249 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

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 22 Ratings

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.

    The World Still Needs Coal to Keep the Lights on with Nathan Tinkler

    The World Still Needs Coal to Keep the Lights on with Nathan Tinkler

    In this episode, we chat to Nathan Tinkler, a well-known Australian mining executive with a colourful and interesting past who began his career as a qualified electrician in the coal mines of the Hunter Valley. He soon became one of the leading mining executives in Australia’s coal mining industry. He made some very shrewd investments between 2006 to 2012 and was named by the BRW Magazine as Australia’s youngest billionaire. His career, unfortunately, took a turn for the worst over the next few years which we will cover.

    Nathan is now the CEO of Bentley Resources and is going to give us an insight into his career, his highs, and lows, and more importantly talk about his passion which is the coal industry and why coal is needed, and what the future holds for the black stuff.



    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    For Nathan, going from being a tradesman to CEO was a natural progression. He just continually built on his knowledge.
    Continuous improvement is what generates results.
    The coal sector improves slowly, there is no real leadership in the industry.
    Mining is a great employer, the fact that people are well paid gives them the chance to transform their lives.
    The industry needs to develop the people they already have better.
    You cannot turn off coal if you do not have an alternative.
    Australia is just starting to experience the power issues Europe has been suffering.
    There are plenty of industries that pollute more than coal.
    The climate change story is all clickbait, it is not being told accurately.
    Coal assets that are being gotten sold off are still economically viable. Investor pressure is forcing companies to unload their fossil fuel holdings.



    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘If you improve something once it can be improved again. ´

    ‘People want to sell assets, but they do not want to sell it to anyone who´s going to make it successful.’

    ‘Be mindful of the people below you and your objectives and how much you need those people.’



    EPISODE RESOURCES

    Websites: https://www.bentley.com

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bentleysystems

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BentleySystems

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/BentleySystems

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bentleysystems/



    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Email: rob@mining-international.org

    Website: https://www.mining-international.org/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiningRobTyson

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theminingpodcast/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast/videos



    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 insight into people's 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 specializing in all areas of mining across the globe from the first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our client's organizations 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.

    Podcast Description

    Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Po

    • 46 min
    Tackling Mental Health Issues - with Grant Budge

    Tackling Mental Health Issues - with Grant Budge

    In this episode, we chat with Grant Budge, founder of Integrity Media (UK) who is tackling mental health through literature and creative writing.

    Grant originally came from the coal mining industry. He discusses mental health management in the mining industry which is increasing. We look at the symptoms and how mental management can be better managed in the mining industry.



    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    One in four people will suffer a mental health issue, every year.
    With mental health problems, accepting where you are at is one of the most important steps.
    Creative writing gives you headspace and helps in other ways to restore mental health.
    Mental health issues are still stigmatized.
    People hide their mental health problems, very effectively.
    Working in mining is stressful by its very nature. Levels build over time.
    Exhaustion is also an issue in the mining industry.
    Societal change is important. There is no point in healing someone. Then, throw them back into the same pressure cooker.
    Mining companies need to be on the front foot to help people to nip the issue in the bud.



    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘There´s a number of stages in going through mental health challenges. ´

    ‘You need to know that when you disclose something to somebody, you can trust them.’

    ‘One in four people have a challenge per year, it is normal.’



    EPISODE RESOURCES

    Website:              www.integrity-media.co.uk

    Twitter:                @RebuildRelaunch

    Instagram:           @RebuildRelaunch

    Facebook:            Integrity Media



    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Email: rob@mining-international.org

    Website: https://www.mining-international.org/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiningRobTyson

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theminingpodcast/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast/videos



    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 insight into people's 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 specializing in all areas of mining across the globe from the first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our client's organizations 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.

    Podcast Description

    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 about the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min
    Why The Soft Commodities Market is Likely to be Short-Lived With Anthony Milewski

    Why The Soft Commodities Market is Likely to be Short-Lived With Anthony Milewski

    In this episode, we chat to Anthony Milewski, Chairman of Nickel 28, an innovative battery metals-focused investment vehicle with a focus on metal streaming and royalty agreements offering our investors exposure to metals integral to key technologies of the electric vehicle and energy storage markets. He previously appeared on the podcast back in July 2021, in episode 153, so check that out.  Anthony is an entrepreneur with a background in Finance and Law and gives us an update on Nickel 28 and also talks about what is happening in the world with Russia, China, and the markets and how this is impacting the global supply of materials now and in the future.

