Women in Mining unveils WIM100 list for 2022

Women in Mining (WIM UK) has launched its 2022 edition of the “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” after a nomination and shortlisting period that included several hundred submissions. The biennial list of 100, sponsored by BMO Capital Markets, Heidrick & Struggles and BCG (Boston Consulting Group), was curated from 915 nominations for 491 women from 61 countries. “Through their…

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Ericsson, Becker ink digital-driven private 5G deal

Ericsson and Becker Mining Systems recently announced a teaming that could advance the growing 5G trend in mining even further: a global reselling agreement for private 5G and private network solutions. Under the deal, where Ericsson is Becker’s partner of choice, Ericsson will sell and deliver the solutions with a multi-country deal that will cover many countries including the U.S.,…

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Minerals Council steps in to fix South Africa’s safety performance

The South African mining industry’s August safety performance – the worst month of the year – was a red flag that the Minerals Council South Africa could not ignore. It has agreed to revitalise a range of safety interventions in the sector to ensure safer working environments. The industry recorded eight fatalities in August, bringing the total number of deaths…

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Newmont puts Yanacocha on ice

Gold miner Newmont has opted to put an investment decision on hold for its Yanacocha sulphides project in Peru, part of its planned expansion of the mine to extend its lifespan beyond 2040. The company said it will now make its full-funds decision on the project during the second half of 2024, citing the market as well as “the continued…

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Bluefield Show, International Mines Rescue offering busy September

September in the Appalachian region’s mining industry is shaping up to be a busy month between two events that draw respectable audiences each year, the Bluefield Coal and Mining Show in Bluefield, W. Va., and the International Mines Rescue Competition being held in nearby Beaver. Read full article.

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Cat’s Sharon Holling to Retire

The mining industry trade press is losing one of its most staunch supporters and strongest women in mining as Sharon Holling of the Caterpillar Trade Press Relations team has announced her retirement after more than 45 years with the company. She is truly going to be missed, and the entire team at North American Mining magazine wishes her the heartiest…

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