Environment

The internet of tailings

Cecilia Keating

Tailings storage facility monitoring is getting a makeover, as solutions available to miners automate and take advantage of cloud-based data management systems, improvements in battery technology, and the internet of things.

Green goop yields a breakthrough

Gillian Woodford

Two Laurentian University researchers discovered that mine tailings in Sudbury contain algae with antimicrobial and anti-cancer properties

Social standing

Kelsey Rolfe

With the recent tailings dam failure in Brazil, investors want more transparency around the inherent risks of mining

Charging ahead

The move to battery-powered underground mining fleets is gathering speed. It is also opening up miners to a new realm of possibility.

Rules of engagement

Competing priorities are complicating development in the Ring of Fire but all sides agree dialogue is necessary to get it right