In a bid to contribute to the much-needed skills development and work experience of disabled people, Atlas Copco South Africa partnered with the Skills Development Corporation (SDC) 12 months ago on 4 April 2017.
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New research centre has been established to help reduce the cost of mineral exploration in Australia in order to boost output.
The team placed in every competition category - mucking and surveying, hand steel and jackleg, swede saw and gold panning.
In order to remain competitive and to achieve growth, engineers at firms in South Africa’s engineering, mining and manufacturing sectors need to recognise the role that emotional intelligence plays in business growth and career development. This says leading management systems and assessment tool provider, Thomas International.
German researchers say cobalt-free battery technologies — including post-lithium technologies based on non-critical elements — are the best way to avoid supply issues in the long term.
It is the second time the world-famous mining school has hosted the illustrious event, having previously welcomed some of the world’s best and brightest mining students to Cornwall in 2012. It also sees the games return to the mining landscape where many of the techniques on show were developed.
Using a 3-D layer of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), or silicone, reduces dendrite growth, which makes batteries safer and longer-lasting.
These new programs, which will provide opportunities for both new and existing workers, were developed based on feedback from NORCAT’s global mining partners that identified the need to provide workers with the skills and confidence to implement, operate, and manage emerging technologies that are being adopted by and transforming the global mining industry.
US researchers have found that female mice exposed to mixtures of chemicals used in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) operations during prenatal development had abnormal mammary glands in adulthood. Some even developed pre-cancerous mammary lesions.
The event is a hackathon with a twist, as startups will pitch their mining technologies to senior level executives from Komatsu Japan, USA, and Australia, and then work closely with Komatsu mentors to prototype their model with the multinational manufacturing giant.
A ground-breaking innovation to monitor haul road conditions has been demonstrated by researchers to have the potential to revolutionize the mining industry.
This decision by the Mining Engineering and Management Department will increase research opportunities and funding, and develop critical collaborations.
In the last few years of companies being forced into more cost-saving and efficiency measures have naturally bred innovation.
Research also charts rapid growth of China’s copper use.
The mining industry needs to ramp up productivity. The solution lies in adopting lean and design thinking approaches, following key several principles.
Canadian start-up EnviroLeach has created a new environment-friendly chemical process with the potential to transform precious metal extraction in the mining and electronic waste (e-waste) sectors.
Researchers estimate that roughly 43 kg of gold — worth about $1.8 million at current prices — and 3,000 kg of silver (worth nearly $1.7 million) were flushed away last year.
The Mining ROCKS! contest, now in its fourth year, hopes to inspire children to learn about the industry, get creative and win big.
Initiative is part of South Australia’s government strategy that aims to triple the state's copper production to one-million tonnes a year by 2030.
Agreement solidifies company’s “miners of tomorrow” vision.
It's the first time the event has been reproduced in a lab environment similar to the one within Neptune and Uranus.
De Beers partners with Stanford Graduate School of Business to empower youth and entrepreneurs in southern Africa
De Beers Group today announced a US$3 million investment in a three-year partnership with Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) to empower young, aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Lithium needed for rechargeable batteries used in high tech devices and electric cars might soon be extracted from calderas surrounding dormant supervolcanoes.
Chalkstone was born out of counter-insurgency tactics used by troops in Afghanistan, but its unique methodology is now being used by miners, which can map-out power structures and counter the potentially crippling risk of strikes and political opposition.
The diamond giant said customers began buying rough diamond earlier than usual so they can complete their polishing before Diwali begins.