University of British Columbia Mining News

Scientists figure out origin of cobalt-blue spinel in Canada’s Arctic

Small spinel stones with good transparency and fine cobalt-blue colour can sell for about 10 times the price of a comparable sapphire.

MGX enters next phase in development of high energy lithium-ion batteries

The two-year MGX-UBC research program has an initial goal of creating a hybrid silicon-graphite anode that will not require industry retooling.

Canadian universities not keeping up with mining industry demands—report

Undergraduate mining engineering program enrollment dropped 12% between 2015 and 2016.

University of British Columbia students win World Mining Competition

A large component of every World Mining Competition case is an extensive financial analysis.

New Mining focused EMBA at University of British Columbia

“Over the next five to 10 years, many mining executives will be retiring. The industry needs a new wave of leadership,”

Training Partnership Boosts Mining in Mongolia

A new initiative to train mining professionals in Mongolia is planting the seed for a burgeoning mining industry in the north-Asian country bordering China and Russia. The program, a mix of online and short (two-day) […]

Professional Development Short Courses for 2008

The Mining Studies Institute at the University of British Columbia and EduMine bring you a program of 27 short courses on mining topics presented in Vancouver. Courses qualify for the UBC Certificate in Mining Studies. […]

Silver recovery

The section on processing silver ores also had to go. This noted that Hochschild’s Ares mine is expanding the size of its plant and has ordered five additional Gekko Systems’ InLine Leach Reactors (ILR5000 Batch […]

Fine grinding and some new silver extraction ideas

International Mining’s May issue includes a major article on mineral processing advances. Sadly some of this article had to be cut because of space constraints. The first to hit the editing room floor was a […]