306 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 Labour Markets of Western Australia - with Darren Stralow

    The Labour Markets of Western Australia - with Darren Stralow

    In this episode we have a returning guest who appeared back in October 2019 (Episode 46). Darren Stralow is the Chief Executive Officer at Bellevue Gold, a junior who has discovered an exceptionally high-grade gold system in the world-class Goldfields mining district and is one of the highest-grade and fastest-growing gold projects in Western Australia.

    Darren is an experienced mining executive and qualified mining engineer with over 20 years’ industry experience and was a member of the senior management team at Northern Star Resources for over 10 years before joining the helm at Bellevue Gold. He gives us an overview of the company and what they are looking to achieve during 2023 and beyond. We discuss the labour market in WA and how Bellevue Gold set itself apart from other junior miners.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Bellevue is a startup company that has grown exponentially in the last six years, based upon an existing mine from the 1890s, and which was an on/off operation.
    Coming from a broad corporate world has allowed Darren to hone his experience and gain a wide ranging set of tools that has equipped him well.
    Bellevue already had a high quality team, but as it has grown over the last twelve months, it has led to a huge upswing in talent, and has allowed them to pull towards more ambitious goals.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'It's an amazing journey for a young professional to be involved in'

    'Bellevue as a company has built a significant high grade asset'

    'We've gone through the journey of being an exploration company, and now a development company'

    'You need to surround yourself with the right people'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Darren Stralow LinkedIn - https://au.linkedin.com/in/darren-stralow-88158432

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    mailto:rob@mining-international.org

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

    http://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, 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    Understanding Greenland's Mining Potential - with Stefan Bernstein

    Understanding Greenland's Mining Potential - with Stefan Bernstein

    In this episode we chat to Stefan Bernstein, CEO of GreenRoc, a junior miner with a portfolio comprised of graphite, illmenite, iron ore deposits in Greenland. And their focus is on developing mines for the production of critical minerals, that is minerals that are considered vital for the economic well-being of the world’s major and emerging economies,

    Stefan is a Danish geologist with over 30 years’ experience in Greenland’s mining sector, who brings a very strong knowledge base and understanding of the country and its mineral wealth, with his experience spanning both corporate and governmental advisory roles. He talks about GreenRoc and what they have achieved and what Greenland is like as a mining destination.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Stefan has been engaged in mineral research within may roles - from Senior Researcher at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, to Head Of Department there.
    GreenRoc has been staging explorations for a number of projects in Greenland, focussing mainly in the north, and upon titanium minerals.
    The graphite needs for European productions arms is set to dramatically increase four-fold between 2022 and 2025, and then ten-fold by 2030.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'This really sparked my interest for mineral exploration'

    'GreenRoc has been working in Greenland for some years now'

    'The demand is just around the corner'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Stefan Bernstein LinkedIn - https://dk.linkedin.com/in/stefan-bernstein-51514a1a

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    mailto:rob@mining-international.org

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

    http://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, 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    How Mines Use Epiroc Digital Software To Increase Productivity, Profitability and Safety - with Dawn Larsen

    How Mines Use Epiroc Digital Software To Increase Productivity, Profitability and Safety - with Dawn Larsen

    In this episode we chat to Dawn Larsen, Digital Solutions Manager for Epiroc who are a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provides world-class service and consumables.

    Dawn has a strong background in software and digital technology in the mining industry and give us an insight to Epiroc and discusses how their new digital technology can help mining companies become more efficient and improve safety.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Epiroc is known for its world-class mining equipment and technology, but to maximise value to customers, they have also acquired world-class software solutions so as to best provide customer focussed solutions.
    It's vital, when making acquisitions, to ensure that not just solutions are being found, but also a cohesion of values.
    Customers and clients who have so far utilised Epiroc's software solutions have seen dramatic increases in productivity and a marked increase in capability.
    Real time data and information exchange means that greater application can be maintained. For a rescue team, each moment is vital, and software such as this saves lives.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'We can now work with our mine customers and really engage, and identify even more business value'

    'Software and digitisation is the roadmap to the future'

    'It equips them with intelligence very quickly'

    'The software helps to analyse things in real time'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Epiroc Digital Solutions Canada, learn more:  https://www.epiroc.com/en-ca/products/digital-solutions/digital-solutions-for-underground-mining

    Subscribe to Mining Software News Updates:  https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/mining-software-news-updates-6955516167738310656/

    Schedule a No-cost Digital Roadmap Strategy Session:  dawn.larsen@epiroc.com

    Contact:  

    Dawn Larsen, Epiroc Digital Solutions Canada

    1-249-377-9983  

    Case Studies:

    HudBay: Increased mucking rate by 7%

                     Up to 15% increase in productivity

    Interview with Michael Place, Mine Manager at Gold Fields, Australia on Vimeo

    Fosterville: Expects to cut half the time off evacuations with Epiroc Digital Solutions’ Mobilaris Emergency Support

    https://www.epiroc.com/en-ca/customer-stories/2020/mobilaris-at-kirkland-lake-gold

    Goldfields: Expect a 12-month ROI on Implementing Digitalization in the Mine 

    https://www.epiroc.com/en-ca/customer-stories/2020/gold-fields-australia-modernization-program

