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 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
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US Critical Materials separation tech

USCM is working with INL scientists to develop cutting- edge tech for the separation of rare earths and other critical minerals. Expanding into a critical segment of America's rare earths supply chain, US... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Vials of recycled neodymium and praseodymium from Geomega’s technology.

Geomega secures more REE recycling funds

Garnering another roughly C$2 million in funding toward the development of its rare earths recycling demonstration plant to be built in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, to date, Geomega Resources Inc. has... — Updated 12/5/2023 Full story

Drone view of a pilot-scale mill and gold recovery plant in the Yukon.

An EnviroMetal gold recovery breakthrough

Testing over the past three years has shown that EnviroMetal Technologies Inc.'s proprietary formula offers an environmentally sound alternative to cyanide for leaching gold from high-grade ore,... — Updated 11/29/2023

A Wabtec battery-electric motor painted pink for breast cancer awareness.

Electrifying mining's green revolution

With no Plan(et) B, Wabtec is pushing ahead with tech to electrify trains and trucks for net-zero emissions mines. From electric trains delivering Western Australia iron ore to the next generation of... — Updated 11/27/2023 Full story

A silver hydrogen airship flies over a lake during the summer in Finland.

Intelligent airships monitor nickel mine

Terrafame selects Kelluu airships to monitor, create a 3D twin of nickel mine in Finland. Will autonomous airships become a common site over safe and efficient mines of the future? The answer to this... — Updated 11/25/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
An astronaut holds out a rock sample collected from the Moon.

The economic viability of asteroid mining

Arguments against the expense and impracticality of space exploration have been ongoing since before the Apollo missions ever got off the ground. In fact, NASA's budget has hovered between a minute 1% and... — Updated 11/25/2023 Full story

Red rocks protrude from high desert vegetation in Texas Canyon, Arizona.

USGS Earth MRI scans Arizona Copper Belt

Explores critical mineral potential across large area of southeast AZ; extends a similar survey of copper belt in SW NM. In its ongoing nationwide search for minerals critical to America's economy,... — Updated 11/25/2023

Sandvik drills being tested at a rock quarry near Tampere, Finland.

Sandvik has new surface drill test mine

Buys a rock quarry in Finland to test next-gen surface drilling tech in a real-world mine environment. To further support its endeavors to develop the next generation of electrified and autonomous mining... — Updated 11/23/2023

Cat 793 haul truck rounds a bend on its way to be loaded at the Bagdad Mine.

Autonomous Cat trucks coming to AZ mine

Freeport partners with Caterpillar to convert fleet of 33 mining haul trucks at Bagdad copper mine in Arizona to autonomous Cat MineStar models. Bringing the autonomous mines of the future one large step... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
Mine tailings from Newmont Corp.'s Musselwhite Mine in Canada.

Nextgen miners might include microbes

Each year in Canada, roughly 200 active mines contribute to billions of tons of mining waste. The estimated number of tailing storage facilities surveyed worldwide is over 12,000. While considered... — Updated 11/15/2023

Labeled sample jars on a conveyor are fed into a PhotonAssay analysis unit.

Major endorsement of PhotonAssay tech

Barrick puts in an order for up to 13 PhotonAssay units to be installed at its gold mines on four continents. In a major endorsement of Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay as a faster, safer, and more accurate... — Updated 11/8/2023

An operator runs Sandvik mining equipment from computer in an office setting.

Sandvik's AutoMine Core mining solution

Company unveils new automation platform that is tailor made for underground mass mining. Staying on the cutting edge of autonomous underground mining technologies, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has... — Updated 11/6/2023

Illustrated graphic of the Viper underground renewable energy storage tech.

Studio X empowers Economical Energy

Australian startup, its underground renewable energy tech, selected to join Shell-backed accelerator studio. Economical Energy's potentially game-changing Viper underground renewable energy storage system... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
An image of an electronic filing system being inspected with a magnifying glass.

Paperwork: top danger to commodities?

The minerals commodities industry may be worth trillions, but it has lost billions in less than a decade to fraud perpetrated by industry insiders due to roughly half of the world's mining companies and... — Updated 11/1/2023

Pilot scale mill and processing plant at the 3 Aces gold project in the Yukon.

Testing a cyanide gold recovery alternative

EnviroMetal Technologies Inc. is ramping up the commissioning of a pilot plant to demonstrate the commercial viability of a technology that offers a more environmentally sound alternative to cyanide for... — Updated 11/1/2023

Closeup of a stack of newspapers.

EarthLabs to buy The Northern Miner Group

Taking a major step toward its goal of building a mining media powerhouse, EarthLabs Inc. has cut a deal to acquire The Northern Miner Group, which publishes the Northern Miner, Canadian Mining Journal, an... — Updated 10/31/2023

Heavily mineralized rock with veining and orange, red, and purple colorization.

A fortunate bismuth-cobalt partnership

Rio Tinto, Fortune Minerals team up to recover critical minerals at Nico refinery in Alberta. To bolster the North American supply of critical minerals, global mining giant Rio Tinto and Canadian mine... — Updated 10/24/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
Concept of SCAR-E exploring an asteroid of minerals.

SCAR-E asteroid mining robot unveiled

London-based Asteroid Mining Corp. has developed the Space Capable Asteroid Robotic Explorer (SCAR-E) as a ruggedly built, adaptable, and low-cost walking and climbing robot available initially for... — Updated 10/20/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Caterpillar 789D haul truck used to test Rajant’s wireless technology.

Cat validates Rajant Mesh connectivity

Working toward improved synergies between its autonomous equipment in the complex hive that makes up mine sites and the connectivity that will be consistent enough to keep all the bees informed of each... — Updated 10/18/2023

Electric Cat loader carrying a scoop of gravel.

A case study for zero-carbon mining

Nouveau Monde, Caterpillar's work to create a model for zero-carbon mining in Quebec; tackles key electric mining questions. From working with Caterpillar to develop an electric mining fleet for its Matawi... — Updated 10/18/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
A container full of powdery pink recycled neodymium material.

Geomega closes in on finalizing groundwork

Provides update on magnet and bauxite recycling pilot plants, and nominates supply chain expert to serve on board. Coming into the final months of 2023, Geomega Resources Inc., a leading developer of... — Updated 10/5/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
Computer-generated image of critical and precious metals and gems.

DOE critical minerals collaboration launch

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy launched a unifying Critical Materials Collaborative this week to "harness and unify critical materials research across... — Updated 10/5/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
Researcher inspects strings wicking lithium and salts from a beaker of brine.

Lithium string theory is elegant solution

May be the tech for unifying green energy future and the not-so-often green methods of producing lithium. Researchers at Princeton have developed a surprisingly efficient and environmentally friendly... — Updated 10/3/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Three battery-electric heavy equipment vehicles by Epiroc.

Epiroc seeks to elevate mining autonomy

Collabs with academia, tech firm, with funding from government for future safe, smart vehicles. With 150 years of experience in all things mining, Sweden-based Epiroc has unveiled its next generation in... — Updated 10/3/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
View over water storage tank toward the desert mining town of Superior, Ariz.

US mining impacted by water shortages

Mining – especially regarding copper, lithium, and other critical minerals – is one of the most water-intensive industries, and the sector is facing increased operational risks, including community... — Updated 9/27/2023


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