Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast Podcast

Rob Tyson

In this podcast, we discuss, educate and talk about industry news and hot topics, company reviews and live interviews with mining professionals and leading figures in the mining industry. Introducing your host Rob Tyson, Founder and Director of Mining International, a leading recruitment and headhunting agency based in the UK specialising in mining across the globe. We source and discover new talent to fill those difficult or challenging vacancies our clients have.

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In this episode, we chat to Mike Ferguson, President, and CEO of Gensource Potash who are a Canada-based fertilizer development company, which is focused on developing resource opportunities with a specific focus on potash development. Mike is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience in potash and uranium and is leading the development of this greenfield property and tells us all about the company and their Tugaske project and the sustainable production methods used.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Gensource Potash trades on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange and the London AIM Market. Financing was very Europe-centric, so London is a good fit. Taking a modular approach enables them to start small and easily find finance, then ramp up as fast as the market allows. A single module of 250,000 tonnes production is a strong economic unit all by itself. These small modules can be run at 100% capacity from day one, which improves capital efficiencies. All product for the Saskatchewan facility is presold. A setup that virtually eliminates risk. Gensource is turning potash mining into something more akin to a manufacturing process. No salt tailings are created, which means no surface brine ponds. All of their power and heat are self-generated. They plan to become a true net-zero operation. Tugaske will be co-owned by Gensource and their partner Helm. The cyclical mining approach they use enables them to use 75% less freshwater per tonne of product. Working with Helm, Gensource is disrupting the market providing an alternative supply in a market where just five producer accounts for 75 to 80% of the supply. Gensource´s supply chain has been greatly simplified, which saves a lot of money. It also has an extremely low carbon footprint. A growing global population means demand for potash will continue to grow. Construction is due to start production, in 2024.   BEST MOMENTS ‘We are dedicated 100% to potash development. ´ ‘Gensource is about doing things differently.’ ‘We simply have no waste; we have no tailings.’ ‘We self-generate all of our own power and heat.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://gensourcepotash.ca Twitter: https://twitter.com/gensourcepotash Email: info@gensource.ca Call: 001 306 974 6414   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.   CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2

32 min 52 sec

In this episode, we chat with a returning guest who appeared in Episode 117 in February 2021. Matt Salthouse is the Chief Executive Officer at Kainantu Resources. An Asia-Pacific-focused gold mining company with two highly prospective gold projects in a premier mining region, the high-grade Kainantu gold district of Papua New Guinea (PNG).  Matt gives us an update on what’s been happening in PNG and with Kainantu Resources over the last 10 months when he was last on the podcast. We discuss the May River acquisition, the north, and south program, and the FSE listing and capital management.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Over the past 10 months, their focus has been on mapping resources in KRL South. They are in the process of closing their copper-gold May River deal, which brings together three concessions. May River is in the Frieda River Copper and Gold area of PNG, which is one of the largest undeveloped copper projects in the world. In KRL North, they have done a lot of sampling work. In KRL South, they have already identified a forty grammes per tonne sample. Geophysics work is planned for both sites. Kainantu Resources listed on the Frankfurt Exchange mid-year, which is proving to be good for capital management. The relationship with the government and local communities is still sound. The experienced and well-connected board is able to pursue strategic collaboration opportunities. Despite CoVid having had an impact, Kainantu Resources have still managed to push forward.   BEST MOMENTS ‘We´ve been quite tight and scrupulous in terms of managing our capital, so have a reasonable body of capital, at the moment. ´ ‘We are looking to do some geophysics work at both KRL North and South.’ ‘Everybody in the management group has connections and contacts in Southeast Asia.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Kainantu Resources - https://kainanturesources.com Email: info@krl.com.sg Episode 117: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mining-in-papua-new-guinea-with-matt-salthouse/id1440020656?i=1000509599113   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 29

31 min 57 sec

In this episode, we chat to David Stein, CEO of Kuya Silver who is developing first-class, high-margin sustainable silver mining operations in Peru. They are focused on growth and cash flow with a focus on low-cost silver operations in mining-friendly jurisdictions David has a background in geology and engineering and founded Kuya Silver back in 2017 so he talks about their flagship project Bethania and their newly acquired silver project in Northern Ontario.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Bethania, Peru was in operation until 2016 and Kuya is due to start production again by the end of 2022. Most of the veins at Bethania have been made bigger and new veins have been discovered nearby. The Ontario acquisition is the first step in becoming a multi-mine producer. It is a silver cobalt operation with good grades. Going public is a lot of extra work, but it has made raising capital far easier. Their recent acquisitions have greatly strengthened the company.   BEST MOMENTS ‘There´s a historical resource there from the previous owners. ´ ‘The project is very profitable with very quick payback.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://kuyasilver.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kuya-silver/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KuyaSilver Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kuyasilvercorp/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/KuyaSilverCorp/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc7YU27yR9RLHdG-frVAuxg   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 25

27 min 3 sec

In the episode, we chat to Galen McNamara, CEO of Summa Silver Corp that is a TSX-listed explorer focusing on developing the Hughes Property in the prolific Tonopah district of Nevada. They have also commenced drilling at Mogollon, New Mexico Galen is a geologist by trade and has over 15 years of experience in discovery and capital markets. Apart from heading up Summa Silver, he also sits on a few different boards. In this episode, he talks about both projects, the progress they have made and gives us an update on the current silver market.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Summa Silver is a new silver exploration company that focuses on the Southwestern US. They have two historic properties that have not been explored using modern technology. At the Tonopah, Nevada project they are getting grades above one thousand grammes per tonne on multiple targets. The best hole at Tonopah is 4408 grammes per tonne silver equivalent over 2.8 meters. They are about to start drilling at the New Mexico Mogollon project. Currently, between 60 and 70% of silver is used for industrial purposes. In the future, that percentage will rise sharply as demand from the electric car industry grows. Good silver assets are hard to find, so servicing that demand is going to be hard. Another reason prices are likely to rise. Despite doing a lot of drilling Summa Silver is still quite well-financed- The outlook for the silver market for 2022 is good. In the podcast, Galen explains why. Many junior silver miners are undervalued at the moment.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Historically, in precious metal bull markets, silver outperforms gold. ´ ‘The demand for silver in a situation like that is gonna almost double from what it is today.’ ‘We are not trying to reinvent the wheel.’   EPISODE RESOURCES LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/galen-mcnamara-02a52911 Twitter: https://twitter.com/galenmcnamara?lang=en Summa Silver Twitter: https://twitter.com/SummaSilver?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor LinkedIn Summa Silver: https://ca.linkedin.com/company/summa-silver-corp   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3   ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 22

22 min 44 sec

In this episode, we chat with Alastair McIntyre, CEO of Altiplano Metals who are part of the Metals Group of companies focused on expanding, acquiring, and developing cash flowing and near-term cash flowing copper, gold, and silver assets. Alastair has a geology and finance background and is an accomplished executive with 30 years of experience as a leader and senior advisor in metals banking, capital markets, physical and derivative metals trading, gold refining and mining. He is now at the helm of Altiplano Metals and is here today to tell us more about the company and the projects that are involved. Alastair is also going to be at the upcoming Mines & Money London event which is Europe’s largest mining investment event on December 1st and 2nd 2021, so you can meet him in person if you have any questions for him. You can get 10% off with the discount code DIGDEEP10 when registering at: https://minesandmoney.com/ So, listen to this podcast, get your tickets today and we will see you there...   KEY TAKEAWAYS  Altiplano Metals is a part of The Metals Group. They are made up of a group of individuals and companies that share talent management and office space. For 30 years, The Metals Group has raised over $500 million. The fact The Metals Group has been so successful means they get the opportunity to look at many excellent projects. Altiplano has focused on cash flow and revenue generation, so they can self-fund exploration or reinvest in projects. They have been cash flow positive at their Farellon iron oxide, copper, gold site, since 2018. The Farellon site has approval for an on-site mill and iron separation, which will create more revenue streams and reduce costs. Altiplano has a very experienced board, which Alastair talks about during the podcast. They are looking to acquire more assets The agreement at Marie Luisa, Chile has recently been renegotiated. It has close to 7grams per tonne of gold and 1.9% in copper. Altiplano has several other projects progressing and coming on stream.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Over a span of 20/30 years, they (The Metals Group) have been involved in 25/30 successful companies. ´ ‘Our business model is to use cash flow to support exploration.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: http://www.apnmetals.com LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/company/altiplano-metals Twitter: https://twitter.com/metals_group Email: alastairm@apnmetals.com Meet Alastair at Mines & Money London on 1st and 2nd December 2021. You can get 10% off with the discount code DIGDEEP10 when registering at: https://minesandmoney.com/ So, get your tickets today and we will see you there...   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 18

21 min 50 sec

In this episode, we chat with Martin French, Executive Chairman of Chesterfield Resources. It is a mineral exploration company operating in Canada and Cyprus, focused on copper and gold and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Martin has over 30 years of experience in capital markets, investment banking and mining and has worked all over the world in Asia, South America and Africa and tells us the story of Chesterfield Resources. He is going to be at the Mines & Money London Event as a panel speaker on the 1st & 2nd December 2021 so if you have any questions then please get in contact with him or meet him in person at the event. You can get 10% off with the discount code DIGDEEP10 when registering at: https://minesandmoney.com/ So, listen to this podcast, get your tickets today and we will see you there...   KEY TAKEAWAYS Chesterfield Resources has just finished drilling at their Cyprus resource. Polymetal International, the gold specialists, backed them in November 2020. In July, they purchased a big copper exploration project in Labrador, Canada and partnered with Altius Minerals to explore it. Most big mining companies want to get exposed to copper and many are doing so by buying into exploration companies. The Canadian site is a sedimentary basin. Geology which typically results in good yields. There are already around 250 copper shows on the surface, so it is clearly heavily mineralised. Yet, due to it being isolated very little drilling has taken place, to date. Their first meeting with the Inuit First Nations Grand Chief, Etienne Rich went well. The Canadian brokers have responded well to their offering. Having Dr Neil O´Brien on board is paying dividends. He is well known and respected in the industry. Bottlenecks at the assay labs are causing problems. In Cyprus, exploration of the Limni South dumpsite is yielding good results, so they are looking to put together a gold oxide project. They plan to roll out IR programmes in London, then Toronto. Followed by a secondary listing in 2022.   BEST MOMENTS ‘We´ve now got two really good partners. So, for a small company, we´ve come a long way. ´ ‘It´s in a very very low-risk jurisdiction…. Also, Labrador is regarded as the best province in Canada for mining.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://www.chesterfieldresourcesplc.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chesterfield-resources-inc. Twitter: https://twitter.com/chesterfieldplc Email: martin.french@chesterfieldresourcesplc.com Meet Martin at Mines & Money London on 1st and 2nd December 2021. You can get 10% off with the discount code DIGDEEP10 when registering at: https://minesandmoney.com/ So, get your tickets today and we will see you there...   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 15

25 min 38 sec

In this episode, we chat with Kerem Usenmez, President and CEO of Metallum Resources who are a Zinc & Copper focused base metal resource company headquartered in Vancouver. They are involved in the mining and mineral development of base metals with interests in North and South America. Kerem has a geology background and a wide range of career experiences and is here today to talk about Metallum Resources, the progress they are making in this great mining jurisdiction and talk more about Zinc as a metal.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Metallum Resources is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchanges (MZN) Their flagship project is located near Thunder Bay, Ontario, which already has excellent road, rail, and port connections. They have about two million tonnes at 18% zinc, 1% copper, 34grams per tonne of silver and half a gramme per tonne of gold Their project has almost twice the world´s average percentage in copper richness terms and extremely rich zinc deposits. Using current prices, the EBITA numbers reach $80 million, per year. The team are experienced mine developers as well as explorers. Relationships with the main First Nations group and other communities are currently good. For zinc for the next 5 to 7 years, there will be a deficit. Plus, the demand for zinc-air batteries is growing rapidly. Potentially, creating an even bigger deficit. Metallum Resources are perfectly placed to take advantage of this demand gap.   BEST MOMENTS ‘It's an exciting time for mining, especially for zinc and copper. ´ ‘We have one of the highest-grade deposits, in the world, for zinc.’ ‘Very profitable because of the low CAPEX numbers and very very high-grade ore.’ ‘I think this is the right project, with the right commodities, at the right time.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Twitter: @metallumzinc LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/metallum-tsxv-mzn Facebook: @metallumzinc Instagram: https://instagram.com/metallumzinc?utm_medium=copy_link Website: https://www.metallumzinc.com/   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 11

25 min 51 sec

In this episode, we chat to Alistair Waddell, President & CEO at Inflection Resources & Chairman at Headwater Gold. Both are junior explorers working across Australia and the US focusing on high-grade precious metals and copper assets. Alistair is an exploration geologist with a background working in Australia, South America, and North America. He is here today to talk about the exciting projects he is involved in and his experience travelling the world as a geologist.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Get out there and create your opportunities by knocking on doors. Get exposure to different deposit types, people, and jurisdictions. Young geologists need a bit of drive and perseverance and must not be afraid to take a leap of faith to gain experience. Working for junior miners as well as major mining companies really broadens your understanding. Inflection Resources has two main projects. Both mining gold and copper. The geologist Dr Douglas Haines was involved in putting together the exploration proposal for both projects. Many of the targets were on open ground, close to existing paved highways. They are currently working their way through thirty-five truly greenfield drilling targets in their NSW project. Drilling is also about to commence in their Croydon goldfields. An area that has produced spectacularly high grade finds in the past. Brownfield sites usually come with more risk than people realise. There is a trade-off. Alistair explains why he prefers to drill greenfield sites. Headwater Gold is focused on high-grade epithermal veins in the Great Basin area of Nevada. There are twelve projects to explore in Nevada.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Get out and travel before life gets more complicated with mortgages, families and whatnot. ´ ‘I recognise the self-driving geologists. They have that little bit of extra entrepreneurial attitude.’ ’I’m certainly very comfortable at taking a swing on greenfield targets that have the potential to deliver a large tier one.’ EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://inflectionresources.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/waddellalistair/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/inflectionaucu Email: alistair@inflectionresources.com Headway Gold: https://headwatergold.com/boardofdirectors/ VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3   ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 8

44 min 54 sec

In this episode we chat to Alex Atkins who is a mine engineer by background and now holds a number of non-executive directorship positions. We met a few years ago at a mining conference in Melbourne and I know how passionate she is about mining. She is on the podcast to talk about her passions in ESG, diversity and inclusion and digital transformation. We also talk about non-executive directorships and what you need to do if you’re looking for NED opportunities. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Being ready to pivot and use your skillset differently opens all kinds of doors. The mining industry is becoming more diverse and family friendly. Virtual working is now much more commonplace. Partly due to CoVid. ESG has become especially important for the mining industry and for those who invest in it. Genuine diversity creates a safe environment in which people are not afraid to speak up about issues quickly. Meaning that problems get solved fast. Know what your life purpose is and project that out. Being honest like that builds trust. Think about what you have to offer in terms of what is valuable, rare, imitable, and non-substitutable. Be commercial in your mindset. Don´t be too airy-fairy. Tie in details of actual business benefits to make your points. Try to deliver your message at a point when people are ready to hear it. APIs are a great way to join data and digital solutions up to solve many of the industry´s biggest problems. When it comes to NEDs, usually the company comes to you. For that to happen you need a strong personal brand. Write papers, mentor, speak publicly and volunteer to build your brand. Only join a board where you can be authentically you. Being on several boards enables you to be involved in a wide range of projects. Listen carefully and be ready to make your points succinctly.   BEST MOMENTS ‘I found my way back into the mining industry through consulting. ´ ‘I used what was rare about me, what was valuable about me to influence others.’ ‘Being on boards feels entrepreneurial.’   EPISODE RESOURCES LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexatkins/ Email: alex.atkins@bigpond.com   RECOMMENDED READING: Working Backwards by Colin Bryar & Bill Carr - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Working-Backwards-Insights-Stories-Secrets/dp/B08KSDMDDV/ Range by David Epstein - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Range-Generalists-Triumph-Specialized-World/dp/B07PCS26MN/   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 4

36 min 56 sec

In this episode, we chat to Frederick Bell, CEO of Elemental Royalties who are an emerging, rapidly growing gold royalty company with world-class, producing assets on four continents and are listed on the TSX. Fred has over 15 years of experience in the mining industry. Fredrick worked with a few explorers before taking the helm at Elemental Royalties just over 5 years ago. He talks about his journey and what Elemental Royalties have achieved to date. We also discuss how networking and building up your contact base is important from the very first day you start studying. Including, how doing this pays off as you develop your career. Fred is also on the committee of the young mining professionals.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Elemental Royalties offers its investors a diversified portfolio of interests, spread throughout the world. Elemental Royalties was generating revenue from day one of being set up. As a royalty company, they, and their shareholders, get paid without needing to reinvest. Diversification creates a lower risk profile. 80% of their portfolio is made up of operating mines based in a range of countries. Fredrick shares details of two of them in the podcast. They have cash flowing assets. They have a 1% NSR royalty on Wahgnion gold, which produced 175,000 ounces of gold last year. The royalty extends to the nearly 1000 sq. km that is still to be explored. The big royalty companies have the cash to continue investing during the bad times when there are some great deals available. In the mining world, you hear about opportunities through the people that you meet from the industry. Attend as many mining events as you can, while studying. Including young miners events. Without his connections and network Fredrick would not have been able to start up Elemental.   BEST MOMENTS ‘If you get to know good people, they tend to introduce you to other good people. ´ ‘The big royalty companies have 80% margins.’ ‘We have the same downside risk profile as a multibillion metal miner, with the growth potential of a junior explorer.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://www.elementalroyalties.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elementalroyalties/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Elemental_Royal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElementalRoyalties/ Email:  info@elementalroyalties.com   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 1

41 min 30 sec

In this episode, Gerard Barron who appeared back in April 2020 (Episode76), returns for a chat. He is the Chairman and CEO of the Metals Company who produce metals from polymetallic rocks to power electric vehicles. It was founded in 2021 through the merger of DeepGreen and the Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corporation to scale nodule collecting and onshore processing systems. Gerard is a builder of global companies in battery technology, media, and future-oriented resource development. He is both a chief executive and a strategic investor. Gerard is on a mission to help transition our planet away from fossil fuels and towards a circular resource economy. This episode discusses innovation and a new way of mining that greatly reduces the environmental impact on the earth. So be sure to listen and learn about this new way of mining.   KEY TAKEAWAYS The green revolution is going to be very metal intensive. Investors want ESG sustainable investment opportunities. Mining polymetallic nodules that are on, or just below, the surface of the ocean bed can be very beneficial for the planet. It can reduce mining CO2 emissions by more than 90%. Gerard speaks about more benefits in the podcast. The area of the ocean The Metals Company is focusing on contains a wide range of metals. The Metals Company expects to be able to mine enough nickel, cobalt, manganese, and copper to build 280 million mid-size motor batteries. There is hardly anything living on the ocean bed, but The Metals Company is still working to protect it during the mining process. Ocean bed nodules can be extracted without generating any tailings or waste. The Metals Company is collaborating with other industries so they can play a big part in improving every aspect of turning nodules into batteries. Collaborating with other industries uncovers viable solutions that can be implemented fast. Brands that use eco-friendly materials will have a marketing edge, so demand for ocean metals will be strong.   BEST MOMENTS ‘(Battery) availability is the most important element that could put the whole green transition at risk.’ ‘(Ocean mining) can reduce tailings to zero, it can eliminate the need for waste.’ ‘Going forward we are going to absolutely collaborate with other industries.’   EPISODE RESOURCES LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerardbarron NASDAQ TMC - https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/tmc Twitter - https://twitter.com/themetalsco?lang=en Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/metals.co/?hl=en Website - https://metals.co/ Email – Gerard@metals.co/ Episode 76 of DDMP: https://omny.fm/shows/dig-deep-the-mining-podcast/disrupting-mining-is-mining-the-ocean-the-next-big   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 27

36 min 3 sec

In this episode, Rob welcomes back James Sykes who appeared back in July this year (Episode 156). When they had just made a fresh discovery. ACKIO in the Athabasca Basin. James Sykes is the CEO and Director of Baselode Energy, a fully funded Uranium exploration company that has achieved resounding success within the region, like holding a portfolio of highly prospective uranium exploration properties in the eastern side of the Atha-basca Basin. James has over 10 years of experience in the Athabasca Basin uranium exploration and discovery sector. He is on the podcast to discuss another exciting discovery he has made in the uranium space which may prove to be the big one. KEY TAKEAWAYS Baselode has recently picked up three exciting projects in the Athabasca Basin. They are using a new strategy to explore for high-grade uranium. An approach that is already bearing fruit. The Athabasca Basin 2.0 find is likely to be open pitable. Making the discovery cost $1.5 million, which has already turned into a $50 million market cap premium. They are waiting for assays on several additional finds that look to be high-grade too. The radioactivity readings indicate uranium. They are high too, which is a strong indication that there is a lot to be extracted. Size-wise the site has the makings to be the biggest in the world. Early in 2022, Baseload is due to start two more drills. In the summer, they are planning even more new projects. The uranium spot market is currently a powder keg market. The share price for Baseload has already resulted in two times the return.   BEST MOMENTS ‘It points to these large plumbing systems that can carry deposit uranium in high concentrations. ´ ‘We have at least a $9 million commitment to exploration in 2022.’ ‘Uranium prices have to go up, which will incentivize mining, which everyone benefits from in the long run.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Email: info@baselode.com Email: jsykes@uraniumgeologist.com LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/company/baselode-energy Twitter: https://twitter.com/BaselodeE Website: https://baselode.com   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3   ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 24

