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Picture of Gold Rush Challenge ad by Integra.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Technology, Global Integra Gold Corp. launches $1,000,000 crowd-sourcing gold rush challenge

Company hopes $1 million prize purse will attract "digital prospectors" to analyze unprecedented amount of data and direct it towards its next big gold find.

Ray Roussy receives award
Mining Insider, Technology, British Columbia Surrey’s Sonic Drill Corp wins technology development award

Ray Roussy holds dozens of patents involving sonic drilling technology and commercialization.

Digital rendering of Imperial Oil's new oil sands research centre in southeast Calgary.
Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Imperial Oil to build next generation research facility in Calgary

Imperial Oil's new facility will focus on improving technologies while developing new oilsands recovery methods.

by Kevin Miller
Mike Hambalek by Soleco's second generation solar and wind-powered light tower.
Technology, British Columbia Cranbrook entrepreneur invents a solar and wind-powered construction light tower

Mike Hambalek’s latest project is a solar and wind-powered LED light tower designed for use in remote industrial locations.

by Kevin Miller
The ColdBlock sample digestion unit, which can process up to six samples at once.
Technology, Ontario ColdBlock Technologies Inc. reveals game-changing sample digestion technology at PDAC

Not only does ColdBlock’s technology improve sampling accuracy, it also promises to slash the amount of time and money required and make the procedure far safer

by Kevin Miller
Harrier Aerial Surveys
Minerals, Technology, Global Drones are ready for takeoff in the mining industry

That black speck you see in the sky may not be just another raven. It could be an unmanned aerial vehicle exploring for minerals.

by Kerry Shellborn
Screenshot of the Field Eagle application. The screen in the back is the FE Server’s template builder for specific machines. The front tablet is the FE Tablet’s navigation screen.
Products & equipment, Technology, Global Software firm has developed groundbreaking solution for inspections

Konverge Digital Solutions is the creator of Field Eagle ... paperless, risk-based inspection software that is saving mining companies time and money.

by Karen Kornelsen
Glen Wonders in a grey sports coat.
Technology, British Columbia Completion of Highway 37 power line hailed

Line will serve current and proposed mine projects in northwest BC

by Peter Caulfield
A VTEM Plus helicopter time domain electromagnetic (TDEM) survey program helped North American Nickel crews identify 50 conductive zones at the Maniitsoq project in Greenland.
Technology, Global Helicopter surveying used at North American Nickel

NAN Maniitsoq property gains recognition as one of the worlds' most significant nickel deposits

by Jessica Kirby
SaskPower Boundary Dam Power Station.
Technology, Saskatchewan SaskPower puts carbon capture technology to the test

SaskPower will transform Boundary Dam Power Station into a reliable, long- term producer of clean baseload electricity.

by Jessica Kirby
Laying the line
Technology, British Columbia Merrick Mainline project a key link in proposed natural gas export

NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. to move ahead on the Merrick Mainline Pipeline project.

by Jessica Kirby
3 Engineers in the field looking at a map and assesing what needs to be done.
Technology 3M Canada planning for the mining industries future

Trends in the mining industry are the foundation for new technologies and greater job opportunities in engineering: just ask 3M Canada

by Jessica Kirby
Diavik's four-turbine wind farm.
Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Northwest Territories Diavik Diamond Mine powers up with wind

Diavik Diamond Mine has the northernmost large-scale wind-diesel hybrid power facility in the world.

by Jessica Kirby
Interaction of delegates and participants in the CIM convention of 2013.
Education, Mines, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia CIM 2014 convention in Vancouver May 11 to 14

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum will welcome 7,000 delegates and participants to celebrate diversity in mining.

by Jessica Kirby
Trenching Equipment Leaving Iqaluit for CH-6 Camp (March 9, 2013)
Technology, Nunavut Peregrine Diamonds: where the ice trail leads

Peregrine Diamonds developed a 175-kilometre ice trail to haul heavy equipment and sample materials to and from its remote camp on Baffin Island.

by Jessica Kirby
Aeros’ flight operations support team observe the liftoff of the ‘Dragon Dream’ advanced prototype of the Aeroscraft in Southern California; August 2013.
Products & equipment, Technology, Nunavut, Yukon Lighter-than-air helium airships can ship heavy cargo to remote areas

Aeros Corp.’s Aeroscraft vehicles can transport large and heavy cargo loads to remote areas, making it valuable for use in some mining projects.

