Until very recently the process of metal mining was characterized by a lack of visibility and only after the lengthy, costly, and resource-intensive process of extracting, processing, and refining material from the earth would that material’s true value be confirmed. But MineSense is eliminating this lack of visibility and disrupting the mining industry while they’re at it! This week’s Blog takes a look at the technologies MineSense is bringing to the table and speaks with its leader, Lisa Payne.
Operational excellence in the mining industry is of critical importance because everyone within it operates in a similar way. The mining company that has complete end-to-end visibility of its natural resource extraction and marketing processes, that understands the importance of HR in asset management, and also uses operational intelligence to inform its decisions will be the one to outperform its competitors. In this week’s Blog, we look at how enterprise software has an essential role to play in ensuring not just efficiency but excellence in mining operations.
A common cause of equipment and machinery wear in the mining industry can be traced back to vibration that causes eventual fatigue, resulting in severe cracks and a loss of material, as well as premature failures in such areas as concrete foundations and their anchoring systems. This week’s Blog takes a look at Belzona and its innovative polymer technology that has revolutionised industrial repair and maintenance procedures, and the application of this technology at a copper mine in Brazil.
Water is the lifeblood of our planet, and a resource essential to minerals processing which must be used conservatively. Mine operators must be conscious of their water use, as well as innovative in how they re-use and handle water. This week’s Blog takes a look at the efforts of Weir Minerals and the strategies and services it provides in optimising the entire dewatering component of a site.
Who’s watching when you aren’t? AI-powered machine vision – enhancing remote monitoring and real-time pipeline leak detection in metals mining
An undetected pipeline leak has the potential to endanger workers, damage local ecosystems beyond rehabilitation, contaminate drinking water supply, and leave community livelihoods in ruins, as well as cost mining companies millions of dollars in damages. This week’s Blog takes a look at Canadian software company, IntelliView Technologies, whose innovation takes video and image analysis to new heights through the coalescence of leak analyzing video analytic artificial intelligence with dual sensor techniques.
Does Barrick Gold’s move to B.C. sound the death knell for Canadian director residency requirements?
It is no secret in Canadian legal circles that our provincial, territorial, and federal governments compete to have companies adopt their corporate law, where to the jurisdiction with the most lenient residency requirements often go the spoils… or the corporate headquarters. Barrick Gold Corp. recently brought this issue to the forefront when it moved from Ontario to the west coast in order to take advantage of B.C.’s attractive business climate. Thus week’s Blog takes a look at Barrick’s move and asks the question, does it signal the end for Canadian director residency requirements?
In industrial occupations such as mining, there are heavily monitored controls to lessen the risk of occupational disease such as lung disease, lead poisoning, or skin disease; just to name a few. However, these hazards are not the only factors that affect the health and productivity of your workforce. This week’s Blog takes a look at some of the more common workplace injuries and the steps you can take to prevent and mitigate the risks.
Underground mines have challenging environmental conditions, including toxic gases from drill & blast operations or gases given off by the surrounding strata rock. Protecting miners from acute or chronic gas related health conditions is paramount for any responsible mining company. This week’s Blog takes a look at Ontario-based Maestro Digital Mine, a manufacturer measurement and control instrumentation, and their ventilation solutions that reduce downtime and enable miners to return to the face faster… and safer.
Pure Gold Mining recently released the results of a Feasibility Study on the Madsen Red Lake Gold Deposit that projects a long-life, high-margin mine with low initial capital requirements and a fast timeline to production. This week’s Blog takes a closer look that the results of that study and gives you a glimpse into the future of Ontario’s next gold mine.
Extracting raw materials is necessary for our economy and our way of life, but it’s also necessary for mines to place themselves on a de-carbonization pathway that achieves standards and emissions targets. This week’s Blog takes a look at what steps the Canadian mining industry needs to take to keep up with this rapidly changing world, and how the adoption of clean energy can help.