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…

Working with the land: Allana Potash Corp. introduces green practices in Ethiopia

By Jillian Mitchell Situated in the horn of northeastern Africa is Ethiopia, a country known for its expansive and enticing landscape—a notable 1.13-million square kilometres of towering jacaranda trees, arid desert, tropical oases, and open skies. But what lies beneath this wondrous landscape has rendered the oldest country in Africa…

BHP Billiton – Building a world-class potash business

Construction of the shaft-sinking headframe. Images reproduced with permission of BHP Billiton. About 140 kilometres east of Saskatoon, two of the tallest structures in Saskatchewan are taking shape above the shafts at BHP Billiton’s Jansen Potash Project. by