    Software Solutions Discussed in the Podcast:

    Mobilaris Situational Awareness: https://www.epiroc.com/en-ca/products/digital-solutions/sustainable-and-safe-operations/mobilaris-situational-awareness

    Onboard: https://www.epiroc.com/en-ca/products/digital-solutions/operational-performance/mobilarisonboard

    Pocketmine: https://www.epiroc.com/en-ca/products/digital-solutions/operational-performance/mobilaris-pocketmine

    Emergency Support: https://www.epiroc.com/en-ca/products/digital-solutions/sustainable-and-safe-operations/mobilaris-emergency-support

    Short Term Interval Control, Planning and Scheduling: https://www.epiroc.com/en-ca/products/digital-solutions/planning-and-scheduling/mobilaris-scheduling

    Event Automation: https://www.epiroc.com/en-ca/products/digital-solutions/connected-assets/mobilaris-event-automation

    Enterprise Data Integration Platform:  MineRP: https://www.minerp.com/enterprise-interoperability

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    mailto:rob@mining-international.org

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

    http://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

    • 32 min
    The Booming, Exciting Mining Industry In Western Australia - with Mike Moore

    The Booming, Exciting Mining Industry In Western Australia - with Mike Moore

    In this episode we have a returning guest who appeared in December 2020 (Episode 110). Michael Moore, managing director of Golden State Mining, are an ASX listed exploration company based in Perth, Australia who have acquired a number of gold, Lithium and base metals assets around Western Australia and looking to develop these in the near future.

    Michael is a mine engineer by background with  extensive experience in Western Australia and is also a past director of the Camborne School of Mines in the UK. We get an update on Golden State Mining, talk about their recent Lithium assets they have acquired, the graduate market and mining in Western Australia.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Investors have been desperately interested in new opportunities around the battery metals in Western Australia.
    Working in lithium and other battery minerals and materials has meant that a solid bank of shareholders has emerged, committed to driving the sector forward.
    Western Australia is one of the richest terrains for exploration in the world in terms of talent available and geological output.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'We've seen a massive flood of IPO since 2018'

    'Western Australia is the best place to be exploring in the world'

    'There's a great future for minerals exploration here'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Golden State Mining - https://goldenstatemining.com.au/team/mike-moore/

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    mailto:rob@mining-international.org

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

    http://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, 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 53 min
    The Adventures Of A Modern Cornish Miner - with Alan Matthews

    The Adventures Of A Modern Cornish Miner - with Alan Matthews

    In this episode we chat to Alan Matthews, an experienced mining executive with over forty years of experience working in executive roles within the industry and has recently written a book, Overseas and Underground: Adventures of a Modern Cornish Miner.

    He graduated from the Camborne School of Mines in 1974 and spent the next half a century globe-trotting around the world from mine sites as far flung as Peru and Papua New Guinea. With this, Alan decided to write a book so we dig deep into the contents the book, and understand Alan’s career and see what we can learn from his overseas knowledge and experience.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Striking out on your own in the industry is the natural impulse for those with experience. Opportunities that once seemed distant become a reality when we absorb the wisdom of others.
    When you hit a brick wall in terms of the administrational governance of certain countries, it's best to realise you're licked, count your losses and move on.
    If you have an offer to travel and work in other countries, always make sure you do your due diligence on not just the company itself, but the country and its culture and values. You need to align with all of it.
    We learn by the stories of others, and take teachings from the experiences they have had. This is why it's vital that all of life and its adventures are documented in some way.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'I raised a few bucks, drilled a few holes'

    'We realised that being in Ecuador was not sensible at the time'

    'Do some research on the country you're going to'

    'You need three or four years' experience!'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Overseas and Underground : Adventures of a Modern Cornish Miner - https://www.brownsbfs.co.uk/Product/Matthews-Alan-F/Overseas-and-Underground--Adventures-of-a-Modern-Cornish-Miner/9781912015153

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    mailto:rob@mining-international.org

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

    http://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, 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    The Future Of Gold Exploration - with Michael Wood

    The Future Of Gold Exploration - with Michael Wood

    In this episode we chat to Michael Wood, Co-founder & CEO or Reyna Gold Corp, a gold exploration company focused on district-scale discoveries on the two major gold belts in Mexico.

    Michael who has an economic and business administration started his career in the Metropolitan Police before going into mining and chats about Reyna Gold and how the company has developed, their La Gloria asset and what their plans are for the future.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    There are around 50m ounces of gold having been discovered in Northern Mexico, and this is mainly in the last 30 years. Many believe these are extensions of gold trends from the coast of America.
    Reyna are using a lot of geo-science, including satellite imaging, and also have harnessed the skills of local geologists.
    There are a few competitors that operate within a close proximity to Reyna's interests, but the diversity and breadth of Reyna's interests mean that their operations are never hampered.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'About 5% of all gold ever produced has come out of the west coast of America'

    'We're very happy with the targeting that's been done to date'

    'We're combining geo-science with local expertise'

    'Hopefully we can advance substantially in '23'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Michael Wood LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-wood-67b1b526/?originalSubdomain=hk

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    mailto:rob@mining-international.org

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

    http://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, 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.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 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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