Aug/Sept 2015

WATCH: The future of mining

A special presentation made in co-operation with McEwen Mining

The mining industry has a productivity problem. McEwen Mining has opened its Toronto office to the industry’s leaders and big thinkers to begin looking for solutions.

Here are some of their ideas.

Atomic Dielectric Resonance for mineral exploration

You don’t need to keep drilling to define your resource, argues Alan Goodwin of Adrock. He details how miners are beginning to understand the power and cost-efficiency of ADR for mineral exploration.

This presentation is part of McEwen Mining’s Innovation Lunch and Learn Series, hosted at the company’s Toronto office.

Other videos:

Optimization for Mineral Processing Plants


Look around, borrow, customize


"We can only manage what we measure and we can only
optimize what we control," argues Michael Schaffer of Portage
Technologies, and today this is possible for mineral processing
circuits. The results are increased throughput and
improved recovery.
  "Innovation is really hard, it is very painful and it is imperfect,"
says Ernst & Young's Theophile Yameogo,
"that's why engineers and accountants avoid it."
Nevertheless, he argues in the McEwen Mining Lunch and Learn series,
plenty of victories await those who are prepared to take on the challenge.

The art and science of open innovation


Innovation in mining - A call to action


The automaker GM found the solution to an acute engineering
challenge by way of the Ukrainian dairy industry. If the mining
industry is interested in finding its own novel approaches to
difficult problems, the results will depend on whether
companies are prepared to open up and ask the right questions,
argues Nine Sigma’s Marcus Brady.
  Incremental innovation won't be enough keep today's
mining companies afloat. But today, companies don't
want to invest in research and development.
So where and how will change happen?
Kulvir Gill of Clareo Partners has some suggestions.


These presentations are part of McEwen Mining’s Innovation Lunch and Learn Series, hosted at the company’s Toronto office. The videos are produced by Toronto Corporate Video Productions.

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