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Marisa Suarez - Marketing Communications Specialist - November 19, 2021

Drilling and blasting are at the heart of most mining operations. Ever since the origination of drill and blast in 1627 at a small Hungarian gold mine, drill and blast teams have experienced a vital, yet difficult job to accomplish. Making big rocks into smaller rocks is harder than it sounds. (more…)


Marisa Suarez - Marketing Communications Specialist - August 27, 2021

High employee turnover rates are a costly problem for almost every industry, including mining. What factors contribute to that cost? Let’s find out! (more…)


Marisa Suarez - Marketing Communications Specialist - June 28, 2021

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has replaced Industry Guide 7 for reporting material mining assets with Regulation S-K 1300. Registrants filing annual reports with the SEC now have to comply with the new regulation, so it’s important for registrants to clearly understand what goes into these reports and the major differences between Industry Guide 7 and the new rule. It’s also beneficial to understand why and how these changes came about.  (more…)


Maureen Moore - Senior Geologist & Training Program Lead - March 20, 2021

Higher education worldwide was massively affected by COVID-19 with over 169 countries closing schools and universities at the end of March 2020 in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. This resulted in major consequences for places of higher education, such as reduced enrolment, halted research, and many jobs lost. But how has the situation continued to unfold now that it’s March of 2021? Some countries are now partially opening their universities and have started to seriously invest in blended learning. This type of learning combines on-campus learning with online education so that students benefit from the ideal combination of the two learning styles. However, achieving this ideal is not always easy. (more…)


Will Reid - Global Development Strategy Manager - February 25, 2021

In my last blog, we explored how genetic algorithms can assist scheduling engineers to improve their schedules, over a traditional manual approach of using a spreadsheet solution to generate mining sequences. So now that we have an understanding of how genetic algorithms and spreadsheets can be used in the scheduling space, what other solutions exist? (more…)


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