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  • Job Posting: Communications and Engagement Coordinator

    Are you an exceptional communicator who takes pride in conceptualizing and producing compelling pieces? Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is searching for a Communications and Engagement Coordinator to engage with the members and steering committees of our working groups and projects. The Communications and Engagement Coordinator…

  • Positive results from open innovation at Antofagasta Minerals

    For Nury Briceño, Principal Advisor of Innovation at Antofagasta Minerals, the most important innovations to come in the mining industry will have to do with time, representing a fundamental shift from innovation in processes that have historically taken place incrementally…

  • Q&A with IAMGOLD’s Steven Bowles

    Steven Bowles, Manager of the Côté Gold Project for IAMGOLD, will speak at the GMG-CIM Forum on June 12-13 in Sudbury, Ontario. His presentation is titled A Journey Toward the Integrated Mine. We asked him a few questions about his presentation and his work…

  • Volunteer Profile: Mark O’Brien

    Mark O’Brien, Manager of Digital Transformation at CITIC Pacific Mining in Perth, Australia, is a valued volunteer with GMG, most notably as the co-leader of the Artificial Intelligence Working Group. O’Brien has long believed in the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). Now that technology…

  • Visualizing where functional safety fits into the bigger picture

    In last week’s Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment workshop in Santiago, Chile, small groups came up with ideas for visualizing where functional safety fits within broader processes. These draft visuals show two very different aspects of functional safety and the broader project group will review…

  • Publication: Guideline for Implementing Short Interval Control in Underground Mining Operations

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for Implementing Short Interval Control in Underground Mining Operations. Short interval control (SIC) is a structured system in which data from mining processes are periodically reviewed and action is taken in response to them. This guideline provides…

  • Partnership announcement: Global Mining Guidelines Group and Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

    Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership between their two organizations. A partnership between SME and GMG will drive increased openness in the mining industry. The SME-GMG partnership will enable SME…

  • Q&A with Vale’s Alex Mulloy on green energy vehicles

    Alex Mulloy, Mining Engineering Intern at Vale, will present at the GMG-CIM Sudbury Forum, June 12-13 in Sudbury, Ontario on Green Energy Vehicles – A Vale Base Metals Review. The electric mine is one of the key topics at this forum, so we asked him a bit…

  • Volunteer Profile: Mark Richards

    As a volunteer with GMG, for years Mark Richards, Manager, Mining Technology at Teck, has brought his commitment, knowledge and vision to the group. Heather Ednie, Managing Director for GMG, calls him a “silent hero” who has supported the group “since our very inception…

  • AI in Mining panel: Lessons learned on readiness, change management and strategies

    A group of experts representing both mining companies and technology suppliers discussed practical approaches to AI in mining on a panel at the GMG-CIM AI in Mining Forum on May 1 in Montreal. The panellists: Michel Plourde, Director Integrated Operations – Innovation & Technology…

  • GMG developing Open Mining Format (OMF) Version 2.0

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is developing Version 2.0 of the Open Mining Format (OMF), an open-source file specification for 3D data interoperability. Mining requires a wide range of spatial data, and new technologies are adding to their complexity. While these…

  • The Doe Run Company’s Denise Callahan: Collaboration is key when integrating technology

    In an industry that she notes is “under pressure,” Denise Callahan says mining operations must use digital technology to their advantage to stay economically viable. Integrating this technology cannot happen in a vacuum – she says that those involved in all levels of each operation play a part, and that collaboration with technology providers…

  • Freeport-McMoRan’s Jose Hernandez: Mitigating risk and reaping benefits with UAS

    As new applications of various technologies are introduced into the mining industry, removing the human element from various aspects of the operations is a recurring theme. Implementing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) falls under this category. Jose Hernandez, Senior Engineer at Freeport-McMoRan, who will…

  • Element AI’s Karthik Ramakrishnan: Connecting to the strategic big picture with AI

    Karthik Ramakrishnan specializes in helping organizations to achieve their AI ambitions. In his presentation at the upcoming GMG-CIM AI in Mining Forum, he will help mining stakeholders to take a broad view of AI, both in terms of the ways it benefits other industries and the ways it could, in turn, benefit the mining industry…

  • Publication: Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining. The document offers a broad view of the implementation of these systems, which are being used more and more frequently due to their potential for making the…

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