Cathy Barton, Senior Geologist for IGO won 1st prize for producing alternative geological models to better understand water-bearing structures on a disseminated nickel deposit.
"We are taking the best of the best in Greenland. Our goal is to prove that Greenland miners are as good as any around the world,” Henrichsen said March 31 to a group of visitors from Nunavut. Agnico-Eagles Mines Ltd. flew the group to Greenland following a two-day tour of the company’s gold mine in Kittilä, Finland, where the Nunavut visitors met numerous highly educated Finns who have landed good jobs in mining.
The ever-increasing demand for commodities is resulting in the growth of mining operations, Joughin notes.
“This significant growth is creating the demand for qualified rock engineers, which has yet to be met,” he says.
He adds that, locally, the shortage is exacerbated by rock engineers leaving South Africa to pursue other attractive opportunities in Australia and Canada.
The miner’s human resources manager Peter Bourne told the ABC that a number of campaigns are kicking off to encourage more women into mining.
“There's a lot of good work going on, I know the chamber of minerals and energy in Perth have promoted it through their women in mining celebrations recently," Bourne said.