Inside the August 2014 issue

Project Profile

Red Chris mine

Big league debut

Imperial Metals called in an experienced, resourceful team to bring its Red Chris project to production. When it starts up, the mine promises to give the company a big boost – and likely more in the future


Simandou iron ore project

Industry at a glance

Matoush camp

Quebec’s uranium unease

Strateco suspends project, public review puts local industry in doubt
Kathleen Wynne and Matawa member First Nations chiefs

One Ring of Fire approach to rule them all

Ontario’s development corporation plan criticized in new reports

Canada loses a pioneer

Gerald Hatch built one of the world’s most successful mining and metallurgical engineering firms

Technology: Heavy Equipment

Caterpillar’s 7495 electric rope shovel

Better than bigger

Production capacity is not the only driver of shovel development. Energy storage mechanisms, improved remote monitoring capabilities and increased reliability are just a few of the ways equipment manufacturers are improving their hydraulic and electric rope shovels



The peril of ignoring public sector costs

Eye on Business

Plan the work, plan for change


Getting beyond duty to consult myths

Upfront: Surface Mining

dipper door

Home-style recipe

DIY bucket-building project saves millions for Peñasquito
Team on research vessel Kilo Moana

The life aquatic

Why Germany is eyeing up the Pacific seafloor
Corner Cast’s hybrid structure

Building blocks

Reusable hybrid structures help miners stay flexible



Antofagasta, Chile

Mining Lore

village of Les Forges du Saint-Maurice, in 1845

Forges du Saint-Maurice

A troubled history

Tools of the Trade

The best in new technology

Technical Abstracts


Editor's letter

Names to know and remember

President's notes

The safety gap

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