2014-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2014 Volume 2: Mineral Processing

Editors:Kongoli F
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2014
Pages:446 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Sustainable Mining in the 21st Century

    Oscar Gonzalez Rocha1;
    Type of Paper: General Plenary
    Id Paper: 398
    Topic: 19


    I have been working in the mining industry most of my adult life. During this time I have witnessed amazing growth in the industry and have seen the development of ore bodies that in my early years would have been passed by as being economically unfeasible, but because of technological innovations are now being developed, mined and generating positive returns for the miner. Additionally, this growth has occurred as the industry has invested greater and greater amounts in spending to protect the environment. In today's world mining projects cannot move forward unless they are environmentally neutral or friendly. Generally, what this means is that a new mining project in the 21st century often needs to improve the lives of its local neighbors, either through improvements to the local infrastructure or with investments in the health and education of the local populace. And as always the government participates in the bounty of the new mine, with new tax revenues and increased employment for its citizenry.
    My vision of mining industry is that it is going to continue to significantly benefit the stakeholders in the countries where it operates.


    mining, environment, innovation

    Cite this article as:

    Gonzalez Rocha O. Sustainable Mining in the 21st Century. In: Kongoli F, editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2014 Volume 2: Mineral Processing. Volume 2. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2014. p. 7-8.