 2017. The event was designed to promote the minerals industry as well as the businesses and local labour force that supports it. Approximately 150 people attended the event, representing junior mining companies, mine operators, education, […]
Two Gold Medals for Two Outstanding Canadian EngineersEngineer Larry Seeley, Ph.D., P.Eng. spent his career in Canada’s mining and metallurgy sectors. UBC Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing engineering student Veronica Knott is starting her career with her first co-op job in the Canadian mining sector this month. Decades separate them in age and experience yet both share […]
IBM Brings Revolutionary New Technology to Canadian Mine Six years ago, IBM Watson gained fame for winning Jeopardy. Today, it is working in virtually all industries to outthink the world’s biggest challenges. Watson can understand, reason, learn and interact, providing insight and transforming experiences. Now, Watson is learning to think like a Geologist. In March […]
Material Innovations Lead to Miner Protections By Boyd Comfort, Gasket Engineering Company Chemistry and biology are related fields, and both have benefited the mining industry over the years. As engineers look to create new products, they have to look at mechanical and structural innovations, as well as material innovations, and how those innovations can be […]
Extracting Today’s Hottest Mineral from Canada’s Petroleum-rich Backyard By Jared Lazerson, President, CEO and Director at MGX Minerals Lithium: The world’s new “white gold.” It is the foundation of our technological future in that it is a key ingredient of the rechargeable batteries that power everything from our laptops to our mobile phones to the […]
New Method for Cleaning Coal Could Help Determine Economic Viability of Coal Projects By Richard Truman, Geoscience BC A new method for cleaning metallurgical coal to verify coal quality for coke making could replace a widely-used chemical-based process leading to a more accurate assessment of the economic viability of coal projects. This month, the Canadian […]