Education Mining News

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.

Leicester Geoscience Student Wins MICROMINE Bursary Award

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 6 March 2013: Leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the mining and exploration industry, MICROMINE (UK), has awarded a £1,000 bursary to an undergraduate geology student from the University of Leicester as part of the annual MICROMINE Student Bursary Programme. The 2013 recipient is Matthew Booth, a third-year student in Leicester’s MGeol Applied and Environmental Geology course.

New Academy for Mine Workers Training

The West Australian reports that after the agreement between a mining contractor, an education company and the State Government, the plan to build an academy for mine workers training at the Muresk Institute near Northam […]

South Africa needs to Invest in Research and Development reports that South Africa's Science and Technology Minister, Derek Hanekom, said that the country must invest in research and development (R&D) in the mining and minerals sector. The R&D investment of the last years […]

Top Priority for Mining Companies is Safety of the Workforce

According to the annual Mining Executive Insights survey conducted by Ventyx, the top priority for the participating mining companies was the safety of their workforce. The survey reflects the opinion of 374 mining companies and […]

Free Education for Members of the National Union of Mineworkers

As reported on, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in South Africa will be offering free training courses for its members. The project, which is funded by the Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT), is to […]

Funding for Research on the Impacts of Coal Seam Gas Mining

The Northern Star reports that the Southern Cross University in Australia plans a research project on the impacts of coal seam gas mining on surface water, groundwater and the atmosphere. The Northern Rivers Regional Organisation […]

SURVEY: Senior geologists working in US got a 10% salary bump last year

Strictly six figures now.

Asteroid Mining as a Topic at the Vancouver Investment Conference reports that one of the speakers at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference will be talking about mining platinum and other rare metals from asteroids. The two-day conference starts on Sunday, January 20. Tickets for […]

Energy Skills Queensland Offers Course for Fraser Coast's Indigenous Job Seekers

As reported on the Fraser Coast Chronicle, a new 10-week course for Fraser Coast's indigenous job seekers will be offered by Energy Skills Queensland (ESQ) to help them find a job in the resources sector. […]

Laurentian creates first research chair in open-pit mining

IAMGOLD funds position at Laurentian University in Sudbury with $1.25M investment.

New Rare Earth Research Institute in the US

BBC News reports that a new research institute for rare earths is to be built in Ames, Iowa. The US Department of Energy will provide $120m for the Critical Material Institute. The US wants to […]

Bricks made of Recycled Toxic Mining Residues

Peru this Week reports that a project developed by the San Pablo Catholic University of Arequipa received funding from the ministry of production’s Research and Development Fund for Competitiveness (FIDECOM). The project aims at recycling […]

Agreement on Development of Mining Robots

As reported on, an agreement was signed by the Robotics Institute at the Carnegie Mellon University and the mining company Anglo American PLC with the aim to develop new mining robots. The company’s Technology […]

Growing Market for Operator Training Simulators

As reported on PACE, the market for Operator Training Simulator (OTS) is expected to grow significantly over the next years. Due to the lack of experience of new workers and a high rate of rotation […]

Fewer mining fatalities in Kentucky

As reported on WYMT, the rate of mining fatalities in Kentucky dropped 50% in 2012 compared to the previous year. The positive trend is probably mainly caused by layoffs in the coal industry, but also […]

Saskatchewan's Education Opportunities in the Natural Resources Sector

The Leader Post reports that due to Saskatchewan's booming economy more and more students enroll in training programs in the natural resources sector. There is a steady increase of students attending geology courses and new […]

How MineCare® Standalone can give you the tools and data to solve your equipment health woes

Modular Mining Systems, a leader in information management solutions for mining operations worldwide, announces its upcoming webinar: How’s your health?

Let termites find gold deposits for us!

As reported on, a study funded by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) indicates that termites can be helpful in finding gold and other mineral deposits. The scientists found high concentrations of […]

Education in Earth Science in India needs a Boost

As reported on the Deccan Herald, trained manpower in earth sciences in India is declining and the global share of publications in geosciences is only 3 per cent. In the workshop "Goals of Solid Earth […]