New Features information at Mining Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Mining Technology METS Ignited: Australia’s mining technology services sector preps for growth In a bid to grow the A$90m Australian mining equipment, technology and services sector, government-funded initiative METS Ignited has compiled a ten-year industry-led plan to strengthen the sector after some challenging years of limited activity due … Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:41:00 GMT Gold rush: can Ecuador attract $8bn in new mining investment by 2024? Major players including BHP Billiton and Hancock Prospecting are set to sink an estimated $1bn of foreign direct investment into Ecuador’s nascent mining industry this year. Julian Turner finds out what’s in store as companies line up to take advanta… Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT A wealth of opportunity: Wealth Minerals CEO Henk Van Alphen talks lithium in Chile Wealth Minerals is embarking on a new lithium project in the Atacama Salar of Chile. As the energy sector doubles down on renewable technology, demand for lithium-ion batteries is growing exponentially and with Atacama’s famously high-grade resource … Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:06:00 GMT Med Air Africa: Mobile healthcare for the most remote mines Med Air Africa is helping to bring essential medical support to mines in hostile and remote corners of Africa, providing doctors and emergency assistance. Molly Lempriere speaks to the company’s founder to find out what it takes to support miners in … Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:43:00 GMT 2016: The year's biggest Mining Technology stories Richmont Mines received amendments for Ontario mine, and Rio Tinto sold Mount Pleasant thermal coal assets in Australia. wraps-up the key headlines from 2016. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT What now for Caterpillar in the post-Oberhelman era? Caterpillar chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman retires in March, having led the company through arguably the most turbulent period in its 91-year history. Julian Turner assesses his legacy and asks how the world’s leading manufacturer of mining equipme… Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Unshackled: will mining capital flow more freely in 2017? For five years mining companies have been hard pressed to maintain liquidity. But could the capital constraints be loosened in 2017? Nnamdi Anyadike investigates. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT How can mining support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? The International Council on Mining and Metals has released new guidance to the industry on how miners can support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), demonstrating how the council’s ten principles for sustainable mining intersect with the… Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:58:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: Issue 52 In this issue: Raising capital in 2017, Iran’s market post-sanctions, the growth of Canadian junior miners, supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, CAT after Oberhelman’s departure, GE’s digital mine, and more Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:32:00 GMT Mining Iran: endless opportunity, corruption and the Trump question Post-sanctions Iran represents a vast opportunity for foreign investors with an abundance of mineral reserves, including copper and zinc, and many favourable terms for investment. But it’s not without its challenges. Heidi Vella gets the low-down on … Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:53:00 GMT Striking it lucky: what’s behind the growth of Canada’s junior mining industry? Canada’s junior miners have seen a recent surge in market value, but can the sector’s recovery be sustained? Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Switching on to GE’s Digital Mine GE has created a suite of applications that allows for real-time monitoring across a mine’s operations to improve predictive maintenance, mineral recovery and optimisation. Based on open cloud platform Predix, the system known as the Digital Mine pro… Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:02:00 GMT November's top stories: Sheffield Resources forms JV, Kodal Minerals' lithium portfolio Sheffield Resources and Independence Group form joint venture, Kodal Minerals expands lithium portfolio in West Africa. wraps-up the key headlines from November 2016. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tools down: The Philippines turns its back on ‘polluting’ mining industry Since his premiership began in June this year, Rodrigo Duterte’s administration has fiercely targeted the mining industry, suspending mine licences and widely criticising the industry’s environmental practices. A moratorium on all new mines is even i… Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT MIT’s accidental smelting discovery unlocks the potential of antimony The ancient Egyptians used it in black eye make-up and alchemists marvelled at antimony’s semi-metallic properties. Now, a groundbreaking smelting technique could open up new opportunities for antimony, as well as other metals. Nnamdi Anyadike invest… Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:21:00 GMT Namibia: diamonds aren’t forever Namibia is a country with rich natural resources, and President Hage G Geingob is pushing for more foreign investment to help tap them. Speaking recently at an event in New York City, Geingob outlined the country’s plans to provide opportunities to t… Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:15:00 GMT Alphamin works towards a new tin network in the DRC Alphamin Resources took over the Bisie tin mining project in the north-eastern province of Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from Kivu Resources in 2012, and the company is confident it is sitting on the best tin resource in the world. But… Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:48:00 GMT MINE digital magazine: issue 51 In this issue: The Philippines shutting down mining, Namibia’s growth, tin excavation in the DRC, MIT’s smelting discovery, Hexagon increases driver safety, inside the first Hackathon event, and more. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:12:00 GMT Hacking the mining industry Last month in San Francisco, developers, data scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs came together to try to find technological solutions for some of mining’s biggest challenge. The ‘hackathon’ was put on by mining innovation programme Unearthed in … Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:14:00 GMT Tackling mining corruption with tech in India Corruption, fraud and illegal mining are persistent problems for the mining industry in Indian states such as Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. While policing and government reforms can help to tackle these issues, the industry is increasingly turni… Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT