Monthly Archives: September 2012

Meet Cowan International at MINExpo 2012 in Las Vegas

Representatives from Cowan International will be attending MINExpo 2012 in Las Vegas taking place next week from 24th to 26th September. MINExpo® is the world’s premier expo focusing on mining equipment and services, featuring a wide range of new product introductions. Some of the world’s largest mining equipment will also be on display. The event covers…

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Gold Mining in Africa : Expat Mining Professionals Flock to Ghana

As gold production in West African countries increases, Ghana is leading the way, responsible for 47% of the overall gold production within the region. The remaining West African gold mining nations are Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Mali and Burkina Faso were second and third behind Ghana, producing 16%…

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Global Mining : Will Mankind Deplete The Earth’s Resources?

The potential adverse effects of the global mining industry on the Earth’s natural resources are well documented but how critical is the situation?  Is the Earth really in danger of depleting its resources? Last year The Guardian newspaper in the UK highlighted six of the world’s natural resources that are under pressure due to sheer…

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Women in Mining : Closing the Gap

The pay gap between men and women in mining is historically prevalent in the industry. A recent analysis of salaries in Australia over the past 17 years revealed that across all industries women earn around $13,000 less than men. Within the mining industry this gap can extend to $35,000. Western Australia and Queensland were reported…

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Global Mining Jobs : Australian Skills Shortage Still in Crisis?

Western Australia has been facing unprecedented skills shortage while relying heavily on migrant workers, often recruited through mining recruitment agencies to fill the skills shortages. This reliance on foreign workers is not without controversy, however. Mining companies claim that the booming resources sector desperately needs migrant workers to enable them to fulfil their contracts.  Their…

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