Engineering Challenges in Mining

CIM Bulletin, 1967

C. E. White Senior Vice-President, Conodion Bechtel Limited, Montreal, Que.

The depletion of higher grade mineral reserves will accelerate the trend toward production from progressively larger and lower grade deposits. The discovery of adequate reserves of leaner ores will require the development of improved exploration techniques with a greater depth range. The principal challenges to the Canadian mining industry are to find the mineral resources required to meet fast growing world demand and to develop mining methods and equipment to ensure production costs which will strengthen our position in export markets in the face of increasing world competition. The challenges cannot be met without intensive efforts to attract more technical men to the industry and to improve their training.
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