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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.

Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast Podcast Rob Tyson

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    • 4.7 • 23 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.

    Exploring the Shift to a Green Energy Economy: A Conversation with Nicole Galloway Warland, Managing Director of Thor Energy

    Exploring the Shift to a Green Energy Economy: A Conversation with Nicole Galloway Warland, Managing Director of Thor Energy

    In this episode we chat to Nicole Galloway Warland, Managing Director of Thor Energy who are an exploration company with a focus on uranium and energy metals that are crucial in the shift to a ‘green’ energy economy. Thor has a number of highly prospective projects that give shareholders exposure to uranium, nickel, copper, lithium and gold in both Australia and the US.

    Nicole has more than 25 years in mining and exploration in Australia, Eastern Europe and South America and her experience spans from grassroots exploration to project evaluation to open-cut & underground mining with a commodity focus on gold, copper, nickel, uranium & lithium. Nicole is a Director of The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and she tells us more about Thor Energy, the rare earths and energy sectors, their collaboration with Fleet Space Technologies, and the outlook for the company in these commodities and jurisdictions.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Thor Energy is an exploration company focused on uranium and energy metals for the shift to a green energy economy.
    The company has highly prospective projects in Australia and the US, including uranium, nickel, copper, lithium, and gold.
    Nicole Galloway Warland, the Managing Director of Thor Energy, has over 25 years of experience in mining and exploration.
    Thor Energy has a strategic partnership with Fleet Space Technologies to accelerate exploration and minimize environmental impact in their copper project in Alford East, Australia.

    BEST MOMENTS

    "We had a name change from Thor Mine to Thor Energy to really reflect our strategic direction in the uranium and energy space side of things." 

    "Sometimes community engagement, can take some time. You know, it's not something that one cup of tea solves all your issues." 

    "What's exciting with the uranium sector is we're sitting at a $73 per pound and this is sitting at about 52% high this year and a 12-year high." 

    "So, it's something that I monitor very regularly. It's obviously getting out and networking with people as well." 

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/thor-energy-plc/

    https://twitter.com/ThorEnergyPLC

    thor@yellowjerseypr.com

    Mail:        rob@mining-international.org

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

    X:              https://twitter.com/MiningRobTyson YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast 

    Web:        http://www.mining-international.org

    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, 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 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. 
    This show was brought to you by Progressive Media

    • 20 min
    A Look into the Future of Gold Exploration and Development - with Kerim Sener

    A Look into the Future of Gold Exploration and Development - with Kerim Sener

    In this episode we have a returning guest who appeared back in November 2022 in episode 292 so please also to that episode to see how far Ariana Resources has come in 12 months. Click here to listen to that episode: https://rb.gy/jrndcc

    Kerim Sener, Managing Director at Ariana Resources who are an AIM-listed gold exploration and development company focused on epithermal gold-silver and porphyry copper-gold deposits in Turkey. We are also joined by Zack Van Coller, Special Project Geologist for Ariana Resources speaking from Zimbabwe who gives us a geological overview of their projects.

    Kerim is an experienced exploration geologist within the junior mining space working across many of the continents during his career where he has identified over 4Moz of gold in Eastern Europe since 2005.

    He us an update on Ariana Resources having been at the helm for 2 decades, their projects in Turkey and Zimbabwe and their recent strategic investments within their Asgard Fund, and a new venture into Zimbabwe in conjunction with Rockover Holdings.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Ariana Resources is an AIM-listed gold exploration and development company focused on epithermal gold, silver, and porphyry copper gold deposits in Turkey.
    The company has a strong focus on environmental sustainability and employs various measures to minimise its environmental impact, such as reforestation and using environmentally friendly vehicles.
    Ariana Resources utilises advanced technology, including the BoxScan multi-sensor core scanning instrument, to analyse rock samples and improve exploration efficiency.
    The company has a diverse portfolio of projects, including producing assets like Kiziltepe and upcoming projects like Tavshan, which are expected to contribute to future growth and value creation

    BEST MOMENTS

    "We've chosen to hold our interests in a much more advanced portfolio than the average exploration company."

    "We're awaiting further work on that to complete in the coming weeks, but we hope to be at the point of another mineral resource estimate by early next year."

    "We're just waiting for a market window. Obviously, we want to move Venus to an IPO sooner rather than later."

    "Certainly, we're looking forward to seeing individuals at Mines and Money. So if anyone's around and want to chat with us, please come and see us."

