106 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.

    Taking Mining Public - with Mark Brennan

    Taking Mining Public - with Mark Brennan

    Today’s guest is Mark Brennan, CEO and Co-Chairman of Cerrado Gold, a privately-owned Toronto-based growing precious metals mining and exploration company, building a portfolio of assets in South America, including Argentina and Brazil.

    The company is going public next week and Mark gives us an overview of mining in Brazil and Argentina, explaining more about Cerrado Gold’s recent acquisition and the future of the company going into this next decade.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Formulating the right team, and allowing each member to use their specific skills, has allowed Cerrado to laser-focus their efforts in South and Latin America, turning the operation into a highly specialised and talented concern.
    Investment is as important as reinvestment. Cerrado have managed to strengthen their many operations through carefully reinvesting profits from one site to the next, allowing expansion in Brazil.
    When you operate in Brazil, you must have the support of the local community. Perhaps more than any other area, without community support, mining becomes an impossibility.
    The challenges of Argentina have mainly been COVID-related. Working hard and persevering where others may have failed, plus the specialist expertise of the team, have meant that even through these barriers, Cerrado have maintained success.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'We all try to find the best possible asset we can find'

    'We have a producer that generates cash and drives exploration'

    'We all have a great deal of experience in Latin America and South America'

    'We started with a dream in 2017. We're now raising capital to go public in December'

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    Cerrado Gold - https://www.cerradogold.com/copy-of-management

    Mark Brennan LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-brennan-356a59157/?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

     

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    • 38 min
    Manifesting Success - with Dominic Duffy

    Manifesting Success - with Dominic Duffy

    In this episode we chat to Dominic Duffy, President and CEO at Mandalay Resources Corporation, a Canadian-based natural resource Corporation with producing assets in Australia and Sweden, with care and maintenance, and development projects in Chile and Canada. 

    Dominic discusses the Victorian Gold fields in Australia and what the future holds in this area, rich in gold. He also talks about how junior producers like Mandalay are manifesting success in deeper underground mining

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The main differences between mining in Canada and Australia are regulations first and foremost, but also a dramatic discrepancy in values. However, this is definitely changing.
    To date, Victoria has mined 2,400 tons of gold (77 million ounces), which means that the area is responsible for 2% of all the gold ever mined on Earth.
    Governments will inevitably make the processes a lot faster and more streamlined for companies to pick up parcels. This will mean a more streamlined and efficient in-flow of investors and investment.
    The structural nature of the main deposits found, require a combination of the right geology and the right type of structure. Discoveries will come, but it will be a slow process.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'Western companies are held to a higher standard'

    'They've taken a very holistic look at the state'

    'You will see investors far more willing to put in money to these exploration plays'

    'You have to find where you have these bonanza grades'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

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    Mandalay Resources - https://www.mandalayresources.com

    Dominic Duffy LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominic-duffy-11510a54/?trk=pub-pbmap&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

     

     

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    • 30 min
    The Bright Future Of Mining In Ecuador - with Merlin Marr Johnson

    The Bright Future Of Mining In Ecuador - with Merlin Marr Johnson

    In today’s episode we chat to Merlin Marr Johnson, Executive Vice President at Salazar Resources Ltd, an Ecuadorian Project Generator with a proven track record of discovery, and who have a well-funded high-grade copper and gold assets in Ecuador. Merlin’s belief is that old primary industry principles of economic theory, which says that wealth can only be created with "Land, Work, Ideas and Capital", is still very relevant in today’s modern world, so we are going to cover this and talk about the Salazar project in Ecuador.

    We talk about mining in Ecuador as a jurisdiction, and from a geologist viewpoint, Merlin talks about the geology of the country. We cover the challenges of mining in the country, how Salazar Resources has slowly won the trust of the local communities through initiatives they have implemented, and how mining has a bright future within Ecuador.  

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Graduates seeking opportunities in the mining and geology sector must clearly define their differences from other candidates. Setting ourselves apart is the key to landing the career of our dreams.
    Good basic geological skills are the keystone of a mining career, and interfacing that with the newer techniques, such as handling data in three dimensions.
    One of the most underappreciated and overlooked skills in mining is the attainment of good quality, real-time imagery from the field. Go beyond the cellphone and transmit quality data to build a valuable portfolio and you will add instant value.
    Mining has been the most financially robust element of Ecuador's economical infrastructure. Despite attempts to shut mining down, due to aspirations of being more ecologically aware, the country realised that it is the backbone of their financial frame, and now opportunities are abundant..

    BEST MOMENTS

    'There's not much poetry in concrete'

    'What it really ticks are all those developmental goals'

    'Ecuador is so exciting from a geological perspective'

    'Ecuador is one of the few places in the world where you can still walk up and find deposits'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

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    Salazar Resources - https://www.salazarresources.com/about-us/management-and-technical-team/merlin-marr-johnson/

    Merlin Marr-Johnson LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/merlin-marr-johnson-816604b9/?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

     

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    • 45 min
    Analysing The Decarbonization Challenge Report - with Andrew Swart

    Analysing The Decarbonization Challenge Report - with Andrew Swart

    In this episode we chat to Andrew Swart, Global Mining and Metals Leader at Deloitte. A returning guest, Andrew is going to talk about a recently-released report focussing upon the 2030 Decarbonization Challenge - The path to the future of energy.

