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[…]

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[…]

SPX FLOW’s UTG and the art of mixing in challenging mineral processing environments
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SPX FLOW’s UTG and the art of mixing in challenging mineral processing environments
May 4, 2021

Finland and Germany-based UTG Mixing Group’s expertise has been felt across the mining value chain, with a wide range of system solutions for atmospheric leaching reactors, pressurised autoclaves, concentration basins, ore preparation containers and slurry storage tanks. Acquired by SPX FLOW in 2021, UTG complements the group’s global portfolio of mixing and blending solutions, which[…]

Osisko Development achieving hard rock cutting results with Sandvik MT720 roadheader plus more positive ore sorting testwork
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Osisko Development achieving hard rock cutting results with Sandvik MT720 roadheader plus more positive ore sorting testwork
May 3, 2021

Back in January, Canadian gold mining junior Osisko Development Corp with its flagship Cariboo Gold Project, located near Wells, central British Columbia, announced that a new Sandvik MT720 continuous miner (roadheader) had been delivered to the Cariboo site. The company is using the technology for drift development at the existing Bonanza Ledge Phase II mine[…]