88 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.

    Managing Risks And Giving Peace Of Mind - with Greg Jordaan

    Managing Risks And Giving Peace Of Mind - with Greg Jordaan

    In the episode, we chat to Greg Jordaan, Acting Country Manager for HGS International, a West African-based company who specialise in hydraulic hoses and fittings, lubrication solutions & fire suppression systems. We talk about how companies can fully utilise and maintain their equipment and better cope with the wear and tear of equipment on site through the services that HGS can offer.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The most important part of the job is to educate, and to ensure that safety remains high on the agenda; not just for the operator, but also for the capital equipment being purchased.
    Part of HGS’ remit is to investigate global needs for themselves, and to approach customers on a one-to-one basis, offering solutions for needs.
    Being part of a project from the outset is important, as it allows the mining company to make full use of HGS measures if their needs should increase. Being on site allows for rapid deployment.
    HGS has become a major player due to its reliability and accountability in the mining sector. Companies hire them in order to gain peace of mind regarding their projects.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘I’m actually confident that many of your listeners have already dealt with us’

    ‘When we see projects, we actively try to get involved’

    ‘We take away the uncertainty of the status of their equipment’

    ‘We can take over and manage risks for them!’

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Gregory Jordaan LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-jordaan/?originalSubdomain=za

    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

    • 28 min
    Mining Is In The Blood – with Kurt Budge

    Mining Is In The Blood – with Kurt Budge

    In this episode we chat to Kurt Budge, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Beowulf Mining, a London and Stockholm-listed junior exploration and development company, predominantly focused on the Nordic area, with an interest in exploration in Kosovo, and who have exposure to iron ore, graphite, base and precious metals.

    We talk about working for major mining company vs junior miners, and the challenges in the junior market when it comes to fundraising, resources, time, money, people, plus much more.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The coal industry was all about operations, man-management, dealing with communities and authorities. It was a very hands-on experience that educated in many pursuits.
    In the world of venture capital, one of the most important lessons is that in a turnaround situation, there is a need for necessary violence. Taking action preserves cash, which is fundamental.
    Building successful relationships in business comes down to your personality, your engagement, your demonstration of commitment, and delivering upon your promises.
    Mining in Sweden has generated much of its wealth, and is therefore seen as an industry that needs to be protected, even in the wake of the COVID effect.
    Mining gives us the opportunity to make a very real, and very meaningful difference to the world. Those who work in the industry love the challenge, the people, and the opportunities.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Mining is definitely in the blood’

    ‘Private equity is about great flexibility and unconstrained thinking’

    ‘It’s problem or challenge after another that just need solving. Solutions need to be found’

    ‘We cannot give up. We cannot walk away. That would not be the right outcome’

    ‘I’m a sucker for a challenge'

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Beowulf Mining - https://beowulfmining.com/team/kurt-budge/

    Kurt Budge LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kurt-budge-b75287/?originalSubdomain=uk

     

    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

     

     

    • 54 min
    The Creative Challenges Of Gold - with Alan Carter

    The Creative Challenges Of Gold - with Alan Carter

    In this episode we chat to Alan Carter, President & CEO of Cabral Gold, a mineral exploration company with a focus on gold and copper with a key asset being the Cuiu Cuiu gold project located in Northern Brazil.

    We discuss mining in South America and in Brazil in particular around the resource-rich Tapajos region in northern Brazil where Cabral Gold’s project Cuiu Cuiu is located, and the outlook for gold in the foreseeable future.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Mining in South America is made a little easier because having the knowledge of a mere few languages can facilitate communication there. This is unlike Europe, where many language disciplines are required.
    Brazil is a huge producer of commodities, such as soy, orange juice and beef. The reason for this is that the entirety of the surface area of the country has cultivation potential.
    One of the hugest challenges in the Tapajos region was to discover the source of the incredibly rich “passive gold” accumulation; gold washed away by erosion and into the water supply there.
    Areas that may be rich in gold deposits are often covered in vegetation or soil, which means that the challenge is to find creative ways in which to prospect the area. 
    Mining is a major component of state revenues in Brazil, and so the government is supportive of the industry. With this in mind, relationships with the local community are kept at the forefront of any operation.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ’South America is an incredible continent with enormous potential’

    ‘I’ve been directly involved with four gold discoveries in Brazil’

    ‘We’ve got to get as smart as we can about looking through that cover, to determine where that gold is coming from'

    ‘We’ll be generating additional new targets as the drilling progresses!'

