Inside the September/October issue

Coal and Oil Sands

Dark matter, bright future

New economic and demographic realities are reshaping Canada’s coal industry

Innovations in tailings management

The oil sands industry is moving towards reducing water use and advancing reclamation time

Part of the "green" plan

Suppliers are helping the coal and oil sands industries to address environmental concerns


Power from within the earth

LEGO offers promise of cleaner energy source for oil sands

Giving back to secure a strong future

Robert Buchan’s historic donation to his alma mater will help preserve and propagate knowledge in Canada’s mining industry

New blood, new money

North Peace Energy — a small company with big plans

Growth is in the cards

Current and proposed expansion will help Shell Canada increase production at its Athabasca and Peace River operations

Change is in the air

Syncrude Canada has its eye on the sky with two environmental initiatives

Fostering responsibility

CIM collaborates with the Government of Canada to develop the Centre of Excellence on Corporate Social Responsibility

CIM News

CIM steps up in the fight against cancer

The CIM Walkers team raises over $15,000 to support breast cancer research

Going strong at 122

The Mining Society of Nova Scotia holds its 122nd AGM

Keeping the flame burning

The winner of the Coal Award fuels neighbourly spirit


Balancing the flows

An examination of Athabasca’s Water Management Framework

Unconventionally unconventional

Nexen Inc. improves on SAGD yields and cuts production costs at Long Lake

Practising what we preach

CIM treats the current downturn as an opportunity to do its own bidding and hire students

A fine balance

OSDG president Don Thompson discusses his efforts to set the record straight on the oil sands debate


MAC Economic Commentary

The oil sands and climate change — some important considerations

HR Outlook

Coal mining employment: A socioeconomic and geographical position

Eye on Business

Some implications of the U.S. climate change legislation for oil sands producers


The centenary of Proved and Probable Reserves


Economic Geology

Porphyry deposits (Part 1)

Historical Metallurgy

The historical mines of Almadén


Editor's letter

Giants that do not sleep

President's notes

Strength in numbers

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