Education Mining News

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 […]

Fourteen New Book Titles for the Petroleum Geology Industry

As reported on, Elsevier publishes fourteen new books for the petroleum geology industry. The books were showcased  at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Convention and Conference last week.   Many of these books […]

Gold Extraction with Cornstarch instead of Cyanide

Evanston Now reports that scientists at Northwestern University (Illinois) discovered a method to extract gold with a cornstarch-derived solution. Starch would be an inexpensive and non-toxic substitute for cyanide. “The elimination of cyanide from the […]

China-ASEAN Mining Talent Exchange and Training Center

As reported on, a talent exchange and training center was founded during the China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum and Exhibition. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)  includes Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, […]

Resource Revenues can be a "Blessing for Education" – EFA Report

Ghana Business News reports that, according to a paper published by UNESCO, Ghana could increase its budget for education significantly by better managing its revenues from the mining and oil industry.  The report also analyzes […]

NASA's Lunabotics Mining Competition upcoming in May

NASA's Lunabotics Mining Competition will be held for the fourth time from May 20-24 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This year, 50 teams from universities all over the world will take part in […]

PDAC's annual Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW)

From May 4 to 17, the seventh annual PDAC Student-Industry Mineral Exploration Workshop (S-IMEW) will take place in Sudbury. The workshop offers students an opportunity to learn about different aspects in the field of exploration. […]

Construction on TAFE's Mining and Engineering Centre has started

As reported on, construction of the new Mining and Engineering Centre for TAFE SA at Regency Park has started. The project includes not only a new building for automotive and geoscience studies but also […]