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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.

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.

This truck will help Liebherr become a bigger name in mining

Company is finishing up first field trial for its T 236 diesel electric truck and it expects to have it commercially available by the end of 2018.

This new method for getting gold from e-waste may be just what miners need

Canadian start-up EnviroLeach has created a new environment-friendly chemical process with the potential to transform precious metal extraction in the mining and electronic waste (e-waste) sectors.

Rio Tinto back on track to haul iron ore in driverless trains in 2018

Staff sitting hundreds of km away oversaw successful pilot run.

Canada does not need more oil sands pipelines, report claims

A report by the Centre for International Governance Innovation argues the global push to reduce carbon emissions over the next three decades will reduce the size of future oil markets.

Scientists figure out how to make it rain diamonds

It's the first time the event has been reproduced in a lab environment similar to the one within Neptune and Uranus.

How technology is transforming the mining industry

From day-to-day data management to the prevention of fatalities and injury, innovative technology is transforming the way the mining industry operates.

Caterpillar in search of new CFO as Halverson to retire next year

Brad Halverson has spent nearly three decades with the mining and construction equipment maker.

Caterpillar earnings beat estimates, shares hit five-year high

It now expects adjusted earnings per share to come in at $5, significantly higher than the $3.75 it had forecast just three months ago and almost doubled the $2.90 it had originally projected for the year.

Luxembourg shoots for the stars with fresh space mining deal

The country's ultimate objective is to have its own space mining agency by the end of the year.

Luxembourg becomes first European country to pass space mining law

The bill, approved by a vast majority, defines the conditions companies must fulfill to get a licence for launching a space mining mission.

Bioremediation: the answer to spillage risks in the petrochemical sector

GK-IT Environmental Services, a South African leader in bioremediation and environmental product manufacture, is diversifying from the mining industry to the petrochemical and oil refinery sector.

Tesla's Musk says Model 3 on track, shares rise

Chief Executive Elon Musk said firm is on track to produce 20,000 per month by December.

US Supreme Court rejects New Mexico’s suit against Colorado over mine spill

Court did not provide details about its decision to dismiss the case; it just said most magistrates opposed hearing the lawsuit.

Even with iron ore prices diving, NASA fast tracks mission to $10,000 quadrillion asteroid

If NASA is successful in its mission to 16 Psyche, one of the most massive asteroids found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, humans will have a first ever chance of exploring a world made of iron, not rock or ice.

Power plan to bridge gap between farmers and miners

Remote mining projects in farming areas could soon access baseload electricity from biomass plants powered by straw.

This is KORE Geosystems’ plan to #DisruptMining

The Toronto-based company's solution for data acquisition while drilling received $500K in funding.

New method for cleaning coal could help determine economic viability of coal projects

A new method for cleaning metallurgical coal to verify coal quality for coke making could replace a widely-used chemical-based process leading to a more accurate assessment of the economic viability of coal projects.

Caterpillar soars as first quarter sales jump for first time in over two years

The giant equipment maker's quarterly profit surged past estimates helped by a recovery in most of its end markets.

This firm may make coal’s future a lot brighter

Australia’s Dotz Nano has found a new use for coal that could be a welcome boost to the dying industry, particularly in the US.

Sandvik OptiMine® visualizes the mining process

Sandvik continues to develop and enhance its advanced automation offerings. Transparency of the mining operation has long been a challenge. Sandvik OptiMine® allows you to compare a mine model with the actual layout of your mine and enables continuous improvement in real time.

How Goldcorp’s new COO plans to disrupt the mining industry

Todd White explains the main goals of the company’s digital transformation strategy.