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Canadian Arctic readies for world’s largest new diamond mine opening
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Only days after diamond giant De Beers announced it was shutting down its Snap Lake mine in the Northwest Territories, Canada’s Arctic region has received some relieving news, as a new operation in the area, the world’s largest diamond mine, is almost ready to begin production. read more »
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 »
Two Aussie mines start moving all their iron ore with driverless trucks
Monday, October 19, 2015
Mining technology slipped into a higher gear this week with the announcement that the first two mines to start moving all their iron ore using remote-control technology just went online in the Pilbara iron ore belt of Western Australia. 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 »
New technology on mine sites could reduce the number of deaths from collisions
Monday, September 14, 2015
New technology, some of it borrowed from the aviation industry, could make mines safer. That includes GPS systems, radars, eye scanners, and electromagnetic fields. read more »

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