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Website: https://www.arianaresources.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ariana-resources-plc/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArianaResources

    Mail:        rob@mining-international.org

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

    X:              https://twitter.com/MiningRobTyson YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast 

    Web:        http://www.mining-international.org

    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, 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 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 min

    • 34 min
    Exploring Beowulf Mining's Diversified Portfolio of Development Stage Projects - with Ed Bowie

    Exploring Beowulf Mining's Diversified Portfolio of Development Stage Projects - with Ed Bowie

    In this episode, we chat with Ed Bowie, CEO and Director at Beowulf Mining, a listed junior miner with a diversified portfolio of development-stage projects, in iron ore, graphite, gold, and base metal projects in Sweden, Finland, and Kosovo.

    With an exploration geology background, Ed has over 20 years of experience in the natural resources sector having worked in corporate, advisory, and fund management roles and across a broad range of commodities and jurisdictions.

    Ed recently joined Beowulf and gives us an overview and update of the company, their assets, and what he’s looking to achieve moving the company forward.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Beowulf Mining is a listed junior miner with a diversified portfolio of development-stage projects across commodities such as iron ore, graphite, gold, and base metals, with projects in Sweden, Finland, and Kosovo.
    The company has three core assets: the Kallak iron ore project in Sweden, the Grafintec graphite business in Finland, and the Vardar Minerals exploration project in Kosovo.
    The Kallak project has the potential to produce high-grade iron ore concentrate for the green steel industry, while the Grafintec project aims to produce graphite material for the lithium-ion battery industry.
    Vardar Minerals focuses on exploration in Kosovo, with potential for lead-zinc, precious metals, gold, copper, and lithium discoveries.

    BEST MOMENTS

    "We have a graphite business, Grafintec, and we have one of Europe's largest flake graphite resources in the ground."

    "We completed a pre-feasibility study earlier this year, which demonstrates very strong economics."

    "We're doing lots of sampling, lots of relatively low-cost baseline exploration, proving up all these targets."

    "We're expecting to complete the pre-feasibility study for Kallak during the middle to second half of next year, 2024."

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    X – @BeowulfMining 

    LinkedIn – Beowulf Mining plc (https://tinyurl.com/ymlv99lg)

    Website – https://beowulfmining.com/

    ed.bowie@beowulfmining.com

    Mail:        rob@mining-international.org

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

    X:              https://twitter.com/MiningRobTyson YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast 

    Web:        http://www.mining-international.org

    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, 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 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. 
    This show was brought to you by Progressive Media

    • 14 min
    Exploring the Future of Mineral Exploration with BHP's Sonia Scarselli

    Exploring the Future of Mineral Exploration with BHP's Sonia Scarselli

    In this episode, we chat to Sonia Scarselli, VP of BHP Metal Exploration and BHP Xplor, which is a global accelerator program targeting innovative, early-stage mineral exploration companies to find the critical resources necessary to drive the energy transition.

    Sonia is a highly experienced geologist having worked in both the oil and gas and mining industries and has been with BHP for over a decade and talks to us about the global exploration market, BHP Xplor program, and BHP's exploration focus plus a lot more around the junior mining space in these difficult times.

    Sonia is going to be attending Europe’s largest mining event, Resourcing Tomorrow, (Formerly known as Mines and Money London,) which is taking place in London on the 28-30 November, a great platform for the entire mining value chain, fostering learning, lively debates, and providing valuable networking opportunities.

    Register NOW by going to www.resourcingtomorrow.com/register to receive a discount on tickets using the code DIGDEEP10.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    The BHP Xplor program is an accelerator program targeting innovative early-stage mineral exploration companies to find critical resources for the energy transition.
    The future of mineral exploration is influenced by the electrification and energy transition, which increases the demand for mineral resources, especially critical minerals like copper and nickel.
    Partnerships and collaborations are crucial in the exploration industry, both with peers and junior mining companies, to unlock larger regions of potential and accelerate resource discovery.
    The BHP Xplor program provides selected companies with mentorship, technical guidance, and support in areas such as business, finance, operations, HSE, stakeholder engagement, and vendor connections.

    BEST MOMENTS

    "We need at least three times the amount of copper that we're using today by 2030."

    "We want them to come out of the program with the best chance to raise the capital they need." 

    "There is a need for partnership and collaboration with large enterprises like ourselves, with some of our peers." 

    "We have been learning a lot from that space, especially on running the business in a more agile and nimble way." 

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

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

    https://www.instagram.com/inside_bhp/ 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonia-scarselli-vp/ 

    Mail:        rob@mining-international.org

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

    X:              https://twitter.com/MiningRobTyson YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast 

    Web:        http://www.mining-international.org

    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, 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 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 advi

    • 44 min
    Building Nigeria's First Large-Scale Gold Mine - with Segun Lawson

    Building Nigeria's First Large-Scale Gold Mine - with Segun Lawson

    In this episode we chat to Segun Lawson, CEO at Thor Explorations, a West African focussed gold producer listed on both the TSX Venture Exchange and AIM Markets with the company’s flagship project is their gold producing Segilola Gold Project in Nigeria, with 2 other projects in Senegal and Burkina Faso.

