Education Mining News

Gekko Systems Launches 2015 Graduate Engineering Program

Following the successful conclusion of the inaugural Graduate Program in 2012, the company has embarked on a new, extended three-year program to commence mid-September.

University of California sells off $200 million in coal, oil sands assets

Chief Investment Officer Jagdeep Bachher said the assets were no longer good investments for the university's $98.2 billion fund.

Ivanhoe Mines, Laurentian University and University of Limpopo forge educational partnership

A principal goal of the five-year partnership, which is renewable for a further five years, is to develop and equip the University of Limpopo’s geology department to become a centre of excellence in geosciences.

Extremely rare mineral found in 1.2-billion-year-old meteorite impact in Scotland

The finding is more than double the age of the previous oldest known occurrence of reidite, believed to have formed about 450 million years ago.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

No Women at Mining and Technology University in Jiangsu Province

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 […]

FET Colleges should Close Skills Gap in South African Mining Sector 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 […]

MSHA offers a Guide for Miners' Representatives

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

$5.6 Million Funding for Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining

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. […]

2.5 Million Safe Work Hours – Successful Training on Mine Safety 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 […]

Technical Support for Mining Equipment through new Remote Access Facility

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 […]

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

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 […]

Research on the Formation of Rare Earth Elements in Alaska

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 […]