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Cabral Gold - https://cabralgold.com/corporate/management/

    Alan Carter LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-carter-636a796a/?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

    • 45 min
    The Challenges Of Alaskan Mining - with Frazer Tabeart

    The Challenges Of Alaskan Mining - with Frazer Tabeart

    In this episode we chat to Frazer Tabeart, MD of Polar X, a Copper/Gold explorer/developer in Alaska. 

    We talk about the exciting high grade gold and copper deposits that Polar X are developing, the Zackly project, as well as other porphyry targets they are looking at, and whats mining in Alaska is like compared to other jurisdictions.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    An effective blend of good management, reliable science and a keen instinct for exploration, is the required recipe for all successful mining.
    the COVID situation may have led to a decline in practical opportunities, but it has meant that we can take time out to build relationships, which will lead to practical opportunities later.
    Between 30% and 40% of the entire world’s supply of copper comes from one belt of rocks that stretches from the Western Americas into Alaska. It is one of the most valuable and concentrated areas in the world in terms of copper deposits.
    The biggest challenges on site, involve the terrain, which sometimes requires helicopter support, and seasonality. For a significant portion of each year, mining there is simply impossible.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ’That’s where I was given a proper grounding of science in exploration’

    ‘You’ve got to have good science there. You’ve got to have good exploration play’

    ‘It’s probably the most important zone of copper production in the world’

    ‘Exploration requires people to make decisions on the fly, and apply different technologies'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Frazer Tabeart LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/frazert/?originalSubdomain=au

    Polar X - https://www.polarx.com.au

    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

    • 46 min
    Changing The Face Of Mining By Working Together - with Sam Pazuki

    Changing The Face Of Mining By Working Together - with Sam Pazuki

    In today’s episode we chat to Sam Pazuki, Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations at Oceana Gold, a multinational gold producer with operating, development & exploration experience in the Philippines, New Zealand & USA.

    We talk about M&A activities in the gold sector, challenges around ESG in the current climate, and much more.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Mining for oil and gas is typically less expensive, and incurs less overall costs, due to the fact that the results are almost immediate, and do not require lengthy periods of exploration and testing.
    Mining companies tend to promote themselves on an individual basis as opposed to a sector-basis. Oil and gas are far more vocal, and companies find themselves more readily represented through these groups.
    As the gold prices began to fall in 2013, the industry saw M&A transactions evaporate. This led to widespread frustration from shareholders due to the write-downs.
    The mining industry has long been split, not just upon how it can do better to disclose the positive work being done, but how to disclose it together, instead of separately.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ’There are some pretty exciting things happening in the sector’

    ‘You do need one overarching body to represent the entire industry’

    ’It’s important to promote the good work we do'

    ‘We’re getting a much better sense of what sustainability really is'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Oceana Gold - https://www.oceanagold.com/investor-centre/investor-contact/

    Sam Pazuki LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sampazuki/?originalSubdomain=ca

    ir@oceanagold.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

    • 51 min
    Interview with Alistair Ross

    Interview with Alistair Ross

    In this episode we chat to Alistair Ross, President and CEO at Rockcliff Metals Corporation who are a well-funded Canadian major explorer in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake greenstone belt, hosting mines and deposits that contain copper, zinc, gold and silver.

    We talk about Alistair’s life mission is “to bring nobility to the mining industry.” An exciting chat about the what design features in a mine could be altered to fundamentally improve the safety and health and performance of the industry and much more….

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The mining industry has been hugely beneficial to society in lots of ways, but it also has a legacy of negativity that is sometimes difficult to overcome. Perception needs to be changed.
    Those with highly stressful jobs, can suffer from a compromised immune system. This makes those in the mining sector especially susceptible to certain infections, and requires a greater level of self-care.
    Improving the mental health of mining workers may be impossible, but our industry should in no way ever detract from their mental health at any time. It is up to us to ensure that happens, and so improve the nobility of mining.
    As upper level management, we should seek to hire supervisors and managers who are not simply good miners, but who care about people, and who can provide real leadership as well as empathy.
    The challenge for larger mining companies, is to retain and encourage a sense of agility instead of becoming complacent.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ’We have a lot of work to do in order to build trust’

    ‘We can create workplaces by design’

    ‘It’s going to take strong leadership on the part of the management crew’

    ‘We designed it to be agile, innovative, and high-performance-teamwork driven'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Alistair Ross LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alistair-ross-96788011/?originalSubdomain=ca

    Rockcliff Metals - https://rockcliffmetals.com/about-us/management-and-board-of-directors/

    Rockcliff Metals YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2hL7tmOtEZDcMEG-3m6XnQ

    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

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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!

paul (the ghost) taylor ,

Dig deep, discussion with Michelle Ash

Really interesting, helped by the enthusiasm of the two participants.

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