With cyanide prices increasing by 25% to 30%, operators are turning to cost-effective methods of recovering or removing cyanide from gold processing. Quebec-based Corem is developing a four-step process to reuse cyanide through recycling repeated gold washes, with initial results showing up to 78% of the cyanide can be recycled. Group 11 Technologies in Wyoming used a cyanide-free water-based leaching agent for in-situ gold recovery.

A report entitled “Rethinking Disability in the Private Sector” revealed that around 800,000 Canadians with disabilities of working age are currently out of work due to job barriers, a valuable resource for industries facing job shortages. J.C. Doyle, Diversity Specialist, Disability Employment Network Ontario, explains some of the inclusive steps companies can take to hire employees with disabilities, including speaking directly and honestly with the disability community, creating an in-person disability inclusion strategy, and more.

Rio Tinto has successfully tested renewable diesel at an open pit borax mine in California. The purpose of this trial was to determine the suitability of renewable diesel for transportation in an open pit project and to demonstrate that trucks powered by renewable diesel can provide results similar to conventional diesel powered trucks.

The Global Mining Investors Council 2030 has been launched to address a number of significant risks that could prevent the mining industry from meeting the growing demand for minerals during the energy transition. Some of these risks include Aboriginal rights, climate change, corruption and others. The committee is run by institutional investors and the organizations behind global tailings management standards, including the Church of England Pensions Council and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Sudbury-based SPC Nickel is working with Vale to combine SPC’s undeveloped West Graham deposit and Vale’s Crean Hill 3 deposit into a follow-up project, Northern Ontario Business reported. SPC will use the deposit for new exploration work, and Vale will receive a 1 percent net return from the smelter and a 37 percent royalty on net profits derived from future profits from developing the potential mine.

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