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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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Snap Lake had groundwater problems before closure
Sunday, December 06, 2015
The Snap Lake diamond mine in the Canadian north was not only dealing with a downturn in the diamond market prior to a decision last week to shutter it; the mine also had a serious problem with groundwater. read more »
Snap Lake Mine to be put on care and maintenance
Friday, December 04, 2015
The De Beers Group of Companies today announced it has placed its Snap Lake mine on care and maintenance. The decision follows a review of the mine’s operation, particularly in light of current market conditions. 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 »
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 »


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