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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, ...

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...

A quest to coexist

Sustainability

Environment, Health and Safety

A quest to coexist

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

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...

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...

Safer travels

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Services

Safer travels

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology in Australia has turned a near miss into a safer transportation solution for dr...

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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...

Underground upskilling

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Services

Underground upskilling

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

Surprise saviour

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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

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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

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Crushing and screening

The ultimate proving ground

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

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 ...