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Real-time analysis

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Real-time analysis

Sandvik RockPulse marks the evolution of top-hammer drilling technology as it works directly with the rock drill a...

Great expectations

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Great expectations

Safety and production are the main drivers for the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK). At the coal producer’s Tal...

Merit in the Motherland

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Underground drilling

Merit in the Motherland

Record-setting heroes may sound like the stuff of literature, but with the help of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technol...

Tried, tested and true

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Surface drilling

Tried, tested and true

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched an entirely new high-pressure DTH drill rig to complete its offeri...

Forty years young

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Forty years young

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Rammer by updating the rang...

Russian handover

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Russian handover

Handing over equipment to customers has become something of a yearly tradition for Sandvik Mining and Rock Technol...

Matching wits

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Matching wits

In these days of digitalization and automation, understanding R&D for mining equipment manufacturers can be an...

A truck for all reasons

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Loading and hauling

A truck for all reasons

Automated haulage with Sandvik TH540 trucks and AutoMine is expected to save $5.6 million over five years at Hecla...

Excavating excellence

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Underground drilling

Excavating excellence

Czech contractor Metrostav is on track to meet the planned opening of a road tunnel in remote north-western Icelan...

Gold-standard batteries

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Gold-standard batteries

Japanese researchers studying gold ions may have the answer to more energy-efficient batteries.

Automation simplified

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Automation simplified

Designed to improve operator safety, AutoMine Tele-Remote for underground loaders offers users the opportunity to ...

CLEER thinking

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CLEER thinking

The Clean, low-energy, effective, engaged and remediated, or CLEER, project, is intended to help Canadian companie...

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Merit in the Motherland

Stories

Underground drilling

Merit in the Motherland

Record-setting heroes may sound like the stuff of literature, but with the help of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technol...

Tried, tested and true

Stories

Surface drilling

Tried, tested and true

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched an entirely new high-pressure DTH drill rig to complete its offeri...

Excavating excellence

Stories

Underground drilling

Excavating excellence

Czech contractor Metrostav is on track to meet the planned opening of a road tunnel in remote north-western Icelan...

The autonomous navigator

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Automation / Loading and hauling

The autonomous navigator

BAIE-JAMES, QUEBEC. Hecla’s Casa Berardi gold mine has implemented automated underground truck haulage on a dedica...

Process success

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Crushing and screening

Process success

TARKWA, GHANA. Low grades and high ore volumes put pressure on the process plant at Gold Fields’ Tarkwa gold mine,...

Lending a helping hand

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Environment, Health and Safety

Lending a helping hand

PAKYI, GHANA. When a rainstorm devastated a local school in rural Ghana, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology answer...

Coal without constraints

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Mechanical cutting

Coal without constraints

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA. Less than six years into production with a cleanskin workforce, Glencore’s Ulan West u...

Tunnel vision

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Loading and hauling

Tunnel vision

The new Sandvik LH202 narrow-vein loader offers the best payload-to-own-weight ratio of its class for tunnel width...

In with the new

Stories

Underground drilling

In with the new

High-tech tunnelling through two mountains in northern Norway is paving the way for more accurate, productive and ...

Crossover kings

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Surface drilling

Crossover kings

The Ranger series of top-hammer drill rigs for surface drilling has undergone a complete overhaul. The redesigned ...

The face of digitalization

Stories

The face of digitalization

Digitalization is revolutionizing the way industry functions right in front of our eyes. And while its full potent...

Processing excellence

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Crushing and screening

Processing excellence

Building materials company Boral has taken a major step towards being able to “mine anywhere, anytime” at its Deer...

People

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Matching wits

People

Matching wits

In these days of digitalization and automation, understanding R&D for mining equipment manufacturers can be an...

Mountain manager

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Mountain manager

Site manager and engineer Ines Hagspiel wears many hats – only one of them made from reinforced plastic. Her exper...

Around the world in 30 years

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Around the world in 30 years

In September 2010, Kinross acquired the Chirano mine in Ghana. The mine is situated on the Bibiani gold belt, and ...

Industrial captaincy

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Industrial captaincy

Björn Rosengren, President and CEO of Sandvik Group, shares some of his extensive knowledge on the challenges faci...

Trapping CO2

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Trapping CO2

Stuart Hazeldine, professor of carbon capture and storage at the University of Edinburgh, talks about how carbon c...

Master blaster

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Master blaster

For three days in November, Dyno Nobel and Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology conducted the 11th annual Quarry Aca...

Brain trust

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Brain trust

Changes in mining have traditionally moved slowly, but if the industry is to find ways to reverse its “accumulated...

Salt of the earth

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Loading and hauling

Salt of the earth

For the past century, the Bernburg mine has produced salt in the heart of Germany. In fact, salt production can be...

Doctor in the house

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Doctor in the house

The mining sector is currently in a down cycle, the effects of which have miners the world over wondering when com...

Perpetual payoffs

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Perpetual payoffs

With the launch of Abitibi Royalty Search, Abitibi Royalities CEO Ian Ball is looking to gain exposure to ...

For the love of the mine

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For the love of the mine

Rick Howes has seen it all. With 35 years of industry experience, the CEO of Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has held...

Mr Efficiency

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Drilling / Surface drilling

Mr Efficiency

As Section Head of Drilling and Blasting for the mining contractor PAMA at the Jembayan coal mine in Indon...

Big Picture

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Rock star

Rock star

Charging ahead

Charging ahead

Lighting the way

Lighting the way

A marvel in marble

A marvel in marble

Fingal’s cave

Fingal’s cave

Future shining bright

Future shining bright

Insect prospectors

Insect prospectors

Altered states

Altered states

Salty work

Salty work

The great Blondin

The great Blondin

The final frontier

The final frontier

Desert life

Desert life

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Great expectations

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Great expectations

Safety and production are the main drivers for the Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK). At the coal producer’s Tal...

A truck for all reasons

Video

Loading and hauling

A truck for all reasons

Automated haulage with Sandvik TH540 trucks and AutoMine is expected to save $5.6 million over five years at Hecla...

No margin for error

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No margin for error

Low grades and high ore volumes put pressure on the process plant at Gold Fields’ Tarkwa gold mine, one of Ghana’s...

Rural revival

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Rural revival

Sandvik has financed construction of a six-classroom block after a rainstorm devastated a local school in rural Gh...

Scan and deliver

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Scan and deliver

PNC Norge AS is tunnelling through two mountains to develop a road 10 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle in Nor...

Top hammer triumph

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Underground drilling

Top hammer triumph

Rapid development drilling is essential at Peñoles’ Sabinas polymetallic mine in Mexico. The silver-lead-zinc-copp...

Grounded in trust

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Crushing and screening

Grounded in trust

For half a century, building materials company Boral has supplied Melbourne, Australia, with construction material...

Making the grade

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Services

Making the grade

Just four years into production, Klondex Mines’ flagship Fire Creek operation is on track to produce more than 100...

Silent treatment

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Underground drilling

Silent treatment

Tunneling contractor Lemminkäinen Infra Oy is excavating a network of tunnels covering the equivalent area of more...

Ditching diesel

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Underground drilling

Ditching diesel

Goldcorp is developing the world’s first all-electric underground mine in Ontario, Canada, an ambitious project th...

Phosphate prosperity

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Services

Phosphate prosperity

The relationship between Sandvik and Guizhou Kailin Group Co. Ltd stretches back 30 years. The Sandvik 365 service...

Urban undertaking

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Surface drilling

Urban undertaking

Swedish capital Stockholm has undergone many drastic changes over the centuries. Project Slussen is the historic c...

News

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Real-time analysis

News

Real-time analysis

Sandvik RockPulse marks the evolution of top-hammer drilling technology as it works directly with the rock drill a...

Forty years young

News

Forty years young

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Rammer by updating the rang...

Russian handover

News

Russian handover

Handing over equipment to customers has become something of a yearly tradition for Sandvik Mining and Rock Technol...

Gold-standard batteries

News

Gold-standard batteries

Japanese researchers studying gold ions may have the answer to more energy-efficient batteries.

Automation simplified

News

Automation simplified

Designed to improve operator safety, AutoMine Tele-Remote for underground loaders offers users the opportunity to ...

CLEER thinking

News

CLEER thinking

The Clean, low-energy, effective, engaged and remediated, or CLEER, project, is intended to help Canadian companie...

Canadian centenarian

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Canadian centenarian

After opening in 1910, the Dome underground mine in Timmins, Ontario, has yielded more than 67 million ounces of g...

Solutions for a digital future

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Solutions for a digital future

Introducing My Sandvik Insight and My Sandvik Productivity, two new offerings that are a part of My Sandvik digiti...

Smart protection

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Smart protection

Bringing Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headsets to construction and mine sites could help improve emplo...

Analytics drive process improvements

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Analytics drive process improvements

OptiMine Analytics uses data-driven simulations to improve planning and optimize processes.

Thin innovation

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Thin innovation

Whilst graphene is the thinnest and strongest material ever tested, scientists are still discovering more about th...

Jet Park flying high

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Jet Park flying high

A new manufacturing facility in South Africa means that Sandvik can continue to effectively cater for the specific...