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Limpopo learners get enthused by young SRK engineers

SRK engineers took time out to enthuse Limpopo learners at the recent Kodumela Bokamosa Youth Development Maths and Science Career Expo.

Laurentian Earth Sciences Professor Wins Duncan Derry Medal

Prestigious prize celebrates outstanding contribution to economic geology

Harvard scientists find clean, new way of mining rare earths

It is estimated that processing one ton of rare earths these days can generate about 2,000 tons of toxic waste.

Broons' dump research, hardly a waste

Broons is ramping up their commitment to the resources sector by celebrating the official opening of their dedicated research facility at Gillman in South Australia aimed squarely at waste dumps.

Scientists use potash mine to test feasibility of living in Mars

Studies underway at Boulby Underground Laboratory, the UK's deep underground science facility, include the analyses of cosmic rays and climate, as well as astrobiology and life in extreme environments.

The Aegex10 Intrinsically Safe Tablet has achieved a new certificate for safety in mining

Mobexx announces that Aegex Technologies LLC has added a mining certificate to its portfolio of global certifications of its Windows 10 Tablet PC for safe use in the world's most hazardous industrial operations.

Ashridge Business School gains competitive advantage from recent ISO 50001 certification with SGS

Ashridge Business School ensures its education, consulting and research work is consistent with the principles of sustainable development and this has been helped by its recent work with SGS United Kingdom Ltd in its certification to ISO 50001.

President Ali Bongo inaugurates the Moanda School of Mining and Metallurgy (E3M)

This Institute will help boost the performance of the Moanda Metallurgical Complex

The Colorado School of Mines and MICROMINE partner to develop talented students and teachers within the Geology and Geological Engineering Department

MICROMINE’s Academic Licence Scheme (ALS) provides strategic and multifaceted foundations, which include continued support, learning resources and training materials and access to MICROMINE wider community.

Australia’s geoscientist employment slump enters its third year

Employment prospects for Australia’s professional geoscientists deteriorated even further in the opening quarter of 2016, driven down by mining’s negativity and dashing hopes for an improvement in the geoscientist employment situation.

This new silver application may push demand, prices even higher

Silver nanowires can be used to produce flexible screens in a cheaper, less energy-intensive manner, a new study shows.

CIM, SME partner with EduMine to provide premium courses to members

The mining groups will begin offering the premiere online professional development program to their members later this year.

Stanford University decision to keep fossil fuels holdings triggers uproar

The board of trustees said they didn't believe in divesting from the fossil fuel industry until there are competitive and readily available alternatives.

MICROMINE’s Academic Licencing Scheme (ALS) expands into the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) signing a new Academic Agreement

MICROMINE’s Academic Licence Scheme (ALS) works with more than 115 college and university partners around the world to help attract and develop talented students and teachers who can help achieve a more technically proficient global mining workforce.

This insect’s guts could be key for mining remediation

The new method would allow for specialized plants, which are critical for biodiversity, to be re-established faster around old iron ore mines.

Services sector saves jobless miners in Australia

While Queensland's miners axed 22,000 positions between 2013 and 2015, health and community services created new jobs for almost double that number.

Here’s how much Canadian miners are currently making

They are definitely making more than those working in forestry, manufacturing, finance and construction.

U of Saskatchewan field school earns international award

A one-of-a-kind field school that provides myriad benefits to University of Saskatchewan (U of S) graduate students and the Stó:lō people of British Columbia has been recognized by the American Society of Applied Anthropology, earning the prestigious Robert A. Hackenberg Memorial Award for 2016.

Northern College President takes International Entrepreneurship Pledge

Northern College has pledged to the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship’s (NACCE), an organization dedicated to creating economic vitality through entrepreneurship.

Mining engineering graduates increases 20 percent

SME data confirms rise in number of degrees conferred by U.S. schools

World’s first-ever global university subject rankings for Mineral Engineering released

Colorado School of Mines ranked world’s best university in inaugural ranking

These bacteria can help you find rich platinum deposits

Fresh research shows a new role for bacteria in cycling platinum group metals in soils and sediments, offering a better understanding of how to search for them.

Former oil sands workers eye renewables market

Edmonton-based group aims to re-train 1,000 jobless workers into solar panel installers by 2018.

Here is how being math savvy can make you a better miner

Today, professionals can improve their valuation by using Geostatistics, a group of techniques that model spatial processes and allow estimation of values at unsampled locations.

CHARTS: Mining slowdown worsening job prospects in Canada

While the shock has certainly been the largest for oil-producing regions, the issue has rippled through to other industries and provinces.