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Mixers stir blue fluids at Ucore’s RapidSX demonstration plant in Canada.

Ucore's rare earths plant takes shape

RapidSX team on pace to begin commissioning REE separation plant this year Despite snarled supply chains, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. says it remains on track to begin commissioning a plant in Canada... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech 
A vintage photograph of the now ghost town Grand Forks in Yukon, Canada.

Minerva AI case study for Klondike Gold

Continuing a trend of supporting mineral exploration with its cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning software, Minerva Intelligence Inc. has carried out a case study on the... — Updated 10/3/2022

 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
A digital graphic with the letters NFT for non-fungible tokens.

NFTs offer Madison early uranium sales

Lux Partners will tokenize Madison uranium to create first uranium NFT. Is digitizing and selling mineral resources still in the ground the future of financing mineral exploration and mining... — Updated 10/3/2022 Full story

 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
A NASA high-altitude plane in flight over snow-covered mountains.

Southwest US critical mineral reflections

USGS, NASA use hyperspectral imaging to seek critical minerals in Southwest US. To gain a broader view of potential domestic sources of the minerals needed for everything from electronic devices a... — Updated 9/30/2022 Full story

Cat 785 mining haul truck dumping material at a mine site.

Autonomous trucks at ioneer lithium mine

Enormous 140-metric-ton autonomous Cat trucks loaded with lithium-boron ore will be driving themselves around on the very first day of operations at ioneer Ltd.'s Rhyolite Ridge project in... — Updated 9/27/2022

Fleet Space Centauri satellite used for mineral exploration in low-Earth orbit.

Discovering US nickel with space tech

To speed the discovery of nickel needed in enormous quantities for the lithium-ion batteries powering the electric vehicle revolution, Talon Metals Corp. is piloting Fleet Space Technologies'... — Updated 9/27/2022

A view from inside the cab of an autonomous Cat mining truck.

Self-driving Cat trucks speed past milestone

Autonomous Cat mining trucks surpass 5 billion metric ton mark Accelerating at an accelerating rate, Caterpillar Inc.'s mighty mining trucks have now autonomously hauled 5 billion metric tons of... — Updated 9/27/2022

L3 Process Development’s modern innovations building in Quebec, Canada.

NioCorp testing Elk Creek REE recovery

Demonstration plant to verify simplified critical minerals recovery Looking to expand the suite of critical metals produced from a future mine at Elk Creek, NioCorp Developments Ltd. is testing a... — Updated 9/13/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Crew inspects the ground for mineralization at MacDonald Mines SPJ Gold project.

EarthLabs predicts mineral targets at SPJ

EarthLabs Inc., the newly formed holding company that now encompasses GoldSpot Discoveries Corp., announced that the use of its artificial intelligence has successfully assisted MacDonald Mines... — Updated 9/13/2022

Two enormous autonomous Cat trucks haul ore at a mine.

Robust autonomous mine network alliance

FTP Solutions and Rajant team up to deliver reliable autonomous mine network solution Rajant Corp., a global leader in industrial-grade broadband communications technology, has teamed up with FTP... — Updated 9/13/2022

An aerial view of the University of Adelaide campus in South Australia.

Aussie university tackles clean energy

The University of Adelaide launches Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources The global transition to electric vehicles plugged into low-carbon-emissions power sources is requiring... — Updated 8/30/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
The shores of Qinngorput, a district part of the capital of Greenland, Nuuk.

Amaroq signs autonomous equipment MOU

Leading vehicle automation provider ABD Solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding with Amaroq Minerals Ltd. to investigate the potential for introducing autonomous mining systems for... — Updated 8/30/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Inside of Rio Tinto's Saguenay aluminum facility in Quebec.

Rio Tinto starts circular aluminum recycling

Investing US$29 million (C$35 million) to build a new aluminum recycling center at its Arvida plant in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, Rio Tinto hopes to expand its offering of low-carbon... — Updated 8/30/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
The MAPP rover made by Lunar Outpost will be used to mine the Moon.

Robots to clear the way for moon landings

Colorado School of Mines, Lunar Outpost work on NASA project The Center for Space Resources at Colorado School of Mines and Lunar Outpost has been selected to carry out the Autonomous Site... — Updated 8/23/2022

A large Komatsu mining haul truck being tested at a site in Arizona.

Mining sector races to net-zero by 2050

CO2 reduction path for mines is difficult but not impossible Aligned with global climate goals agreed upon in international pacts such as the Paris Agreement, most of the major mining companies th... — Updated 8/16/2022 Full story

Fleet Space Technologies’ Centauri 4 low earth orbit satellite above Earth.

Space-borne mineral exploration is here

Fleet Space launches avant-garde satellite geophysics tech As many space exploration companies begin to investigate the vast mineral potential of asteroids, moons, and planets within our solar... — Updated 8/12/2022 Full story

A large truck hauling a load of rocks at a mining operation.

Onyen ESG solution tracks mine purchasing

To make it easier for mining companies to demonstrate the economic contributions of their operations to local communities through the purchases of goods and services, Onyen Corp. has added a... — Updated 8/4/2022 Full story

A Sandvik bolters, jumbos, and longhole drill in an underground mine.

An electric Sandvik mining fleet deal

Toward the goal of producing zero-carbon copper at its McIlvenna Bay mine project in Saskatchewan, Canada, Foran Mining Corp. has ordered a fleet of 20 battery-electric underground mine trucks,... — Updated 8/2/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Komatsu's cabless haul truck, the FrontRunner AHS on display.

Rajant wireless tech for Komatsu haul trucks

Rajant Corp's Kinetic Mesh networks have recently been certified to provide the reliable connection needed for both Komatsu's FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage Solution and Epiroc's semi-autonomous... — Updated 8/2/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
A high-tech pickaxe, representing artificial intelligence in the mining sector.

GoldSpot forms EarthLabs for mining tech

As it continues to focus on leveraging artificial intelligence and data science to transform the mineral discovery process, GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. is reorganizing under EarthLabs Inc., a... — Updated 8/2/2022

Chrysos PhotonAssay is being used at mine sites and in mineral assay labs.

MSALABS expands PhotonAssay business

To meet the growing demand from mining companies eager for a technology capable of clearing the backlog of mineral samples stacked up at assay labs, MSALABS now plans to deploy 21 Chrysos... — Updated 7/25/2022

Closeup of the columns at the RapidSX demo plant in Ontario.

Ucore accelerates RapidSX development

Following the positive results from an independent technical review received early this year, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has decided to expand the rare earths separation capacity of its RapidSX... — Updated 7/19/2022

Komatsu mining truck that can run on multiple low-carbon power sources.

Cummins zero emission for Komatsu trucks

To further delve into the development of zero-emissions mining haul trucks, Komatsu is teaming up with Cummins, a global power leader best known for its diesel engines. Building on a longtime... — Updated 7/19/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Future heavy equipment operator training on an Immersive simulator.

Hitachi and Immersive extend partnership

Immersive Technologies, one of the world's largest, proven and tested suppliers of surface and underground advanced mining equipment simulators, and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. have... — Updated 7/12/2022

Trail CCUS pilot plant will tie into the refinery’s No. 2 sulfuric acid plant.

Teck to capture CO2 at Trail Operations

As part of the goal to reduce the carbon intensity of its operations 33% by 2030 and reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, Teck Resources Ltd. is carrying out a carbon capture... — Updated 7/12/2022


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