Antofagasta Minerals’ Minera Centinela advances Integrated Ops Centre with full operation set for end-2022
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Antofagasta Minerals’ Minera Centinela advances Integrated Ops Centre with full operation set for end-2022
May 6, 2021

Construction and implementation of the Integrated Operations Centre (in Spanish Gestión Integrada de Operaciones or GIO) of Antofagasta Minerals’ Minera Centinela copper operation in the city of Antofagasta continues to advance. The project covers the digitisation and remoteisation of the operation and the integration of information systems to enable operation of all processes from a[…]

Eriez boosts flotation technology R&D capabilities with completion of Wager Road facility expansion
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Eriez boosts flotation technology R&D capabilities with completion of Wager Road facility expansion
May 6, 2021

Eriez recently completed a 38,000 square-foot expansion to its Wager Road facility in Erie, Pennsylvania, giving the company more space to provide full-scale testing of its largest equipment utilised in heavy industries and expand global research and development (R&D) activities to support the continuing development of its state-of-the art flotation technologies. According to Eriez, the[…]

Austmine facilitates Charge On Innovation Challenge mining truck electrification initiative with BHP, Rio Tinto & Vale as founding patrons
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Austmine facilitates Charge On Innovation Challenge mining truck electrification initiative with BHP, Rio Tinto & Vale as founding patrons
May 6, 2021

Just two months after the announcement of the Electric Mine Consortium, BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale, three of the world’s biggest resource companies are the founding patrons of a new mining industry haul truck electrification collaboration, the Charge On Innovation Challenge, which is being facilitated by Austmine. It is described as “a global initiative for[…]

Cat autonomous mining trucks pass 3 billion tonnes hauled across 17 mine sites
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Cat autonomous mining trucks pass 3 billion tonnes hauled across 17 mine sites
May 6, 2021

Caterpillar has announced an additional 1 billion tonnes of material hauled by autonomous trucks using Cat® MineStar™ Command for hauling, surpassing the 3 billion tonnes milestone. This achievement is joined by an expansion of the types of commodities hauled autonomously across a growing number of Cat mining truck class sizes, as well as other brands of mining equipment. “Since surpassing[…]

Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in DRC to invest in latest battery electric & fuel cell technologies for underground mobile fleet
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Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in DRC to invest in latest battery electric & fuel cell technologies for underground mobile fleet
May 5, 2021

Robert Friedland, Ivanhoe Mines’ Executive Co-Chair, announced today that Ivanhoe Mines has pledged to achieve net-zero operational greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2) at the industry-leading Kamoa-Kakula Copper Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Friedland made the announcement in advance of his participation in a virtual fireside discussion at the 2021 Goldman Sachs[…]

Researchers target a more sustainable mining future with electrokinetic in situ leaching (EK-ISL) of metallic ores
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Researchers target a more sustainable mining future with electrokinetic in situ leaching (EK-ISL) of metallic ores
May 5, 2021

A team of international researchers, including Dr Rich Crane from the Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, have developed a new method to extract metals, such as copper, from their parent orebody. The research team which also includes experts from the University of Western Australia, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and[…]

TOMRA Sorting Mining widens its offer with Visual Assist as digitalisation in the mining sector accelerates
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TOMRA Sorting Mining widens its offer with Visual Assist as digitalisation in the mining sector accelerates
May 5, 2021

TOMRA says it is tapping the potential of digitalisation with a constantly expanding offer of digital services to help mining operations improve their efficiency and profitability – most recently with the introduction of the new augmented reality tool for remote assistance, TOMRA Visual Assist. It states: “In a challenging market, mining companies under increasing pressure[…]