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Lunar Outpost MAPP NASA Artemis Phil McAlister Mike Gold Space mining

The priceless precedent of a $1 Moon rock

Lunar Outpost has agreed to fly up to the Moon, grab a sample and sell the lunar rocks to NASA for $1. The Golden, Colorado-based company receives 10 cents of its prize upon award of the... — Updated 12/9/2020 Full story

 
Newmont Corp. Dingo Paul Higgins Trakka Jason Hill predictive maintenance AI

Newmont expands predictive maintenance

Newmont Corp., the world's largest gold mining company, has forged a partnership with Dingo, the global leader in predictive maintenance, to ensure the optimal health of Newmont's fleet of heavy e... — Updated 12/8/2020 Full story

 
Minimoon University of Hawaii Vera C. Rubin Observatory Kacper Wierzchos

Asteroid mining labs are circling Earth

Natural "minimoons" that temporarily orbit Earth may be interesting targets for both scientific study and to practice asteroid mining techniques. While Earth is orbited by thousands of artificial... — Updated 12/1/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
ISS microbes REE biomining NASA BioRock UK Center for Astrobiology

Microbes mine metals, make soil on ISS

Drifting some 250 miles above the Earth, researchers aboard the International Space Station have enlisted the help from some of the smallest miners in the universe, microbes. These off-world... — Updated 11/24/2020 Full story

 
Autonomous mining Block caving Newcrest Ltd. Australia Aaron Brannigan

Autonomy makes block cave mining safer

Newcrest Mining Ltd.'s Cadia East gold-copper-molybdenum mine in Australia is a bit safer with the integration of a remote operated MacLean water cannon into the fleet of automated equipment... — Updated 11/24/2020 Full story

 
Jonatan Julian Seamus O'Regan Nouveau Monde Graphite Blockchain battery metals

Quebec invests in battery metals tracing

Quebec has put in motion a plan to establish itself as a leader in the global transition to a green economy – by both lowering the eastern Canadian province's carbon footprint through the... — Updated 11/24/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Exyn autonomous aerial robots for mapping lidar data collection compilation

Exyn unveils next gen drone technology

Exyn Technologies launches the newest drone in its lineup of aerial robots, the ExynAero, along with ExynPak, a new portable format that allows users to take advantage of the drone's mapping and o... — Updated 11/24/2020 Full story

 
Enviroleach Technologies Inc. Duane Nelson Ish Grewal environmental recycling

EnviroLeach recovers e-waste tin, copper

EnviroLeach Technologies Inc. has taken additional steps toward its goal of developing an environmentally friendly process for recovering the roughly US$4,000 of gold, copper, tin, palladium, and... — Updated 11/18/2020 Full story

 
Heavy duty electric mining haul truck lithium ion battery graphite

Ottawa, Quebec invest in mining EV tech

Ottawa and the Quebec provincial government are contributing nearly C$3.6 million to support Propulsion Québec's efforts to advance electric haul trucks, battery technology, and fast charging... — Updated 11/5/2020 Full story

 
Shaw Business Nokia 5G ready LTE Network Teck Resources smart mine

5G-ready network installed at Teck mine

Shaw, a leading Canadian telecommunications company, and Nokia have deployed Western Canada's first-ever industrial-grade private LTE network at Teck Resources Ltd.'s Elkview steelmaking coal... — Updated 11/3/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
South Dakota mining engineering school CAT Labs MineStar

Cat sponsors SD mining school initiatives

Caterpillar Inc. is sponsoring a partnership with South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to explore new technologies aimed at promoting a new paradigm of environmentally sound mining.... — Updated 11/3/2020 Full story

 
In situ gold recovery with Enviroleach formula Nevada New Mexico

Group 11 nabs in-place mining properties

Group 11 Technologies Inc. has acquired four overlooked precious metals projects in Nevada and New Mexico for initial testing of its proprietary technology for recovering gold, silver and other... — Updated 10/27/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Artificial Intelligence AI mineral exploration drill core log photo analysis

Core photos new focus for AI exploration

GoldSpot Discoveries Corp., already known for using machine learning to assist mineral exploration companies, has added new core imaging technology that explorers can use in determining viable... — Updated 10/27/2020 Full story

 
Autonomous battery electric underground loader technologies

Sandvik joins sustainable mining group

Sandvik has added its name to a group of Swedish mining, equipment, and technology companies working together to create the digitized, autonomous, and carbon dioxide-free mine of the 21st... — Updated 10/20/2020 Full story

 
Sandvik Innovation in Mining Virtual Event autonomous mine technology

Sandvik reimagines the underground mine

From electric loaders with self-swapping battery packs to complete autonomous mining systems, Sandvik is reimagining the future of underground mining. The Sweden-based leader in underground... — Updated 10/13/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Artificial Intelligence AI mineral exploration Keno Hill Silver Yukon

GoldSpot AI explores Yukon's Keno Hill

Metallic Minerals Corp. is applying GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.'s proprietary machine learning technology and geoscience expertise to help refine drill targets at its Keno Silver project in... — Updated 10/13/2020 Full story

 
Teck miner at solar power generating facility Chilean mine

Teck transitions to renewables in Chile

Taking a big step on its path to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, Canadian miner Teck Resources Ltd. has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with The AES Corp., a global power compan... — Updated 10/6/2020 Full story

 
Rare earth elements dysprosium neodymium terbium europium

Extracting REEs from Pennsylvania coal

Best known for its contribution to advancing the Round Top rare earths and critical minerals mine project, Texas Mineral Resources Corp. is now leading a group targeting the development of a... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
Microsoft offers ditgital solutions to South Africa mining sector

Microsoft reimagines South Africa mining

Microsoft believes technologies hold the key to a thriving global mining industry and is showcasing how its digital solutions can transform this crucial sector of the South Africa economy. "Mining... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
European Institute of Innovation and Technology Minecraft geology mod

Learn geology in Minecraft with BetterGeo

Europe takes a different approach to education by developing a video game modification for one of the world's most popular games, Minecraft. With an increasing population requiring larger... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 
Deep Space asteroid mining University of Adelaide flow mineral process

Space miners may need to go with the flow

It is no secret that over the last couple of decades, mining in Australia has increased to the point that it is a world-class provider of resources and the technologies to extract them. Fields onc... — Updated 9/22/2020 Full story

 
Prospector Portal artificial intelligence digital mineral exploration investment

Minerva maps coming to Prospector Portal

Two companies at the forefront of applying artificial intelligence to the mining and mineral exploration sectors are teaming up to provide investors and researchers powerful and user-friendly... — Updated 9/22/2020 Full story

 
Moon mineral exploration astronauts rock hammers lunar rover

Precedent setting moon sampling mission

NASA wants to buy Moon rocks from a private space miner able to fly up and grab an up to 1.1-pound lunar sample and deliver it to the space agency by 2024. The space administration is not... — Updated 9/17/2020 Full story

 
ControlMaster G dash remote autonomous mine equipment display

Evolution of autonomous gold mining fleet

RCT, an Australia-based autonomous solutions specialist that delivers products and support to clients in 71 countries around the globe, said it has successfully commissioned the underground... — Updated 9/9/2020 Full story

 
Environmental friendly gold leach extraction formula technology

Group 11 intends to disrupt gold mining

Group 11 Technologies Inc., a US-based company developing a means of dissolving metals while they are still underground and pumping the metal-rich solution to the surface, has officially been... — Updated 9/1/2020 Full story

 

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