Canadian Mining Journal



  • CONFERENCES: New Mining Technology Conference Launches in Sudbury

    November 20, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY – PACE (Partners in Achieving Change Excellence) is proud to present Beyond Digital Transformation 2018, a new mining conference with a new focus! “In working and having discussions with some of the biggest mining companies in the world, what we’ve been

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    Q&A with CEMI’s Doug Morrison

    October 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Innovation is a hot topic, but how much progress has the mining industry made?

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    INNOVATION: CMIC and CEMI offer joint submission to federal government

    August 2, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – The Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) and the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) propose the creation of a clean resources supercluster called, CLEER (clean, low energy, effective, engaged and remediated) in a joint submission to

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    Are miners game for virtual reality?

    August 1, 2017 by Virginia Heffernan

    Forward-thinking organizations are starting to apply virtual reality and augmented reality to mining.

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    Innovation: Hydraulic Air Compressor (HAC) launch in Sudbury

    June 22, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Ontario – After a seven month long build, the Hydraulic Air Compressor (HAC) Demonstrator at Dynamic Earth has officially opened. The 100-ft. high (above and below ground) industrial-scale system for testing and demonstration of compressed air production is installed in

  • Hecla embraces ‘culture of innovation’ to boost productivity

    June 19, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    U.S.-based Hecla Mining has highlighted operational innovation as a key strategic pillar because it is convinced the industry stands on a technological “tipping point” that will pave the way for the next generation of mines.   The company hosted an intimate technology mini-conference

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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