Success in Our Industry for 2020
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest
critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better; whether
by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived;
this is to have succeeded."
Attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson
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US Mines produced an estimated $74.6 Billion in minerals during 2016
The information comes from the 40th annual Mineral Commodity Summaries report, the earliest comprehensive source of 2016 mineral production data for the world.
It includes statistics on more than 88 mineral commodities that are important to the U.S. economy and national security. The report identifies events, trends and issues in the domestic and international minerals industries.
"The Mineral Commodity Summaries provide crucial, unbiased statistics that decision makers and policy makers, in both the private and public sectors, rely on to make business decisions and national policy," said Steven M. Fortier, Director of the USGS National Minerals Information Center. "Industries – such as steel, aerospace and electronics – processed non-fuel mineral materials and created an estimated $2.8 trillion in value added products in 2016, which contributed 15 percent to the total U.S. Gross Domestic Product."
One key finding from the report is during 2016, the U.S. was 100 percent import reliant on 20 mineral commodities, including rare earths, manganese and niobium, which are among a suite of materials often designated as “critical” or “strategic” because they are essential to the economy and their supply may be disrupted. This number has increased from just 11 commodities in 1984.
Deloitte Global Report Outlines 10 Trends Facing Mining Companies in 2017
For the first time in years, there is a mood of cautious optimism in the mining industry, with commodity prices on the rise, shallow growth returning to different end markets, and most mining companies in better cost positions than in the recent past. However, the industry is still at a pivotal point as it faces challenges from cyber security threats, to technological disruption and environmental issues.
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At the beginning of January 2017, millions of acres of federal land were put off limits to mining through national monument designations. Federal lands withdrawals are government actions that must be closely scrutinized, no matter which political party is making the decisions.
No withdrawals of mineral-rich land should take place without a clear understanding of the important role that minerals play in supporting a vibrant domestic economy, our national security & our manufacturing sector. See our newest infographic to learn more about the issue & how federal lands withdrawals can create unintentional ramifications for our economy & hamper technological innovation.
It is estimated that $6.2 trillion worth of mineral resources remain locked underground in the U.S. As it stands, half of U.S. mineral-rich land is either off-limits or restricted for mineral development.
American industry depends on reliable access to domestic minerals & metals, and blocking access to these valuable resource hurts the economy & job creation.
While proposed federal lands withdrawals threaten mining, there is progress being made on reforming the mine permitting process. "The National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2017", introduced last week in the House and Senate, addresses the deficiencies of our outdated & underperforming permitting system by providing for efficient, timely & thorough permit reviews & incorporating best practices for coordination between state & federal agencies. By improving the permitting process, we can better meet the ever-increasing demand for mineral resources domestically.
NMA President and CEO
Deepest Mine Shaft in the USA Complete
May 23, 2016 Mullan, ID
Cementation USA Inc. has completed sinking the deepest shaft in the United States at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho. With a finished diameter of 18 feet, the Lucky Friday #4 Shaft was sunk to a final depth of 9,587 feet below surface. The project is moving into the furnishing construction phase where shaft steel and the final conveyances will be installed. Included were a state-of-the-art fully automated ~200 ton per hour material handling system, a 500 gallon per minute water pumping system, a centralized refrigeration system with 977 tons of cooling capacity, a batch plant, and other systems. Project completion is scheduled for late 2016.
2015-2016 Quebec Budget: A Certain Encouragement for the Mining Industry
This bulletin briefly highlights some of the measures specifically of interest to the mining industry and those who invest in the industry, designed to notably contribute to the development of Quebec's Plan Nord, improve support to exploration, ensure the transparent development of Quebec's natural resources and ensure the availability of energy as a tool for economic development.
Only 18% of the investor presentations were in "substantial compliance" with the requirements of NI 43-101
The requirements of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) for disclosure of information about mining projects, including the requirement that the disclosure of scientific and technical information about a material mineral property be approved by a qualified person and, where necessary, supported by a technical report.
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Informative 6 minute video from Kennecott Utah Copper (Rio Tinto)
This excellent educational video gives an overview of longwall versus room and pillar underground Coal Mining techniques.
It clearly explains the difference between the two techniques and gives descriptions of equipment used, including: continuous miners with cutterheads, conveyor systems, rubber-tired shuttle cars, flexible conveyor trains, continuous chain haulage system, longwall mining entry development equipment, & longwall mining systems with shearer, armored face conveyor and roof supports.
2014- Canada's Enhanced Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy to Strengthen Canada's Extractive Sector Abroad
Corporate Social Responsibility Law – Fasken Martineau
Voluntary Principles of Security and Human Rights: Implementation
"Guidance launched on integrating Human Rights due diligence into Corporate Risk Management" Research conducted by: The International Council on Mining & Metals- ICMM
The guide aims to assist mining companies in reviewing their existing risk management processes, identifying how they can build on them to ensure they are adequately addressing human rights and whether their existing processes are consistent with the UN Guiding Principles.
Guide on Indigenous Peoples and Mining
While recognizing the role of traditional decision-making structures, the guide urges companies to be sensitive to those sections of the community who are frequently excluded from these structures, such as women and young people.
Originally published in 2010, the guide aims to help companies achieve constructive relationships with Indigenous Peoples.
2014 - Annual Mining Wages in the USA
Courtesy of the National Mining Association
The average wage for U.S. miners is $72,512 per year, whereas the average wage for all U.S. workers is $49,700 per year.
The mining industry employs more than 1.2 million Americans and is expected to add 11,000–13,000 jobs annually for the next 20 years.
2014 - THE DEMOGRAPHIC TIME BOMB IN MINING by Stratum Market Research
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The Fraser Institute: Survey of Mining Companies: 2011/2012
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Deloitte, one of Canada's leading professional services firms has produced a very insightful & comprehensive look at our industry entitled: “Tracking The Trends 2012”. To access the English copy click here. Aussi disponible en Français
The Intierra Resource Intelligence- Raw Materials Group has produced its: “Metals: Searching for Direction – Metal Price Forecasts Until 2013.”
Each year Metals Economics Group (MEG) releases its World Exploration Trends
report at the PDAC International Convention in Toronto. The report is based
on MEG's 21st edition of Corporate Exploration Strategies - the acknowledged
benchmark for exploration-related spending, strategies, and worldwide
To access a copy of this report visit - (English).pdf
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TSX top 100 Miners increase in value by $122 Billion in 2010: ERNST & YOUNG
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From our "OOOPS" File-What Not To Do With Mining Equipment!! Click here..
A New Appreciation of “Cold Weather Training of Canadian Miners for Offshore Work ”
A Miner's Poem
With exclusive permission to print from:
SHAHZAD MANZOOR CHANNA (PAKISTAN)
``The value of mining in my country is unfortunately not realized although mining is the backbone of the economy.
My poem is the part of my endeavor to spread awareness about the mining field and the sincerity of team work``.
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TIP The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has a monthly Enews newsletter as well as other useful information for our industry, please check out their website.
TIP The International Tunneling Association (ITA) has a periodical newsletter pertaining to the Tunneling Industry. View the most recent issue, past issues and sign up for their mailing list.
In 2012, according to the Fraser Institute - here are the Top 10 Mining Friendly locations.
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The National Research Council's IRAP program for Regional Awards for New Technology gets a ton of international exposure: www.tvp-ii.org
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