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Articles from the November 25, 2020 edition

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  • Minerva Intelligence Freeport Resources TERRA AI Scott Tillman Gord Friesen

    Freeport Resources to utilize Minerva AI

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Freeport Resources Inc. has signed a deal to use Minerva Intelligence Inc.'s suite of artificial intelligence software to help identify and prioritize drill targets at its Star Mountains copper-gold project in Papua New Guinea. Minerva's Terra Mining AI is a diverse suite of software and cognitive AI applications – Driver, Target, Solace and Leo – designed to organize mineral exploration data, streamline document management, and identify new targets. Freeport, which rec...

  • Exyn Technologies Inc. C.R. Kennedy autonomous drone Clinton Harn Nadar Elm

    Exyn shares gift of autonomy to Outback

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    The award-winning and rapidly growing autonomous drone company, Exyn Technologies, gains Australian market exposure by partnering with C.R. Kennedy, one of the largest providers of survey equipment for mining in Australia. As Exyn's first international distributor, C.R. Kennedy will make the company's autonomous aerial robot systems for complex, GPS-denied environments available to mining and other industrial sectors Down Under. As one of the world's most prolific mining...

  • Minimoon University of Hawaii Vera C. Rubin Observatory Kacper Wierzchos

    Asteroid mining labs are circling Earth

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Natural "minimoons" that temporarily orbit Earth may be interesting targets for both scientific study and to practice asteroid mining techniques. While Earth is orbited by thousands of artificial satellites and one large natural one, the Moon, it has only been recently that scientists have confirmed that small natural objects are also circling our planet. About eight years ago, researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy predicted that there must be a...

  • Jonatan Julian Seamus O'Regan Nouveau Monde Graphite Blockchain battery metals

    Quebec invests in battery metals tracing

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Quebec has put in motion a plan to establish itself as a leader in the global transition to a green economy – by both lowering the eastern Canadian province's carbon footprint through the adoption of renewable energy and electric vehicles, and being a source of responsibly mined minerals and metals that make these technologies possible. Provincial officials recently unveiled the Quebec Plan for the Development of Critical and Strategic Minerals 2020-2025, which provides the f...

  • Epiroc Orica autonomous Avatel Sami Niiranen Boomer M2 carrier

    Mine blast tech takes vital step forward

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Answering the call for safer and more efficient underground mine blasting technology, Orica and Epiroc have combined their expertise to develop a prototype of the world's first semi-automated explosives delivery system for the mining sector. Built on the foundation of Epiroc's proven Boomer M2 carrier and integrating with Orica's latest explosives technology, this delivery system dubbed Avatel is a semi-autonomous and fully mechanized underground mine blasting solution that...

  • Teck Resources Ltd. Bointerphases Washington University Dr. Marthe Charles

    Teck tests copper's antiviral powers

    Rose Ragsdale, For Metal Tech News|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    In recent years, Teck Resources Ltd. has been working with healthcare officials around the world to bring copper to the frontlines in the urgent fight against bacteria and viruses harmful to the human body. Now Teck, one of the world's top copper producers, has joined the battle underway to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic by moving outside the healthcare field with a new pilot project in Vancouver that is using the red metal's formidable antimicrobial... Full story