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“The 33” Movie Reminds Us of the Importance of Safety in Mining Operations

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, November 16th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo This weekend, the movie named “The 33” opened in theaters. It depicts the story of the 33 miners trapped for 69 days in a gold mine in Copiapo, in Chile. I think this movie provides a glimpse of how the mining operations are a serious but sometimes dangerous business. For manufacturers […]

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 Innovation in Chile

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, March 16th, 2015. 4 comments so far
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Author: Douglas Morris Chile is the global leader in copper mining and, as such, this industry is very strategic to the economic performance of the country. Even though Chile leads in production, its copper companies import about three quarters of the technology required for mining. Enter Santiago based CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción), […]

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, […]

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 […]