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Is Mining Really Thinking Differently?

Is Mining Really Thinking Differently?

Over a month ago, CIM held it's annual national conference titled "Thinking Differently."

Of course, everyone takes different things away from events like these, and they say "you only hear what you want to hear, only see what you came for." I suspect that is very true for most people, although for me, I do try to come with as open a mind as I can.

That said, I really was keen on listening for what might be "different!" Have we really broken those invisible barriers to change, to really take on and implement new ideas?

Here are my reflections on the event…

Promoting Change - Go Big or Go Home

Promoting Change - Go Big or Go Home

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of my undergraduate degree in geological engineering, as well as my whole-hearted dive into the mining world. I’ve watched many fantastic ideas, methodologies and technologies come forth, often to be squashed and put back on a shelf, and it's time that this stops!! 

I’ve decided that it’s time to go big or go home, to start shouting about the possibilities, to start connecting the right collaborators and helping with finding the right solutions for big risk and sustainability-related opportunities.

Will you be a supporter?

Collaborating to Extract Value from Waste

Collaborating to Extract Value from Waste

How do we get more buy in to actually turning tailings wastes into a product?

Is there more opportunity to create products out of those things or have them used as some other sources of reclamation materials to stabilize other sites.

How do we encourage more collaboration on that front?

Read this article, based on sessions of the Mines and Technology conference held in Toronto, October 2-4, 2017, where a panel had a dialogue around this question.