25 min 25 sec

In this episode we chat to Jason Stirbinskis, MD of Los Cerros who is an ASX listed exploration and mining company who is a leading Colombian gold explorer and developer with a focus in the regions of the Mid-Cauca Gold belt. Jason is a geologist by background and has an MBA and also happens to be the Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan in Western Australia. He has led and been involved in many projects across the world in Australia, Africa, Central Asia, and South America. Jason is on the podcast to give us a more in-depth understanding of the Los Cerros company, the projects they are involved in, their recent capital raising and what it is like to mine in Columbia.   KEY TAKEAWAYS The Quinchia project is made up of many interesting targets which are at various stages of development. Miraflores DFS reserve is a modest-scale production project with sound financials. There are many more targets around Miraflores. Tesorito is more advanced, with many 200+m long high-grade hits starting on the surface. Drilling there is intense, and the great results have continued. Some of the new test holes around the edge of Tesorito have hit thirty-six meters at 3 grams per tonne. They have recently raised A$20 million. Los Cerros now has a dedicated target generation team that is working across their entire portfolio. Testorito is currently their focus. The risk profile of Columbia has improved considerably since the peace accord was signed to end the internal conflict. Confidence levels in Colombia are high, which is why several large mining firms are now setting up there. 2022 is set to be an even bigger year than 2021 for Los Cerros´ projects.   BEST MOMENTS ‘The more advanced projects have been the ones that have really driven the share price over the past 18 months. ´ ‘We went from $7 million market capitalization early last year through to $90 million now.’ ‘It's going to be just as exciting in 2022 as it was in 2021.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://www.loscerros.com.au LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-stirbinskis Twitter: https://twitter.com/jason_stir   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 20

21 min 40 sec

In this episode, we chat with Andrew Swart, Global Mining and Metals Leader at Deloitte. He talks about some of their recently released reports that cover the following important topics: Building climate capability for a resilient mining sector - How leaders can prepare for tomorrow’s challenges The net-zero workforce Mining & Metals The future of work in mining - What will jobs look like in intelligent mining operations?   KEY TAKEAWAYS Each jurisdiction is at different stages of the decarbonisation journey and has different approaches. Foreseeing and preparing for the operational implications of climate change e.g., a higher risk of flooding, is another part of climate change resilience. To build climate change resilience companies need to look at the long term as well as the immediate risks Everyone in the organisation needs to take the climate challenge seriously. Some projects will lend themselves to a sustainable approach. Others will not make sense economically. Technology is going to help with energy efficiency. AI analytics will help to meet the climate challenge by targeting mining efforts more effectively. To be attractive to investors you have to have good green credentials. Digitization, automation, decarbonisation, and faster innovation are all going to create new types of roles and skill demands. Having a diverse, talented workforce has a huge impact on a firm´s ability to meet its ESG and climate change goals. Companies will have to look beyond traditional talent pools to create the workforce they need. BEST MOMENTS ‘The implications of climate change drives across the whole organization…from finance to operations. ´ ‘To be attractive to investors you have to be doing these (green) things.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Deloitte Mining Section - https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/energy-and-resources/topics/mining-and-metals.html Building climate resilience in the mining industry : https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/energy-and-resources/articles/building-climate-capability-resilient-mining-sector.html The net-zero workforce Mining & Metals: https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages/energy-and-resources/articles/the-net-zero-workforce-mining-and-metals.html The future of working in a hi-tech, decarbonising mining industry: https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/insights/industry/mining-and-metals/future-of-mining-industry.html   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3   ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 17

31 min 37 sec

In this episode, we have a returning guest who was on early this year in March 2021 (Episode 121). Danny Callow is the CEO of African Gold Group, which is a Canadian exploration and development company with its focus on developing a gold mine in Mali, West Africa. A Camborne School of Mine graduate, Danny has extensive experience in African mining working for the likes of Glencore. The African Gold Group has received great news regarding their recently released DFS report. Danny shares the details, including speaking about their drilling programme and hybrid power plant.   KEY TAKEAWAYS In July 2021, they produced an updated Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS). It showed that the project was very robust. The study concluded that there should be a pre-tax NPV of around $506 million with an IRR of 45% pre-tax. Cash flow estimates show that the setup costs will be covered after about 2.3 years. The mine should have a 16-year life. There are sulphide and oxide resources, as well as gold. In the podcast, Danny shares far more details about the financial viability of the project. More money has been raised, which has been channelled into further studies and drilling. There is much more to be explored. So far, they have only drilled 4kms of the 55kms of identified strike on the property. Danny explains that around 3.1 million ounces is sitting in those 4kms. In total, they have 300 sq. kms of concessions to explore. The first gold is expected to come out of the mine in 18 to 19 months. Most mines in Mali have to build standalone power plants. The power plant the African Gold Group has built includes solar and battery storage. Reducing their power fuel requirement by 43%. The emissions of noxious gases are reduced by between 35 and 40%.   BEST MOMENTS ‘We've just released an updated definitive study now, which not only includes additional oxides but also includes additional sulphides. ´ ‘We've seen a 66% increase in mineral reserves to 1.2 5 million ounces.’ ‘We've only drilled around four kilometres of strike on fifty-five kilometres of identified strike on the property.’   EPISODE RESOURCES African Gold Group - https://www.africangoldgroup.com Danny Callow LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/danny-callow-acsm-84516b168/?originalSubdomain=za Twitter - https://twitter.com/AfricanGoldG Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/africangoldgroup/ DDM podcast episode 121- https://omny.fm/shows/dig-deep-the-mining-podcast/the-challenges-above-ground-an-interview-with-dann   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 13

20 min 20 sec

In this episode, we have a returning guest who first appeared on the podcast back in June 2019 (episode 30). Daniel Major is the CEO of GoviEX Uranium, a mineral resource company focused on the exploration and development of its African uranium properties in Niger namely Madaoela, its mine permitted Mutanga Project in Zambia, and its exploration Falea Project in Mali.   Daniel is a Camborne School of Mines mine engineering graduate and has been at the helm of GoviEx for the past 9 years, developing the company into a position to become a Uranium producer in 2025. He is here today to give us an update on the company and about the uranium market in general.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   GoviEx has 3 projects in 3 different mining jurisdictions. Falea in Mali is a fascinating polymetallic project, which has a lot of potential. Madaoela in Niger is their keystone project, and it is already fully permitted. Niger started producing uranium in 1971. Power is not an issue in the area GoviEx is operating and the potential for solar is extremely good. The African Trade Group is developing several rail, road and shipping infrastructure projects which will greatly enhance Niger´s transport network. The infill drilling programme for Mutanga has gone well the operation remains a straightforward one. At Falea they have drilled below the uranium deposits, which the previous owner did not do. Deeper drilling has revealed copper, gold, and silver. GoviEx is very focused on ESG but does not take a one-size fits all approach. In Niger, the community has asked GoviEX to focus on education. It is very much a win-win for everyone. Marrying education with the nomadic lifestyle in Niger is one of the challenges they are working to overcome. In other areas, water, strengthening the food supply chain and clinics have been the priority.     BEST MOMENTS ‘(In Niger) the government is currently developing a programme of infrastructure upgrades. ´ ‘We are going to drill down into deeper targets and figure out if this is the source of the uranium.’ ‘With ESG you need to recognise that each community is different. Do not take a rubber stamp and try to apply it to everyone.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://goviex.com/ Contact form: https://goviex.com/contact/contact-us/ Email: info@goviex.com Email: daniel@goviex.com DDM podcast Episode 30: https://omny.fm/shows/dig-deep-the-mining-podcast/uranium-the-future-with-daniel-major   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 10

29 min 21 sec

In this episode, we chat with Alan Carter, a returning guest who we interviewed back in July 2020 (episode 86). He is the President & CEO of Cabral Gold, a mineral exploration company with a focus on gold and copper with a key asset is the Cuiu Cuiu gold project located in Northern Brazil.   A geologist by background, Alan is super passionate about this project having recorded a podcast last year, as he invested his own money into the project. We talk about some very positive developments in the Tapajos region particularly with respect to the TZ project which is adjacent to your Cuiu Cuiu project. We talk about the recent investment they secured and the 43 additional targets they have discovered within an 8km radius of the 2 known deposits at Cuiu Cuiu which looks exciting.   KEY TAKEAWAY Two deposits are already defined, totalling about a million ounces. As well as extensive gold-in-oxide blankets. There are currently 5 rigs turning on the project. It is in a very productive area and Cabral has uncovered 43 more targets so far. Some boulders at those targets average 91 grammes a tonne, which equates to circa 3 ounces a tonne. The capital cost of extraction from gold-in-oxide blankets is low. No digging or grinding is needed so production can start very quickly. The neighbouring TZ project is highly likely to go into production soon. It will be Brazil´s 3rd largest goldmine. The presence of such a big mine in the area will lead to significant infrastructure improvements. There are a lot of new mines coming on stream in Brazil, which is attracting talent. Before investing look at the quality of the management team. A management team that has invested their own money in their company is a good sign. In the podcast, Alan explains why he has done exactly that. For investors projects that already have resources up and running are usually a good option. BEST MOMENTS ‘You need a management team that can raise money. ´ ‘I have put a lot of my own money to work in the company.’ ‘I´ve never seen a gold exploration project with this kind of potential before.’ EPISODE RESOURCES Cabral Gold - https://cabralgold.com/corporate/management/ Alan Carter LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-carter-636a796a/?originalSubdomain=ca DDM episode 86: https://omny.fm/shows/dig-deep-the-mining-podcast/the-creative-challenges-of-gold-with-alan-carter   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 6

31 min 8 sec

In this episode, we chat with Iain Pickard (Partner) and Edward Haslam (Head of Mining) at Strategia Worldwide who help clients build resilience and protect value by understanding, testing, and managing risk in various industries, including mining. In this important episode, we discuss their 24/7 tailings monitoring solution they are rolling out. Managing tailings risk using a global standard. We talk about what companies need to do to comply with the new Global Industry Standard for Tailings Management and the technologies that are available to help with addressing the requirements.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Strategia has about over 120 senior advisors and associates located around the world. They are drawn from different areas of the industry so have expertise in every facet of mining and every mining region. Mine owners regulators and investors are collectively invested in finding ever safer Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF) In many ways, legacy dams are at a higher risk than operational ones. Yet nobody is sure knows how many of these dams exist. TSS failures impact everyone. Including uninvolved mines that see their costs soar and experience more resistance to their activities. In Chile, from next year, 24/7 monitoring of TSFs will be obligatory. This approach is increasingly the norm across the world. Some insurance companies have already withdrawn from mining because of TSF related risk. Others not not provide D&O cover that includes TSS failure. An independent “what-if” study alerts firms to risks that they have not previously considered and can tee up the monitoring system. Every site is different, there is no one-size-fits-all TSF monitoring solution;  it needs to monitor the risks to the facility using the best suited sensors. In areas where 4G is not available, satellite comms systems are a viable alternative. Firms need to review their TSF maintenance and ask the right questions. Many of which are shared in the podcast.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Currently, TSF risk is virtually impossible to insure.’ ‘It (TSF monitoring) is becoming a regulatory issue.’ ‘Using the right technology, you can actually ensure 24-hour consistent, constant monitoring, of your TSF’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://www.strategiaworldwide.com/   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 3

44 min 59 sec

In this episode, we chat with Peter Dembicki, President and CEO of Tier One Silver. An exploration company that was spun out from Auryn Resources on October 9, 2020. The Company is focused on creating significant value for shareholders through the discovery of world-class silver, gold, and base metal deposits in Peru. Peter has a background in wealth management and talks to us about Tier One Silver. Telling us about their current drilling programme around the company’s flagship project in Peru. As well as providing updates on Curibaya and the surface work at Hurricane Silver. Also, they talk about how they are getting back to face to face networking having recently attended the Precious Metals Summit in Beaver Creek.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Auryn Resources had great assets but was spread too thin, which is why they created 3 new entities, including Tier One Silver. The Tier One team is extremely experienced, with several big past successes under their belts. Tier One is focusing on largely underexplored areas that nonetheless have exceptional numbers. Mining is nothing new to Peru, but big areas of the country are still underexplored. In the past, the local community did not benefit much from mining. That is changing fast. Most of Tier One´s drill sites are located in the desert which makes it easier to explore and mine without disturbing anyone. Hurricane won´t be drill ready for 10 to 12 months. Face to face networking is making it far easier to find investors. Every country´s renewable energy plans are in some way dependent on silver. High and growing demand, coupled with relatively low stocks means the price of silver is set to take off, at some point. Although it is likely to continue to be a volatile metal.   BEST MOMENTS ‘We have a technical team that has been a part of multiple discoveries. ´ ‘There are some serious high-grade targets to go after.’ ‘Even at this price at $14, $10 silver, our projects are going to make sense.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Twitter: @TierOneSilver LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tier-one-silver   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 29

31 min 50 sec

In this episode, we chat to Richard Murrell who is the site director at Anglo American on the Woodsmith mine here in the UK. Having studied at the Camborne School of mine and worked both here in the UK and in Australia, Richard has a passion and desire to help the younger generation and graduates in the mining industry.   He is coming onto the podcast to give some advice to graduates in their early years. But also, to advise managers and more senior mining professionals in hiring young engineers for their business and operations.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Don´t send a generic letter. Do your homework, send it to the right person and make it specific. Be sure to follow up on the emails or letters you send. Research is essential. The more you know about a company and its projects the better. Networking is vital. Many, many people have found jobs at networking events. Being on the tools underground may not be what you want to do forever, but it’s still very good experience. When at university seek out jobs that teach you related skills. For example, work on a building site instead of in a cafe. Build up your own skills, don´t expect your company to always pay for training. The industry has to be proactive about selling mining as a career to stand any chance of filling the skill gap. People need to be made aware that mining can be done in an environmentally friendly way. Many people just assume that a mining career means having to move abroad. Increasingly, that is not the case. The industry needs to make that clearer. The UK mining industry is buoyant, environmentally friendly and has a bright future. Apprenticeships are vital to the industry. Get children building as soon as possible. Technical Lego or Meccano are great. Teach your children about fossils, geology, and visit quarries and engineered facilities.     BEST MOMENTS ‘Keep sending those emails off, keep approaching, but also keep following up. ´ ‘If you can start at the bottom maybe as a nipper or a truck driver underground it´s invaluable experience.’ ‘There are around 2000 mines and quarries operating in the UK.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: Re-imagining mining to improve people's lives | Anglo American LinkedIn: Richard Murrell - Site Director - Anglo American | LinkedIn Email: richard.murrell@angloamerican.com Lego Caterpillar D11 Bulldozer set - https://brickset.com/article/63317/first-look-at-42131-cat-d11-bulldozer   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 26

57 min 13 sec

In this episode, we chat with Matthew Laustrup. He is the sales manager for First Climate, a leading service provider of carbon emissions, supporting private and public sector organizations in achieving their climate and sustainability objectives. Matthew discusses how they can help mining companies with their carbon and green energy agendas. This is going to play a major part in mining companies’ future strategies over the coming years. So, now is the time to prepare if you are not already doing so.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Last year, the voluntary carbon market retired or transacted just over 100 million tonnes of carbon. First Climate alone was involved in retiring or transacting 10 million tonnes of that. Reducing and offsetting carbon emissions is not something that can wait. There are two types of carbon markets. Matthew explains what they are. Now that renewable energies are economically viable, there is no need for the carbon market to support those. Using carbon neutral products is gaining ground, including in the mining sector. Many mining companies are working hard to neutralise their carbon and making huge changes to do it. Building facilities with eco-friendly materials make a big difference. In the podcast, Matthew shares some examples. Avoiding emissions is essential. Matthew shares several ways to do this throughout the episode. The different types of carbon credits and the cost of them is discussed. Using a verified carbon project is essential, several good options are talked about in the podcast. It is important to bear in mind that some projects take years to neutralise carbon.   BEST MOMENTS ‘First Carbon is involved in around 150 projects, throughout the world. ´ ‘The voluntary market needs to scale up to 1 billion tonnes to have an impact on global emissions.’ ‘You need to be in for the long haul if you are developing your own projects.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://www.firstclimate.com/en/meet-the-team/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/first-climate/ LinkedIn: Matthew Laustrup – Sales Manager - Carbon and Renewable Energy – First Climate AG | LinkedIn Email: matthewlaustrup@firstclimate.com   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 22

36 min 23 sec

In today’s episode, we chat to Paul Johnson, CEO of Power Metal Resources who are a London Listed Metals Exploration and Development Company whose main objective is discovering large scale metal deposits, with a focus on cobalt, copper, gold, lithium, nickel, PGMs and silver. They have active projects in Australia, Botswana, Canada, The DRC, Tanzania, and the USA Paul is a chartered accountant by background and is an experienced public company director having served on a number of public listed companies and is here today to tell us more about the exciting things that Power Metal Resources are up to with the various projects they are involved in. KEY TAKEAWAYS When the market is volatile, stay focused and stick to the plan. Diversification provides strength, especially in metals, which is why Power Metals is involved in many markets and locations. The biggest returns come from companies where the management team have access to sufficient equity. Power metals maintains good working capital. This enables them to quickly exploit opportunities and keep operating in tough times. Nurturing sound working relationships across different jurisdictions builds strength. Choosing to work with the right people is the key to successful partnerships Mining can be a rollercoaster; your portfolio is going to go down at times. Paul has found that persevering has led to him making good money. You won´t make much money if you only buy popular. Look at the fundamentals of the company as well as doing your usual due diligence. BEST MOMENTS ‘I needed to find a way to make some money pretty quickly and I turned to the AIM market. ´ ‘The most important thing is the have the best people around you.’ ‘We have a robust working capital position, money is carefully allocated to the projects that can deliver the most value, earliest.’  EPISODE RESOURCES Website: Home | Power Metals Corp LinkedIn: Power Metals Corp. | LinkedIn Phone: 0776 6465617 – send text Email: Paul.Johnson@powermetalscorp.com or info@powermetalscorp.com VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 20

59 min 23 sec

In this episode, we chat with Benedikt Kirchgaessler who is the CEO and founder of CyanoGuard. A company that manufactures and provides the best solution for safe and efficient cyanide monitoring and management within the mining industry. Their mission is to minimize toxic reagent usage, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve precious metal recoveries for gold mines by providing a reliable, user-friendly, and intelligent real-time cyanide monitoring and optimization solution. Benedikt has a background in biochemistry and biotechnology as well as the founder of CyanoGuard. He talks about the company and how gold mining companies can benefit from their product in the processing of gold.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Better monitoring leads to better control. Only when you have accurate timely data can you make the right decisions. Proper cyanide monitoring greatly improves the efficiency of the gold recovery process. By about 2 or 3%. The amount of chemicals used can also be reduced by up to 20%. How much a mine saves depends on its size. But between 2 to 10 million dollars per year is not unusual. Safety is also improved. There is only a finite supply of metals, so to meet demand the industry has to become more efficient. Installation is fast and easy to scale. How mining companies embrace technology is set to play a major role in how successful they are. Their sonic monitoring solutions can be adapted to suit the needs of any type of mine.   BEST MOMENTS ‘There is a lot of technology out there that is used in other areas that can help mines to become more sustainable and safer. ´ ‘Our solutions really make an impact.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://www.cyanoguard.com/ Request a demo: https://www.cyanoguard.com/request-demo LinkedIn: CyanoGuard AG | LinkedIn Twitter: CyanoGuard AG (@CyanoGuard) / Twitter Call; +41 44 505 1001 or +61 8 7711 3317 or +511 700 3314 Email: contact@cyanoguard.com   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 15

21 min 26 sec

In this episode, we chat with Brett Grist, the Exploration Manager of Cornwall Resources who are focusing on the Redmoor Tin/Tungsten/Copper mining project located in eastern Cornwall, SW of England. The company is owned by AIM-listed Strategic Minerals PLC.   Brett has a background as a Geologist. He has more than 20 years of experience in exploration and mining project development. Playing a leading role in projects across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Including taking projects from early exploration through feasibility and into development. He also co-chairs the UK mining group of the Critical Minerals Association.   Brett shares his career and overcoming a tragedy by developing leukaemia to now leading the way in putting Cornwall on the mining map. He explains the developments they are making with Cornwall Resources. How they are forging partnerships with Camborne School of Mines. At a time when government assistance is slowly coming to fruition. These are exciting times for the Cornwall region and perhaps the rest of the UK when it comes to the mining industry.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   The idea that Cornwall has been all mined out is most definitely not correct. Cornwall Resources is looking mainly for tungsten and copper. Quite a lot of discovery work was done in the mid-80s, but a drop in prices stopped the deposits from being mined. Cornwall Resources is gathering and creating mining data in digital formats. Cornwall is one of the heavily mined areas. Yet, it is also one of the most under-explored areas. There is the potential for the UK to home produce the metals they need for the green revolution. It is time for companies to come together and lobby the government, so they understand the opportunity and make things easier. The UK has plenty of people with the right exploration and mining skills. Working out who has the mineral rights in the UK is still quite a fragmented process, which can be time-consuming. We still need to educate the public about how vital mining is to society. Work with the community to find solutions. For example, putting a straw bale wall up solve their drill rig noise issue.   BEST MOMENTS ‘You adapt, work out how to do it and find good people to work with. ´ ‘Many people say “Cornwall, it´s all been mined out hasn´t it” Well, that´s not the case.’ ‘In Cornwall, the planning authorities are generally supportive.’ ‘Modern mining is a different thing. We need to get that message out.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://www.cornwallresources.com LinkedIn: Brett Grist - Exploration Manager - Cornwall Resources Limited | LinkedIn Email: info@cornwallresources.com https://www.anthonynolan.org/    VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3   ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.   CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/    Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 12

43 min 9 sec

In this episode, we chat to Clem Rowe, Managing Director at IPI Packers who are a leading designer and manufacturer of down-hole products with distinctly different inflatable packer technology. These inflatable packers can be used in mining for rock burst mitigation, block caving hydro-fracture, remote or deep permeability testing, rock-stress testing and also custom-made solutions to fit your requirements.   Clem has over 30 years of experience in the design and manufacture of inflatable packers and discusses how their products are used and can benefit the mining industry in a variety of ways.   KEY TAKEAWAYS The best way to think of an inflatable packer is as a balloon on a stick, that can be inserted into a hole and inflated. Inflatable packers are an especially flexible, strong, durable, and often easy to deploy form of packing. Permeability testing is one of the largest uses of inflatable packers within the mining industry. They can also be used for pre-conditioning. Inflatable packers are also a good fit for solution mining. During the podcast, Clem explains the benefits of their innovative Standard Wireline Packer System (SWiPS®). IPI´s unique software package enables them to predict what will happen when their system is applied and plan accordingly. Even with CoVid,IPI Packers turnover has doubled. They are continuing to expand fast with new facilities opening across the globe.     BEST MOMENTS ‘We´re doing our best to prove that our inflatable packers are the best high-performance choice in all applications. ´ ‘It uses water to inflate the backhoe instead of gas.’ ‘Every product we produce is in some way an innovation.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://www.inflatable-packers.com/IPI/index  LinkedIn: IPI Packers | LinkedIn  Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/IPI-Packers-546485666271740/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ipipackers    VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/  http://www.mining-international.org  https://twitter.com/MiningConsult  https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3      ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.   CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/    Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 8

43 min 43 sec

In this episode, we chat with Ric Davies, a specialist and expert in native title within the mining industry. He has a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years. Ric understands native title at State and at Federal level. He covers everything including exploration, mining, infrastructure, and has particular expertise in Aboriginal Land.   Ric prides himself on taking a can-do, common-sense approach to cooperative development. During the podcast, he provides a wider understanding of native titles. Including common issues and how to best overcome these challenges. Giving you some hints and tips, you can use to successfully negotiate these agreements. An insightful episode where the common theme seems to be building relationships with landowners. KEY TAKEAWAYS The mining on native lands landscape has changed hugely in the past 20 years. Many mining companies are negative about native title, despite the fact that its existence also generates opportunities. Heritage surveys offer benefits. They uncover all kinds of new information and artefacts. Usually, once you get face to face and build a relationship you can solve any issues. Don’t be scared of the process. Following it takes time, but it works. There is a huge need for people with a proper understanding of mining and native titles to work in the industry. Each indigenous group is different. Even in the same country, you will need to adapt your approach in each area. Interacting with the community early is essential. As is regularly updating them. Not being truthful backfires. The destruction of the Juukan cave heritage site is bound to lead to drastic change. Indigenous groups are now better organised. They are taking the initiative and commercialising their rights, taking on the role of partners. More indigenous people are working in the mining industry, and they are starting to take on more senior roles. The mining industry will adapt. It has always evolved and will do so in this case. BEST MOMENTS ‘Negotiations were driven by lawyers, who knew everything about the law but knew nothing about mining. ´ ‘Groups will judge you on things, not words… get out there and talk to people.’ ‘I think there are going to be big changes coming.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: http://www.daviesanddavies.com.au/ LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/ric-davies-6b539468 Email: office@daviesanddavies.com.au   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.   CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/    Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 5

1 hr 9 min

In this episode, we chat to Steve Penny again who appeared in Episode 124 back in March this year. You may want to listen to that episode as well, after listening to this. Steve is a full-time commodity investor specialising predominately in precious metals and uranium stocks. Someone Rob has been personally following since last year. He is a paid member of his newsletter “The Silverchartlist” where he shares useful tips on investing. Where Steve shows the actual trades he is making in real-time. As well as updating his subscribers on current market trends across a handful of commodities. He writes two newsletters. One is free, the other has a very low cost paid newsletter. They are both invaluable and provide an insight into a basket of selected mining stocks. In them, he provides commentary on what these stocks are doing. He gives us an update on the precious metals and Uranium market but more importantly, also educate us on investing in mining stocks. Rob started investing late last year and certainly understands a lot more about commodity investing. He is sure he will do well as we enter a commodities bull-market over the coming years.   KEY TAKEAWAYS With the right guidance, it is possible to invest successfully in commodities even if you are not involved in the mining industry Recently the market fell back a bit, this is helping to adjust things to better reflect reality A lower market makes it easier for new investors to get involved Silver and gold always thrive when governments are indebted. Steve explains how that works, in the podcast. Uranium is particularly interesting because of what is happening to nuclear power. Battery metals have a lot of potential. Steve talks about some of them in more detail during the podcast. Commodities have never been so cheap relative to other investment vehicles. When it comes to commodity investing, there is nothing wrong with using an ETF to get started. Steve´s free newsletter is a good way to build your knowledge of the commodities market or get started as an investor.   BEST MOMENTS ‘It also gives new participants the opportunity to begin to accumulate positions. ´ ‘Commodities have never been so cheap relative to general equities and real estate.’ ‘You want to accumulate before the big pop. Because when it goes, they will go fast.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Click here to subscribe to his free newsletter to see what he is doing:  https://lddy.no/10e6q   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3   ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.   CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/    Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 1

19 min 36 sec

In today´s episode, we have a returning guest, Krishan Gopaul who is the Market Intelligence Manager at the World Gold Council.   He talks about the Gold Demand Trends quarterly report for Q1 2021, and what’s been happening in the world of gold over the last few months. He briefly talks about the history of gold and why it’s been valued throughout history.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   There is still a strengthening demand for gold. This is the case for gold coins and jewellery too. Central banks are continuing to buy gold. Including some that have not bought much over the past few years. Krishan explains why that is during the podcast. Interest rates have played a huge role in driving gold investment, especially for private investors. Fear of inflation is playing a role. Gold is still a popular hedging product. Mine production is continuing to recover from the CoVid crisis. Gold recycling is helping to balance the market and stop demand from outstripping supply too much. Greater job creation and higher wages are set to further boost the gold jewellery sector. Gold has worked as a currency since 500 BC. In some parts of the world, it is still used as an unofficial currency. Since the 2000s new gold markets have emerged e.g., small consumers in China. Gold is unlikely to see its reputation change anytime soon. It is seen as a source of safety as well as returns. BEST MOMENTS “Interest rates have played a huge role in driving gold investment. ´ ’The market has shifted to a much more balanced picture, not so heavily weighted towards jewellery.’ ‘500/600 BC is when we started to see gold coinage.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Krishan Gopaul - https://www.gold.org/goldhub/research/our-research-team/krishan-gopaul Twitter - https://twitter.com/goldcouncil Website - https://www.gold.org/   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 29

36 min 34 sec

In this interview, Rob chats to Tim Livesey, Director and Group CEO of Oriole Resources. They are an AIM-listed exploration company, operating in Africa and Europe. Focusing on early-stage gold exploration in Cameroon and the more advanced Senala gold project in Senegal. Tim, who is a geologist by trade, has a wealth of experience in early-stage exploration and development. They talk about the exciting opportunities and scope of potential there is in Cameroon with Oriole acquiring several licenses in the country. KEY TAKEAWAYS Oriole has been focusing on new frontiers, primarily in Cameroon. As well as extracting maximum value from their existing Senegal assets. Cameroon is an area that has not been explored much, despite the geology being well placed for multiple commodities. Licences are readily available in Cameroon. The authorities have done a good job of making licensing, financing, and geological data more easily available. Other mining firms are setting up in Cameroon too and there are plenty of opportunities for everyone. Oriole operates dynamically and quickly. Their cash flow is currently very good. In all 4 Cameroon drilling sites, they have identified strong potential for organic gold. Trenching is also taking place in other areas of Cameroon. Soon, they will get back multi-element as well as gold results. Exploration of all of the Senegal sites is also motoring ahead, including some diamond holes. They are also involved in Egypt and Dibuto. BEST MOMENTS ‘Cameroon is spectacularly well placed for multiple commodities. ´ ‘The Cameroonian government is very supportive.’ EPISODE RESOURCES Oriole Twitter - @OrioleResources https://twitter.com/orioleresources LinkedIn – Oriole Resources PLC https://www.linkedin.com/company/oriole-resources-plc Tim Livesey LinkedIn – Tim Livesey https://uk.linkedin.com/in/tim-livesey-3744074?trk=people-guest_people_search-card VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3   ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 25

1 hr 6 min

In this episode, we chat with Richard Papp, Managing Director at UNEXMIN Geo-Robotics, a company that is a private spin-off arising from the U-NEX-MIN project and that has the IP of the robotic platform they have produced. The company is pioneering surveying solutions for flooded environments. During the podcast, Richard, who has a background in geology and geophysics, is going to talk about the exciting and innovative advances they are making in geo-robotics. Including, how this can be used in the mining sector in both underground and open-pit mines.  Providing solutions for areas of any type of mine that are under water. KEY TAKEAWAYS Submersibles makes it possible to explore and assess flooded mines. In the EU alone there are 30,000+ closed mines. Many of which have since flooded, so the potential market for UNEXMIN is huge. Many of these mines have the potential to be re-opened using new technology. The rising demand for most metals and minerals is pushing the price up making resurrecting old mines viable and desirable. The robots are fitted with multiple systems which makes them robust, highly manoeuvrable, precise, and easy to direct accurately. Robots can dive in places humans can´t. There are several other markets outside of mining for these diving and exploring robots. The robots can also be used for water and chemical sampling. They can create 3D maps of any mining facility, tunnel, or cave. When specialist cameras are used it is possible to detect what minerals are left in the mine. Rock sampling capabilities are also in development. The robots can be used in any kind of water. But there are some temperature limitations. The robot is modular, which makes it versatile and enables users to choose what type of information they collect. BEST MOMENTS ‘In the European Union, there are 30,000 closed mines that could now be viable again. Many of them are flooded. ´ ‘Based on the scientific data we collect we can make extremely detailed 3D models.’ ‘By using multispectral and hyperspectral cameras it is also possible to detect what minerals are left in the mine.’ EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://unexmin-georobotics.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unexmin-georobotics/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unexmin/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UNEXUP Website: https://unexup.eu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/unexup_eit Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unexup_eit/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU1azd5LxBBaa6_6C-nsbEQ/videos   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3   ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 22

35 min 5 sec

In this episode we chat to Andrew Cunningham, CEO of Walkabout Resources who are an ASX listed African-focussed energy minerals developer who is fast-tracking the development of the high-grade Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project in SE Tanzania so they can take advantage of forecast market conditions for Flake Graphite deposits with high ratios of Large and Jumbo flakes. Andrew is a geologist with a background. He has worked across Australia and Africa during his 20 years-plus career, managing all areas of exploration and development projects from project generation to the completion of feasibility studies. Here we talk more about the Lindi project, where they’re with this and the short to medium outlook as they head into the construction stage. KEY TAKEAWAYS Having a background as a geologist makes it easier to recognise opportunities. Namibia is a fantastic country to work in. Very friendly and stable. The project is now fully funded, and construction is starting. Tanzania has huge potential. The quality of the graphite is high. With graphite the grade is key. The Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project is extremely high-grade. Demand for the larger flakes they are going to produce is especially strong, so profit margins are high. Graphite is needed for battery storage, which is pushing demand up across all kinds of graphite. There are a lot of downstream opportunities for the mine, that will be developed later. BEST MOMENTS ‘The commodity graphite is very exciting, at the moment. ´ ‘The larger your flake, the more money you get for it.’ ‘Between 500 and 700% more graphite will be needed between 2030 and 2050.’ EPISODE RESOURCES Walkabout Resources website: https://www.wkt.com.au/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/walkabout-resources-ltd Twitter: https://twitter.com/walkaboutres?lang=en VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 18

