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Autonomous trucks to haul Newmont gold

Aussie open pit gold mine to be first with self-driving fleet Metal Tech News Weekly Edition – February 26, 2020

 

Last updated 7/2/2022 at 9:14am

Cat autonomous self driving mining equipment haul trucks at Newmont gold Mine

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A Cat 793 autonomous truck at Caterpillar's demonstration center in Arizona. A fleet of these trucks will be operational at Newmont's Boddington mine in 2021, the world's first autonomous haulage system in an open pit gold mine.

Newmont Corp. Feb. 19 announced plans for the world's first open-pit gold mine with an entire fleet of autonomous haul trucks.

The company's board of directors unanimously approved investment into this autonomous haulage system at Boddington, a mine in western Australia that produced more than 700,000 ounces of gold and byproduct copper last year.

Total net investment in Boddington's autonomous...



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