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 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
Cat 793 Electric mining truck towers over more than 50 people posed for a photo.

Cat unveils two electric mining prototypes

Demonstration of Cat 793 Electric mining truck; new mine site of the future to be built at Tucson test site. With executives from some of the world's largest mining companies on hand to witness... — Updated 11/22/2022

 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
A mining truck being pulled up a snowy slope by an overhead trolley.

ABB, Perenti team up to electrify mining

To build team of experts focused on accelerating decarbonization of mining through electrification. Switzerland-based ABB and Australia-based Perenti Group have forged a partnership focused on... — Updated 11/22/2022

 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
Helicopter carrying a large oval antenna over a desert region in Nevada.

Critical Earth MRI scan of Nevada, Oregon

USGS to carry out Earth MRI scan of lithium-rich areas of western states. Building upon its successful scans of the United States for potential sources of minerals critical to everything from... — Updated 11/22/2022

Prospector Portal mining analytics tool on a laptop, smartphone, and tablet.

New Prospector for TMX Datalinx clients

TMX info services division offers AI-powered mining analytics software. Prospecting for investment gems out of more than 2,000 publicly traded mining and mineral exploration companies has gotten a... — Updated 11/15/2022

Red oval showing the radiometric anomaly at Pennington Mountain in Maine.

Rare Earth MRI discovery in Maine

A recent rare earth elements discovery in the far northern reaches of Maine demonstrates the value of the U.S. Geological Survey's Earth Mapping Resources Initiative, or Earth MRI, an aptly named... — Updated 11/15/2022

An automated battery electric loader being tested in an underground mine.

Sandvik is adding industrial math power

Polymathian will bolster Sandvik's automated and battery-electric mining solutions. In yet another move to bolster its digital mining technologies division, Sandvik has cut a deal to acquire... — Updated 11/15/2022

Boston Dynamics Spot robot fitted with ExynAI, Trimble X7 3D scanning system.

Spot the autonomous robot surveyor dog

Boston Dynamics' Spot fitted with Exyn autonomy and Trimble 3D scanning tech. Upgraded with the powerful autonomy offered by Exyn Technologies and Trimble's advanced 3D scanning system, Boston... — Updated 11/9/2022

Concept of NASA’s Psyche spacecraft approaching the metal-rich asteroid.

NASA is psyched about asteroid mission

 — Updated 11/8/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
A mineshaft being outlined with a digital rendering.

Ericsson and Becker partner on mining 5G

Seeking to unearth the future of smart mining, Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has partnered with Becker Mining Systems AG to distribute private 5G networks at global operations. According to a... — Updated 11/1/2022

Industrial buildings at Rio Tinto’s Fer et Titane smelter in Canada.

Critical minerals titans join forces

Rio Tinto, Ottawa to invest C$737M in lowering GHG emissions, upping critical minerals output in Quebec. Mining giant Rio Tinto and the Canadian government have committed to investing up to C$737... — Updated 11/1/2022

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

US critical and essential mineral source

Elk Creek demo plant recovers magnesium-calcium carbonate with 99% purity. As an initial step toward the ultimate goal of producing niobium, rare earths, scandium, and titanium at a future Elk Cre... — Updated 10/25/2022

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 10/18/2022

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 10/18/2022

A Cat loader dumps iron ore into a Scania autonomous mining truck.

Will autonomous trucks shrink mines?

Rio Tinto, Scania are reimagining mining with more agile and efficient self-driving truck. Will the automation and electrification of mining trucks shrink the size of equipment used to dig up and... — Updated 10/18/2022

Columns of liquids used to separate mixed rare earths into individual elements.

Ucore's Alaska 2023 is now Louisiana 2024

Plans to build first rare earths plant In the Gulf Coast state by 2024. With $10 million in economic incentives and quicker permitting of already established industrial sites on the Gulf of... — Updated 10/18/2022

A box of drill core ready to be analyzed by a Corescan machine.

Epiroc to buy core logging firm Geoscan

Adding to the rapidly expanding line of mineral exploration and mining products, technologies, and services, Epiroc has cut a deal to acquire Geoscan Pty Ltd, an Australian company that provides d... — Updated 10/11/2022

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

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

 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


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