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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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 change h...

Underground upskilling

Stories

Services

Underground upskilling

RAJASTHAN, INDIA. Training underground drill rig operators is key to the successful expansion of Hindustan Zinc’s ...

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...

Surprise saviour

Stories

Surface drilling

Surprise saviour

PORT-DANIEL– GASCONS, QUEBEC. An unfortunate equipment breakdown proved to be a silver lining for the limestone qu...

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...

Tech teamwork

Sustainability

Automation

Tech teamwork

For Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, joining forces with respected partners to apply the newest and best in IoT...

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 ...

Solving the puzzle

People

Solving the puzzle

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

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 ...

Stories

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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 ...

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 ...

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 change h...

Underground upskilling

Stories

Services

Underground upskilling

RAJASTHAN, INDIA. Training underground drill rig operators is key to the successful expansion of Hindustan Zinc’s ...

Surprise saviour

Stories

Surface drilling

Surprise saviour

PORT-DANIEL– GASCONS, QUEBEC. An unfortunate equipment breakdown proved to be a silver lining for the limestone qu...

Tech teamwork

Sustainability

Automation

Tech teamwork

For Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, joining forces with respected partners to apply the newest and best in IoT...

Block cave economics

Stories

Loading and hauling

Block cave economics

KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA. An automated loading solution has enabled Canada’s only block cave mine to mitigate mu...

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...

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...

An electric future

Sustainability

Loading and hauling

An electric future

As mining companies around the world seek the best ways to approach their sustainability goals, electrification ha...

Redesigned for the digital age

Sustainability

Automation / Loading and hauling

Redesigned for the digital age

Using customer input and with an eye towards automation, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has updated its flagsh...

The ultimate proving ground

Stories

Crushing and screening

The ultimate proving ground

ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE. Digitalization is improving predictive maintenance and enabling better-informed, fact-based de...

Sustainability

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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 change h...

Tech teamwork

Sustainability

Automation

Tech teamwork

For Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, joining forces with respected partners to apply the newest and best in IoT...

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...

An electric future

Sustainability

Loading and hauling

An electric future

As mining companies around the world seek the best ways to approach their sustainability goals, electrification ha...

Redesigned for the digital age

Sustainability

Automation / Loading and hauling

Redesigned for the digital age

Using customer input and with an eye towards automation, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has updated its flagsh...

Advancing electric solutions

Sustainability

Loading and hauling

Advancing electric solutions

With the acquisition of battery-powered underground equipment manufacturer Artisan, Sandvik Mining and Rock Techno...

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...

Driving each other to safety

Sustainability

Environment, Health and Safety

Driving each other to safety

Dedicated to safe, fair and sustainable mining, the International Council on Mining and Metals is a collaboration ...

Lending a helping hand

Sustainability

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...

Sustainable suppression

Sustainability

Sustainable suppression

Designed to be environmentally sustainable, the new Eclipse fire suppression range is the world’s first fluorine-f...

People

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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...

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...

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 ...

Industrial captaincy

People

Industrial captaincy

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

Trapping CO2

Sustainability

Trapping CO2

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

Master blaster

People

Master blaster

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

Big Picture

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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

Worth its weight

Worth its weight

Jumbo love

Jumbo love

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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...

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

Video

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

Video

Rural revival

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

News

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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...

Advancing electric solutions

Sustainability

Loading and hauling

Advancing electric solutions

With the acquisition of battery-powered underground equipment manufacturer Artisan, Sandvik Mining and Rock Techno...

Robust, efficient, intelligent

News

Robust, efficient, intelligent

Introducing the new Sandvik LH621i loader, the latest addition to the series. Designed with operator comfort, safe...

Leading the journey

News

Leading the journey

More than 200 leaders of the Latin American mining industry met in Santiago, Chile, for Digitalization in Mining –...

A new range of possibilities

News

Surface drilling

A new range of possibilities

The new non-cabin Ranger DXR series surface rigs offer the reliability and large drilling coverage area of the con...

Plate performance

News

Plate performance

Sandvik HX900 wear plates exceed performance expectations for AngloGold Ashanti, producing a 26 times better resul...

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...