All articles by Daniel Garrun

  1. Talking collision avoidance and advanced mining vehicle technology with Hexagon

    Mining operators are under increasing pressure to identify and exploit new reserves, reduce costs and boost productivity. Are these business…
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    6 Feb
  2. Striking it lucky: what’s behind the growth of Canada’s junior mining industry?

    A recent PwC report found that the market value of Canada’s top 100 junior miners jumped by more than 100%…
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    12 Dec
  3. Black lung is back and Australia’s lax mining dust rules are to blame

    Black lung has long been the scourge of coal mining. Also known as coal workers' pneumoconiosis, the term refers to…
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    12 Jun
  4. Bringing the heat: thermal fragmentation comes of age

    It’s broadly accepted that the mining sector has to find a more sustainable way forward and not just try to…
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    9 May
  5. Bulking up: inside the growth of the global bulk material handling market

    The mining industry’s embracement of technology has long been one of its most defining – and impressive – characteristics. Even…
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    30 Aug
  6. The future for nickel: slow and steady or battery boom?

    It has been a remarkably weak year for the nickel market so far, a combination of the Indonesian bans on…
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    25 Aug
  7. Infographic: Mining vs Minecraft – how do the real and virtual world’s compare?

    Infographic courtesy of 911 Metallurgist  

    23 Oct
  8. Assessing fragile mining environments with consultancy ecologia Environment

    Before even being given the go ahead, all mining projects in sensitive regions of Australia must undergo rigorous environmental assessment…
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    8 Oct
  9. Waratah’s Galilee Coal Project: economic boost or environmental disaster?

    In December 2013, Waratah Coal’s $6.4bn coal and rail project in Queensland was granted federal approval – much to the…
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    15 May
  10. Plasma power: increasing precious metal yields from complex ores

    New radio frequency plasma technology, which heats complex ores to over 8,000 degrees Celsius, freeing up hidden precious metals, could…
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    1 Apr