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Reality check: augmented and virtual technology in the mining industry
28 June, 2016 | by Julian Turner
Augmented and virtual reality technologies have the potential to improve mine productivity, reduce equipment maintenance costs and protect personnel. So how are Microsoft HoloLens, Occulus Rift...
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MINE digital magazine: Issue 46 27 June, 2016 In this issue: How augmented reality is changing mining practices, tackling corruption in India with technology, turning Zambia’s copper into a goldmine, re-emergence of black lung, Carmichael...

Mining in Zambia: Africa’s safe haven 22 June, 2016 Zambia has long been regarded as the safest place in sub-Saharan Africa in which to invest and operate. It seems set to remain so in the years ahead, despite the headwinds that currently...

Carmichael coal mine: economic potential vs environmental disaster 13 June, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson The Queensland Government has approved mining leases for the highly controversial Carmichael coal mine project set to be constructed in the Galilee Basin, which has prompted huge protests...

Black lung is back and Australia’s lax mining dust rules are to blame 13 June, 2016 The Australian mining industry has been hit by scandal, registering its first cases of black lung disease in 30 years. With prevalence increasing across the world, it seems that safety...

What’s shaping the future of phosphorus? 09 June, 2016 by Heidi Vella Phosphorus is a fundamental component of life and an irreplaceable ingredient in fertilizer. Substantial phosphate reserves are known to exist, but fears over future supply still remain – so...

As the death toll rises, is Russia failing its coal miners? 08 June, 2016 by Taylor Heyman Russia’s coal mining industry is in mourning after a series of methane explosions at a mine near the northern town of Vorkuta claimed 36 lives in February, including six rescue workers....

Eye in the sky: airborne electromagnetic surveying in mining 07 June, 2016 by Elly Earls Airborne electromagnetic surveying is a huge growth area as mining companies seek to de-risk prospects before hunting for funding. Elly Earls joins David Beamish of the British Geological Survey...

May's top stories: Rio Tinto's $5.3bn expansion, ruling for South African miners 07 June, 2016 Rio Tinto proceeded with $5.3bn expansion of Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia, a new ruling in South African allowed miners to sue gold mining companies over deadly diseases, Eldorado Gold to...

Gold prices on the rise: what does this mean for miners? 02 June, 2016 by Taylor Heyman Rising gold prices are providing a ray of light for a mining sector that is struggling to cope with a commodity slump. Australian gold production has risen to a 12-year high as mothballed mines...

The big bang: coordinating the world’s biggest mine blast 01 June, 2016 by Heidi Vella Daunia Open Cut coal mine in Queensland, Australia, recently broke the world record for the largest electronic detonator blast ever, firing a whopping 5,665 detonators in 2,683 blastholes,...

Can Boart Longyear’s TruProbe bring mining exploration into the digital era? 26 May, 2016 by Heidi Vella In 2015 Boart Longyear unveiled the ‘game changing’ TruProbe drilling system. The technology enables the use of gamma geophysical survey sensors inside drill strings to identify previous...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 45 20 May, 2016 In this issue: Integra Gold’s crowdsourced gold rush challenge and the commodity’s performance in the market, a record-breaking mine blast, locating raw mineral resources across Europe,...

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