Editor’s picks: Best ‘Miner Moment’ podcast segments of 2018

Lance Hooper, president and COO of Cobalt Blockchain, speaking at The Northern Miner's Canadian Mining Symposium at Canada House in London in April 2018. Photo by Martina Lang.Lance Hooper, president and COO of Cobalt Blockchain, speaking at The Northern Miner's Canadian Mining Symposium at Canada House in London in April 2018. Photo by Martina Lang.

In addition to The Northern Miner‘s full podcast episodes that can stretch beyond an hour, we also produce bonus, short, single-topic podcast segments, called a “Miner Moment”. The following are the best Miner Moments of 2018, as selected by Northern Miner editor-in-chief John Cumming, in chronological order:

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1. Miner Moment #9: Artisanal cobalt mining in the DRC ft Lance Hooper

Cobalt Blockchain president and COO Lance Hooper comments on artisanal cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as he participated in the Battery Minerals panel at The Northern Miner’s Canadian Mining Symposium in London in April 2018.

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2. Miner Moment #10: Mining in Ukraine – Misconceptions and new opportunities ft Matt Simpson

Recorded live in Kyiv, Ukraine, Miner Moment #10 features an interview with Black Iron CEO Matt Simpson, talking about the current geopolitical scene in Ukraine and the new mineral development opportunities in the country. We’re also joined by San Francisco-based fund manager Matt Geiger of MJG Capital, who shares his initial impressions of Ukraine as a destination for investment dollars.

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3. Miner Moment #11: Gold rush in Sudan ft Orca Gold’s Richard P. Clark

In this bonus mini-podcast, Orca Gold CEO Richard P. Clark describes the artisanal gold rush that has quietly turned Sudan into Africa’s second-largest gold producer, and how his company is a trailblazer in Sudan’s nascent gold sector as sanctions are lifted and the country returns to the international community.

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4. Miner Moment #12: Eira Thomas explains Lucara’s plans to ‘completely disrupt’ global diamond sales

This Miner Moment features an excerpt from TNM Podcast #112 of Lucara Diamond president and CEO Eira Thomas telling about her company’s plans to “completely disrupt how we sell diamonds” via Lucara’s recent purchase of privately held Clara Diamond Solutions Corporation, which developed a proprietary secure digital sales platform for diamonds.

This podcast was recorded live at The Northern Miner’s inaugural Diamonds in Canada Symposium in Toronto in June 2018. The interviewer is Alisha Hiyate, editor of Diamonds in Canada magazine and editor-in-chief of Canadian Mining Journal.

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5. Miner Moment #15: Serbia’s golden promise ft Medgold’s Dan James

Recorded live from the mezzanine of the Intercontinental Hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria, this bonus mini-podcast features an interview with Medgold Resources president Dan James as he discusses Serbia’s mining potential with Northern Miner editor-in-chief John Cumming.

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