    Segun is a geologist by background who also worked in Corporate Finance before taking the helm at Thor over 12 years ago and talks about his Thor Explorations journey, what they have achieved to date, their current operation and the outlook of the company.

    Segun is going to be attending Europe’s largest mining event, Resourcing Tomorrow, (Formerly known as Mines and Money London,) which is taking place in London on the 28-30 November, a great platform for the entire mining value chain, fostering learning, lively debates, and providing valuable networking opportunities.

    Register NOW by going to www.resourcingtomorrow.com/register to receive a discount on tickets using the code DIGDEEP10.

    So go and get your tickets TODAY

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Thor Exploration is a West African focused gold producer listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and AIM, with its flagship project being the Segi Lola gold project in Nigeria.
    The company has achieved significant milestones, including drilling out resources, completing feasibility studies, and successfully building and operating its first gold mine in Nigeria.
    Thor Exploration is committed to environmental sustainability and employs measures to minimise its environmental impact, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and implementing responsible mining practices.
    The company prioritises community engagement and social responsibility, implementing projects that benefit the local communities, including scholarships, employment opportunities, road building, and cooperative projects in agriculture and fish farming.

    BEST MOMENTS

    "We hope to be a multi-mine company in the next five years."

    "We know the prospectivity of lithium in Nigeria, and we think we're very well positioned to capitalise on it."

    "We've seen an influx of companies, local oil and gas companies diversify into early stage exploration."

    "We think the next six to 12 months are pretty exciting for the company."

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    LinkedIn: Thor Explorations Ltd

    Twitter: @ThorExpl_THX

    Website: Thor Explorations

     

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes    

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Mail:        rob@mining-international.org

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

    X:              https://twitter.com/MiningRobTyson YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast 

    Web:        http://www.mining-international.org

    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, 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 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 cov

    • 26 min
    Unlocking the Magic of Metals: The Role of Critical Minerals in the Energy Transition - with Paul Atherley

    Unlocking the Magic of Metals: The Role of Critical Minerals in the Energy Transition - with Paul Atherley

    In this episode we have a returning guest who appeared back in July 2020 (Episode 89) so please go and watch that episode as well. Paul Atherley, Chairman of Pensana Rare Earth, is a LSE listed exploration company soon to be bringing into production one of the world's largest and higher grade rare earth projects to bring minerals used in power magnets, wind turbines, hybrid motor vehicles and much more. In addition, they are establishing the world’s first independent and sustainable rare earth processing hub at the Saltend Chemicals Park in the Humber Freeport.

    Paul is a highly experienced senior resources executive with wide ranging international and capital markets experience. A mine engineer by trade, he is the founding Director of Pensana and gives us an update on what the company has achieved since we last spoke, the current activities and what the outlook of the company is moving forward.

    Paul is going to be attending Europe’s largest mining event, Resourcing Tomorrow, (Formerly known as Mines and Money London,) which is taking place in London on the 28-30 November, a great platform for the entire mining value chain, fostering learning, lively debates, and providing valuable networking opportunities.

    Register NOW by going to www.resourcingtomorrow.com/register to receive a discount on tickets using the code DIGDEEP10.

    So go and get your tickets TODAY

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Pensana Rare Earths is a mining company focused on bringing rare earth projects into production, particularly for minerals used in power magnets, wind turbines, and hybrid motor vehicles.
    The company is establishing the world's first independent and sustainable rare earths processing hub at the Saltend Chemicals Park in Humber Freeport, UK.
    Pensana has successfully secured financing for its Longonjo rare earth mine in Angola, with $200 million in debt from ABSA Bank and $80 million in equity from the Angolan Sovereign Wealth Fund and another undisclosed investor.
    The company plans to start construction on the Longonjo mine in the first quarter of next year and aims to be in production by the end of 2025 or early 2026.

    BEST MOMENTS

    "We've announced today our financing of Longonjo which is the big mine and then some indication of the framework of the financing for our SALTM project." 

    "The challenge for us was we were trying to raise 550 million US dollars to build a mine in Angola and a rare earth processing facility... So we've separated the two projects."

    "We're very fortunate that FSDA has provided us with some initial $15 million loan against the $80 million of equity they're looking to put in."

    "We'll be building the world's largest undeveloped rare earth mine in Angola... So it may well be that we actually have two financings done and two projects under construction."

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Mail:        rob@mining-international.org

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

    X:              https://twitter.com/MiningRobTyson YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast 

    Web:        http://www.mining-international.org

    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, 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 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.
    This show was brought to you by Progressive Media

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 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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