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Cat, ioneer build autonomous partnership

Rhyolite Ridge to be first new US mine with autonomous fleet Metal Tech News – February 17, 2021

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:06pm

Caterpillar ioneer autonomous truck mining Rhyolite Ridge Nevada MineStar

Caterpillar Inc.

Operations at ioneer's Rhyolite Ridge lithium-boron mine in Nevada are scheduled to begin in 2023 with a fleet of Cat 785 Next Gen autonomous mining trucks.

Australia-based ioneer Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with Caterpillar Inc. to further pursue the use of a fleet of Cat autonomous trucks at the future mine at ioneer's Rhyolite Ridge lithium-boron project in Nevada.

Ioneer and Caterpillar recently completed a joint study to explore the benefits of early adoption of the Cat Command autonomous haulage system at Rhyolite Ridge.

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