Episode 7 | Mining Ventures in Colombia

Episode 7 | Mining Ventures in Colombia

✅ The Mining Experience is a live podcast that invites professionals from the mining industry to discuss new technologies, address challenges, and share work experiences. Having one of the largest coal reserves in Latin America, Colombia hosts also a significant amount of nickel and gold. With direct investments from foreign countries, Colombia’s mining industry is expected to rise by 15%, giving it to the potential to attract larger investments. 

This episode has the honor to invite a very special guests: 

➡️ Juan David Gómez is Senior Trade Officer for Mining, Oil and Gas, and Responsible Business Conduct at the Canadian Embassy in Colombia, and his main job is to provide strategic support to Canadian companies and investors interested in doing business in Colombia. Previous to his role as Trade Commissioner, Juan worked as Government Affairs Coordinator for Colombia, Central America and the Latin Caribbean at Shell. Juan Has been working with Global Affairs Canada since September 2017.

➡️ Professor Oscar Jaime Restrepo Baena; professor in the Department of Materials and Minerals of the School of Mines at Universidad Nacional de Colombia and member of the Minerals Institute – CIMEX, where he participates in research projects and head of research in the area of Extractive Metallurgy. 

Professor Oscar obtained the degree of Mining and Metallurgy Engineer in the School of Mines at Universidad Nacional de Colombia and completed the MSc. in Environmental Impact Assessment and the Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials at the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. He completed a post-doctoral stay in the R & D laboratory of the Nubiola Company in Barcelona, Spain, where he also served as director of Research and Development. 

In addition to being the author of numerous scientific and academic articles in the area of extractive metallurgy, sustainability in mining and ceramic materials, Professor Oscar Jaime is also the director of research projects developed with national and international funding and President of the Society of Mining Professors 2019-2021. 

Episode 6 | Mining Ventures in Peru

Episode 6 | Mining Ventures in Peru

🎙 EPISODE VI | Mining Ventures in Peru

The Mining Experience is a live podcast that invites professionals from the mining industry to discuss new technologies, address challenges, and share work experiences. In this episode, we will have the opportunity to discuss with our guests the different factors that affect mining investment and their implications in the mining industry in Peru.

We have the honor to host two special guests:

✅ Frank Echegaray.
Mining engineer with more than 7 years of experience in open pit mines. Responsible for production rates of 400,000 ton/day as total and 120,000 ton/day of ore. He also has experience in the implementation of autonomous haulage system at Quellaveco mine by digitizing the mine structures in order to allow autonomous trucks work by the guidance of the command control crew and fulfill the production rates of pre striping of the mine.

✅ Juan David Rondinel.
Mining engineer from the National University of San Marcos in Peru, with solid experience in the fields of planning, mining operations, mining projects development, and mine expansion. He has a solid knowledge in mineral reserves estimation, mining design and planning, as well as the long, medium, and short-term mining plans design.

Episode 5 | Mining Ventures in Chile

Episode 5 | Mining Ventures in Chile

The Mining Experience is a live podcast that invites professionals from the mining industry to discuss new technologies, address challenges, and share work experiences. 

We have the honor to host two special guests: 

Prof. Jacopo Seccatore, Ph.D. 

Civil engineer from the Polytechnic of Torino, Italy (2008), holds a Master of Science from the same Polytechnic in Geoengineering (2010) and a PhD in Mineral Engineering from the University of São Paulo, Brazil (2014). Currently Professor of Mining Engineering at Adolfo Ibañez University in Chile. Founder, former coordinator and current scientific counselor of the Experimental Mine Project of the University of São Paulo. He has specific experience in Explosives Engineering for Mining and Civil applications, tunneling and underground spaces, Open Pit and Underground Mining.  

Episode 4 | Mining Ventures in Mexico | The Mining Experience

The Mining Experience is a live podcast that invites professionals from the mining industry to discuss new technologies, address challenges, and share work experiences.

 

Canadian mining companies play a huge role in the exploration phase in Mexico, which contributes to the overall economy. In this episode, experts discuss the different factors that affect mining investment and their implications in the mining industry in Mexico.

We have the honor to host a special guest:

Jesús Castro Mora; Geologist Engineer from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with over 30 years of experience in exploration (mapping), evaluation, and prospecting of mineral deposits all over Mexico. To date, he completed postgraduate studies from the Geophysics Institute of the UNAM, research thesis in process related with the linkage between porphyry and epithermal systems and is officially PhD Candidate.

Episode 3 | Handling Dilution in Underground Mining

Episode 3 | Handling Dilution in Underground Mining

The Mining Experience is a live podcast that invites professionals from the mining industry to discuss new technologies, address challenges, and share work experiences.

In this episode, we will discuss the importance of underground mining dilution, the possible causes of it, and its environmental impact.

We have the honor to host two special guests:

Mr. Yvan Dionne; President of the Company Promine inc., A mining and surveying software that serves over 100 clients in more than 10 countries. Promine also provides solutions for the geological exploration industry through its brand Progeox. Mr. Yvan is a respected individual in the mining industry and has an extensive experience in programming, mining engineering, and CAD based software. He also has experience in research as he worked at the Noranda Research Center in Pointe-Claire, Québec here in Canada. In his free time, he enjoys biking regardless of Québec’s weather.

Mr. Kilian Bao; President of DT Solutions Services, Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Joseph Fourier University in France, Expert in Artificial Intelligence, and specialist in Deep Learning. Since the last 20 years, Mr. Kilian Bao left his fingerprints in several multinational companies in China, France and Canada.

Episode 2 | Drones in Mining & Surveying

Episode 2 | Drones in Mining & Surveying

The Mining Experience is a live podcast that invites professionals from the mining industry to discuss new technologies, address challenges, and share work experiences.

In this episode, we will discuss the application of drones in the mining industry. Across the mining industry, technology applications have been taking over all aspects of mining. Drones play an important role when it comes to surveying, productivity, and health & safety. Our guests will discuss these aspects and how to start implementing this technology.

Guests:

Ramee Mossa; CEO and founder of TriStar. Drone designer and full stack web developer, Ramee has designed and developed advanced technology product prototypes including several high-performance drones, one of which is patent pending and constitutes the basis for TriStar’s product. Previous work includes software development, technology advisory roles within MNCs, and public policy advising with municipal governments.  

Andres Bayona; VP, Business development and co-founder of TriStar. He has worked as a business strategy and management consultant in North America, Latin America and Asia. He has extensive experience in regulatory matters, allowing him to navigate the changing regulatory landscape for drones.

Jonathan Aubertin; A graduate of Mining Engineering from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Geological Engineering. Jonathan has been involved with Morton Salt as a CO-OP student, where he also worked part-time. He currently works as a General Foreman over the fixed mine assets at Morton Salt Weeks Island mine, where he runs the hoisting plant and the underground mill. He aspires to be a Civil Engineering Professor at the Université du Québec in Montréal.