Metals & Mining Insights

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Why women are leaving the mining industry and what mining companies can do about it

– Women are underrepresented at all levels within mining companies. Yet opportunities remain for the industry to boost female recruitment, retention, and advancement.
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Prediction at scale: How industry can get more value out of maintenance

– Machines can now tell you when they aren’t feeling well. The challenge for today’s industrial players lies in applying advanced predictive-maintenance technologies across the full scope of their operations.
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Digging deeper: Trends in underground hard-rock mining for gold and base metals

– While underground mining methods show higher cost than open pit, their complexity almost always means that there is opportunity in both productivity and cost improvement.
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The DRI dilemma: Could raw material shortages hinder the steel industry’s green transition?

– Raw-material shortages have the potential to disrupt the market for direct reduced iron, but industry participants are already planning to implement new strategies.
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Pressure to decarbonize: Drivers of mine-side emissions

– As stakeholders pressure mining companies to reduce emissions, operations must monitor their environmental impact and ultimately move toward zero-carbon mining.
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Creating the zero-carbon mine

– Despite a daunting timeline, zero-carbon mines are within reach if the right solutions are implemented.
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Tackling the challenge of decarbonizing steelmaking

– Plans put in place now may lead to significant emissions reductions.
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Succeeding in the AI supply-chain revolution

– New technology solutions could be transformative—but only if executives properly prepare their organizations.
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Streaming and royalties in mining: Let the music play on

– Renewed growth sentiment among miners’ management teams, combined with the rise of streaming-and-royalty financing over the past ten years, suggests that this particular type of alternative financing could be set for significant expansion over the next decade.
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A smarter way to digitize maintenance and reliability

– In heavy-equipment maintenance, digital and analytics tools are struggling to live up to their promise. Here’s how to help them pull their weight.
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Refractory gold ores: Challenges and opportunities for a key source of growth

– High-grade refractory gold reserves offer the potential for lower costs per ounce despite higher capital and operational costs. A focus on three action areas can help maximize the opportunity.
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