The relationship between large mining companies and small, artisanal miners has been rife with mistrust and has sometimes boiled over to conflict.
While waste management could never be construed as sustainable there are aspects of tailings management for which more sustainable practices can be identified.
Its close dependency on the environment makes the Canadian mining industry particularly vulnerable to climate change.
A Peruvian engineer says he has come up with an environmentally sound way to isolate gold from clumps of sand without using toxic mercury that wildcat miners in the Amazon basin rely on to extract the precious metal, then dump into rivers.
What they belch into the atmosphere by way of greenhouse gases is certainly a flashpoint for Alberta oil sands operations. Just as critical is what they allegedly leak into water sources and how much access […]
A new initiative to train mining professionals in Mongolia is planting the seed for a burgeoning mining industry in the north-Asian country bordering China and Russia. The program, a mix of online and short (two-day) […]
This is a story about the environmental impact of the Alberta oil sands, located in northern, Alberta, Canada. Click here to view the video
SAG (semi-autogenous grinding) milling is arguably the most commonly used method of comminution in mineral processing. So why are so many SAG mills operating sub-optimally and why are they considered to be so difficult to control?
Materials World looks at a metal foam, coated with elements such as titanium, that could be used for biomedical implants.
CTV News asks the CEO of Saskatchewan Potash Corp. about the future of his company, the industry and the Canadian province hosting the world’s largest potash producer.
Finning International has announced that its South American division has received a Letter of Intent from Codelco that includes the supply of 20 Caterpillar 797 mining trucks and 15 pieces of support equipment, plus a maintenance and repair contract.
Rio Tinto is expanding its Mine of the Future programme to develop new equipment and systems for deep underground mines and has selected three partners to work on the project.