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This in depth interview ft. Dr. Nathan Stubina, Vice President, Technologies, Sherritt International Corporation. He discusses the challenges of major innovation in mining including discussing how machines like Ball Mills and Flotations Cells have evolved, alternative technology, and roadblocks mine operators face when implementing new processes. He also discusses the public’s view of mining, the academic outlook on mining innovation, and how companies like Sherritt International, Barrick Gold, and Agnico Eagle have introduced innovation processing and mining solutions into their operation.
For his current company Nathan Outlined two innovations Sherritt International has introduced into their operations.
Dr. Nathan Stubina joined Sherritt International as vice president of technologies in November 2018. Prior to that, he was managing director of innovation for McEwen Mining. With 30 years of international industrial experience, he also worked at various major mining companies including Barrick Gold Corp., Noranda Inc. and Falconbridge Limited. Dr. Stubina holds a Ph.D., in metallurgy and materials from the University of Toronto and a B. Eng. in mining and metallurgical engineering from McGill University. Dr. Stubina is currently a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), and was the vice president of the International District of CIM. He is a Past-President of the Metallurgy & Materials Society of CIM and a member of the Lassonde Institute of Mining’s Advisory Committee at the University of Toronto.
Mining Now is a joint mining podcast and web series by CIM/ICM and Crownsmen Partners. Join us to learn about the latest innovations in operating mines to increase energy efficiency and production. We look into modern mining and processing equipment including autonomous vehicles and IOT technology. Experts tackle everything from skilled labour shortages to team building to meeting evolving safety regulations. This is the mining of today that will shape the mines of tomorrow.
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