Geoscience

Mining Value from Waste (Byte-Sized Science)

Terry Cheng, hydrometallurgist and research scientist at CanmetMINING is reprocessing mining wastes as resources — particularly gold tailings. He is examining options to reprocess and repurpose mine wastes to reduce environment impacts and recover valuable byproducts such as critical and strategic metals (e.g. gold, about two grams per tonne).

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Studying Permafrost in the Canadian Arctic (Byte-Sized Science)

Permafrost scientists Stephen Wolfe and Peter Morse travelled to the western Canadian arctic to observe permafrost conditions along the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway. The highway must be constantly maintained to ensure safe driving conditions over the permafrost. Stephen explains the type of geological studies he and Peter conducted to better understand permafrost conditions.

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