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Articles from the May 3, 2023 edition

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  • Lit up by a drone pilot’s headlamp, ExynAero casts a shadow on the mine wall.

    Jaguar Mining adopts Exyn drone tech

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Dec 2, 2023

    ExynAero drone improves safety and efficiency at underground gold mines in Brazil. Toward its commitment to embracing new mining technologies that increase safety and efficiency, Jaguar Mining Inc. has adopted Exyn Technologies Inc.'s autonomous drones to capture critical data at its underground gold mines in Brazil. "We are thrilled to deliver innovations that help reduce risk to humans and increase efficiency and productivity in mining operations," said Exyn Technologies...

  • An underground miner checks an electronic tablet at Hecla’s Greens Creek Mine.

    New mining tech enhances safety, ESG

    K. Warner, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jun 8, 2023

    The last few years have seen big industries' social accountability come to the fore, with growing pressure to engage more holistically with the workforce, local communities, and environmental concerns. Evolving from this, a new business model of corporate performance has arrived in boardrooms, comprising a trifecta of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) responsibilities. Keeping pace is the mining industry's collective push to be more sustainable and accountable,... Full story

  • Man holding small vials of various rare earths processed with ISR technology.

    Geomega consolidates ISR tech operations

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated May 16, 2023

    Foreseeing a green technologies hub emerging in the southeastern regions of Canada, Geomega Resources Inc. is centralizing all its operations into a single larger location within the town of Saint-Hubert, Quebec. This Quebec locale harkens back to Geomega's roots, as the critical metals recycling and extraction company originally began developing its innovative technologies while seeking a means to recover rare earths from its Montveil deposit in Quebec. The company, however,...

  • A strip of mesoporous gold film being applied to the back of a hand.

    Device unlocks path to better implants

    Rose Ragsdale, For Metal Tech News|Updated May 8, 2023

    Researchers at The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Brisbane have developed a small sensor made from gold film that is both flexible and sensitive enough to enable a more streamlined future for electronic medical implants and real-time sensing applications. Principle investigators, Mostafa Kamal Masud, Ph.D., and Ph.D. candidate Aditya Ashok, used a new engineering approach that represents a breakthrough in the field of...

  • Black schist material bioleached at Talvivaara Sotkamo Mine in Finland.

    Earth's tiniest miners help environment

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated May 8, 2023

    Similar to some International Space Station experiments for mining in space, the University of Waterloo in Southern Ontario has been using microorganisms as an environmentally friendly means of breaking down tailings here on Earth, reclaiming critical resources and cleaning up the leftovers of yesteryear at the same time. A common byproduct of mining, tailings are typically fine-grained waste material left after extracting a target ore mineral. Stored in various media such as...

  • Bottles of nickel and cobalt sulfate produced from the NiWest project.

    Stellantis forges nickel-cobalt alliance

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 28, 2023

    Global automaker signs deal to buy EV battery metals from future mine. In a deal that shows that global automakers need more battery materials to meet their electric vehicle ambitions than is currently available, Stellantis has signed a binding offtake agreement for nickel and cobalt from a Western Australia mine that has yet to be developed and is investing directly into the junior mining company behind the development project. Under the deal, Stellantis has agreed to...