Canadian Mining Journal


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    The sustainable power of Reconciliation

    June 1, 2017 by Isadore Day

    Ontario First Nations live almost exclusively on the most vulnerable lands in the Far North, while 90% of the province’s population live on just 13% of the land in the south. Our Peoples – from the Great Lakes to James

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    Big ideas at CIM plenary

    June 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    At this year’s plenary session at the CIM Convention in Montreal, many of the challenges that have produced so much hand-wringing in the mining industry over the past several years were discussed. Challenges such as lower-grade deposits, declining productivity, volatile

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    Water rising to the top of the mining agenda

    June 1, 2017 by Sander Grieve

      In an era of social licence, business is driven to think and care about other factors along the way to the creation of value. Mining has for years been increasingly focused on obtaining social licence through community development, impact

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    New resettlement guidance and good practice guide released

    June 1, 2017 by Michael Torrance

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued new guidance on resettlement best practices, including as applicable in the mining sector. The guide sets out the process by which clients of the EBRD can fulfil their obligations under

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    Turning reclaimed mines into renewable power sources

    June 1, 2017 by Sean Gunton and Meghan Harris-Ngae

    At the end of a mine’s operational life, mining companies face the challenge and cost of reclaiming the site. But unused sites don’t have to be a cost centre. In fact, there is opportunity to elevate a mine’s environmental status

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    June/July 2017

    June 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

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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