Mining

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges shaping the mining industry.

  • Stantec's Hard Rock Miner's Handbook

    Stantec's Hard Rock Miner's Handbook

    This Handbook offers the value of Rule of Thumb, tricks of the trade, case histories and example problems.

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  • You thought diversity was difficult?

    You thought diversity was difficult?

    Many mining companies have made workforce diversity a central component of their company goals, yet the real challenge looms: inclusion

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  • Stream Restoration: The Future of Mine Reclamation

    Stream Restoration: The Future of Mine Reclamation

    Promoting biodiversity and sustainability with natural channel systems

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  • Creating a new kind of mining conference in Nevada—collaboration and trust are critical

    Creating a new kind of mining conference in Nevada—collaboration and trust are critical

    The most recent Elko Roundtable featured an unbridled conversation about risk and design in the mining industry

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  • Agile Mining Leads to Breakthrough Results

    Agile Mining Leads to Breakthrough Results

    New strategies to plan and execute mining projects—from the ore body out—brings impressive results

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  • Filtered Tailings Technology: A new era for mine tailings storage

    Filtered Tailings Technology: A new era for mine tailings storage

    Filtered tailings technology offers options for storing mine tailings in an environmentally friendly manner

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  • STEM is for everyone: 3 ways to “change the equation” of equality in the workplace

    STEM is for everyone: 3 ways to “change the equation” of equality in the workplace

    This year’s S.H.E. Summit offered a wide perspective on how we can cooperate across genders to build rewarding careers

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  • The new era of closure tools

    The new era of closure tools

    Building closure into every step of a mine’s lifecycle has become a common approach but is difficult to do

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  • Australia leaps toward tailings risk management through adoption of EOR practice

    Australia leaps toward tailings risk management through adoption of EOR practice

    In Australia and across the world, external tailings management programs are being established to mitigate the risk of tailings dam failures

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  • Mine design from the “inside out”

    Mine design from the “inside out”

    Whether designing an underground mine using pencil and paper or sophisticated software packages, the best approach is to start on the inside and then move towards the outside.

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  • Will a robot steal my job? How disruptive technologies are changing environmental practices in mining

    Will a robot steal my job? How disruptive technologies are changing environmental practices in mining

    Peter de San Miguel shares his thoughts on how disruptive technologies are changing environmental practices in mining.

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  • Building the mine of the future, one step at a time

    Building the mine of the future, one step at a time

    As mines move toward advanced digital technologies to support safer and more productive mines, implementation challenges persist

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  • Water stewardship: a path to lower operating costs

    Water stewardship: a path to lower operating costs

    Mineral recovery requires a significant volume of water and as a result, efficient use of water and optimization of water recycling are key to successful operations.

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  • The cleaner, drier future of mine waste

    The cleaner, drier future of mine waste

    The Mount Polley tailings dam failure has spurred a look at tailings alternatives

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  • Clear and clean

    Clear and clean

    In a recent edition of CIM Magazine, Resa Furey and Jim Finley discussed access to water as a growing humanitarian and environmental challenge.

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  • How the valuation of tailings, wastes, water and other externalities can lower the risk premium and add to a property's value

    How the valuation of tailings, wastes, water and other externalities can lower the risk premium and add to a property's value

    How the valuation of tailings, wastes, water and other externalities can lower the risk premium and add to a property's value

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  • Advancing inclusion and diversity in the mining industry

    Advancing inclusion and diversity in the mining industry

    In today’s business environment, having a diverse workforce is essential

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  • 8 ways to raise expectations for commercial drone operators

    8 ways to raise expectations for commercial drone operators

    Drone technology can be a great help to environmental, engineering, and survey work—but there are improper, illegal, and unsafe uses

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  • Early hydrogeological studies critical to mining success

    Early hydrogeological studies critical to mining success

    The art, science, and benefits of hydrogeological studies

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  • Increase mine productivity through better shaft and hoist operation

    Increase mine productivity through better shaft and hoist operation

    At their most basic level, underground mines are straightforward operations that dig rock out of the ground and bring it to surface for processing.

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