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This is the most popular of all the TechnoMine sites. We have about 20 technology reviews on this site, ranging in topics from blasting and drilling, to pillars and subsidence. The most recent reviews are Block Caving, Ventilation, and Mine-Induced Seismicity.

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Mining skills not keeping up with technology
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Mining education is not keeping up with technology, says professor Fred Cawood, director of the Wits School of Mining Engineering. He was responding to Moneyweb questions relating to Gold Fields’ CEO Nick Holland’s suggestion that in the mine of the future mechanisation was not only necessary for the industry’s survival, but inevitable. read more »
Technology gives new life to old mines
Monday, October 26, 2015
Sibanye Gold is driving new mining technology hard to unlock more than a million ounces of sterilised gold it could not otherwise mine, extend the lives of its mines and roll out into the platinum mines it is buying. read more »
Maptek teamwork and dedication key to safe rescue mission
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Teamwork, dedication and a commitment to safe practices were key ingredients in the ultimate success of the 2010 San José mine rescue. Maptek is proud to have been part of the monumental effort which culminated on October 14 when all 33 miners were safely above ground. read more »
South Africa’s Gold Miners Turn to Machines to Stay Afloat
Thursday, October 1, 2015
South Africa’s gold-mining companies are facing a question of life or death—and the answer is likely robots. read more »
The role of digitisation in propelling mining firms into a new era
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Mining firms today are facing a barrage of challenges that only a concerted focus on digitisation can address. Across the broad range of ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals, commodity prices remain subdued and are unlikely to enter any new growth cycles in the near future. read more »


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