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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.

Miners increased spending positive, but far from reaching staff just yet

While most miners have managed to straighten the balance sheets, they have not began preparing to deal with a new looming risk —their ability to access workers with the skills needed in an upswing.

senseFly to Host Free ‘Drone Surveying 101’ Webinar

senseFly, the world’s first choice producer of professional mapping drones, will host a free educational webinar on the applications of drones for professional surveying and mapping.

Here’s how Suncor increased productivity, cut incidents with blended training

Suncor experienced a 50% reduction in incidents and a 3.5% productivity increase by training trucks operators using both computer-based and hands-on tools.

Data contained in diamonds could stay there forever too

Scientists say precious stones could have a more practical, equally long-term use one day.

MICROMINE’s Academic Licencing Scheme (ALS) partners with Indonesian universities to allow for real time learning

MICROMINE’s ALS partnerships aim to create an environment for real time learning and provide students with valuable on the job skills. MICROMINE’s Academic Licencing Scheme (ALS) has been introduced in over 120 academic institutions world-wide and now expands to three new universities in Indonesia.

Micromine allows students to use and experience valuable on the job skills through its easy-to-use features

MICROMINE’s Academic Licensing Scheme (ALS) continues to assist students with industry based learning and on the job skills by partnering with the University of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SD Mines) in 2016 and beyond.

Exposure to chemicals released during fracking may harm fertility — study

More than 15 million Americans live within a one-mile radius of unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations.

UBC and Kal Tire Announce Research Partnership

Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group and the University of British Columbia have formed a research partnership that will allow the two organizations to collaborate in developing technology and innovative solutions for the mining tire industry.

The mining community now has its own social media site — PeopleMine

PeopleMine seeks to connect individuals who work, or aim to do so, in the resources sector.

Canadian scientists identify bacteria linked to acid produced at mining sites

Researchers at the Canadian University of British Columbia (UBC) have isolated organisms that cause acid-rock drainage in mining operations.

Job seekers remain targeted by scams despite economic conditions improving

Scam artists have turned their attention to the mining sector's large legion of job-seekers, several of whom are already out thousands of dollars.

Curtin University sign agreement with Gekko to commercialise breakthrough technology

The Carbon Scout was designed to help gold mine operators optimise process plant efficiency and reduce gold losses is to be brought to market in a collaboration between Curtin University and Gekko Systems.

SA’s mining school heads form collaborative body

To allow more cooperation and information-sharing, the heads of South Africa’s four university mining schools have launched Mining Engineering Education South Africa (MEESA).

Training for mining has moved to a new level

EduMine's mining campus just became a lot smarter, with expanded training content that covers the mining workforce and delivery by an LMS platform designed for mining.

Uranium mining in Canada one of the world’s cleanest — study

New study shows that mining and milling uranium contributes very few greenhouse gases to the total emissions produced by nuclear power generation.