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.  

Recent Technology articles

Premier Christy Clark announces funding for Geoscience BC.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC receives $10 million in new funding from BC government for earth science research

Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with various provincial sectors.

Picture of Cessna conducting aerial geophysical survey.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC releases survey results indicating potential for new mineral deposits in B.C.

Results of Canada's largest airborne survey will stimulate mineral exploration in B.C.

Canada Place in Vancouver
Minerals, Products & equipment, Technology, British Columbia The best bits of the AME Roundup

Mining and Energy’s Robert Hawkins discusses highlights from the AME Roundup 2017 at Canada Place in Vancouver, B.C.

by Kyle Born
Quest Rare Minerals looks to the sky for efficient and environmentally friendly solutions to their mine transport problems: Lockheed Martin's airships with capacities of 20 tons.
Mines, Technology, Global Airships considered for more environmentally friendly mining in remote locations

Airships are viable option for future Quest mines, as well as other similar mines across Canada.

by Jillian Clark
An aerial shot of the Clear Lake property.
Technology, Yukon What’s underground? Take a look at the trees to find minerals in the bedrock

Biochemical sampling is being used in Yukon by Darnley Bay Resources in its search for metals.

by Galadriel Watson
Picture of mine.
Mining Insider, Mines, Technology, Global Kazzinc commits to RungePincockMinarco’s (RPM’s) Enterprise Planning Platform

The project will be rolled out across the Kazzinc operations which includes 4 underground mines, 2 open pit mines, a concentrator plant as well as their office.

Fastec Imaging’s TS5 High-Speed Camera’s slow-motion footage provides optimal analyzation of blasting operations.
Mines, Products & equipment, Technology A troubleshooting tool

Fastec Imaging’s TS5 high-speed hand-held camera is the camera to record all your mining and blasting operations.

by Kyle Born
Ener-Core is commercializing its two-megawatt KG2-3GEF/PO Power Oxidizer, which can run on waste and low-quality gases from a wide variety of industries, with Siemens/Dresser-Rand.
Energy, Technology Ener-core creates energy from low-BTU gas

Ener-Core is bringing environmental and revenue-generating possibilities to mining operations

by Jessica Kirby
The Pfisterer CrossPower System offers several benefits to remote mining locations, including lower energy costs and portability.
Energy, Technology Are mini-grids the future of energy?

Pfisterer/THEnergy has released a portable solar and wind mini-grid to benefit remote mine sites.

by Jessica Kirby
Deborah Roberts has identified microbes responsible for acid-rock drainage at mine sites.
Technology, British Columbia Acid-causing bacteria identified at UBC

Researchers at University of British Columbia (UBC) have isolated organisms causing acid-rock drainage in mining operations.

by Jessica Kirby
Picture of LNG powered haul truck.
Mining Insider, Energy, Mines, Products & equipment, Technology, Global LNG becoming increasingly popular in powering the mining industry

The mining industry has seen a steady increase in the use of LNG in various mining applications.

Renewable electricity smart-grid pilot demonstration at Glencore’s Raglan Mine in northern Quebec.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global Glencore sweeps the 2016 TSM Excellence Awards

Glencore’s Kidd Operations and Raglan Mine were recognized with 2016 TSM Excellence Awards.

Picture of scholarship application.
Mining Insider, Education, Mines, Technology, Global Recipient of the Paul Stothart Memorial scholarship announced

MAC has named Alexander (Al) Pritchard as the 2016 recipient of the Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship in Mineral Economics.

Water dredging machine
Sustainability & environment, Technology Society sways towards sustainable solutions in mining and energy

Todd Smith of Terrapure Environmental discusses sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions to energy challenges, and Terrapure’s unique services.

by Jillian Clark
Rachel Chouinard, MSc Student, University of British Columbia was one of the 2016 Scholarship winners.
Mining Insider, Education, Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC announces 2016 scholarship winners

Geoscience BC announced that ten outstanding post-graduate students have been selected to receive 2016 Geoscience BC Scholarship Awards.

A man waling along a holding tank checking to see if there are leaks.
Products & equipment, Safety, Technology, Global Liquid Integrity Systems leak detecting technology

Solar-powered, wireless technology provides flexible protection and real-time leak analysis.

by Jillian Clark
Michel de Spot (in cap) at the SunMine groundbreaking ceremony.
Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia SunMine engineer thinks the future looks bright—and green

In recognition of his role as principal engineer of the SunMine, Michel de Spot was presented with a National Award from Engineers Canada.

by Kevin Miller
Rendering of new SBI BioEnergy Inc. new biorefinery.
Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta New Edmonton biorefinery turns vegetable oils into renewable fuels

Edmonton-based SBI BioEnergy Inc. will convert canola oil and animal fats into renewable diesel

by Peter Caulfield
An open pit mine on the side of a mountain
Education, Mines, Technology, Global Emerging trends in the mining industry

Emerging trends in the mining industry may offer solutions—or at least opportunities for improvement industry-wide.

by Rory Bagley
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