Industry News

07.20.2019

What Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin taught us about ourselves – by Maura Forrest (National Post – July 20, 2019)

https://nationalpost.com/ The moon landing wasn’t about Armstrong or Aldrin; it was about us. Fifty years on, the two men who took those first steps are extensions of us, partly real, partly imagined Norman Mailer once wrote of Neil Armstrong that he was “as much a spirit as a man,” “of all the astronauts the man […]

07.20.2019

Elon Musk: Revolutionising Space Transportation with Stainless Steel – by Benjamin Spilker (Matmatch.com – July 12, 2019)

https://matmatch.com SpaceX has come a long way. After being shocked by the absence of NASA’s concrete plans for a manned mission to Mars in the early 2000s, Elon Musk, the well-known entrepreneur and engineer, founded SpaceX in order to establish affordable access to space. After spending a couple of years on designing, building and testing […]

07.20.2019

Metals in Space: How Superalloys Changed the Rocket Landscape – by Benjamin Spilker (Matmatch.com – March 26, 2019)

https://matmatch.com/ There is a high chance that a large variety of metals is in your proximity at this very moment. Metals are found and used virtually everywhere, from the iron in your red blood cells to the rare earth metals in the screen you are reading these lines from. Many of the greatest advances in […]

07.19.2019

10 Gold Rushes You Should Know About – by Brandon Christensen (Real Clear History – July 12, 2018)

https://www.realclearhistory.com/ Gold! Gold! Gold! What is it about this precious metal that causes such a rush among human beings? Throughout history, the discovery of gold veins has sparked mass movements of people and capital to hitherto unknown parts of the world. Gold rushes have been documented as far back as ancient Rome, but most of […]

07.19.2019

Barrick set to take full control of Acacia after raising bid – by Nichola Saminather, Barbara Lewis and Zandi Shabalala (Reuters Canada – July 19, 2019)

https://ca.reuters.com/ TORONTO/LONDON (Reuters) – Barrick Gold Corp has struck a deal to buy out its fellow shareholders in Acacia Mining with a higher bid than originally proposed, raising expectations Acacia’s long-running tax dispute with the Tanzanian government will finally be resolved. The original buyout proposal from Barrick, which owns 63.9% of Acacia, drew accusations from […]

07.19.2019

Twin Metals changes its plan to deal with mine waste — to a strategy lauded by some environmentalists – by Walker Orenstein (Minn Post – July 18, 2019)

https://www.minnpost.com/ The safety of storing mining waste in a tailings basin has been a critical part of the debate over copper-nickel mining in northern Minnesota, with some environmental advocates warning that failures and spills could unleash toxic slurry into nearby waters. Now, in a major shift, one of two companies hoping to build a copper-nickel […]

07.19.2019

[Ontario Mining History] The noise, the glow, the rush of sparks – by Susanna McLeod (Kingston Whig Standard – July 19, 2019)

https://www.thewhig.com/ An ocean away, discussions about iron mining and processing in Upper Canada progressed. Kingston’s Royal Naval Dockyards needed a local supply of iron to augment security after the War of 1812. Initial negotiations with a local merchant in 1816 fell through, but Charles Hayes in Ireland was interested. Before Hayes came to Ontario, he […]

07.19.2019

B.C. mining touted as green solution even as environmental groups warn of lax industry regulations – by Ainslie Cruickshank (Toronto Star – July 17, 2019)

https://www.thestar.com/ VANCOUVER—A B.C. environmental organization says lax mining regulation is putting B.C. waterways at risk, even as resource ministers on Wednesday touted Canada as a top source for the metals and minerals the world needs to transition to a green economy. “Our big concern is how much of B.C.’s competitive advantage, as they call it, […]

07.19.2019

Province drops $9 million on North Bay-area dam, Sault artery road improvements

Tilden Lake Dam, Black Road receive infrastructure project dollars

07.19.2019

A FedNor Friday that’s good for the mining industry

Ottawa funds NORCAT’s underground centre, Northern Ontario mining pavilion

07.19.2019

New Fort Frances mill owner has “highest and best use” redevelopment plans

Riversedge Developments CEO promises open dialogue, “awesome” news for northwestern community

07.19.2019

Sudbury was a stand-in for the moon and other little-known (Canadian) things about the Apollo program – by Nicole Mortillaro (CBC News – July 12, 2019)

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ While Canadian astronauts may not have visited the moon yet, our achievements are part of Apollo history In a few days, the world will mark the 50th anniversary of humans first setting foot on the moon. Apollo 11 was an ambitious mission that would see three men — Neil Armstrong, Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin and […]

07.19.2019

NDP and PCs at odds over which party supports the mining industry more (Thompson Citizen – July 18, 2019)

https://www.thompsoncitizen.net/ Manitoba’s NDP and Progressive Conservative parties are engaged in a war of words over which party is more supportive of mining in the run-up to the Sept. 10 provincial election. NDP leader Wab Kinew said in a press release July 18 that Manitoba has lost two-thirds of its active mines since Brian Pallister became […]

07.19.2019

Is Heritage North too big, too costly for Kirkland Lake?

Council questions arise over costs to operate municipal banquet hall

07.19.2019

Pivot to circular economy essential for mining sustainability

Countries around the world are increasingly shifting from the linear extractive, consumption-based economic model that characterised the last century, to a new paradigm focused on sustainability through restorative and regenerative business practices. But it’s about more than simple recycling. The focus today is increasingly on gradually decoupling economies from their reliance on finite resources and […]

07.19.2019

Platinum giants eye Sibanye’s gold mining deal as wage yardstick

South African platinum producers could use Sibanye Gold’s pay settlement with gold miners earlier this year as a benchmark in wage talks with labour unions, according to a person familiar with the matter. Following a five-month strike that was eventually declared illegal, Sibanye agreed to increase the pay of workers at its three gold mines […]

07.18.2019

COPPER: Fortune makes new discovery at NICO

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Fortune Minerals of London, Ont., has made a new copper discovery at its NICO cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper project 160 km northwest of Yellowknife. The new mineralization was exposed last spring in a pit excavated to provide aggregate for road

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07.18.2019

SILVER: Honey Badger drills very high grades at Beaver property

ONTARIO – Toronto-based Honey Badger Exploration has received assays for the first six holes this season at its Beaver silver property in the Thunder Bay district. Drilling was carried out to follow up on the successful 2018 drill program. Four

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07.18.2019

MINING PEOPLE: Adventus Gold, Asanko Gold, Great Panther, McEwen Mining, and Rugby Mining

Adventus Mining Corp. of Toronto has named Olivia Gamache its new director of environmental management and community development. Most recently she was environment and sustainability manager for Yamana Gold. She holds a BSc and MSc in chemical and environmental engineering

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07.18.2019

SOFTWARE: ABB launches digital real-time mine integration

SWITZERLAND – The new ABB Ability operations management system (OMS) maximizes co-ordination between weekly production plans and dynamic situations in the mine to improve efficiency, increase productivity and maximize profitability. Developed in collaboration with Boliden and ArcelorMittal Mining Canada, Ability

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