Mining Lore

The lost gold of Pitt Lake

Jen Glanville

When Slumach of the Coast Salish indigenous group was hanged for murder in 1891, he took the secret location of his rich gold mine with him

Hawthorne’s Cobalt letters

Douglas Baldwin

Scheming brokers, including a famous author's son, deceived many speculators during the Cobalt, Ontario silver rush

Sincerely, Harry Houdini

Kate Sheridan

Houdini's advice on surviving in areas with very little air – such as underground mines

Mining warfare in WWI

Cecilia Keating

During the critical battles of World War One, skilled miners – many of them Canadian – made Allied victories possible

Energy storage solutions for the mining industry

Interest in energy storage is on the rise, particularly in Ontario where high-power users face big penalties for drawing over their one megawatt limit. David Forde of Eco-H Technologies offers miners some work-arounds using energy storage.

Names to know 2017

This cast of characters is shaping the mining industry and pushing it in new directions

No time for waste

Faster sensors have upped the potential for ore sorting in mine operations