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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 1/20/2022 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 
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 1/18/2022 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
 By Shane Lasley    Mining Tech 

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 1/14/2022 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
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 12/7/2021 Full story

 
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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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
Chrysos PhotoAssay New Found Gold Newfoundland Queensway Australia CSIRO

New Found turns to PhotonAssay tech

Looking for speedier and more accurate assays from drilling at its Queensway gold project in Newfoundland, New Found Gold Corp. is shipping its samples to Australia for analysis with Chrysos... — Updated 11/23/2021 Full story

 
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 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Teck Resources Copper Mark UN Sustainable Development Goals responsible

Teck commits to Copper Mark for its mines

Teck Resources Ltd. has committed to Copper Mark, a voluntary assurance framework to promote responsible production practices and demonstrate the industry's commitment to the United Nations... — Updated 11/16/2021 Full story

 
Pretium Resources Brucejack Golden Marmot Triangle Canada GoldSpot Discoveries

Pretium leverages AI to drill bonanza gold

Artificial intelligence and machine learning have provided Pretium Resources Inc. with a cutting-edge in discovering new high-grade gold deposits that could extend the life of its Brucejack Mine... — Updated 11/9/2021 Full story

 
ABB Epiroc Boliden electrification Kristineberg MT42 truck eMine Trolley System

Swedish firms advance mine electrification

In another move to attain its vision of being the most climate-friendly and respected metals supplier on the planet, Boliden has teamed up with global technology company ABB and mining equipment m... — Updated 11/2/2021 Full story

 
Boliden Komatsu autonomous equipment FrontRunner haulage system Aitik mine

Boliden to automate copper mine trucks

Looking to get the most out of its 53-year-old Aitik copper-gold-silver mine, European mining giant Boliden has ordered Komatsu's FrontRunner autonomous haulage system for 11 ultra-class 930E-5... — Updated 11/2/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Proterra Komatsu electification battery-electric heavy equipment zero-emissions

Proterra batteries for Komatsu equipment

Global construction and mining equipment powerhouse Komatsu Ltd. has forged a partnership with Proterra Inc., a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, to electrify... — Updated 11/2/2021 Full story

 
Nouveau Monde Graphite ESG environmental social governance standards

Nouveau Monde details Zero Harm strategy

"Battery minerals cannot power a sustainable energy revolution unless their extraction and value-added transformation are done on a 'Zero-Harm' basis." –Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. Chairman... — Updated 10/19/2021 Full story

 
Exyn Technologies Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions robotics mining autonomous

Charting new mining robotics territory

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, a Swedish company at the vanguard of mining automation and digital mining solutions, and Exyn Technologies Inc., an award-winning pioneer of aerial drones... — Updated 10/5/2021 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Blue Star Gold GoldSpot Discoveries Gold'n Futures Mineral Corp. map AI Lithium

GoldSpot in high demand for AI exploration

Blue Star Gold Corp. is among the latest in a rapidly growing list of mineral exploration companies leveraging the machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities offered by GoldSpot... — Updated 9/28/2021 Full story

 
Las Vegas Rio Tinto Caterpillar MINExpo electric equipment Australia Gudai-Darri

Enormous zero-emissions mine truck pact

Rio Tinto and Caterpillar have entered into an agreement to develop and deploy around 35 Cat 793 zero-emissions autonomous haul trucks to Gudai-Darri, an already technically advanced iron ore... — Updated 9/28/2021 Full story

 
Gahcho Kue Northwest Territories Canada Boston Dynamics Spot diamond mine

Spot is fetching data at Gahcho Kué Mine

Many workers at the Gahcho Kué diamond mine in Canada's Northwest Territories would have never imagined that they would be working alongside a robot dog. Yet, the distinctive steady rhythm produc... — Updated 9/28/2021 Full story

 

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