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SME announces Mine Safety Certification Board

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is pleased to introduce the board of directors which will manage and administer the Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) and Mine Safety Professional (MSP) certifications that were acquired from the International Society for Mine Safety Professionals (ISMSP) earlier this year.

Barrick, Cisco, Great Basin College announce partnership providing free digital career training for employees, other northern Nevadans.

$400,000 investment will help participants pursue IT focused exploratory, foundational, and career-ready courses

British scientists find sub-sea minerals treasure trove

They have found valuable minerals atop an underwater mountain, which is basically a huge flat-topped mound of some of the scarcest materials on Earth.

This firm may make coal’s future a lot brighter

Australia’s Dotz Nano has found a new use for coal that could be a welcome boost to the dying industry, particularly in the US.

This potash producer will help marijuana growers get a better product

IC Potash Corp. is creating a subsidiary that will focus on enhancing yields for cannabis growers and increasing the health impact and effects for consumers.

The 20 best mining schools in the world

The rankings are based on data for academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and research impact.

Advisian, as part of a consortium, has been selected for a new $3.7 million project funded by Genome Canada for the research and development of genomic based biological treatments for Mining Wastewater Solutions.

This collaborative industry and academic initiative, led by the University of Toronto, will conduct research and develop solutions which will create enhanced strategies within mine development and operations for managing wastewater and reducing environmental footprint.

Scientists find new way to extract uranium from seawater

A practical method for extracting the uranium present in the oceans could help make nuclear power a viable part of the quest for a carbon-free energy future, researchers say.

Laurentian’s Bharti School of Engineering Wins Global Mine Rescue Competition

Students win in two mine rescue categories and overall title

De Beers Forevermark passes 2,000 global retail doors

Forevermark, the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies, today announced it has passed 2,000 retail doors globally, following the opening of the Zen Diamond Anatolium store in the city of Bursa in Turkey. The milestone consolidates Forevermark’s position as one of the world’s fastest-growing diamond brands.

Students going for gold at the Goodman Gold Challenge

Six student teams from Ontario, Quebec, and the United States are entering the final round of the ”Goodman Gold Challenge” - a new mining investment competition for undergraduate students.

Scientist finds three new uranium-rich minerals in Utah

The three new minerals, leesite, leószilárdite and redcanyonite, will allow researchers to study how different forms of uranium can propagate in the natural environment.

Komatsu hosts “day-in-the-life” construction career fair for three GA colleges

Chattahoochee Tech, Kennesaw State and Reinhart University students talk technology, job prospects and train on Komatsu equipment

Northern hosts U of T research team working with billion-year-old water

Northern College hosted a team of University of Toronto researchers who arrived at the Timmins Campus Monday. Their three-day visit was a continuation of the research on the 1.5 billion-year-old water, believed to be the world’s oldest water ever found, discovered at Glencore’s Kidd Operations.

De Beers has just sold largest amount of rough diamonds in a year

The world's top diamond producer sold $720 million of rough gems at its January offering as retailers restocked after the holidays.

CIM, SME, EduMine partnership expands premium courses reach

The three partners are now allowing members to access a vast arrange of peer-reviewed courses via the respective Campus, at membership enrollment prices.

Scientists say mining e-waste may be an economical option

The Canadian team says recovering metals such as copper and rare earths from LED lights may turn to be an economical option soon.

Tree leaves and termites may be key to finding gold deposits

Australian researchers say acacia trees and termites that thrive in arid climate conditions can guide explorers towards rich gold deposits.

Nickel key to unveiling mystery of dinosaurs extinction

A nickel spike found in sediments above the spot where a giant asteroid hit the Earth some 66 million years ago, may help scientists trace segments of the celestial body that wiped out dinosaurs and 75% of all organisms on the planet.

De Beers latest diamond sales hit by India’s demonetization

The diamond producer by value sold $418 million of gems in its 10th cycle, compared with $476 million at its previous offering, which shows demand has slowed since India's withdrawal of high-value bills.

Atlas Copco to coordinate EU initiative for Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems

Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB has been named coordinator of the European consortium on Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS). This mining industry initiative is funded by Horizon 2020, the biggest EU research and innovation program ever.

Here’s how lab created diamonds are made

Technological leaps have allowed companies to create large numbers of gem-quality stones inexpensively, but very few know how they are really made.

Wits, China boost mining research collaboration

Taking their mining research partnership to the next level, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) have established the Joint International Research Laboratory of China-Africa Mining Geospatial Informatics at a ceremony in Xuzhou, China recently.

De Beers invests $5 million to expand India’s diamond grading unit

Move takes the group’s total investment in the Indian city of Surat, which has the largest concentration of diamond skilled workers in the world, to $15 million.

Micromine 2016 introduced into Rudny Industrial Institute in Kazakhstan

MICROMINE considers these educational partnerships to be a strategic investment in the development of local communities and the future of the mining industry.