Issue 15

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European countries including Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Slovakia have been experiencing a revival of their mining industries as companies are drawn to the region’s stable political systems and large pools of skilled labour. We explore whether the industry has come full circle to make Europe its newest re-emerging market.

In the latest issue of MINE, we announce the inaugural MINE Awards: Ones to Watch 2013, find out more about how Northern College teamed up with Confederation College to deliver its century old mining course and take a look at the intricacies of rock blasting.

Moreover, we investigate how old mining sites can be revived using municipal biosolid waste to create high quality topsoil, take a look at the world’s deepest open pit mines and profile industry projects in Australia and Canada.

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In this issue

Europe’s Mining Revival
Europe’s mining industry is undergoing a revival as companies look for a safer investment. MINE looks at where projects are underway and the resource wealth Europe has to offer.
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Ones to Watch
To honour outstanding achievement in the mining industry, we are proud to announce the inaugural MINE Awards: Ones to Watch 2013.
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Collaborate to Educate
Northern College has teamed up with the local Confederation College to deliver its century-old international mining course to more students. We find out more about the popular course.
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Big Bang Theory
Using advanced computational modeling systems, Blue Dog Scientific is shedding light on the intricacies of rock blasting. We look at the explosive research and its applications.
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New Life for Old Soil
Once a mining site has been abandoned, how can it safely and effectively be rehabilitated? Dr Nicola Davies investigates an innovative solution involving biosolid waste.
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Digging Deep
The deepest open pit mines are scattered geographically across the world unlike the deepest underground mines, which are mostly concentrated in South Africa. MINE profiles the world’s deepest open pit mines currently active.
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Kestrel Mine, Australia
The Kestrel mine is an underground operation located 40km north-east of Emerald in central Queensland, Australia.
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Copper Mountain Project, Canada
Situated 15km south-west of Princeton, British Columbia, Canada, the Copper Mountain project covers 18,000 acres of mining land.
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Next issue preview

The energy sector is no stranger to risk as companies deal with dwindling resources, remote exploration, volatile markets and political crises. In the next issue of MINE we speak to Aon Risk Solutions Energy to find out how companies can mitigate these risks.

Also, we focus on the impact made on the market by South Africa’s troubled mining industry, report on the future of Zimbabwe’s mining industry and look at some of the industry’s most important rail links that are currently in development. An Australian company is developing the world’s first portable hybrid diesel-thermal power plant for the gold mining industry. We ask, is this the future of power infrastructure in the mining industry.

Moreover, we profile the controversy surrounding South Taranaki’s ironsand mining project, explore the world’s biggest gold mines and take a look at Cloud Break iron ore mine in Australia.

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