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Articles from the August 4, 2021 edition

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  • Triumph Gold Minerva Intelligence DRIVER Yukon Canada Freegold Mountain map

    Yukon gold, copper explorer embraces AI

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Triumph Gold Corp. says feeding tomes of data generated from years of exploration at Freegold Mountain into Minerva Intelligence Inc.'s DRIVER artificial intelligence technology has identified previously unrecognized mineral resource expansion targets in and around the Revenue and Nucleus deposits on this gold-copper project in Canada's Yukon. A large road-accessible project in Yukon's Dawson Range, Freegold Mountain hosts near-surface porphyry gold-copper deposits and related...

  • Mars Perseverance NASA space mining geology robotics rover rock samples Caltech

    Mars geologist preps for historic drilling

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    A year after embarking on its 292.5-million-mile journey to Mars, NASA's Perseverance rover is readying to collect its first Martian rock sample. Since its February arrival, the robotic geologist and its helicopter sidekick Ingenuity have been exploring the deepest and most ancient layers of exposed bedrock across a 1.5-square-mile patch of the 28-mile-wide Jezero Crater, which was a large lake when Mars was still a water planet. After carrying out this reconnaissance, Perseve...

  • BHP Group Tesla TransAlta Nickel West Australia lithium-ion battery low-carbon

    Solar to help power BHP Nickel West mines

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    To lower the carbon footprint of the nickel it delivers to lithium-ion battery and electric vehicle manufacturers such as Tesla Inc., BHP Group is having 38.1 megawatts of solar power capacity installed at its Mt. Keith and Leinster mines, part of the global miner's fully integrated mine-to-market Nickel West operation in Western Australia. This announcement comes just a week after BHP reported that it has cut a deal to supply Tesla with up to 18,000 metric tons of nickel per...

  • Razor Labs BHP Group Israel artificial intelligence AI DataMind pilot program

    Israeli AI firm enters Aussie mining sector

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    As one of the world's largest suppliers of natural resources, Australian mines employ close to 150 thousand workers and generate hundreds of billions of dollars worth of commodities the globe relies on. To make this supply of minerals and metals smoother, safer, and more efficient, Australia's largest mining company has turned to the artificial intelligence solutions offered by Razor Labs to transform its mining machines into smart machines. Founded in 2016, Israel-based...

  • Komatsu Rio Tinto decarbonization zero-emission power-agnostic truck GHG

    Komatsu power-agnostic mine truck alliance

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 17, 2021

    Global mining company Rio Tinto Group and heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu Ltd. have partnered to fast-track the development and implementation of zero-emission mining haulage solutions, with Rio offering a mine site for testing and Komatsu allowing first picks from its future lineup of power-agnostic trucks. "Rio Tinto and Komatsu have a shared history of partnership on innovation going back to when we built the world's largest Komatsu autonomous haulage fleet in 2008,"... Full story

  • KSU Suprem Das Christopher Sorensen graphene additive manufacturing battery

    3D printed graphene micro-supercapacitors

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 10, 2021

    Research led by Kansas State University has shown potential ways to manufacture graphene-based nano-inks for additive manufacturing of supercapacitors in the form of flexible and printable electronics. As researchers worldwide study the potential replacement of batteries by supercapacitors, an energy device that can charge and discharge very fast – within tens of seconds – a team led by KSU's Suprem Das, assistant professor of industrial manufacturing systems engineering, has... Full story