Technology

No time for waste

Andrew Topf

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

Heavy lifting

Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco

Saskatchewan uranium is poised to help wean the world off its dependency on Chinese heavy rare earth elements thanks to developments from the Saskatchewan Research Council

A fresh approach to sulfide ores

Cecilia Keating

Copper deposits are getting more difficult to process, but new technology from FLSmidth gets to the root of the problem

Field tested

Ian Ewing

Case studies in the hardware and software behind improved milling plant performance

Combining geostats, AI and VR to find gold deposits

Jean-Philippe Paiement explains how SGS has combined historical geological data with machine learning and virtual reality tools to identify and visualize drilling targets

Less is more

The smelter in Kitimat, B.C. started up in the 1950s, and after a major upgrade, the operation is turning out even more aluminum while keeping its environmental impact in check

Names to know 2017

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