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Newmont Caterpillar CAT electrification autonomous heavy equipment zero-carbon

Newmont, Cat team up to electrify mining

In a deal that is expected to electrify the future of mining, Newmont Corp. plans to invest $100 million into a strategic alliance with Caterpillar Inc. to develop fully connected, automated, and... — Updated 3/21/2022

Jaguar Mining Minerva Intelligence DRIVER artificial intelligence AI SaaS LEO

Jaguar Mining impressed with DRIVER AI

Looking to increase the speed and accuracy of establishing drill targets on its gold properties in Brazil, Jaguar Mining Inc. has signed a license for long-term use of Minerva Intelligence Inc.'s... — Updated 3/15/2022

Exyn Technologies Maestro Digital Mine canary gas sensor drone autonomous

Drones are new canaries in the mine

Maestro Digital Mine, which specializes in industrial internet of things (IIoT) devices that make mines safer and more productive, and Exyn Technologies, a pioneer of aerial drones capable of... — Updated 3/8/2022

Exyn Technologies autonomous drone Alaska British Columbia GPS-denied mapping

Exyn drones map Alaska, BC gold mines

Whether exploring and mapping a historical underground mine for the first time since it was shuttered during World War II or generating more detailed maps of a modern operation, drones that... — Updated 3/1/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
NASA Artemis space program research Missouri Science Technology University

NASA chooses schools for Moon living

Missouri University of Science and Technology has been selected as part of a NASA project to develop lunar infrastructure technologies, with researchers from the school developing mineral... — Updated 3/1/2022

Carbfix Talon Metals DOE Tamarack Rio Tinto clean energy domestic mine Minnesota

DOE funds carbon antimining at Tamarack

The United States Department of Energy is investing $2.2 million to explore the holy grail of clean energy projects – a domestic mine that helps to supply the nickel and copper needed to... — Updated 2/22/2022

Caterpillar haul truck mining autonomous vehicle MINExpo 500 Cats globally video

500 giant driverless Cat mining trucks

A two-story-tall mining truck hauling more than half a million pounds of rock may not seem like the best choice for perfecting the science of autonomous travel. As it turns out, however, mines... — Updated 2/15/2022

EnviroMetal Technologies Group 11 environmentally friendly metal leaching

EnviroMetal recovers gold from mine dust

Broadening the potential applications of its environmentally sustainable metal leaching formula, EnviroMetal Technologies Inc. reports that it has successfully extracted 221 ounces of gold from... — Updated 2/15/2022

ABB ioneer Rhyolite Ridge Nevada lithium boron North America electrification

ABB to optimize ioneer's Rhyolite Ridge

Seeking every advantage when it comes to the efficient and sustainable production of lithium and boron at its Rhyolite Ridge project in Nevada, ioneer Ltd. has turned to the expertise of ABB,... — Updated 2/14/2022

blockchain germanium Teck Resources Red Dog Alaska Trail zinc byproduct

Teck to trace germanium with blockchain

Teck Resources Ltd. is piloting a project that utilizes the power of blockchain technology to trace responsibly produced germanium from its Red Dog zinc mine in Northwest Alaska all the way to fib... — Updated 2/8/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Copper State Nut & Bolt LMF plus fasteners predictive maintenance bolts nuts

Copper State reveals next gen smart bolts

Copper State Bolt & Nut Co.'s revolutionary BoltSense family of services and products offers a vital piece in the cog that keeps the mining wheels turning – fasteners. Copper State Bolt... — Updated 2/8/2022

BHP Group electrification Pilbara Western Australia train iron ore rail network

BHP orders battery electric locomotives

On the heels of Rio Tinto's order for four battery-electric locomotives to pull trains of iron ore in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, BHP has placed an order for four of its own... — Updated 2/1/2022

Teck Resources Caterpillar partnership zero-emissions electric haul truck mining

Teck forges an electric Cat partnership

Toward its goal of reducing carbon emissions from its operations by 33% by 2030 and being a completely carbon-neutral mining company by 2050, Teck Resources Ltd. has entered into an agreement with... — Updated 2/1/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
GoldSpot Discoveries AI artificial intelligence Nevada Aura Western Exploration

GoldSpot breaks into Nevada mining fields

GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. Jan. 31 announced it has been engaged by Western Exploration Inc. to apply its proprietary machine learning and geoscience expertise at the Aura gold-silver project in... — Updated 2/1/2022


Exyn delivers 3D models in living color

Imagine a future where a geologist could slip on a virtual reality headset and descend into a full-color, highly accurate 3D model of a mine abandoned decades earlier and much too unstable to... — Updated 1/25/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Ericsson HERE Technologies 5G mapping Industry 4.0 partner ecosystem network

Ericsson mine mapping partner is HERE

Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson, one of the first and leading providers of 5G, and HERE Technologies, a leading location data and technology platform,... — Updated 1/18/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
MIT Massachusetts Institute Technology REE separation rare earth elements method

MIT creates groundbreaking REE separation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have devised a unique method to help curb the looming shortages of critical minerals and metals by making it easier to separate them from ore and... — Updated 1/11/2022

RapidSX Alaska SMC Nechalacho rare earth elements separation facility REE Ucore

Ucore advances RapidSX rare earths tech

In another step toward Ucore Rare Metals Inc.'s goal of producing the first separated rare earth elements at its planned Strategic Metals Complex in Alaska in about two years, a third party has ca... — Updated 1/11/2022

Rio Tinto Australia Wabtec electric train FLXdrive battery locomotive Pilbara

Electric trains to haul Rio Tinto iron

Taking a large step toward its goal of halving the carbon emissions at its iron mines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia by 2030, Rio Tinto has placed an order with Wabtec Corp. for four... — Updated 1/11/2022

Pilbara iron mining bulk tonnage autonomous haulage convoy

Autonomous convoys to deliver WA iron ore

The economics of mining bulk tonnage commodities such as iron ore often hinge upon the ability to economically deliver millions of tons of product per year to global markets. Typically, trains... — Updated 12/21/2021

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
University of Sydney Wifi wireless technology underground mining long range

Australia reinvents wireless fidelity systems

Researchers at the University of Sydney have been working toward a new method of telecommunications with a safe and cost-effective technology that could be a wireless internet game-changer for con... — Updated 12/21/2021

gold leaching cyanide alternative formula safe environmental

An EnviroMetal alternative to cyanide

In spite of its toxic and corrosive reputation, cyanide has been the go-to chemical for gold recovery since 1890 due to its unmatched ability to dissolve the precious metal into a solution. Or,... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Sandvik acquires mine planning software company for rock solutions

Sandvik adds Deswik software expertise

Multinational engineering company Sandvik AB Dec. 2 signed an agreement to acquire Australia-based Deswik Mining Consultants (Australia) Pty Ltd., a leading software company that will add to... — Updated 12/7/2021

earth mri Canada Digital Technology Supercluster mineral exploration

Canada supergroup developing Earth X-ray

Taking inspiration from the x-ray and MRI technologies that allow medical doctors to see inside the human body, Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster has launched a project aimed at helping... — Updated 11/30/2021

Onyen Corporation Canada Laurie Clark ESG standards regulations junior mining

Onyen honored for ESG reporting solution

Eight short months after unveiling an affordable and easy-to-use environmental, social, and corporate governance reporting solution designed to meet the needs of junior and midsized mining and... — Updated 11/17/2021


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