Although life seems to be very busy at the moment for me on a personal level, I am going to try to be more engaged and knowledgeable about the mining industry and “big picture” viewpoints on the state of the industry and how it is changing. I came across this website today for the International Council on Mining and Metals . From their website: “The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) is dedicated to improving sustainable development performance. ICMM’s vision, values, goal and objectives create a platform for members to work together and with others to strengthen the contribution of mining, minerals and metals to sustainable development.” Sustainable developement is a term often used by the mining industry, but what does it really mean? Next post I am hoping to reflect on the information I find on this website.
One of the groups I have done work for is Minerals Ed. They used to go by the title Mineral Education Program of BC. Their mandate is to provide education on earth science and the mineral exploration and mining industry in BC. I would have loved to have had these resources at my finger tips when I was in school as I dreamt of being a geologist. Check them out!