ne of our missions at CIM Magazine is to report on the most compelling stories in the mining industry – those that capture where the industry is heading and what its leaders are thinking. Nothing helps us more than seeing what you choose to read. In looking at this year's list of most popular articles it is clear that emerging technologies and persistent challenges are top of mind for many.



5. Hard rock revolution on the horizon
Continuous mining machines on the verge of a breakthrough in hard rock operations
By Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco


4. Measuring mine life
A tribute to Hugh Taylor and his law
By Lawrence Devon Smith


3. Why are there still so few women in mining?
Materials engineer Marilyn Spink doesn't like the lack of diversity in mining and she is set on change
By Elle Crosby


2. Less is more
The retrofit at Rio Tinto's Kitimat operation has the smelter producing more without an increased footprint
By Kylie Williams


1. Caterpillar announces new proof of concept battery-powered LHD
Caterpillar’s electric drive LHD test unit to be used at Canadian mine site into 2018
By Kelsey Rolfe


The editors at CIM Magazine also chose their favourite articles of the year that did not appear on this list. To see their picks, check out the Top 10 for 2017.