95 episodes

In this podcast, we discuss, educate and talk about industry news and hot topics, company reviews and live interviews with mining professionals and leading figures in the mining industry. Introducing your host Rob Tyson, Founder and Director of Mining International, a leading recruitment and headhunting agency based in the UK specialising in mining across the globe. We source and discover new talent to fill those difficult or challenging vacancies our clients have.

Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast Podcast Rob Tyson

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In this podcast, we discuss, educate and talk about industry news and hot topics, company reviews and live interviews with mining professionals and leading figures in the mining industry. Introducing your host Rob Tyson, Founder and Director of Mining International, a leading recruitment and headhunting agency based in the UK specialising in mining across the globe. We source and discover new talent to fill those difficult or challenging vacancies our clients have.

    Sustainable Development Performance - with Tom Butler

    Sustainable Development Performance - with Tom Butler

    In today’s episode we chat to Tom Butler CEO of the ICMM (International council on Mining & Metals) who were formed to improve sustainable development performance in the mining and metals industry. The ICMM brings together 27 mining and metals companies and over 30 national and regional mining associations and global commodity associations, and now serves as an agent for change and continual improvement on issues relating to mining and sustainable development

    We talk about the success that ICMM is having and the impact its having on the mining industry. They have also recently launched a tailings dam and responsible investment initiatives so it was good to know and understand more about them.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The ICMM was founded in order to enhance the environmental and social performance of the industry, but also to build recognition of the impact that the industry makes.
    The organisation provides consistency in terms of environmental and social terms, which allows potential investors to feel a sense of security, safe in the knowledge that ethics and values are being upheld throughout member groups.
    ICMM are currently developing comprehensive guidance to support companies wishing to implement the tailings standard, which will be published by the end of 2020.
    The standards being proposed will affect companies of all sizes, and will soon make up the standard required by many international bodies.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ’What we’d like to see is something that’s taken up globally’

    ‘You need some kind of assurance process right from the beginning’

    ’This has been designed to address the full range of companies’

    ’This is something that investors will be asking everyone to do. Don’t think that this is just a “big company” thing'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

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    Tom Butler LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-butler-3a9a4224?originalSubdomain=uk

    ICMM - https://www.icmm.com/en-gb/about-us/our-people/tom-butler

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

    Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    rob@mining-international.org

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/

    www.mining-international.org

    https://twitter.com/MiningConsult

    https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3

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    • 31 min
    Entrepreneurial Mining In The Long Term – with Mark O’Dea

    Entrepreneurial Mining In The Long Term – with Mark O’Dea

    In today’s episode we chat to Mark O’Dea, Chairman and Founder of Oxygen Capital Corp, an integrated merchant bank and mining house creating value by structuring, financing and building mining companies in-house, and then taking those companies public. Some of the companies in their portfolio include Pure Gold, Liberty Gold, Sun Metals and Discovery Metals. 

    Mark is a mining industry entrepreneur, and a seasoned geologist and deal maker who has successfully led and developed many assets in his career. We talk about their assets and what makes an entrepreneur from Mark’s perspective - are you born with it, or is it a learned skill? 

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The mining continuum spans from early grassroots production and reclamation. Within this, there are two sweet spots: discovery and cashflow/production. 
    COVID’s effects on mining projects have been mitigated depending on how accessible the projects are, and by what means. Those accessible by road networks have seen less disruption than the more far-afield developments. 
    Respect for the earth itself, and for the communities that surround a project, is paramount. Reclamation, clean-up, and re-using inherited mine sites, is a top priority where possible. 
    It’s vital to invest in the long term. A development is a huge responsibility. Social, economic and environmental impact can last a generation, so long terms considerations must be taken into account. 

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘I fell in love with rocks!’ 

    ‘It’s in the DNA of the place - mining is basically the lifeblood of the town’ 

    ’This is going to translate into some great economic benefits for the communities’ 

    ’These mines are amazing profit centres!'  

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

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    Mark O’Dea at Oxygen Capital Corp - http://www.oxygencapitalcorp.com/our-team/principals 

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

    Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    rob@mining-international.org

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/

    www.mining-international.org

    https://twitter.com/MiningConsult

    https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3





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    • 35 min
    Interview with Ross Beaty

    Interview with Ross Beaty

    In this episode we chat to billionaire mining entrepreneur Ross Beaty, who has founded and successfully developed many companies in his 45-year career, including Equinox Gold and Pan American Silver Corp.

    With gold reaching all-time highs, and silver undervalued as we speak, there’s no better time to chat to someone of Ross’s calibre around what he perceives is happening in the industry, and what the future holds for mining in the precious metals space. 

    He also explains how he has built his wealth, and what it takes to become a mining entrepreneur. A must-hear episode in terms of inspiration.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Luck plays a small role in terms of career prospects in mining. One needs to be in the right place at the right time occasionally. But hard work will always be the spur that gets you to the next milestone.
    Cycles can be predicted to an extent, but no one can truly predict how long they will last, or when they will turn. 
    When we are young, we cannot tell where life will take us. The best practice we can employ is to work hard and follow the opportunities.
    Mistakes happen throughout life. We can’t prevent them as no journey ever comes without challenges. The best learn from each mistake and treat them not as failures, but as lessons.
    Decide your path every day. If you put a square peg in a round hole, it won’t work. Embrace the pursuits that make you happy and follow a path that will allow you to encompass those pursuits.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘I was a very happy geologist!’

