The equipment maker is currently spending most of its R&D budget in its digital area, which aims to help miners reduce the amount of machinery needed at operations.
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Rough-diamond prices fell 18% in 2015 and some miners, such as Alrosa, believe synthetic gems were partly responsible for it.
The Russian miner, the world's top diamond producer by output, said it has become imperative for the industry to find effective ways to defend the market from illegal substitutions by synthetic gems.
Project addresses one of the biggest challenges faced by the wide-scale adoption of renewable energy — storage.
The main challenge for mining near-Earth celestial bodies is neither technology nor cost, but simply “convincing people it is realistic,” says Dr. Phil Metzger.
Energy and Mines has released the initial results of the first global rankings of renewables use by mining companies identifying the top 21 mining companies using wind and solar to power their operations.
Two companies have partnered to use near field communication (NFC) — best known for enabling mobile payments— for tacking a diamond's history.
The goal is to apply the latest technology available to cut costs and bring additional value out of existing operations.
OSIRIS-REx will collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth, in what it could be a pivotal step for firms currently planning to tap into the space mining business.
Move comes thirteen months after an EPA crew mistake caused millions of gallons of bright orange wastewater to taint rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
The possible plant closure, which could cost around 2,000 jobs, is part of a global restructuring plan announced in September that could see CAT cutting as many as 10,000 jobs globally in the coming years.
A 3D model showing underground landscapes to a depth of 100km of an entire Australian state has been launched.
More than 20,000 tonnes of toxic arsenic trioxide released from the now-shut Giant gold mine wiped out entire populations of algae and invertebrates from lakes nearby, study shows.
Chief Geologist Ross McElroy highlights to investors the merits of owning ‘Canada’s Leading Uranium Project Generator’.
Two years after the mine’s massive tailings pond collapse, the tarnished Golden Triangle environmental and economic fallout continues.
To support the conversion of Chuquicamata, the largest open-pit copper mine in the world, to a large-scale underground mining operation.
The Cerrejón mine is one of the world’s largest open cut coal operations.
Study argues it would be cheap and simple to retrain coal workers for solar jobs.
The mission's goal is to map a target asteroid, looking for deposits of water and other resources with visible and infrared cameras.
CAT said commodity prices remain on the low end and had yet to translate into increased mining activity or higher demand for equipment.
Ferrobamba and Tenova sign a cooperation agreement for the Aymaraes (Peru) iron ore development project
Ferrobamba selects Tenova HYL Micro Module to develop its iron ore deposit and build a 250,000 t/y High Carbon DRI plant in Peru
With 90% of the iron ore in Europe contained within Northern Sweden, it’s not surprising the Luleå University of Technology is a hub of mining and geological expertise.
Red metal production at the copper-uranium mine is expected to hit around 230,000 tonnes by 2021, but there is potential for up to 450,000 tonnes per year.
The University of South Australia has formed a collaborative research funding partnership with Centrex Metals Limited in a bid to use the cutting-edge technology to significantly reduce energy and water usage, and therefore the cost of mineral processing using molten salts.
Dependent on the market and the overall supply and demand of primary industries, paired with socioeconomic and geopolitical factors, some resources and minerals are far more valuable than others.