Canadian Mining Journal


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    How blockchain will help miners meet evolving ESG demands

    May 4, 2021 by Alisha Hiyate``

    At the Association for Mineral Exploration’s Remote Roundup in January, mining entrepreneur – and master communicator – Robert Friedland laid out his predictions for the future of mining. In addition to a more diverse industry, the founder and executive co-chairman of Ivanhoe Mines sees

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    The digital proposition

    May 4, 2021 by Alisha Hiyate

    A panel at this year’s PDAC looked at the progress so far. With its RACE21 program, which launched in 2019, Teck Resources set out to be a leader in the digital transformation under way in mining. And while the initiative

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    The mining workforce of the future

    May 4, 2021 by Roze Wesby

    Digital and automated technologies are transforming all facets of the mining industry, including the profile of its workforce. People have to be safe and protected first of all and for that to continue to happen progressively they have to be

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    Unleashing innovation in mine planning

    May 4, 2021 by Lorrie Fava

    Mine planning is being transformed by recent advances in technologies, ranging from rugged devices in the field for monitoring equipment operation and scanning rock faces, to optimization software in the engineering office. The digital transformation sweeping the industry is enabling

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    Costmine compares costs of reclamation in cold climates

    May 4, 2021 by Krita Noyes and Sam Blakely

    As more gold projects investigate operating gold heap leach technology in cold climates, it is important to keep an eye on reclamation costs. Designing for closure before a project is developed can make a significant difference in the reclamation costs.

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    Autonomy lessons from early adopters

    May 4, 2021 by Adam Brumwell

    Autonomous and semi autonomous applications were terms once used to describe mines of the future, but that future is now. The industry as a whole is sold on the precision, efficiency and productivity benefits of autonomy, although we are still

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    Environment, technology and transparency: Rebuilding trust with stakeholders

    May 4, 2021 by Jerome Pelletier

    It’s no secret: After decades of considering environmental performance as second priority, the mining industry urgently needs to regain the trust of communities, project stakeholders and funding partners. Using digital technologies to provide transparency through real-time environmental information can help

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    How digital twins can help safeguard tailings facilities

    May 4, 2021 by Pieter Neethling

    Environmental, socioeconomic and political risks along with a need to digitally transform the mining industry, has put tailings storage facilities (TSFs) in the spotlight. Better stewardship has become the crucial operational objective. This article explores the potential of a digital

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    The digital decade to come

    May 4, 2021 by Alisha Hiyate

    Over the last decade, adoption of digital technologies in mining has begun to ramp up, with the support of a growing ecosystem of digital technology suppliers and expertise, and use cases from other industries. But the real decade of sweeping

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    Mining 4.0 comes of age with private wireless

    May 4, 2021 by Calin Miculescu

    Industries as diverse as medical care and manufacturing are being digitally transformed by Industry 4.0 technologies – and mining is no exception. ‘Mining 4.0’ makes use of technologies such as edge computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) and IoT

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    Engaging the vulnerable and valuable stakeholders: Tips for exploration companies

    May 4, 2021 by Simon Chorley and Monica Moretto

    s mineral exploration companies begin to conduct their operations, it can be very easy to limit community engagement to existing local leaders. But who is this missing? Which community groups are under-represented? What could the particular impacts of mineral exploration be

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    Overcoming historical challenges for successful ERP implementation

    May 4, 2021 by Stephanie Porter

    Globally, there’s been an explosion of merger and acquisition activity as vaccine distribution ramp-ups start to translate into greater economic growth. And climbing to the top of the transaction activity list is the Canadian mining and metals sector looking to