1991

Mineral Hunt

The Mining and Mineralogical Museum of the Quebec Asbestos Region is seeking donations of minerals from all parts of the globe. Donations will be used for either display, educational or research purpo…


Prepare or Beware: The Environmental Audit

n this year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety-one, 1984 may have truly arrived. Big Brother administers to the resources industry through environmental legislation and bureaucracy. In m…


Fifty Years Ago

MANPOWER POLICY NEEDED This country does not seem able to develop a manpower or war-making policy of its own. It waits on England. It has waited until England began pulling men out of the armed forces…


Battle Lines Drawn in U.S. Environmental Hothouse

And you thought the Canadian mining industry was mired in a fight with legislators primed for environmental concerns. In the U.S., the battle is worse, as you will see from the following statement by …


Calendar (January 01, 1991)

Feb 3-7, Las Vegas, Nev. 17th Annual Conference on Explosives & Blasting Techniques and 7th Annual Symposium on Explosives & Blasting Research. At Caesar’s Palace. Contact Society of Explosives Engine…


Geophysics: The Tools of the Trade

Exploration activity in Canada last year fell markedly from the 1989 level, which was about 70% or so down from the record 1987 and 1988 levels. Taxation changes have greatly affected the ability of t…


The Science of Discovery

This issue of The Northern Miner Magazine marks the first step in our sixth year of existence. As soon as you turn the pages, you’ll see a difference in content (though not in style). For example, thi…


Same-Day Service at Kienna Gold

It used to eat up a lot of time to lower Kiena Gold mine’s bigger load-haul-dump machines to the workings below. The 28-ton LHDs were dismantled on surface and lowered in pieces down the shaft. Extens…


See You There: The 59th PDAC Convention

Although Canadian mineral exploration has been in the doldrums since the bottom fell out of the spending boom in 1988, members of the mining fraternity can at least look forward to their annual party….


On the Move (January 01, 1991)

William Stanley, a regular contributor to this magazine’s Managing column, has been appointed president-elect of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Stanley is a partner with the Coopers …


Sounding the Sudbury Depths

A definitive answer to the creation of the Sudbury Structure may be forthcoming this spring or summer. Lithoprobe, the seismic reflection survey that is conducting crustal seismic probes across the co…


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