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 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
NASA JPL-Caltech Mars rover Perseverance space mining robotics geologist

Perseverance is a well-equipped geologist

The long-term exploration and colonization of Mars will not be able to rely on the expense of rocketing goods beyond the gravitational pull of Earth and then another 171 million miles to the Red... — Updated 4/14/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Kristi Noem David Johnson

$19M for new SD School of Mines building

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem recently approved $19 million in funding toward the construction of a new state-of-the-art Mineral Industries Building for the South Dakota School of Mines.... — Updated 4/13/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech 
University of Nevada Energy Resource Governance Initiative ERM school delegates

Nevada school tackles responsible mining

Facing the worldwide growing demand for vital technology minerals and metals, a new Energy Resource Governance Initiative academy program has been established at the University of Nevada, Reno.... — Updated 4/13/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech 
University of Adelaide HiTeMP Forum Gus Nathan zero-emissions low-carbon green

Australia tackles heavy industry carbon

University of Adelaide's Centre for Energy Technology just announced potential pathways to divert the production of heavy industry emissions through the use of green energy methods instead of... — Updated 4/13/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Epiroc Ericsson AT&T Ambra Solutions telecommunications digitalization mining

Connecting mines to the digital world

In a recent webinar hosted by Ericsson, industry leaders from AT&T, Epiroc, and Ambra Solutions met to discuss the global impact and direction of connectivity for the mining industry. This... — Updated 4/6/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Australia Rover Challenge University of Adelaide John Culton NASA Space Agency

Aussie space mining rover competition

On Friday March 26, challengers from four Australian universities went head-to-head in a fierce competition to build and operate advanced lunar rovers for simulated space exploration and mining.... — Updated 4/1/2021 Full story

 
Schlumberger New Energy NeoLith lithium brine extraction low-carbon Nevada

Schlumberger delves into lithium mining

Best known for delivering technological solutions to the oil and gas sectors for more than 100 years, Schlumberger has formed Schlumberger New Energy, a new division focused on low-carbon and... — Updated 3/30/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
DNV Norsk Hydro blockchain aluminum supply chain sustainable Tag. Trace. Trust.

Hydro adopts blockchain for sustainability

With consumers increasingly calling for proven sustainable products, Norsk Hydro has teamed up with fellow Norwegian DNV on a pilot project that utilizes blockchain technology to trace Norsk's... — Updated 3/16/2021 Full story

 
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions Exyn Technologies automated drones PDAC

Glimpse of mining future unveiled at PDAC

The future of automated underground mining – where drones self-navigate through a labyrinth of underground mine workings and send back high-accuracy 3D data that can be used to guide autonomous... — Updated 3/11/2021 Full story

 
Onyen Corp. ESG standards report environmental, social and governance compliant

Easy, affordable ESG reporting for mining

A dinner conversation between two highly successful women in Canadian business led to the creation of Onyen – a powerful, affordable, and easy to use ESG reporting solution designed... — Updated 3/4/2021 Full story

 
Vital Metals REEtec rare earth elements REE Nechalacho Canada separation

Power of partnerships rare earth strategy

Instead of the economies-of-scale strategy typically used to get a viable rare earths project into production, Australia-based Vital Metals Ltd. has taken a power-of-partnerships approach to... — Updated 2/24/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Minerva Intelligence Giga Metals TARGET AI Brazil copper Parnaiba artificial

Minerva maps Brazil, prospective TARGETs

Minerva Intelligence Inc. announced Feb. 19, the successful implementation of its TARGET software for Giga Metals Corp., with prospectivity results compiled for its Parnaiba Basin copper project... — Updated 2/23/2021 Full story

 
Purdue University American Resources Hasler Ventures Linda Wang REE separation

American acquires Purdue rare earth tech

American Resources Corp. has acquired exclusive rights to potentially game-changing rare earth and critical elements separation and purification technologies from Hasler Ventures LLC and Purdue... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Rio Tinto aluminum START label blockchain transparency traceability

