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Knowing the drill

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Automation

Knowing the drill

CENTRAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Byrnecut Australia keeps the dirt moving at Northern Star Resources’ Jundee gold mine, ...

Riding the Rhino

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Underground drilling

Riding the Rhino

With its mobility, quick set-up time and practical safety features, the hyper-efficient TRB-Raise Borers Rhino 100...

A paradigm shift

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Mechanical cutting

A paradigm shift

CRESCENT VALLEY, NEVADA. At Barrick Gold’s iconic Cortez mine, one of the world’s largest roadheaders is steadily ...

esco extracts the eons

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Loading and hauling

esco extracts the eons

BERNBURG, GERMANY. Salt production here dates back to the Middle Ages, when brine was evaporated from open pans. T...

The clean team

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Environment, Health and Safety

The clean team

Awareness continues to grow about the potential health impacts of diesel particulate matter (DPM) and other underg...

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...

A quest to coexist

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Environment, Health and Safety

A quest to coexist

ONTARIO, CANADA. Goldcorp is developing the world’s first all-electric underground mine, an ambitious projec...

Future tech today

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Future tech today

Incorporating new technological concepts into product designs increases their productivity, reduces total cost of ...

System reboot

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Crushing and screening / Services

System reboot

Even as markets recover, the mining and aggregate industries are hard pressed after several years of sinking and v...

Deep dive

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Automation

Deep dive

Thousands of metres below surface in the world’s deepest base-metal mine, an automated loading solution is improvi...

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Ahead of the class

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Underground drilling

Ahead of the class

In response to several current needs and trends in underground mining, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has rela...

Automation transformation

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Automation / Underground drilling

Automation transformation

NAVAN, IRELAND. An automated approach at an unusual orebody is helping Boliden Tara offset declining grades while ...

Productivity leap

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Rock tools and systems

Productivity leap

Sandvik has significant new rock tool product launches in the pipeline for tunnelling and mine development applica...

Potash performance

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Mechanical cutting

Potash performance

ZIELITZ, GERMANY. Equipment efficiency and reliability are crucial at the K+S KALI GmbH Zielitz potash plant, one ...

At the heart of the process

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Crushing and screening

At the heart of the process

BÜDINGEN, GERMANY. Basalt production has increased by 20 percent since Vogelsberger Basaltwerk modernized its proc...

Salt shift

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Mechanical cutting

Salt shift

HEILBRONN, GERMANY. After 120 years of drill-and-blast extraction, one of Western Europe’s largest salt mines tran...

Reliable ground reinforcement

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Underground drilling

Reliable ground reinforcement

CLONCURRY, QUEENSLAND. A safer, easier-to-install ground reinforcement solution has improved cycle times and helpe...

Driving each other to safety

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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 ...

Trust the process

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Crushing and screening

Trust the process

RANCAGUA, CHILE. A top-of-the-line cone crusher solution is helping Codelco keep up with demanding processing volu...

Flexible financing

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Services

Flexible financing

Today’s consumers have creative options other than owning a product for a particular application. The question rem...

Crowning glory

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Underground drilling

Crowning glory

BASASEACHI, MEXICO. At the heart of Mexico’s vast western Sierra Madre mountain range, an award-winning pillar rec...

A brand new fleet for Lady Loretta

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Loading and hauling / Underground drilling

A brand new fleet for Lady Loretta

MOUNT ISA, QUEENSLAND. Automation and equipment monitoring are helping Redpath Australia exceed expectations at Gl...