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Mentoring plays key role in retention of women

Mentoring plays a key role in retaining women in the mining industry. This was one of 10 points raised in a paper presented at the Canadian..

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Getting bigger

The world of mining is a world of monsters. Monster trucks with wheels the size of houses make highway dump trucks look like tinker toys...

September 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

Ring of Fire, Ring of Fire

One way to get attention in the mining world is to mention the Ring of Fire. Apparently, it doesn’t matter whether your column is..

June 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

Mining suppliers: the last aliens

Outer space has more than its share of miners and no mining suppliers. I wonder how they do it. You may not have noticed, but the highest..

March 1, 2010 with 0 Comments

Micro bolter designed for narrow vein mining

The mining industry has an enviable record of overcoming engineering challenges, but one challenge that has baffled equipment designers and..

March 1, 2009 with 0 Comments

The sky hasn’t fallen

Writing headlines for a quarterly mining journal can be a risky proposition. Such was the case with the headline, “Ontario firing on..

December 1, 2008 with 0 Comments

Euphoria and the law of gravity

Euphoria pretty well summarizes the state of the mining industry in 2008 and the mood in the Ontario mining cluster of Sudbury, Timmins and..

September 1, 2008 with 0 Comments

Discover Abitibi announces new geoscience studies

Discover Abitibi is embarking on a new round of studies in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt. The Timmins-based initiative, which has a mandate..

March 1, 2008 with 0 Comments

Stephen Hall to head MIRARCO

The Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) has announced the appointment of its new president, Dr...

March 1, 2008 with 0 Comments

Minister applauds industry’s performance

Ontario’s new Minister of Northern Development and Mines is upbeat about the performance of the province’s mining industry.  “It’s..

March 1, 2008 with 0 Comments
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