Mines and Technology sat down with Gordana Slepcev, COO at Anaconda Mining to discuss all things "virtual reality". Gordana touches on the best way to go about this and why this is a no-brainer for mining companies!
“We are very excited about getting rid of diesel from underground mines, we are excited about reducing the use of diesel in open pits – both from an environmental point of view but also from a cost-savings point of view”
Boliden is one of the world’s leading mining companies when it comes to innovation, so just what is it that has created this culture and how do they go about it? We chatted with Mikael Staffas, President at Boliden Mines who went into more details.
With the drive towards digitisation, cybersecurity is becoming more and more important for mining company looking to apply digital technologies at their operations. Against this backdrop, Mines and Technology caught up with Rob Labbe from Teck Resources and co-founder of MM ISAC on the challenges of cybersecurity in mining and the role MM ISAC will play in solving these.
Dr. Martin Murenbeeld is President of Murenbeeld & Co Inc. and writes the weekly Gold Monitor. Other corporate publications include the bi-monthly Economic Monitor and Equity and Bond Observer. He frequently speaks at international mining and economic conferences and is often quoted in the press. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972 with a Ph.D. in international finance. He joined the Faculty of Management Studies at the University of Toronto but left in 1978 to start M. Murenbeeld & Associates Inc., a consultancy specialising in gold markets, foreign exchange markets, and general domestic-international financial and economic trends. M. Murenbeeld & Associates Inc. was purchased by Dundee Corporation in July 2004 and Dr. Murenbeeld was appointed Chief Economist. He left Dundee Corporation in 2016 and in early 2017, in association with Brian Bosse and Chantelle Schieven, set up Murenbeeld & Co Inc. We caught up with Martin ahead of his keynote at Mines and Money in Toronto.
Ceylon Graphite Corp is a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (CYL:TSX-V), that is in the business of exploring and developing lump vein graphite mines in Sri Lanka. The Government of Sri Lanka has granted the company exploration rights in a land package over 120km² of exploration grids. Their project aroused a lot of interest at this year’s Mines and Money Asia show, with Ceylon Graphite walking away with the Exploration Discovery Award.
Fortune is a mining entrepreneur and founding shareholder of VM Investment Company (Proprietary) Ltd, a principal investments and advisory company focusing on mining projects in Africa. He has played a leading role in the origination, establishment and project development of several junior mining companies in Africa. Fortune graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BSc (Actuarial Science). He was previously at McKinsey & Company where he worked as a strategy consultant on corporate strategy and organisational development in several sectors in South Africa and Nigeria. We caught up with Fortune in advance of his appearance at Mines and Money London.
Caroline Donally is a Managing Director at Denham Capital, a global private equity firm with more than $9bn under management. She has over 20 years of experience in the Mining sector, originating, analyzing, structuring and executing investments across the globe, in a variety of commodities. Since joining Denham's Mining team in 2011, she's been responsible for new equity and debt investments and managing ongoing investments in various stages of their lifecycles across North and South America and Africa, including copper, zinc, silver, lead, niobium, tin and rare earth elements. She was responsible for originating, monitoring and exiting the investment in JDS Silver that was successfully sold to Coeur Mining in 2017. She sits on the Board of Directors of Santiago Metals, Tremont Holdings, (Board and Audit Committee), Stellar Mining and Mining Ventures Brasil. Prior to Denham, Caroline spent over a decade providing cross-border project finance to junior mining companies across Africa, at Investec Bank and Rand Merchant Bank, based in Johannesburg. She is a Chartered Accountant and was recognized as one of the “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” in 2013 and 2015. We caught up with Caroline to ask her about Denham's approach to investment,
Eira Thomas is a Canadian geologist with over 25 years of experience in the Canadian mining business. She is the President and CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp as well as an original founder of the company. Eira’s previous roles include CEO of Kaminak Gold Corporation, Vice President, Aber Resources, now Dominion Diamond Corp., and founder and CEO of Stornoway Diamond Corp. She was elected to Suncor’s Board of Directors in April 2006 and is the chair of the Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainable Development (EHS&SD) Committee and a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. In 2004, Ms. Thomas was honoured as one of "Canada's Top 40 under 40" by the Caldwell Partners and Report on Business magazine. In 2007, she was named to Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 list by the Women's Executive Network. Ms. Thomas graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree.