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Not so autonomous: Wifi outage results in driverless truck crash at Fortescue mine

One of the trucks was traveling at low speed and ran into another that was parked at its Christmas Creek iron ore mine in Australia's Pilbara region.

Alrosa exhibits largest pink diamond ever found in Russia

The Russian miner sees encouraging prospects from colourful diamonds, market in which it aims to become the world’s leader.

FLSmidth completes IMP buyout

The company said the acquisition is key to help miners in its portfolio know the ore characteristics within their mines.

SNC-Lavalin issues new profit warning on Latin America mining contract

SNC didn’t identify the project but analysts are pointing the finger at a copper mine run by Codelco, Chile’s state-owned producer.

World’s top uranium miner Cameco in no hurry to resume production

The company says it has seen a significant improvement over the past year, with prices up about 20%, but believes conditions are not where they need to be to restart idled capacity.

Gem Diamonds finds from iconic Lesotho mine drop, shares slump

The company unearthed three of the 15 diamonds over 100 carats it found in 2018 in Q4, but carat recovery dropped by 17% to 29,523 ct in the period.

CEMI looks to South America for innovation partner

The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation and the Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru signed a MOU on February 6.

GE to support the digitalization of ArcelorMittal’s steel plant in Belgium

"Downtime is a billion-dollar problem for the industry as unplanned outages can cause the industry to lose up to 10% of production time a year”

Ford says carmakers may need to invest in cobalt mines soon

Carmakers may have to consider investing directly in cobalt mines in order to secure supply over the next three to five years, according to ord Motor Co. senior manager for energy storage strategy and research Ted Miller.

Firestone Diamonds output down on technical issue at Lesotho mine

The company, which operates the Liqhobong diamond mine in Lesotho, said it recovered 224,947 carats in the three months through December, down from 240,733 carats in the first quarter.

Surprise! robots and trucks have distinct cycles

All manufacturers have peaks and troughs — just at different times.

MICROMINE on show at 2019 SME Annual Conference

MICROMINE is excited to be exhibiting its intuitive mining solutions at the annual SME Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado. The conference is one of the premier events for the mining and metallurgy industry and brings together over 6000 attendees from across the globe including mining leaders, policy makers, investors, technical experts and service providers.

Sandvik introduces a new intelligent loader: Sandvik LH621i for large scale underground production and mine development

The Sandvik LH621i sets the industry standard in the 21 tonnes underground loader range.

Mining businesses vulnerable to cybersecurity risks by failing to secure their Industrial IoT deployments

A network is only secure as its weakest point

Danakali’s potash project could be a game changer for Eritrea — UN

UNDP says the Colluli potash project has the potential to significantly boost Eritrea’s economy and advance the country’s sustainable development agenda.

Rethinking mining strategies among the top-10 global trends to shape 2019

Mining companies now need to determine how to operate in a market that is characterized by rising stakeholder demands, a widening talent gap, as well as dwindling access to key inputs such as energy and water, says Deloitte in its latest annual report.

Flagship Volkswagen plant transforms for EV era

German carmaker will invest 870 million euros ($985 million) by 2020 to develop e-vehicle components, including batteries and charging stations.

FLSmidth to expand Hindalco’s alumina refinery in Odisha, India

The contract was finalised at a recent meeting of Hindalco’s and FLSmidth’s top managements.

Improving tire life

Tire life serves as a pulse for any open pit mine; the stronger the pulse, the healthier the mining activity.

Software updates as vital as machinery servicing

As the New Year begins, leading mining software solutions provider MICROMINE is reminding mining companies to update their software to avoid potential cyber security breaches, data loss, system integration issues and operational downtime in 2019.

World’s top maker of battery cells for EVs to open German plant in 2021

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) plans to produce 60 gigawatt hours by the fifth year of its German plant operations.

Dyno Nobel launches EZshot®, the newest addition to its electronic initiation portfolio

EZshot combines the precision of electronic timing with the ease of the NONEL® shock tube.

Sandvik acquires supplier of Battery Electric Vehicle solutions

Artisan will be a Business Unit in the Load and Haul Division within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.

ABB teams with major mining customer in Poland on new ways to use digital technologies

ABB and Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A. are working together to implement technologies that will improve mining efficiency and worker safety.

Mining meets bauma 2019: let’s produce business

Gathering all international key players, it is the mining industry’s leading platform: bauma. For you to stay on top of things. And get down to business. Are you in?