US company to begin recovering rare earths from old electronics

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 26, 2015
US company to begin recovering rare earths from old electronics

U.S. Rare Earths Inc. will apply a new method that assists in the recycling, recovery and extraction process of the coveted elemenst, used as ingredients in magnets, batteries, catalytic converters and high-tech products

Arizona Law Announces Creation of Global Mining Law Center

The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona has established the Global Mining Law Center, an interdisciplinary unit that will educate lawyers, miners and others involved with the huge and complex global mining industry.

Economic slump, not drop in coal use, responsible for U.S. carbon emissions fall

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 22, 2015
Economic slump, not drop in coal use, responsible for U.S. carbon emissions fall

Findings of a new research show the 11% fall in carbon emissions between 2007 and 2013 was caused mainly by depressed market conditions.

US Gov’t offers $20 million to projects aimed at recovering rare earths from coal

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 1, 2015
US Gov’t offers $20 million to projects aimed at recovering rare earths from coal

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has been investigating the economic feasibility of recovering the coveted elements from coal.

Scientists test algae to harvest precious metals and biofuel from mining sludge

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 29, 2014
Scientists test algae to harvest precious metals and biofuel from mining sludge

If successful the technology could be used to treat many forms of environmental pollution.

Huge unknown mammal tracks found in African diamond mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 5, 2014
Huge unknown mammal tracks found in African diamond mine

Researchers also found evidence of dinosaurs and large crocodiles dating to 118 million years ago.

MIT developing platinum replacement

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 18, 2014
MIT developing platinum replacement

A team of scientists is working on a process to replace platinum-group metals (PGMs) with more widely available elements.

Reading, writing and LNG: B.C. education to be retooled for job skills

Business in Vancouver | May 1, 2014

Under the plan, elementary school students will be introduced to hands-on learning earlier; education and training will retooled to "better match in-demand jobs."

Learn to resolve environmental and social conflict Editor | January 20, 2014
EduMine and SMI team up to offer new webcast

The "Environmental and Social Conflict Resolution in the Resources Sector" takes place in February.

Dr Terry I. Mudder Inducted into International Mining Technology Hall of Fame


Mining disposal and cyanide expert, and EduMine author and presenter Dr Terry I. Mudder will be inducted into the Environmental Management category of the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame on February 22, 2014. Terry Mudder "has emerged as the …

No Women at Mining and Technology University in Jiangsu Province

Susanne Iberle | October 17, 2013

As reported on BBC, the China Mining and Technology University in China's eastern Jiangsu province does not accept women to its "green card major" courses. One of the reasons is that women "would not be able to escape the mine …

FET Colleges should Close Skills Gap in South African Mining Sector

Susanne Iberle | October 5, 2013
school bus 333 reports that, according to Prof. Fred Cawood (University of Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Mining Engineering), the skills gap that the South African mining sector is facing, should be addressed by further education and training (FET) colleges. He suggests that …

MSHA offers a Guide for Miners' Representatives

Susanne Iberle | September 26, 2013
hardhat safety guy mining

As reported on, the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has developed an online training tool for miners, especially miners' representatives, to learn about their rights, their role, and their responsibilities. Many miners don't know that they have …

"From Mines to Minds" – Educational Project in Sierra Leone

Susanne Iberle | September 24, 2013

The Patriotic Vanguard reports that the educational project "From Mines to Mines", which provides vocational and technical skills training for students in Sierra Leone, was launched on September 19. The project is funded by London Mining Company and the German …

Construction Decision for Mary River Project – Training and Jobs for Inuit

Susanne Iberle | September 14, 2013

NunatsiaqOnline reports that Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. has announced the decision to start the construction of an iron mine, the Mary River project, on Baffin Island. The project will offer job opportunities for Inuit during construction and operation. “Announcing a …

Doe Run donates $40,000 for Mining Survey Laboratory at Missouri S&T

Susanne Iberle | August 28, 2013

As reported on, the Doe Run Company donated $40,000 to support the construction of a Mining Survey Laboratory at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). The funding will support construction of a new Mining Survey Laboratory, …

$5.6 Million Funding for Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining

Susanne Iberle | August 20, 2013
Canadian miners to face stricter rules on overseas payments

As reported on CBC, Prime Minister Stephen Harper annouced a funding of $5.6 million over four years for the construction of the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining at Yukon College's Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse. The centre is supposed to …

2.5 Million Safe Work Hours – Successful Training on Mine Safety

Susanne Iberle | August 13, 2013
shutterstock_128130389 reports that one of the divisions (SEMO) of the Doe Run Company reached 2.5 million work hours without a lost-time injury. Doe Run offers its employees training on mine safety upon hiring and throughout their careers as part of …

Technical Support for Mining Equipment through new Remote Access Facility

Susanne Iberle | August 1, 2013

As reported on AJM (Australian Journal of Mining), mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global has opened a remote access facility within its office at Wollongong University's "Innovation Campus". The facility enables the company's engineers to provide technical support for equipment remotely. …

New Initiative to Educate Youth about Canada's Geology and Mineral Resources

Susanne Iberle | June 11, 2013

As reported on Canada Newswire, a new program to educate Canada's youth about the country's geology and mineral resources was launched under the name "Mining Minds". The initiative is offered by Actua, a national organization, in cooperation with several industry partners. …

Research on the Formation of Rare Earth Elements in Alaska

Susanne Iberle | June 4, 2013
Rare earth elements

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) published an article about a research project on rare earth elements (REE) and their formation at Alaska's Bokan Mountain. The deposit there is one of only a few known deposits where heavy rare earth …

Fourteen New Book Titles for the Petroleum Geology Industry

Susanne Iberle | May 29, 2013

As reported on, Elsevier publishes fourteen new books for the petroleum geology industry. The books were showcased  at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Convention and Conference last week.   Many of these books are included in the new …

Gold Extraction with Cornstarch instead of Cyanide

Susanne Iberle | May 15, 2013

Evanston Now reports that scientists at Northwestern University (Illinois) discovered a method to extract gold with a cornstarch-derived solution. Starch would be an inexpensive and non-toxic substitute for cyanide. “The elimination of cyanide from the gold industry is of the …

China-ASEAN Mining Talent Exchange and Training Center

Susanne Iberle | May 14, 2013

As reported on, a talent exchange and training center was founded during the China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum and Exhibition. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)  includes Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and …

Resource Revenues can be a "Blessing for Education" – EFA Report

Susanne Iberle | May 9, 2013

Ghana Business News reports that, according to a paper published by UNESCO, Ghana could increase its budget for education significantly by better managing its revenues from the mining and oil industry.  The report also analyzes other countries' potential to improve …

NASA's Lunabotics Mining Competition upcoming in May

Susanne Iberle | May 7, 2013
599194main_Lunabotics Background

NASA's Lunabotics Mining Competition will be held for the fourth time from May 20-24 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This year, 50 teams from universities all over the world will take part in the competition. Each group will …

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