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Oldest meteorite collection on earth found in one of the driest places

Researchers have uncovered a wealth of well-preserved meteorites that allowed them to reconstruct the rate of falling meteorites over the past two million years.

What we call man-made diamonds could ultimately determine their success

The industry is still undecided in how to present diamonds to consumers following the wider-scale emergence of man-made stones in recent years.

Canada injects $325K into ‘climate change adaptation’ for mining sector

Mining Association of Canada (MAC) will be in charge of developing program to?give miners tools and knowledge needed to better plan for climate change.

Fitch Solutions, Citigroup, among institutions recognized as best economic forecasters

FocusEconomics today announced the winners of the 2019 Analyst Forecast Awards.

How a gold mine drama set this man on a path to lead Australia

The drama surrounding the rescue of two men trapped in an Australian gold mine in 2006 has unearthed an unlikely star -- Bill Shorten, a union leader who’s now poised to become the nation’s prime minister.

www.xstvk.icupanies need to start thinking seriously about ESG — opinion

The introduction of new, tougher standards point to a harsher, less forgiving approach to enforcement and larger fines for www.xstvk.icupanies that fail to complain to regulations as well as environmental and social expectations.

Rio Tinto’s iron ore mine expansion gets environmental nod

Approval is subject to conditions, including the protection of national park water resources and endangered ghost bats.

Thousands rally in Colombia against Minesa’s gold project

People in the north-central city of Bucaramanga are worried because the project sits just outside the Páramo de Santurbán.

Geoscience BC gets C$5 million to conduct earth science research

The non-profit organization said the new funding will allow for the continuation of its minerals, energy and water related public earth science.

MacLean offers VR training for bolter operators

MacLean Engineering showcased its newest technology development at this year’s CIM Convention in Montreal.

YMP launches 10 more scholarships totalling $44,000, including inaugural Northern Miner scholarship

The fund's mandate is to attract young Canadians to the resource exploration and mining industry.

ZEN gets $1m grant for graphene-enhanced concrete project

The Canadian company said that, thanks to the grant, it may be able to provide innovative cement-based composite products to Ontario by 2020.

Geologist who discovered oldest water on earth wins top science prize

University of Toronto professor Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar awarded prestigious $1 million Gerhard Herzberg prize.

Tesla warns of coming battery minerals shortage

The electric vehicles pioneer is worried about the effects of booming demand for EVs will have on the supply of minerals needed to manufacture rechargeable batteries.

New mineral found inside gemstones in Israel

Mineral found in one of junior Shefa Yamim’s gemstones has been recognized and approved as a new mineral by the International Mineralogical Association.

Politics, investors fear, keeping mines from adopting renewables — study

The ‘first to be second’ attitude of wanting to integrate new technologies once proven successful by others is hampering the testing of new renewable energy solutions at mine sites.

Silver becomes key component for ultra-efficient solar cells

"This constitutes a first step towards the production of novel electrodes for highly efficient solar cells and lights.”

Nova Scotia miners to give C$8,000 to those who can prove industry ‘rocks’

The judging panel includes former Minister of Natural Resources and current Transportation Minister Lloyd Hines, Chief Terry Paul of Membertou First Nation and’s own Cecilia Jamasmie.?

Epiroc sponsors graduate greatness through GradStar Awards 2018

Epiroc’s resolute focus on being an employer of choice combined with the undeniably important role of the youth in taking South Africa forward, prompted southern Africa’s mining, infrastructure and natural resources equipment partner to co-sponsor the prestigious DHL GradStar Awards 2018.

Swiss scientists developing method to detect low-temperature heated rubies from Mozambique

Since their discovery in early 2009, the ruby deposits near Montepuez in Mozambique have produced an impressive number of exceptional-quality stones.

Northern College host Outland Youth Employment Group at campuses

The Outland Youth Employment Program has been successfully operating in Ontario since 2000 employing over 430 Indigenous Youth. This multi-year program offers a variety of natural resources based field work opportunities and hands-on learning experiences.

Cutting-edge Wits courses in earthmoving, maintenance in mining

Wits University’s Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems (CMMS), part of the Wits Mining Institute, will be presenting its popular three-day courses in mechanised earthmoving and in maintenance management in November.

Canadian researchers find better way to determine the integrity of metals

Researchers at?Canada’s?University of Waterloo have found a better way to identify atomic structures, an essential step in improving materials selection in the aviation, construction and automotive industries.

Young mining lions on the hunt for strategies to reinvent mining

Two graduates from the highly-ranked Wits School of Mining Engineering in Johannesburg – Tabotabo Talane and Levine Mnisi – began their tenure in the coveted Anglo American Building Leaders and Shaping Talent (BLAST) programme this year, and are embracing the opportunity to seek out long-term solutions for the mining sector.

Lakes, rivers near abandoned mine sites likely source of antibiotics

Canadian researches came to such conclusion after spending years examining waterbodies located within five kilometres of abandoned mine sites.