Operations

Hitting the reset button

Kylie Williams

Trevali Mining Corporation placed its Caribou zinc-lead-silver mine into “hot” care and maintenance in March 2020 but restarted the mine stronger and more efficiently just 11 months later, with a healthy hedging deal in place, reduced production costs and new opportunities in the pipeline for the company and the Bathurst region of northern New Brunswick.

Revving up

Kelsey Rolfe

First Cobalt upgraded a decades-old site to turn it into North America’s first cobalt refinery

Rare optimism in rare earths

Herb Mathisen

With geopolitics and green energy spurring demand in rare earth elements, project developers are forging ahead after a dismal decade

Continuous flow

Ailbhe Goodbody

New digital tools and sensor technology complement the environmental and cost advantages of conveyor transport 

Seeing the unseeable

Kylie Williams

How advanced tools and technologies are imaging ore deposits at large and small scales to accelerate exploration efficiency