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Untethered productivity

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Loading and hauling

Untethered productivity

The zero emissions concept increasingly attracts mine operators for obvious reasons: reducing underground emission...

Change agent

Sustainability

Change agent

Launched by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in 2018, the Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehic...

Rocking support drilling

Stories

Underground drilling

Rocking support drilling

As the company’s first battery-powered rock bolter, Sandvik DS412iE extends the zero emissions concept to th...

All in the family

People

All in the family

From trainee truck operator to shift boss and training manager, Arlene Johnston parlayed her love of mining into a...

Parts of the whole plan

Sustainability

Services

Parts of the whole plan

Implementing a sustainable business model involves a complete commitment from any operation that wants to work con...

Irrigation inspiration

Sustainability

Irrigation inspiration

MPUMALANGA PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA. A milestone project using mine-impacted water to irrigate crops has revealed po...

Drilling straight and narrow

News

Underground drilling

Drilling straight and narrow

The Sandvik 2711 class of drills are simple and safer to operate with robust components and provide an excellent p...

Battery powered and loading it

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Loading and hauling

Battery powered and loading it

Kirkland Gold Macassa mine in Canada has received two Artisan A10 electric loaders.

Overburden overachiever

Stories

Surface drilling

Overburden overachiever

MPUMALANGA PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA. A new automation-ready blasthole drill rig is helping a South African coal oper...

The circle of lifecycle

Sustainability

Loading and hauling

The circle of lifecycle

Early in 2019, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology began a collaboration with Lund University’s International Insti...

Data driven accuracy

News

Surface drilling

Data driven accuracy

RedBull Powder Company realized time and cost savings after becoming the first New Zealand drilling and blasting c...

Safety first, safety always

News

Loading and hauling

Safety first, safety always

The new Sandvik LS312 with quick detachment system (QDS) meets the challenges of underground loading and hauling a...

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Untethered productivity

Stories

Loading and hauling

Untethered productivity

The zero emissions concept increasingly attracts mine operators for obvious reasons: reducing underground emission...

Rocking support drilling

Stories

Underground drilling

Rocking support drilling

As the company’s first battery-powered rock bolter, Sandvik DS412iE extends the zero emissions concept to th...

Parts of the whole plan

Sustainability

Services

Parts of the whole plan

Implementing a sustainable business model involves a complete commitment from any operation that wants to work con...

Irrigation inspiration

Sustainability

Irrigation inspiration

MPUMALANGA PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA. A milestone project using mine-impacted water to irrigate crops has revealed po...

Overburden overachiever

Stories

Surface drilling

Overburden overachiever

MPUMALANGA PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA. A new automation-ready blasthole drill rig is helping a South African coal oper...

Keeping it quiet

Stories

Surface drilling

Keeping it quiet

Noise is a constant presence in today’s industrialized world. With regard to rock excavation and processing, the k...

Deep development

Stories

Underground drilling

Deep development

BALYA, TURKEY. One of Sandvik’s latest development jumbos impressed the contractor who trialed it at one of the de...

The total package

Stories

Underground drilling

The total package

While dedicated equipment sometimes has its merits, the trend of the day is to use tunnelling jumbos for many jobs...

A flexible future

Stories

Crushing and screening

A flexible future

WALHALLA, USA. A new dual powered mobile crushing plant has more than doubled aggregate production while improving...

Reopened and ramping up

Stories

Surface drilling

Reopened and ramping up

MINAS DE RÍOTINTO, HUELVA PROVINCE, SPAIN. As Atalaya Mining’s Proyecto Riotinto continues an expansion that will ...

Correct the comminution

Sustainability

Crushing and screening

Correct the comminution

How will an industry that extracts our planet’s raw materials become more sustainable? To make meaningful ch...

Crushing connectivity

Stories

Crushing and screening

Crushing connectivity

Rock processors are under pressure to respond to rising challenges such as climate change, energy consumption and ...

Sustainability

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Change agent

Sustainability

Change agent

Launched by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in 2018, the Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehic...

Parts of the whole plan

Sustainability

Services

Parts of the whole plan

Implementing a sustainable business model involves a complete commitment from any operation that wants to work con...

Irrigation inspiration

Sustainability

Irrigation inspiration

MPUMALANGA PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA. A milestone project using mine-impacted water to irrigate crops has revealed po...

The circle of lifecycle

Sustainability

Loading and hauling

The circle of lifecycle

Early in 2019, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology began a collaboration with Lund University’s International Insti...

Hand in hand

Sustainability

Hand in hand

Is it possible to achieve sustainable business practices, long-term growth and profitability at the same time? Hen...

Partnering to reach sustainability goals

Sustainability

Partnering to reach sustainability goals

Compliance to Sandvik’s code of conduct, requiring more recycling and meeting international safety standards are s...

Become the change you want to see

Sustainability

Become the change you want to see

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology plans to meet its 2030 sustainability goals by embedding them in its normal bus...

Building a greener future

Sustainability

Building a greener future

Halving its CO2 impact has become one of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s most important targets fo...

Correct the comminution

Sustainability

Crushing and screening

Correct the comminution

How will an industry that extracts our planet’s raw materials become more sustainable? To make meaningful ch...

Pillars of sustainability

Sustainability

Environment, Health and Safety

Pillars of sustainability

Modern society’s demand for metals and minerals will continue, as will its insistence that they are sourced sustai...

Sustainable leadership

Sustainability

Environment, Health and Safety

Sustainable leadership

Since taking over as president of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology in April 2019, Henrik Ager has guided his cha...

Gearing up for 2030

Sustainability

Environment, Health and Safety

Gearing up for 2030

For Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, a sustainable business strategy means focusing on a full life-cycle approa...

People

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Change agent

Sustainability

Change agent

Launched by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in 2018, the Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehic...

All in the family

People

All in the family

From trainee truck operator to shift boss and training manager, Arlene Johnston parlayed her love of mining into a...

The circle of lifecycle

Sustainability

Loading and hauling

The circle of lifecycle

Early in 2019, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology began a collaboration with Lund University’s International Insti...

Sustainable leadership

Sustainability

Environment, Health and Safety

Sustainable leadership

Since taking over as president of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology in April 2019, Henrik Ager has guided his cha...

On young shoulders

People

Crushing and screening

On young shoulders

Adam Slusser loves his job. And why not? At 34, the aggregates plant manager of the CEMEX Balcones Quarry in Texas...

Solving the puzzle

People

Solving the puzzle

Demanding production targets and complex conditions mean Agnico Eagle’s underground operations manager Fernando Vi...

Rapid expansion

People

Rapid expansion

With ever-increasing demand for metals from the expanding Indian economy, Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) has transfo...

Improving the air down there

Sustainability

Environment, Health and Safety

Improving the air down there

Creating better air quality in underground mining environments is one of the most pressing issues facing mining co...

A unique asset

People

Automation

A unique asset

Since becoming President and CEO of Canadian miner North American Palladium in 2015, Jim Gallagher has led signifi...

Matching wits

People

Matching wits

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

Mountain manager

People

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

People

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 ...

Big Picture

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More than restored

More than restored

Tunnel building, through the ages

Tunnel building, through the ages

Mining superstitions – Tommyknockers

Mining superstitions – Tommyknockers

A bit of rejuvenation

A bit of rejuvenation

Mining superstitions – Red-haired women

Mining superstitions – Red-haired women

Mining superstitions – El Tio

Mining superstitions – El Tio

Celebrating awesomeness

Celebrating awesomeness

No time to waste

No time to waste

Bust a move

Bust a move

Carat top

Carat top

Smart money

Smart money

Gushing over drills

Gushing over drills

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Newfound flexibility

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Crushing and screening

Newfound flexibility

A new dual powered mobile crushing plant has more than doubled aggregate production while improving product qualit...

Saving face

Video

Crushing and screening

Saving face

A new mobile crushing plant from Sandvik has replaced an aging stationary plant and provided pit design flexibilit...

Hand in hand

Sustainability

Hand in hand

Is it possible to achieve sustainable business practices, long-term growth and profitability at the same time? Hen...

A blessing in disguise

Video

Surface drilling

A blessing in disguise

An unfortunate equipment breakdown proved to be a silver lining for the limestone quarry at Quebec’s newest cement...

The road to automation

Video

Underground drilling

The road to automation

A commitment to automation has helped Boliden’s Tara mine offset a high ratio of development metres to production ...

Basalt betterment

Video

Crushing and screening

Basalt betterment

Basalt production has increased by 20 percent since Vogelsberger Basaltwerk modernized its processing plant by ins...

Crowning achievement

Video

Underground drilling

Crowning achievement

After transitioning from a combined surface and underground operation to a fully underground mine, Agnico Eagle’s ...

From forum to face

Video

Loading and hauling

From forum to face

Mining services provider Barminco operates one of the largest underground fleets in the world. Barminco trialed th...

Aegean endurance

Video

Aegean endurance

Durable surface drills help Esan produce high-quality feldspar and quartz in southwestern Turkey’s Aegean Region.

Connected crushing

Video

Crushing and screening

Connected crushing

Digitalization is improving predictive maintenance and enabling better-informed, fact-based decisions in the sulph...

Byrnecut Australia trials Sandvik LH621i

Video

Loading and hauling

Byrnecut Australia trials Sandvik LH621i

Byrnecut Australia trialed our new Sandvik LH621i loader. Managing director Pat Boniwell praised the loader’s impr...

Great expectations

Video

Great expectations

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

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Drilling straight and narrow

News

Underground drilling

Drilling straight and narrow

The Sandvik 2711 class of drills are simple and safer to operate with robust components and provide an excellent p...

Battery powered and loading it

News

Loading and hauling

Battery powered and loading it

Kirkland Gold Macassa mine in Canada has received two Artisan A10 electric loaders.

Data driven accuracy

News

Surface drilling

Data driven accuracy

RedBull Powder Company realized time and cost savings after becoming the first New Zealand drilling and blasting c...

Safety first, safety always

News

Loading and hauling

Safety first, safety always

The new Sandvik LS312 with quick detachment system (QDS) meets the challenges of underground loading and hauling a...

Performance and peace of mind

News

Performance and peace of mind

With safety, efficiency and performance paramount, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched the new Sandvik...

Dino might

News

Surface drilling

Dino might

The new, upgraded Dino DC410Ri surface top hammer drill rig from Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology offers signifi...

Automating El Teniente

News

Loading and hauling

Automating El Teniente

Continuing Chilean state-owned miner Codelco’s vision of creating the most advanced underground mines in the world...

A bigger, smarter, stronger rotary drill

News

A bigger, smarter, stronger rotary drill

The new Sandvik DR416i rotary blasthole drill is automation-ready and supplies the highest rotational torques and ...

Learn anywhere, anytime

News

Underground drilling

Learn anywhere, anytime

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched a mobile drill rig simulator to help upskill operators where they ...

Connectivity from the cloud

News

Connectivity from the cloud

A new software solution that connects surface drilling equipment monitoring with personnel on one platform helps s...

Commanding intelligence

News

Surface drilling

Commanding intelligence

The new radio remote-controlled Commando DC300Ri is a flexible surface top hammer drill rig that offers intelligen...

Rammer par Excellence

News

Rock tools and systems

Rammer par Excellence

One of the new features of the Rammer Excellence line is the RD3 remote monitoring device, helping to track and mo...