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Sandvik continues Codelco digitalization partnership at El Teniente mine

Sandvik will deliver AutoMine fleet solutions for underground trucks to Codelco’s El Teniente mine in Chile.

Indoor rainforest maker to transform former Australian coal mine

UK-based charity The Eden project has partnered with Alcoa to build a $150 million eco-tourism attraction at the company’s former Anglesea coal mine in Australia.

New JV launched in W. Australia to provide remote optimization consulting service for global industry

A new Australian joint venture named Orway IQ Pty Ltd has been formed between Orway Mineral Consultants and Process IQ Pty Ltd to deliver an online modelling and consulting service for the global mining industry.

Exploring Digital Transformation at APCOM 2019

MICROMINE’s Geobank Product Strategy Manager, Ian Whitehouse, will present on the topic of “Transforming Exploration Data Through Machine Learning” at the prestigious Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM) conference in Wroclaw, Poland in June.

Arkema buys US mining chemical maker for $570m

Purchasing ArrMaz Custom Chemicals Inc. will add a portfolio of defoamers and other so-called surfactants also used in road construction and agrochemicals.

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.

FLSmidth launches digital analysis solution ECS/UptimeGo

FLSmidth has launched a downtime analysis solution designed to increase plant uptime by identifying the causes of plant and equipment failures.

Boart Longyear drills deepest hole in Ghana

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

Australian corporate watchdog goes after Merlin Diamonds

ASIC has for months been probing how Merlin Diamonds has loaned A$13 million of investor money to a private company, AXIS Consultants, which has long been associated with the miner's chairman and his family.

Take control of your water

Mine operators must be conscious of their water use, as well as innovative in how they re-use and handle water.

US equipment makers see Trump tariff hike costing 400,000 jobs

Just after midnight on Friday, the U.S. slapped a 25% tariff on about $200 billion of Chinese goods, up from 10%.

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.

Mining industry leader to tackle regulatory issues, sector stability in British Columbia

Communications expert Michael Goehring takes helm at Mining Association of BC.

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.

Maestro launches Zephyr AQS air monitor

Maestro Digital Mine launched its latest digital IIoT solution, the Zephyr AQS, at the recent CIM convention and trade show.

Sandvik eyes listing of specialty steel business

Materials Technology, Sandvik's specialty steel business, has been seen as a spin-off candidate for many years.

Tesla warns of coming battery minerals shortage

The electric vehicles pioneer is worried about the effects of booming demand for EVs will have on the supply of minerals needed to manufacture rechargeable batteries.

Orica Reaches 100 Million Electronic Detonator Milestone

The 100 millionth Electronic Blasting Systems (EBS) detonator rolled off the production line today, marking a milestone achievement for Orica and the facility which supplies the detonators to customers around the world

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.

Automation overhaul at Matsa’s Spanish copper mines

RCT has finished a major automation project at Matsa Resources’ Aguas Teñidas and Magdalena mines in the Huelva province of Spain.

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.

MICROMINE shining a spotlight on mining tech at Austmine 2019

Mining software solutions provider, MICROMINE, will be front and centre at the upcoming Austmine 2019 mining conference. Product specialists and experts from MICROMINE will be on hand to demonstrate the company’s leading mining software solutions and answer technical questions.