Canadian Mining Journal


CANMET Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories - Natural Resources Canada


  • INNOVATION: CanmetMINING, COREM sign co-operation agreement

    November 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA and QUEBEC CITY – CanmetMINING and COREM have signed a co-operation agreement to meet the needs of Canada’s mining industry as it embraces innovation. The aim is to reduce the risk of adopting new technology that supports sustainability and

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    REPORT: NOAMI performance update

    September 22, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA – Natural Resources Canada has issued the 2009-15 performance report for the National Orphaned and Abandoned Mines Initiative. NOAMI was created in 2001 to build a national database of abandoned mines, gather community…

  • REPORT: Re-analysis of data from metal mining effluent

    August 19, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA – Environment Canada is working on a 10-year review of the Federal Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER) that regulate what compounds the 105 metal mines in Canada can deposit in waterways.

  • ENVIRONMENT: Survey of mine drainage treatment available at no charge

    April 23, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA – At the behest of the Mine Environment Neutral Drainage (MEND) program, CanmetMINING conducted a survey of mine drainage treatment and sludge management practices at more than 100 sites around the world. They contacted a wide…

  • TAILINGS MANAGEMENT: New MEND report for cold locations

    September 18, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA – MEND (Mining Environment Neutral Drainage) has released a new report aimed at tailings management in the Canadian Arctic. Report No. 1.61.5c, Cold Regions Cover System Design Technical Guidance Document (July 2012), covers…

  • News

    Mining a mainstay of Canada’s economy

    October 25, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Canada’s new Minister of Natural Resources, Hon. Joe Oliver, addressed the Toronto Board of Trade on Oct. 13, 2011. He assessed the contributions of the natural resource industries – mining, forestry and energy – make to Canada’s economic…

  • Feature

    Safety in the deep

    July 31, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Atlas Copco’s new Roofex Rx20 rock bolt is what the company hopes will soon become an industry standard in rock reinforcement thanks to its design capabilities to handle a sliding load up to 20 tonnes and an energy absorption of 60 kJ.

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    FEDERAL CABINET: Joe Oliver named Minister of Natural Resources

    May 19, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper has unveiled his new 39-member cabinet following the federal election earlier this month. His choice for Minister of Natural Resources is rookie MP Joe Oliver.

  • ENVIRONMENT: New GARD Guide tackles acid drainage

    November 22, 2009 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SWEDEN — The Global Acid Rock Drainage (GARD) Guide was launched at the Eighth International Conference …

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    MINE ENGINEERING: New pit slope guidelines from CSIRO

    November 15, 2009 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    AUSTRALIA — The Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO) has published what it calls th…

  • News

    SAFETY: Canmet team invents better mine rescue stretcher

    September 27, 2009 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VAL D’OR — The team at the experimental mine belonging to Natural Resources Canada’s Canmet Mining and M…

  • SHORT COURSE: Effluent treatment sponsored by CMP

    January 11, 2009 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA — The Canadian Mineral Processors (CMP) is holding a one-day sort course on mine drainage and effluent…