24 min 23 sec

In this episode, we chat with a returning guest Michael Konnert (Episode 78 back in May 2020). He is the CEO and Founder of Vizsla Silver Corp, a junior mining company, exploring, developing, and acquiring precious and base metal assets in Mexico.   Michael is the young entrepreneur at the helm of Vizsla Silver where he has achieved a lot in a short space of time. In this episode, he discusses the exciting things that have happened over the last 12-14 months. As well as sharing details of Vizsla Copper, a spin-out company that they have recently formed.     KEY TAKEAWAYS   Over the last 20 months Vizsla has made several significant silver discoveries. They have raised over $110 million for the company. Vizsla turned CoVid into an opportunity by using the pause to drill deeper into where they would explore next. The CoVid crisis has helped to make them even more nimble. Treating the community as owners and giving them options is something Vizsla believes in doing. Shareholders of Vizsla Silver will become shareholders of Vizsla Copper. As they will if the highly promising Beasley copper project comes to fruition. Inflation is going to be good for metals. Silver is a very tight market. Demand does not need to go up much for the price to soar. Most green projects rely heavily on electrification and the building of new infrastructure so there will be huge demand for metals.     BEST MOMENTS ‘In less than 10 years, Vizsla has gone from exploration to being silver´s next big growth story out of Mexico. ´ ‘It’s great to see what a bit of mineral exploration and discovery can do for an area and community.’   EPISODE RESOURCES YouTube: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vizsla-resources/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/VizslaSilver YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMCA7d1ZH7j9dn5cpqZZPVg Vizsla - https://www.vizslaresources.com   Michael Konnert LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelkonnert/?originalSubdomain=ca Michael Konnert Twitter - https://twitter.com/konnertm?lang=en   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 15

38 min 28 sec

In this episode, we chat to Kyler Hardy, CEO of Cloudbreak Discovery who is a specialist, early-stage project generator with a diverse portfolio of mineral assets. Cloudbreak owns equity positions and royalties in a variety of projects across multiple jurisdictions, primarily in the Americas and Africa   Kyler has over 20 years of experience in the resources sector in executive and management positions and talks to us about project generation and the projects they are involved in. KEY TAKEAWAYS   Cloudbreak Discovery has evolved. They are a dynamic firm that moves fast. Projects come to them as well as them uncovering new assets. They have already put together 10 major projects. Kyler shares details of some of them in the podcast. Cloudbreak Discovery mainly focuses on basalts and industrial mining like copper, zinc, and lead, sand, and gravel. They are heavily involved in exploiting resources that produce the products that are needed for the green revolution. Cloudbreak Discovery has recently made some strong additions to their management team to give themselves more reach. The firm´s Helium asset is due to reach target depth very soon. When working out which projects are viable, jurisdiction is the most important consideration. The firm is currently exploring the battery metals sector in Africa. BEST MOMENTS ‘We go out and find things that others haven´t necessarily found or deploy technical ideas others haven’t necessarily thought of. ´ ‘We´ve been actively reviewing a pretty healthy portfolio in West Africa.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: Cloudbreak Discovery PLC – A project generator for the natural resource sector. Email: Info@ cloudbreakdiscovery.com Twitter: Cloudbreak Discovery plc (@CloudbreakPlc) / Twitter LinkedIn: Cloudbreak Discovery Plc | LinkedIn   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 11

30 min 45 sec

In this episode, we chat with Denis Laviolette, Executive Chair of GoldSpot Discoveries. It is are a technology/investment company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to significantly improve mineral exploration targeting on both a regional and local scale. Denis is a geologist by background and has worked on three different continents, Canada, Norway, and Ghana during his career. He has a range of experience working on advanced mine operations, start-up mine management, grassroots exploration, and financing and acquisitions. Now he is bringing machine learning to the resources sector. KEY TAKEAWAYS Increasingly, mineral explores are using big data and machine learning to accelerate exploration. Goldspot´s focus is on reducing risk. Getting more out of the data you have is a big part of doing this. Their team consists of many specialised individuals that also have expertise in sub-disciplines for example geology or geophysics. They employ data scientists as well as geoscientists. Currently, the accuracy of the data they are given initially is not adequate. So, there is always an element of additional research necessary. The fact that, over the decades, geologists have used different names for the same rock means core samples need to be relogged to be useful. Goldspot has developed Litho Lens to speed up core relogging. It uses historic core photos. Data needs to be accurate. In the podcast, Denis shares several examples of how the flaws with the data can be recognised and how it can be cleaned up. Sometimes it is possible to use data from a neighbouring project to learn more about your asset. Goldspot is starting to offer its AI tools and software to individual companies so they can use them to speed up their exploration. BEST MOMENTS ‘With any particular mining project, the data sets are different, the problems that need solving are different. ´ ‘It's about that front end work, standardization, homogenization and cleaning up the data.’  EPISODE RESOURCES Email: denis@goldspot.ca Denis Laviolette LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/denis-laviolette-928a30a7 Website: https://goldspot.ca/ LinkedIn: GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. | LinkedIn Twitter: https://twitter.com/goldspotd?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/GoldSpot-Discoveries-Corp VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 9

28 min 39 sec

DESCRIPTION In this episode, we chat with Anton Du Plessis, CEO of Zinnwald Lithium who are focused on fast-tracking the late stage, integrated Zinnwald Lithium Project in Germany to production. In order to supply a suite of high-value battery-grade lithium products to Europe’s rapidly growing EV and energy storage markets.   Anton has an investment banking background and is at the helm to take this project forward. He explains more about the European lithium battery market and how Zinnwald Lithium will play a major part in this.     KEY TAKEAWAYS   Zinnwald´s site is in an area where mining has taken place for 400+ years. There is plenty of local talent. Importantly, including industrial chemists, which is vital for lithium. The community is proud of its mining history and the fact that the lithium that will be mined will help the environment. Battery technology and the price have now reached the point where it is truly viable. The world wants to go from 3 million electric cars to over 100 million as quickly as possible. It is expected that demand for lithium will grow by 18 to 20% per annum on a compound annual growth basis. The EU wants to have a localised supply of lithium, so they are very supportive. The site should be able to produce other products too, including lithium carbonate and hydroxide. Zinnwald is on track to be the first European Lithium producer to start production.     BEST MOMENTS ‘In terms of energy density, charging capacity, batteries are now a workable product for certain new applications ´ ‘In Europe, battery factory capacity is set to grow from circa 30-kilowatt hours to 700 by the late 2020s.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: Zinnwald Lithium LinkedIn - Anton du Plessis - Chief Executive Officer - Zinnwald Lithium plc | LinkedIn Twitter: Zinnwald Lithium Plc (@ZinnwaldLithium) / Twitter   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/  http://www.mining-international.org  https://twitter.com/MiningConsult  https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3      ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/    Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 4

27 min 8 sec

In this episode, we chat with Ali Haji, CEO of ION Energy who is an emerging leader in the exploration and development of Mongolia’s lithium salars. They are well poised to play a strong role as the world embarks upon the third wave of the clean energy revolution. The Company has one of the largest explorations, and the first lithium brine licences ever granted in Mongolia   Ali has a Computer Science degree and international experience in asset management, risk analysis and program governance. He discusses their exciting ION project in Mongolia and does so in some detail.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Only 3% of Mongolia has been explored, so there is huge potential. ION Energy has uncovered rich lithium brine resources. The growing demand for electric vehicles is bound to drive demand for lithium. Being close to China means that they are perfectly placed to take advantage of a huge market. Between them, the board has over 100 years of successful mining experience. Half the board are Mongolian.  Employing locals buys a lot of goodwill. 20% of the GDP is driven by mining. The company will continue to explore its assets throughout 2021. At the end of the year, they expect to bring in a strategic investor, which will generate a cash injection. That cash will open up the chance to buy more licences and enable the company to go into production. They are planning to provide an exit for their shareholders in 18 to 24 months. ION Energy plans to leverage green energy.     BEST MOMENTS ‘Lithium is going to make a comeback as a result of electric vehicle demand. ´ ‘As a team, we have over 100 years of exploration and mining success around the world.’   EPISODE RESOURCES ION Energy Press Release - https://www.ionenergy.ca/exploration-completed-at-ions-100-owned-baavhai-uul-project/ Website: https://www.ionenergy.ca LinkedIn: ION Energy | LinkedIn Facebook: Ion Energy - Inicio | Facebook Twitter: ion_energy (@ion_energy) / Twitter   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 1

29 min 12 sec

In this episode, we chat to Max Denning, CEO & Director at Tungsten West who are restarting the World Class Hemerdon Tungsten-Tin Deposit located in South Devon, UK. They were incorporated in 2019 as a special purpose vehicle to purchase the Hemerdon Project out of receivership.    Max has over 10 years of experience in the mining sector mainly in commercial & finance, management consultancy and project delivery. He was previously GM Commercial & Finance of Pan African Minerals and now is in the hot seat at Tungsten West. In the podcast, he explains how things have moved forward since the operation was taken over from Wolf Minerals. They are looking to list on the AIM soon, so we discuss this plus why they decided to take on this exciting but challenging world-class operation.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Demand for tungsten and tin is growing. For many applications, e.g., wind turbines there is no viable alternative to tungsten. Taking a slightly different approach to the production of the tungsten and tin is part of the reason this formerly unprofitable asset is now viable again. The plant has been updated. Using new technology will produce significant yield increases. The ore will be pre concentrated before sending it for processing. That means much higher yields. Tungsten West is now working more closely with the local community and, so far, have had a good response. The source of the noise issue that was a big problem for the community and former owners has been identified. Fortunately, there are several viable ways to solve that issue. The expectation is to be in full production at Hemerdon in 2022. Tungsten West is exploring other opportunities in the Southwest of the UK. BEST MOMENTS ‘We have strong contacts. Specifically, in metallurgy, people who have a strong focus on Tungsten. ´ ‘Now that the plant is in care and maintenance, we have been able to go in there and make the fundamental changes that are required.’ ‘Tungsten is an enabling metal. Without tungsten, you don´t have many industries at all.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website - https://www.tungstenwest.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/tungsten-west-limited Twitter - Tungsten West Ltd. (@TungstenWest) / Twitter VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 28

26 min 35 sec

In this episode, we chat to James Sykes, who is CEO and Director of Baselode Energy, a fully funded Uranium exploration company that has achieved resounding success within the region. For example, holding a portfolio of highly prospective uranium exploration properties in the eastern side of the Athabasca Basin.   James has over 10 years of experience in uranium exploration and discovery in the Athabasca Basin. His experience has also enabled him to lead the technical team for NexGen Energy, to make the Arrow discovery during the first 3 drill campaigns - the largest development-stage uranium deposit in Canada. James, a geologist by trade discusses his 1.0 and 2.0 thesis models around uranium exploration. As well as what he and the company are looking to achieve in the uranium space.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Baselode Energy is only a year old, but the team has decades of experience and success when it comes to Uranium exploration. They are fully funded. The Uranium market has not been this hot for about 15 years now.  Uranium has always been important for green energy. But there is stigma surrounding its use. This perception is changing. We have more nuclear reactors now than we did 20 years ago.  The supply of uranium has not kept pace. In fact, mines have closed, so the conditions are right for the price to climb. Baselode Energy is looking in areas where glaciers have removed surface rocks to great depths so that they do not have to dig too far. James and his team have tapped into new aerial scanning techniques to help them to identify the most promising areas. The world´s use of electricity is increasing steeply. China, India, and Russia are all building new reactors and increasing the capacity of their existing ones. Baselode Energy has the lowest number of shares of their peers meaning that when the price goes up investors really feel the benefit. Supply of Uranium is going to be tight for a while.  Open-pit uranium mines take circa 8 years to come on stream, underground typically it takes decades. Baselode has 3 areas, which they are exploring at speed. They are scheduled to start drilling this year on 2 of their sites and the other one in 2022. BEST MOMENTS ‘We are looking for high-grade uranium because we know that is what makes the deposits tick. ´ ‘and nuclear has again been touted as being green. But we´ve got to get over that fear hurdle.’ ‘It is not a question of if uranium will come back, it is a question of when uranium comes back.’ EPISODE RESOURCES Email: info@baselode.com Email: jsykes@uraniumgeologist.com LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/company/baselode-energy Twitter: https://twitter.com/BaselodeE Website: https://baselode.com   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 25

