Technology

Advancements in technology used in mining and exploration are allowing companies to improve the bottom line and even revisit mine sites and properties that had previously been deemed unprofitable. And in order to move towards operating with a smaller environmental footprint, many companies are using innovation to help them achieve their goals.  

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John Thompson, Chair of RFG2018.
Energy, Minerals, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global Sustainability for future generations

The Resources for Future Generations Conference (RFG2018) hopes to kickstart a collective effort to address the challenges we face in our future.

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Sat-Fi2, a lightweight and portable hotspot.
Mining Insider, Products & equipment, Technology Globalstar announces the release of Sat-Fi2, the world’s most advanced satellite hotspot

Sat-Fi2 provides continuous communications for consumers, remote worker connectivity and safety.

Filterboxx Drill Camp Combo, set up at a Blackbird Energy site.
Products & equipment, Technology, Global Wastewater treatment in remote geography and extreme environments ––Filterboxx meets this challenge

Ryan Workman of Filterboxx leads a team of environmental science experts and operators who are equipped to treat drinking & domestic wastewater at remote sites.

by Timothy Fowler
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.
Mining Insider, Mines, Technology, Global SGS Canada Partners with Ecomin S.r.l bringing advanced metallurgical testing capabilities

The SGS Lakefield Lab becomes Canada’s sole facility equipped with two-stage Dense Medium Separation Technology

An overview of attendees at the PDAC Convention in Toronto.
Mining Insider, Education, Exploration, First Nations, Minerals, Mines, Products & equipment, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario PDAC 2018 Convention exceeds 25,000 attendees

High attendance rates are a clear sign that the mineral exploration and mining industry has regained its swagger and is building momentum.

Logo of VanadiumCorp Resource Inc.
Mining Insider, Mines, Technology VanadiumCorp Resources and Electrochem Technologies file International PCT patent application

The patent will be filed in order to secure IP rights for the new VanadiumCorp-Electrochem technology worldwide.

Kathryn Hayashi, CEO of TRIUMF Innovations Inc.
Technology Focusing on the business of science

Kathryn Hayashi, CEO of TRIUMF Innovations Inc., dedicates her time to bridging gaps and making an impact in her industry.

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Headshot of Jeff More
Mines, Technology, Global Finding revenues in waste rock

Jeff More, president and CEO of MineSense, shares his business ethics and entrepreneurial spirit.

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Based in Vancouver, B.C., Shahram Tafazoli is president of Motion Metrics International  Corp.
Technology, Global Artificial intelligence solves mining challenges

Motion Metrics provides hardware, software and cloud connectivity to the mining industry that use artificial intelligence to increase efficiency & safety.

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Giant tires on mining truck.
Products & equipment, Safety, Technology Innovation is alive and well at Kal Tire Mining Group

A combination of Kal Tire Mining Group’s leading indicators and electronic suggestion box bubbled up 70 ideas that improve safety, productivity and value.

by Timothy Fowler
An image of a GIS map showing land asset details
Technology, Alberta, Global Pandell: A basement start-up success story

Pandell acquires LandWorks to better serve both companies' customers in the mining and energy industries.

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Four staff members gather together at a display.
Safety, Technology Teleop solutions work to eliminate mine site dangers and inefficiencies

Hard-Line’s Teleop Control System, along with Auto, Multi, and Auto X upgrades, increases efficiency and productivity in mining operations.

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A portrait photo of Steve de Jong, the new CEO of VRify
Technology Rock Star: Steve de Jong, CEO of VRify

Steve de Jong was runner-up as BC Business Entrepreneur of the Year in the Mining and Metals category

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a collage image with pictures of mining sites and people at work
Energy, Mines, Technology Mining and Energy’s 10 most-read stories of 2017

Check out some of the most popular Mining and Energy articles we published last year.

by Danielle Cameron
A woman, wearing a hardhat, takes a water sample from a stream.
Education, First Nations, Technology The future of mining: MiHR discusses employment opportunities

Ryan Montpellier, executive director of MiHR, discusses mining as a viable career path for future generations.

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A prospector digs around at Cruz Cobalt's high-grade cobalt Johnson project.
Minerals, Mines, Technology, Ontario Competing for cobalt

Cruz Cobalt Corp explains the importance of cobalt to the future of electric vehicles.

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Left to right: Ben Marken (Selkirk College), Blair Weston (FortisBC), Roger Austin (Austin Engineering), Darren McElhinney (FortisBC), Mary Austin (Austin Engineering) and Jason Taylor (Selkirk College)
Energy, Technology, British Columbia 3-D printing innovation in engineering

Selkirk College and Austin Engineering worked together to create a 3-D printed model of the proposed Corra Linn dam upgrades for FortisBC.

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A lady showing some environmental science equipment
Sustainability & environment, Technology Exploring eDNA

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) Ignite program chose Dr. Caren Helbing and Hemmera Envirochem’s environmental monitoring research project for funding.

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A wind turbine in a field with a herd of deer lounging in the grass around it.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Major renewable energy company focuses on Alberta

EDF EN Canada has several wind projects currently advancing through development in Alberta, but is also exploring combinations of solar and wind.

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