by Jessica Kirby
Avalon geologist Chris Pederson measures rare earth element concentrations using a hand-held XRF analyzer in diamond-drill core from the Nechalacho project. Samples are then sent to a laboratory for more precise analysis.
Exploration, Mines, Technology, Northwest Territories Rare earth metals critical to Canadian economy

Avalon Rare Metals' flagship property in the Northwest Territories could be the largest new source of heavy rare earths in the world.

by Karen Kornelsen
Drilling project in Northern Saskatchewan. The drilling company is Team Drilling based in Saskatoon.
Minerals, Technology Diamond drillers association hopes 2014 will sparkle

The Canadian Diamond Drilling Association's chief says indications are the industry will cycle into a comeback in 2014 after a major drop in utilization.

by Karen Kornelsen
Karina Briño, president and CEO of MABC
Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Mining thought leader overview

An interview with Karina Briño, president and CEO of the Mining Association of BC

by Jessica Kirby
Guyed Y towers were flown in and erected on concrete footings along the NTL in northern B.C.
First Nations, Mines, Technology, British Columbia Bringing reliable power to northern BC

BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line, currently under construction, will benefit mining operations and northern communities.

by Jessica Kirby
The blue piece with the two rollers is Caliper's latest invention, the Roller Saddle Block.
Company Profiles, History, Technology, British Columbia, Global A BC company whose inventions improve mining equipment

Mike Hambalek and his team at Caliper Machine and Hydraulics in Cranbrook have come up with some heavy equipment innovations that are being used globally.

by Karen Kornelsen
Launching the EBEE drone.
Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Yukon Revolutionizing prospecting and exploration in Yukon

Shawn Ryan is changing the face of prospecting in Yukon with incredibly innovative new technologies such as unmanned drones and Geoprobes.

by Karen Kornelsen
2 children looking at a display with interest at the Minerals South Conference.
Education, Minerals, Technology, British Columbia Prospector and President - Q & A with Jason Jacob, president of the East Kootenay Chamber of Mines

Q & A with Jason Jacob, president of the East Kootenay Chamber of Mines

by Lisa Crane
HDPE Fusing for Mine Dewatering Project.
Company Profiles, Mines, Products & equipment, Safety, Technology, Alberta, British Columbia Canadian Dewatering L.P. provides full-service fluid-management services

Canadian Dewatering L.P. provides full-service fluid-management services

by Jessica Kirby
Geologist Chris Gallagher uses an XRF unit on Eagle Plains Resources’ Kalum property in northern B.C.
Technology, British Columbia Technological advances are the key to discovery

Chris Gallagher, a geologist and chief geologic database administrator with TerraLogic Exploration Inc., said new technology is advancing exploration projects.j

by Tanya Laing Gahr
Abbotsford’s ShearForce Equipment has brought the Xcentric Ripper excavator attachment to Canada.
Products & equipment, Technology, British Columbia MSABC members keep mining at the forefront of innovation

MSABC revolutionizing the mining supply industry with technology and innovation.

by Jessica Kirby
Bruce Knight, president and DEO of SMS Equipment.
Minerals, Technology, British Columbia MSABC sends the message that mining builds communities

Mining Suppliers Association of B.C.’s (MSABC) sends the message that mining builds communities.

by Jessica Kirby
an architectural rendering of an aerial view of the new smelter
Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Work on the Kitimat Modernization Project is going strong

Rio Tinto Alcan's Kitimat Modernization Project at its smelter in Kitimat, B.C., is on track to be completed and achieve production by 2014.

by Karen Kornelsen
Photo of MNC Mine
Technology, Global Xstrata Technology provides solutions on a global level

Technologies developed at Xstrata’s own sites have been implemented at some of the world's largest mining operations.

by Karen Kornelsen
A black box with input and output ports
Products & equipment, Technology Real-time underground data in a box

The SymBot, manufactured by Symboticware, is a ruggedized real-time monitoring system for mining operations that works deep underground as well as above ground.

by Gail Jansen-Kesslar
Photo of Michelle Levesque
Technology, Ontario Energy management is at the focus of new research

Michelle Levesque, a researcher with MIRARCO, is doing work in the area of demand-side energy conservation that will impact the mining industry.

by Gail Jansen-Kesslar
Technology, Global, Ontario Studying new ways to mine deep ore bodies

With a greater demand for base metals, the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation's project that looks at technology to explore for deep ore bodies.

