Category: From The Editor

Environmental Issues

Several surprising announcements were made recently in the U.S related to environmental policy. The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision that duplicative financial responsibility...

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Putting Technology to Work

Gold crossed the $1,400/oz mark in June for the first time since August 2013. While that’s great news for those working in that sector, rising gold prices usually signal economic turbulence on the horizon, which could mean it’s...

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US Drags Its Feet on Mineral Policy

While thumbing through the news in this month’s E&MJ, readers will notice a few mining companies that are working with customers to attract investment for the supply of minerals rather than simply selling ore. As an example,...

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Trade Dispute and Market Uncertainty Will Pass

Last year at this time, E&MJ was talking about how great the copper market looked. A perfect storm was in the making, one where stocks were low and falling, prices were rising, which is good for miners, but not necessarily...

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Emerging Transitions

The last month or so has been an incredibly busy period for E&MJ and the Mining Media International team. Coming off the heels of the annual PDAC event in Toronto, MMI hosted its first Haulage & Loading conference...

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Major Changes Sweep Through the Mining Business

They say you can judge the health of the mining business by the escalators at the Toronto Metro Convention Center during the annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention. Among other things, it...

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Another Tailings Dam Bursts

Tragically, it’s happened again. Another tailings dam has failed at an iron mining operation in Brazil. This time it’s Vale’s Corrego do Feijão mine near Brumadinho. The death toll is staggering (See News, p. 4). Our hearts and...

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Alberta’s Crude Conundrum

Happy New Year! Most miners were ready to bid adieu to 2018. The year started off well, but forces beyond our control caused prices for most mined commodities to decline and jeopardized some business models. Canada’s oil patch...

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Balash Impresses the Crowd at AEMA Keynote

The line for the 2018 American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) keynote luncheon was long and some miners were agitated. For $50 per seat, the AEMA had promised U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke,...

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CEO Calls Out Goldman Analyst

The mining industry could be entering the early stages of another bull run, but one would never know that based on how the investment community treats publicly held miners. While mining CEOs should resist the urge to capitalize...

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Meeting the Carbon-free Challenge

This edition of E&MJ has 10 pages dedicated to Nordic mining and technology. Much of it is based on what I learned during my trip to Skellefteå, Sweden, to participate in the Euro Mine Expo event during June. One of the...

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From the Editor – Steve Fiscor – September 2018

The EV Era is Upon Us The headlines relating to the demand for battery minerals seem to be everywhere these days. As this edition was going to press, Reuters reported that lithium and copper miners were competing for water...

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