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Goldcorp and IBM find way to improve predictability for gold mineralization

The companies launched 'IBM Exploration with Watson' in Canada.

Caterpillar steps up game to keep leadership in North America

In the past two years, Cat  has  been  working  on  growing  its  offering,  particularly  in  the  underground  segment,  as  well  as  filling  up  some  gaps  in  terms  of  trucks  sizes.

Canada injects C$5m into Goldcorp’s Borden mine as prize for innovation

Grant supports innovation to cut greenhouse emissions, which the gold miner will do by opening the first underground mine in Canada to replace all diesel mobile equipment with battery electric vehicles.

Caterpillar plummets after flagging tariffs-triggered high material costs

The world's no.1 heavy machinery maker reported third-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ estimates, but said the ongoing trade dispute resulted in $40 million in extra costs for materials in the period.

Canadian space mining developer inks deal with US-based Moon Express

The companies will focus on mining exploration on the lunar surface and expect to pre-test later stage activities, such as excavation and infrastructure buildup.

BGC Engineering’s ADA platform brings $900m mine remediation project to life, in 3D

Federal government uses BCG’s mixed reality technology to provide community with realistic view of arsenic containment work occurring 600 metres below ground.

De Beers steps up hunt for fake diamonds with new detector

The world’s top diamond producer by value has led industry efforts to both verify the authenticity of diamonds and ensure they are not from conflict zones where gems may be used to finance violence.

Luxembourg’s mining-focused Space Agency ready to lift off

Unlike US space agency NASA, Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) will not carry out research or launches. Its purpose is to boost exploration, mining and commercial utilization of resources extracted from near earth objects.

Caterpillar says tariffs will wipe out up to $200M

Demand for mining as well as oil and gas equipment is so strong that the company said it was taking orders for delivery well into 2019.

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.