Rio Tinto STARTs transparency campaign

Metals and mining giant Rio Tinto has begun a campaign of transparency and traceability for the aluminum industry with the launch of START, a blockchain-powered "nutrition label" for responsible... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 
Greens Creek Hecla Mining Company wireless technology autonomous trucks

130-year-old Hecla stays on cutting edge

Established in 1891, Hecla Mining Company has survived two global pandemics, two World Wars, the Great Depression, and numerous crests and troughs of a cyclical metals market that has sunk many... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 
Caterpillar ioneer autonomous truck mining Rhyolite Ridge Nevada MineStar

Cat, ioneer build autonomous partnership

Australia-based ioneer Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Caterpillar Inc. to further pursue the use of a fleet of Cat autonomous trucks at the future mine at ioneer's Rhyolite... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 
space mining Colorado School of Mines NASA aerospace engineering Jamal Rostami

Colorado school adds space mining minors

With NASA and the private sector taking a serious look at mining lunar and Martian soil in support of human outposts, Colorado School of Mines has unveiled two new undergraduate minors to support... — Updated 2/16/2021 Full story

 
RapidSX Innovation Metals Ucore Rare IMC rare earth elements separation facility

RapidSX rare earths separation progresses

Ucore Rare Metals Inc. anticipates that the RapidSX rare earths and critical metals separation technology being developed by its subsidiary, Innovation Metals Corp., will be ready for commercial... — Updated 2/9/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Kaunis Iron EV truck Volvo collaboration Sweden Vattenfall ABB Arctic electrical

Sweden irons out carbon emission future

Sweden-based Kaunis Iron, in collaboration with Vattenfall, Volvo Trucks, ABB and Wist Last & Buss have come together for a unique pilot project to develop a sustainable logistics system,... — Updated 2/2/2021 Full story

 
Caterpillar Inc. MineStar Solutions Denise Johnson CES 2021 autonomous vehicles

Cat shows off techier side at CES 2021

Best known for the brawn of the enormous earthmoving machines it manufactures for mining operations around the globe, Caterpillar Inc. showcased its brainy side during the Consumer Electronics... — Updated 1/26/2021 Full story

 
Toyota Australia BHP Land Cruiser 70 EV electric vehicle Eddy Haegel Edgar Basto

Toyota Land Cruiser 70 gets EV upgrade

Mining giant BHP and Toyota Australia have teamed up to convert the Land Cruiser 70, a rugged and retro Toyota workhorse in Australia, to an electric truck that will retain the toughness for... — Updated 1/19/2021 Full story

 
Geomega Resources Inc Kiril Mugerman REE magnet recycling pilot plant

Geomega ready to scale up REE recycling

Following the successful completion of four rounds of testing its rare earths recycling pilot plant, Geomega Resources Inc. is ready to begin scaling up the technology. "Having a fully... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 
Gold Fields Tarkwa Mine Ghana Hexagon MineProtect Andrew Crose Alfred Baku

Extra layer of safety at Gold Fields mine

Gold Fields' Tarkwa Mine in Ghana is safer thanks to collision avoidance and operator alertness systems developed by Hexagon, a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous technologies.... — Updated 1/5/2021 Full story

 
Newmont Corp. Tom Palmer carbon neutral 2050 $500 million 30%

Newmont to invest $500M on climate goals

Newmont Corp. is investing $500 million over the next five years toward the ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030, another step toward the ultimate objective of... — Updated 12/22/2020 Full story

 
Syrah Resources Ltd. Solarcentury Balama graphite mine Shaun Verner solar energy

US-bound graphite goes greener with solar

Seeking to bring down the cost and carbon dioxide emissions of mining the graphite needed for lithium-ion batteries, Syrah Resources Ltd. has reached an agreement for the installation of solar... — Updated 12/22/2020 Full story

 

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