Members of the Winsome Resources team recently took part in three key workshops aiming to identify priority issues and potential scientific research projects in the field of strategic and critical minerals (SCMs).
Organized by the Réseau scientifique MCS (SCM Scientific Network), the workshops brought together representatives from the mining industry, the government and the research community. They addressed topics dear to Winsome’s heart, including social acceptability, a value at the heart of the company’s activities.
Exploration, ESG and operations
The first workshop, on SCM extraction and concentration, identified three priority issues: pooling expertise, new technologies, as well as energy efficiency and environmental footprint.The second workshop, on the theme of Environment, Social, Governance and Circular Economy, led to discussions on the social acceptability of SCM development projects, on support for companies in meeting ESG criteria, and on the creation of a First Nations mining association. The third workshop focused on exploration. It discussed metallogenic models, which study the development of metal deposits, and the importance of government subsidies to support young exploration companies, which are often at the forefront of mineral deposit discoveries.
Winsome committed to the sustainable development of the MCS industry
The SCM Scientific Network was created as a response to the Quebec government’s Plan québécois pour la valorisation des minéraux critiques et stratégiques (PQVMCS) 2020-2025. It intends to support scientific research in the field of SCMs, by bringing together key players in the sector.
Winsome took this opportunity to share its challenges and views, thereby contributing to the development of SCMs in Quebec. This involvement reflects Winsome’s ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability in the SCM mining industry.