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18 January 2019
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ShovelMetrics: Making Process Innovation Easy
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Press Releases

Newcrest Partners with Interlate to Amplify Operational Productivity
Interlate, the productivity specialist in the mining industry, is pleased to announce its newest partnership with Newcrest Mining Limited.

CAA’s 360⁰ Static Eliminator is CE, UL and RoHS Certified
EXAIR's new Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe provides a uniform 360⁰ ionised airstream that clamps around a continuously moving part to eliminate static electricity and contaminants.

PetStar Achieves IDCON World Class Certificate
PetStar receives rating of 78.8 out of 100 in Current Best Practices in Reliability and Maintenance Management.

Is 2019 the Year of the Fabric Shelter?
DomeShelter Australia is seeing a trend in the mining industry worldwide for the use of Container Mounted Fabric Shelters.

Position Partners Awarded Topcon Dealer of the Year 2017-2018
Topcon Positioning Systems’ exclusive Australian distributor, Position Partners, was awarded the top prize for Construction at the recent Topcon Xperience dealer conference held in San Antonio, Texas.


Vale opens artificial intelligence centre in Brazil
International miner Vale has opened an artificial intelligence (AI) centre in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo, which aims to develop AI systems capable of managing a number of logistical operations within the company.

India and Australia sign mining safety agreement
The Indian Government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian state of Queensland to improve mining safety in both countries.

A downward-looking telescope: the future of mineral exploration?
The Australian Academy of Science has proposed what it calls a ‘downward-looking telescope’, a database featuring a range of geological data that could enable miners to predict changes in the Earth’s mineral composition, and direct new exploration projects.

AMCU extends strike to Sibanye-Stillwater’s platinum operations
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has declared that it will begin secondary strike action against Sibanye-Stillwater’s platinum operations following nine weeks of industrial action against the company’s gold projects.

MINE Australia – Issue 3
In this issue: Australia’s new MinEx Cooperative Research Centre, strong forecast for metallurgical coal in Asia, mining the world’s meteor craters, a new downward-looking telescope that identifies strategic minerals, and more.


Yandal Gold Project
The Yandal gold project is a high-grade gold mine being developed approximately 83km from Leinster, Western Australia.

White Mountain Anorthosite Project
White Mountain (Qaqortorsuaq) project is a calcium-rich anorthosite mine being developed in Greenland.

Boonanarring Mineral Sands Project, Perth
The Boonanarring mineral sands project near Perth, Western Australia, is developed by Image Resources.

Minera Los Pelambres
The Los Pelambres deposit, located 200km north of Santiago and 45km east of Salamanca in Choapa Province, was discovered in the 1920s by one of Chilean copper’s founding fathers, William Braden. Antofagasta Holdings started the project in the 1990s, and the mine has become one of the biggest copper mines in the world.

Gunnison Copper Project, Arizona
The Gunnison copper project is located in Cochise county, approximately 65 miles (105km) east of Tucson, Arizona, within the historic Johnson Camp Mining District. The project covers an area of approximately 9,560 acres.

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