    • 20 min
    Recognising and Managing Climate Risks and Opportunities with Catherine Perry

    Recognising and Managing Climate Risks and Opportunities with Catherine Perry

    In this episode, we chat with Catherine Perry, an Associate with Climate Risk Services. A company that are supporting clients in understanding, assessing, and managing climate risks and opportunities.

    Catherine is a geoscientist by background and worked for a number of mining companies and consultancies. She talks about climate risk within our industry. Sharing how companies can adapt and embed climate into their governance, strategy, risk management, their metrics and targets with the goal of improving their climate resilience.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    TFCD stands for Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, which is becoming mandated in more countries.
    Climate Risk Services helps companies to understand climate risks. Giving them access to the data they need to make sound decisions.
    They offer scenario planning and analysis and encourage people to embed this into their day-to-day work.
    They look at 4 areas in particular, which Catherine explains in the podcast.
    Mining companies have to consider the indirect risks of climate change as well as the direct ones like the increased risk of flooding.
    Some mining companies are building desalination plants to deal with a lack of water from drought.
    Net zero is definitely the preference.
    When it comes to climate, standards and guides are changing rapidly, which is an additional challenge.
    For some strategies there is often government funding available to help.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘When we talk about climate risks, we´re not just talking about direct climate risks, we are also thinking of indirect risks. ´

    ‘It´s not all about climate risk, it is also about recognising climate opportunity.’

    ‘Push to have a climate resilience committee set up and push to be a part of it.’

     

    EPISODE RESOURCES

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/climate-risk-services/

    Website: https://www.climateriskservices.com/

    Catherine Perry LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherineperrygeo/

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Email: rob@mining-international.org

    Website: https://www.mining-international.org/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiningRobTyson

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theminingpodcast/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast/videos

     

    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 insight into people's 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 specializing in all areas of mining across the globe from the first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our client's organizations 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.

    Podcast Description

    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 about the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers c

    • 26 min
    Letting The Drill Bit Talk With Robert Quartermain And Jonathan Awde From Dakota Gold

    Letting The Drill Bit Talk With Robert Quartermain And Jonathan Awde From Dakota Gold

    In this episode, we chat with Robert Quartermain and Jonathan Awde from Dakota Gold, a responsible gold exploration and development company with a specific focus on revitalising the Homestake District which has high calibre gold mineral properties covering 40K acres in South Dakota. Robert the chairman of the company has a wealth of industry experience and is this year’s newest inductee to the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. Jonathon is President, Director & CEO and has a finance background raising financing for various junior resource companies, focusing on institutional accounts, high net worth and family offices within the natural resources industry. We talk about Dakota Gold which they have recently formed and what the plans are for the future with the exciting discovery they have made.

    • 29 min
    Tight Drilling Uncovers New High-Value Gold Resources with Jim Greig of Benchmark Metals

    Tight Drilling Uncovers New High-Value Gold Resources with Jim Greig of Benchmark Metals

    In this episode, we chat to Jim Greig, President and Director of Benchmark Metals, a mineral exploration company focused on proving and developing the substantial resource potential of the Lawyer’s Gold and Silver project, located in the prolific Golden Horseshoe area of northern BC, Canada. Jim has a geology background and has worked in Africa and Canada over the past 25 years. He talks to us about Benchmark Metals which currently has a 3-million-ounce 43-101 compliant resource with an updated Mineral Resource Estimate coming out shortly and much more….

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

DB-85 ,

Highly recommend!

I left a career in exploration geology about 3 years ago after moving back to the U.K. from Australia but Rob's excellent podcast really makes me miss the industry! I highly recommend this podcast for graduates and established mining professionals alike.

Jay-Dhillon ,

Great Podcast and Host

I have known Rob for some time and being in recruitment myself, I know he brings lots of knowledge and value. His Podcast is packed with lots of great information for the listners...

SBolton19 ,

Great informative podcast

This is such a good podcast! Really enjoying listening, highly recommend to all mining professionals!

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