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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 […]

New Research Institute on Mines and Environment (RIME) in Québec

Canada Newswire reports that a new research program will be launched by the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and Polytechnique Montréal. The new Research Institute on Mining and Environment (RIME) is sponsored by several […]

Government of Fiji will offer Mining Courses

As reported on Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC) will be offering mining courses to meet the higher demand of mine workers due to the expected growth of Fiji's mining industry.   […]

Interactive Video Games as Safety Training Tool

As reported on, scientists at the University of Arizona are developing an interactive computer game to train miners in handling dangerous situations. The game is supposed to prepare mine workers for a case of […]

Australian Miners Invest in Training Australians for their Industry

Roxy Downs Sun reports that a study, conducted by the National Centre for Vocational Education Reasearch (NCVER), shows that  Australian miners invested in the training and education of Australians to work in the industry. According […]

Mining4Life Raised $2.7M with Texas Hold’em Poker Evening at PDAC

As reported on, a poker evening at PDAC in March in Toronto raised $2.7M for Mining4Life. The money goes to the SickKids Foundation, SickKids International (SKI) and BC Children's Hospital Foundation.   The Mining4Life […]

Study on the Risk of Drillings near Dams

As reports, the University of West Virginia will conduct a study about the risk of drilling and mining near dams and reservoirs. The researchers will, amongst others, collaborate with the University of British Columbia. […]

Agreement between Northern College and Queen's University in Kingston

Northern Ontario Business reports that the Northern College and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the Queen's University in Kingston have signed an agreement. The goal is to offer a Mining Engineering Degree […]

Technology changing the nature of the skilled trades

Technology is having a profound impact on the nature of the skilled trades, apprenticeship training and journeyperson skills requirements, a report released today by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) advises. […]

Nanocomposite Membrane to treat Acid Mine Water

BDlive reports that the University of the Witwatersrand has developed a membrane based on nanotechnology that can filter acid mine water. The Wits School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering partnered with a NASA professor for […]

The Minerals Education Coalition has a new Website

As reported on, the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) recently launched its new website The Coalition includes SME's (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration) K-12 Education and Public Awareness and Outreach Program. The Minerals […]

Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. announces new scholarship fund

PRESS RELEASE FROM RIO TINTO, 08 MARCH 2013: Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., in partnership with the Yellowknife Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Diavik Community Scholarship Fund. With an initial donation […]

CIM Editor Peter Braul Interviews EduMine Author and Presenter Jack Caldwell

CIM Magazine Editor Peter Braul sits down with Jack Caldwell, EduMine author and presenter, mine closure expert, and blogger, and talks about leaving a mining legacy to be proud of. Among other topics, Jack talks to Peter about why he blogs openly about issues the mining industry faces, and the drivers for good post-closure practices.