Mining

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reducing liabilities through progressive mine closure

    Reducing liabilities through progressive mine closure

    One of the most vexing problems that mining companies face has nothing to do with mining: it's what happens to the mine after the minerals have been depleted.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Proper mine ventilation increases safety and can dramatically reduce costs

    Proper mine ventilation increases safety and can dramatically reduce costs

    Ventilation is among the most important functions in a mining operation and directly affects the health and safety of employees.

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  • Fewer water conflicts and increased profitability through catchment management

    Fewer water conflicts and increased profitability through catchment management

    What mine owners need to consider when it comes to water use in addition to operational concerns.

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  • Working in an underground mine? Do you want power down there?

    Working in an underground mine? Do you want power down there?

    Mines are complicated places with big electrical needs so it’s important for mine owners to involve electrical experts early in the process

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  • Getting mining up to speed with automation

    Getting mining up to speed with automation

    The use of ‘big data’ is an important trend to emerge over the past few years as companies in multiple sectors harness the incredible advancements in computing power to make improvements and more.

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  • Water is an investment: as valuable as ounces in the ground

    Water is an investment: as valuable as ounces in the ground

    Water is crucial to mining– to carry chemicals for processing ore and as a delivery vehicle for mine wastes that must either be dry-stacked or stored in large tailings ponds.

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  • Mine closure and reclamation

    Mine closure and reclamation

    Leading up to MINExpo 2016, we are sharing interviews with professionals in the industry. Mike DeDen, VP and Director of Mining at Stantec talks to us about mine closure and reclamation.

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