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Mining the Moon: Florida company one step closer

Moon Express wants to mine Helium-3 on the Moon.

These two Canadian gold companies challenge you to disrupt mining

Innovators now have have until Jan. 25 to pitch their ideas. The winner will walk away with up to $1 million.

Canada's gold miners to embrace green energy to control costs

Expected increased in the adoption of alternative energy sources by the country's gold sector to be boosted by recently passed regulations, such as the carbon tax.

Canadian oil sands producers could fetch up to $15 more per barrel with this technology

The adoption of a“partial upgrading” technology could bring in hundreds of millions of dollars into Alberta's economy, a new study claims.

EPA says Colorado mine spill equivalent to 4 to 7 days of ongoing acid drainage

In a final report, the agency acknowledges that concentrations of some metals at the Animas river following the spill were higher than historical mine drainage.

Coal-fired power plant in India makes baking soda out of carbon dioxide

System uses a new proprietary solvent that is reportedly slightly more efficient than those used conventionally, requiring less energy and smaller equipment.

Could technology prevent another Samarco?

EnviroSuite says using best practice technology is a critical step in mitigating environmental and associated corporate risks, and in reducing the demands of crisis management that follow incidents with major environmental and community impacts.

Atlas Copco to coordinate EU initiative for Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems

Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB has been named coordinator of the European consortium on Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS). This mining industry initiative is funded by Horizon 2020, the biggest EU research and innovation program ever.

Here’s how lab created diamonds are made

Technological leaps have allowed companies to create large numbers of gem-quality stones inexpensively, but very few know how they are really made.

Shell Canada boss says stay the course on carbon pricing as Quest CCS project exceeds expectations

Royal Dutch Shell, a long-time advocate of pricing carbon, says the strategy needs to be maintained regardless of what happens south of the border.

Versatile new vertical milling technology from IIT

The UK-based International Innovative Milling Technologies Ltd (IIT) has developed new low energy milling technology for a wide range of mineral processing and size reduction applications.

Canada’s Goldcorp to make Borden an all-electric mine

The innovation is expected to eliminate all greenhouse gases associated with the movement of ore and waste rock, equal to 5,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Caterpillar to supply longwall roof supports to CNX Coal Resources mine in Pennsylvania

CNX Coal Resources LP has placed an order for 285 Cat® longwall roof supports destined for use in the Enlow Fork Mine in southwestern Pennsylvania, USA. The mine is one of three in the complex, which produced 20.7 million tonnes (22.8 million tons) in 2015, making it the largest underground coal mining operation in North America.

New metal detection technology strikes gold

The larger coil not only covers more ground in less time but its improved depth detection also helps search for gold previously too deep to detect.

PowerCell has delivered fuel cell stack as Coop in Switzerland launches distribution truck with fuel cell technology

The leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has, together with Swiss Hydrogen, supplied a fuel cell system to Coop in Switzerland when the company launches Switzerland´s first distribution truck with fuel cell technology. The system is built on PowerCell S3.

CAT and Trimble to strengthen mining technology collaboration

As part of the deal, CAT is expected to become the primary sales, marketing, distribution and support channel for Trimble’s Connected Mine platform.

Here’s how Suncor increased productivity, cut incidents with blended training

Suncor experienced a 50% reduction in incidents and a 3.5% productivity increase by training trucks operators using both computer-based and hands-on tools.

Luxembourg shoots for the stars, invests $28 million in Planetary Resources

The funding, which includes direct investment and grants, aims to help the asteroid mining company launch its first commercial prospecting mission by 2020.

Data contained in diamonds could stay there forever too

Scientists say precious stones could have a more practical, equally long-term use one day.

Exploration firms the biggest winners of renewables use in mining — study

Power generation costs could be dramatically reduced by the adoption of semi-portable, flexible solar and wind energy solution, say experts.

A lot more automation, a lot less humans to hit the mining industry

According to a new study, countries where miners are rapidly adopting technologies such as self-driving trucks will be increasingly at risk of reduced socioeconomic benefits from mining.

Caterpillar axes sales forecast, warns factors depressing orders could linger

While quarterly earnings beat analysts expectations, revenue fell short of estimates and CAT also lowered its full-year guidance.

Bringing the benefits of mobile computing to the mining industry

When the word ‘mobile’ is mentioned it most likely invokes an image of a smart phone and, for some, the cellular network infrastructure that enables it.

Caterpillar rally hindered by fresh drop in sales

The world’s largest heavy machinery maker has logged a 18% drop in global sales of machinery for the three-month period ended in September.

Mining robots key to colonizing Mars — Elon Musk

He envisions people living in big glass-carbon fiber domes on the surface, with additional areas mined out below the surface by robots for "industrial" uses.