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By Shane Lasley
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Miners get connected, fly into 2020

Wireless networks, drones are top mining tech investments Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – January 15, 2020

 

Last updated 7/1/2022 at 12:09pm

High speed wireless networks in mines autonomous mining equipment

Christian Sprogoe Photography; Courtesy of Rio Tinto

Each of the more than 4,000 haul trucks in Rio Tinto mines have 45 electronic tags sending data every few seconds, providing more than 30 million geo-positions every day.

When it comes to emerging mining technologies, high-speed wireless networks and drones are the top investment choices of companies seeking to discover new deposits and mine them more efficiently.

A recent survey by GlobalData, a London, England-based analytics and research firm, found that 61 percent of mine sites around the globe have already made significant investments in fully implemented m...



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