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Canadian space mining developer inks deal with US-based Moon Express

The companies will focus on mining exploration on the lunar surface and expect to pre-test later stage activities, such as excavation and infrastructure buildup.

De Beers steps up hunt for fake diamonds with new detector

The world’s top diamond producer by value has led industry efforts to both verify the authenticity of diamonds and ensure they are not from conflict zones where gems may be used to finance violence.

Luxembourg’s mining-focused Space Agency ready to lift off

Unlike US space agency NASA, Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) will not carry out research or launches. Its purpose is to boost exploration, mining and commercial utilization of resources extracted from near earth objects.

Caterpillar says tariffs will wipe out up to $200M

Demand for mining as well as oil and gas equipment is so strong that the company said it was taking orders for delivery well into 2019.

Rio Tinto’s ‘world’s largest robot’ delivers first iron ore load

The autonomous train, consisting of three locomotives and carrying around 28,000 tonnes of iron ore, travelled from Tom Price mine to the port of Cape Lambert

Gold mining the least polluting in the metals sector — WGC

It depends on how you measure it.

Here’s what miners are getting wrong when it comes to digital transformation

While the global mining industry is quickly becoming more digitally mature, that transformation continues to focus on productivity and profitability, rather than on much needed innovation, a new study shows.

Rio Tinto to double number of autonomous drills at Pilbara mines

Driverless trucks at the same iron ore operations already haul over a quarter of both ore and waste material.

Caterpillar results prove global economy in good shape

The machinery manufacturer logged earnings of $2.82 per share on revenue of $12.9 billion, surpassing expectations.

Sibanye-Stillwater partners with Wits to create the 'mine of the future'

In partnership with the Wits Mining Institute (WMI) at the University of the Witwatersrand, the company launched the Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory (DigiMine).

Liebherr to invest $45 million expanding footprint in US mining sector

Company is growing its Virginia facility, which will cover over 251,000 square feet once completed.

Rio Tinto speeds up driverless fleet expansion in Australia

Fifteen autonomous trucks will be introduced to West Angelas iron ore mine, in the Pilbara region.

Gekko supplies technology for Native Copper Gravity Circuit

New Afton’s new gravity circuit addition will consist of Gekko's largest InLine Pressure Jig (IPJ) unit - the IPJ3500 – as well as an IPJ2400 and its proven Mag-Screen technology. It will be installed in the existing ball milling circuit.

Rio Tinto autonomous trucks now hauling a quarter of Pilbara material

The miner's autonomous haulage system (AHS) fleet has already moved over one billion tonnes of ore and waste material within the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Caterpillar beats estimates again, delivers bullish outlook for 2018

The world's largest mining and construction equipment maker beat market expectations for fourth quarter earnings and said its sales growth momentum is expected to continue in 2018.

Planetary Resources a step closer to mining asteroids with spacecraft launch

Data obtained from the Arkyd-6 will be use in the development of the Arkyd-301, Planetary Resources next spacecraft platform and the beginning of its space resource exploration program.

These five technologies will shake up the mining industry in 2018

In the last few years of companies being forced into more cost-saving and efficiency measures have naturally bred innovation.

Luxembourg, Japan team up to explore and mine space resources

The five-year cooperation agreement covers the exchange of information and expertise on the exploration and mining of out-of-earth resources.

Canada’s Goldcorp challenges you to disrupt mining

Miner is calling companies and individuals to participate in #DisruptMining, a challenge aimed at accelerating the pace of innovation in the sector by thinking differently and seeking cross-sector collaboration.

BHP tightens belt, targets $1.6bn in cost-cutting at Australian operations

The world’s No.1 miner is targeting as much as $1.6 billion in productivity gains at its iron ore, copper and coal units in the country over the next two years.

Report calls for open standard for 3D applications in mining industry

Many job functions including surveyors, geologists, mine engineers, and managers, need to be able to move from one 3D data application to another with consistency and relative ease in order to manipulate 3D projects while collaborating with clients and colleagues.

UN urges miners to better regulations needed to prevent disasters

According to the UN Environment Program's latest report, most of the 40 significant mine waste accidents in the past decade have involved dams or other storage areas that failed.

Planetary Resources readies asteroid mining technology for Dec. launch

The Arkyd-6 spacecraft includes core technology that will be used in the company’s asteroid exploration program.

BHP needs 120 new workers at its Olympic Dam in Australia

The mining giant will add those jobs during the next 12 months.

Liebherr to expand presence in America’s mining sector

The equipment maker has a very strong presence in Europe, Australia and Africa, but says in North and South America there's plenty of room for improvement.