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MICA funds for Sudbury mining innovators

$2.1M awarded to three companies advancing tech for more sustainable, productive mining The Greater Sudbury region of Ontario is so enriched with deposits containing nickel and other metals needed for the... — Updated 8/29/2023 Full story

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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 of the... — Updated 6/8/2023 Full story

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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 Show (CES)... — Updated 6/8/2023 Full story

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BHP invests in new rock-crushing tech

I-ROX tech utilizes micro electrical bursts to pulverize at lower costs and less energy than traditional milling. Could microbursts of electricity be used to discover hidden mineral deposits, drill down... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

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Graphite One leverages national lab tech

PNNL to verify G1 Graphite material for EV batteries; Sandia to explore innovative green tech to extract critical minerals. Toward its goal of establishing an all-American supply chain for the graphite... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

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Mining trio seeks new ideas for tailings

OZ Minerals, Rio Tinto and Boliden launch initiative that encourages entrepreneurs to reimagine mining and mine tailings. Setting aside professional rivalries for the greater good, OZ Minerals, Boliden,... — Updated 12/13/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
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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 extended their... — Updated 7/12/2022

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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 big... — Updated 7/10/2022

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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, methods, and... — Updated 7/10/2022

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Prospector links investors to TMX miners

A collaboration between Prospector, an emerging company that is elevating mining sector investment into the digital age, and TMX Datalinx, the information services division of TMX Group, will offer... — Updated 7/10/2022

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Shell, IBM launch smart mining platform

Shell and IBM have joined forces to create Oren, a global business-to-business digital mining services marketplace platform aimed at helping companies find solutions related to mine safety,... — Updated 7/10/2022

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COVID offers time to enable Smart Mining

Axora, a new cross-industry innovation hub providing a global marketplace of digital solutions, has launched an online resource center aimed at helping mining companies rebound from and thrive after the CO... — Updated 7/10/2022

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Mining investment moves into digital age

A global mining expert and entrepreneur has teamed up with a Boston-based tech firm that specializes in using machine learning to optimize market research to create Prospector, a new company and online pla... — Updated 7/2/2022

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Australia invests $27M in mining technology

Australia, which already sits at the cutting edge of mining innovation, is investing heavily into ensuring Aussie miners remain on the cusp of emerging technologies that make the sector more efficient,... — Updated 7/1/2022

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Hitachi restructures for American mining

With its sights set on supporting North and South America's mining sectors with a growing line of equipment and technological innovations, Hitachi has broken ties with John Deere and launched Hitachi... — Updated 3/15/2022 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
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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 & Nut is... — Updated 2/8/2022 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 is a cri... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
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Kaltech brings high-tech to mill relining

The world's foremost mill relining company, Kaltech International, has reinvented the painstaking yet necessary task of mill relining with innovations that lessen downtime, improve safety and increase... — Updated 6/27/2020 Full story


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