ere at CIM Magazine, we try 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. However, we also take our cues from you, our readers. In looking at this year's list of most popular articles, it is clear that, once we get past the headline grabbing mergers, the North occupies a big space in the imaginations of mining professionals.

10. Lake Superior’s Silver Island
Silver Islet was one of Canada’s most profitable silver mines, until it was destroyed by a storm over Lake Superior
By Kaaria Quash


9. Federal government gives $4.2 million to renewables projects at northern mines
Wind turbines and compressed air energy storage to displace diesel at Raglan and Hope Bay
By Kylie Williams

8. Newmont buys Goldcorp for US$10 billion
Newmont-Goldcorp deal knocks Barrick-Randgold from world’s largest gold miner spot
By Kelsey Rolfe

7. Be a team player and never stop learning
Advice to young mining professionals from Allan Cramm, vice-president of innovation and development at Anaconda Mining
By Tom DiNardo


6. Atlantic Gold acquired by Australian St Barbara Ltd for $722 million
St Barbara to take over all Atlantic operations, including Moose River mine
By Matthew Coyte

5. New research project could help identify mineral-rich deposits in Canada’s north
Vancouver Island University researchers launch project to develop artificial intelligence algorithm for identifying eskers in northern Canada
By Kaaria Quash

4. Vanadium’s day
Battery applications and changes in Chinese construction standards are increasing demand for vanadium
By Sarah Treleaven

3. How to write a better feasibility study
Strategies to attract more investment with your feasibility study
By Mauro Chiesa

2. Former Barrick CIO Michelle Ash to join blockchain startup
Minespider, a blockchain startup developing a conflict minerals platform, names Michelle Ash to advisory board
By Kaaria Quash

1. Canada names eight abandoned northern mine sites to receive billions in remediation funding
The Canadian government’s plan to spend $2.2 billion on northern mine remediation includes some of the North’s biggest former mining operations
By Matthew Parizot


Still want more? The editors at CIM Magazine chose their favourite articles of the year. To see their picks, check out the 2019 Editors' Picks.