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The original global mining podcast. With over 100 years of experience serving the mining and exploration industry, crucial reports by The Northern Miner writing staff inform the decision-making process of thousands of high-performing mining professionals.

As an independent, fully paid news source, The Northern Miner maintains a commitment to objective reporting not influenced by any external interests.

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The original global mining podcast. With over 100 years of experience serving the mining and exploration industry, crucial reports by The Northern Miner writing staff inform the decision-making process of thousands of high-performing mining professionals.

As an independent, fully paid news source, The Northern Miner maintains a commitment to objective reporting not influenced by any external interests.

    Episode 170: P. Jerry Asp on how the mining industry can transform communities

    Episode 170: P. Jerry Asp on how the mining industry can transform communities

    This episode features the induction of P. Jerry Asp to the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto on Jan. 9. P. Jerry Asp is one of Western Canada’s most prominent Indigenous leaders and a tireless advocate for the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the mining industry. His leadership skills came to the fore in the 1980s, during a mineral exploration and mining boom in the “Golden Triangle” of northwestern British Columbia. Asp has focused on building bridges of understanding between the mining sector and Indigenous peoples and challenging misconceptions that hinder the reconciliation process.

    He has received many awards for his trailblazing role. In 2011, he was the recipient of PDAC’s prestigious “Skookum Jim Award” for his exceptional achievements and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.

    All this and more with online editor and host Adrian Pocobelli.

    Music Credits:

    “Rattlesnake Railroad”, “Big Western Sky”, “Western Adventure” and “Battle on the Western Frontier” by Brett Van Donsel (www.incompetech.com).

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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    • 45 min
    Episode 169: Prospects for nickel industry better than ever, ft Paulo Castellari

    Episode 169: Prospects for nickel industry better than ever, ft Paulo Castellari

    This episode features an interview with Paulo Castellari, CEO of Atlantic Nickel and Appian Brazil, who discusses the company’s Santa Rita nickel project in Brazil with acting editor-in-chief Trish Saywell. Atlantic Nickel recently sold its first nickel concentrate from Santa Rita and signed a three-year offtake contract with Trafigura. The project was previously owned by Mirabela Nickel, who operated the mine for six years before it shut down in 2015 due to low nickel prices and high costs. Topics include: the volatility of the nickel market; what it’s like to mine in Brazil; Atlantic Nickel’s offtake agreement with Trifigura; and Atlantic’s private ownership by Appian Capital.

    All this and more with online editor and host Adrian Pocobelli.

    Music Credits:

    “Rattlesnake Railroad”, “Big Western Sky”, “Western Adventure” and “Battle on the Western Frontier” by Brett Van Donsel (www.incompetech.com).

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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    • 41 min
    Episode 168: A blueprint for mining companies and startups, ft Shelby Yee

    Episode 168: A blueprint for mining companies and startups, ft Shelby Yee

    This episode features Shelby Yee, co-founder and CEO of RockMass Technologies, who spoke on how startups and mining companies can work together. The presentation took place at the 2019 Progressive Mine Forum at the MaRS Discovery District in downtown Toronto. Shelby discussed ways in which mining companies can find startup partners and also how to create a mutually beneficial relationship for both parties. Topics include: the simulated environment vs. the operating environment; why new technologies don't need to be risky; and the tension over intellectual property and how win-win deals can be made.

    All this and more with online editor and host Adrian Pocobelli.

    Music Credits:

    “Rattlesnake Railroad”, “Big Western Sky”, “Western Adventure” and “Battle on the Western Frontier” by Brett Van Donsel (www.incompetech.com).

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
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    Photo credit: George Matthew Photography.

    • 40 min
    Episode 167: Technology, mining and mindsets, ft Sherritt's Nathan Stubina

    Episode 167: Technology, mining and mindsets, ft Sherritt's Nathan Stubina

    This episode features a critical look at innovation and the mining industry from Nathan Stubina, Sherritt International vice-president of technologies and operations. Nathan delivered a presentation titled, “Some Inconvenient Facts, Some Inconvenient Perceptions. Staying Still Is Moving Backwards” at the 2019 Progressive Mine Forum in Toronto, where he argued that technology alone is not enough to change the mindsets of the mining industry. Nathan asks, "Are we working on the right things and are we asking the right questions?" 

    All this and more with online editor and host Adrian Pocobelli.

    Music Credits:

    “Rattlesnake Railroad”, “Big Western Sky”, “Western Adventure” and “Battle on the Western Frontier” by Brett Van Donsel (www.incompetech.com).

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Photo credit: George Matthew Photography.

    • 39 min
    Episode 166: How the mining industry can save on energy costs, ft Peak Power COO Matt Sachs

    Episode 166: How the mining industry can save on energy costs, ft Peak Power COO Matt Sachs

    This holiday episode features a special Innovation Presentation by Peak Power COO Matt Sachs at the 2019 Progressive Mine Forum in Toronto. Matt discusses how advanced software can help industrial users, including mining companies, save on costs relating to energy usage. Topics include: making energy production a two-way street by adding electric vehicle batteries to the power grid; how 75% of annual energy costs can come from a very small proportion of usage at peak times; and creating a virtual stock market of energy pricing.

    This episode is sponsored by Nevada Copper. Check them out online: www.nevadacopper.com

    All this and more with online editor and host Adrian Pocobelli.

    Music Credits:

    “Rattlesnake Railroad”, “Big Western Sky”, “Western Adventure” and “Battle on the Western Frontier” by Brett Van Donsel (www.incompetech.com).

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Credit: George Matthew Photography.

    • 41 min
    Episode 165: Global uncertainty weighs on metals complex, ft. Scotiabank's Rory Johnston

    Episode 165: Global uncertainty weighs on metals complex, ft. Scotiabank's Rory Johnston

    This week’s episode features the return of Scotiabank’s Rory Johnston, who speaks with The Northern Miner’s Trish Saywell about his outlook for 2020. Topics include commodity prices, the Canada-U.S. Dollar relationship, electric vehicles (EVs) and battery metals, and the Canadian economy. Johnston is a commodity economist covering energy and metal markets for Scotiabank’s Economics department. His research includes the Scotiabank Commodity Price Index (a monthly assessment of developments affecting the prices of major Canadian export commodities), contributions to Scotiabank’s Global Outlook (the department’s flagship quarterly forecast), as well as notes on various topics of interest to the Canadian commodity sector.

    This episode is sponsored by Nevada Copper. Check them out online: nevadacopper.com/

    All this and more with online editor and host Adrian Pocobelli.

    Music Credits:

    “Rattlesnake Railroad”, “Big Western Sky”, “Western Adventure” and “Battle on the Western Frontier” by Brett Van Donsel (www.incompetech.com).

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

cruzverde94 ,

Good mining industry content

Ever tried finding quality, entertaining content from mining industry people online? This is a beacon in the dark, so please keep up the good work.

CGGeorge ,

Great content with some superfluous filler

Really good content provided and top notch interviews. Musical interludes are pointless and wasted filler. I guess they’re used to break up segments but then they last too long and TNM is maybe a bit too proud of themselves for thinking they’re a great tool. News recaps early in might be helpful for some but I find myself skipping through to get to the real stuff. Host regularly sounds like he’s adding a question mark to a lot of his broadcasts.

Not eric cochrane ,

Good Resource Podcast

Stop clicking your mouse during the interview!!

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