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When people think of Saskatchewan, diamonds don't often come to mind. Well, give your head a shake. Saskatchewan has one of the world's largest diamond labs at it's attracting international attention.
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Every mining and mineral processing industry requires the transport of slurries somewhere in their process. However, slurry transport theory and design are topics not adequately covered by undergraduate engineering fluid mechanics courses.
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Caitlin Taylor, the Saskatchewanderer, toured SRC's diamond lab and shares her experience learning about the diamond extraction process.
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The versatility of rare earths has led to their use in an ever-increasing variety of applications in new technologies. Consequently, demand for rare earths has increased significantly. Everybody wants to extract rare earths because they’re so important, but metallurgical processing is complicated and comes at a high cost.
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Ice roads are needed by industries operating in remote, northern climates to move supplies and equipment during the winter. Learn how an ice road is built and maintained.
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Remediating a contaminated site may have positive and negative impacts on biodiversity. Learn how a sustainable approach to remediation involves planning and implementing environmental protection throughout the entire remediation process.
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Uranium mining companies face a significant processing challenge unique to their industry: the core samples they drill and extract are radioactive. When radioactive material is cut, the dust becomes an issue. Learn how this problem was solved with a custom saw box.
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Advanced mining systems enable remote sensing and decision-making for operators and engineers before, during and after mining activities.
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In 1960, the Lorado Mill was abandoned in northern Saskatchewan, leaving an estimated 227,000 cubic meters of radioactive uranium tailings that covered the mill site and flowed into nearby Nero Lake. In 2008, SRC was contracted to clean up the site, which began a multi-year journey to reduce the risk to human health, wildlife, and aquatic life.
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The demand for lithium is projected to increase 73 per cent by 2025. Lithium extraction is often expensive and time consuming, so how can mining companies keep up with this fast-rising demand? Keep reading to learn about new advances in lithium recovery technologies.
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The Gunnar Mine operated from 1955-1963 and officially closed in 1964 with little to no decommissioning. In 1956, it was considered to be the largest uranium producer in the world. Learn about the construction of the site, the operational challenges and the town site that was built - and why it became a ghost town.
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The Gunnar Mine and Mill Site was abandoned with little to no decommissioning after it ceased operation in 1964, leaving behind significant hazards to the environment and public. Learn about the decades after the Gunnar Site closed and what's being done to remediate the land.
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A new joint study by members of Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) looks at how slurry pipelines behave while operating in laminar flow. The results of the study will lay the foundation for developing a reliable model for laminar operation of slurry pipelines that could be used to design pipelines that can effectively transport thickened tailings.
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In mining and oil sands, one of the biggest challenges faced by operators is dealing with slurries – complex mixtures of solids and liquids – which need to be sent via pipeline for processing, treatment and environmentally-safe disposal.
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Giving students the opportunity to try a hands-on experience in science is something we never shy away from. We love science. So, when we heard that youth in northern Saskatchewan were looking for opportunities to gain experience in science-related fields, we took on the challenge.
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When SRC moved its Pipe Flow Technology Centre, it lost the capability to test volatile materials. Industry need, combined with the Centre's expertise, attracted funding to expand the existing facility. The new pipe loop will allow industry to test their volatile materials to generate reliable data for pipeline design.
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What you can see on the surface of an abandoned mine site doesn’t always tell the full story of the mining activities that took place. In fact, the surface is a very small part of the whole remediation process. Find out how 3-D models of underground workings helps us get a better idea of risks below ground.
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