Following in the footsteps of tech firms like Amazon and Google, US mineralogists...
Discovering new mining deposits with big data
Following in the footsteps of tech firms like Amazon and Google, US mineralogists and scientists are experimenting with machine learning and big data to discover new, potentially lucrative mineral deposits. Heidi Vella speaks to the experts from the Deep Carbon Observatory to ask how their research might one day transform mineral exploration.
Black Rock signs deal to supply graphite from Mahenge Mine
Black Rock Mining has signed an offtake agreement for the supply of natural flake graphite from its 100%-owned Mahenge Graphite Mine in Tanzania to Chinese company Heilongjiang Bohao Graphite.
Sizing up Syama: the world’s first fully automated mine
Production is expected to begin later this year at Australia-based Resolute Mining’s Syama mine in Mali which, when operational, is expected to become the world’s first fully automated mine, using technology designed in partnership with Sandvik.
IDM starts underground drilling at Red Mountain project in Canada
IDM Mining has started underground drilling using two core rigs at the 17,125ha Red Mountain Underground Gold Project, which is located west of Stewart, British Columbia, Canada.
Cerro Moro Gold-Silver Mine, Santa Cruz Province
Cerro Moro gold-silver mine is located 70km south-west of the port of Puerto Deseado in Santa Cruz province, Argentina, covering 175km². Extorre Gold Mines (EGM), the owner and operator of the mine, was acquired by Yamana Gold in August 2012.
Digging Dolgellau: can gold mining be revived in North Wales?
Junior mining firm Alba Mineral Resources is starting exploration work in North Wales, in the hope of reviving gold mining operations that have been closed since the 1990s. Alba executive chairman George Frangeskides and technical director Howard Baker discuss the project and the company’s plans to bring commercial production back to the Dolgellau Gold Belt.
How are diamonds mined? A look at the global supply chain
Global diamond production stabilised at 127 million carats in 2016, as miners saw a 20% revenue increase on 2015 figures, according to Bain & Company.
Deepcore Drilling Announce Finalist Nomination for Innovation – Sound Enclosure
Deepcore Drilling are excited to announce our nomination as a finalist (Innovative Mining Solution category) for this year’s Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
Research collaboration launched to boost mineral deposits discovery
A new research collaboration, backed by BHP, South32, Anglo American and Barrick, has been launched in Australia to develop technologies to increase the discovery of new mineral deposits.
Samarco to restart operations with limited capacity in 2020
Samarco, a joint mining venture between Brazilian company Vale and BHP, is expected to restart its operations with limited capacity at the beginning of 2020.
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