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This Month in Mining News Aug 2019

Rajant makes its underground mining move

Drillco Mining, Miller Technology and Epiroc receive Ontario government funding

NRCan invests C$2 million in CMIC’s ongoing energy efficient comminution research

Olympic Dam’s ‘School of Rock’ to grow jobs and skills in South Australia

Nokia & Telefónica to deploy private LTE network at Las Bambas copper mine in Peru

CPC Engineering forms APP JV with leading African groups for comprehensive mining EPC/EPCM offer

Australian Vanadium teams up with Metso for test work

Murray & Roberts reports buoyant market for underground mining services

BGC Contracting gets extension at Atlas Iron’s Mt Webber

NRW gets Rio Tinto Koodaideri prestrip contract

Doppelmayr opens up vertical transport options in underground mining with RopeCon® system

Chinova goes autonomous with RCT at Osborne mine

Engecampo to distribute McLanahan’s mineral processing solutions in Brazil

thyssenkrupp Industrial ships 5,500 t iron ore materials handling system to Baffinland Iro

University of Adelaide consolidates sensor, data analytics, AI and machine learning expertise

Sandvik opens up connections following Newtrax buy

Mobilaris Onboard™ brings high accuracy positioning to underground mines

BMA trials virtual reality to prepare miners underground

RCT deploys ControlMaster at Westgold mine sites

Epiroc expanding its Surface & Exploration Drilling division factory in Örebro

SANY sees coal mining equipment demand up; increases R&D budget for projects like Smart Mine

HySA test facility evaluating potential for hydrogen fuel cells in underground mining

Rajant highlights importance of networks to support real time mine slope stability monitoring

Asiamet MoU with China Nonferrous for BKM copper mine EPCM

CSIRO launches ‘Mixed Reality’ digital twin lab in Melbourne

CNRL reports positive results from testing of oil sands In Pit Extraction Process at Horizon

Western Australia announces new guidance for minesite rehabilitation

Komatsu signs new multi year deal with DHL for importing mining parts into Australia & New Zealand

Mining services major Ausdrill changes name to Perenti to reflect growth and evolution of the business

BHP to decide on first autonomous truck deployment at Goonyella coal mine by end September

National Group’s Wolff Mining partnering with Hastings Deering on Cat autonomous drills deployment

Blockchain innovator MineHub grows its ecosystem with Amphora tech partnership

Sandvik’s fully automated & digitised DL432i leads its newly upgraded underground drill family

MICROMINE’s Australia customers get new bundle subscription offering

CDE preparing to commission phosphate wet processing plant for Centrex

RCT signs MOU with TecWise for supply of automation & control solutions to miners in Brazil

CEMI deal with Gupex to commercialise heat-exchanger tech in underground mining

RMG Copper working with Outotec sees benefits of mineralogy-led advanced simulation

Glencore Canada signs with K2Fly to use its RCubed reserve & resource governance software

Zyfra’s VIST Group on the rapid development of China’s digitalisation & AI market

nanotron partners with Meglab to improve mining productivity and safety

DARPA Subterranean Challenge sending robots to navigate & map in mine tunnels

Oyu Tolgoi opens state of the art Chandmani underground mine control centre

Transense announces iTrack TPMS tie-up with mining tyre giant Bridgestone

Redpath helping Grasberg Block Cave transition from development to full production

Monadelphous to keep Rio’s trains on track

GMG makes first interoperability steps with draft guidelines

Sandvik’s Bjorn Rosengren to take on next challenge as CEO of ABB in 2020

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance, TAFE Queensland & CQUniversity Australia announce new mine autonomy training initiative

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Mine-site ESG Disclosure by Small/Mid-tier Canadian Mining Companies

Among these small and mid-tier companies, sustainability reporting is the exception rather than the norm and there are rarely other established mechanisms to provide site-disaggregated ESG data.

Responsible Mining Index (RMI), has produced a an assessment of mine-site-level ESG disclosure by 12 Toronto-listed small and mid-tier mining companies and their 31 mine sites located across 9 countries. Read more

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Global mining Report on Ontario Mining Industry

Ontario is Canada’s largest producer of commodities with C$9.9 billion of mineral production in 2017. The majors are focusing on extending mine-life though brownfield expansions, and the hunt is on for new world-class deposits, as Toronto-based juniors ramp-up exploration in jurisdictions across the globe.

Parallel to this, Ontario has positioned itself at the forefront of mining innovation, as suppliers, OEMs, and R&D groups are leading a technological revolution towards the digital mine.

Download the Report (.pdf)