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Helping Miners Validate Water Balance Plans

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, April 20th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo In previous blog posts we have talk extensively about water problems in mining and how water is one of top issues miners are dealing with today. The reason I come back to this topic is because I recently read an interview with professor Dirk Van Zyl, an expert in tailings and […]

Mining Trends for 2015-Back to Basics and Embrace Innovation

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, February 16th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo It is the beginning of a new year and it has been already full of surprises in the mining industry: oil prices below $50 USD a barrel, affecting some oil sands produces and helping other miners on transportation costs; Copper prices going down to lowest levels in the past 5 years, […]

Energy Consumption–the Constant Struggle in Mining

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, December 15th, 2014. 3 comments so far
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo It is no secret that the mining industry is energy intensive and most of the power grids are at the limit in providing power to existing mining operations. In order to remain competitive or expand operations, miners need to secure a reliable and affordable source of energy. A good example of […]

Could Technology Help Prevent Costly Environmental Incidents?

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, September 29th, 2014. One comment so far
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo Recently, a major mining company spilled around 40,000 cubic meters of copper sulfate acid solution into the Bacanuchi and Sonora rivers, in the Mexican state of Sonora. This spill led authorities to shut down wells in the affected areas, leading to water shortages for an estimated 22,000 inhabitants and prompting the […]

Water Still at Center Stage of Mining

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, July 14th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo Here in the US, we hear in the news how the drought in the western states is affecting the water supply for agriculture and for human consumption. Miners are also feeling the heat. Water continues to be one of the biggest topics among all mining communities. It is essential for dust […]