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Drilling into the data: false environmental reporting in the mining industry
04 March, 2015 | by Julian Turner
Coal company Frasure Creek Mining stands accused of manipulating water pollution reports related to its operations in the US state of Kentucky. We investigate the issue of false reporting...
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Drilling down on data: Sandvik AutoMine drilling system 26 February, 2015 by Adam Leach Being able to transform mining haulage and logistics, automation now has the potential to revolutionise extraction processes. With the AutoMine Drilling system, Sandvik mining is leading the...

The science of materials – developing material models to prevent mine collapse 24 February, 2015 by Heidi Vella A new research project at the University of Adelaide, Australia, hopes to develop a better understanding of the failure of materials in order to better design against material collapse – a...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 30 20 February, 2015 In this issue: Unlocking the potential of Canada’s Ring of Fire, new prospects for tin mining in the UK, the risks and rewards of space exploration, tackling false environmental reporting in...

Improving mine design – Bentley Systems collaborates with industry for better design agility 19 February, 2015 by Heidi Vella For the first time ever Bentley Systems has collaborated with South African-based miners to develop new MineCycle software applications, built to allow decision-making agility. To find out...

Ice cooling takes the heat off at Harmony’s Phakisa gold mine 17 February, 2015 by Dr Gareth Evans Two and a half kilometres below ground, rock temperatures top 50oC, and keeping mines – and miners – cool soon becomes both essential and expensive. Dr Gareth Evans reports on the new approach...

Australia leads on automation safety standards 10 February, 2015 by Adam Leach International Organization for Standardization committee chairman Daniel Roley has been in Australia seeking expert input from experienced mine automation users, such as Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton...

January's top stories: Freeport-McMoRan's $17bn investment in Indonesia 06 February, 2015 by Byomakesh Biswal Freeport-McMoRan plans to spend $17bn on building a copper smelter in East Java, Indonesia, Kansanshi Mines reveals it will not invest $1.5bn in its Solwezi expansion until the Zambian...

Boosting exploration in Canada's Northwest Territories 05 February, 2015 by Chris Lo The Government of the Northwest Territories in Canada is hoping to boost mineral exploration with its new Mining Incentive Program. After several years of flagging investment, NWT Geoscience...

Northern promise: tapping Australia's most under-explored region 03 February, 2015 by Elly Earls The Northern Territory has unparalleled resource potential, but realising it won’t be an easy task. Northern Territory Government’s Scott Perkins and the Mineral Council of Australia’s Drew...

Talking risk and reward with Australia’s Sandfire Resources NL 22 January, 2015 by Laura Walkinshaw Sandfire Resources NL’s recently inked deal to acquire a stake in Tintina Resources marks the company’s second move outside of Australia this year. Mining Technology speaks to MD and CEO...

MINE digital magazine: Issue 29 21 January, 2015 In this issue: Incentives for explorers in Canada’s Northwest Territories, Afghanistan’s mining future, new power automation software from ABB, Glencore’s ambitious investment strategy, the...

The next sea change? Applying geosynthetics in mining 20 January, 2015 Billed as the as the first ever conference to address the use of geosynthetics in mining, Geosynthetics Mining Solutions took place in Vancouver in September. Ross Davies take a look at the...

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