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 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech 
photovoltaic solar panel installation at Koodaideri iron mine Pilbara Australia

Sun powered mine in the land Down Under

Mining powerhouse Rio Tinto is raising the renewable energy standard for all global industrialized sectors by completely powering its future Koodaideri iron mine in Pilbara, Austral... — Updated 2/28/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
Enviroleach non-cyanide gold leach recovery technology sustainable

Gold leaching with edible ingredients

Looking to put its best foot forward when it comes to environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), Golden Predator Mining Corp. is testing a non-cyanide and... — Updated 2/28/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
Hydrogen Fuel Cell mining haul truck largest EV electric vehicle Anglo American

World's largest EV will be a mine truck

Global miner Anglo American has teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop the world's largest electric vehicle – an ultra-class mining haul truck. A hydrogen fuel... — Updated 2/27/2020 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
Self driving autonomous mining loader glass labyrinth underground mine

Robotic mines of the future are here

Minerbots unite! With an arsenal of lasers and explosives able to reduce mineral-rich bedrock to rubble before morphing into trucks, loaders and other heavy equipment to deliver... — Updated 2/25/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech 
Drones gold mineral exploration Yukon Territory Canada

Drones set new heights for mining industry

Companies have begun using drones in many industries around the world. One of the most interesting is the effectiveness of drones in the mining industry. The economic benefits of... — Updated 2/25/2020 Full story

 
Solar photovoltaic PV renewable energy electricity power Aussie mines

Green energy future begins in the mines

From the enormous equipment that dig up and haul ore to processing facilities that extract the sought-after metals, mines use a lot of energy. Over the past century, the largest... — Updated 2/24/2020 Full story

 

Scientists look to coal for REE solution

As security concerns mount over the nearly total reliance of the United States on foreign sources of rare earth elements, mostly from China, researchers in public and private labora... — Updated 2/18/2020 Full story

 
New Found bonanza VG visible gold discovery GoldSpot AI exploration

AI-geologists team discover bonanza gold

Artificial intelligence and real boots-on-the ground geological investigations have resulted in a significant new high-grade gold discovery at New Found Gold Corp.'s Queensway... — Updated 2/11/2020 Full story

 
Electric battery zero emissions busses at Teck Resources mine in BC

Teck commits to carbon neutrality by 2050

Understanding that the transition to renewable energy is going to require a vast amount of metals yet mining them consumes a lot of energy, Teck Resources Ltd. is joining a growing... — Updated 2/11/2020 Full story

 
Hydrothermal black smoker vent in ocean emits metal laden sulfide fluids

Mining goes 20,000 leagues under the sea

Reminiscent of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, a small submersible scours the inky depths of the ocean, not in search of seams of coal, but towering spires created by... — Updated 2/11/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Hecla Mining Greens Creek silver mine Alaska underground wireless network

Smart mining begins with communications

High-speed networking and interconnected devices, which form a unified whole, are opening a new realm of possibilities for consumer and company alike. As the world continues to... — Updated 2/4/2020 Full story

 
Space asteroid mining precious critical tech metals

Space, the final frontier for mining

Space, the final frontier... No, this isn't the opening credits of Star Trek; though that would be appropriate. Since man has set himself among the stars, he has wondered at the... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 
Autonomous self driving mining truck equipment at Australian mines

Australia invests $27M in mining technology

Australia, which already sits at the cutting edge of mining innovation, is investing heavily into ensuring Aussie miners remain on the cusp of emerging technologies that make the... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 
High speed wireless networks in mines autonomous mining equipment

Miners get connected, fly into 2020

When it comes to emerging mining technologies, high-speed wireless networks and drones are the top investment choices of companies seeking to discover new deposits and mine them... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
AI machine learning for mineral exploration discovery

Mining exploration becomes smarter with AI

A promising concept in the mining industry, utilizing the technology of artificial intelligence to accomplish never before dreamed of precision in mineral deposit discovery. While... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Blockchain technology for secure mining supply chain ledger Bitcoin

Blockchain provides mining accountability

Whether it is a necklace from Tiffany & Co., an Apple iPhone or a pre-ordered Tesla Cybertruck, many buyers want to know that the metals going into the products they are... — Updated 1/21/2020 Full story

 

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