38 min 29 sec

In this episode, we chat to Steve Curtis, CEO of Caledonia Mining, a profitable cash generative gold producer with a strong growth profile. Their primary asset is the Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe. They are listed on both the NY and London Stock Exchanges under the symbol (CMCL)   Steve is an accountant by background with over 30 years of experience. He has been in the mining industry for over 15 years and has been the head of the company since 2014. We talk about the increased Mineral Resource and Mineral Reverses at the Blanket Mine and their big infrastructure project, Central Shaft which is now in operation. We also discuss mining in Zimbabwe and how they navigated their way through the turmoil that the country has experienced over the past decade.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Steve´s accounting background has helped Caledonia Mining to navigate hyperinflation and a lack of foreign currency. He explains how in the podcast. The government is putting in place dollar retention schemes to help exporters, which will make the country more attractive for mining investment. Caledonia Mining Corp is Jersey registered, which is beneficial to shareholders. From a geological point of view, Zimbabwe is a great location which is one of the main reasons they are expanding there. Drilling and exploration of their other sites are ongoing. The plan is to stay in gold and to become a far larger producer. Investing in infrastructure has enabled them to mine deeper and across far more faces. Blanket mine still has plenty of reserves to exploit. Zimbabwe has a great workforce and investors are very welcome there. The infrastructure, roads etc. are still in good condition. Investing in solar is solving the power constraint issue and reducing the environmental impact their mining operation has. At this time, the economics of storing excess power in batteries is not right. But, they are working to address that issue. The Blanket mine is self-financing. Blanket mine staff and the community are both shareholders.     BEST MOMENTS ‘A company´s cash flow statement is its most meaningful statement. ´ ‘Our intention has always been to reward shareholders with a good dividend stream.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://www.caledoniamining.com/ Email: info@caledoniamining.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/caledoniamining     VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 21

58 min 36 sec

In this episode, we chat with Mike Hodgson, CEO of Serabi Gold. An exploration and production company involved in the evaluation and development of gold deposits in Brazil.   Mike is a geologist by background and has worked across Europe and South America. Working for the likes of ACA Howe International Ltd, Rio Tinto and Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Ltd. His expertise is in narrow vein underground mining operations. He is here today to talk about Serabi gold, their recent acquisition and plans for development and exploration for Coringa, mining in Brazil and how to overcome negativity over the recent tailings issues in Brazil.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Small underground mining is challenging. It is all about quality, not quantity. Done right it is highly viable. Bringing Coringa on stream is creating the critical mass that Serabi Gold needs. Serabi Gold is investing in exploration around Polita. Coringa is planning to start its first blast in July 2021. The results are good, so there is potential for 80,000, maybe more, ounces. Brazil consists of 26 states, each of which operates differently. The government is actively looking for companies to operate there. So, at the state level things move fast and setting up there is not that difficult. Currently, even tiny, dry tailing dams are having to meet the same standards as the huge and potentially dangerous dams that are always wet. Serabi Gold has $70 million in the bank, is robust, making money and the gold price is up too, which boosts profitability.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Small is good, small is beautiful. It certainly works for us. ´ ‘You basically squeeze the water out of the tailings and actually have sand. Then you just stack it’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website - https://www.serabigold.com/ Email: contact@serabigold.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/serabi_gold   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3   ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.   CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 18

41 min 51 sec

In this episode, we chat with Anthony Milewski, Chairman of Nickel 28, an innovative battery metal focused investment vehicle. Nickel 28´s current main focus is on metal streaming and royalty agreements. They offer investors exposure to the metals that are integral to the key technologies that the electric vehicle and energy storage markets need.   Anthony is an entrepreneur with a background in Finance and Law. So, apart from talking about Nickel 28, he discusses and informs us about carbon credits and carbon footprints. In particular, how its introduction into the mining industry is changing the way things are done.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Get in early with metals and commodities. Understandably, demand for the metals that go into batteries is set to grow fast. With the streaming and royalty model, you have exposure to the commodity price but have no operating exposure. Diversifying across assets and jurisdictions has benefits. Royalty agreements secure investors a % of revenue. There are many different permutations to consider. Streaming is linked in some way to the physical commodity. Anthony explains in more detail, in the podcast. There are two markets for carbon (emissions markets). The regulated and the voluntary markets. The voluntary market is set to dwarf the regulated market. Anthony covers how the voluntary market in detail. ESG standards mean that most mining companies will be involved in the carbon market. Supply and demand dictate the price of carbon credits. The price of carbon keeps going up, which makes it a potentially good investment. Carbon will become an important feature of the balance sheet. Carbon footprint is set to become a significant part of any investor’s decision process. Anthony explains why the price of nickel is likely to rise. BEST MOMENTS ‘Try to invest in the metals and commodities early on. ´ ‘Carbon is going to become an important feature of the balance sheet.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Twitter - https://twitter.com/a_milewski   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 14

26 min 52 sec

In this episode, we chat with Diane Mather, who specialises in tunnelling. Apart from working for Inland Rail as the design manager, she is also the chair for the Australian Tunnelling Society. She has worked on multiple rail-related tunnelling projects as well as in several mining settings.   Diane was introduced to us by Michael Moore having studied together at Camborne School of Mines. She studied for a Geology, Geotechnical, and Tunnelling degree. Diane is on the podcast to discuss all things tunnelling with an emphasis on mining and how they combine and interact. We talk about the main differences and similarities between tunnelling & mining. As well as what technologies and innovation mining and tunnelling have in common. Plus, much more.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Diane has worked for numerous mines as well as on other types of tunnelling projects. Mining design is temporary compared to infrastructure tunnels. Mine structures are usually easier to build because there is no other infrastructure to work around e.g., sewers. Mechanised tunnel building is a lot faster than drill and blast. Some issues need to be overcome before the use of mechanised tunnelling machines becomes more common in the mining industry. Issues that are discussed in the podcast, Tunnelling is becoming more popular because it reduces the impact infrastructure has on the neighbourhood. Often tunnels are the only practical option in areas of high-density population. Many mining industry innovations have been adopted for tunnelling. Several examples are discussed in the podcast.  Mines are increasingly using LIDAR and GIS systems to map and manage their projects. These tools also have a role in managing the relationship with the public. Mines are taking the lead in the use of autonomous vehicles. An approach tunnellers are starting to adopt. Automation is greatly reducing the risks for both industries. For miners transport of their products from the mine is a major issue. A possible solution is discussed. BEST MOMENTS ‘I fly in and out of some of the best mining and infrastructure projects in Australia. ´ ‘The instrumentation, monitoring and geological mapping that´s been used in mining have been implemented in tunnelling.’ ‘A mechanised tunnelling machine is a big, long lead time procurement item.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Diane Mather - QLD Chapter Chair - Australian Tunnelling Society | LinkedIn The Australian Tunnelling Association Website - https://www.ats.org.au/ Details of ATS committee members - https://www.ats.org.au/about-us/committee-members/   VALUABLE RESOURCES mailto:rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ http://www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3   ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 11

35 min 48 sec

In this episode, we chat to James Withall, CEO of Rupert Resources who are a junior miner with advanced exploration and near-term production potential in Northern Finland James, a geologist by background has over 20 years of experience in mining. Working in the field and the investment space. We discuss his journey and how Rupert Resources has evolved. Talking about their Ikkari discovery, their Pahtavaara mine, and what potential Finland has as a mining jurisdiction. KEY TAKEAWAYS Rupert Resources is for the most part a mineral exploration company, but they now also working the assets they own. They bought their Northern Finland asset right at the bottom of the market. There is a lot of potential in Northern Finland. It is ripe for large-scale exploration Finland is an easy place to get to and travel around. There is plenty of 100% renewable energy available. Finnish workers work well and are very safety conscious. Finland is no more expensive to work in than places like Canada Being a small company allows you to move fast. There is no bureaucracy to hold you back. They have taken a fund manager approach and applied it to exploration. Rupert Resources' exploration results have been fantastic. They have just raised $48 million, so cash flow is not an issue. The geology of Finland is remarkably similar to West Africa, so the potential for finds is huge. The Ikkari discovery will be out to the market within the next 3 months. Rupert Resources now have new geological maps of their land, which is enabling them to do more focused exploration drills. They picked up another licence in the South, so will be exploring there too. BEST MOMENTS ‘There is a lot more potential in Northern Finland. ´ ‘Our job is to demonstrate the economic potential of whatever we find.’ ‘Finland just haven´t had that really intensive wave of modern commercial exploration.’ EPISODE RESOURCES Website - https://rupertresources.com/ Rupert Resources | LinkedIn Twitter - https://twitter.com/RupertResources Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rupertresources VALUABLE RESOURCES rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ Podcast Description Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 7

49 min 50 sec

In this episode, we chat to Nick Bridgen, Chief Executive at Ferro-Alloy Resources, who is developing a giant vanadium deposit in southern Kazakhstan.   Nick is a chartered accountant by background and also studied a degree in Psychology, Statistics, and Physics. His career has been in executive management within the resources industry. So, he is well versed in developing Ferro Alloy Resources to its full potential. Helped by the fact that he has worked in Kazakhstan for an extended period of time. We talk about the exisitng operations and the huge project they are developing.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   The firm is already profitable and well-funded but there is much, much more to come. 95% of their vanadium assets have not been touched yet. They have already secured all of the funding they need to develop the vanadium extraction side of their business. Ferro-Alloy Resources can extract their vanadium without a concentrator roaster. This means much lower capital and operation costs, which makes them highly competitive. The site already has power, roads, and a nearby workforce. They estimate that by spending about $100 million on phase 1 they will eventually turn over $2 billion across both phases. Vanadium is used to strengthen steel and demand is growing. Where weight is not important, vanadium flow batteries are an attractive proposition. Kazakhstan is now a well-run country, that has actively worked to make mining easier. The by-products the firm is planning to produce, and sell are expected to more than pay for the vanadium production costs. The firm´s small pilot plant has enabled them to develop the expertise they will need to extract the huge reserves of vanadium that they have. Their small pilot plant enabled them to discover that concentrate processing is also highly profitable. They are also currently upgrading and expanding their concentrates processing business. The feasibility study is due to be released in the first half of next year.     BEST MOMENTS ‘That could increase the demand for vanadium by 50 or even 100%. ´ ‘We will be able to take advantage of the growth in demand of the world and supply it at a cost that doesn't kill that demand.’ ‘We are now fully funded.’ EPISODE RESOURCES Website – http://www.ferro-alloy.com  Email - info@ferro-alloy.com    VALUABLE RESOURCES rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/  www.mining-international.org  https://twitter.com/MiningConsult  https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3      ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/    Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 4

