Canadian Mining Journal

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    TAILINGS: Three US universities launch Tailings Centre of Excellence

    July 14, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    UNITED STATES – The University of Arizona, Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Mines have launched the Tailings Centre of Excellence, a learning space focused on educating engineers on responsible and sustainable mine waste management and advancing research-backed best

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    Research: Geoscience BC targets hidden copper-gold

    December 9, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Geoscience BC is aiming to help unearth copper-gold deposits hidden below glacial sediments in British Columbia’s Central Interior region with a $2.9-million series of research programs. The Central Interior Copper-Gold Research (CICGR) series will focus on attracting mineral

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    GEOLOGY: Scientists to drill the ‘most valuable mineral province on Earth’

    September 12, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    SOUTH AFRICA – South African and German researchers are about to conduct scientific drilling at the Bushveld Complex, regarded as the most valuable mineral province on Earth. Their goal is to clarify several unresolved scientific questions related to the genesis

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    RESEARCH: Metal Earth works on isotopic mapping of the Superior Craton

    December 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – David Mole is planning, designing and implementing a research program that will allow Metal Earth to collect large volumes of isotopic data on hundreds of samples, quickly and efficiently across the Superior Craton. This will be the

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    SILVER: Treatment for brain-eating bug

    October 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MALAYSIA – It is widely known that precious metals have several properties but dealing with Halloweenie bugs is a new one. Turns out that silver is being used now to destroy a brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. In a paper published in ACS Chemical

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    STUDY: ICMM says mining still key driver to middle income economies

    October 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LONDON, U.K. – The International Council on Mining and Metals has published new research outlining how many of the world’s poorest countries have become more dependent on their income from mining despite a decline in commodity prices. The findings are

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    TESTING: Waterloo researchers find better way to determine integrity of metal parts

    July 31, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WATERLOO, Ont.  – Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found a better way to identify atomic structures, an essential step in improving materials selection in the aviation, construction and automotive industries. The findings of the study could result in

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    EARTH SCIENCES: Metal Earth, U of O study ocean crust for insights on VMS ore deposition

    July 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA and SUDBURY, Ont. – Mark Hannington, Margaret Stewart and Justin Emberley from the University of Ottawa have partnered with Metal Earth to provide insights to ore deposits in the Superior Craton. The joint Modern-Ancient Ocean Crust project studies modern ocean environments to

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    OIL SANDS: Sherritt completes pilot tests of diluent-free bitumen upgrading

    May 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Toronto-based Sherritt International says its Alberta-based technologies division in Fort Saskatchewan has completed a successful pilot scale run of a proprietary process to upgrade bitumen. The process could eliminate the need to add diluent , a costly thinning

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    ASSAY: New gold standard in mineral analysis

    June 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    HIGH-POWERED x-ray technology from Australia is set to increase the efficiency of assessing ore grades and reduce the mining industry’s environmental footprint. South Australian company Chrysos has developed a gold analysis process that is up to three times more accurate than conventional

  • STUDY: PwC’s optimistic outlook for BC mining

    May 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The following is from a new release distributed by PwC Canada. VANCOUVER – The B.C. mining industry is cautiously optimistic as prices of key metal and resource commodities either rose or stabilized in 2016. The same trend continued in Q1

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    Early Earth too hot for plate tectonics, study says

    May 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — For the past four decades, the theory of plate tectonics has remained a fixture in every geologists understanding of how the earth’s crust glides across the planet and subducts beneath the continents. But what if the early Earth,