144 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 • 21 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.

    Interview with Chris Gerteisen of Nova Minerals

    Interview with Chris Gerteisen of Nova Minerals

    In this episode we chat to Chris Gerteisen, Executive Director and CEO of Nova Minerals, a minerals explorer and developer focused on gold and lithium projects in North America. These projects include Nova’s Estelle Gold Project in Alaska and the company’s majority-owned Snow Lakes Resources, which is a lithium project in Canada.

     

    Chris is a geologist by background, with 20 years of experience managing and advancing complex and challenging resource projects across North America, Australia, and Asia for the likes of Newmont, Oxiana, and Pan Aust so has a good pedigree behind him.

     

    We talk about the Korbel Main deposit at the Estelle Project as well as details of the drilling planned for Isabella, You Beauty, and Cathedral throughout the Korbel Valley. We chat about their lithium project as well as their stake in RotorX Aircraft company which is exciting.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    There is a new Alaskan Gold Rush happening.
    Alaska is very pro-mining. So it is relatively easy to set up and run profitable mines there.
    Currently, all of Nova Mineral´s Alaskan mining claims are on state land, which makes permitting easier.
    They have 324 square kilometers of claims to explore, in a very productive area.
    Nova Minerals is a full year-round operator - despite Alaska´s inclement winters.
    As well as their producing mines they also have 15 other prospects that are at various stages of advancement.
    The use of XRT ore sorting and milling has enabled them to upgrade extraction by up to 10 times on some materials.
    Our resources are very undervalued compared to those of our peers, so there are some opportunities there.
    The lithium project has 11.1 million tonnes at 1% lithium.
    Using hydropower enables their Canadian operation to be a low carbon project.
    Interest in RotorX´s automated electronic-powered aircraft is growing fast.
    The development of their heavy lift drones is progressing well. As is their electric copter-based urban transport solution.
    Nova Minerals is just getting started. The best is yet to come.

     

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘This belt is where the Alaskan Gold Rush has happened. ´

    ‘Every 6 months we´ve increased the resource by a million ounces.’

    ‘4.7 million ounces at Korbel alone, RPM coming online and advancing these other prospects…...’

     

    GUEST RESOURCES

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/novaminerals

    Website - https://novaminerals.com.au/

    Email – info@novaminerals.com.au/

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    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

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson 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 through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations 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/

     

    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 around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promot

    • 58 min
    Interview with Hu Fleming – Water Management – Meeting the Challenges Now and in the Future

    Interview with Hu Fleming – Water Management – Meeting the Challenges Now and in the Future

    In this episode, we chat with Hu Fleming, an expert, and senior executive in water management. He was the head of water management for Anglo American. Here, he talks about all things water within the mining industry.

     

    We are going to cover water topics that are maybe not obvious to many in the industry. Things that you should be aware of when making everyday decisions. Water will become much scarcer as we move into a commodities super-cycle. So, this episode is a must-listen. Enabling you to learn how to help preserve as much water as possible.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Hu has been working in the mining water treatment technology field for 40 years. Being involved in the extraction of all kinds of commodities.
    Water represents around 15% of the cost of mining. A figure that surprises most mining firms.
    Some mines have had to shut over water issues.
    Juniors and mid-tiers are increasingly being asked about water usage plans by would-be investors.
    Shareholders increasingly insist on the ethical use of water.
    Climate change is impacting the water supply. Supply levels can easily change drastically during the decades-long life of a mine.
    Water scarcity is the biggest challenge.
    Discharge issues are becoming increasingly important.
    Resource recovery is heavily dependent on water. Fortunately, new technologies and processes are helping to reduce this dependency.
    Water extraction of rare earths from coal waste is now possible and starting to look viable.
    Water permits are decreasing at a time when mining is expanding.
    Zero liquid discharge mines are possible.
    Mining companies need to be good neighbours and work with other associations/businesses to better manage the available water resources.
    Mines need to be good neighbours. If they are not, they get regulated to oblivion. 

     

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Miners discovered a bit late that water was so significant to their overall financial sustainability. ´

    ‘Shareholders have become very activist…they recognise that water generally is the largest flashpoint for communities.’

    ‘Every mine should be able to reuse every cubic metre of water that they have.’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    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

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson 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 through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations 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/

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min
    Interview with Naheed Memon of Oracle Power – Gold and Coal Diversification

    Interview with Naheed Memon of Oracle Power – Gold and Coal Diversification

    In this episode, we chat with Naheed Memon, CEO of Oracle Power who is an international natural resource project developer listed on London’s AIM market. The Company is focused on delivering reliable and affordable power in emerging developing markets with projects in Pakistan and Australia.

     

    Naheed has worked in the public and private sectors, working in consulting and banking, and sits on the boards of a few companies. She explains the story behind Oracle Power and its coal and gold projects in Pakistan and Australia.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Oracle Power will be delivering coal mining power, coal to liquid, and coal to gas. They will be doing all that from just one site.
    They are currently diversifying their commodity platform and jurisdictions.
    Diversification mitigates risk.
    The gold exploration industry in WA has seen unprecedented levels of activity over the past 18 months.
    Oracle Power secured their WA gold resources at a low price.
    They have the geochemical results and are planning a drilling programme for their Northern Zone gold asset.
    In the Northern Zone, they are also expecting to find Nickel.
    The geochemistry results for the Johndee East project are about to be delivered.
    Other firms have already expressed interested in buying their gold projects.
    Oracle Power has huge growth potential.
    The Oracle Power team is always happy to answer questions from investors.

     

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘The people work very well together. The synergy is fantastic. ´

    ‘We got in on the right part of the curve of development.’

