a Miner Explained How He Scaled

2022-05-01 Vic Laranja started mining crypto after being in lockdowns for over a year. He began by using his work PC and would run it overnight when he wasn’t using it. He eventually built a separate GPU mining rig that would mine ethereum and reward him in BTC. About a year into lockdowns, Vic Laranja […]

Like the Idea of Asteroid Mining? Be Careful What You Wish For

2022-04-29 02:05:00 Raise your hand if you remember the day you first heard about asteroid “16 Psyche.” In 2020, newspaper headlines around the world exploded with the news that NASA had discovered a “failed planet” in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. This rock tried to evolve into the metallic core of a planet, […]

Miners continue to expand use of battery-powered vehicles underground

2022-04-22 As miners strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, many, particularly those with underground mines, are beginning to invest in battery-powered and electric-powered mining fleets. As of March 2022, GlobalData was tracking 157 electric loaders (LHDs) and 45 electric trucks operating in underground mines across the globe, with the largest combined population of electric LHDs […]

EVs require mined minerals. What if Indigenous people say no to more mining?

2022-04-19 At the peak of the summer, my nation, the Nlaka’pamux, one of the Indigenous Peoples of south-central British Columbia, used to know when the salmon had returned to local rivers by the annual blooming of the waxz’ethlap, or wild mock-orange shrub. This flower’s annual bloom along the shores of the Thompson River used to […]

South African mining experts acquire underground drone maker Inkonova

2022-04-13 Inkonova, a Stockholm-based underground drone mapping specialist, has been acquired by mining consultancy firm RAMJACK. While the terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed by the companies, Japan’s Terra Drone Corporation had also announced in 2018 that it had picked up a “significant stake” in Inkonova. The Swedish company came onto the scene […]

Altus Strategies PLC granted mining licence for Agdz copper-silver project in Morocco

2022-04-12 Altus Strategies PLC (AIM:ALS, TSX-V:ALTS, OTCQX:ALTUF) said it has been issued with a 10-year mining licence for the Agdz copper and silver project in Morocco. Agdz is located 14 kilometres southwest of the Bou Skour copper-silver mine in the eastern Anti-Atlas. Altus’s Moroccan portfolio is held by its 100%-owned subsidiary Aterian Resources Ltd, which is […]

Ranked: World’s top 10 copper mining projects – 2022

2022-04-06 Drillers at the KSM copper-gold project in British Columbia. Credit: Seabridge Gold Copper, often called the bellwether metal as a barometer of global economic health, is a metal vital to the green energy transition. Demand has been growing for the red metal, and energy and metals researcher Wood Mackenzie expects end-use copper demand from […]

Rickford has some strong words for environmental groups: There’s no green economy without mining

2022-04-05 11:00:00 Northern Development minister challenges environmental groups to ‘get on board’ with Ontario mineral strategy, calling it the ‘single biggest environmental policy any jurisdiction has ever advanced the world over’ Northern Development minister Greg Rickford said environmental groups that continue to target Northern Ontario’s mining industry are missing the boat if they do not […]

Hemlo Explorers stock jumps 53% as Barrick weighs Ontario project earn-in

2022-04-04 Subject to a successful earn-in, the two companies will form a joint venture corporation owned 80% by Barrick and 20% by Hemlo Explorers. If any party’s interest in the JV declines below 10%, it will convert to a 1% net smelter return royalty. Both companies said they will work to complete the due diligence […]

Mining industry returns to Murdochville, decades after abandoning the small town

2022-03-31 01:00:00 Remnants of the former copper mine are still visible in Murdochville, Que., now home to some 700 people. (Radio-Canada – image credit) Twenty-three years after the copper mine in Murdochville, Que., closed down and left the community without its main source of income, a new company is looking to revive the industry whose […]