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MINE is a new digital magazine exploring the latest news and projects, technologies and market developments in the mining industry in an exciting, interactive format.

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In the first issue we get up close and personal with the biggest and best machinery that the mining industry has to offer. With global demand for minerals on the rise we also delve into the world of autonomous systems to see how far we are from seeing the first completely autonomous mine.

The emerging BRICS nations are home to vast natural resources and rapidly growing industry; we find out how huge investment and innovative projects could affect the mining world. We also look at the challenges of mining the Mongolian desert, ask US policy makers how the government is supporting the industry’s efforts to improve health and safety in mines, and find out how a shortage of skilled workers is affecting production capacity Down Under.

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Macro Machines
Industries don’t come much heavier than mining and modern mining machines need to be inbuilt with intelligence as well as brute strength. We check out the best vehicles and most sophisticated technology.
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Going Autonomous
After years of research the mining industry has turned over a new leaf in surface autonomous mining operations. Caterpillar‘s technology manager for global corporate mining Michael Murphy talks about the first autonomous mining system at the new Solomon iron ore mine in Western Australia.
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The world’s emerging nations are becoming a hotbed for innovative projects. We examine the natural resources and investment potential of the countries that are changing the face of the mining world.
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Unlocking the Desert
The Gobi desert, which is one of the most remote places in the world is now the epicentre of the greatest mining boom in years, earning it the nickname of ‘the last frontier’ and ‘Minegolia’. We profile the technologies being used to mine in the desert.
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Summon for Safety
What are governments doing to support mining safety? Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) explains the US Department of Labor’s policies and the lessons that are being learned from recent mining disasters.
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Mined Out?
Being located close to Asia’s emerging economic powerhouses has been a blessing for Australia’s mining industry yet a skills shortage is putting the Australian mining industry’s ability to meet its production commitments in doubt. We investigate the roots of the country’s labour crisis and how it can be solved.
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Project: Bingham Canyon
The Bingham Canyon Mine, near Salt Lake City, Utah, US is one of the world’s largest and most up-to-date integrated copper operations with an output of about 17Mt, which is more than any other mine. We take a look at the project.
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Next issue preview

Mines are filled with danger, but a new generation of safety technology is helping protect the lives of workers. In the next issue we don our hard hats to check out some of the best safety measures the industry has to offer. We also explore the technology behind mobile gas labs and find out how reducing time taken to analyse and test dangerous gas could play a major role in rescue efforts after a disaster.

Moreover, we talk to the developers of the first regulatory-approved post-accident wireless communication system, and find out how AngloGold Ashanti used 3D modelling software in the restoration of the Savuka mine. We also ask experts on both sides of the Atlantic about the minerals that could be mined in the distant and not-so-distant future, and take a look at post-mining soil restoration, in particular a project being conducted with biopolymers in Alaska which aims to breathe new life into barren land.

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