TuesdayOct 27, 2020 2:00 pm

A Glimpse into the US, Canada’s Critical Minerals Plan

For the past two years, the Unites States has made an effort to decrease its dependence on foreign mineral imports while encouraging domestic miners to provide these minerals. The America First mining program designated 35 products that were important to the national and economic security of the country; China currently dominates the production of many of these important minerals, including aluminum. China is the world’s largest producer of aluminum with a yearly production capacity of roughly 36 million tons. With tensions rising between China and the U.S., the United States is eager to enter into trading relationships with other countries…

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MondayOct 26, 2020 2:00 pm

What’s the Most Effective Way to Monitor Tailings?

One of the biggest challenges facing the mining industry today is finding the most effective method to monitor tailings dams. To address this, we need to understand the elements that can affect the structural integrity of a tailing’s dam. The recently launched Global Tailings Standards Review’s Principle Seven states that to do this, we must address the whole scale. This will include the design as well as the implementation and operation of the dam’s monitoring systems to help manage risk at all phases of the facility, including closure. When examining the best monitoring method, we focus on three stages of…

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FridayOct 23, 2020 2:00 pm

New Study Discovers Countries with Transparent Mining Sectors Have Lower Carbon Emissions

In a new study conducted by the University of Sussex, data shows that countries which are part of the EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) have recorded a 13% average decline in carbon emissions between the years 2000 and 2014. However, the world average carbon footprint per capita increased by 23% in the same period. The initiative demands financial transparency over gas, oil and mining revenues. Benjamin Sovacool, an energy policy professor involved in the research, explains how the scheme has allowed nations globally to use recovered funds that would have been lost to corruption to invest in more sustainable energy…

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ThursdayOct 22, 2020 2:00 pm

Challenges of Incorporating Electro-Mobility in Mining

In a bid to make the mining industry more sustainable, Codelco, Chile’s state copper miner and the world’s largest copper producer, is incorporating electro-mobility into its operations. However, major challenges lie ahead. In a webcast, Codelco’s innovation management specialist, Gonzalo Ramirez, stated that greater electro-mobility adoptions inside the mines would be dependent on the availability of well-trained and informed people as well as the technological feasibility of the business. He mentioned that from a market perspective, the company needed to validate business models and lower battery prices while on the technological side, Codelco needed the massive use of equipment. According…

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WednesdayOct 21, 2020 2:00 pm

Union Wins Against Nevada Gold Mines in Unlawful Conduct Dispute

The world’s largest gold mining complex; the Nevada Gold Mines, was formed in 2019 as a joint venture between Barrick and Newmont. The mining entities stated that they expected the business combination to generate $500 million in savings every year within the first 5 years. Newmont is the world’s biggest gold miner and owns 38.5% of NGM and Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: GOLD) (TSX: ABX), who is the world’s 2nd largest gold miner, owns the remaining 61.5% and operates the business. In the first 12 months of its operation, NGM showed a strong performance despite a dispute with its union.…

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TuesdayOct 20, 2020 2:00 pm

Importance of Environmental Management in Mining

By now, we all know that mining impacts the environment. Sadly, this is more negatively than positively. In an effort to reduce this and make mining more sustainable, ecosystems and natural systems such as plants, soils, animals, air and water have to be responsibly managed. To do this, the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining has come up with a list of key issues that various governments should look into and effectively manage in order to reach the sustainability goals. These issues are: Biodiversity and the ecosystem Water management Emergency preparedness Mine waste management Biodiversity and the ecosystem In order to reduce…

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MondayOct 19, 2020 2:00 pm

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Mining Stocks

If you are planning to buy some mining industry stocks, it is wise to do your due diligence so that you don’t fall for clever marketing hype geared at luring unsuspecting investors into pouring money into a risky company. Here are some specific issues to investigate with respect to a company’s mineral exploration activities. Geological Potential A mining company needs to base its exploration activities on sound science rather than on speculation. It is therefore vital for you to confirm that the company you wish to invest in invests in exploration and can provide proof of geological indicators for the…

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FridayOct 16, 2020 2:00 pm

Australian Mining Giant to Develop New Aluminum Alloys

Australian Mines, one of the leading mining companies in Australia, has partnered with the Institute for Frontier Materials at the University of Deakin to develop next-generation alloys of aluminum. The development process is expected to last nine months, starting from October 12 this year. The two entities plan to use scandium extracted from the Sconi project in Queensland while developing the new alloys. The intention is to produce novel alloys which contain high-purity scandium oxide. The alloys created will be useful in the electric vehicle industry as well as in industrial processes in the green energy sector. The development team…

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ThursdayOct 15, 2020 1:00 pm

eLearning Gains Ground in Mining as COVID-19 Bites

As society begins to accept that the current COVID-19 pandemic is going to be around for quite a while, mining companies have started paying more attention to e-learning for their managers and employees on matters of occupational safety and other pertinent issues. Several factors account for this increasing attention to online training. Convenient The ongoing pandemic has disrupted work shifts and even kept a number of mining sector workers at home, so it is difficult to organize face to face training sessions without violating social distancing protocols. With e-learning, mining company employees can study anywhere, at any time and using…

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WednesdayOct 14, 2020 2:00 pm

4 Challenges Facing the Gold Mining Sector

The S&P Global Market Intelligence recently released a review of the gold mining industry and the outlook doesn’t look too good for the industry segment. Here are the highlights of some of the challenges that the industry is currently facing. Expanding Supply Will Depress Prices It is predicted that the supply of gold is likely to grow rapidly. For example, Fitch Solutions forecasts that the global supply of gold will reach 3,770 tons. This is an increase of more than 25% of the current supply, and that increase is expected by 2029. Gold prices recently peaked at $2,000 an ounce,…

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