Canadian Mining Journal


Features


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    Getting to CMIC’s zero waste vision

    May 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    As executive director of the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC), Carl Weatherell has a lot of conversations with people in the industry about innovation. But those conversations often have to start by defining terms – specifically by distinguishing innovation from

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    The next frontier is harnessing artificial intelligence to revolutionize mining

    May 1, 2017 by David Godkin

    The technology is IBM’s Watson cognitive analytics, known more colloquially as artificial intelligence or AI and soon to be applied to Goldcorp’s Red Lake mine in Ontario. There, Watson will ingest, analyze and synthesize massive amounts of complex geological and

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    Water treatment optimization through innovation

    May 1, 2017 by Chris Biederman

    Water is an integral part of mining. Without ready access to water, ore processing and mineral production becomes prohibitively expensive, or is altogether not possible. Even when water is readily available, stakeholders expect that water will be used efficiently and

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    Dundee brings its underground WiFi to market with Terrative Digital Solutions

    May 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    When Mark Gelsomini, an IT professional with a background in computer engineering, joined Dundee Precious Metals in 2009, it was during the market turmoil of the financial crisis. “Gold prices were dropping, the housing market was dropping, the U.S. was

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    Rajant tackles mining’s big communications challenges

    May 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    When Rajant sold its first wireless communications equipment in the mining sector in 2005, it was to Rio Tinto’s Bingham copper mine, in Utah. As Todd Rigby, Rajant’s director of sales notes, the open-pit mine is both very large and

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    What the wearables era will mean for mining

    May 1, 2017 by Jergen Beier.

    It started with the arrival of personal computers, which changed our lives significantly, both at home and at work. Then, along came the internet to connect us in ways we’d never before imagined. In the last decade, the mobile revolution

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    RCT brings automation to underground haul trucks

    May 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Over the past several years, mining companies have been looking harder for ways to improve efficiencies. Now, the focus has shifted towards the implementation of technology and automation to increase productivity, profitability and safety. Automation is now the buzz word

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    How to avoid the cost and risk of a jammed crusher

    May 1, 2017 by How to avoid the cost and risk of a jammed crusher

    A foreign object, such as a broken shovel tooth, jamming a crusher presents serious safety issues for any mine. Such incidents can lead to expensive equipment damage and lengthy periods of downtime, bringing operations to a standstill. With the clock

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    The right pumping technology can boost safety and efficiency

    May 1, 2017 by John Dean

    The mining industry is supported by a vast system of pumps and pipes. Whether to transport slurries filled with product or to siphon away waste and excess water, pumps surround the operation. However, mined materials are not always soft, safe,

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    Connecting the dots

    May 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    When I talk to people outside of mining about the new technology that’s starting to infiltrate the sector, they are invariably surprised that it doesn’t already exist in the industry. For a society that’s constantly connected through our smart phones

  • Resource revenue sharing key to renewing nation-to-nation relationship

    May 1, 2017 by Isadore Day

    Ontario has the largest First Nation population in Canada and the most diverse and far-reaching population. The Caldwell First Nation is located at Point Pelee, the most southern tip of Canada. The Fort Severn First Nation is located on Hudson

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    A digital route towards the future of mining

    May 1, 2017 by Theophile Yameogo

    Despite recent improvements in cost reduction and labour productivity in the mining sector, productivity is still lagging. In order to reduce variability, enable flexibility, improve throughput and optimize cost, companies need to embed sustainable loss elimination practices and an integrated