COVID-19: A Guide for Mining Engineers & Geologists

COVID-19: A Guide for Mining Engineers & Geologists

I, like most people around the world, find myself in a government enforced quarantine in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Social distancing may become the new normal as our busy lives are put on hold and we patiently wait for the lockdown to be lifted.   To comply...
Mining for our Health

Mining for our Health

The first product that most people think about when they hear about mining are either metal production for our high demand of high-tech products or coal to provide power and heat. We are not particularly aware of the importance of mining products in the healthcare...
Biomining: The Art of Green Mining

Biomining: The Art of Green Mining

Biomining is the process of extracting metals from rock ores and mining waste using microorganisms. In a mining context, ores are valuable metals bound to rocks. Microbes have the ability to oxidize the valuable metals, allowing them to dissolve in water. Another...
Feasibility studies for mining projects 

Feasibility studies for mining projects 

Feasibility studies for mining projects  There is no international agreement on the terminology for each stage of feasibility study and there is no agreed standard for quality or accuracy. The AusIMM’s Monograph 27, Cost Estimation Handbook provides a set of standards...
Uncertainty and Mining 

Uncertainty and Mining 

Mining is an industry that combines many disciplines with a primary objective: the extraction of mineral resources in an economically profitable, environmentally and socially sustainable way. Many of the risks associated with a mining project include financial,...