Posts by: Michel Cuvillier

This presentation looks at the competitiveness of the Mexican mining sector under the current operating and business environment, taking into consideration both macro- and micro-perspectives. The presentation will focus on recent developments in this industry, will present tendencies and solutions within the private and public sectors, and will introduce the range of current and future opportunities still available for mining and metallurgical projects in the country.

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According to CAMIMEX, the estimate for 2014’s exploration investment in Mexico amounts to US$672 million, down from the US$862 million that was spent in 2013. This being said, in 2013, Mexico was still positioned as the fourth largest destination for nonferrous exploration investment with 6% of the world exploration budget being allocated to the country. This panel presents the perspectives of private and public sector leaders on the current state of exploration projects in Mexico. It will cover alternative financing and operating solutions to maintain competitive exploration projects despite market challenges and comment on the future of the exploration sector in Mexico.

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As an industry in Mexico, mining dates back five centuries, but just as the techniques that are employed have developed and modernized over time, so have the ways that mines operate and the infrastructure that supports them. As such, a number of different structures are built to support mining operations throughout the various stages of a mine’s life, from living quarters and offices to laboratories and production plants.

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REDUCING THE AGE GAP

Mining is a cyclical industry, leading to periods of high demand for human talent and interest in mining careers, and years of decreased demand and the increased development of already existing professionals. While recent years have shown the skill and resourcefulness of experienced and talented professionals, the industry […]

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ACCESS TO CAPITAL

As traditional sources of financing dry up, exploration and junior companies will have to innovate to secure the financing needs of their operations. Many juniors in Mexico and around the world have sold their advanced projects and are now left with highrisk, early-stage exploration programs. The mining market looks to be coming […]

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Technological advancements in mineral processing have allowed mining companies across the world to exploit deposits with lower ore grades. However, this has also generated larger volumes of waste that need to be safely handled and stored.

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As the most important organization in Mexico, representing all the specialized engineers in mining, metallurgy and geology, and based on the investigations conducted by one of our groups of experts in pollution, we publicly acknowledge Grupo Mexico for its efficient and promptly response towards the contingency generated by the accident that occurred in the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers

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Today, aerial photography through hyperspectral imagery provides the most efficient and precise geomantic system for finding objects, identifying materials, or detecting processes. When this technology is combined with Geographical Information Systems (GIS), seize and directional estimates, vast of parcels of land can be studied without the need of having to spend months mapping the area by foot.

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In today’s mining industry the access to reliable and precise geochemical information has become crucial to identify new areas that are likely to contain an economically valuable mineral deposit. For this endeavor, companies have relied on technologies that can provide them with valuable geochemical information.

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Underground mines worldwide need to be excavated through a large number of slot holes and small diameter shafts. For this purpose, Herrenknecht has designed and constructed an innovative Boxhole Boring Machine (BBM). The model is centered on the successful micro-tunneling pipe-jacking technology – an area in which Herrenknecht has over 25 years of […]

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