38 min 30 sec

In this episode, we chat to Ravi Sood, Chairman of Galane Gold who is a gold producer and explorer with mining operations and exploration tenements in Botswana, South Africa, and the US.   Ravi is an entrepreneur with many business interests. He tells us about Galane Gold, its future prospects, and some of the other interests that Ravi is pursuing with the mining and resources space. We also talk about macroeconomics and what is happening in today’s financial world.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Gold is unique. Even in today´s digital world, it has a strong future. There is plenty of room in the industry for smaller operators. Mines that do not fit well into large companies’ profiles represent opportunities for other types of owners. Galane Gold likes to buy working mines that can be invested in and grown. Established mines come with strong working relationships and networks, which helps to get things done fast. There is usually also infrastructure already in place that can easily be upgraded. Transitioning their Botswana gold mine from open cast to underground has added decades of productive life to the asset. Galane Gold funds its own projects. The company is heavily insider-owned. Their key goal is to create value for the owners, so they take fewer risks. The economic situation we have now is mathematically intractable. The world cannot run the same playbook that got us out of trouble after WWII. Inflation will hurt a lot of people, but it is likely to be the way out of the current financial crisis. Precious metals and a few other assets tend to perform well in inflationary environments. Galane Gold´s current focus is ramping up production across their sites. They are also diversifying into solar and wind production.     BEST MOMENTS ‘Gold has played its role for a very long time, and even in this digital future, it is going to continue to have a role. ´ ‘I think gold´s going higher and it is going to go there pretty quickly.’ ‘If you´re taking something on, make sure that it is worthwhile.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Ravi Sood - Chairman - Galane Gold Ltd. | LinkedIn  Website – http://galanegold.com/  Email – ravi@galanegold.com      VALUABLE RESOURCES rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/  www.mining-international.org  https://twitter.com/MiningConsult  https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3      ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org  https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/    Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 30

59 min 42 sec

In this episode, we chat to Shaun Bunn, Managing Director of Empire Metals who is an AIM-listed exploration and resource development company with a multi-commodity project portfolio comprising gold and copper interests in Australia, Georgia, and Austria.   With a metallurgy background, Shaun has over 35 years of industry experience in technical and executive management positions working across many jurisdictions including Australia, Africa, and Europe and has recently taken up the hot seat with Empire Metals and will give us an overview of the company and its prospects.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Empire Metals have just acquired the Central Menzies gold prospect. Over a million ounces have already been pulled from that area. Empire Metals has a particularly strong and experienced board. The explosion of mining in the WA area is beneficial has created additional issues. There are shortages of drilling rigs and skilled labour in Australia. Both challenges take time and planning to overcome. CoVid is still making the labour shortage harder to solve. The shortage of construction workers is a huge issue for those building new facilities. Empire Metals are planning to build up a portfolio of projects to extend their base and protect themselves from market changes. They are particularly looking at those projects that will generate cash flow. The project flow rate within the WA market is gathering momentum. New science and technologies are uncovering new deposits in old mining areas and making exploiting them viable. The plan is to exploit their current tenant base, which has huge potential, rather than overstretch themselves. That includes the Eclipse project.   BEST MOMENTS ‘we've got a strong, well-balanced board. ´ ‘the shortage of construction workers is going to impact the mining industry.’ ‘there are large areas of Western Australia, particularly in the Eastern goldfields, that are under-explored.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website: https://www.empiremetals.co.uk/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Empiremetalsltd Contact form - https://www.empiremetals.co.uk/contact/ Shaun Bunn LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/shaun-bunn-3a5b7829   VALUABLE RESOURCES rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 27

31 min 27 sec

In this episode, we chat with Dan Myerson, Executive Chairman of Foran Mining Corporation, a diversified exploration, and development company with projects in central Canada's Flin Flon mining belt.   They are looking to develop the world's first carbon-neutral copper mine.   Dan has a finance and resources background and worked for some leading financial institutions and mining companies during his career. He is now spearheading this exciting project with Foran Mining. We talk about the deposit at McIlvenna Bay and the uniqueness and potential it has. As well as the recent investment by Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial that they received.   KEY TAKEAWAYS. Foran Mining has low-cost assets, that are rich in deposits which will continue to produce over the long term. The infrastructure needed to exploit the area was already in place, saving them a huge amount of money. Their current focus is building a carbon-neutral copper mine. They use hydropower, build using as many green products as possible, and use electric trucks. Their green approach has also produced economic benefits. Foran mining works to build up the economy of the areas in which they work. They subscribe to the circular economics principle. Investing in your people benefits the community and sets things up for future growth. The government in Canada is very switched on to the potential benefits of mining and doing so in a way that benefits everyone. The Bigstone deposit has copper and gold. As well as 7 metres of 27% zinc. The deposits at McIlvenna Bay typically appear in clusters. The area has copper, gold, silver, and zinc. The deposits start at about 30 meters, just below the dollar mark. They have intercepted about 14 meters of copper mineralization across the deposit. Foran Mining also has an exploration program in place that stretches into 2022. Wade Burton who is the Warren Buffet of Canada, has recently invested in Foran Mining.   BEST MOMENTS ‘In Canada, I was optimising and managing our overall assets, as well as the trading business… Also looking for growth opportunities. ‘We want to make it as economical as possible and as sustainable as possible.’ ‘The future for Foran Mining is extremely bright.’     EPISODE RESOURCES LinkedIn - https://ca.linkedin.com/company/foran-mining Website – https://foranmining.com/ Email - ir@foranmining.com   VALUABLE RESOURCES rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 23

24 min 57 sec

In this episode, we chat with Michael DiRienzo, Executive Director of The Silver Institute. A non-profit international association that draws its membership from across the breadth of the silver industry. Established in 1971, the Institute serves as the industry’s voice in increasing public understanding of the many uses and values of silver. Michael has been a long-standing member of the silver institute and talks about all things silver, trends, and the future of silver.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Silver is an indispensable metal, with many important uses. The Silver Institute is involved in programmes that encourage more use of silver. As well as developing new products and markets. The Silver Institute provides reliable reports about the silver market. Including free ones and specialist information about specific sectors e.g., solar and the automotive industries. Silver production, supply, and demand all dipped because of the CoVid crisis. The photovoltaic market bucked the trend, with demand growing by 2% despite CoVid. Investment in silver also grew in 2020 and did so in double figures. For 2021, it should remain high. Demand for mined silver is set to grow and production is expected to increase by about 8%. The 2020 silver squeeze was triggered by social media. It helped to bring a fresh wave of new eyes to the silver investment market. Demand from the automotive, electronics, solar, silverware, and jewellery sectors all look set to be strong in 2021. The reopening of economies and accelerated vaccination in industrialized countries is a good thing for silver. Silver has an important role to play in decarbonisation. If something has an on/off switch, it almost certainly contains silver. The automation of vehicles represents a big opportunity for silver. The outlook for silver is extremely good across most areas, the institute´s free survey report explains why that is the case.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Silver is an indispensable metal. ´ ‘it did create a whole new wave of fresh eyes on the silver investment market.’ ‘We like to think of silver as one of the decarbonisation metals.’   EPISODE RESOURCES Website - https://www.silverinstitute.org Silver Institute Global Survey - https://www.silverinstitute.org/all-world-silver-surveys/ Silver Institute Twitter - https://twitter.com/silverinstitute   VALUABLE RESOURCES rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 20

27 min 38 sec

In this episode we chat to Chris Gerteisen, Executive Director and CEO of Nova Minerals, a minerals explorer and developer focused on gold and lithium projects in North America. These projects include Nova’s Estelle Gold Project in Alaska and the company’s majority-owned Snow Lakes Resources, which is a lithium project in Canada.   Chris is a geologist by background, with 20 years of experience managing and advancing complex and challenging resource projects across North America, Australia, and Asia for the likes of Newmont, Oxiana, and Pan Aust so has a good pedigree behind him.   We talk about the Korbel Main deposit at the Estelle Project as well as details of the drilling planned for Isabella, You Beauty, and Cathedral throughout the Korbel Valley. We chat about their lithium project as well as their stake in RotorX Aircraft company which is exciting.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   There is a new Alaskan Gold Rush happening. Alaska is very pro-mining. So it is relatively easy to set up and run profitable mines there. Currently, all of Nova Mineral´s Alaskan mining claims are on state land, which makes permitting easier. They have 324 square kilometers of claims to explore, in a very productive area. Nova Minerals is a full year-round operator - despite Alaska´s inclement winters. As well as their producing mines they also have 15 other prospects that are at various stages of advancement. The use of XRT ore sorting and milling has enabled them to upgrade extraction by up to 10 times on some materials. Our resources are very undervalued compared to those of our peers, so there are some opportunities there. The lithium project has 11.1 million tonnes at 1% lithium. Using hydropower enables their Canadian operation to be a low carbon project. Interest in RotorX´s automated electronic-powered aircraft is growing fast. The development of their heavy lift drones is progressing well. As is their electric copter-based urban transport solution. Nova Minerals is just getting started. The best is yet to come.     BEST MOMENTS ‘This belt is where the Alaskan Gold Rush has happened. ´ ‘Every 6 months we´ve increased the resource by a million ounces.’ ‘4.7 million ounces at Korbel alone, RPM coming online and advancing these other prospects…...’   GUEST RESOURCES Twitter - https://twitter.com/novaminerals Website - https://novaminerals.com.au/ Email – info@novaminerals.com.au/   VALUABLE RESOURCES rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   Podcast Description   Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 16

58 min 48 sec

In this episode, we chat with Hu Fleming, an expert, and senior executive in water management. He was the head of water management for Anglo American. Here, he talks about all things water within the mining industry. We are going to cover water topics that are maybe not obvious to many in the industry. Things that you should be aware of when making everyday decisions. Water will become much scarcer as we move into a commodities super-cycle. So, this episode is a must-listen. Enabling you to learn how to help preserve as much water as possible. KEY TAKEAWAYS Hu has been working in the mining water treatment technology field for 40 years. Being involved in the extraction of all kinds of commodities. Water represents around 15% of the cost of mining. A figure that surprises most mining firms. Some mines have had to shut over water issues. Juniors and mid-tiers are increasingly being asked about water usage plans by would-be investors. Shareholders increasingly insist on the ethical use of water. Climate change is impacting the water supply. Supply levels can easily change drastically during the decades-long life of a mine. Water scarcity is the biggest challenge. Discharge issues are becoming increasingly important. Resource recovery is heavily dependent on water. Fortunately, new technologies and processes are helping to reduce this dependency. Water extraction of rare earths from coal waste is now possible and starting to look viable. Water permits are decreasing at a time when mining is expanding. Zero liquid discharge mines are possible. Mining companies need to be good neighbours and work with other associations/businesses to better manage the available water resources. Mines need to be good neighbours. If they are not, they get regulated to oblivion.  BEST MOMENTS ‘Miners discovered a bit late that water was so significant to their overall financial sustainability. ´ ‘Shareholders have become very activist…they recognise that water generally is the largest flashpoint for communities.’ ‘Every mine should be able to reuse every cubic metre of water that they have.’ VALUABLE RESOURCES rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/ www.mining-international.org https://twitter.com/MiningConsult https://www.facebook.com/MiningInternational.org https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC69dGPS29lmakv-D7LWJg_Q?guided_help_flow=3 ABOUT THE HOST Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace. CONTACT METHOD rob@mining-international.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 13

33 min 25 sec