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This new model tracks copper use from cradle to grave…to reincarnation

Research also charts rapid growth of China’s copper use.

Mining’s innovation deficit: transforming to a new performance model

The mining industry needs to ramp up productivity. The solution lies in adopting lean and design thinking approaches, following key several principles.

This new method for getting gold from e-waste may be just what miners need

Canadian start-up EnviroLeach has created a new environment-friendly chemical process with the potential to transform precious metal extraction in the mining and electronic waste (e-waste) sectors.

Millions of dollars in gold end up in Switzerland’s sewers every year

Researchers estimate that roughly 43 kg of gold — worth about $1.8 million at current prices — and 3,000 kg of silver (worth nearly $1.7 million) were flushed away last year.

Nova Scotia miners offer more than $8,000 cash to students who can prove industry ‘rocks’

The Mining ROCKS! contest, now in its fourth year, hopes to inspire children to learn about the industry, get creative and win big.

Aussie consortium to spend $12m in research to boost copper production

Initiative is part of South Australia’s government strategy that aims to triple the state's copper production to one-million tonnes a year by 2030.

Hexagon Mining partners with Colorado School of Mines

Agreement solidifies company’s “miners of tomorrow” vision.

Scientists figure out how to make it rain diamonds

It's the first time the event has been reproduced in a lab environment similar to the one within Neptune and Uranus.

De Beers partners with Stanford Graduate School of Business to empower youth and entrepreneurs in southern Africa

De Beers Group today announced a US$3 million investment in a three-year partnership with Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) to empower young, aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

US researchers find unexpected new source of much-needed lithium

Lithium needed for rechargeable batteries used in high tech devices and electric cars might soon be extracted from calderas surrounding dormant supervolcanoes.

Mining industry can now predict opposition to projects before it's too late

Chalkstone was born out of counter-insurgency tactics used by troops in Afghanistan, but its unique methodology is now being used by miners, which can map-out power structures and counter the potentially crippling risk of strikes and political opposition.

India's biggest holiday boosts De Beers rough diamond sales

The diamond giant said customers began buying rough diamond earlier than usual so they can complete their polishing before Diwali begins.

Here’s how to avoid being caught in mining scams

These courses can help you identify and evaluate the risks involved in mining investments before it’s too late.

New project results provide expert knowledge about Kootenay-Boundary mineral potential

New paper interprets low-angle faulting near the world-class Sullivan zinc, lead and silver deposit.

New biofuel technology cuts production time significantly

UBC Okanagan researcher helps develop cheaper and faster bioreactors

De Beers diamond sales up 1.5%

De Beers Group today announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the fifth sales cycle of 2017.

Northern College and Richmont Mines hold graduation for mining program

Northern College was pleased to celebrate with students who graduated from the Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core program today at the Royal Canadian Legion in Wawa.

Waterless ore processor improves mining efficiency

A WATERLESS ore processor is increasing iron ore recovery rates and purities.

Power plan to bridge gap between farmers and miners

Remote mining projects in farming areas could soon access baseload electricity from biomass plants powered by straw.

For these women, working underground is a bright opportunity

Mothers will do everything to ensure a bright future for their children.

AMC Consultants wants miners to learn about uncertainty

According to AMC, cumulate uncertainty, particularly when it comes to resource estimation, creates serious risks for mining projects.

Yukon Women in Mining launches first mining experiential extravaganza in three communities to celebrate Mining Month in Yukon

From May 15th-May 20th, Yukon Women in Mining (YukonWIM) is pleased host the first Yukon Mining Experiential Extravaganza (YukonWIM Extravaganza) in the communities of Pelly Crossing, Faro and Dawson City in celebration of Mining Month in Yukon.

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.