    ’The harder you work the luckier you get’

    ‘I’ve made more mistakes than anyone. Now I’m making new mistakes. The difference is that I’m now a quick learner’

    ‘When you love things they flow more easily’

    ‘Look at yourself in the mirror - determine what you like and what you’re good at'  

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

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    Pan American Silver - https://www.panamericansilver.com/company/management-team/ross-j-beaty/

    Equinox Gold - https://www.equinoxgold.com

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

    Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    rob@mining-international.org

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/

    www.mining-international.org

    https://twitter.com/MiningConsult

    https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3

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    • 46 min
    The Challenge Of Mining – with Christian Milau

    The Challenge Of Mining – with Christian Milau

    In this episode we chat to Christian Milau, CEO of Equinox Gold, a Canadian gold producer operating in the Americas with six producing gold mines and four growth projects which are projected to produce over 1M oz over the next few years. 

    We talk about Christian’s career; how he has worked with some influential mining figures, and the experience and knowledge he has gained from them. We continue talking about their projects in Mexico and Brazil, and the ways in which he sees the gold market playing out.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Mining is a conglomerate of many different skill bases and experiences from around the world. It is an ever-evolving pursuit that grows and develops daily.
    Gold prices rise and fall, but those with a long term view are the ones able to see themselves through the period of uncertainty, and who find success and prosperity on the other side.
    Coronavirus has proved that it is here for the long term. We need to be ready to fight its effects for at least the next 6 to 24 months, and adapt to a completely new way of working.
    Mining differs around the globe, but there are similarities to be found everywhere. You always need a good team, good service providers and good suppliers in order to bring in the biggest yields.
    It is incumbent upon mining operations to do their part in raising help from local communities in order to better assimilate into the landscape they wish to invest in.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘When I was in school I never imagined I would be where I am today!’

    ‘If you have a short term horizon, you’re going to get caught out’

    ‘Mining is a challenge in business wherever you are’

    ’Some of these failures are driving our industry towards other safer ways to do things'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

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     Equinox Gold - https://www.equinoxgold.com/company/management/

    Christian Milau LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-milau-223640123/?originalSubdomain=ca

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

    Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    rob@mining-international.org

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/

    www.mining-international.org

    https://twitter.com/MiningConsult

    https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3

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    • 49 min
    High-Grade Gold Is King - with Mark Child

    High-Grade Gold Is King - with Mark Child

    In this episode we chat to Mark Child, Chairman & CEO of Condor Gold, a TSX and AIM-listed gold exploration and development company with a focus in Central America. Mark has a background in corporate finance and private equity positions, and has been at the helm of Condor Gold for nearly 15 years, seeing the company grow and transform itself to what it is today.

    We talk about the projects, in particular the La India Project in Nicaragua, and the challenges the company has faced in developing their underground mining operation. We continue with the ESG programme and what Condor Gold is doing for the local community.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    In the last 8 years, 60,000 metres of drilling have gone into the main project, seeing a yield of 2.4 million ounces of gold, raising approximately $65 million.
    The high-grade yield is the prize for Condor, with rich deposits of gold throughout the rock sending prices soaring. Their main pit project has proved to be so valuable that the profits can easily pay for other areas of exploration.
    In order to gain a permit, an ESIA must be submitted (Environmental Social Impact Assessment), which contains 18 different technical studies that clearly spell out the impact of any operation.
    Creating infrastructure in some areas requires not just technical and industrial input, but also financial in many cases. The strategy is all-encompassing and requires many disciplines.

    .BEST MOMENTS

    ‘I’ve been 24-7 on it for the last 8 years’

    ‘We often hear that grade is king’

    ‘It’s very important to work with communities’

    ‘You might say it’s the Swedish model'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

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    Mark Child LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-child-b96a88a/?originalSubdomain=uk

    Condor Gold - http://www.condorgold.com/about/directors-and-management

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

    Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    rob@mining-international.org

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/

    www.mining-international.org

    https://twitter.com/MiningConsult

    https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3

     

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    • 49 min
    Safer Mining - with Glyn Jones

    Safer Mining - with Glyn Jones

    In this episode we interview Glyn Jones, CEO of Trolex, a prominent leader of health and safety technology mainly in the mining industry. Trolex bring pioneering products to the market that provide real-world benefits to their mining customers, and deliver best-in-class safety technology to ensure workers in challenging environments are never put at risk.

    Glyn explains the advances being made in health and safety technologies, and the available products out there to help better protect our mining workers. He talks about why particulates are such a problem in the mining industry and why it’s so difficult to prevent the harm that they do. He explains why real-time silica detection is considered to be the ‘holy grail’ of health and safety in the mining industry and how likely is that we’ll be able to achieve it in the near future.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    In the UK alone, 12,000 people died last year from diseases related to dust-inhalation in the workplace. It’s the equivalent of a jumbo-jet plane crash every week for a year.
    As a society, the problems of inhalation damage has been largely overlooked, and sometimes ignored completely. It is up to us to change the perception and raise awareness of the human costs.
    Technological advances have driven dust problems even higher, unfortunately. The paradox is that technology has also made it possible to detect and combat the dangers.
    The holy grail of the mining industry is to find a way to detect silica accurately and reliably in real time. Advances are slowly being made.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ’That is a picture that’s mirrored throughout the developed world’

    ’The first thing we need to do as a society is work out ways to really understand what’s going on out there’

    ‘I really wanted us to being to leverage the skills we had to make a difference to the world’

    ’That opens up the possibility that we can eradicate the harm caused by silica'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

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    Glyn Jones LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/glyn-pierce-jones-trolex/?originalSubdomain=uk

    Trolex - https://www.trolex.com

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

    Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    rob@mining-international.org

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/

    www.mining-international.org

    https://twitter.com/MiningConsult

    https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Hilton Goldfinch ,

Australian Mining Professional

A genuine down to earth approach with conversations that are relevent to many aspects of our mining industry.
This unique yet proven approach of practical positive communication is one that is refreshing to experience and is a reminder to us all that the power of open communication can promote controls to hazards and opportunities to grow, both people and our business.

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