The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management is launched
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The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management is launched
August 5, 2020

The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (the Standard) launched today, establishes the first global standard on tailings management that can be applied to existing and future tailings facilities, wherever they are and whoever operates them. Strengthening current practices in the mining industry by integrating social, environmental, local economic and technical considerations, the Standard covers[…]

Komatsu’s autonomous haulage system passes three billion tonne mark
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Komatsu’s autonomous haulage system passes three billion tonne mark
July 30, 2020

Marking another industry first for autonomous haulage, mining companies have now hauled more than three billion metric tonnes of materials leveraging Komatsu’s FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS). Working closely with its customers, Komatsu teams developed the first commercially available autonomous haulage system to help mines move material more efficiently. First deployed in 2008 at Codelco’s[…]

RCRMT to look at deployment of Kiruna Wagon system to handle Macarthur Minerals’ magnetite at Port of Esperance
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RCRMT to look at deployment of Kiruna Wagon system to handle Macarthur Minerals’ magnetite at Port of Esperance
July 29, 2020

Macarthur Minerals Ltd continues its progress towards a route to market for its flagship Moonshine magnetite deposits at Lake Giles, targeting a +65% Fe beneficiated magnetite concentrate, with the engagement of RCR Mining Technologies Pty Ltd (RCRMT) to provide a conceptual engineering and design solution for rail transport and unloading infrastructure of magnetite concentrate at[…]

Canada Nickel creates NetZero Metals to being R&D on new operation to produce zero carbon nickel, cobalt and iron
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Canada Nickel creates NetZero Metals to being R&D on new operation to produce zero carbon nickel, cobalt and iron
July 29, 2020

Canada Nickel Company Inc has created a wholly-owned subsidiary, NetZero Metals, to begin the research and development of a processing facility that would be located in the Timmins, Ontario region with the goal of utilising existing technologies to produce zero-carbon nickel, cobalt and iron products. The company has applied for trademarks for the terms NetZero[…]

Vale and Progress Rail developing first 100% electric loco in the Brazilian mining industry
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Vale and Progress Rail developing first 100% electric loco in the Brazilian mining industry
July 28, 2020

Vale, in partnership with Progress Rail – a company of the American group Caterpillar – is developing a new 100% electric, battery-powered switchyard locomotive. In addition to significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions by replacing diesel fuel with sustainable electric energy, the equipment also reduces noise emission, which mitigates its impacts on the communities surrounding Vale[…]