From dust to pink gold: A retired GM’s look back on 42 years of potash mining in Esterhazy

By Jaime Rieger The K1 and K2 operations back in 2009. They were both Mosaic at the time. (IMC became Mosaic in 2004). Photos courtesy of the Mosaic Company.   Esterhazy is the potash capital of the world; there really is no other way to say it. The people who…

Rocanville’s Finest: Saskatchewan Mine Rescue Program is the talk of the province

By Jillian Mitchell Mine rescue training underground at PotashCorp’s Rocanville mine.   On a crisp September day in 2012, work began as usual in the Rocanville mine. The 29 miners were midway through their 12-hour shift when the fire alarm sounded. by

Training tomorrow’s talent for the minerals industry

By Michael Robin Associate professor Grant Ferguson (centre) works with master’s students Darren Neely (left) and Nathan Schartner to prepare a potash core sample for testing in the rock mechanics lab at the U of S.   Saskatchewan’s minerals industry – including exploration, mining, and processing – has emerged as…