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De Beers, Namibia to spend $468m on world’s first custom-built diamond searching ship

The new vessel is expected to add about 500,000 carat a year of production capacity to Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between De Beers and the African nation's government.

Boart Longyear drills deepest hole in Ghana

The company's drilling crew has drilled a hole 2083.4 meters (6,835 feet) deep.

MacLean offers VR training for bolter operators

MacLean Engineering showcased its newest technology development at this year’s CIM Convention in Montreal.

FLSmidth launches FerroCer 22 lighter weight impact wear panels

The unique matrix design of the panel construction combines the strength and malleability of steel with the superior abrasion resistance of ceramics.

Hitachi releases versatile new EX1200-7

The excavator, which is available in North and South America, is the third machine in Hitachi’s new EX-7 series lineup.

Stantec’s environmental services team obtains approved mining environmental assessment

This is the third provincial mining EA approved in Ontario’s history.

Rio Tinto and Caterpillar to build intelligent mine in Western Australia

Once completed, the mine will have an annual capacity of 43 million tonnes, underpinning output of the Pilbara Blend, Rio Tinto’s flagship iron ore product.

Metso sells two of its new truck bodies to Boliden’s Aitik mine

Boliden has been using Metso’s rubber truck bed lining on half of their haul trucks for several years.

INFOGRAPHIC: Smart solutions for smart mines

With Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data, the modern mine is digitally connected and operations are optimized in all aspects.

Hitachi releases versatile new EX1200-7 excavator

The excavator, which is available in North and South America, is the third machine in Hitachi’s new EX-7 series lineup.

Sandvik acquires digital mining technology company Newtrax

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter 2019.

Rio Tinto chooses FLSmidth for major new mining project

Rio Tinto has chosen FLSmidth to supply key minerals handling equipment for the company's Koodaideri mine in Western Australia.

Mining gear maker Epiroc expects demand to stay at current level

The Swedish mining equipment maker reported quarterly order intake just below analysts forecasts on Tuesday.

Caterpillar quarterly earnings beat as mining business perks up

The mining and construction-equipment maker also boosted its per-share profit forecast for the year.

Top miners back autonomous systems guidelines

The document divides operations into six levels, from zero (entirely manual) to five (fully autonomous), and assists in the preparation of a business case for autonomous mining, depending on level and needs.

6th Wave, CyPlus sign representation deal for gold extraction nanotechnology

CyPlus will represent 6th Wave in Mexico, Europe, Turkey and Egypt.

Komatsu creates autonomous haulage centre of excellence

Komatsu announces the launch of its global center of excellence for autonomous haulage systems (AHS).

Sandvik kicks off Nordic industrial earnings season with order beat

Sandvik's metal-cutting tools are seen as a good indicator of industrial demand.

Updated Terex TA300 makes debut at bauma

The company’s two articulated haulers – the TA300 and TA400 – deliver low total cost of ownership and high productivity.

Caterpillar to use R1700 underground loader as its first battery electric LHD

The design of the new battery electric Cat R1700 XE will use advanced technology for lithium-ion batteries and fast, onboard charging to advance safety and promote high production.

FLSmidth launches new generation of digitally enhanced, small-size Raptor cone crushers

The new Raptor cone crusher models are built and designed to function efficiently while reducing operational and wear costs.

Hitachi’s vision for autonomous mining to be unveiled by Wenco

Wenco, a subsidiary of Hitachi, will unveil Hitachi’s new global vision for autonomous mining systems at the CIM 2019 convention.

Epiroc completes acquisition of New Concept Mining

New Concept Mining is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has facilities also in Peru, Zambia and Canada.

First bikes, then cars, now diggers as batteries' reach spreads

Komatsu’s “zero-emission” electric digger mirrors a push by global automakers to produce vehicles that meet stricter emissions standards.

New tailgate for dump trucks offers 100% positive seal

Illinois-based Philippi-Hagenbuch says the tailgate is particularly useful in places where environmental regulations or local laws make even slight spillage undesirable.