MINING RESEARCH Mining News

Minmetals could restart Avebury nickel mine

The Chinese firm is conducting a review that could lead it to restart the Australian mine it shut because of the financial crisis.

CRCMining awarded A$2.2 million grant from ACARP

CRCMining, an Australian research centre, has been awarded a total of A$2.2 million in grants from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP). The company’s Vice President for Mining Research, Professor Paul Lever said the funding will assist six new and continuing research projects. The grants cover a wide range of projects; including continuing research [...]

New research cluster gathers great minds

By: Nick Stewart Armed with the common goal of pushing the innovation envelope, four of the leading research companies have officially come together under one Sudbury roof for the first time. Located on the fourth […]

GPS for underground operations – great potential for controlling block caves, saving trapped miners and machine automation

Today (June 10) at the MassMin conference in Lulea, Sweden, Greg Baiden of Laurentian University, Canada (also Chief Technology Officer of Penguin Automated Systems) presented on a newly developed Underground Positioning System (UPS). The UPS […]

GPS for underground operations – great potential for controlling block caves, saving trapped miners and machine automation

Today at the MassMin conference in Lulea, Sweden, Greg Baiden of Laurentian University, Canada (also Chief Technology Officer of Penguin Automated Systems) presented on a newly developed Underground Positioning System (UPS). The UPS has a […]

Leaked environmental report pre-empts longwall changes

A LEAKED draft report into the environmental impacts of coal mining in New South Wales has environmentalists up in arms, but for coal operators it gives an interesting insight on what is in store for […]

RBC Capital Markets forecasts positive diamond fundamentals despite credit crunch

RBC Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada, has published a research report that concludes that despite the worsening global economic climate, the fundamentals for diamonds remain positive. Des Kilalea, Analyst, Global Mining Research at RBC Capital Markets commented: “While the world economy lumbers through one of its worst [...]