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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 8/2/2021 Full story

 
Group 11 Technologies GFG Resources Rattlesnake Hills gold Wyoming in-situ

Wyoming is ideal for in situ gold mining

Group 11 Technologies Inc. believes that GFG Resources Inc.'s Rattlesnake Hills project about 60 miles southwest of Casper, Wyoming is the ideal place to prove the viability of its proprietary mea... — Updated 7/6/2021 Full story

 
General Motors lithium battery hydrogen fuel cells electric aircraft Hydrotec

GM powers trains, planes and automobiles

Semis, trains, and now planes, General Motors' Hydrotec hydrogen fuel cell technology is offering a zero-carbon-emissions alternative to powering the way goods and people are being transported.... — Updated 6/29/2021 Full story

 
Caterpillar heavy machinery Nouveau Monde Graphite all-electric CAT carbon-free

Electric Cats for a Nouveau graphite mine

In a move that bolsters its own vision of becoming a carbon-neutral miner of graphite and advances technologies that will lower the carbon footprint of surface mines around the globe, Nouveau... — Updated 6/29/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
247Solar MIT HeatStorE remote off-grid generator emission-free clean renewable

Sandbox battery to energize remote mines

Solar energy company and startup from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Solar247 Inc., announced earlier this year a robust new battery technology, HeatStorE, a long duration thermal battery... — Updated 6/29/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Lunar Outpost NASA ice mining HIPPO Rover Masten Honeybee challenge moon

Moon mining challenge opens new doors

Colorado-based aviation and aerospace company, Lunar Outpost, famed for its $1 sale of moon rocks to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is now participating in NASA's Break the... — Updated 6/29/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
GoldSpot Discoveries Opawica Explorations AI artificial intellgence Abitibi map

GoldSpot inks largest client deal to date

GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. June 16 announced a service agreement with Opawica Explorations Inc. to assist in the exploration of the mining junior's projects in the Quebec Abitibi Greenstone Belt... — Updated 6/22/2021 Full story

 
Chrysos PhotonAssay CSIRO X-ray gold analysis Australia Intertek MSALABS

PhotonAssay analyzes over 1M samples

Safer, faster, more accurate and environmentally sound than the centuries-old fire assay process, Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay is rapidly becoming the gold assay technology of choice at mines and... — Updated 6/15/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Ericsson Private 5G Industry 4.0 digital transformation telecommunications

Smart mines have a private 5G connection

Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson has launched Ericsson Private 5G, a next-generation private cellular 4G and 5G network tailored to drive the Industry 4.0... — Updated 6/8/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Kinetic Logging Services Epiroc OreSight FastGrade Meglab MineRP Orica

Epiroc purchases fast assay tech company

Global mining equipment and technology supplier Epiroc is making another acquisition in its buying spree of mining tech companies, this time with an Australian mining and logging company and its... — Updated 6/8/2021 Full story

 
Canada Silver Cobalt Works EV batteries electric vehicles Re-2Ox recycling REE

Junior seeks to recycle EV batteries

Canada Silver Cobalt Works Inc. has developed an innovative extraction process designed to economically remove and recycle various minerals and metals from spent electric vehicle batteries. The... — Updated 6/8/2021 Full story

 
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology KAUST seawater lithium

Discovery could unlock oceans of lithium

Driven largely by the increased production of electric vehicles, the demand for lithium has more than doubled since 2015 and is forecast to expand by another seven times to around 2.8 million... — Updated 6/8/2021 Full story

 
red mud REE rare earth elemetns alumina recycling Geomega Resources Innord

Aluminum waste to critical minerals asset

Though originally developed to recover rare earths from recycled magnets and potential ore from its Montviel REE deposit in Quebec, Geomega Resources Inc.'s rare earths and critical minerals... — Updated 5/25/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Ericsson Sigma Connectivity Mobilaris 5G IoT Industry 4.0 safety sensor device

5G companion device for mining safety

Ericsson, in partnership with Sigma Connectivity and Mobilaris, has presented the future of workforce safety with the revolutionary combination of 5G and cellular internet of things technology des... — Updated 5/25/2021 Full story

 
Caterpillar CAT BHP Rio Tinto Vale Austmine METS Charge On Innovation Challenge

Seeking huge electric mine truck solutions

As a part of their commitment to lowering carbon emissions, many global mining companies would like to transform their large haul trucks from diesel to electric. This transition, however, has one... — Updated 5/25/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Hexagon Mining Fatigue Science MineProtect portfolio Readi platform

Hexagon, Fatigue Science tackle mine safety

Hexagon Mining Inc. has signed a partnership with Fatigue Science to improve its MineProtect safety portfolio to increase the safety and wellbeing of mining employees. Hexagon and Fatigue Science... — Updated 5/25/2021 Full story

 
Epiroc Ericsson NEXTGEN SIMS Smart Intelligent Mining Systems Helena Hedblom

EU funds next-gen smart mining project

Mining companies, equipment manufacturers, engineering firms, tech companies, and universities have come together under a European Union-funded program aimed at developing new technologies,... — Updated 5/18/2021 Full story

 
Chrysos PhotonAssay Minerals Global Centre of Excellence Australia analyzing

Photon gold assays gain wider endorsement

Mining and quality assurance companies are increasingly embracing Chrysos Corp.'s PhotonAssay as a more accurate, faster, safer, and environmentally sound means of analyzing samples for gold,... — Updated 5/11/2021 Full story

 
coal mines United States repurposed critical minerals DOE Jennifer Granholm

From coal basins to critical mineral mines

Looking to transform old coal mining regions into new domestic sources for rare earths and critical minerals vital to electric vehicles, renewable energy, and other technologies, the U.S.... — Updated 5/11/2021 Full story

 
First Cobalt Colorado School of Mines Department of Energy Critical Materials

First Cobalt works with DOE in Idaho

Already positioned to be the first North American producer of the battery-grade cobalt being demanded by a rapidly growing electric vehicles market, First Cobalt Corp. has been awarded $600,000... — Updated 5/11/2021 Full story

 
Northern Dynasty Minerals copper gold mining Exeter University

Scientists develop key-hole copper mining

A team of international researchers have developed a new mining technique that will advance humans beyond the Bronze Age when it comes to extracting copper, gold, silver, and other conductive... — Updated 5/7/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Exyn Technologies autonomous drone Level 4 autonomy Nader Elm Jason Derenick

Exyn makes history with first level 4 UAV

Exyn Technologies Inc. is the first company in the world to achieve a level 4 autonomous drone, the most sophisticated aerial robotics system capable of free-flight exploration without the need fo... — Updated 5/4/2021 Full story

 
Boston Dynamics robotics Spot Colorado School of Mines Hau Zhang Ontario

Spot is the golden retriever of mine data

Boston Dynamics' robot dog Spot has the agility, perseverance, and skills to be a miner's best friend by taking over the risky and mundane mining tasks. Spot is already carrying out patrolling... — Updated 4/29/2021 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 4/20/2021 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

 

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