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Technological advancements improve health and safety

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     17th May 2019 Global advancements in mine automation, remote monitoring, control technologies and improvements to equipment operator interfaces have created many new opportunities for mining companies to improve their health and safety while increasing productivity, says training and workforce development... 

Mining industry supports AIMEX as visitor registrations officially launch

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2019 The Australia Federal Election campaign has so far seen all sides of politics weighing in on where they see the future of mining heading in this country. As that takes place, the industry itself is gearing up for what will be one of the most important events of a decade when Australia's largest... 

Rio Tinto to buy autonomous mining truck fleet from Caterpillar

By: Reuters     7th May 2019 Rio Tinto has agreed to buy a fleet of autonomous trucks and other mining equipment from Caterpillar for its new Koodaideri iron ore mine in Western Australia, it said on Tuesday. Caterpillar will supply a fleet of 20 autonomous 793F trucks as well as four autonomous blast drills for the mine,... 

Future of Mining EMEA arrives in London with the focus on technology, development and sustainability

30th April 2019 The Future of Mining EMEA conference takes place at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London from 26-27 June with a strategic focused commercial and operational agenda connecting the industry across Europe, Middle East and Africa.   Speakers delivering on these topic areas include Daria Goncharova,... 

Resolute's costs fall in March quarter

By: Esmarie Iannucci     30th April 2019 Gold miner Resolute Mining has reported a near quarter drop in all-in sustaining costs for the period ending March, on the back of a record quarter at its Syama operation, in Mali. The ASX-listed miner previously reported 98 105 oz of production for the three months to March, with the Syama... 

Consulting could play an increasingly important role in SA

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     26th April 2019 While the local mining industry is shrinking, this is not necessarily the case for the mining consulting industry, as the role of mining consulting firms has evolved in response to changes in the industry, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting partner and principal consultant... 

Solutions provider tailoring its product offering for South African market

By: Mamaili Mamaila     26th April 2019 Solutions provider Buraaq Mining Services is working towards rebuilding mining equipment and to specifically tailor its product offering for the South African market. 

Construction at Turquoise Ridge mine progresses

19th April 2019 Construction of a third shaft at mining company Barrick Gold’s underground mine Turquoise Ridge in Nevada, in the US, continues to advance according to schedule and within budget, the miner noted in its financial report, released in February. Efforts for this year will focus on shaft sinking and... 

Secondary mine ventilation system cutting costs

5th April 2019 Australian base water evaporator and ventilation solution provider Minetek has made available its patented secondary mine ventilation system, based on a high output axial fan system. The new technological solution, engineered and manufactured in Australia, categorically offers power savings and... 

Changing face of mining under spotlight at Montreal gathering

4th April 2019 This year’s Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) convention, to be held in Montreal, Quebec, will connect over 5 000 delegates from Canada and around the world to the letter ‘I’ with its focus on ‘intelligence, information, innovation and influence’. Taking place at the... 

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