by Jessica Kirby
Photo of Caterpillar's 795F haul truck
Products & equipment, Technology Liquefied natural gas engine technology is in the works for mining trucks

Mine trucks are expected to carry lighter environmental loads over the next five years thanks to an agreement between Westport Innovations and Caterpillar.

by Jessica Kirby
Photo of the Keno Hill Silver District
Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia, Yukon Alexco transforms the Keno Hill Silver District with environmental technologies

Cleaning up and reopening the historic Bellekeno silver mine in Yukon has earned Alexco's Brad Thrall and Clynton Nauman an award from the AME BC.

by Karen Kornelsen
Photo of Dick DeStefano
Products & equipment, Technology, Ontario The SAMSSA brings strength and prosperity

The Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association promotes the expertise of the mining supply products and services in the Greater Sudbury.

by Karen Kornelsen
Photo of Dr. David Pearson, Kelly Strong, John Pollesel, Rick Bartolucci, Marianne Matichuk, Dalton McGuinty, Jim Bradley and Dave Stefanuto
Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario Vale breaks ground on a leading-edge project at Copper Cliff

On June 22, 2012, Vale broke ground on its Clean AER Project, which will see sulphur dioxide emissions at Vale’s Copper Cliff smelter in Sudbury reduced.

by Karen Kornelsen
Photo of miners in the snow
Technology, Saskatchewan SRK Consulting sees huge potential in Saskatchewan

Consultants look after environmental licensing and permits, environmental management, rock mechanics and engineeringin the areas of mine waste management.

by Gail Jansen-Kesslar
Artillery Peak in Arizona
Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology New clean mining association is formed

Promoting new and emerging technology that makes mining more environmentally responsible.

by Jessica Kirby
Photo of a laser tracker measuring wear platesr.
Mines, Technology Technology for measuring just about anything

Warren Wagstaff started Digital Precision Metrology in 2011 to fill a need for contract measuring services.

by Jessica Kirby
Group of people
Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

Alberta's Industrial Heartland is Canada’s largest petrochemical and hydrocarbon processing centre.

by Lisa Crane
Photo showing near-infrared spectroscopy in use in the field
Minerals, Mines, Products & equipment, Technology Near-infrared technology essential for rapid and accurate mineral sampling

In the search for ever more complex ore deposits, it has become more important to continually fine tune the extraction process.

by Jessica Kirby
Two men in front of a drill truck
Exploration, Technology, Alberta Drilling down for data

Century Wireline Services uses specialized tools and computerized systems to provide a map—or a log—of what lies underground.

by Lisa Crane
Inuktun's Versatrax 300 robot
Exploration, Products & equipment, Technology Rugged mining robots can go where no man has gone before

Colin Ross of Nanaimo's Inuktun Services believes the next generation of miners will be robots.

Before picture taken of Vale's regreening project of slag piles off Big Nickel Road near their Copper Cliff operations
Education, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario From moonscape to greenscape

The Vale Living with Lakes Centre in Sudbury, Ontario, has brought environmental success to a whole new level.

by Karen Kornelsen
Photo of crews moving the muck away
Mines, Technology, Saskatchewan Cameco’s creative innovation

Cameco was awarded the 2011 Exceptional Engineering/Geoscience Award for its innovative remediation of the Cigar Lake Mine.

by Lisa Crane
Technology, British Columbia Investments aid coal shipping

Shipping coal out of North Vancouver will soon be more efficient because of investments in modern equipment by Neptune Bulk Terminals.

by Trevor Crawley
Mines, Technology Enabling collaboration for innovation

The Canadian Mining Innovation Council is a network of mining industry, government and academic stakeholders who facilitate research and development.

Photo of a man doing a soil sample
Exploration, Minerals, Technology, Nunavut, Saskatchewan High hopes for isotopes

Uravan Minerals believes geochemistry may hold the key to locating uranium deposits.

by Glynis Fediuk
A camp with tents during a cold winter night.
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Northwest Territories Driving innovation

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. and its flaghip Nechalacho deposit in Thor Lake, N.W.T., is focused on rare earth elements, which are integral to advancing techonology.

by Kali Love
A woman walks across what looks like hardened soil.
Technology, Alberta Tailings ponds made better

Syncrude, based in Alberta, is focusing on its tailings ponds and is developing new technology to improve reclamation of the ponds.

by Kali Love

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