    ‘We always do share; we always do respond.’

     

    GUEST RESOURCES

    Naheed’s handle is @Naheed_Memon

    And Oracle’s is @OraclePowerPlc

     

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/oraclepowerplc?lang=en

    Website - http://www.oraclepower.co.uk/

    LinkedIn - Oracle Power PLC | LinkedIn

     

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    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

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson 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 through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations 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/

     

    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 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 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.

    • 30 min
    Coking Coal Mining in Zimbabwe and Gold Mining in Mali with Carl Esprey

    Coking Coal Mining in Zimbabwe and Gold Mining in Mali with Carl Esprey

    In this episode, we chat to Carl Esprey, Executive Director of Contango Holdings who have a large stake in the Lubu Coal Project which is a high-value coking coal project in Zimbabwe and also has their Garalo gold project in Mali.

     

    Carl is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst and has a long career in the natural resource investment and development sector. He gives us an overview of both projects and a better understanding of the coking coal sector.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Recently there´s been strong price movement within the commodity complex in general.
    Contango started out looking at assets that were not greenfield assets.
    In particular, projects that have resource statements and some sort of mine scoping study.
    With bulk minerals, Contango only opens mines when they have secured a demonstrable offtake agreement.
    CoVid has made it hard for people to visit assets, which has slowed the rate at which deals can be closed.
    Demand for coking coal is strong.
    In some mines, it is now possible to mine just the coking coal. Instead of having to move and backfill the thermal coal too.
    The Garalo gold project is probably way bigger than initially thought.
    Garalo is being studied in more detail. At which point, they will tell the market more and decide what size mill to build.
    No royalty agreements will be signed until the size of the resource is fully understood.
    They are hoping to pick up neighbouring properties in the vicinity of Garalo.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘In the case of bulk minerals, like coal, we won´t build mines until we have a demonstrable offtake agreement. ´

    ‘Coking coal is up about 35% since we listed.’

    ‘You want to build a large mill and feed it all in from satellite deposits.’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    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

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson 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 through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations 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/

     

    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 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 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.

    • 25 min
    Opportunities for Generalist Investors Looking for Diversity with Keith Floyd

    Opportunities for Generalist Investors Looking for Diversity with Keith Floyd

    In this episode, we chat to Kyle Floyd, founder, chairman, and CEO of Vox Royalty who is a high-growth precious metals royalty and streaming company with a portfolio of over 50 royalties and streams spanning nine jurisdictions and are one of the fastest-growing companies in the royalty sector.

     

    Kyle is an investment banker with a background in the mining sector. We hear about his journey in growing this royalty company. Including why it’s different than the other royalty companies out there in this space.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Kyle created Vox as an outlet for generalist investors who wanted to invest in the commodity sector.
    Vox focuses on what they call third-party royalties.
    For the last 15 years, royalty companies have outperformed essentially every commodity-based benchmark you can compare them to.
    Royalty companies take cash from an operations revenue.
    Royalty companies do not participate when the operation needs cash replenishment.
    Vox has invested in establishing deal sourcing agents across the world. Enabling them to speak to asset owners first.
    They mix and diversify their assets as a way of reducing risk.

     

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘The issue was that the risk-adjusted returns in the small-cap mining sector really didn't stack up for what investors expected to realise. ´

    ‘Royalty companies have outperformed essentially every commodity-based benchmark that you can compare them to.’

    ‘I think we´re in a period that´s going to be very, very bullish for commodities.’

     

    GUEST RESOURCES

    Vox Royalty:

    IR@voxroyalty.com

    https://www.voxroyalty.com/

    https://twitter.com/vox_royalty

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/voxroyalty/

    https://www.facebook.com/VOXRoyalty/?ref=bookmarks

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_bgGUoAaFFyMNN8E388Oeg?view_as=subscriber

     

    Kyle Floyd:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-floyd-4321004/

     

     

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    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

     

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson 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 through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations 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/

     

    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 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 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.

    • 19 min
    Why Despite Peaks and Troughs Mining is Always a Great Industry to Work in with John Ryan

    Why Despite Peaks and Troughs Mining is Always a Great Industry to Work in with John Ryan

    In this episode, we chat to John Ryan, CEO & Director of Gold Express Mines, a multi-asset mineral resource company focused primarily on the acquisition, exploration, evaluation, and development of precious metal properties across the US. John is a mine engineer by background and also studied finance enabling him to start, develop and operate a handful of natural resource companies during his career.

     

    We chat about his career and about many of the projects he has worked on with a handful becoming a success.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    John has worked in the industry for decades. Filling a range of roles. He has been involved in most forms of mining.
    Gold Express is the result of the movements in gold created off the back of CoVid.
    John plans to be drilling for various minerals in Western Montana, this year.
    Mining is cycles of boom and bust. Part of the reason dusting off old properties works so well.
    Make full use of any historical data that exists. This is very inexpensive exploration.
    With any property, the first step is to look for flaws rather than discovering them after you have spent a lot of money.
    Having the right people in place at the right time is essential.
    Many in the industry are nearing retirement. There is not yet a new generation ready to step up, creating a skill gap.
    Electric vehicles and climate change pressures is likely to lead to soaring demand for copper, uranium, cobalt, and other minerals.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Good old cold calling can help you to reach the right person. ´

    ‘California is not called the golden state for nothing, it has produced 120-150 million ounces.’

    ‘People are making use of databases and satellite data more.’

     

    GUEST RESOURCES

    Email - JR@goldexpressmines.com

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/321johnryan

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    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





    ABOUT THE HOST

    Rob Tyson 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 through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations 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/

     

    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 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 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.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 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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