Articles Tagged "mining"

Richard Karn: New Mining Technology Could Increase Profits

The need for low-cost production may prove to be the mother of invention, argues Emerging Trends Report Editor Richard Karn. Although miners are far more technologically conservative than oil producers, today's tough financing environment may prompt technological advancements in a sector that has historically approached processing "with brute force rather than finesse," says Karn. In this interview with The Metals Report, Karn explores the possibilities for technological advancement in the mining space and tells us how we could (theoretically) reach a state of "resource equilibrium."

What’s Next for Mining in the Canadian North?

At PDAC 2013, INN Senior Editor Andrew Topf and Tom Hoefer, executive director of the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines, discussed mining in Canada's Northwest Territories and Nunavut, touching on the recent transfer of power from the federal government to the territories, the potential for new metal mines as well as labor and infrastructure challenges.