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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.

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.

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.

Alrosa launches synthetics diamonds detector

The portable machine screens polished diamonds and jewellery, identifying synthetics as well as treated stones.

Scientists closer to producing safer and longer-lasting lithium battery

Using a 3-D layer of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), or silicone, reduces dendrite growth, which makes batteries safer and longer-lasting.

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.

Ready for impact – four tech startups graduate Unearthed Accelerator 2017 at Demo Day

The startups showcased their incredible progress with pitches and live demonstrations of their technologies set to impact mining and oil & gas companies.

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.

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.