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Lockheed Martin's wireless mining communication system: cutting wires 18 April, 2012 In mining accidents, quick contact with trapped miners is key, but all too often wired communication systems fail. Elisabeth Fischer talks with Lockheed Martin’s programme manager Warren...

Saving Savuka: 3D modelling to the rescue 12 January, 2012 An underground earthquake and its aftershocks devastated the 4km shaft of AngloGold Ashanti's Savuka mine in 2009. Chris Lo investigates how the company used 3D modelling software in its...

Draining the depths 24 August, 2011 Flooding in mines is both a threat to miners working underground and a hindrance to their operations. Rowan Watt-Pringle catches up with new mine draining technologies and finds out whether...

Ray of Light: Illuminating Underground Operations 04 March, 2011 Underground lighting products have to be resilient and reliable. Michael Schwartz discovers how far lighting products have come and the benefit that they have had on creating healthier, safer...

Pump, Valve and Compressor Technology: Pushing the Mining Market Forward 04 October, 2010 Pump, valve and compressor technology are vital in maintaining high levels of performance for mining operations. Liam Stoker examines the latest technologies on the market....

Mining Lubricants and Wear Protection: Keep Your Mine Operations Flowing 19 August, 2010 Protecting and enhancing mining machinery is essential to maintaining optimum production levels. Liam Stoker explores the lubricant and wear protection available to mining operators to...

CSIRO at the Cutting Edge 11 June, 2010 CSIRO is currently looking to understand exactly what happens when drill bit meets rock face. The research is giving scientists vital information that will guide the design of more efficient...

Mine Trucks of the Future: Bigger, Faster, Smarter 17 November, 2009 Massive trucks at mining operations around the world may soon be replaced by bigger yet lighter, faster and highly computerised vehicles. David Binning hops on board for a...

Fatigue Analysis Software – Reducing the Cost of Equipment in the Mine 27 August, 2009 Fatigue analysis software can breathe new life into assets and save time and money during the design process. But how reliable are the readings? Paul French...

Gently Does It 20 July, 2009 Remote and semi-automated control of loading iron ore bulk carriers could mean safer and more efficient operation. Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation...

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