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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Generation next

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Automation

Generation next

The new generation of intelligent Sandvik mining trucks teams up with the company’s industry-leading AutoMine and ...

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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...

Rocking support drilling

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Crushing and screening

Crushing connectivity

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