    We discuss the top drivers of decarbonization and what this mean to companies in the Energy & Resources sectors, as well as how mining companies are approaching decarbonization, what is and what is not within their control, and how this affects their value chains.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The issue of decarbonization is a complex one, and also one with a degree of uncertainty. The report seeks to explore the implications and opportunities for different companies within the energy sector.
    If we can figure out our carbon footprint, it drives real savings on a company’s bottom line. Depending on the portfolio we have, companies can also capitalise upon the broader societal trend.
    Many mining companies have to deal with multinational entities with operations in a variety of countries. Right now there is no uniform view in terms of carbon taxes and measures, meaning that there is a patchwork of varying legislation.
    The first step is to recognise the value chain. Companies must understand the nature of partnerships, where the products are being utilised, and how, and create a greater sense of visibility in the market.

    .BEST MOMENTS

    ’This makes for a great read, but is also designed to help companies think about the landscape strategically’

    ‘Many minerals hold the keys to a lower carbon future’

    ‘It’s a complex issue. It’s a real mixed bag. Over the next year we’re going to see more clarity’

    ‘It’s about really understanding your value chain'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

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    Decarbonization Challenge Report

    Deloitte Canada - https://www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/profiles/andrew-swart.html

    Andrew Swart LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewfswart/?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

     

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    • 30 min
    Transformative Mining Technology - with Mike Battersby

    Transformative Mining Technology - with Mike Battersby

    In this episode we chat to Mike Battersby, Chairman & Managing Director of Maelgwyn Mineral Services (MMS), a privately owned limited company and is establishing itself as a world leader in the development and implementation of innovative cost effective technologies and processes in the field of mineral, chemical and waste processing. Maelgwyn has had many patents granted and has won a number of national innovation awards for its technology which has achieved significant environmental benefits in terms of reduced energy and waste for operations.

    We talk about the flotation technologies and products they manufacture and how they dramatically improve mining companies’ recoveries in gold and other precious and base metals and mineral commodities and why companies would benefit from using their technology.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    When you’re leeching gold with cyanide, which is how most of the gold around the world is produced, you need oxygen for the reaction to take place. Many operations don’t have enough oxygen in their circuit in order to produce a fast reaction.
    The specially developed Aachen reactor has far less energy consumption, small footprint in terms of capital cost, and yet gives a far higher performance.
    People financing a new project are not necessarily interested because of the new technologies involved. They want results at the lowest cost possible.
    There has been a resistance to emerging and new technologies in mining, purely because it moves so quickly, and can largely be unproven. But slowly attitudes are changing. Companies are more receptive to experimentation and progress.

    .BEST MOMENTS

    ‘We did hit the ground running!’

    ‘It was going to be the Aachen reactor or the Aardvark reactor!’

    ‘With Maelgwyn we took it to another stage of pneumatic flotation’

    ’There is a lot of interest between the mining companies, to look at sustainability'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

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     Maelgwyn - https://www.maelgwyn.com

    Michael Battersby Twitter - https://twitter.com/maelgwynms?lang=en-gb

    Michael Battersby LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-battersby-283a3a3/?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

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    • 49 min
    The Incredible Opportunities For Investors - with Stephen Stewart

    The Incredible Opportunities For Investors - with Stephen Stewart

    In this episode we chat to Stephen Stewart, who runs a portfolio of publicly-traded exploration companies out of Toronto, including Orefinders and QC Copper and Gold, and who is also the founder and chairman of the Young Mining Professionals and Scholarship Fund.

    An avid listener to the podcast, Stephen is going to talk about exploration and discovery in Canada – and how now is the right time in the cycle. Their model has been to acquire assets or control blocks in companies in a down market, and out of distressed situations – then wait for the time where they can achieve the appropriate return on investment for discovery. There are tremendous opportunities for investors right now as we sit on cusp of the macro cycle – and its subsequent discovery cycle given the funds now available to juniors.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Everything seems to be well at the market level, but the real economy is concerning. The disconnect between the two is concerning. Governments can only prop this up for a while. It is not a permanent fix.
    The Ore Group is effectively a generator of opportunities and projects for the members of its group, plus shareholders, who wish to be included in exciting developments.
    Discovery is everything. Investment should be focused there as it is the best way for shareholders to get paid, and to prove financial worth.
    Renewables are great for consumers, but factories and cities cannot be run purely upon this type of energy. Uranium is clean and can provide this, and so can provide a manageable solution.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘We’re not reinventing the wheel here, we’re doing our own thing’

    ’This is an opportunity generator for the people in our group’

    ‘I don’t control these things. I only craft investment theses based on what we see’

    ‘We’ve raised $15m in the last six months, and we’re putting it into the ground’

    ‘If you’re going to dig a hole in the ground then there’s going to be a consequence'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast on iTunes

    Stephen Stewart LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenanstewart/?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

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    • 46 min

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