Are you looking to impress your boss with your industry expertise? Perhaps you want to be known as the expert on your team? Or, maybe you just need to keep an eye on market data and stay on top of commodity prices. Well, no matter your motivation, we’ve got you covered!
To help you stay up to date on all the latest news, trends and analysis within your industry, we’ve compiled six of our favorite online resources for the inquiring Metals & Mining professional. These websites provide free, high-quality information – follow ‘em on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, subscribe to a few of these great e-newsletters and prepare to wow your coworkers with your newfound knowledge!
Common topics: Global mining news for gold, coal, copper, iron ore and other commodities.
MINING.com is an award-winning digital publication and the largest digital news site covering the global mining sector. Explore the site’s up-to-the-minute industry updates based on the commodities or regions you’re interested in, and sign up for free daily, weekly or bi-monthly digests. This website is particularly thorough when it comes to information regarding mergers, acquisitions, capital raising and changes in commodity prices and they provide content geared towards all levels of the mining professions, from operations and technical job functions to managers or executives employed in mining.
Recent notable post: Cleaner Coal Technologies Vital to Reducing CO2 Emissions
Common topics: Global mining news across multiple sectors, ranging from health and safety and environmental news to updates on exploration investment and the legislative environment.
Mining Weekly maintains three different editions of their site in order to provide their readers with news specific to their chosen location (Americas, Australasia and Africa/Europe). Expect timely information that includes a mixture of reporting and analysis. You can also access Mining Weekly’s content on-the-go from their mobi site and their apps for iPads, iPhones and Android devices. Their video reports inject some life into the site’s news structure and help shed light on current events and topics of interest. Also of note is their jobs board, their comprehensive supplier directory and their Free Daily Email service, as well as weekly sector roundups.
Recent notable post: Canadian Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act comes into force
Common topics: A variety of topics relevant to mining technology professionals, including energy, environment, safety, supply chain, machinery, logistics and exploration.
CIOReview is a technology magazine that shares innovative enterprise solutions and acts as a neutral source for technology decision makers. While CIOReview has many different industry focuses, its Metals & Mining site content is specific, comprehensive and thoughtfully gathered with the mining technology professional in mind. CIOReview is an excellent resource for those looking to keep up with the industry’s evolving technology trends – check out their list of the 20 Most Promising Metals and Mining Technology Solutions Providers in 2015.
Recent notable post: Making the Connection-IoT in Mining
Social media: Twitter
Common topics: Canadian mining and energy news, including exploration, First Nations, safety, sustainability and environment, company profiles, products and equipment and technology.
Located in British Columbia, Canadian Mining & Energy is a particularly relevant source of information and insight for mining professionals located in Western Canada. Formerly known as “Mining & Exploration,” the magazine and website has just recently changed its name and broadened its geographical coverage to all of Canada. With a continued focus on the interests of industry professionals in mining and mineral exploration markets, you can find information ranging from mine safety and sustainability issues to mining technology advancements, unique mining gear and more. Subscribe to their free monthly e-newsletter for updates on these topics and more.
Recent notable post: Teck announces temporary shutdowns of Elk Valley Mines – staggered over summer
Common topics: Worker safety, environmental concerns, regulatory updates and technology.
As a provider of environmental, health & safety and quality software solutions, Intelex covers trends and industry news that are related to worker safety, environmental regulations, sustainability and quality control – in the metals & mining industry but in others as well, including energy and oil. From regulatory compliance updates to industry trends and mine injury and illness data, you’ll find updates on the critical issues impacting metals and mining EHS and quality professionals.
Recent notable post: Sharing best practices in mining safety
Common topics: Australian mining news ranging from safety and environmental information to innovations in mining technology and equipment.
Established in 1908, Australian Mining is one of the larger digital news websites devoted to the mining industry. News can be filtered based on your geographic region, whether you are located in Pilbara, Hunter Valley, or somewhere in between. Sign up for their Australian Mining newsletter to receive daily updates. The site also includes a resources section with whitepapers, webinars and case studies from across the industry, as well as a great supplier directory.
Recent notable post: Oil giants exit coal, more focus on gas
And there you have it! We hope that you find these industry resources as useful as we do. And hey, if you’re interested in learning more about what Intelex is all about, you can check out our Metals & Mining industry solutions and get in touch with us!