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Industrial captaincy

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Industrial captaincy

Björn Rosengren, President and CEO of Sandvik Group, shares some of his extensive knowledge on the challenges faci...

Master blaster

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Master blaster

For three days in November, Dyno Nobel and Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology conducted the 11th annual Quarry Aca...

Management material

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Crushing and screening

Management material

General manager Bernie Cleary is charged with the overall gold production at the Regis Rosemont mine in Wes...

For the love of the mine

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For the love of the mine

Rick Howes has seen it all. With 35 years of industry experience, the CEO of Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has held...

Unearthing talent

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Exploration

Unearthing talent

With more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry, Mark Roderick, general manager at Australia-b...

Rock stars

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Rock tools and systems

Rock stars

When Udo Fischer first walked into the Sandvik cemented carbide production unit in Västberga in 1965, he wa...

Brain trust

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Brain trust

Changes in mining have traditionally moved slowly, but if the industry is to find ways to reverse its “accumulated...

Salt of the earth

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Loading and hauling

Salt of the earth

For the past century, the Bernburg mine has produced salt in the heart of Germany. In fact, salt production can be...

The whiff of success

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Exploration

The whiff of success

The Gold Sniffer’s journey from innovative idea to revolutionary product was a long one for inventor Jim K...

Mr Efficiency

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Surface drilling

Mr Efficiency

As Section Head of Drilling and Blasting for the mining contractor PAMA at the Jembayan coal mine in Indon...

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Change agent

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Change agent

Launched by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in 2018, the Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehic...

All in the family

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All in the family

From trainee truck operator to shift boss and training manager, Arlene Johnston parlayed her love of mining into a...

The circle of lifecycle

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Loading and hauling

The circle of lifecycle

Early in 2019, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology began a collaboration with Lund University’s International Insti...

Sustainable leadership

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Sustainable leadership

Since taking over as president of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology in April 2019, Henrik Ager has guided his cha...

On young shoulders

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Crushing and screening

On young shoulders

Adam Slusser loves his job. And why not? At 34, the aggregates plant manager of the CEMEX Balcones Quarry in Texas...

Solving the puzzle

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Solving the puzzle

Demanding production targets and complex conditions mean Agnico Eagle’s underground operations manager Fernando Vi...

Rapid expansion

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Rapid expansion

With ever-increasing demand for metals from the expanding Indian economy, Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) has transfo...

Improving the air down there

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Improving the air down there

Creating better air quality in underground mining environments is one of the most pressing issues facing mining co...

A unique asset

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Automation

A unique asset

Since becoming President and CEO of Canadian miner North American Palladium in 2015, Jim Gallagher has led signifi...

Matching wits

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Matching wits

In these days of digitalization and automation, understanding R&D for mining equipment manufacturers can be an...

Mountain manager

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Mountain manager

Site manager and engineer Ines Hagspiel wears many hats – only one of them made from reinforced plastic. Her exper...

Around the world in 30 years

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Around the world in 30 years

In September 2010, Kinross acquired the Chirano mine in Ghana. The mine is situated on the Bibiani gold belt, and ...